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Meet the Retrosexuals ... Againnew

Enabled by Facebook, more people are rewinding their own lives, digging into their past to emerge with a current romantic partner.
Portland Phoenix  |  Deirdre Fulton  |  01-22-2009  |  Culture

Take Back Baracknew

We didn't vote for Obama. We voted for Change. Obama owes progressives his election. We need to take back Barack!
Portland Phoenix  |  Jeff Inglis and Deirdre Fulton  |  12-17-2008  |  Commentary

Obama and McCain on Reproductive Rightsnew

To be sure, personal and private health decisions won't be at the top of people's minds when they step up to the ballot box, what with the economy crumbling around us and two wars still raging overseas. But it's important to know where our next president stands.
Portland Phoenix  |  Deirdre Fulton  |  09-25-2008  |  Politics

Personally Speaking: 'Abortion and Life' Tells Whole Truthsnew

Part of the lingering stigma attached to abortion is based on anti-choice rhetoric and scare tactics. But just as insidious is the pro-choice movement's reluctance to delve into the emotional nuance that comes with terminating an unplanned pregnancy. Baumgardner's book is one step toward shifting that paradigm.
Portland Phoenix  |  Deirdre Fulton  |  09-25-2008  |  Nonfiction

The Fight Over What Is -- And What Is Not -- Lyme Diseasenew

The deer ticks that carry Lyme disease are tiny. But from these minute creatures, a huge, unresolved medical controversy has grown: Does chronic Lyme disease exist? If so, how is it treated? If not, what's making so many people so very sick?
Portland Phoenix  |  Deirdre Fulton  |  09-17-2008  |  Science

All Pets Go To Heavennew

A pet crematorium gives humans' best friends the goodbyes they deserve.
Portland Phoenix  |  Deirdre Fulton  |  07-17-2008  |  Culture

Cutters Write Through the Pain of Self-Harmnew

Kate's goal with her blog is twofold. For one thing, she wants to eliminate even just some small part of the stigma associated with cutting. She also hopes to achieve some insight and closure related to her own cutting history, both by writing and by reading other people's stories.
Portland Phoenix  |  Deirdre Fulton  |  07-15-2008  |  Science

Do You Have Any Treasures In Your Attic?new

If you've got old books, you might not win the library lottery, but you might have something worth a few hundred dollars.
Portland Phoenix  |  Deirdre Fulton  |  07-03-2008  |  Shopping

Who Reads Short Shorts?new

A Peculiar Feeling Of Restlessness: Four Chapbooks of Short Short Fiction by Four Women does not fit in my pocket (although it is rather small), nor is it a flimsy bit of folded paper, as chapbooks used to be. But it provides everything else that chapbooks did -- bite-sized, accessible, entertaining stories -- as well as what they do today -- focused, challenging, experimental work.
Portland Phoenix  |  Deirdre Fulton  |  06-12-2008  |  Fiction

Why Drink Organic Booze?new

There might be a practical reason: fewer, or less-aggressive, hangovers. As someone who suffers from mean mornings-after, this is great news.
Portland Phoenix  |  Deirdre Fulton  |  06-12-2008  |  Food+Drink

Important Event Reaches Predictable Audiencenew

As a marine tore a handful of colorful medals from his shirt at the Winter Soldier II hearings in Maryland last week, the crowd cheered.
Portland Phoenix  |  Deirdre Fulton  |  03-19-2008  |  War

Corporate Shopping Alternativenew

To me, the environmental benefit of community-supported agriculture has less to do with quasi-controversial "food miles" (some say that long-distance shipping can be more efficient than local trips), than it does with community involvement, and connection with my food.
Portland Phoenix  |  Deirdre Fulton  |  03-19-2008  |  Food+Drink

Collecting Stories of War's Atrocitiesnew

Thirty-six years after the original Winter Soldier Investigation into atrocities in Vietnam, a group of Iraq veterans who oppose this war are doing it again.
Portland Phoenix  |  Deirdre Fulton  |  12-07-2007  |  War

Earmuffs For Everyonenew

The story goes that 15-year-old Chester Greenwood was ice-skating when his ears got unbearably cold.
Portland Phoenix  |  Deirdre Fulton  |  11-28-2007  |  Fashion

Congressional Inaction: Killing Billsnew

The Farm Bill, a five-year federal spending bill that allots money for nutrition and hunger-prevention programs, industrial agriculture, and smaller farming operations, was blocked last Friday, and remained in limbo as Congress went into Thanksgiving recess.
Portland Phoenix  |  Deirdre Fulton  |  11-21-2007  |  Policy Issues

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