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Dave Goelz

Practicing Gonzo journalism with a master of Muppets.


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Dave Goelz has been inside a Skeksi, been seen eye-to-crotch with Steve Martin and danced with chickens and cheese. Beginning in 1973, when he was just 26 years old, Goelz joined Jim Henson in craftin ...   More
 
Wednesday, April 29, 2009 AP Kryza, Aaron Mesh

Käthe Kollwitz

The Guerrilla Girls fight art world discrimination with gorilla masks and jokes.


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Conceptual artist and activist “Käthe Kollwitz” found out long ago that the best way to get people to listen to you is to wear a mask and crack a joke. That’s exactly what her l ...   More
 
Wednesday, April 22, 2009 KELLY CLARKE

Steve Fraser

This Wall Street historian’s advice when it comes to our boulevard of broken schemes? Regulate—or just don’t look.


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Many of us were shocked when Wall Street collapsed faster than futures in pager sales. Steve Fraser certainly wasn’t. The 63-year-old historian—who’s speaking Wednesday, April 15, i ...   More
 
Wednesday, April 15, 2009 HENRY STERN

Sylvie Tarpinian

Dishing pageant secrets and teaching Miss Oregon how to play pinball.


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Does anyone even watch the Miss USA pageant anymore? Ogling perfectly turned-out girls in identical swimsuits can seem a little démodé, especially when you can watch girls with bigger ha ...   More
 
Wednesday, April 8, 2009 Adrienne So

Storm Large

Portland’s “first lady” on her new solo show, Sam Adams and being too dirty for David Bowie.


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In the seven years since 6-foot singer Storm Large started performing at Dante’s with her band, the Balls, she has appeared twice on the cover of this paper, been a contestant in the CBS reality ...   More
 
Wednesday, April 1, 2009 BEN WATERHOUSE

Jeffrey Lewis

A folk-singing Watchmen expert comes to terms with the movie—and its tragic lack of squid.


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Jeffrey Lewis has always aced his Rorschach tests. Sure, all eyes are now trained on Watchmen, the movie adaptation of writer Alan Moore and artist Dave Gibbons’ massive 1986-87 comic-book serie ...   More
 
Wednesday, March 4, 2009 AARON MESH

Andy Ricker and Kurt Huffman

We grill the guys behind Ping, Chinatown’s most anticipated restaurant.


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Andy Ricker opened a takeout shack with a funny name in 2005 with the simple goal of introducing Portlanders to the excellent street food he’d eaten during his travels in Thailand, Cambodia and ...   More
 
Wednesday, February 25, 2009 BEN WATERHOUSE

Ed Tick

The U.S. sends our troops to war, this psychotherapist takes them back to heal.


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Ed Tick doesn’t lack for work. A clinical psychotherapist and author based in Albany, N.Y., who has treated survivors of wars and other global horrors for three decades, Tick obviously has plent ...   More
 
Wednesday, February 18, 2009 HENRY STERN

Jeana Frazzini

Basic Rights Oregon head can’t stand the lie, not the liar.


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Basic Rights Oregon executive director Jeana Frazzini agreed a couple weeks back to visit our office on Jan. 22 so we could chat about her group’s legislative agenda to advance gay rights. Needl ...   More
 
Wednesday, January 28, 2009 HENRY STERN

Bob Tiernan

Oregon’s GOP chairman on the business of being a Republican and why gay, agnostic Portlanders should vote for Republicans.


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For somebody who just got chosen for a brutal job—turning around the Republican Party in Oregon—Bob Tiernan was in a pretty damn good mood last week. Some might wonder why Tiernan laughed ...   More
 
Wednesday, January 21, 2009 HENRY STERN
 

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