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It’s All About...Returns

Picture this: You’re sitting there on Christmas morning. Your stomach is chock full of leftover booze and three cups of high-octane caffeine—all on about four hours of sleep. The only thin ...   More
Wednesday, December 24, 2008 Laura Shinn

It’s All About... Deckin’ The Halls

Admit it: For the majority of the year, you’ve been bitch-slapping your inner Martha Stewart into submission. But y’all, it’s halfway through December. Dig out the tinsel and the glu ...   More
Wednesday, December 17, 2008 Laura Shinn

It’s All About...Virgins

Many of you may not know it, but Friday is a national holiday for our friends south of that 2,000-mile patchwork fence: Día de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe. This celebrates that one time ...   More
Wednesday, December 10, 2008 Laura Shinn

It’s All About...Getting Pretty

It’s December. What do we do in December? Aside from all that uselessly stressful “shopping” for “presents” and doing daily calculations for the correct amount of layers ...   More
Wednesday, December 3, 2008 Laura Shinn

It’s All About...Staying Warm

Look outside that window of yours. See that? It’s called gray: the sweet, sweet hue of the Oregon sky. Winter is here, people! Tomorrow is Thanksgiving…but in America, the word “hol ...   More
Wednesday, November 26, 2008 Laura Shinn

It's All About...Kitchen Skillz

Let’s discuss: Thanksgiving is one week away. For some of us, the meal is magically beamed to the table via unknown forces, and we proceed to stuff ourselves full of tryptophan-laden delicacies. ...   More
Wednesday, November 19, 2008 Laura Shinn

It’s All About…Being Poor

So, now the election’s over. Thank Jebus. At least we can unclench our collective butt cheeks. Unfortunately, our economy is still as sick as an octogenarian with shingles. We can’t ride t ...   More
Wednesday, November 12, 2008 Laura Shinn

UPDATED (with Video): On the "Cat" Walk

By Laura Shinn
Photos by Tyler Bjerke

PDX's Northwest industrial district was hoppin' last night for DoveLewis' Boutiques Unleashed fashion show, an event benefiting the pet hospital's Pet Loss Support Program. It wa...   More
Friday, March 14, 2008 by Laura Shinn

More Than A Stat

Remembering Portland’s 24th homicide victim of 2007.

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Charles Daniel Callaway became Portland’s 24th homicide victim of the year last Friday night when he was shot multiple times in his North Portland home, possibly after interrupting a burglary. B ...   More
Wednesday, November 21, 2007 Laura Shinn

Portland Fashion Week #6: Weeeeeee-Waaaaauuugh

Or, an open letter to Night 6 Designers.
By Laura Shinn.

Photos by Amaren Colosi.

Do you know what kind of sound Weeeee-Waaaaaugh is? It's SNL's Debbie Downer sound, and that's the sound that PFW made Wednesday night. With such a great couple of days, why end with a whimper? Why not end with a bang?

The night commenced with Habitude, which wasn't...   More
Friday, October 26, 2007 by Laura Shinn
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