The nice weather got me thinking: Is
there a local upside to climate change? If the weather changes
everywhere, some places are bound to improve—why not us? I’m willing to
sacrifice a few po
If overpopulation is a concern, why have cellphone driving laws?
Recently you wrote about the lives saved by the
hands-free cellphone law. Since we’re overpopulating and running out of
resources, shouldn’t we stop trying to reduce deaths with laws like
Like you, I’m a big fan of natural disasters. I’m
especially keen on that volcanic time bomb, Mount Hood. Will it erupt?
How soon? And how many souls will I be able to harvest when it does?&nb
Does Portland really have a brown recluse spider problem?
My roommate claims Portland is full of deadly brown
recluse spiders. I say the brown recluse menace is overstated. I also
think he’s using said menace as an excuse not to clean the basement.
Illustrations by Hawk Krall
The scummiest election season, like, ever, is in full
swing and the level of American civil discourse is at an all-time low
(slut-shaming, anyone?). It seems like it
Are hipsters to blame for Oregon’s high unemployment rate?
Would I be wrong in assuming that Oregon’s high
unemployment rate has been brought on by hip, jobless twentysomethings
who move to Portland to embrace a bohemian lifestyle supported by Oregon
Now that our trash is picked up biweekly, I find myself
tempted to toss questionable items into the recycling bin, even though
they don’t belong there. Of course, I’d never actually do this—