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Skin Of A Different Color

Not every skinhead in Portland this weekend was a white supremacist.

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A rally Saturday to protest Hammerfest 2007 may have surprised some folks not expecting to see young men with shaved heads, combat boots and bomber jackets among the 150 people protesting the white-su ...   More
Wednesday, October 10, 2007 MARY CHRISTMAS

Hammerfest Update: Nazi skinhead locations revealed

This Saturday afternoon in Portland's southeast Lents Park, anti-racist activists held a rally in response to the gathering of white-power skinheads (and their hardcore bands) known as Hammerfest 2007. (See this week's WW story</...   More
Sunday, October 7, 2007 by MARY CHRISTMAS

Competitive Yoga shakes up Portland

Bikram Choudhury, pioneer of the sweaty style of hot yoga that shares his name, is primarily known in yoga circles as the man with the gold chains, multiple Rolls Royces, and penchant for suing Bikram studio owners who fail to pay him licensing fees. Not what you'd call a good reputation. Lately, Choudhury and...   More
Sunday, November 12, 2006 by MARY CHRISTMAS

Pole Bearers

The family behind Mary's Club says goodbye to its patriarch.

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Last Friday at New Hope Community Church in Clackamas, a crowd gathered to mourn local businessman Roy Keller, who died Sunday, July 9, at age 90. Seated before a stage laden with elaborate flower arr ...   More
Wednesday, July 19, 2006 MARY CHRISTMAS

Sage Against The Machine

Noah Levine brings punk Buddhism to Portland's hinterlands.

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"Getting into Straight Edge probably saved my life," writes Noah Levine somewhere toward the middle of his 2003 memoir, Dharma Punx. He's referring to the hardcore punk movement sired by bands such as ...   More
Wednesday, May 31, 2006 MARY CHRISTMAS

7 Days For Ladies Gay

Gals, your lesbian weekly datebook, packed with dance parties, sauna soaks and taco "munches," has arrived. And your het friends are invited, too.

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It's no news that Portland has been attracting hordes of "young creatives" lately. Over the past few years, an influx of artists, musicians and crusty, bicycle-obsessed punks has broadcast the city's ...   More
Wednesday, February 22, 2006 MARY CHRISTMAS
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