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My breakfast with Gunther (aka: "The Plastinator")

A report from Body Worlds 3 at OMSI
If Clint Eastwood were a multi-millionaire German anatomist with a yen for injecting dead people with plastic, he might look something like Dr. Gunther von Hagens.

With his s...   More
Thursday, June 7, 2007 by Lance Kramer

Wild kingdom

Dr. Jonathan Balcombe thinks animals just wanna have fun—and get high and get laid.

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Here are four things about animals you probably didn’t know:1. Bats like to perform cunnilingus.2. Orangutans build tools for masturbation.3. Bees get drunk on fermented apples.4. Dolphins have ...   More
Wednesday, May 9, 2007 Lance Kramer

Vacancy: Richie Tenenbaum Battles the Sadistic Serial Killers

Luke Wilson: stick to what you do best.

Vacancy, directed by a guy from Budapest named Nimrod Antal (seriously), is a balls-out terrible movie. And it's painful to watch a good comic actor like Wilson in a shitty horror movie—where he seems lost and confused, like the child who wand...   More
Friday, April 20, 2007 by Lance Kramer

Logan Kleier

Frustrated with the city's free wireless? Portland's wi-fi man explains why you should be patient.

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Logan Kleier is Portland's official wi-fi guy. Kleier manages the ambitious "Unwire Portland" project, which aims to offer free wireless Internet access to 95 percent of the city by mid-2008. The ne ...   More
Wednesday, March 28, 2007 Lance Kramer

Lisa Shannon

How can a Portland woman help women and kids in war-torn Congo?

Q & A
Three years ago, Northeast Portland resident Lisa Shannon says she couldn't even "pick out Congo on a map." Then, while home sick one afternoon, Shannon (pictured, right) watched an Oprah episode foc ...   More
Wednesday, March 21, 2007 Lance Kramer

UFO's in PDX! Oh No!

For your daily dose of flying saucer goodness, check out this recent Portland extra terrestrial sighting caught on tape:

Here's the background on the "UFO Over Portland, OR" video, posted by "frankwj"

"Just got home from work looked up in the sky,noticed a ...   More
Thursday, March 15, 2007 by Lance Kramer

UPDATE: "Relatively Dangerous"

For today's article, "Relatively Dangerous", a representative from Farmers Insurance Group was not available for comment before press time yesterday.

However, this morning, Jerry Davies, Director of Media Relations for Farme...   More
Wednesday, March 7, 2007 by Lance Kramer

Kiss My Wi-fi, Starbucks

About three weeks ago, early in the morning, some small-time crooks jammed up door locks with superglue at a handful of Starbucks shops across town.

Well, if lock-jamming was a small slap in the face for the caffeine empire, then this month internet behemoths Google, Inc. and Sky...   More
Wednesday, March 7, 2007 by Lance Kramer

Relatively Dangerous

Read your auto-insurance policy carefully. Your family members aren't as covered as you think.

News Stories
An old-fashioned family road trip in Oregon may be riskier than most drivers realize. Oregon is one of at least 16 states that lets companies selling auto insurance limit payouts to $25,000 for each ...   More
Wednesday, March 7, 2007 Lance Kramer

HOT ACTION: Fighting for Civil Rights in an Era of Terror

At a recent local Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) conference comparing Japanese internment during World War II to the treatment of alleged Muslim conspirators in the ubiquitous War on Terror, lawyer Brandon Mayfield was the only panelist to get a full standing ovation from the near-cap...   More
Sunday, February 25, 2007 by Lance Kramer
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