Attention Portland Unemployed: "The Untitled Crowley Project" Wants You


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Extras Only casting company is holding an open casting call Sunday, March 29, for "approx. 2,000 extras of ALL AGES and ALL TYPES" for a feature film, "Untitled Crowley Project," directed by Tom Vaughan (What Happens in Vegas). The film, about John (no relation to Aleister, pictured) Crowley's quest to find a cure for his children's Pompe Disease. The film, which features Harrison Ford, Brendan ...   More
 
Monday, March 23, 2009 BEN WATERHOUSE

If You Think Enough is Enough With The Bailout, Here's Your Protest


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As reports continue about financial institutions' misuse of government bailout money, the "masses" have finally organized. On this Thursday, March 19, takebacktheeconomy.org along with a coalition of national sponsors are organizing a nationwide civil protest against CEO and corporate excess on the front steps of corporations such as AIG, Citigroup and Bank of America. About 100 actions is ...   More
 
Wednesday, March 18, 2009 Shawn O'bryant

Top Staff at Just Out Takes a Walk


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This economy isn't one in which workers typically volunteer to join the unemployed. But that's what has happened at Just Out, Portland's leading gay and lesbian newspaper. Publisher Marty Davis confirmed that when she got to her office last Friday morning, two letters of resignation were taped to her door. Departing the paper were news editor Jaymee Cuti and arts-and-culture editor Jim Radosta. ...   More
 
Monday, March 16, 2009 MARK ZUSMAN

Oregon's Unemployment: New Numbers, New Trivia Questions


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[youtube TCNKq0-9p3w] As if we needed more evidence that the economy is brutal, the latest numbers from Oregon's Employment Department are out. And if you want some trivia questions to amaze your new friends in the unemployment line, the department's notes include some depressing factoids behind the state's 10.8 percent unemployment for February. Q: When was the last time Oregon's unemployment ...   More
 
Monday, March 16, 2009 HANK STERN

Oh No: They Don't Like us Anymore


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[youtube IynQCmqvXZs] In happier days, Portland lapped up the national love like Sally Field when we got acclaim from the rest of America. Now that the times have turned, so has the Times. Here's one among many "money quotes" in the latest take from The New York Times as to what our fair city represents: "...in recent months, Portland has devolved into a symbol of much that is wrong." ...   More
 
Friday, March 27, 2009 HANK STERN

Portland Center Stage Announces Layoffs, Eliminates Literary Department


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Portland Center Stage announced layoffs yesterday, including an unknown number of 1.5 positions in the box office, one in IT and, most notably, the entire two-person literary management department. Literary Manager Mead Hunter and his assistant, Megan Kate Ward, are both out the door. This is bad news for a company that prides itself as an incubator for new work through the annual JAW playwrights ...   More
 
Tuesday, March 31, 2009 BEN WATERHOUSE

Filed Your Tax Return Yet?


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Wednesday, April 1, 2009 HANK STERN

Portland Marks A Milestone And Gets A Millstone


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As noted earlier today, the crappy employment news for Oregon is coming quickly these days, so much so that now there's this unemployment news about Portland: Of the 49 metropolitan areas with a Census 2000 population of 1 million or more, Detroit-Warren-Livonia, Mich., and Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, Calif., reported the highest unemployment rates in March, 14.0 and 12.9 percent, respectively. ...   More
 
Wednesday, April 29, 2009 HANK STERN

Bend Marks A Milestone And Gets A Millstone


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Wednesday, April 29, 2009 HANK STERN

UPDATE: Randy Gragg takes on Portland Monthly and Portland Spaces


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When Saga City media staffers left on Friday, Paige Williams was Portland Monthly magazine's editor in chief. Today they found out they've got a new boss—sister publication Portland Spaces' editor Randy Gragg. But WW has confirmed that Gragg's not quitting Spaces, he's adding Portland Monthly on top of his current roster of duties at the Portland-based media company. And its not an interim ...   More
 
Monday, April 27, 2009 KELLY CLARKE

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