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State of the Union 2007: Save Us, Dikembe!




It took over a half-hour of waiting, but finally President Bush unleashed his answer to all the Democrat lob shots: Dikembe Freakin' Mutombo!

Yes, Dikembe Mutombo Mpolondo Mukamba Jean Jacque Wamutombo [Dike, for short], the 7-feet-2-inch, 230-pound NBA center, now stands to defe...   More
 
Wednesday, January 24, 2007 by Bradley Campbell

The Running Man

Fans of an obscure video blogger take a UO student on a roundtrip cross-country relay.


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Laura Bartko was ready, with a little yellow ducky button in hand. The OHSU student volunteered to anchor the final leg of a relay that took Luke Vaughn—the human baton—to New York and bac ...   More
 
Wednesday, January 10, 2007 Bradley Campbell

BikeCraft II lands at City Hall


Put some holiday fun between your legs and pedal on down to City Hall this Thursday for BikeCraft II, the craftastic bike bazaar organized by Portland's pre-eminent bike-knowlogist, Jonathan Maus of bikeportland.org. (You can drive th...   More
 
Wednesday, December 6, 2006 by Bradley Campbell

Outdoors


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Love PanelsBicycling doesn't have to be about spandex, bright colors and abnormally high levels of testosterone. All you need are two wheels and nice headwear. Local bicycle- and unicycle-rider Shaun ...   More
 
Wednesday, December 6, 2006 Bradley Campbell

Pets


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JuxtapurrrsitionSomeone put a hamburger on a cat and took a picture. It became part of the book Stuff on My Cat ($10, Powell's City of Books, 1005 W Burnside St., 288-4651). A book with pictures of st ...   More
 
Wednesday, December 6, 2006 Bradley Campbell

My Stadium is Bigger than Yours: A Cautionary Note for Duck and Beaver Fans


Dear Boss, Beaver Nation and the Ducks,

As a proud alumni and supporter of the Fighting Lutherans of Pacific Lutheran University, I am not only confused by the importance of the Civil War, but puzzled by its aftermath. W...   More
 
Thursday, November 30, 2006 by Bradley Campbell

Let's Stalk Turkey

We sent our young intern into the woods with a shotgun, with the hope he'd shoot us a Thanksgiving bird.


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Thankgiving is all about the bird. But wild-turkey hunting is all about the poop. A couple of wet Sunday mornings ago I skirted a meadow, shotgun ready, to search for the elongated, J-shaped turds of ...   More
 
Wednesday, November 22, 2006 Bradley Campbell

Outdoors


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gimme Outdoors BY BRADLEY CAMPBELL bcampbell@wweek.comSealed With ApprovalBigfoot frequents the Olympic National Park. He's a white-bearded veteran who bathes nude in the Sol Duc Hot Springs, and he s ...   More
 
Wednesday, November 22, 2006 Bradley Campbell

Furnishings


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A Perfectly Small GentlemanMen dressed as beefeaters open doors to the Heathman Hotel. Most are 6 feet tall and require tips. At a mere 7.5 inches and with a body of stainless steel, James the Doorman ...   More
 
Wednesday, November 22, 2006 Bradley Campbell

Pets


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Give a Dog a BonerOstriches can run at a speed of 40 mph for a quarter-mile. If Smoked Ostrich Bones ($15, Green Dog Pet Supply, 4605 NE Fremont St., 528-1800) gain in popularity, they might have to r ...   More
 
Wednesday, November 22, 2006 Bradley Campbell
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