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Gus Among Us: Jon Raymond

We asked four Portlanders for their perspectives on Gus Van Sant. Here’s what they said.


Movie Reviews & Stories
JON RAYMOND, Author I first laid eyes on Gus Van Sant sometime around 1990. It was at the Clinton Street Theater, and he was screening Mala Noche in the lead-up to the release of My Own Private Idaho   More
 
Wednesday, December 26, 2012 WW Staff

The Best Things I Saw This Year 2012

Forget about a Top 10 list. Here are three Top Threes.


Movie Reviews & Stories
2012 has been a busy year on the WW film beat. In April, after five years at the helm, Aaron Mesh moved to the news desk. Matthew Singer replaced him until October, when he became music editor a   More
 
Wednesday, December 26, 2012 WW Staff

The Top 10 Stories of 2012

The news you read the most on wweek.com.


News Stories
Face facts, readers: You wanted to read about lurid four-star hotel sex and awkward death, Bart Simpson and Doctor Who—not to mention a winningly surly football coach and an election-year smear    More
 
Wednesday, December 26, 2012 WW Staff

The Best Thing I Read This Year 2012

As told by WW editors and local authors.


Books
Flight Behavior, by Barbara Kingsolver. This novel is such a good read, funny, generous, unpredictable, that it took me a while to realize how stunningly intelligent and brave it is. It talks ab   More
 
Wednesday, December 26, 2012 WW Staff

Christmas Style

A green and red mess of Portland’s tastiest tamales.


Food Reviews & Stories
If you want great tamales this Christmas, you have to head south. Not too far south—just to Milwaukie’s pint-size Casa de Tamales, a shop with walls packed with gewgaws including a marlin, fra   More
 
Wednesday, December 19, 2012 WW Staff

Santa’s Beered

Drinking the 12 beers of Christmas.


Drank
Santa sees you when you’re sleeping, awake and even when you’re buying beer. The old man has the coolers covered, showing up in early October and hanging around until the new year. It seems    More
 
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 WW Staff

Toast 'N' Roast

Why Portland streets smell like burnt toast and how to fix it.


Food Reviews & Stories
Portlanders are not actually terrible at making toast. That smell of burning breakfast that lands heavy on our streets, especially on wet days, isn’t bread-based—it’s smoke from a small co   More
 
Wednesday, November 21, 2012 WW Staff

Klatch of 2012

Our favorite new Portland coffee shops.


Food Reviews & Stories
In the process of putting together this year’s coffee issue, we visited a coffee shop that delivers only by bike, a coffee shop in a bike store, a coffee shop in a motorcycle store, and a coffee   More
 
Wednesday, November 21, 2012 WW Staff

Give!Guide 2012

Willamette Week's annual guide to nonprofit giving

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As another year comes to a close, we'd like to invite you to visit the website of Willamette Week's Give!Guide 2012 to read about, and donate to, the deserving local nonprofits featured there.
Founded in 2004, WW’s Give!Guide has one overarching mission: To instill the annual-giving habit in Portlanders under the age o...   More
 
Friday, November 9, 2012 by WW Staff

“Let’s Just Let It Ride”

Portland author Peter Ames Carlin’s new biography reveals the darkness at the edge of Bruce Springsteen.


Cover Story
Portland author Peter Ames Carlin had stalked pop music giants before. Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys allowed Carlin into his strange but creative...   More
 
Wednesday, November 7, 2012 WW Staff
 

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