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Sum of Samnew

An interview with Portland Mayor Sam Adams in advance oh his State of the City speech.
Willamette Week  |  Henry Stern  |  02-16-2011  |  Politics

Duck Talesnew

Take a trip inside an Oregon football fan’s troubled mind.
Willamette Week  |  Henry Stern  |  12-08-2010  |  Sports

One Prominent Enviro Thinks the Copenhagen Conference is 'Probably Obsolete'new

Next month's global climate conference in Copenhagen does not lack for dire warnings from environmentalists about what failure would mean for the world. But Lester Brown, the founder and president of the Earth Policy Institute, doesn't put much faith in Copenhagen.
Willamette Week  |  Henry Stern  |  11-18-2009  |  Environment

Can a New Publisher Reverse the Slide at The Oregonian?new

N. Christian Anderson III began his job this week as publisher of The Oregonian at one of the more harrowing times in the daily’s 159-year history.
Willamette Week  |  Henry Stern  |  11-04-2009  |  Media

A Father and Son Connect by Way of the Summer Game in 'The Opposite Field'new

The Opposite Field blends Jesse Katz's both painful and comic struggles as a single dad to remain connected with his growing son through baseball. And like a crafty pitcher, Katz is deft at mixing speeds in his book so that readers are always surprised at what's coming next.
Willamette Week  |  Henry Stern  |  11-04-2009  |  Fiction

Jordanian Journalist Rana Husseini Talks About Honor Killingsnew

Husseini can never forget the way the uncles of a 16-year-old murder victim dispassionately described how their niece deserved to die. "It was as if they were speaking about a sheep," she writes in her new book, Murder in the Name of Honor.
Willamette Week  |  Henry Stern  |  10-28-2009  |  Author Profiles & Interviews

Should Portland Mayor Sam Adams Stay or Should He Go?new

Are any big-name Portlanders besides Tom Potter's wife signing the recall petition? We ask Beau Breedlove and many others.
Willamette Week  |  Henry Stern  |  08-12-2009  |  Politics

Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden Defends His Health Plannew

Wyden has taken a lot of heat over his proposal to resolve the health care crisis from unions and others on the left, who want a public option in any reform. But Wyden's Healthy Americans Act focuses instead on blowing up the link between health insurance and employment. The bill would give workers their health benefits in the form of a pay raise (along with a tax cut for most on that pay increase), making them responsible for going out and buying their own insurance.
Willamette Week  |  Henry Stern and Mark Zusman  |  07-08-2009  |  Politics

March Madmen: The NCAA Tournament Comes to Oregonnew

If you have no interest in teenage pituitary cases wearing baggy shorts, suck it up: This week you are outnumbered.
Willamette Week  |  Aaron Mesh and Henry Stern  |  03-18-2009  |  Sports

Author Michael Pritchett Gets Lost Between Lewis Past and Presentnew

Pritchett's first novel requires readers to follow a similarly delicate navigation with two pieces of fiction in the same book.
Willamette Week  |  Henry Stern  |  10-24-2007  |  Fiction

Q&A: Nydia Velazqueznew

The Puerto Rican congresswoman's first trip to Portland is the latest in her long line of more important firsts.
Willamette Week  |  Henry Stern  |  09-12-2007  |  Politics

Will it Take a Lawsuit for Portland to Elect a Black Mayor?new

Regardless of whether Mayor Tom Potter decides in mid-September to run again, know this: the U.S. is more likely to elect its first black president next year than Portland is to elect its first black mayor.
Willamette Week  |  Henry Stern  |  08-29-2007  |  Politics

Mayoral Inertia in Portlandnew

Tom Potter didn't promise details in his campaign -- and he hasn't delivered many, either.
Willamette Week  |  Henry Stern  |  05-31-2007  |  Politics

E=MC Squared -- Sweaty Feet and Allnew

Einstein: His Life and Universe delivers on the promise of being a good read -- but it's really two books.
Willamette Week  |  Henry Stern  |  04-25-2007  |  Nonfiction

As the Charter Turnsnew

Don't change that test pattern -- the wonky topic of Portland's charter reform actually has a lot of soap-opera twists.
Willamette Week  |  Henry Stern  |  02-15-2007  |  Politics

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