Long Story [Short]

The Trainer

In 2006, Oregon Zoo trainer Philip Fensterer took an unlikely stumble into the big-cat kingdom and never quite made it out of the den.

09/13/2010 By Lauren Fox

Stage Presence

5 Questions for Kinky Friedman

Author, politician, songwriter, and cowboy philosopher speaks up

07/27/2010 By John Chandler

Long Story [Short]

The Officer

Portland police officer, Gregory Mack, shares his stories of patrolling the city on horseback.

05/21/2010 By Rachel Ritchie

Article

Becoming Nicole

One teacher's odyssey: the math of transitioning from a man to a woman.

05/21/2010 By Stacey Wilson

Fun 101: An Appendix

Home Economics

Clip out these coupons when you need a rest from the little ones...or something else from your significant other.

04/27/2010

Mudroom

Shades of Success

The Dewey Color System test (which anticipates the potential careers of participants based on their favorite shades) is put to work as we experiment on prominent Portlanders.

04/23/2010 By Kasey Cordell

Advanced Parenting

Rock ’n’ Roll Mama

New mother China Forbes (of Pink Martini fame) discusses nurturing strategies for her latest born. Topics range from mom jeans to cloth diapers to baby wipes.

04/19/2010 With Brian Barker

The Remodeler

John Kitzhaber

Critical Oregon issues are discussed come voting time. John Kitzhaber marks a return.

03/18/2010

The Captain

Chris Dudley

Read Chris Dudley's complete interview transcript, and download the audio file.

03/18/2010

The Futurist

Bill Bradbury

Critical Oregon issues are discussed come voting time, with Bill Bradbury on the hot seat.

03/18/2010

The Simplifier

Allen Alley

Critical Oregon issues are discussed come voting time. A sit-down with Pixelworks co-founder Allen Alley.

03/18/2010

DUKES UP

Right Turn

Oregon’s conservatives grow a stronger fan base as pundits and militants use red-hot rhetoric to call for revolution. But what will Oregon's conservative uprising look like?

02/17/2010 By Bart Blasengame

Mudroom

Atheist on the Rocks

For more than two years, infamous atheist Christopher Hitchens has made good sport debating those who believe in God. His rapier wit and merciless debate style pack houses across the country. But after his January lecture for Literary Arts--a dinner at Bl

02/04/2010 By Randy Gragg

Nothing But the Truth

Call of Duty

Anna Sachse went into jury duty with visions of Law and Order, excited to be a part of the judicial system. She left with a much different vision: our system needs help.

01/19/2010 By Anna Sachse

Currency

Solid Grounds

Local youth mentoring program P:ear helps kids get off the street and behind the counter with a barista program.

01/19/2010 By Martin Patail

Mudroom

The Perfect Party: February 2010

Art, journalism, crime, math, and sacks: it must be the people we want at our dinner table this month.

01/19/2010

WEB EXCLUSIVE

Slide Show: Bank On It

Our "Food Chain" photo essay continues in this web-exclusive slideshow.

12/22/2009

Liberal Believer

The Hitchens Transcript

The complete interview between the renowned atheist Christopher Hitchens and Unitarian minister Marilyn Sewell

12/17/2009

Vox Populi

Vox Populi: A Random Survey at Pioneer Courthouse Square

What are the most tiresome Portland stereotypes? How spiritual is the city? What's the deal with Kitzhaber? We asked you, and here are your answers.

12/16/2009

Feature

Questions of Faith

Christopher Hitchens’s 2007 book _God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything_ has made him arguably the nation’s most notorious atheist. Already renowned as a political columnist for _Vanity Fair_, _Slate_, and other magazines and known for his fre

12/11/2009