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Anthony Brandt The Man Who Ate His Boots

To boldly go where no scurvy-ridden, candle-eating man has gone before.


Books
Don’t be misled by the catchy title of The Man Who Ate His Boots: The Tragic History of the Search for the Northwest Passage (Alfred A. Knopf, 441 pages, $28.95). The book is far from a biograph ...   More
 
Wednesday, March 10, 2010 HENRY STERN

Cheap Eats 2010


Food Reviews & Stories
China and Vietnam may be historic Asian rivals, but their cuisines meet for a happy rapprochement at this restaurant in a Hollywood District strip mall. The combination appetizer platter ($9.50) of barbecue pork, spring rolls, fried shrimp and won tons plus pot stickers is a guilty-pleasure plate of   More
 
Wednesday, March 10, 2010 HENRY STERN

Cheap Eats 2010


Food Reviews & Stories
This Sandy Boulevard hole in the wall is so small you can see the cleaver pounding the meat and hear it above the din of a busy Friday-night takeout crowd getting its orders shouted by the cashier. The result of all that pounding? Tender servings of chicken for the succulent grilled chicken ($6.90),   More
 
Wednesday, March 10, 2010 HENRY STERN

Cheap Eats 2010


Food Reviews & Stories
This eatery in the Cully neighborhood draws a clientele that dates to when the earth cooled. And wisdom must come with all those gray hairs, because this is a very solid place to grab an inexpensive and tasty breakfast or lunch. The breakfast basics are all there in plentiful servings: Special kudos   More
 
Wednesday, March 10, 2010 HENRY STERN

Love Of Labor

Bill Bradbury needs big unions’ help.


News Stories
By most any measure, ex-Gov. John Kitzhaber has a wide lead over former Secretary of State Bill Bradbury in Oregon’s Democratic gubernatorial primary. There’s the conventional barometer of ...   More
 
Wednesday, February 24, 2010 HENRY STERN

Prescott Cafe


Food Reviews & Stories
This longtime eatery in the Cully neighborhood draws a clientele that dates to when the earth cooled. And wisdom must come with all those gray hairs, because this is a very solid place to grab an inex ...   More
 
Wednesday, February 17, 2010 HENRY STERN

A Ducked-Up Day

I nearly killed a middle-aged woman in Pasadena, and 11 other things I’ll always remember about the 2010 Rose Bowl.


Featured Stories
PASADENA, Calif.— When I boarded my early-morning LAX-to-Portland flight with dozens of other subdued Ducks fans the day after Ohio State beat Oregon 26-17 in the Rose Bowl, I was disappointed b ...   More
 
Wednesday, January 6, 2010 HENRY STERN

Lester Brown

Why this prominent environmentalist thinks the Copenhagen Conference is “probably obsolete.”


Q & A
Next month’s global climate conference in Copenhagen does not lack for dire warnings from environmentalists about what failure would mean for the world. For example, Bill McKibben (“Q&A,&r ...   More
 
Wednesday, November 18, 2009 HENRY STERN

The Maine Event

What elections elsewhere might mean for same-sex marriage here.


News Stories
Last week Maine joined Oregon as one of 31 states where residents have voted to ban same-sex marriage. That didn’t stop Basic Rights Oregon from starting its campaign to ask Oregon voters in 201 ...   More
 
Wednesday, November 11, 2009 HENRY STERN

The Daily Show

Can a new publisher reverse the slide at The Oregonian?


News Stories
N. Christian Anderson III began his job this week as publisher of The Oregonian at one of the more harrowing times in the daily’s 159-year history. Like most newspapers, The O has been devastate ...   More
 
Wednesday, November 4, 2009 HENRY STERN
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