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Deconstructing Zoe

One man's search for the key to a young Portland writer's success.

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1 October 2003. Wednesday10:30PM I just got back from Powell's, where Portland superauthor wunderkind Zoe Trope played to a packed crowd. The reading was the 17-year-old's first public appearance ...   More
Wednesday, October 22, 2003 Taylor Clark

Disc Man

In a new international space race, one Portlander thinks he has the answers.

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The X Prize space race is serious business.Modeled after the famed 1927 competition that sent a young Charles Lindbergh on the first solo transatlantic flight in history, the contest challenges the ...   More
Wednesday, October 8, 2003 Taylor Clark

Moose Droppings

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As Portland's top cop, Charles Moose never pretended to be a master wordsmith--or even a competent one, really--which makes the idea of an entire Moose-penned book a risky one from the start. But ...   More
Wednesday, September 24, 2003 Taylor Clark

A Friend in the Business

Reservoir advocates accuse Portland's Water Bureau of playing favorites.

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When it comes to the city's hundred-million-dollar plan to cover and bury the Mount Tabor and Washington Park open water reservoirs, there's only one name that you need to remember: Montgomery Wat ...   More
Wednesday, September 10, 2003 Taylor Clark

Hydro Hogs III

Who's using more than their fair share of water? Glad you asked.

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Water. Practical, ubiquitous, cheap. The Volkswagen Beetle of the liquid world.From our ever-burgeoning clouds to our rushing rivers, Portland sees a lot of the stuff, and over time we've come to be ...   More
Wednesday, August 27, 2003 Taylor Clark


Downtown residents and city officials get ready for a rumble in the Park Blocks.

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Leather sales are through the roof and elderly downtown denizens are getting agitated, which can mean one of two things: It's either Senior Discount Day at Spartacus, or the Harleys are rolling in ...   More
Wednesday, August 13, 2003 Taylor Clark

KBOO Rallies Around Host

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The songs say that when Irish hearts are happy, all the world seems bright and gay, but since WW revealed that KBOO radio personality Maire Cullen isn't the Emerald Islander she claims to be, some ...   More
Wednesday, August 6, 2003 Taylor Clark


Portland's fervent weblogging subculture gathers for a face-to-face meetup.

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On the sidewalk outside Rocco's Pizza, they shuffle about uneasily, darting quick glances at each other, too timid to speak. Many of them know the most intimate and banal details about one another ...   More
Wednesday, July 30, 2003 Taylor Clark

BARK for Joy

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The William Wegman dog-bowl fountain, anchored on the North Park Blocks, is a unique blip on Portland's cultural radar screen--a hydration haven for dogs from all walks of life. But for the past f ...   More
Wednesday, July 23, 2003 Taylor Clark

The Marionettes' REVENGE

Did puppetmaster Michael Curry pull strings to stall a union drive?

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He has crafted giant mythological sea creatures, packed people into vegetable costumes and forged an army of mannequins. Now, celebrated Scappoose puppetmaster Michael Curry stands accused of trea ...   More
Wednesday, July 23, 2003 Taylor Clark
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