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  • The DEA Thinks Medical Records Don't Count as "Private"

    The Feds say they can peek into any records that are shared with a pharmacist, even without a warrant. This directly contradicts state law in Oregon, so the ACLU and the state are fighting back.

  • Thought and Memory

    Back in 2008, when my first novel, 'A Tree Grows in Baghdad,' came out, my publisher sent me on a West Coast tour. Sometimes folks came out in droves, sometimes they didn’t. It was great to see my public, regardless. I found I liked signing books. I...

  • Portland, Oregon, Is a Paradise

    Welcome to Portland, Oregon: recently crowned karaoke capital of the USA by the 'New York Times.' The rent is cheap, everyone is in a band, and the unofficial slogan of the city is "Keep Portland Weird." Sounds like a lot of places I know, looks like...

  • Forget Sunshine

    The new hot spot where all the cool kids go to do keg stands on stacks of cock rings is the MOTHAFUCKIN’ PACIFIC NORTHWEST! And to prove it, we enlisted Pacific Northwest bands Pony Time, the Thermals, Tacocat, and Parenthetical Girls to share pictures...

  • Why Not Rent Your Head to Advertisers?

    We’re not sure if Andrew Lardinois was inspired by his mallrat days or came up with the idea of making extra cash by shaving the logos of local businesses into his hair all by himself. So far, he’s served as a walking commercial for a liquor store, a...

  • Cleaning Out Sheds with the Merry Pranksters' Ken Babbs

    It's been almost half a century since Babbs, Kesey, and the Pranksters painted technicolor murals across their 1939 Harvester school bus, stocked it full of acid, and drove from LA to New York's 1964 World Fair. Time has been good to Babbs. At 73, he...