Carlton Smith, Chronicler of Crime, Dies at 64


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Carlton Smith, who worked as a reporter for Willamette Week and went on to become a best-selling author of true-crime books, died last week in Reno, Nev. He was 64.Originally a reporter for the Los Angeles Times, Smith came to WW in the early 1980s and brought a wonderful narrative style and fierce reportorial instincts to his work, writing about cops, crime and business.  He continued to report ...   More
 
Thursday, April 28, 2011 by Mark Zusman

Brent Walth Joins WW as News Editor


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Brent Walth, an award-winning investigative reporter for The Oregonian, has been hired to be  managing news editor for WW. He replaces Hank Stern, who leaves the paper next week.  "Brent is an extraordinary journalist;  I've dreamt about getting him back in the WW family for some time," said Editor Mark Zusman.  "The entire team here is looking forward to working with him." Zusman ...   More
 
Thursday, April 14, 2011 Story Forum Editor

Skidmore Prize Winners Honored at City Club


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One thing became apparent from hearing four young nonprofit leaders get their $4,000 Skidmore Prizes at a ceremony today as part of WW's annual Give!Guide. None of the four is afraid to get their hands dirty or to be creative in helping people. "The biggest philanthropists and the biggest community servants are the small businesses and the people who work for nonprofits," WW publisher Richard ...   More
 
Friday, November 19, 2010 Jacob Pierce

MusicfestNW Announces Preliminary Lineup (Exclusive!)


Music
MFNW director Trevor Solomon likes to walk over to our desks and say things like "Major Lazer." We're, presumably, supposed to provide some kind of response. Some of these crazy ideas come to fruition (Major Lazer, for example), and some of them don't. But by this time of year, WW's annual MusicfestNW festival (Sept. 9-12) is in its "mostly figured out" phase. Headliners like the National, Sleep, the ...   More
 
Monday, May 31, 2010 CASEY JARMAN

Live Review: Brian Jonestown Massacre, June 17 at Crystal Ballroom


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WW intern Sarah Jacoby jumps right in to seeing Brian Jonestown Massacre and gets exactly what she bargained for. I admit it. I didn't know anything about The Brian Jonestown Massacre until I saw the infamous DiG!—a movie that lead singer Anton Newcombe would probably like us all to forget. Having seen the somewhat unflattering portrayal of the BJM in the film, I went to the band's show last ...   More
 
Friday, June 18, 2010 Sarah Jacoby

Irrelevant Interviews: The Spinto Band


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If it was up to me, The Spinto Band would be world's most popular boy band ever. With its catchy hooks, basement genius aesthetic and scrappy get-up, this adorable septet from Deleware is indie pop at its finest. Live, they are addictive and enthusiastic, catapulting from one end of the stage to the other, dripping in sweat and blowing “ohhs” and “ahhs” through the occasional ...   More
 
Wednesday, July 21, 2010 Kat Gardiner

Eat Mobile Ate Kenton


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We came, we stood in lines, we ate our weight in tasty samples. More than 1,300 hungry Portlanders descended on the Kenton neighborhood last Saturday for Eat Mobile, WW's second annual food cart festival. And all the net proceeds will go to local non-profit Mercy Corps NW. (Scroll all the way down if you just wanna check out a slideshow of the event). Although some would be festival goers ...   More
 
Monday, April 20, 2009 KELLY CLARKE

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