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Part 4: "He bled through the pen"

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It would be a genuinely dark shame if future bipeds, particularly those who visit Portland, were to lose the memory of John Callahan, the talented and tortured cartoonist, musician and author, whose art emerged from a    More
Friday, April 18, 2014 by MARK ZUSMAN

Your Weekly Callahan

Part 2: "I Had A Dream"

How does a quad draw?It's a question many had but few asked of John Callahan, the Portland cartoonist whose work in the pages of WW led to both boycotts and belly laughs. This clip, from the award-winning, one-hour documentary "Touch Me Someplace I Can Feel" answers that ...   More
Friday, April 4, 2014 by MARK ZUSMAN

Your Weekly Callahan

Part 1: "There's Nothing Wrong With Cleaning"


Careful readers of WW know that for 27 years, the irreverent voice of cartoonist John Callahan graced the pages of our paper. 
Until Callahan died in 2010, the quadriplegic, whose disability masked a ferocious work ethic, drew cartoons, made music, created TV shows, wrote books—all with a sadness that was exceeded only by a piercing wit's eagerness to poke at propriety.   More
Monday, March 31, 2014 by MARK ZUSMAN

One Small Step for Man, One Great Leap For The Memory Of John Callahan

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The journey to build an appropriate tribute to John Callahan rolled forward this month with the receipt of a $100,000 challenge grant toward the design and construction of a memorial honoring one of Portland's favorite and most provocative sons.
Last year, we announced the don...   More
Saturday, March 8, 2014 by MARK ZUSMAN

Al Jazeera America Says Portland is Nation's Whitest City


It's no secret that Portland is a largely white city, but is it really the whitest? 
This report from Al Jazeera America claims so.
The numbers are a bit in dispute. The Oregonian's    More
Tuesday, November 26, 2013 by MARK ZUSMAN

Memorializing an Immortal

John Callahan’s friends, fans and family are creating a permanent tribute to the late cartoonist.

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John Callahan is coming back to life.  On Oct. 3, a group of his friends and supporters will kick off a campaign to create a Northwest Portland memorial to the carrot-topped cartoonist, w   More
Wednesday, October 2, 2013 MARK ZUSMAN

Is Oregon's GOP Dead, Or Just On Life Support?

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Last week, we sat down with Tim Hibbitts, the dean of Oregon pollsters, to get a briefing on the election. We have already run clips of that interview in which he talked about the level of support in Oregon for gay marriage and the    More
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 by MARK ZUSMAN

The Unraveling of Jefferson Smith's Campaign

Tim Hibbitts, one of Oregon's premier pollsters, was in our office last week sharing his thoughts about the election. Last Friday, we ran a clip in which he discussed gay marriage in Oregon and his thoughts about the decision not to push forward with an initiative in 2012.&nbsp...   More
Monday, November 12, 2012 by MARK ZUSMAN

John Gray, the Quiet Lion, Dies at 93


The pantheon of noble Oregonians made room for another entrant last week with the passing of John Gray. You can be excused for not recognizing the name: Gray, who died at 93, had faded in recent years from the news, and his death was initially treated in a way that understated his enormous contributions in shaping the modern identity of this state and in guiding and supporting many of ...   More
Tuesday, October 23, 2012 by MARK ZUSMAN

Stanley Kubrick on Fluoride


Don't read any further if you think this item will include any useful information on the fluoridation debate. 
But with the apparent successful effort by a number of Portlanders to put the issue of fluoridating our water on the ballot, we thought it might b...   More
Wednesday, October 17, 2012 by MARK ZUSMAN
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