Missonary Positions: Calendar Creator Kicked Out of Mormon Church


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Remember Chad Hardy? I wrote about him last November. Hardy is the creator of "Mormons Exposed," a beefy wall calendar that hangs out near my desk. At the time, Hardy said, “Whether you love, hate or are indifferent to Mormons, you can appreciate this project for what it represents.” Here's the rest of the column. Well, I think Chad was just a wee too bit successful. In the midst ...   More
 
Monday, July 14, 2008 Byron Beck

The Suds Are Back: McMenamins Buy Up Former Silverado/Bathhouse Building


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OMIGAWD. The McMenamins have done it now. After turning a former funeral home into another outlet for their version of food and fun, they've gone and snatched up the building that once housed The Silverado (a notorious strip club that more often than not went by The Silver Dildo) and Club Portland (a mens-only bath house that featured glory holes, a sauna and lots of, uh, spouting fountains). First ...   More
 
Friday, July 11, 2008 Byron Beck

Barack & Roll: Terry Bean Hires Hi-Profile Gay Activist to Help Obama Campaign in Oregon


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Portland real estate broker and investor, Terry Bean (above right) has hired Jacob Reitan (above left) to help with the Obama campaign here in Oregon. Bean is one of only two openly gay members of Obama's National Finance Committee and the only Oregonian. A gay-rights activist from Minnesota, Reitan is known for his work on the Soulforce Equality Ride (of which he founded). For the last few years ...   More
 
Thursday, July 10, 2008 Byron Beck

Nobody Works Any More: Freaked Out Friday


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BREAKING UPDATE: One rope of meat graffiti (reported a week ago by Nobody Works) has gone missing. The remaining strand hangs defiantly, grease pool spreading. Mythic keeper of the gates of Hades, Cerberus, spotted at last night's MFNW VIP party. The CREEPIEST. In case you missed it, the 29-yr-old pedophile who faked being a grade schooler, fooling even his his 44- and 61-yr old ...   More
 
Friday, September 5, 2008 Tony Piff

First Look: Got Milk? We Do Now.


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Wednesday, September 3, 2008 Byron Beck

The Marryin' Man: Mayor-to-be to Marry Gay Couple in San Fran on Sunday


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"I knew Joe when he was straight," said Mayor-elect Sam Adams. Now he'll get to know his friend "Joe" as one-half of a married California gay couple. On Sunday, Adams will officiate the wedding of former Travel Portland head honcho (but now the President and CEO of the San Francisco Convention & Visitor Bureau) Joe D'Alessandro and his partner David Jones who, by the way, share six kids ...   More
 
Friday, August 29, 2008 Byron Beck

Hard Currency: Revisionist History as told by $1 Coins


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By now you've heard that Portland has been chosen by the US Mint as one of four cities in which it will pilot efforts to encourage use of the new $1 coins. But before you start flag-waving, consider the coins themselves. Forget, for a moment, the “In God We Trust” inscription—that age-old offense against the separation of Church and State. Instead, let's focus on the concepts ...   More
 
Thursday, August 28, 2008 JOHN MINERVINI

Finally, somebody writes the Beijing story I've been waiting for.


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Yeah, yeah, yeah, I'm concerned that the Chinese gymnasts are, like, all four-year olds too. But, the Times UK was nice enough to research a much more important question that I've been pondering since all those digi-fireworks went off at the opening ceremonies: Who's getting laid at the Olympic Village? Answer: Everybody. Here's a taster from former Olympian Matthew Syed's hot, sweaty tell all ...   More
 
Friday, August 22, 2008 KELLY CLARKE

Nobody Works Anymore: The All Gay Edition


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DON'T GOT MILK: Well, I guess there's one person who won't be seeing Gus Van Sant's new movie about slain gay civil rights icon Harvey Milk. *GAY TRIBAL MARRIAGES: I think I have a little Cherokee in me. Or maybe it's just Cher. Does that count? BEAN COUNTER: Local business man and queer activist creates a ripple across the pond with his new LGBTforObama website he created with this guy. *rad ...   More
 
Thursday, August 21, 2008 Byron Beck

Cover Me: Blazer's Steve Blake in The O(MIGOD)regonian


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"Stripped" across the cover of Tuesday's Oregonian sports page was this unique photo of the "alternative workouts" of Trail Blazers point guard Steve Blake, with a story by Jason Quick. The particular workout depicted here is a crotch-squishing jujitsu hold. We couldn't find Bruce Ely's, um, unusual photo on Oregonlive.com, so we scanned the image from today's paper for all the non-subscribers out ...   More
 
Tuesday, August 19, 2008 Byron Beck

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