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LONG STORY [SHORT]

The Destroyer

An interview with best-selling science fiction author S.M. Stirling, who has envisioned a post-apocalyptic Oregon in his Emberverse series. _Tears of the Sun_ will be published in September 2011.

  • By Martin Patail
  • Published 01/19/2011

HOMEGIRL

Manila Mata Hari

Portland woman Claire Phillips served as a WWII spy in Manila, earning her the Presidential Medal of Freedom and inspiring a Hollywood film. Upon returning to Portland her rise to fame quickly came and went, leaving her incredible and long-forgotten story

  • By Brian Libby
  • Published 01/14/2011

February

Off hours

Some of the more intriguing February events like the Cascade Festival of African Films, Professional Bull Riding, the Worst Day of the Year Ride, and a lecture by physicist Brian Greene.

  • Published 01/14/2011

GLOSSARY

Word On The Street

This month's word: portlandic adj.

  • Published 01/14/2011

Mud Room

30 Seconds With… Dave Frishberg

Dave Frishberg answers _Portland Monthly's_ questions in preparation for his February 20 performance at the Portland Jazz Festival.

  • By Anne Adams
  • Published 01/14/2011

Mud Room

The Perfect Party

_Portland Monthly_ picks the guests they'd most like to spend some QT with this February.

  • Published 01/14/2011

Mud Room

State of Wonder

Get the low-down on why and how Oregon has been deemed the nation's most "bicurious" state.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 01/14/2011

Culturephile

Little Big Nurse

Portland actress Gretchen Corbet prepares for her role as the infamous Nurse Ratched in Portland Center Stage's upcoming production of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.

  • By Barry Johnson
  • Published 01/14/2011

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