Election Knights: The Best of Local TV Coverage


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Now that KGW and KATU have long wrapped up their 8-to-9 pm live coverage of local races (a full hour! And then we have to get you to Dancing with the Stars!), it's time to begin recognizing the finest moments of local election-night television. There aren't as many awards to hand out here as we might have hoped; we've only got one TV, only two stations bothered with live coverage, and it was all ...   More
 
Tuesday, May 20, 2008 AARON MESH

Portland is Esquire-Worthy


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Last Friday, Esquire published its “Best Bars” issue and tapped two Portland establishments, Clyde Common (1014 SW Stark St.) and Jimmy Mak's (221 NW 10th Ave.), as a couple of the best booze dens in the country. Clyde Common is really more of a chic restaurant than a bar, but we'll let Esquire slide on this one. The beer selection spans from Pacifico to Chimay, and the wine list is ...   More
 
Thursday, May 15, 2008 WHITNEY HAWKE

Why It Matters: Gay Marriage in California is Bigger Than You Think.


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Think the decision by the California's Supreme Court to treat same-sex marriages the same as opposite sex-sex marriages will have effects limited to California? Think again. The basics of the decision means that in about 30 days any same-sex couple—from anywhere in the U.S.—can go anywhere in California and get legally hitched.When they return to their own state it may not mean much, ...   More
 
Friday, May 16, 2008 Byron Beck

Rick Emerson "Weenie" Roast: It Was Kind of Like Oz (HBO's Prison show, not the Land of Munchkins)


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"Oh, fuck, why did I agree to do THIS?" There I was. In front of 1,ooo-plus fans of AM-azing radio icon Rick Emerson. A local radio talk show host, Emerson asked me a few weeks ago if I would be a "roaster" at his 11th annual "listener party" which happened last night at the Crystal Ballroom. Listener party, my ass. It was more like a masturbatory pack of thick-necked gorillas out ...   More
 
Friday, May 16, 2008 Byron Beck

75,000 For Obama? Bloggers Know Better


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On a Washington Post blog about the massive Barack Obama's rally yesterday at Waterfront Park, some folks are calling into question whether all of those Oregonians could really possibly exist. If you were there, you probably saw that big platform moving up and down behind the podium. It was for the press photographers. According to the Internet, however, they weren't really there—or you weren't. ...   More
 
Monday, May 19, 2008 COREY PEIN

Best of Portland Poll Update: Watch Out, Rick Emerson!


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This just in! The legions of Cort and Fatboy fans have made their voices heard in WW's 2008 Best of Portland Readers Poll, and the smartass KUFO duo are rapidly gaining on Rick Emerson, Portland's own King of Comedy, in the category of "local radio host who isn't batshit crazy." While Emerson's lead is still a comfortable 50 ballots, there's no telling what could happen in the next 13 days. Gentlemen, ...   More
 
Monday, May 19, 2008 BEN WATERHOUSE

UPDATED: PunditWatch '08!: Watching the TV Networks Watch the Nation Watching Us


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Tonight, for the first time in memory, the nation's political eyes turn to Oregon. With the Democratic Presidential nomination still (sorta, kinda) up for grabs, the pundit corps of CNN, Fox News and MSNBC will be covering our state with the same enthusiasm that the other Murdoch station is reserving for American Idol's twin Davids. It's all very flattering. Except for the part where most of the ...   More
 
Tuesday, May 20, 2008 AARON MESH

Officer Shooting Stories Provide Rashomon Moment


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Who is Paul Stewart, and did Portland police officer Officer Stephanie Rabey screw up when she shot him? That, of course depends on whose version of events you believe. The title of the 1950 Japanese movie Rashomon is shorthand for people staking out wildly divergent accounts of the same event. Readers get two pretty interesting but very different versions of the Stewart shooting—one ...   More
 
Wednesday, July 2, 2008 NIGEL JAQUISS

Here's How One of The Oregonian's Sister Papers Is Handling the Downturn


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Last week we reprinted a letter to Oregonian employees from publisher Fred Stickel that opened the door to everything potentially changing at the paper, including the prospect that it might not print daily. That bombshell, in the wake of the nationwide downturn for print publications, also told employees they might not have the job security they had imagined if the paper didn't print daily. The ...   More
 
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