Turtle Breach Underscores Need For Border Security

"Turtle swims from Indonesia to Oregon," with a satellite antenna stuck on its back, the AP reports. A longer story on the turtle's 13,000-mile trip is here. Questions the mainstream media neglected to ask: * Indonesia is the world's most populous Muslim nation. Did the turtle belong to a terrorist organization? * Did it ever study in a madrassa? * Is that an antenna on its back, or a detonator? * ...   More
Friday, February 8, 2008 COREY PEIN

Video accuses lawmakers of clownish behavior

There's been a lot of discussion about whether the special month-long legislative session that began Feb. 4 is a good idea or a waste of time and money. the strongest proponent of the session, has said the purpose of the session is to focus on "the most pressing issues facing Oregonians." A anonymous filmmaker apparently disagrees, however, and has produced this video for WW readers' consideration. [youtube ...   More
Monday, February 11, 2008 NIGEL JAQUISS

Parents Television Council tries to kill Dexter

The Portland Parents Television Council is campaigning to cancel the hit show Dexter from airing on KOIN 6, a CBS affiliate station, on Saturday Sunday. The show, which opened on Showtime for its first season, takes the slant of Dexter Morgan (played by Michael C. Hall)—a Blood Spatter Analyst for the Miami Police Department by day, and an infatuated serial killer by night. Stephanie Snow, ...   More
Monday, February 11, 2008 Shefali Kulkarni

WHERE THE PARTY AT? Map of Local Super Tuesday shindigs

If you didn't get enough group scream therapy during the Super Bowl, you're in luck. Tuesday's TODAY's Super Tuesday primaries will offer another round of TV powwows and yelling matches across the nation. Here are parties and gatherings in and around Portland, pinpointed by WWire on a Platial map. Click on the map below and add your party location or leave a comment on this post. MapKit.display(); The ...   More
Tuesday, February 5, 2008 Lillian Hogan

VIDEO: A Beer with Sleeve Nohooke

If you caught last weekend's Civil War basketball game, you saw a hilarious campaign spot for U.S. Senate candidate Steve Novick called "A Beer With Steve Novick," which highlighted Novick's hook-hand and its less-than-obvious benefits. The ad is blowing up (and rightfully so). It's "gone viral" on the web, boasting more than 60,000 views on YouTube, even landing the Democratic Novick on Fox News ...   More
Tuesday, February 5, 2008 Adrian Chen

UPDATE: How Much Is a Flight to SF? Van Sant Front Loads Milk Flick with HOTTT MEN (and now some regular people too!)

UPDATE: Want to be in a Gus Van Sant feature but scared to try out ? Well, here's your chance. And, guess what, you are guaranteed to be in it! According to a website connected to the film, milkmarch.com Gus is recreating two pivotal San Francisco marches and he wants you to join, straight, gay, bi, trans, gal or guy: On Monday night, February 4th and Friday night, February 8th, the feature ...   More
Wednesday, January 23, 2008 Byron Beck

Cannon Beach's Ritz Beater

As usual, when Condé Nast Traveler published its 2007 Reader's Choice Awards, the most cosmopolitan cities nabbed all the top spots for Best US Hotel. Chicago. New York. Los Angeles. Cannon Beach. Wait…Cannon Beach? Yes, in fact. The Oregon Coast's own Stephanie Inn nabbed the #3 spot in Conde Nast's prestigious poll, beating out big names like Hotel Bel-Aire Los Angeles and ...   More
Tuesday, January 29, 2008 JOHN MINERVINI

Curtain Raiser: "b12," the Ish, and a festival without a name

I had a remarkably good time last weekend watching Portland Center Stage's excellent production of Twelfth Night. My review was brief, constrained by the length of my rant about another show (more on that later), but I think it gets the point across: this is a wonderful, unashamedly fun evening of theater. Everyone involved seems to be having a blast, and they invite the audience to join in on ...   More
Friday, February 1, 2008 BEN WATERHOUSE


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