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          Emancipator announces In the Mountains tour 2019      Cache   Translate Page      
Portland, Oregon-based DJ and producer Emancipator--aka Doug Appling--has announced tour dates for early 2019. Emancipator’s In the Mountains tour will hit a number of ski towns to kick of 2019. The In the Mountains tour gets underway on Jan. 1 in Aspen, Colorado before heading to Telluride...
          With Alfonso Cuarón's Roma, the Netflix vs. Theater Debate Continues      Cache   Translate Page      
by Erik Henriksen
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Roma (Netflix)

I've got a review for Alfonso Cuarón's Roma coming up in our next issue, in which I join the ranks of monocle-polishing, deeply punchable critics everywhere by insisting that you just have to see it in a theater. Cuarón's film—at this point, the runaway contender for the best picture of the year—is being distributed by Netflix, but it'll also have a relatively small theatrical release starting on December 14, the same date it's available to stream. (Portland, we're lucky: The Hollywood Theatre's getting it.)

2018 marks the first year that Netflix and movie theaters (at least some of them) are cooperating on any sort of meaningful scale; in the past, many theaters have refused to show Netflix- or Amazon-produced films while they were also available to stream, out of fear that moviegoers would, you know, just stay home. Meanwhile, Netflix didn't seem terribly inclined to share its movies with theaters, because, hey, they've already got a more effective distribution service than any theater chain could offer.

But in light of a few new Netflix films with Oscar potential—Roma and the Coen brothers' The Ballad of Buster Scruggs—and with a newfound willingness to humor filmmakers who want their films shown theatrically, Netflix is starting to push a few movies into a few theaters, sometimes before they're available to stream, and some theaters are now willing to show Netflix movies, even if they're already available to stream.

It's just about impossible to see this as anything but a good thing. Hollywood's few remaining studios of relevance have almost entirely pivoted to franchise blockbusters, abandoning mid-budget and traditionally "arthouse" movies—so I'll take a new movie from the Coens or Cuarón however I can get it, even if that means dealing with soulless streaming giants. The tension—for me, at least—comes when theaters try to declare that all movies have to be seen in a theater, or when streamers insist it doesn't matter where you watch a movie.

Earlier this week, Netflix's head of content, Ted Sarandos, took a swipe at theatrical exhibitors, saying theatrical release windows have "disconnected people from movies" and that emotionally, it's the same to watch a movie on Netflix as it is to see it in a theater:

"I don't think it’s very consumer-friendly that consumers who don’t happen to live near a theater are waiting six months, eight months to see a movie," Sarandos said. "I don't disagree that going to the theater to see a movie is a great experience. I don't think emotionally it's a different experience than seeing a movie on Netflix. It is a different physical experience for sure."

Nobody but the shittiest of film snobs can argue with making movies more accessible—there is no downside to the fact everyone who has a Netflix login will soon be able to watch Roma, regardless of whether or not they live close to an arthouse theater that might book the film.

But I do wish Netflix would be honest about theatrical and streaming being as different as they are. It will be a different emotional experience to watch Roma in a theater—the same way seeing Dunkirk in a theater is different or, hell, Avengers: Infinity War is different. When you're watching a movie—an art form dependent on one's eyes and ears—there isn't a divide between the emotional experience and the "physical experience." Roma's striking sound mix, or Dunkirk's stunning visuals, or the bombast and scale of something like Infinity War all contribute to those films' stories, and they rely on the audience being enveloped in images and sound. Unless you've spent thousands of dollars on a home theater, these are the kind of stories with images brighter and bigger than your TV can offer, with sounds too complex or booming to be delivered via laptop speakers.

That's not to say one way of watching a movie is necessarily better than the other—a ton of films work just as well at home as they would in a theater. (Another Netflix-released film, Noah Baumbach's The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected), immediately comes to mind.) But again, and to use Roma as an example: When a movie looks and sounds as remarkable as Roma does, and when those sights and sounds are so deeply tied to the film's story, a viewer is going to have a very different experience seeing and hearing it in a decent theater than they would in their living room.

The physical affects the emotional. Which means as long as streaming services keep making great movies, I'm keeping my fingers crossed that theaters and streaming services will continue to at least sort of get along. Making films widely accessible is super important. But so is being able to choose how to watch those films. Those shouldn't need to be mutually exclusive.

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          Romaine contamination is making other lettuces more expensive      Cache   Translate Page      
Been down the produce aisle at your local grocery recently? You might have seen signs alerting consumers to an E. coli outbreak in romaine lettuce. Maybe a notice that the store isn’t selling any romaine until it can get the produce from outside the California region to which the contamination is linked. You know what happens when a product gets scarce, right? Yep, prices go up. A market in Portland Nancy Chavez was shopping at a grocery in Portland, Oregon, on a recent morning. She said she doesn't care for romaine lettuce all that much. "I buy a lot of butter lettuce and red leaf lettuce," she said. Doesn't like iceberg that much. "It's just kind of bland. But every now and then I will purchase that and mix it up. Iceberg usually is about $1.29 or so. I’ve seen it for, like, $1.49. Just a little bit higher.” This reporter found a head of iceberg priced at $1.69 at a local Safeway market. Supply and demand, leafy greens style According to U.S. Department of Agriculture daily produce
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           Girl, 2, becomes first child in Britain to be prescribed medicinal cannabis       Cache   Translate Page      
Jorja Emerson, 2 and from Northern Ireland, became the first child in the UK to receive a prescription after her father persuaded a neurologist at the private Portland Hospital in London to help.
          Weather For Portland - 12/04/2018      Cache   Translate Page      

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          WHEN WE WERE YOUNG AND UNAFRAID Starring Stacy Ross Comes to Custom Made Theatre      Cache   Translate Page      

Custom Made Theatre Co. presents the Bay Area Premiere of Sarah Treem's When We Were Young and Unafraid, which runs January 17 through February 9 at Custom Made Theatre, 533 Sutter St. in San Francisco, one block north of Union Square.

In the early 1970s, and before the Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion, Agnes (Stacy Ross) has turned her quiet bed and breakfast into one of the few spots where victims of domestic violence can seek refuge.

But to Agnes' dismay, her latest runaway, Mary Anne, is beginning to influence Agnes' college-bound daughter Penny. As the drums of a feminist revolution grow louder outside her tiny world, Agnes is forced to confront her own presumptions about the women she's spent her life trying to help.

When We Were Young and Unafraid reminds us that the path to today's women's rights was perilous, and their future is not guaranteed, while telling a personal tale of change and redemption.

Young and Unafraid reunites director Tracy Ward and actor Stacy Ross, after their triumphant production of Steve Yockey's The Thrush and the Woodpecker. Custom Made is thrilled to have these two important artists back on the Sutter Street stage, for this poignant look at the perilous nature of women's rights, and the personal cost to those who fought for them.

Sarah Treem's show THE AFFAIR, which she co-created with Hagai Levi and stars Dominic West and Ruth Wilson, was named the best drama TV series at the 2015 Golden Globes, and the award for best actress in a drama TV series went to Ruth Wilson. The show received a WGA nomination for best new series.

Sarah wrote and co-Executive Produced for the first season of David Fincher's HOUSE OF CARDS for Netflix which earned her a WGA award. Prior to that, she wrote on all three seasons of the acclaimed series, IN TREATMENT, for which she won a WGA award and was nominated for a Humanitas award. While under an overall deal at HBO, Sarah wrote and produced for HOW TO MAKE IT IN AMERICA while also developing her own pilots.

Sarah started her career in the theater, earning her B.A. and M.F.A. from Yale University, where she has also taught playwriting. Her play A FEMININE ENDING premiered at Playwrights Horizons and went on to productions at South Coast Repertory and Portland Center Stage, among others. Her play THE HOW AND THE WHY premiered at the McCarter Theater starring Mercedes Ruehl (with Emily Mann directing) and went on to productions at Interact Theatre and Trinity Repertory among others. Sarah's other plays include EMPTY SKY (Bloomington Playwrights Project), ORPHAN ISLAND (Sundance Theater Lab), HUMAN VOICES (New York Stage and Film) and MIRROR MIRROR. She has been commissioned by Playwrights Horizons, Southcoast Repertory and Manhattan Theater Club and developed work at the Ojai Playwrights Festival, the Screenwriters Colony, Hedgebrook and Yaddo.


          Santos va ante Marathón en la 'Concachampions'      Cache   Translate Page      

Santos Laguna se medirá al Club Deportivo Marathón de Honduras, en la primera ronda de la Liga de Campeones de la Concacaf 2019. Ambos equipos, conocieron su destino anoche durante el sorteo celebrado en Miami, Florida.

Los Guerreros regresan así a esta competencia, donde fue subcampeón en el 2013 y 2014. Su boleto lo obtuvieron, al ser campeón de la Liga MX en el Clausura 2018, por lo que se convirtió en uno de los cuatro representantes de México.

El certamen comenzará la tercera semana de febrero. El choque de ida, se jugará en el Estadio Yankel Rosenthal de San Pedro Sula, mientras que la vuelta, en el Estadio Corona de Torreón.

El llamado "Monstruo Verde" fundado en 1925, cuenta con 9 títulos en la Liga Hondureña. Actualmente su técnico es el argentino Héctor Vargas y su base de jugadores, son de origen catracho, mientras que como extranjeros están en la plantilla, el defensor costarricense Roy Smith, así como los delanteros Yaudel Lahera de Cuba y Justin Arboleda de Colombia.

En las otras llaves, los Rayados del Monterrey como subcampeón del Apertura 2017 en el balompié azteca, se medirá al Alianza de El Salvador, mientras que los Diablos Rojos del Toluca (Subcampeón del Clausura 2018 en la Liga MX) chocarán ante el Sporting Kansas City de la MLS.

Los Tigres UANL como Campeón del Apertura 2017 en México, se las verán en un bravo partido ante el Deportivo Saprissa de Costa Rica, en tanto que el Toronto FC chocará frente al Club Atlético Independiente de Panamá.

El Atlanta United FC del "Tata" Martino irá ante los ticos del Herediano. El New York Red Bulls o Portland Timbers de Estados Unidos, tendrá como rival a al Atlético Pantoja de República Dominicana, y el Club Deportivo Guastatoya de Guatemala, se las verá con el Houston Dynamo.

Los ganadores de las series 1, 3, 5 y 7, recibirán los partidos de vuelta de los cuartos de final y enfrentarán a los ganadores de los enfrentamientos 2, 4, 6 y 8 respectivamente.

Para las semifinales, los enfrentamientos originales determinarán los emparejamientos. Adicionalmente, los clubes serán clasificados de acuerdo a su desempeño en los octavos y cuartos de final, utilizando el procedimiento de desempate del campeonato.

El club mejor clasificado en cada serie de semifinales será sede del partido de vuelta. El mismo procedimiento de desempate se aplicará para determinar quién será sede del partido de vuelta de las finales.

Todo listo

Quedaron definidos los octavos de final de la Concacaf Liga de Campeones en el sorteo que se celebró en Miami.

Los octavos iniciarán en el mes de febrero del 2019. Los partidos de esta fase de eliminación de la Concacaf Liga de Campeones se disputarán de la siguiente manera: Santos vs Marathón (Honduras); New York Red Bulls o Portland Timbers (ambos de Estados Unidos y por definir) vs Club Atlético Pantoja (República Dominicana); Tigres vs Saprissa (Costa Rica); Houston Dynamo (Estados Unidos) vs Guastatoya (Guatemala); Toluca vs Sporting Kansas City (Estados Unidos); Toronto FC (Canadá) vs Club Atlético Independiente (Panamá); Atlanta United (Estados Unidos) vs Herediano (Costa Rica) y Rayados vs Alianza FC (El Salvador).

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          Casey Neistat Books Part In Netflix Film With Jamie Foxx, Joseph Gordon-Levitt      Cache   Translate Page      

YouTuber-filmmaker Casey Neistat took a three-week hiatus from his vlog channel to try out his acting chops in a forthcoming Netflix blockbuster.

Neistat flew to New Orleans to film the cameo, he recounts in a vlog documenting the experience (below). The as-yet-untitled sci-fi feature is being helmed by directing duo Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman. Joost and Schulman’s previous features include the documentary Catfish, the 2016 thriller Nerve, and both Paranormal Activity 3 and 4.

Their latest project is set to star Jamie Foxx, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Rodrigo Santoro, Dominique Fishback, and Machine Gun Kelly. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the feature -- whose original title was Power -- is set in Portland and centers around a drug that gives people a range of superpowers, resulting in an epidemic of sorts. Gordon-Levitt will play a cop who realizes that he must take the drug in order to fight addicts and rid the product from city streets. The film is being produced by Screen Arcade's Bryan Unkeless and Eric Newman, who were behind Netflix’s first blockbuster film, the Will Smith starrer Bright.

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          New Duties, New Discords      Cache   Translate Page      

     Recently I’ve contemplated “doing a Second Timothy:” i.e., writing a graceful “farewell” to active blogging and continuing on solely as the Administrator of Liberty’s Torch. It’s not the first time, of course. But on every previous occasion Gentle Readers have written to cry Don’t you dare! And of course, I’ve given in.

     Duties are like that. The holder of a duty is the person most likely to want to slough it. Those who benefit from his performance of that duty are the persons most likely to flog him back to it. It’s in the nature of things.

     But a duty must be freely chosen. Absent coercion, it can’t be imposed upon you against your will. Attempts by Smith to force Jones to accept some duty nearly always work out badly for both of them.

     Which brings me to the subject of today’s tirade.

     (Yeah, yeah, I know: “What an incredible surprise.”)


     The morning’s Web sweep brought me two articles of singular impact. First, there’s this one at Ace of Spades:

     If the very PC SNL is too offensive for you, then you should probably just lock yourself in a quiet basement and let yourself wither to death.
     Patel allegedly made numerous "offensive” jokes, including about how being a gay black man isn't a choice since "no one looks in the mirror and thinks, ‘this black thing is too easy, let me just add another thing to it.'"

     Note that this is a very PC joke -- this is basically applauding gay black men for their courage. And also, stating that people are born gay -- which is a major agenda point of the gay movement.

     But this was too much for the Sensitive Suzies of Barnard College. The praise for blacks and gays wasn't overt enough.

     The crowd of roughly 100 students didn’t seem fazed. Three students reported to PJ Media by phone that there was no booing or shouting, but mostly silence as Patel's racially and ethnically themed jokes fell on politically correct ears.

     Halfway through his skit, organizers jumped on stage, stole the mic, denounced Patel’s jokes, and asked him to wrap up his set. Patel pushed back, and said he was exposing students to ideas that could be found "in the real world."

     Why did the organizers react that way? Why was the audience silent? Granted that Patel wasn’t “going over,” but that wasn’t a reason to silence him, was it?

     Or was it?


     I have a theory. (Yet another surprise.) We already know how easily persons on the Left take offense even at the inoffensive. But that’s no mystery: their organizers and gauleiters have been indoctrinating them about their duty to take offense, wherever and whenever something that even hints at a non-politically-correct sentiment should raise its head. Inasmuch as toeing the party line is necessary if they’re to retain their membership in the Left’s “compact and unified church” (Eric Hoffer), they react as they’ve been ordered...when they can tell that the occasion is upon them. In the case above, the audience plainly could not tell whether their Code of Political Hypersensitivity had been violated. Perhaps they were in the process of trying to work it out.

     The organizers, however, were on a hair trigger. They were Level Two in the Left’s hierarchy – i.e., shepherds tasked with guiding the Left’s flocks – whereas the students in the audience were probably all Level Three (sheep). If the sheep don’t move of their own accord, the shepherds must stand ready to move them.

     The duty to take offense must be faithfully and uniformly discharged. Can’t have anyone laughing at an ordinary joke. The church’s knights must be forever grim.


     Second in today’s stimulating discoveries is this one, from Twitter:

     Before this I knew very little about Chuck Woolery; mostly just that he’s a television personality. According to InfoGalactic he’s also a Christian minister and a Republican Party supporter. But those things in combination are enough to make him a target of the Left. The Left simply cannot abide that we in the Right should have any media representation or outlets. They’ve already targeted a sufficient number of Right-inclined media figures to make their goal plain.

     Woolery’s tweet cited above suggests that the unnamed producer had taken it upon herself to manufacture an incident that might suffice to silence him. I’d be astounded were she to be politically other than Left. For someone in a position such as hers who would have the opportunity to do so would feel the duty to take offense. But that would require an incident. So she manufactured one.

     The end of this tale has not yet arrived. I hope Woolery’s precis is accurate. If it is, I hope the unnamed producer is fired from her position and blacklisted from the television industry. For we in the Right have a duty, a classical one that free men must bear with perseverance: the duty to punish injustice. It must be done swiftly, and without any cringing or forelock-tugging.

     Yes, there will be howls about it from the Left. There will be accusations, and counter-accusations, and miscellaneous maneuverings in the media, possibly even in the courts. None of that matters a dented copper groat.


     The discords of our time are nearly all artificial. Political strategists have created them out of whole cloth. Activists have drummed them into the heads of the innocent and naive, and have told them that in taking offense they’re validating their membership among the Wise and Moral. By casting out those who fail in this duty, they reinforce their orthodoxy: the walls of the Church of the Left.

     It cannot go on much longer without an outbreak of mass violence. Recent events in Portland should testify to this. The longer the corrective reaction is delayed, the more severe the consequences will be.

     Think about it.

          NEW // Birthday Plants Card // Gardener Birthday // Map Art Card // Mom Birthday Card // Flower Birthday Card // Rachel Austin by rachelaustin      Cache   Translate Page      

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A sweet card from my map painting series. All cards are printed, folded, and packaged with care in my home studio in Portland, Oregon.

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One A2 size card (4.25"x5.5") of above image

One spring green envelope to pair with card

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Printed on white linen paper with high quality archival inks. A digital reproduction of one of my original map paintings.

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          National Forest Map Notecard // Blank Card // Camping Card // Airstream Card // Leavenworth Card // Happy Camper // Rachel Austin by rachelaustin      Cache   Translate Page      

4.75 USD

A sweet card from my map painting series. All cards are printed, folded, and packaged with care in my home studio in Portland, Oregon.

// DETAILS //

One A2 size card (4.25"x5.5") of above image

One spring green envelope to pair with card

Packaged in a protective clear sleeve

Printed on white linen paper with high quality archival inks. A digital reproduction of one of my original map paintings.

Blank inside

Cards ship in 1-3 days via First Class mail.

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          Puerto Rico Map Painting with Birds and Flowers, 8x10 Puerto Rico Map Art for Wedding or Anniversary Gift by rachelaustin      Cache   Translate Page      

110.00 USD

Puerto Rico: 8"x10" Map Painting

This Puerto Rico painting comes from my love of maps and flowers. Original mixed media map painting with a Puerto Rico map layered subtly under the painting. Has a thick, waxy texture and is mounted on top a simple, handmade wood frame. The paintings began with a map on a wood panel and is covered with acrylic medium, oil paint and ink. This piece is ready to hang and enjoy!

Made in Portland, Oregon.
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If you have any questions about this piece or are interested in a custom map painting with a map and design of your choice, just hit the “Ask a Question” button next to the price and I will get back to you within 24 hours.


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          Portland Oregon Map Art with Birds and Flowers, 20x30 Oregon Coast Map Painting by rachelaustin      Cache   Translate Page      

500.00 USD

Portland : 20"x30" Map Painting

This Oregon painting comes from my love of maps, birds and flowers. Original mixed media map painting with a vintage Portland, Oregon map layered subtly under the painting. Has a thick, waxy texture and is mounted on top a simple, handmade wood frame. The paintings began with a map on a wood panel and is covered with acrylic medium, oil paint and ink. This piece is ready to hang and enjoy!

Made in Portland, Oregon.
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          Austin Texas Map with Bird Painting with Poppies, 5x7 Map Art for Wedding or Anniversary Gift by rachelaustin      Cache   Translate Page      

80.00 USD

Austin : 5"x7" Map Painting

This Austin painting comes from my love of maps and little birds. Original mixed media map painting with a vintage Austin, Texas map layered subtly under the painting. Has a thick, waxy texture and is mounted on top a simple, handmade wood frame. The paintings began with a map on a wood panel and is covered with acrylic medium, oil paint and ink. This piece is ready to hang and enjoy!

Made in Portland, Oregon.
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If you have any questions about this piece or are interested in a custom map painting with a map and design of your choice, just hit the “Ask a Question” button next to the price and I will get back to you within 24 hours.


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          Seattle Map with Bird Painting with Poppies, 5x7 Map Art for Wedding or Anniversary Gift by rachelaustin      Cache   Translate Page      

80.00 USD

West Seattle : 5"x7" Map Painting

This Seattle painting comes from my love of maps and little birds. Original mixed media map painting with a vintage Seattle, Washington map layered subtly under the painting. Has a thick, waxy texture and is mounted on top a simple, handmade wood frame. The paintings began with a map on a wood panel and is covered with acrylic medium, oil paint and ink. This piece is ready to hang and enjoy!

Made in Portland, Oregon.
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If you have any questions about this piece or are interested in a custom map painting with a map and design of your choice, just hit the “Ask a Question” button next to the price and I will get back to you within 24 hours.


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          Forest Map with Camper Painting, 5x7 Map Art by Artist Rachel Austin by rachelaustin      Cache   Translate Page      

80.00 USD

Forest : 5"x7" Map Painting

This painting comes from my love of maps and camping. Original mixed media map painting with a vintage forest map layered subtly under the painting. Has a thick, waxy texture and is mounted on top a simple, handmade wood frame. The paintings began with a map on a wood panel and is covered with acrylic medium, oil paint and ink. This piece is ready to hang and enjoy!

Made in Portland, Oregon.
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If you have any questions about this piece or are interested in a custom map painting with a map and design of your choice, just hit the “Ask a Question” button next to the price and I will get back to you within 24 hours.


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          Forest Map with Bird Painting, 5x7 Map Art by Artist Rachel Austin by rachelaustin      Cache   Translate Page      

80.00 USD

Forest : 5"x7" Map Painting

This painting comes from my love of maps and little birds. Original mixed media map painting with a vintage forest map layered subtly under the painting. Has a thick, waxy texture and is mounted on top a simple, handmade wood frame. The paintings began with a map on a wood panel and is covered with acrylic medium, oil paint and ink. This piece is ready to hang and enjoy!

Made in Portland, Oregon.
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If you have any questions about this piece or are interested in a custom map painting with a map and design of your choice, just hit the “Ask a Question” button next to the price and I will get back to you within 24 hours.


Thanks for shopping and supporting my small business!

© 2018. Rachel Ann Austin. All rights reserved.


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Job Posting End Date: 12/31Unum is a company of people serving people. As one of the world's leading employee benefits providers and a Fortune 500 company, Unum's financial protection benefits help pr...
          Director of Operations - USA-ME-South Portland      Cache   Translate Page      
Our client, a parts and service company in the Greater Portland area, is seeking an experienced Director of Operations to add to their team. The Director of Operations will report to the President a...
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Job Posting End Date: 12/28Unum is a company of people serving people. As one of the world's leading employee benefits providers and a Fortune 500 company, Unum's financial protection benefits help pr...
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          The Affordable Housing Game Has Changed in Oregon      Cache   Translate Page      
There are a lot of financial, and legal, reasons to get the rethink the city of Portland's approach to affordable housing funding.
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OR-Portland, Clerk III This is a telecommute position and can be in any location. Bring your clerical knowledge to this role where you will: Perform clerical support for the Stop Loss Underwriting department. The clerk works closely with department staff as well as staff in other corporate departments. Perform senior level clerical work involving the analysis and processing of material and work to completion a
          AUGUST 2019! Cheap flights from Denver or Portland to Hawaiian islands from just $366!      Cache   Translate Page      
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Need some extra space? We have garages for rent at our Gatehouse Apartments location for $165/month. Available to residents and non-residents. Size is 9.5 X nineteen feet. Gatehouse is located right off of Hall boulevard, just blocks from HWY 99 in Tig ...

          REDWINE Jr., JOHN L.      Cache   Translate Page      
JOHN L. REDWINE JR., 77, a resident of Portland, passed away Friday, Nov. 30, 2018. Arrangements by Williamson-Spencer & Penrod Funeral Home of...
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ROBERT DALE WHERRY SR., 92, of Portland, Ind., passed away Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018. Arrangements by Baird-Freeman Funeral Home.
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CA-Telecommute/home-based, Our client is a global tech conglomerate headquartered in Mountainview, CA. Role: Salesforce CRM Developer Location: West Coast USA, Remote Ideal Start: As soon as we find a viable candidate Duration: 6 months with strong possibility of extension Our client is seeking a Salesforce CRM Developer to help with design, implementation and deployment of Salesforce.com across our organization. We will be
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          Community rallies around Oregon Lyft driver after racist attack leaves him unable to work      Cache   Translate Page      

Concerned Portlanders helped raise money and find work for a Lyft driver who was attacked by a racist passenger and subsequently unable to work. Portland’s KPTV reported that driver Parsham Rabiee was told by doctors that his head wounds were so severe that he could not drive — thus cutt...

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          (USA-OR-Portland) Project Manager (Interiors)      Cache   Translate Page      
Become Part of Our Team As an industry leader Balfour Beatty offers employees a comprehensive benefits package with competitive salaries and more. This includes: + Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance + Health Savings Account + 401(k) with company match + Flexible Spending Accounts (Dependent & Medical Reimbursement) + Vacation Time + Sick Time + Holidays + Paid Personal Days + Paid Volunteer time + Tuition Assistance + Employee Referral Bonus Summary Howard S. Wright (HSW), a Balfour Beatty Company in Portland, Oregon is seeking an Interiors Project Manager. If you have a passion for what you do, a strong drive to achieve results, the ability to solve problems creatively, and a dedication to client service and relationship management, come join us. This position will work on projects less than $10 million and primarily include office and tenant building improvements.The Interiors Project Manager is responsible for the overall direction, completion, and financial outcome of a construction project. In this position, the incumbent directs and supervises activities related to contract administration, change orders, submittals, procurement, project financial projections, and schedule requirements to ensure projects are completed with quality, profitable, adhering to our Safety/Zero Harm culture. Essential Functions + Project Financial Analysis + Preconstruction Coordination + Project Scheduling + Project Administration, Operations, and Close-out + Promote Customer and Community Relations + Foster Positive Culture, Leadership and Employee Development Minimum Requirements + Bachelor of Science Degree in Construction Management, Engineering, or related field. + Nine years or more of experience in commercial construction project management related to Interior job-sites. + Three years or more of direct supervisory experience related to staff and subcontractors. + Previous TI experience, multi-tasking two or more projects at once. + Experience with project manager software (Constructware, P6, Timberline, etc.). + Experience with cost projection, financial analysis, budget reviews, labor reports. + Experience with JD Edwards or similar construction application(s). + Previous or current Interiors project history with office and tenant building improvements between $1M to $10M, very helpful. About us Balfour Beatty US is an industry-leading provider of general contracting, at-risk construction management and design-build services for public and private sector clients across the nation. Performing heavy civil and vertical construction, our teams build the unique structures and infrastructure that play an important role in how people live, work, learn and play in our communities. Our teammates have an instinctive passion for innovating that is fueled by a relentless curiosity, a drive to employ lean practices and processes and the determination to find a better way. Through Zero Harm®, we are challenging the construction industry’s assumptions about safety. We believe that no level of harm should come to anyone as a result of our business. Consistently ranked among the nation’s largest building contractors, by Engineering News-Record, our US business is a subsidiary of London-based Balfour Beatty plc (LSE: BBY). Balfour Beatty is an equal opportunity employer that recognizes the value of a diverse workforce. All qualified individuals will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other criteria protected by federal, state or local law.
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Become Part of Our Team As an industry leader Balfour Beatty offers employees a comprehensive benefits package with competitive salaries and more. This includes: + Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance + Health Savings Account + 401(k) with company match + Flexible Spending Accounts (Dependent & Medical Reimbursement) + Vacation Time + Sick Time + Holidays + Paid Personal Days + Paid Volunteer time + Tuition Assistance + Employee Referral Bonus Summary Howard S. Wright, a Balfour Beatty Company is seeking a Project Executive to join our team in Portland, Oregon. If you have a passion for what you do, a strong drive to achieve results, the ability to solve problems creatively, and a dedication to client service and relationship management, come join us. The primary role of the Project Executive is to be the project leader ultimately responsible for all aspects of the project’s success including a positive referral from the Clients. The Project Executive ensures project success through monitoring the processes, progress and results of the following: Client satisfaction, team effectiveness, employee development, financial goals, quality and schedule. Serving as the liaison between the jobsite, the Business Unit Leader (BUL) and the main office, the Project Executive provides the support and resources that are needed by the Project Manager and Superintendent to perform their duties. Essential Functions + Project Financial Analysis + Preconstruction Coordination + Project Scheduling + Project Administration, Operations, and Close-out + Promote Customer and Community Relations + Foster Positive Culture, Leadership and Employee Development Minimum Requirements + B.S. in Construction Management, Engineering, or related field position. + Twenty years or more of commercial construction experience in the office or field management. + 10 plus years experience working on Ground-Up Commercial Construction projects of $50 million or greater. + 2 or more years of experience in a commercial construction Project Executive role required. + Ten years or more of direct supervisory experience. + Experience with project manager software (Constructware, P6, Timberline, etc.). + Experience with cost projection, financial analysis, budget reviews, labor reports. + Experience with JD Edwards or similar construction application(s). About us Balfour Beatty US is an industry-leading provider of general contracting, at-risk construction management and design-build services for public and private sector clients across the nation. Performing heavy civil and vertical construction, our teams build the unique structures and infrastructure that play an important role in how people live, work, learn and play in our communities. Our teammates have an instinctive passion for innovating that is fueled by a relentless curiosity, a drive to employ lean practices and processes and the determination to find a better way. Through Zero Harm®, we are challenging the construction industry’s assumptions about safety. We believe that no level of harm should come to anyone as a result of our business. Consistently ranked among the nation’s largest building contractors, by Engineering News-Record, our US business is a subsidiary of London-based Balfour Beatty plc (LSE: BBY). Balfour Beatty is an equal opportunity employer that recognizes the value of a diverse workforce. All qualified individuals will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other criteria protected by federal, state or local law.
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Aprilaire’s dedicated team of talented professionals has been delivering indoor air quality and comfort solutions since 1954. Designed for existing homes and residential new construction installation, our products work with all leading brands of heating and cooling equipment to ensure millions of homeowners achieve a healthier and more comfortable indoor environment. Innovative new product offerings, unprecedented growth, and expansion into new markets has created tremendous opportunity for professional growth and career advancement at Aprilaire. It is because of this that we are currently seeking a District Sales Manager to manage dealer relationships and advance aggressive growth goals in the Portland market. As a District Sales Manager you will be responsible for top line revenue growth. You will achieve this by: + Working consultatively with Aprilaire dealers to position their businesses for maximum success. + Growing revenue in the Portland market by adding new Aprilaire dealers via cold calling, growing existing dealer business, and converting competitive accounts. + Maintaining Aprilaire's reputation for providing excellent service with a strong commitment to our customers. + Delivering sales and technical product training to HVAC technicians and installers that inspires them to put Aprilaire in every home. + Developing and maintaining working partnerships with distributors. + Assisting Aprilaire distribution managers in securing distributor orders with dealers. + Developing and executing an Annual Operating Plan that aligns with district revenue opportunities and corporate growth goals. + Staying on top of customer feedback and competitive activity in your territory and communicating it with your team at the corporate headquarters. + Maintaining and analyzing CRM, identifying accounts offering the greatest opportunities, and taking action to make things happen. + Delivering activity reports and expense accounts accurately and on time. Attributes, experience and qualifications needed for success: + Outside sales experience, preferably business to business. + Skilled at cold calling without becoming discouraged by rejection. + Technical aptitude with the ability to develop a deep technical understanding of our products. + Ability to overcome price objections by selling on value. + Ability to get to the decision maker and develop a plan to grow business. + Strong focus on what’s important to the customer + Exceptional communication skills and the ability to teach non-salespeople how to sell. + Strong competitive drive and the desire to win. + Creative problem solving ability and the perseverance to overcome obstacles. + Ability to think on feet in selling situations and make decisions in the selling process that benefit the customer and the company. + Achievement oriented with an upward sloping trend of performance. + Flexible and adaptive with the ability to offer solutions to customer problems in the moment. + Effective at presenting to large groups. + Excellent communication skills. + Strong follow through. + Desire to probe into situations and uncover opportunities that may not be obvious. + Skilled at motivating others to carry through plans and commitments. + Strong organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines. + Self-disciplined and motivated to work hard with limited supervision. + Ability to maximize the value of the CRM system. + Experience with two-step distribution a plus. + Bachelor’s degree in business, sales and marketing, or related field desired but not required. We offer: + A competitive salary with commission and bonus opportunity, a company vehicle, laptop, cell phone, and company credit card. + A comprehensive benefits package including: + 401(k) with company match and generous profit sharing (6% in 2017), + a platinum-rated low deductible health insurance plan, + dental and vision insurance, + three types of life insurance coverage, + vacation and holiday pay, + company-sponsored short and long term disability plans, + progressive wellness programming for you and your family (including a company nurse/wellness educator and fitness programs), + extensive training and support, + a family-oriented corporate culture, + strong values, + opportunity for career growth, + and much much more. Corporate Headquarters Aprilaire, a Division of Research Product Corporation 1015 East Washington Avenue P.O. Box 1467 Madison, WI 53701-1467 Applicants have rights under federal and state employment laws: Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) En Español Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) En Español Wisconsin Family and Medical Leave Act (WFMLA) En Español Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA) En Español Aprilaire is an E-Verify company. External Company URL: http://www.aprilaire.com/
          Comment on MLB realignment could result in a Phillies competitive nightmare by Schmolik      Cache   Translate Page      
I doubt they would drastically shake up the NL and AL. I think there needs to be more baseball teams in the south so I added Charlotte and Nashville. NL East: Phillies, Mets, Nationals, Pirates NL Central: Cubs, Cardinals, Brewers, Reds NL West: Dodgers, Giants, Padres, Diamondbacks NL South: Braves, Marlins, Rays, Charlotte AL East: Yankees, Red Sox, Orioles, Blue Jays AL Central: Indians, Tigers, White Sox, Twins AL West: Angels, A's, Mariners, Rockies AL South: Rangers, Astros, Royals, Nashville To me this is an almost perfectly geographically balanced setup. I wouldn't know where to put Portland or Montreal and I'm not a fan of either city being added (Portland is too far a trip from Philly and I can do without any more teams from Canada). I'd love to have the Pirates back in the NL East and the Pirates, Mets, and Nationals are the perfect NL East for the Phils with no long plane rides (as opposed to now, Atlanta and Miami).
          Join Darren Rowse and Chris Garrett in Portland Oregon: Thursday 10 July 2014      Cache   Translate Page      

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          Luka Modric wins 2018 Ballon d'Or      Cache   Translate Page      

Luka Modric has won the 2018 Ballon d'Or, becoming the first player other than Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo to receive the award since 2007.

The midfielder, 33, who helped Croatia reach the men's World Cup final in Russia in the summer, is the first Croatian to win the prestigious prize, which is voted for by journalists.

On a historic evening in Paris, the ceremony had a women's category for the first time since its inception in 1956, with Norway's Ada Hegerberg crowned the inaugural women's Ballon d'Or winner.

The 23-year-old scored in this year's Champions League final, playing a key role in Lyon winning the tournament for a third successive year.

But there was controversy during the ceremony, with co-host Martin Solveig widely criticized on social media after asking the striker during the presentation: "Do you know how to twerk?" The player responded by saying "no."

Solveig later apologized and said he didn't meant to offend anyone. "This was a joke, probably a bad one, and I want to apologize for the one I may have offended. Sorry about that," Solveig said in a tweeted video.

Kylian Mbappe, who dazzled for France as Les Bleus triumphed in Russia in the summer, won the newly-formed Kopa award for the best young player.

The 19-year-old finished fourth overall, above Messi in fifth. Ronaldo was second, with France and Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann third and Liverpool and Egypt star Mo Salah sixth.

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'An unbelievable feeling'

For all of Mbappe's scintillating play for his country and Paris Saint-Germain, it is Real Madrid star Modric who has broken more than a decade of Messi-Ronaldo dominance.

"It's an unbelievable feeling," said Modric, who helped Real win a third-straight Champions League in May before guiding Croatia to the World Cup final in July, its best ever performance at the tournament.

"It's a big pleasure to be here among all these players."

Since Brazilian Kaka was crowned the world's best player in 2007, Messi and Ronaldo have won the Ballon d'Or a record five times each -- no one else has won the award more than three times.

Modric also won the Best FIFA men's player award earlier this year and becomes only the fourth player to win football's two biggest individual prizes in the same year, following Bobby Charlton (1966), Johan Cruyff (1974) and Paolo Rossi (1982).

Central to Croatia's rise

Modric's journey to picking up football's highest individual honor is an improbable one.

Growing up during the Balkans war, his father joined the Croatian army, while his grandfather was shot by Croatian Serb rebels and his house was burned down, forcing the family to flee to the Adriatic coast.

The midfielder has been central to his country's recent rise, which now sees Croatia ranked the fourth in FIFA's rankings.

The Ballon d'Or dates back to 1956. At first only incorporating European players, in 2007 was opened up to include ever player in the world.

Under the current format, the list of nominees is drawn up by weekly magazine France Football, with journalists from around the world voting on the final winner.

Men's Top 10

1. Luka Modric (Real Madrid and Croatia)

2. Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus and Portugal)

3. Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid and France)

4. Kylian Mbappe (PSG and France)

5. Lionel Messi (Barcelona and Argentina)

6. Mohamed Salah (Liverpool and Egypt)

7. Raphael Varane (Real Madrid and France)

8. Eden Hazard (Chelsea and Belgium)

9. Kevin de Bruyne (Manchester City and Belgium)

10. Harry Kane (Tottenham and England)

Women's Top 10

1. Ada Hegerberg (Lyon and Norway)

2. Pernille Harder (Wolfsburg and Denmark)

3. Dzsenifer Maroszan (Lyon and Germany)

4. Marta (Orlando and Brazil)

5. Sam Kerr (Perth and Australia)

6. Lucy Bronze (Lyon and England)

7. Amandine Henry and Wendie Renard (both Lyon and France)

9. Megan Rapinoe (Seattle and USA)

10. Lindsay Horan (Portland and USA)


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Anne Hathaway might soon be asking, “Can you tell me how to get to Sesame Street?” The actress is being eyed for the lead role in the Sesame Street movie being produced by Warner Bros. Hathaway will be playing a human character, so don’t expect to see her running around in puppet-form. Portlandia co-creator Jonathan Krisel is directing the film inspired […]

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          $278,000 Grant from KeyBank Offers New Infusion for YouthForce Career Development Program      Cache   Translate Page      

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PORTLAND, OR. (Dec. 4, 2018) – A three-year $278,000 grant from KeyBank to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland Metro (BGCP) will provide new funding for its YouthForce career development program, thus expanding localized opportunities for teen training and employment. “Helping underserved youth realize their full potential is critical to their […]

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Kidlat’s “The Red House” at Stephanie Chefas Projects.

Opening Friday, December, 2018 at Stephanie Chefas Projects in Portland, Oregon is Filipino artist Kidlat’s solo exhibition, “The Red House.”

The work of Filipino street artist Mark Copino, who goes by the pseudonym “Kidlat” (“Lightning” in English), is inspired by social realities, narratives of resilience, and the blend of historic cultural fragments. He is known for creating dream-like, minimalist stencil graffiti, evocative of American contemporary artist Logan Hicks, wherein vibrant color is added to a broad monochromatic space, evoking a subtle sense of hope. Kidlat’s work breaks free from the traditional Filipino artists who historically favored painting pastoral and peasant scenes with folkloric themes. His individual contemporary identity, while distinctly Filipino, emerges from practicing art in the streets where experimentation can flourish without strict rules.

In “​The Red House,​“ Kidlat has created contemporary minimalist imagery of typical Filipino children in his neighborhood with only a few domestic elements immediately visible to the eye. Each piece contains symbols including animals that express the ambiguities of history and culture that affect the quality of life for his generation and the younger. Some of his work reflects the reality of inequality and other lingering effects of centuries of colonialism and repression manifested in the daily lives of Filipino children.


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Moments in Monochrome II” at Nucleus Portland.

Currently on view at Nucleus Portland in Portland, Oregon is “Moments in Monochrome II,” a group exhibition depicting a moment or memory in monochrome.

The exhibition features artwork by artists: Nicolas Delort, Daniele Castellano, Mio, Davor Gromilovic, Kaye Blegvad, Richard Morris, Song Kang, Brian Uhl and Zach Oldenkamp.


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Man with intercourse troubles gets advice from a urologist. by Dan Savage

I'm a 59-year-old man in good health. For basically my whole adult life, I've had this problem during intercourse with a woman of (1) being very quick to come and (2) having a too intense "cringey" sensation when I come. This has led to often going soft at the prospect of intercourse. This too-intense feeling makes me stop moving when I come, which is not satisfying at all. It doesn't happen with hand jobs or oral sex—they feel fine and good. Is this a known phenomenon? And, most importantly, what can I do to get to a point where I can enjoy intercourse? This seriously messes up my enjoyment of sex and my confidence with women. One time, and only one time (out of many with a particular girlfriend), I had intercourse and it felt fine when I came, still thrusting, so I know it's possible. I have been practicing with a Fleshlight, but it's still painfully "cringey" when I come. It is not fun and rather depressing.

He Always Really Dreads Penetration And Regrets This

I shared your letter with Dr. Ashley Winter, a urologist in private practice in Portland, Oregon, and the cohost of The Full Release, a sex, health, and relationship podcast. Dr. Winter wanted to note that her comments are a general discussion of a medical topic and NOT individual medical advice. She wanted me to emphasize this point—which she also emphasizes at the top of her terrific podcast—because Dr. Winter is a responsible doctor and not a card-carrying member of the Amalgamated Advice Columnists of America. (Membership in the AACA entitles advice columnists to say pretty much whatever they want.)

"There are three issues at play here," said Dr. Winter. "First, the pain or 'cringey' sensation only associated with vaginal and Fleshlight penetration. Second, being too quick to come. And third, erectile dysfunction. HARDPART insightfully suggests his ED may be related to his performance anxiety as well as anticipated pain, and I would agree with this. I would add that his quick ejaculation is most likely also caused by a mix of ED and pain—the body adapts to pain and erection loss by letting the swimmers off the hook early."

But why do you experience this pain only during penetrative sex? What is it about PIV (penis in vagina) or PIF (penis in Fleshlight) that causes those painfully cringey feelings?

"If he thrusts more during these activities than he does during oral or hand stimulation, I would expect that either pelvic floor muscle dysfunction or a nerve issue related to the lower spine could be causing the flairs," said Dr. Winter. "If he were my patient, I would want to know if he has less pain when his partner is on top, which would mean his pelvis is moving less. Also, does he have chronic low back pain? Bowel or bladder issues?"

Dr. Winter and I continued to generally discuss the medical topics raised by your question, HARDPART, and we generally discussed—this is not, again, individual medical advice, but a general discussion—two things someone with your particular issue might want to think about doing. First, a guy with your problem could try taking Viagra—or a related drug—while also using a penis numbing spray. And a guy with your problem should also have his pelvic floor checked out. A urologist can help a guy with a problem like yours determine if there's something wrong with the complex web of muscles and nerves that crowd together around your junk and, if it is a pelvic floor issue, refer him to a pelvic floor physical therapist.

Finally, a suggestion from me, the person with the AACA card: A guy with a problem like yours—a guy whose dick works a certain way and has worked that way for decades—could save himself the hassle of physical therapy and the side effects of Viagra by accepting his dick and the way his dick works. There are women out there who prefer oral and outercourse to PIV, HARDPART, and you could bed those women with confidence.

Follow Dr. Ashley Winter on Twitter @AshleyGWinter, and check out The Full Release podcast, which she cohosts with comedian Mo Mandel, at thefullreleasepod.com.


I'm a mostly straight guy in my 40s and I'm married to a woman. I don't know if it's a midlife crisis or what, but I've decided that I want to get fucked in the ass once in my life. I will be visiting Hamburg soon, and it's my understanding that sex work is legal in Germany. I want your help sorting out the legal, ethical, and practical issues.

1. Legal issue. Paying for sex in Germany is legal, right? But even if sex work is legal, that doesn't mean every sex worker is doing it voluntarily. I prefer people closer to my own age, and I imagine a 40-year-old sex worker is less likely to be exploited, right? What else can I do to ensure that I'm not with a trafficked individual

2. Ethical issue After many years and many near-divorce situations, my wife and I have adopted a more tolerant (or more apathetic) posture toward each other. She has on several occasions told me that she doesn't care who I fuck. While I haven't acted on it, she has said it often enough that I believe her. We've talked about an open relationship, but she wasn't enthusiastic. My best guess is that she doesn't want to know if I do anything "gay," while also not wanting me to form any emotional attachments. Do I ask her again if she really doesn't care who I fuck? Or do her previous statements suffice?

3. Practical issues. Is a condom enough protection? How do I avoid things like herpes and crabs? Other than emptying ye olde bowels, what other steps should I take before asking a male German escort to fuck me in the ass? And how do I ask? Google Translate suggests "Fick mich in den Arsch," which is an unappealing thing to say. Maybe there's something sexier?

Legal, Ethical, And Practical

1. Sex work is, indeed, legal in Germany. You can minimize your chances of hiring someone who may not be doing sex work of their own free will by avoiding agencies and finding yourself an independent escort. But seeing as how you're looking to hire a male in his 40s, LEAP, your odds of hiring someone doing sex work under duress are very, very low.

2. The wife who lovingly and apathetically tolerates your soon-to-be-fucked ass has already told you—and told you more than once—that she doesn't care who you fuck. She also doesn't want to know if you fuck someone else. Asking if she meant it immediately before flying off to Hamburg—double-checking to make sure she really doesn't care who you fuck—would basically mean telling her you know you're going to fuck someone else in Hamburg (and fuck them all "gay" and shit), and she's already told you she doesn't want to know. Taking her at her word, i.e., allowing her previous statements to suffice, is the right thing to do.

3. A condom offers highly effective protection from HIV, gonorrhea, syphilis, and chlamydia. For added protection, LEAP, ask your doctor about getting on PrEP, aka Truvada, before your trip. It's a daily pill that, once built up to full strength (roughly a week), provides highly effective protection against HIV infection. While condoms do provide some protection against herpes, neither condoms nor PrEP will save you from crabs. To make sure your one-and-only ass fucking goes well, empty ye olde bowels and then douche ye olde rectum. Since most German escorts, like most German everybodies, speak English, LEAP, there is no need for an English-to-German dictionary. Just say, "Fuck my ass, please."


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          PSU Student Found Near Amtrak Tracks Says He Wasn't Attempting Suicide      Cache   Translate Page      
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Aaron Salazar
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Originally reported by The Stranger's sister paper down south, The Portland Mercury.

In May, 22-year-old Portland State University student Aaron Salazar was found unconscious alongside Amtrak rail tracks near Truckee, California. While doctors said Salazar's injuries were consistent with someone who was brutally beaten, Amtrak officials were quick to call it a suicide attempt.

Now, six months after the incident, Salazar is setting the record straight.

“I'd never, ever try to kill myself," Salazar said in a video posted on a Facebook page managed by his family.

It's the first public statement Salazar has made since the incident, which left him with a damaged brain stem, a broken pelvis, burns on his crotch and thighs, and a badly beaten face. He was unable to speak for months.

Salazar was en route to Portland from Colorado when railroad workers discovered his body. His injuries immediately raised questions about whether Salazar, who is gay, had been the victim of a hate crime.

But Amtrak Chief of Police Neil Trugman told reporters that, based on earlier conversations Salazar had reportedly had with fellow train passengers, "all indications right now appear that it was an attempted suicide.” Trugman suggested that Salazar threw himself from the Amtrak train.

In the new video, Salazar is clear: "I did not not jump off the train."

Salazar did not offer any other details or memories about the incident.

The FBI is not as quick as Amtrak to dismiss Salazar's case. In September, an FBI agent collected Salazar's DNA to run it against DNA found on his clothing after the incident, according to Honolulu Civil Beat (Salazar grew up in Oahu).

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          FEAR FACTORY Has Completed New Studio Album, Says BURTON C. BELL      Cache   Translate Page      
FEAR FACTORY has completed work on its long-awaited new album for a tentative 2019 release. The effort, which will once again be made available via Nuclear Blast, will mark the Californian band's first collection of new music since 2015's "Genexus" LP. The news of FEAR FACTORY's studio activity was broken by singer Burton C. Bell during an interview with the M.I.R.P. web site at last month's inaugural Headbangers Con in Portland, Oregon. Asked what projects he is working on at the moment, Burton said (hear audio below beginning at around six-minute mark): "I just had a very successful PledgeMusic campaign with ASCENSION OF THE WATCHERS. We raised the goal. We're getting ready to record our next record in January. We're gonna go to Wales to record it. It's gonna be our second record — the first record we've done in 10 years. So I'm working on that. And John Bechdel [KILLING JOKE, PRONG, FEAR FACTORY, MINISTRY] is part of it. [I'm working with] Jayce Lewis, [who] is an English artist that's very, very talented. He's more on the Gary Numan ilk kind of vibe. He's super talented. I have some other artists available. Mark Thwaite's gonna be involved, who was a part of THE MISSION UK, and he's touring with BAUHAUS right now. I'm gonna have some other people involved, but right now it's just ASCENSION OF THE WATCHERS." He then added: "FEAR FACTORY has a record done. It's delivered to the label. We're just waiting for some legal technicalities [to be sorted out]. And the record'll be out next year." Back in May 2017, Bell told the Kilpop web site that the positive reaction to "Genexus" has "absolutely" inspired him and his bandmates to try to top it with their upcoming effort. "It was such a great response," he said. "Putting out that record was just positive all the way around, which just makes us drive even further and drive even harder. Now we've been working on a new album. All the new songs, I say, in my opinion, are even stronger than 'Genexus', 'cause it just seems even more tight. We're on a groove, and it's kicking ass." In 2016, FEAR FACTORY completed a U.S. headlining tour on which it performed its classic second album, "Demanufacture", in its entirety. Asked if playing such an iconic record from beginning to end every night influences the songwriting process for new material, Bell told Kilpop: "Sometimes. It takes you back to your roots, that's for sure… Recapturing your identity — identity within your band is very important. If you have your sound, that's great. But the motivation to move forward and try different things, that is also part of your identity, and you can make it yours as long as it doesn't lose your identity. We can do like some bands have done… Not to name anybody, but metal bands that moved forward and [done] a [very different-sounding] record… Well, FEAR FACTORY has done it once. We have a record called 'Transgression'; it was our rock record. And we totally just, like, alienated [much of our fanbase]. People were, like, 'That was you? That doesn't sound like FEAR FACTORY.' And I'm, like, 'Well, that's what the title 'Transgression' means.' [Laughs]" FEAR FACTORY was the subject of breakup rumors in May 2017 when the band's former bassist-turned-guitarist Christian Olde Wolbers posted a since-deleted eulogy for FF on his Instagram. He wrote "RIP Fear Factory" and appended that post with the hashtag #GrownAssMenThatCantWorkOutShit. Interview (audio):

          Jazz Flute Norwegian Kveik Farmhouse      Cache   Translate Page      

National Homebrew Competition

Mark Boelman of Loveland, CO won a silver medal in Category 28: Specialty Beer during the 2018 National Homebrew Competition Final Round in Portland, OR. Boelman’s Norwegian Kveik farmhouse (historical beer) earned 2nd place among 181 entries in the category.

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          Atlanta or Portland: Our MLS Cup predictions      Cache   Translate Page      
Finally, after a month of playoffs, MLS Cup is upon us. So, who will win: Atlanta United or the Portland Timbers? We make our predictions.
          Portland sends slice of home to Atlanta for MLS Cup      Cache   Translate Page      
Just 1,300 of the 70,000 fans at MLS Cup will be supporting the Portland Timbers, so they're bringing with them a reminder of home: a giant log.
          Technical Support Specialist      Cache   Translate Page      
OR-Portland, Johnstone Supply, Inc., the nation’s largest HVACR distribution Cooperative, has a great opportunity for an IT Support Specialist to join our Corporate team in Portland, OR. As a member of the IT team and reporting to the IT Infrastructure Manager, the IT Support Specialist is responsible for providing support for all IT products and services including telecommunications, hardware, software, remot
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Ship traffic Due to arrive today SHIP FROM PORT Arietta Portland, Ore. PBG Daniel K.Inouye Honolulu OAK Ever Smile Los Angeles OAK Garnet Leader Port Hueneme, Ventura County BNC Horizon Pacific Honolulu OAK Island Princess Cabo San Lucas, Mexico SFO MOL Modern Los Angeles OAK Shanghai Highway San Diego BNC YM Unicorn Los Angeles OAK Due to depart today SHIP TO PORT CAP Capricorn Long Beach SFO Cape Kortia Tokyo OAK Horizon Pacific Los Angeles OAK Humber Bridge Tokyo SFO Island Princess Cabo San Lucas, Mexico SFO MSC Silvia Port Unknown SFO Queen Asia Port Unknown SFO Sibi Ghent, Belgium SFO Source: S.F. Marine Exchange
          Craft Brewing and Distilling News for December 3, 2018      Cache   Translate Page      

•Portland, Maine-based Hardshore Distilling Company has partnered with distributor Monsieur Touton Selection Ltd. to expand its footprint down the East Coast. Previously limited to Maine, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts, Hardshore Original Gin (46%-abv, $33), the distillery’s sole product, will now … Continue reading

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          Blogmas Series: Homemade Hot Chocolate      Cache   Translate Page      

Would you like to know a random fact about me?

I do not like coffee.

I went to college in Portland, Oregon where everyone was crazy about coffee. I would get invited to go to Starbucks all the time. Honestly, I never knew what to order when I went out to Starbucks, because I didn't like coffee or hot drinks in general.

So, what was I supposed to order!?

As a result of this dilemma I decided that it would be worth it to acquire a taste for a few hot drinks. That way if someone invited me to Starbucks, I would have something to order other than water. Early on, my beverage of choice became hot apple cider. It was delicious and didn't have a hint of coffee in it/ Additionally, I have taught myself to enjoy hot chocolate and even some tea (which came in handy during my twin pregnancy).

I enjoy lots of different hot beverages now and I am so thankful I took the time to try new things. If I hadn't been willing to try something new, I never would have discovered some of my very favorites.

Today, I want to share a homemade hot chocolate recipe with you that my family enjoys every year. My friend makes homemade hot chocolate and it inspired me to try making this myself. I searched Pinterest for just the right recipe. Several years ago, I discovered this Homemade Hot Chocolate recipe from Anna Davis on the Kelly Moore blog. This recipe is delicious and I have been making it ever since.

Each year, I make a big batch and then keep some for us to enjoy! Then, I give the rest away to friends and family. I have even put the homemade hot chocolate in little bags and used this as stocking stuffers. It was a huge hit!!

I have included the recipe below.

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Homemade Hot Chocolate
By, Anna Davis

Ingredients
1 (28 oz) container of Nesquick
1 (11 oz) container of creamer
1 (25.6 oz) container powdered milk
2 1/2 cups of powdered sugar
1 to 1 1/2 packs small marshmallows

Instructions
Stir it up and you're ready for hot chocolate.

Put in fun containers and give as Christmas gifts.

Add 4-5 Tbsp to 8 oz of hot water then adjust to taste.

Enjoy!



          Gary Ogan - Portland (With Bill Lamb) (Vinyl) (1972)      Cache   Translate Page      
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Anne Hathaway has apparently been offered the lead role in the upcoming 'Sesame Street' film directed by Portlandia co-creator Jonathan Krisel is set to direct. She is still in talks and has not made a decision.

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Very good informative article with one of Portland's outstanding architects about a great firm. Thank you!
          Girl, 2, becomes first child in Britain to be prescribed medicinal cannabis      Cache   Translate Page      
Jorja Emerson, 2 and from Northern Ireland, became the first child in the UK to receive a prescription after her father persuaded a neurologist at the private Portland Hospital in London to help.
          (USA-OR-Canby) Clinic Supervisor- Molalla/Canby      Cache   Translate Page      
**Description:** **Providence Medical Group is calling a Clinic Supervisor (1.0 FTE, Days) to Providence Canby and Molalla Primary Care teams.** This role will provide mentorship and coaching to our Medical Assistant and Patient Relations Representative staff, while also working closely with our Nurse Quality Supervisor and Clinic Manager to maintain high quality patient care. **In this position you will:** + Oversee and develop clinical and non-clinical staff. + Work in close collaboration with the Nursing Quality Supervisor to ensure development and competency of clinical staff. + Mentor and develop all staff members. + Support Patient Centered Medical Home teams, removing barriers and promoting excellent patient care. **Qualifications:** **Required qualifications for this position include:** + Bachelor's degree **-or-** + Combination of education and applicable work experience + 2-3years of experience in a progressive leadership role in a clinic setting + Knowledge of healthcare environment, medical office policies, procedures, and human resource management practices + Strong written and verbal communication, and interpersonal skills **Preferred qualifications for this position include:** + Healthcare management college level coursework + Experience with Electronic Medical Records, Windows, and Excel-based software **About Providence in Oregon** As the largest healthcare system and largest private employer in Oregon, Providence offers exceptional work environments and unparalleled career opportunities. The Providence Experience begins each time our patients or their families have an encounter with a Providence team member and continues throughout their visit or stay. Whether you provide direct or indirect patient care, we want our patients to feel that they are in a welcoming place where they can be comfortable and free from anxiety. Our employees create the Providence Experience through simple, caring behaviors such as **acknowledging** and **welcoming** each visitor, **introducing** ourselves and Providence, **addressing** people by name, **providing** the duration of estimated wait times and **updating** frequently if timelines change, **explaining** situations in a way that puts patients at ease, carefully **listening** to their concerns, and always **thanking** people for trusting Providence for their healthcare needs. At Providence, our quality vision is simple, "Providence will provide the best care and service to every person, every time." Providence is consistently ranked among the top 100 companies to work for in Oregon. It is also home to two of our award-winning Magnet medical centers. Providence hospitals and clinics are located in numerous areas, ranging from the Columbia Gorge to the wine country to sunny southern Oregon to charming coastal communities to the urban setting of Portland. If you want a vibrant lifestyle while working with a team highly committed to the art of healing, choose from our many options in Oregon. **We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details** http://www.providenceiscalling.jobs/rewards-benefits/ **Our Mission** As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable. **About Us** Providence Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services guided by a Mission of caring the Sisters of Providence began over 160 years ago. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law. **Schedule:** Full-time **Shift:** Day **Job Category:** Clinical Lead Supervisor/Manager **Location:** Oregon-Canby **Other Location(s):** Oregon-Molalla **Req ID:** 207801
          (USA-OR-Molalla) Clinic Supervisor- Molalla/Canby      Cache   Translate Page      
**Description:** **Providence Medical Group is calling a Clinic Supervisor (1.0 FTE, Days) to Providence Canby and Molalla Primary Care teams.** This role will provide mentorship and coaching to our Medical Assistant and Patient Relations Representative staff, while also working closely with our Nurse Quality Supervisor and Clinic Manager to maintain high quality patient care. **In this position you will:** + Oversee and develop clinical and non-clinical staff. + Work in close collaboration with the Nursing Quality Supervisor to ensure development and competency of clinical staff. + Mentor and develop all staff members. + Support Patient Centered Medical Home teams, removing barriers and promoting excellent patient care. **Qualifications:** **Required qualifications for this position include:** + Bachelor's degree **-or-** + Combination of education and applicable work experience + 2-3years of experience in a progressive leadership role in a clinic setting + Knowledge of healthcare environment, medical office policies, procedures, and human resource management practices + Strong written and verbal communication, and interpersonal skills **Preferred qualifications for this position include:** + Healthcare management college level coursework + Experience with Electronic Medical Records, Windows, and Excel-based software **About Providence in Oregon** As the largest healthcare system and largest private employer in Oregon, Providence offers exceptional work environments and unparalleled career opportunities. The Providence Experience begins each time our patients or their families have an encounter with a Providence team member and continues throughout their visit or stay. Whether you provide direct or indirect patient care, we want our patients to feel that they are in a welcoming place where they can be comfortable and free from anxiety. Our employees create the Providence Experience through simple, caring behaviors such as **acknowledging** and **welcoming** each visitor, **introducing** ourselves and Providence, **addressing** people by name, **providing** the duration of estimated wait times and **updating** frequently if timelines change, **explaining** situations in a way that puts patients at ease, carefully **listening** to their concerns, and always **thanking** people for trusting Providence for their healthcare needs. At Providence, our quality vision is simple, "Providence will provide the best care and service to every person, every time." Providence is consistently ranked among the top 100 companies to work for in Oregon. It is also home to two of our award-winning Magnet medical centers. Providence hospitals and clinics are located in numerous areas, ranging from the Columbia Gorge to the wine country to sunny southern Oregon to charming coastal communities to the urban setting of Portland. If you want a vibrant lifestyle while working with a team highly committed to the art of healing, choose from our many options in Oregon. **We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details** http://www.providenceiscalling.jobs/rewards-benefits/ **Our Mission** As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable. **About Us** Providence Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services guided by a Mission of caring the Sisters of Providence began over 160 years ago. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law. **Schedule:** Full-time **Shift:** Day **Job Category:** Clinical Lead Supervisor/Manager **Location:** Oregon-Canby **Other Location(s):** Oregon-Molalla **Req ID:** 207801
          (USA-OR-Portland) Clinical Research Assistant      Cache   Translate Page      
**Description:** **Providence is calling a Clinical Research Assistant (1.0 FTE, Days) to Providence Portland Medical Center in Portland, OR.** **In this position, you will:** + Function under the supervision of the Clinical Research Associate Supervisor and collaborate with the Clinical Research Nurses, Investigators, Associates and Assistants coordinating and maintaining many activities related to cancer clinical research. + Collect, comply and maintain clinical data on cancer clinical research participants from a variety of sources including physicians offices, computerized system databases, tumor registry and other health system resources. + Maintain, organize, prepare, process and ship biological specimens including but not limited to human blood, urine, sputum, feces and/or tissue in accordance with local and federal shipping regulations. + Uphold the standards of confidentiality, attendance and punctuality. **Qualifications:** **Required qualifications for this position include:** + College education with courses in public health, community program development, psychology/sociology, and research, or equivalent experience in a related field + Valid drivers license and reliable transportation + Advanced level proficiency in Microsoft Access, Microsoft Word, Internet, and e-mail **Preferred qualifications for this position include:** + 1 year of research or data entry/registry experience + Experience with medical terminology + Experience in tumor registries, Autologous Bone Marrow transplantation (ABMT) registries, and cancer clinical research **About Providence in Oregon** As the largest healthcare system and largest private employer in Oregon, Providence offers exceptional work environments and unparalleled career opportunities. The Providence Experience begins each time our patients or their families have an encounter with a Providence team member and continues throughout their visit or stay. Whether you provide direct or indirect patient care, we want our patients to feel that they are in a welcoming place where they can be comfortable and free from anxiety. Our employees create the Providence Experience through simple, caring behaviors such as **acknowledging** and welcoming each visitor, **introducing** ourselves and Providence, **addressing** people by name, **providing** the duration of estimated wait times and **updating** frequently if timelines change, **explaining** situations in a way that puts patients at ease, carefully **listening** to their concerns, and always **thanking** people for trusting Providence for their healthcare needs. At Providence, our quality vision is simple, "Providence will provide the best care and service to every person, every time." Providence is consistently ranked among the top 100 companies to work for in Oregon. It is also home to two of our award-winning Magnet medical centers. Providence hospitals and clinics are located in numerous areas, ranging from the Columbia Gorge to the wine country to sunny southern Oregon to charming coastal communities to the urban setting of Portland. If you want a vibrant lifestyle while working with a team highly committed to the art of healing, choose from our many options in Oregon. **We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details** http://www.providenceiscalling.jobs/rewards-benefits/ **Our Mission** As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable. **About Us** Providence Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services guided by a Mission of caring the Sisters of Providence began over 160 years ago. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law. **Schedule:** Full-time **Shift:** Day **Job Category:** Research **Location:** Oregon-Portland **Req ID:** 207948
          (USA-OR-Milwaukie) RN-Senior Psychiatric Unit      Cache   Translate Page      
**Description:** **Providence is calling a Registered Nurse - Senior Psychiatric Unit (0.0 FTE, Rotating/Variable) to Providence Milwaukie Hospital in Milwaukie, OR.** **In this position, you will:** + Provide professional, comprehensive nursing care for patients in an acute care environment. + Be accountable for the delivery of coordinated, safe, compassionate, therapeutic, evidence-based quality care to patients and families, based on individual physical, emotional, and spiritual needs, and appropriate care strategies throughout the lifespan. + Practice in accordance with the Nurse Practice Act in the state of employment, the American Nurses Association (ANA) Code of Ethics for Nurses, and the ANA scope and standards of practice. **Qualifications:** **Required qualifications for this position include:** + Nursing degree/diploma required upon hire + All Registered Nurses (RNs) without a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in nursing must obtain a bachelor’s degree in nursing or higher within 3 years of hire. + A RN with 20 years of RN experience will not be required to obtain a Bachelor's degree in nursing + Unencumbered RN license in Oregon and wherever care is delivered + If RN holds a multistate license through the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC), the RN must adhere to the requirements of licensure in the new state(s) of hire. + Current Basic LifeSupport (BLS) card from the following authorized governing bodies:American Heart Association (AHA) - (BLS Provider), American Red Cross (ARC) -(BLS for Health Care Provider), or Military Training Network (MTN) –(Healthcare Provider) upon hire + 12 months of acute care experience working with the patient population similar to the Senior Psychiatric Unit **-or-** completion of the specialty residency located at Providence Milwaukie Hospital **Preferred qualifications for this position include:** + Bachelor's degree in nursing + National Certification in Senior Psychiatric Unit **About Providence in Oregon** As the largest healthcare system and largest private employer in Oregon, Providence offers exceptional work environments and unparalleled career opportunities. The Providence Experience begins each time our patients or their families have an encounter with a Providence team member and continues throughout their visit or stay. Whether you provide direct or indirect patient care, we want our patients to feel that they are in a welcoming place where they can be comfortable and free from anxiety. Our employees create the Providence Experience through simple, caring behaviors such as acknowledging and welcoming each visitor, introducing ourselves and Providence, addressing people by name, providing the duration of estimated wait times and updating frequently if timelines change, explaining situations in a way that puts patients at ease, carefully listening to their concerns, and always thanking people for trusting Providence for their healthcare needs. At Providence, our quality vision is simple, "Providence will provide the best care and service to every person, every time." Providence is consistently ranked among the top 100 companies to work for in Oregon. It is also home to two of our award-winning Magnet medical centers. Providence hospitals and clinics are located in numerous areas, ranging from the Columbia Gorge to the wine country to sunny southern Oregon to charming coastal communities to the urban setting of Portland. If you want a vibrant lifestyle while working with a team highly committed to the art of healing, choose from our many options in Oregon. **We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details** http://www.providenceiscalling.jobs/rewards-benefits/ **Our Mission** As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable. **About Us** Providence Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services guided by a Mission of caring the Sisters of Providence began over 160 years ago. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law. **Schedule:** On Call **Shift:** Variable **Job Category:** Nursing **Location:** Oregon-Milwaukie **Req ID:** 207700
          (USA-OR-Milwaukie) Occupational Therapist-CHT      Cache   Translate Page      
**Description:** **Providence is calling an Occupational Therapist (0.9 FTE, Days) to Providence** **Milwaukie Hospital** **in** **Milwaukie** **, OR.** **In this position, you will:** + **Manage and provide skilled occupational therapy to patients/clients with a wide variety of diagnoses and disabilities, taking into account individual patient‘s special physical or age-related needs.** + **Possess skills in patient/client evaluation and treatment, as well as professional consultations to achieve maximum patient/client independence in accordance with individual‘s functional level and potential.** **Qualifications:** **Required qualifications for this position include:** + **Bachelor, Master, or Doctorate degree** **-or-** + **Equivalent from an accredited occupational therapy program** + **Current Occupational Therapy licensure through the State of Oregon** + **American Heart Association Basic Life Support (AHA-BLS) certification for Healthcare Provider** + **American Red Cross cardiopulmonary resuscitation/automated external defibrillator (CPR/AED) for medical professionals within 30 days of hire** + **Valid Driver License** + **Specialized Occupational Therapy training or experience to meet a particular department need, on occasion** + **Ability to travel between sites in a timely manner as assigned** + **National Provider Identifier (NPI)** **About Providence in Oregon** **As the largest healthcare system and largest private employer in Oregon, Providence offers exceptional work environments and unparalleled career opportunities.** **The Providence Experience begins each time our patients or their families have an encounter with a Providence team member and continues throughout their visit or stay. Whether you provide direct or indirect patient care, we want our patients to feel that they are in a welcoming place where they can be comfortable and free from anxiety. Our employees create the Providence Experience through simple, caring behaviors such as** **acknowledging** **and** **welcoming** **each visitor,** **introducing** **ourselves and Providence,** **addressing** **people by name,** **providing** **the duration of estimated wait times and** **updating** **frequently if timelines change,** **explaining** **situations in a way that puts patients at ease, carefully** **listening** **to their concerns, and always** **thanking** **people for trusting Providence for their healthcare needs. At Providence, our quality vision is simple,** **"Providence will provide the best care and service to every person, every time."** **Providence is consistently ranked among the top 100 companies to work for in Oregon. It is also home to two of our award-winning Magnet medical centers. Providence hospitals and clinics are located in numerous areas, ranging from the Columbia Gorge to the wine country to sunny southern Oregon to charming coastal communities to the urban setting of Portland. If you want a vibrant lifestyle while working with a team highly committed to the art of healing, choose from our many options in Oregon.** **We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details** **http://www.providenceiscalling.jobs/rewards-benefits/** **Our Mission** **As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.** **About Us** **Providence Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services guided by a Mission of caring the Sisters of Providence began over 160 years ago. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.** **Schedule:** **Full-time** **Shift:** **Day** **Job Category:** **Occupational Therapy** **Location:** **Oregon-Milwaukie** **Req ID:** **207657**
          (USA-OR-Beaverton) Registered Nurse - Telephone Advice      Cache   Translate Page      
**Description:** **Providence is calling Registered Nurse - Telephone Advice (0.8 FTE, Days) Temporary to Providence Health Plan in Beaverton, OR.** **This is a temporary position with a day shift schedule.** **In this position, you will:** + Be responsible for the interactive process that occurs over the telephone with the client that identifies the nature and urgency of the client’s healthcare needs and then determines appropriate disposition. + Schedule an appointment as the client’s condition requires, answer questions, and provide health education in relation to the call. + Accurately document the encounter with the client for continuity of care. + Facilitate care that is based on the nursing process, evidence-based guidelines and is consistent with Oregon and Washington’s Nurse Practice Act. + Utilize a broad range of general nursing knowledge and expertise. + Be proficient in using Microsoft Office products and multiple computer applications. + Collaborate with all members of the healthcare team. + Be accountable for personal behavior and ongoing professional behavior and development. **_**The Triage Service Center serves clients in a fast-paced, challenging, multi-customer telephone call center that operates 24/7.**_** **Qualifications:** **Required qualifications for this position include:** + Current, unencumbered Oregon Registered Nurse (RN) license + Current unencumbered Washington RN license or must obtain within 6 months of hire + Must obtain other required nursing state licensures within 6 months + 2 years of nursing experience as an RN + Working knowledge of computers, Microsoft Office products, and electronic communication systems + Ability to type 30 wpm **Preferred qualifications for this position include:** + Bachelor's of science in Nursing, required for newly hired RN's as of 2018. + Ambulatory Nursing Certification + 5 years of nursing experience as an RN + Telephone triage experience + Progressive leadership experience **About Providence in Oregon** As the largest healthcare system and largest private employer in Oregon, Providence offers exceptional work environments and unparalleled career opportunities. The Providence Experience begins each time our patients or their families have an encounter with a Providence team member and continues throughout their visit or stay. Whether you provide direct or indirect patient care, we want our patients to feel that they are in a welcoming place where they can be comfortable and free from anxiety. Our employees create the Providence Experience through simple, caring behaviors such as **acknowledging** and **welcoming** each visitor, **introducing** ourselves and Providence, **addressing** people by name, **providing** the duration of estimated wait times and **updating** frequently if timelines change, **explaining** situations in a way that puts patients at ease, carefully **listening** to their concerns, and always **thanking** people for trusting Providence for their healthcare needs. At Providence, our quality vision is simple, "Providence will provide the best care and service to every person, every time." Providence is consistently ranked among the top 100 companies to work for in Oregon. It is also home to two of our award-winning Magnet medical centers. Providence hospitals and clinics are located in numerous areas, ranging from the Columbia Gorge to the wine country to sunny southern Oregon to charming coastal communities to the urban setting of Portland. If you want a vibrant lifestyle while working with a team highly committed to the art of healing, choose from our many options in Oregon. **We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details** http://www.providenceiscalling.jobs/rewards-benefits/ **Our Mission** As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable. **About Us** Providence Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services guided by a Mission of caring the Sisters of Providence began over 160 years ago. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law. **Schedule:** Part-time **Shift:** Day **Job Category:** Advice Nursing **Location:** Oregon-Beaverton **Req ID:** 207910
          (USA-OR-Portland) Fellow - TAVR      Cache   Translate Page      
**Description:** Providence Heart Institute is accepting applications for its TAVR Fellowship Program, located in Portland, Oregon. Full-time position. Providence Health & Services is a not-for-profit system of hospitals, clinics and medical groups with a mission to serve everyone—especially the poor and vulnerable. Providence isa partner organization of the Providence St. Joseph Health (PSJH) family, which operates 50 exceptional hospitals and more than 800 clinics across seven western states. With hundreds of physician and advanced practice clinician opportunities in virtually all specialties at any given time, PSJH and Providence offer diverse locations, lifestyles and practice models. Providence is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity organization. **Qualifications:** - Board Certified/Board Eligible in Cardiology Interventional - Oregon Medical License (MD or DO) - BLS or ACLS for Healthcare Provider certification from the American Heart Association **We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details** http://www.providenceiscalling.jobs/rewards-benefits/ **Our Mission** As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable. **About Us** Providence Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services guided by a Mission of caring the Sisters of Providence began over 160 years ago. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law. **Schedule:** Full-time **Shift:** Day **Job Category:** Physicians **Location:** Oregon-Portland **Req ID:** 206527
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**Description:** **Providence is calling a Registered Nurse - Telephone Advice (0.6 FTE, Nights) to Providence Murray Business Center in Beaverton, OR.** **In this position, you will:** + Be responsible for the interactive process that occurs over the telephone with the client that identifies the nature and urgency of the client’s healthcare needs and then determines appropriate disposition. + Schedule an appointment as the client’s condition requires, answer questions, and provide health education in relation to the call. + Accurately document the encounter with the client for continuity of care. + Facilitate care that is based on the nursing process, evidence-based guidelines and is consistent with Oregon and Washington’s Nurse Practice Act. + Utilize a broad range of general nursing knowledge and expertise. + Be proficient in using Microsoft Office products and multiple computer applications. + Collaborate with all members of the healthcare team. + Be accountable for personal behavior and ongoing professional behavior and development. **_**The Triage Service Center serves clients in a fast-paced, challenging, multi-customer telephone call center that operates 24/7.**_** **Qualifications:** **Required qualifications for this position include:** + Current, unencumbered Oregon Registered Nurse (RN) license + Current unencumbered Washington RN license or must obtain within 6 months of hire + Must obtain other required nursing state licensures within 6 months + 2 years of nursing experience as an RN + Working knowledge of computers, Microsoft Office products, and electronic communication systems + Ability to type 30 wpm **Preferred qualifications for this position include:** + Bachelor's of science in Nursing, required for newly hired RN's as of 2018. + Ambulatory Nursing Certification + 5 years of nursing experience as an RN + Telephone triage experience + Progressive leadership experience **About Providence in Oregon** As the largest healthcare system and largest private employer in Oregon, Providence offers exceptional work environments and unparalleled career opportunities. The Providence Experience begins each time our patients or their families have an encounter with a Providence team member and continues throughout their visit or stay. Whether you provide direct or indirect patient care, we want our patients to feel that they are in a welcoming place where they can be comfortable and free from anxiety. Our employees create the Providence Experience through simple, caring behaviors such as **acknowledging** and **welcoming** each visitor, **introducing** ourselves and Providence, **addressing** people by name, **providing** the duration of estimated wait times and **updating** frequently if timelines change, **explaining** situations in a way that puts patients at ease, carefully **listening** to their concerns, and always **thanking** people for trusting Providence for their healthcare needs. At Providence, our quality vision is simple, "Providence will provide the best care and service to every person, every time." Providence is consistently ranked among the top 100 companies to work for in Oregon. It is also home to two of our award-winning Magnet medical centers. Providence hospitals and clinics are located in numerous areas, ranging from the Columbia Gorge to the wine country to sunny southern Oregon to charming coastal communities to the urban setting of Portland. If you want a vibrant lifestyle while working with a team highly committed to the art of healing, choose from our many options in Oregon. **We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details** http://www.providenceiscalling.jobs/rewards-benefits/ **Our Mission** As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable. **About Us** Providence Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services guided by a Mission of caring the Sisters of Providence began over 160 years ago. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law. **Schedule:** Part-time **Shift:** Night **Job Category:** Advice Nursing **Location:** Oregon-Beaverton **Req ID:** 207916
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**Description:** **Providence is calling a Transporter (1.0 FTE, Rotating/Variable) to Providence Medford Medical Center in Medford, OR.** **In this position, you will:** + Provide transportation for patients to and from departments within the hospital as needed. + Be responsible for safely transporting patients using appropriate equipment, e.g. wheelchairs, stretchers, beds, etc. + Perform all duties in a manner which promotes team concept and reflects the Sisters of Providence mission and philosophy.. **Qualifications:** **Required qualifications for this position include:** + High school diploma or equivalent + Current Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certification + Ability to read and speak English **Preferred qualifications for this position include:** + 6 months to 1 year of hospital experience **About Providence in Oregon** As the largest healthcare system and largest private employer in Oregon, Providence offers exceptional work environments and unparalleled career opportunities. The Providence Experience begins each time our patients or their families have an encounter with a Providence team member and continues throughout their visit or stay. Whether you provide direct or indirect patient care, we want our patients to feel that they are in a welcoming place where they can be comfortable and free from anxiety. Our employees create the Providence Experience through simple, caring behaviors such as **acknowledging** and **welcoming** each visitor, **introducing** ourselves and Providence, **addressing** people by name, **providing** the duration of estimated wait times and **updating** frequently if timelines change, **explaining** situations in a way that puts patients at ease, carefully **listening** to their concerns, and always **thanking** people for trusting Providence for their healthcare needs. At Providence, our quality vision is simple, "Providence will provide the best care and service to every person, every time." Providence is consistently ranked among the top 100 companies to work for in Oregon. It is also home to two of our award-winning Magnet medical centers. Providence hospitals and clinics are located in numerous areas, ranging from the Columbia Gorge to the wine country to sunny southern Oregon to charming coastal communities to the urban setting of Portland. If you want a vibrant lifestyle while working with a team highly committed to the art of healing, choose from our many options in Oregon. **We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details** http://www.providenceiscalling.jobs/rewards-benefits/ **Our Mission** As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable. **About Us** Providence Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services guided by a Mission of caring the Sisters of Providence began over 160 years ago. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law. **Schedule:** Full-time **Shift:** Variable **Job Category:** Patient Transporter **Location:** Oregon-Medford **Req ID:** 207804
          Live Streaming List: Portland Trail Blazers vs Dallas Mavericks 2018-2019 NBA Season      Cache   Translate Page      
Here is the available live streaming links for you to be able to watch the game of Portland Trail Blazers vs Dallas Mavericks 2018-2019 NBA Season. Game starts at 9:30 AM (GMT +8, Manila Time), December 5, 2018 - Wednesday.

Live Streaming List: Portland Trail Blazers vs Dallas Mavericks 2018-2019 NBA Season

Please choose any of the list of live stream links below.

Live Streaming List: Portland Trail Blazers vs Dallas Mavericks 2018-2019 NBA Season




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4. Then click the ← below the "Search settings"
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          Chicago uvadá i pod novým koučem, teenager vrací Dallas do plusu      Cache   Translate Page      
Chicago sice vyměnilo trenéra, ale na vítěznou vlnu nenaskočilo. Jeho porážka s Indianou 90:96 je už jeho sedmou v řadě. To basketbalový Dallas navazuje v NBA na bývalou slávu mnohem úspěšněji, domácí výhra nad Portlandem 111:102 je jeho devátou z posledních jedenácti duelů. Zápasem ho provedl slovinský teenager Luka Dončič.
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          Strange Fruit #163: The Case Against the West Louisville FoodPort      Cache   Translate Page      
A few weeks ago we introduced you to oSha Shireman and Charles Booker, two of the people who are working on the West Louisville Food Port. The proposed project would bring together farmers, distributors, retailers, educators and other food-related endeavors to a 24-acre campus at 30th and W. Market Streets. But not everyone is convinced that the plan is what's best for the neighborhood, and questions have been raised about whether proper procedures were followed as the proposal moved through the planning process. This week we talk to three community leaders who oppose the Food Port. Councilwoman Mary Woolridge represents Louisville Third District, where the project would be. Martina Kunnecke is the president of Neighborhood Planning & Preservation, Inc., and John Owen is a business owner in Portland. Owen says neighborhood leaders proposed a similar project in 2000, but the city didn't approve. He also worries that the Food Port food will be too expensive for its own neighbors to purchase. "If you're spending on a tight dollar in a community like Portland or Russell, you can't afford a six dollar bell pepper," he says. "They're being unrealistic." Owen also points out that Seed Capital (the company behind the Food Port) refused to sign a promise that the site won't include a biodigester in the the future (a biodigester was part of the Food Port plan at one time, but neighbors objected, and it was eventually scrapped). "They wouldn't even consider signing such a document," he says. Councilwoman Mary Woolridge believes she was intentionally misled when she asked to see the development agreement between Seed Capital and the city. Such an agreement is what ensures a developer will do what they say they'll do with a site — in this case, a site they acquired from the city for $1. When she asked to see the agreement, she was told it was still a draft, so she couldn't see it. Woolridge sees this as a case of well-connected outsiders trying to circumvent the process and disregarding resident needs. "We need to be asking West Louisville, what do you want in West Louisville?" she says. Kunnicke says that disregard for the needs and wants of the neighborhood is rooted in classism, because West Louisville residents tend to have lower incomes than some other communities. "Unfortunately we live in a society where we think that folks that have more wealth have more power, they have more knowledge, they have a greater right to shape their environments," she says. "These are cultural things that we have to address. We have to recognize them, call them out, and address them directly." We appreciate them sharing their point of view this week (although we may have learned more than we wanted to know about the shady inner workings of Metro government!). We'll keep you posted on further developments regarding the future of the Food Port and how it will affect the surrounding neighborhood. In this week's Juicy Fruit, one of our favorites, Janelle Monáe, has just been cast in a movie called "Hidden Figures," about three African-American women who worked at NASA in the 1960s, on the mission that made John Glenn the first American to orbit the Earth. The cast also includes Taraji P. Henson and Octavia Spencer, and the movie is due out in September.
          Strange Fruit #120: Portland Poetry Series to Feature LGBTQ Poets in June      Cache   Translate Page      
The Portland Poetry Series will focus on LGBTQ poets at their June event, in honor of Pride Month. Co-producer Eli Keel joins us this week, along with poet and writer Adriena Dame, who will read at the event. The series happens in the Tim Faulkner Gallery, once a month, and has been going strong since last December. While there's always a strong LGBTQ presence at the event, Keel says that this time, it will be more intentional than incidental. "We decided for Pride Month we wanted to really focus in on that, and not have it just be a thing that happened as we reached out to the poets that we know and love." We asked Adriena Dame whether her intersecting identities influence her work. She said that coming out changed her writing in ways she didn't expect. "I thought, ok well that just means that people will know that I'm queer," she remembers. But suddenly her poems and stories were populated with lesbians, bisexual, and transgender characters. "They became all of those other dynamics of an entire population that I sort of neglected in my writing, prior to coming out." Keel says the series wants to shake up old ideas of how poetry readings are structured, and even who poets are. ("They're not just old white guys," he says). This installment of the Portland Poetry Series is on June 8th at 7:30, and will have three or four open mic slots in addition to the featured readers - so get there when the doors open at 7 if you want to put your name in the hat! The event is free. In our Juicy Fruit segment this week, we talk about the biker gang shootout in Waco, Texas, and try to imagine how the media coverage would have been different had black urban gangs opened fire on each other in a public place. The bikers involved were largely white and middle aged, with the oldest being in his mid-60s. "Where are the headlines for that?" Jai wonders. "Where are the people asking what's wrong with middle aged and elderly white America, that y'all need to ride around on motorcycles and shoot each other with AK-47s?" We also talk about what Emmett Till (and his mother Mamie) meant to America and the Civil Rights movement. Till's murder will be the subject of a movie that's currently in development. Chaz Ebert will produce the film, which is based on the book "Death of Innocence: The Story of the Hate Crime That Changed America." And R.I.P. "dancery." This week, Mary J. Blige revealed that the lyrics to her beloved dance floor masterpiece "Family Affair" might not be what we thought!
          SF #119: LMPD Gets Body Cams; "Sidewinders" Play Deconstructs Gender; Syphilis on Rise Among Gay Men      Cache   Translate Page      
Once nearly eradicated in the United States, syphilis is back on the rise - mostly among gay and bisexual men. Rates reached an all-time low in 2000, and of the roughly 6,000 cases, only around 7% were among gay men; it was a concern almost exclusively for straight people. But better treatments for HIV lead to complacency about safe sex, perhaps especially among younger men who didn't witness the AIDS crisis of the 1980s first-hand. Now, men who have sex with men (known in medical research as MSMs) account for a full 91% of all national cases. And those nationwide numbers are reflected at home. In Louisville, rates jumped from 13.2 per 100,000 residents in 2009 to 27.7 in 100,000 - well above the national average of 18. Statewide, reported syphilis infections have almost doubled since 2009. To help explain why this is happening, and what can help, we talk this week with Dr. Kraig Humbaugh, Deputy Director of the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services. Dr. Humbaugh explains how exactly the disease is transmitted, and how you can protect yourself and your partners. Syphilis is treated with penicillin, and responds well to treatment - but you have to know you have it. Check the end of this post for list of testing places is below (some are free or have sliding-scale fees). Also this week, we talk to playwright and friend-to-the-show Basil Kreimendahl, whose absurdist play "Sidewinders" runs in Louisville through May 23rd, produced by Looking for Lilith Theatre Company. Kreimendahl says she set the play on a frontier in the American West to evoke a lawless place where people made their own rules - much like people are making their own rules today about gender identity. "It's just sort of about being a human being, and about naming things," she says. "You know there's a lot of power in naming things and having a name for who and what you are, and it sort of explores, what if there isn't a word for what you are that fits perfectly? How does that affect you?" "Sidewinders" runs through May 23rd at OPEN. (Full Disclosure: Our producer Laura Ellis is in the cast, and joins us in this segment to talk about her character and work on the play) In our Juicy Fruit segment, we talk about First Lady Michelle Obama's commencement speech at Tuskegee University in which she described how the public's perception of her as First Lady was colored by race and racism. Remember the "terrorist fist jab?" The New Yorker cover showing her with an afro and machine gun? "Obama's baby mama?" FLOTUS name-checked them all, and talked about the doubts they raised in her mind. "I had a lot of sleepless nights," she said, "worrying about what people thought of me, wondering if I might be hurting my husband’s chances of winning his election, fearing how my girls would feel if they found out what some people were saying about their mom." Obama also laid out the can't-win situation black women face today, especially in the public eye. "Was I too loud, or too angry, or too emasculating? Or was I too soft, too much of a mom, not enough of a career woman?" The whole speech is worth a read (transcript here). And the LMPD is rolled out their plan to put body cameras on their officers this week. WFPL's Jacob Ryan joins us with the details. STD Testing Sites Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness (Specialty Clinic) 7201 Outer Loop Suite 232 (502) 574-6699 Park DuValle Community Health Center 3015 Wilson Avenue (502) 774-4401 Family Health Centers (Portland) 2215 Portland Avenue, Louisville, KY 40212 (502) 774-8631 Family Health Centers (East Broadway) 834 East Broadway, Louisville, KY 40204 (502) 583-1981 Family Health Centers (Fairdale) 1000 Neighborhood Place, Louisville, KY 40118 (502) 361-2381 Family Health Centers (Iroquois) 4100 Taylor Boulevard, Louisville, KY 40215 (502) 366-4747 Family Health Centers (Southwest) 9702 Stonestreet Road, Building 1, Suite 220, Louisville, KY 40272 (502) 995-5051
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          Strange Fruit #69: "Good Luck with That" Filmmaker Chuck Deuce; the Gentrification Dilemma      Cache   Translate Page      
Chuck MF Deuce is a fixture on our Louisville hip hop scene, writing, performing and producing with Skyscraper Stereo. But he recently turned his attention to filmmaking, and his first full-length movie, Good Luck With That, premiered last Sunday night at Baxter Avenue Theater. He joined us this week to talk about the film and to join us for Juicy Fruit. We talked about Britney Cosby and Crystal Jackson, the black lesbian couple who were murdered in Texas. When we recorded this, police were still looking for clues. Since then, we've learned the shocking news that Britney Cosby's own father is suspected of killing the two women because he didn't like that they were gay. Also in Juicy Fruit, the Malaysian flight disappearance happened while Dr. Story was on a trip, triggering her flight anxiety. And a new documentary called Whitelandia explores the racist origins of Oregon, and gentrification in Portland, which is the whitest major city in the USA, and getting whiter.Then we dove into a topic we've covered before, but could talk about for hours: Chuck brought us an article by Ebrahim Aseem, in which he saysblack men view white women as more desirable than black women—an assertion we mostly disagreed with and don't see much of in our generation and younger (although Dr. Story says she sees it plenty). We also discussed some obstacles to young black folks trying to meet each other in Louisville specifically.
          Strange Fruit #43: Linguistic Reclamation, Weaves in Church, and Louisville Humorist Tracy Clayton      Cache   Translate Page      
Lately, many mainstream (read: white) media outlets have taken notice of Black Twitter. Often their approach seems almost anthropological. "How did this amazing phenomenon come about? Who are these people and what is their motivation?" But as Dr. Story says on this week's show, "Black people talk about political issues amongst themselves, and they have been for centuries. And they sometimes write about it too." To dissect Black Twitter and the media's response to it, we're joined this week by Tracy Clayton, aka @BrokeyMcPoverty, who writes The Root's Grapevine blog and can also be found at PostBourgie. Tracy is one of the funniest voices on our timeline (in our opinion, and you know our opinion is never humble), and lucky for us, she's from right here in Louisville, so she was able to pop down to the studio for a visit.  Tracy's been called for several interviews now about the black twitter phenomenon, which she defines like so: "It's black people... who use twitter." Or in a more concrete example, "It's like the table of black kids in your school cafeteria."  She says the folks on twitter have been responsible for changes in the real world, both large (no book deal for you, Juror B37) and seemingly small (never come for @honesttoddler, Miss Alba). We agree, and we also appreciate the way black twitter uses very sharp humor to poke fun at those who need it. Witness the #PaulasBestDishes hashtag (we were partial to Strange Fruit Pies, of course). Tracy also sat in on our Juicy Fruit segment and we chatted about New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's ban on conversion therapy in New Jersey, and how emotionally confusing it is when politicians we generally disagree with do things we love (and how we also love seeing folks with supposedly-unconventional body types in the news for positive reasons).  We also talked about the pastor who doesn't want female church members wearing weaves, and filmmaker Lee Daniels' questionable comments about black homophobia, and how an HIV clinic with women and children in the waiting room reminded him of a welfare office.  And it seems like we have to revisit the concept of linguistic reclamation every few months, because someone is always using language that doesn't belong to them. This time, it's a drag performer in Portland hosting an event whose name includes a slur commonly used against trans* folks. We've also heard lesbians using the f-word and gay men using the d-word. So does membership in any of the LGBTQ letters make it ok to use slurs again
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          NBA roundup: Doncic, Matthews lead Mavericks past Trail Blazers 111-102      Cache   Translate Page      

Luka Doncic scored 21 points and Wesley Matthews added 17 as the Dallas Mavericks won for the ninth time in 11 games, beating the Portland Trail Blazers 111-102 Tuesday night.

DeAndre Jordan added 12 points and 17 rebounds for Dallas, which won its eighth straight at home for the first time since...


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HIGHLIGHTS: Luka Doncic, DSJ lift Dallas over Portland 111-102
          Major breakthrough in electroshock lawsuit; come celebrate Wednesday at Rethinking Psychiatry event       Cache   Translate Page      
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Join host Paul Roland and his guest by phone Michael Sturman as they talk about the landmark anti-electroshock lawsuit settled recently in California in favor of injured ECT (Electro-Convulsive Therapy) patients. As leading anti-psychiatric abuse advocate Peter Breggin explains in this article, the lawsuit paves the way for further lawsuits against ECT device manufacturers. Breggin was an expert medical witness in the case. Also on the program will be Rethinking Psychiatry member David Potter, joining Paul in the KBOO studio.

At sixteen, Sturman  was committed to a state hospital in Michigan and forced to undergo between 20-30 old-fashioned bilateral electroshock where the muscle relaxant was given without putting him to sleep. The muscle relaxant (Anectine was used at that time) paralyzes all muscles, including the diaphragm which controls respiration.  He experienced an excruciating level of pain and fears of dying.  Subsequently, he became very fearful of any repetition of the experience, and painful everyday thoughts and painful dream about what occurred.  

Prior to the "treatments," Sturman had been a high-functioning honor student.  When he returned to school he struggled to maintain his grades, as well as having difficulties paying attention, finding words to say simple things, and with written English. He thinks all stemmed from the brain damage associated with ECT.  Nevertheless, he went on to obtain a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Psychology, and to practice in clinical settings for over 30 years.  During that time he was afraid to openly discuss his experience with anyone, fearing it might have repercussions at work or in his social life.  Now that he's am retired, he feels he has much less to lose, and wants to contribute to justice being done.

Rethinking Psychiatry, a Portland-based advocacy and support group for those who have had negative experiences and/or are still struggling with the mental health care system. Rethinking is part of a larger movement working to promote healing and choices in and beyond our mental health care system. They are an all volunteer organization made up of people with lived experience, professionals, family members, and other allies. Their event, "Putting a Stop to Shock: A Major Legal Victory," is this Wednesday, December 5 at  7  p.m. at the Montavilla United Methodist Church, 232 SE 80th Avenue.

https://www.madinamerica.com/2018/10/huge-breakthrough-ect-lawsuit/

 

 


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Humans are naturally curious beings. We love a mystery. There is something incredibly tantalizing about being kept in the dark. Our innate desire to know the truth means we’re constantly trying to guess who’s the killer, where the

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Dreams are the place where anything can happen. One moment you’re waiting to fall asleep, and the next you’re a secret agent uncovering a plot to assassinate the president, a chef who’s trying for their third Michelin star,

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Senior Editor at Gaming Illustrated
Kalvin Martinez studied Creative Writing at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He writes reviews, prose and filthy limericks. While he is Orange County born, he now resides in Portland, OR. He is still wondering what it would be like to work at a real police department. Follow Kalvin on Twitter @freepartysubs

          Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 11/30 - THE MUSIC MAN, HAMILTON, GUYS AND DOLLS, and More!      Cache   Translate Page      

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature THE MUSIC MAN, HAMILTON, GUYS AND DOLLS, and More!

Check out our top features from around the BroadwayWorld below! Want more great global content? Check out our "Around The World" section!


Sarasota: Contributor Peter Nason reviews THE MUSIC MAN at the Asolo Repertory Theatre, writing "If you're like me, then you probably rolled your eyes and groaned to yourself, "Not another MUSIC MAN!" the moment you heard that the Asolo Repertory Theatre was tackling the Meredith Willson classic. Has the show become so ubiquitous that we can't help but think that we don't need to see this overcooked masterpiece yet again? But the Asolo is THE Asolo, and this is not your typical, cobwebbed MUSIC MAN. This production is infused with more tapping than The Tap-Dance Kid and is given an A+ treatment. It's so full of life that I didn't want it to end. So, in honor of its most famous song, "76 Trombones," here are 76 reasons to venture to this must-see Asolo production..."


Los Angeles: Contributor Jeffrey Scott reviews MIDDLE8 at The Stella Adler Theatre, writing "Led by a truly gifted ensemble of performers who put their souls on the line to tell this story every single performance, this story revolves around 5 childhood friends (and the women who loved them) who have formed a band. The band members plan to gather together (after years of separation) for the 40th birthday of founding band member Adam (played with incredible heart by Matt Kaminsky). Moment by moment, minute by minute, month by month, year by year, the layers are peeled away from this proverbial friendship-onion and we get a glimpse into the lives of these five men (and the women who loved them) through song, scenes, and monologues that explain how they all arrived at where they are in life, where they went, who they loved, and how they left this world."


UK / West End: Contributor Cindy Marcolina reviews ANNA KARENINA at The Actors' Church, writing "After a sold-out run at Oxford University, composer Maria Shepard took her musical based on Lev Tolstoy's Anna Karenina for a one-night engagement at The Actors' Church in London as part of Iris Theatre's Workin Process. Considered one of the greatest literary accomplishment of all time, it's certainly an ambitious venture for the young Shepard, who pens a mature revisitation of the material directed by Jasmine White."


Maine: Contributor Dan Marois reviews THE NUTCRACKER at Maine State Ballet, writing "The interesting thing about The Nutcracker at the Merrill Auditorium in Portland, Maine is just how quickly an audience can settle into it, year after year, like a cup of hot chocolate on a cold night. The venue is packed with an audience of all ages, some dressed in their 'night on the town' finery while others sport flannel shirts, jeans and a baseball cap. That's the magic of this production, a full-scale ballet and orchestra that appeals to a wide-ranging audience here in Maine."


Buffalo: Contributor Michael Rabice reviews HAMILTON at Shea's Buffalo Theatre, writing "It's not often that a Broadway musical creates so much press and hype that almost every US citizen has heard of the phenomenon that is HAMILTON. The show that got it's start off Broadway at NY's Public Theatre has taken the country by storm. Still the hottest ticket on Broadway 3 years after it has opened, the touring production has been anticipated in almost every US National tour market for a full two years prior to it actually surfacing. This has created record breaking subscription ticket sales just so everyone could be guaranteed a seat for HAMILTON."


Sioux Falls: Contributor Katie Becker reviews ELF THE MUSICAL in Sioux Falls, writing "With the turkey eaten and the black Friday deals purchased, Thanksgiving is officially in the rearview mirror and it's onward towards Christmas! ELF THE MUSICAL kicked off a three day run at The Washington Pavilion on Friday evening, bringing Christmas cheer to Sioux Falls the best way they know how, by 'singing loud for all to hear.'"


Detroit: Contributor Julie Yolles reviews GUYS AND DOLLS Scores at the Players Guild Of Dearborn, writing "Guys and Dolls marked Kim Donovan's directorial debut 27 years at the Players Guild of Dearborn. She was pregnant at the time with her daughter, Maura. Frank Loesser's score must have channeled Maura's musical theatre talents in utero as she's now starring as Adelaide, "the well-known fiancee," in the Players Guild of Dearborn's 2018 production of Guys and Dolls serendipitously directed by Kim Donovan."


Ft. Myers/Naples: Contributor Emily Yorgey reviews ELF at Broadway Palm, writing "The Hobbs family members, Walter (Christopher Russell), Emily (Molly Samson), and Michael (Nicholas Salerno at my performance), all were excellent in their roles as well. Walter grows a lot emotionally throughout ELF, and Russell executed this very well. I also liked seeing Walter's relationships with Emily and Michael change as Buddy becomes a part of their family."


Austria: Contributor Martin Ganeider reviews AN AMERICAN IN PARIS at Landestheater Linz, writing Winston is a powerhorse director and choreographer. His dance numbers will leave you breathless in your seats. His staging requires a lot of stamina from his actors. German speaking tripple threats are not easy to find but Linz was able to sign some of the finest for their musical ensemble."



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Peter Nason
Tampa/St. Petersburg Contributor

An actor, director, and theatre teacher, Peter Nason fell in love with the theatre at the tender age of six when he saw Mickey Rooney in "George M!" at the Shady Grove in Washington, D.C. He has appeared in dozens of productions around the country, helmed several films and directed over thirty plays. His love of the theatre, and his passion for the craft of acting and directing, has led him to reach hundreds of Florida teenagers to help make the stage their home. He has currently started a new theatre program at a Title 1 school where he hopes the students there will find the same joy of performing that he found.

A graduate of the University of Alabama and the Scuola Lorenzo de Medici in Florence, Italy, Peter is an award-winning playwright and has written for various periodicals and newspapers, including "The Tampa Tribune," where he was a book reviewer and community columnist. One of his literary heroines, the late great Pauline Kael, summed up his philosophy of reviewing: "In the arts, the critic is the only independent source of information. The rest is advertising." Peter resides in Wesley Chapel, Florida with his beloved Boston Terrier, Ike.


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Taking from the past and propelling it into a galaxy far, far away, Columbia Sportswear has announced the release of a reinvented cast and crew parka from Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back. Meant to withstand the icy sub-zero conditions of Hoth, the sportswear brand seeks to satisfy Star Wars fans with a limited edition release of the collectible parka with the help of updated technology. Last year, the Portland-based brand released their “Echo Base” collection consisting of three unique Hoth-inspired jackets as worn by Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, and Han Solo. Thanks to the continued partnership between the brand and Lucasfilm, fans have another chance to own a unique piece inspired by the Star Wars franchise. The waterproof, breathable shell incorporates the brand's Omni Heat™ lining, adding another 200g of insulation and a removable fur-lined hood that will “keep you as warm as a Wookiee.” The jacket’s exterior consists of a bold blue base with added security stripes on the shoulders for increased visibility. Varying Star Wars patches mark the outside of the jacket, a patch marking the geographical coordinates of the original filming location in Norway, and a customizable nameplate that can be personalized. The piece will be available for $500 USD at select Columbia Sportswear brand stores on December 7, 2018 and is limited to one piece per customer. Some stores will also be selling the jackets signed by Luke Skywalker himself, Mark Hamill, for roughly $1,980 USD each with proceeds going to local charities. For more information regarding the release, check out Columbia Sportswear's official announcement. In other Star Wars news, check out Disney's first trailer for the upcoming Star Wars Galaxy of Adventures animated series.

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Luka Doncic scored 21 points and Wesley Matthews added 17 as the Dallas Mavericks won for the ninth time in 11 games, beating the Portland Trail Blazers 111-102 Tuesday night.

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Every month, we ask radio stations around the country one critical question: what's the one song you can't stop listening to? It takes weeks to cut the possibilities down to just ten songs and create the playlist below. From Texas to Nevada, Oregon to Tennessee and beyond, these are the songs public radio thinks you should hear.

November's lineup includes the single from Kansas City native Calvin Arsenia, a cut from Anderson .Paak's album Oxnard, the latest track from Mandolin Orange, a haunting ballad from Anna Tivel and more.

 


 

 

 

Calvin Arsenia, "Headlights"

A transformative shared experience with the listener is Calvin Arsenia's Holy Grail. A multi-instrumentalist, his signature instrument is the harp. What may seem like genre-hopping in his latest album, Cantaloupe, is actually Arsenia looking past the boundaries of his gospel background and classical training to find the most direct line of expression to inform our common struggles. "Headlights," the first single from Cantaloupe, is a post-break up song about maintaining a strong sense of self while dealing with loss. It moves us past the storybook expectations of love, but retains an addiction to romance, finding the difference between infatuation and love. As Calvin puts it, "Love sticks around." A rap coda from Jametatone and Arsenia's lyrical harp solo draw "Headlights" to its conclusion. This is beautiful music, with the capacity to create the shared immersive experience Arsenia reaches for. We are all the richer. —Jon Hart, The Bridge


 

 

 

 

Broncho, "Big City Boys"

Make no bones about it: I love, love, love Broncho. The band's songs are like little pieces of audio candy, too sweet and tasty to stop snacking on. The Tulsa band's latest album, Bad Behavior, is chock-full of fun power pop treats that could— and should— be used in all sorts of films and commercials. Take for instance the song "Big City Boys," a song so catchy that it sounds as if it's on a loop. The three-minute jam has frontman Ryan Lindsey breathlessly delivering lyrics over a pulsating bass line, while ethereal backing "oohs" weave in and out. It's all about the feel for me and this song had my head boppin' right away and mindlessly humming along. Give this one a little taste— I know you'll love Broncho too. —Ryan LaCroix, KOSU

 


 

 

 

 

Liz Brasher, "Love Feasts"

What do they say about rolling stones gathering no moss? NPR Music Slingshot artist Liz Brasher has been rocking hard this year all over the place— on tour with Red Wanting Blue, The Psychedelic Furs, The Zombies, The Mavericks, and Blondie. That is one eclectic list, but then again, Brasher's music doesn't fit in a neat little box, either. She is in equal measure a gospel garage rocker, crooner, shouter, soul sister, guitar-slinger and girl group proponent. And she is a badass band leader for her power three-piece. Her vocals delight with punch, mystery and wonder, especially on stage. Her latest release, "Love Feasts," the first track from her forthcoming full-length album, Painted Image, due out on Jan. 18, 2019 (at last!) is definitely a WMOT favorite. —Jessie Scott, WMOT Roots Radio

 


 

 

 

 

Chaka Khan, "Like Sugar"

The Queen of Funk Chaka Khan is back with her first new music in over a decade. "Like Sugar" was released back in June which is the first glimpse of her forthcoming, as-yet-titled album. Switch, a founding member of EDM trio Major Lazer, produced this song that makes you want to shake your thang on the dance floor. The track grooves to a fat, funky bassline and has a catchy hook, tight cuts, starts and stops conjuring up visions of '70s Soul Train dancers in your head. In fact, the music video does just that with the pop and lock dancers' smooth moves, looped edits and fashion throwbacks.

Chaka Khan's forthcoming album is set to be released soon on Switch's new label, Diary Records. —Willobee Carlan,

 

 

 

 

Anna Tivel, "Fenceline"

Ever since Elliott Smith broke out in the late '90s, Portland, Ore. has been a hotbed for indie folk troubadours. Laura Veirs, M. Ward, Laura Gibson, and, most recently, Haley Heynderickx have all found inspiration on the banks of the Willamette River. But Anna Tivel is perhaps the most underrated of them all. She's long been adept at writing arresting but sparse songs, anchored by vivid storytelling lyrics that showcase her uncanny ability to paint landscapes with words. Her latest single, "Fenceline," is no exception. The song is the first track released from Tivel's forthcoming album, The Question, due out April 2019. But with this record, her superb compositions have been elevated to new heights. With the help of producer and multi-instrumentalist Shane Leonard and engineer Brian Joseph (Bon Iver, Sufjan Stevens), Tivel has crafted a truly goosebump-inducing soundscape. —Jerad Walker, OBP

 


 

 

 

 

Anderson .Paak, "Cheers (feat. Q-Tip)"

Too complicated and retro to be a single, "Cheers (feat. Q-Tip)" is still a triumph for Anderson .Paak. Here's a reincarnation of neo-soul magnificence born to attract diverse audiences. "Cheers" is an ideal example of how dispirit influences can congeal to form an enthralling hybrid. This dizzying, propulsive track might never fit completely under the strictest definitions of hip-hop or R&B, but represents the best aspects of both. Bar by bar, the song's sonic antecedents — slinky bass runs, punchy horn blasts, trademark chime glissandos, the Questlove-style drumbeat, a jazzy saxophone coda — do some aural world-building that is both oddly familiar and totally transformative.

To achieve this, .Paak didn't pilfer from a favorite 1970s funk ditty or recite from Maxwell's discography. Dr. Dre's patronage meant .Paak could rely on a dream team of producers – hit-making associates Focus and Andre Brissett, along with Q-Tip of A Tribe Called Quest and Dre himself — to birth this ultramodern creation.

On the mic, .Paak's rapping clearly recalls old-school Kanye West, but with a self-consciousness and sensuality that exceeds his teacher. And "Cheers" itself demonstrates that point. He is the artistic progeny of what's come before. This song is a passing of the baton. —David Hyland, WPR

 


 

 

 

 

Rhett Miller, "Total Disaster"

In 2016, the affable and ever-prolific Old 97's frontman Rhett Miller opened up about his longtime battle with depression and an unsuccessful suicide attempt at 14. Going through the motions of life as a working musician — at home, on the road and in the studio — were already fixtures in Miller's oeuvre, in both the Old 97's and his solo ventures, but "Total Disaster," the opening track from Miller's eighth solo album, The Messenger, couldn't be a better preamble for what feels like his most confessional work to date.

"Total Disaster" debunks any assumptions that Miller's easygoing, self-deprecating lyrical turns are, in a sense, going through any motions themselves. Miller's reflection emerge from a deeply personal and genuine place, and the "Aha!" moment here is the revelation that there's zero shame in baring our scars. —Gini Mascorro,

 

Adia Victoria, "Dope Queen Blues"

Adia Victoria is a wonderful blend of Southern Gothic and the blues. A great example of this blend is her latest song, "Dope Queen Blues." Victoria admits to writing the song in her early twenties. Now 32, she has finally crafted the song into something special. Capturing the spirit of living for today and with no worries about tomorrow, Victoria puts herself back in her 20-year-old body, not in a nostalgic way but in a manner of a writer with something to share. When she sings, "It's a culmination of my rumination" the words are so drawn out you are forced to listen to her. Adding a haunting piano from The National's Aaron Dessner (who also produced the record), Victoria creates an environment both compelling and spooky. Like any good storyteller, Victoria leaves us wanting more. If "Dope Queen Blues" is a sign of what her upcoming album Silences brings, I can't wait to hear more. —Benji McPhail, Colorado Sound

 


 

 

 

 

Mandolin Orange, "Golden Embers"

Both of my grandmothers played piano in church, so a line like "I miss the old hymns," from the second verse of Mandolin Orange's gorgeous new song "Golden Embers," hits close to home: "Like notes on the pages, she breathed life into all things."

The video, directed by Josh Sliffe, will be touching to anyone that's ever experienced the confusing turbulence of loss and faced the challenge of transitioning painful mourning into precious memories. The visual effect is fortified through masterful use of light where every hotel lamp, beam of sunlight and campfire spark is as important as the simplistically powerful lyrics. The sparse acoustic instrumentation and glowing harmony of the group's catalog are intact while the mid-song instrumental passage enhances deepens the emotion with staccato strings, percussion and electric guitar.

This North Carolina duo of singer-songwriter Andrew Marlin and multi-instrumentalist Emily Frantz will make its fourth appearance on Mountain Stage since 2013 early next year with songs from their upcoming project Tides Of A Teardrop. —Adam Harris, Mountain Stage

 


 

 

 

Molly Burch, "To The Boys"

Building on generations of country crooning, Austin's Molly Burch kicks up a sanguine mix of modern sensibilities and traditional Western songwriting. Originally from Los Angeles, Burch took a bold step in relocating to the Lone Star State and releasing her 2017 heartbreak-influenced debut album, Please Be Mine. After that, it didn't take much for locals (and many far beyond) to fall in love with her reverb-laden mixes, effortless vocals and lyrics that alternate between all-too-real and just plain blasé.

This past October, Burch shared her sophomore full-length, First Flower, an intimate arrangement of originals that sound like a blend between Angel Olsen and Patsy Cline, with Molly's matured discipline to match. First Flower's lead single instantly won us over here at KUTX, and as far as mediocrity goes? Well, you can leave that to the boys. —Jack Anderson, KUTX

 


 

This playlist is updated monthly.

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Luka Doncic aportó 21 puntos y nueve rebotes como líder de los Dallas Mavericks, que ganaron 111-102 a los Portland Trail Blazers. Los Mavericks tienen una marca favorable de 12-10 tras conseguir dos victorias seguidas y quedan segundos en la División Suroeste, con solo un partido de desventaja ante los líderes Memphis Grizzlies. Doncic, que encabezó una lista de cinco jugadores con dobles dígitos anotadores, desatascó el partido en su tramo final con dos magníficas acciones: primero, un triple sensacional que dio ventaja de nueve puntos a los Mavs. Después, con una extraordinaria asistencia desde su propio campo a Dennis Smith Jr., más propia de un quarterback de los Cowboys de fútbol americano que de un jugador de baloncesto. El base anotó el «touchdown». El fenómeno Doncic continúa en la NBA, y tiene visos de seguir agigantándose de forma imparable. Este último minuto Narra @guillegimenez_ y comenta @RamonFdezEs LUKA DONCIC 😳😳😳 pic.twitter.com/5sp8gIkTsG— NBA Spain (@NBAspain) 5 de diciembre de 2018
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          MarchFourth returning to perform Wednesday, March 20 at Old Rock House      Cache   Translate Page      
The eclectic band MarchFourth will be returning to St. Louis to perform at 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 20 at the Old Rock House.

Originally from Portland, OR, the group was formed for a Mardi Gras gig in 2003, and includes stilt-walkers, acrobats and dancers as well as up to five percussionists and six brass and wind players in its lineup of 15 to 20 musicians and performers.

While they obviously draw inspiration from the marching band tradition, MarchFourth's music incorporates influences from jazz, rock, ska, klezmer, hip-hop, swing, Afro-Cuban beats, and more. They've toured extensively in the US and in Germany, The Netherlands, France, Canada, and China, and their music has been featured in TV and film productions including a commercial for Microsoft and the Pixar film Monsters University.

MarchFourth (pictured) last played St. Louis in October 2015, also at the Old Rock House. (You can see some videos of them in a post from before that gig here.) Their most recent studio recording is 2016's Magic Number, recorded in New Orleans with Ben Ellman of Galactic producing and guest appearances from Trombone Shorty, drummer Stanton Moore, and more.

Tickets for MarchFourth at Old Rock House are $18 general admission for all ages, and will go on sale at 10:00 a.m. this Friday, December 7 via Metrotix.
          Fox is putting cameras on corner flags for Saturday's MLS Cup      Cache   Translate Page      

When Atlanta United FC and the Portland Timbers go head-to-head December 8th to determine the winner of the MLS Cup, you'll be able to see the action from the deepest corners of the pitch. Fox Sports is setting up cameras on the corner flags that will provide viewers with a new angle to see the game from.

Source: Fox Sports


          Office Assistant - AcCount Above - Portland, OR      Cache   Translate Page      
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          Art Director - Keywords Studios - Portland, OR      Cache   Translate Page      
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Batman, Halo, Mass Effect, Borderlands - Liquid Development is the team these titles turn to when they need the best. Lead Hard Surface Artist....
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          PSU studying how bicycles benefit economy      Cache   Translate Page      
PSU study explores business, economic impacts of improvements for cyclists, pedestrians.

As the city of Portland prepares to initiate 18 projects that will include new pedestrian crossings, bus lanes and bikeways through its Central City in Motion plan, researchers at Portland State University are studying how these types of improvements ...

          Wednesday sports events      Cache   Translate Page      
The Portland Tribune's comprehensive breakdown of games and happenings for Dec. 5

Wednesday, Dec. 5

College men's basketball: Portland at Portland State, 7 p.m.

Prep boys basketball: Canby at Parkrose, 7:15 p.m. … Riverdale at Portland Christian (Rockwood Commons), 7:30 p.m.

Prep girls basketball: Riverdale at Portland Christian (Rockwood Commons), 6 ...

          Wednesday TV, radio      Cache   Translate Page      
The Portland Tribune's comprehensive breakdown of games and happenings on the air locally on Dec. 5

College men's basketball: Lafayette at Connecticut, 3 p.m., ESPNU … Mt. St. Mary's at St. John's, 3:30 p.m., FS2 … Ohio at Xavier, 3:30 p.m., FS1 … Hartford at Duke, 4 p.m., ESPN2 … Ohio ...

          Checking Oregon lottery tickets? There's an app for that      Cache   Translate Page      
New mobile phone application for iPhone, Android allows gamblers to scan lottery tickets.

Once upon a time, gamblers rushed out to check the local paper for the latest lottery numbers.

Now there's an app for that.

The Oregon Lottery has released a new mobile phone application that allows users ...

          The Unlikely Politican      Cache   Translate Page      
Portland Commissioner Dan Saltzman reflects on his lengthy career of public service as he prepares to leave City Hall.

When Portland city Commissioner Dan Saltzman leaves office at the end of the year, the City Council will lose almost half its institutional memory.

Saltzman, who did not run for reelection ...

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TUESDAY LOCAL SPORTS NEWS/PSU's Bolston claims Big Sky award; UO, OSU announce football schedules; four Ducks and OSU's Jefferson recongnized by Pac-12; Seattle gets NHL franchise

COLLEGE MEN'S BASKETBALL

MULTNOMAH 127, Warner Pacific 124

Justin Martin's 71 points — capped by a basket with two seconds left — sealed a wild ...

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                    1.                Chicago Indiana 1:00                   2.               Orlando Miami 1:30                    3.               Portland Dallas 2:30                      4.             Sacramento Phoenix 3:00                   5.           San Antonio Utah 3:00
          Prosecutors reviewing Multnomah handling of abuse complaints      Cache   Translate Page      
Investigators found 16 Unity Center cases should have gone to cops. County employees scrutinized.

An internal review of how Multnomah County employees handled cases of alleged abuse and neglect of mentally ill people from greater Portland has spawned a criminal investigation, the Portland Tribune has learned.

Among the issues that appear ...

          Man with gun arrested near Madison High School      Cache   Translate Page      
Portland police school resource officers responded to area near 82nd Avenue on Tuesday.

Portland Police have arrested a man with a gun found near Madison High School.

Students called police to report spotting the armed suspect allegedly lurking near the tennis courts in Glenhaven Park, which is located just north ...

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Legislative leaders predict rough road ahead for Brown proposal to raise revenue.

SALEM — Thousands of Oregonians could see more money taken out of their paychecks and companies would be writing bigger checks to fund Gov. Kate Brown's proposed budget and revamp the state's education system.

Brown needs to find $2.6 ...

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Mavericks control the lead most of the way, despite 33-point night by Lillard

The Trail Blazers' downward slide continued at American Airlines Center on Tuesday night.

Rookie forward Luka Doncic scored 21 points and grabbed nine rebounds as Dallas took care of Portland 111-102, handing the Blazers their eight loss in ...

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Scenes from the Tuesday night high school boys basketball game between the Democrats and the host Rams, won by Jeff, 79-71



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              Things to Do Wednesday!      Cache   Translate Page      
    7 Things to Do for Dec 5 by Mercury Things to Do Staff

    Elle King, Flora Cash
    Elle King hails from Brooklyn, but her twangy badassery could be confused for an "Austin-tatious" Texan. Part Southern rockabilly, part blues-pop, King's music constantly keeps you on your toes, and makes you dance a few different styles along the way. Though King is the offspring of Rob Schneider and model London King, she does her own thing; she taught herself how to play the banjo, she writes her own tunes, and she got herself signed with no help from pops. (6:30 pm, Crystal Ballroom, $29.50) ROSE FINN

    Metallica
    Not just monsters of rock, Metallica is like the Godzilla of metal, giant, radioactive, still stomping around arenas, delivering atomic blasts of noise and rage designed to set whole cities on fire. For the first time in a long time, Portland is set to get knocked over like a cardboard skyscraper by this grand old kaiju of metal when their "Worldwired" tour hits town. (7:30 pm, Moda Center, $133 and up)

    Andy Shauf, Tomberlin
    Andy Shauf’s foam cushion drum tones and gentle, Kermit-y chirrup belie his material’s epic narrative scope. The Canadian songwriter’s 2016 album, The Party, is a dense collection of overlapping vignettes set at the same house party. Shauf imbues his diverse and neurotic cast of characters with an almost Salingerian depth: There’s that one perpetually early attendee, an amateur magician, a possessive asshole convinced he’s being cheated on by his girlfriend because he can’t find her anywhere, and poor, poor “Alexander All Alone”—who dies at the party before remanifesting as an unfulfilled spirit. Shauf’s preoccupation with social drama might feel decidedly current, but much of this music sounds like it could have been made before punk broke, from the Harry Nilsson-esque chromatic playfulness of “The Magician” and “The Worst in You” all the way through to achingly tuneful closer “Martha Sways,” which evokes Judee Sill’s best work. (9 pm, Mississippi Studios, $20) MORGAN TROPER

    The I, Anonymous Show
    One of the greatest Portland comedy shows returns—and with more guaranteed laughs! It’s the monthly I, Anonymous Show which takes the Mercury’s wildest I, Anonymous column submissions and presents them alongside a panel of hilarious comedians. This month features pinch-hitter and Mercury 2018 “Genius of Comedy” Kate Murphy, hosting a panel including Neeraj Srinivasan, Shain Brenden, and Dylan Jenkins! Face it, you need some laughs, and the I, Anonymous Show will absolutely provide ’em! (7:30 pm, Curious Comedy Theater, $10) WM. STEVEN HUMPHREY

    Lemaitre
    The Norwegian electronic duo headed up by Ketil Jansen and Ulrik Denizou Lund bring their blend of house, electronic rock, and nu-disco to the Wonder Ballroom stage for the Portland stop on a North American tour. (8:30 pm, Wonder Ballroom, $18-22, all ages)

    Scrooged
    Richard Donner has a tendency to let the manic energy of his filmmaking slide into shrillness. Films that played as madcap hijinks on release (The Goonies, Lethal Weapon 2) are, on second viewing, just annoying noise. But 1988’s Scrooged—arguably the last great movie Donner made—is different. Rewatches reveal an underlying sweetness and patience it didn’t get credit for at the time—audiences and critics were likely distracted by its on-the-nose parodies of then-crass-but-now-quaint television programming and the evergreen joy of seeing Carol Kane swing a toaster like a mace. But Bill Murray’s expert blend of acid and schmaltz (along with the genius idea of making Bob Goldthwait into Bob Cratchit) turn what could have been a mean-spirited misfire of soured sentimentality into a Christmas gift that is both 100 percent of the decade that spawned it, and better than that decade deserved. (8:30 pm, Mission Theater) BOBBY ROBERTS

    No Aloha, Plastic Weather, Cool American
    Local indie-pop trio No Aloha craft twinkling pop music, while peppering in just enough coarse texture to keep you pogoing on your toes. Tonight they premiere their star-studded music video for "The Big One," while Plastic Weather unleash a video of their own that was filmed at Oregon's beloved Enchanted Forest theme park. Likeminded locals Cool American round out the proceedings. (8:30 pm, Holocene, $8)

    Don't forget to check out our Things To Do calendar for even more things to do!

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              A Slew of Portland Comedians Are Coming Home for the Holidays      Cache   Translate Page      
    by Jenni Moore
    Caitlin Weierhauser Performing at the I, Anonymous Show.
    Caitlin Weierhauser hosting the I, Anonymous Show. Caroline Smith

    Caitlin Weierhauser and Amy Miller
    Merrily named Uncle Cait and Aunt Amy’s Holiday Party, Caitlin Weierhauser (a “butch American,” and Portland’s Funniest Person 2017), and Amy Miller (a favorite on season nine of Last Comic Standing and host of the Who’s Your God podcast) give us something to be jolly about by returning to Portland on a mid-December Saturday. Encouraging everyone to wear their holiday best (wear a NICE sweater, or risk having your UGLY holiday sweater judged from the stage), the pair promises holiday stories, “carol karaoke,” as well as special guests. Come get your holiday on with these two genius comics.
    (Sat Dec 15, 8 pm, Siren Theater, 315 NW Davis, $15)

    Bri Pruett
    After breaking all our hearts and moving to LA, body/sex-positive comedian Bri Pruett has been making lots of major waves. In addition to her successful solo show Stellar, Pruett’s been on Dan Savage’s The Lovecast and Comedy Central’s Roast Battle; she’s performed at Bridgetown Comedy Fest, Bumbershoot, All Jane Comedy Fest, TBA Festival and more. She’s even done a TEDx talk on beauty standards in media. Did you know she even used to write a sex and dating column for this here Portland Mercury called Let’s Do It with Bri Pruett? (I miss it so!) Luckily, Pruett still loves her old stomping ground enough to show us a little love during the holiday season. The hometown hero headlines Old Town Comedy Show’s final show of the year and I couldn’t be more excited. Pruett’s is the hilarious, fearless, and fun voice we need right now.
    (Sun Dec 9, 8 pm, Siren Theater, 315 NW Davis, $15 adv, $20 door)


    Matt Braunger
    Portland-raised comedian Matt Braunger’s resume is insanely long. He’s done is rounds on late-night talk shows, made appearances on BoJack Horseman and Chelsea Lately, and in 2010 and 2012 released a couple specials presented by Comedy Central. Braunger is also the co-founder of Portland’s gone but not forgotten Bridgetown Comedy Festival. His Netflix special Big, Dumb Animal is available now, and he’s got another hour-long special on the way this February.
    (Fri Dec 21, 8 pm, Aladdin Theater, 3017 SE Milwaukie, $20, all ages)


    Aaron Ross
    Aaron Ross is yet another Portland comedian who left town to pursue career dreams in sunny, not-as-cool California. In addition to Ross’ online sitcom Training Wheels, which will wrap up its 10-episode season with a finale on December 10, he’s also coming home to play a holiday edition of Who’s the Ross? at Dante’s on December 18. This installment of the late-night talk show features Simpsons writer Bill Oakley, former Portland Trail Blazer Antonio Harvey, and actress Kat Cunning from HBO’s The Duece. With this killer lineup, it’s a wonder the show only costs $10.
    (Tues Dec 18, 9 pm, Dante’s, 350 W Burnside, $10)

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              I Would Write You A Song      Cache   Translate Page      
    by Anonymous

    I wish I was in a band so I could write you a song about our daily interactions, about my missed opportunities at real knowledge, not just your opinion. We are here, we are now, I amm 22, you say you're "thirtfn". I want experience, I want it all. I call the song about you, "What part of 'what part don't you understand?' , don't you understand"

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              Portland Considers Reinvesting in Major Corporations—a Year After Swearing Them Off      Cache   Translate Page      
    by Blair Stenvick
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    Apple, Google, Johnson & Johnson, and nine other corporate behemoths might soon be able to count the city of Portland among their investors.

    The Portland City Council will vote Thursday on an updated city investment policy, one that rewinds a commitment the council made last year to divest in major corporations.

    The council voted last year to cease private corporate investment, months after a council-created committee on socially responsible investment recommended the city add nine corporations it saw as unethical to its “do not buy” list. That committee was disbanded in 2016.

    Rather than single out companies not to invest in, the council took the extra step to end investment in all corporate securities. The Portland Tribune reported at the time that this move could cost the city $3 to $5 million in annual investment revenue.

    If the council passes the new investment policy Thursday, most private companies will still be off-limits, investment-wise—except for 12 corporations on the approved list. In addition to the companies mentioned above, that list also includes Nike, Colgate-Palmolive, Coca-Cola, pharmaceutical giants Eli Lilly and Merck, healthcare and consumer goods conglomerate 3M, Microsoft, Proctor & Gamble, and Toyota.

    The city will still continue to put some of its money in public investments, such as bonds issued by the federal government.

    The state of Oregon has its own requirements for public investment in corporations, which would have allowed Portland to invest in about 35 different companies. The city has imposed stricter investment requirements than the state, filtering out corporations that deal in fossil fuels, firearms, and financial services.

    According to the Portland Office of Management and Finance, this new investment strategy could reap an additional $900,000 to $1.5 million for the city each year.

    The city council will discuss and vote on the new policy at 2 pm Thursday.

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              America Likes to Look at Its Dead Presidents      Cache   Translate Page      
    by Ned Lannamann
    Dogs: making the grim specter of death bearable.
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    Former president George H.W. Bush's body is currently lying in state at the Capitol Rotunda in Washington, DC. It will stay there until his state funeral at the National Cathedral tomorrow, Wednesday, December 5—a day that the Post Office and the stock markets are taking off in memoriam. Among the many visitors to the Rotunda so far are Donald and Melania Trump, whose visit lasted two entire minutes, and Bush's service dog, Sully, who probably isn’t really grieving in the way the internet’s imagining him to be but is nevertheless a very good boy, isn’t he. Yes he is. Yes he is.

    Bush Sr. is the 12th president to lie in state in the Capitol building, Abraham Lincoln being the first. (Nixon, famously, did not lie in state—he and Truman are the only presidents since FDR to not do so.) Following the funeral, Bush's body will be transported by train back to Houston, where a special locomotive will then take him to College Station, Texas, the site of his presidential library. It’s the first presidential funeral train since Eisenhower’s in 1969; Robert Kennedy also was transported by train the year prior. (Again, Lincoln was the pioneer in this regard as well; his presidential funeral train stopped through 180 different cities in 1865.)

    Our intermittent but longstanding tradition of allowing people to come within physical proximity to the dead bodies of government officials is a strange one. Funereal rites are usually thought of as religious in nature, while the Capitol is not only a government building, but a functioning workplace as well. Although Bush’s casket isn't open—that tradition seems to be reserved for popes—America seems to hold on to a ghoulish, old-world fascination with being in the same room as a corpse. Maybe it’s because we rarely get the chance to collectively gawp at our dead, even those concealed inside of boxes. Our best-loved celebrities are rarely given public funerals: Aretha Franklin and Muhammad Ali are among the very few in recent memory to have had a cultural impact. And the funeral of John McCain earlier this year seemed more like an opportunity for politicians and DC insiders to demonstrate some semblance of humanity rather than an outpouring of deeply felt grief.

    It’s a peculiar thing we do, shuffling into a public place to see the dead body of a public figure (or, at least, the outside of their coffin). Were I in DC and anywhere near the Capitol, I doubt I’d make the effort to pay in-person respects to George H.W. Bush’s remains, which raises two questions: Whose body would I bother to see, and how far would I go to see it? My initial knee-jerk answer was that I’d travel up to five miles to see Barack Obama’s body, but I’ve thought about it a little more and I don’t know if I would even do that. I would absolutely make an effort to visit his final resting place and his library, but to view his body in repose? No, I don’t think I’d want to.

    Nevertheless, we’re morbid creatures by nature, and perhaps some vestigial animal part of us needs to witness a dead body in order to accept the abstract idea that its life has ended. It also allows us to close the circuit on what has been until now an ongoing narrative (humans intensely craves conclusions, almost as much as we crave giving cuddly dog rubs to very good boys). George H.W. Bush’s state funeral will be televised tomorrow, and this new, strange type of death rite—one enabled by modern-day technology—actually makes more sense to me than all of this corpse-rubbernecking at the rotunda. Ceremonial mourning aside, a televised memorial provides the chance for the country to collectively plug into a shared American experience, even if one precipitated by death. And that kind of shared experience is becoming a rarer and rarer thing these days.

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              PSU Student Found Near Amtrak Tracks Says He Wasn't Attempting Suicide      Cache   Translate Page      
    by Alex Zielinski
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    In May, 22-year-old Portland State University student Aaron Salazar was found unconscious alongside Amtrak rail tracks near Truckee, California. While doctors said Salazar's injuries were consistent with someone who was brutally beaten, Amtrak officials were quick to call it a suicide attempt.

    Now, six months after the incident, Salazar is setting the record straight.

    “I'd never, ever try to kill myself," Salazar said in a video posted on a Facebook page managed by his family.

    It's the first public statement Salazar has made since the incident, which left him with a damaged brain stem, a broken pelvis, burns on his crotch and thighs, and a badly beaten face. He was unable to speak for months.

    Salazar was en route to Portland from Colorado when railroad workers discovered his body. His injuries immediately raised questions about whether Salazar, who is gay, had been the victim of a hate crime.

    But Amtrak Chief of Police Neil Trugman told reporters that, based on earlier conversations Salazar had reportedly had with fellow train passengers, "all indications right now appear that it was an attempted suicide.” Trugman suggested that Salazar threw himself from the Amtrak train.

    In the new video, Salazar is clear: "I did not not jump off the train."

    Salazar did not offer any other details or memories about the incident.

    The FBI is not as quick as Amtrak to dismiss Salazar's case. In September, an FBI agent collected Salazar's DNA to run it against DNA found on his clothing after the incident, according to Honolulu Civil Beat (Salazar grew up in Oahu).

    If you or someone you know is thinking about suicide, the Portland Suicide Lifeline is 503-972-3456. And for those outside of Portland, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is at 1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433) or 1-800-273-8255. You can also text "help" to 741-741.

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              City Council to Approve a New Team of Unarmed Officers      Cache   Translate Page      
    by Alex Zielinski
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    It's been nearly two years since Mayor Ted Wheeler tucked $1,159,293 into his annual budget to fund a first-of-its-kind position within the Portland Police Bureau.

    The proposed "community services officer" role was essentially created to take the burden of responding to low-level crimes off sworn police officers. These new PPB employees would be non-sworn, meaning they wouldn't carry a gun, and would follow up on property crime, traffic accidents, and any other petty non-violent crimes.

    As we noted in May, those 2017 budget dollars were never used, and instead carried over to 2018's budget package. The new promise from the mayor's office: the 14 new community service officer spots would be filled by January 2019.

    Now, after months of union negotiations, that new position is finally headed to council for a final stamp of approval. City commissioners will vote on an amendment to the city's collective bargaining agreement with the Portland Police Association (PPA), PPB's union, that defines the new role on Wednesday.

    The position has since been renamed "Public Safety Support Specialist" (PS3 for short).

    The amendment explains that while PS3s will not carry a firearm, they will be armed with pepper spray and will receive PPB's use of force training. A note in the section detailing the PS3s' 200 hours of PPB training explains that an "additional possible topic" of training could be "Taser Orientation," suggesting that PS3s could eventually carry tasers. The starting hourly pay for a PS3 will be $23.95.

    In September, the Mercury sat down with PPB Assistant Chief Chris Davis, who was tasked with creating this brand-new position, to get a better idea of what need this new role will fill. From the beginning, Davis made it clear: PS3s are not a replacement for sworn officers, which Portland could still use more of.

    "[Sworn] officers are up to their eyeballs in work that no one else can do," Davis said. "I think the PS3 program has great potential to supplement that work. But I have to manage expectations with this program. What it's not going to do is reduce the number of sworn officers that we have."

    The 14 PS3s will be divvied up between PPB's three precincts, and will work closely with district-specific cops.

    There are many low-level crimes that sworn officers don't need to be tied up in, Davis said. For instance: "If your car was broken into and something taken out of it but nobody saw who did it, we can have a PS3 go take that report."

    PS3s could also collect and process surveillance video footage from a crime scene, collect found property that's been reported stolen, or respond to car crashes where no one was injured and no crime was committed. Often, Davis said, sworn officers are called out to direct traffic around the scene of a car crash or help drivers exchange insurance—work that keeps them from following more serious crimes.

    According to the city budget office, the number of 911 calls that require police dispatch have increased 22 percent in the past five years. An increasing majority of those calls, however, are labeled “low and medium priority”—calls that could perhaps be easily handled by PS3 staff.

    But PBB's steadily growing workload, reflected in the 911 call data, may make it difficult to calculate the impact these new staffers will have on PPB.

    "One of the biggest metrics will be recording how many calls [PS3s] take," Davis said. "But it's entirely possible that we'll come back after a year and find out that we've used PS3s, a lot, but that the load on officers hasn't gone down... because the overall number of calls is going up and up and up."

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              People like you don't deserve the love of a dog      Cache   Translate Page      
    by Anonymous

    I don't know how they do things back where you came from (some fly-over state), but the way you treat your sweet little dog is appalling, disgusting, loathsome, et cetera. Are you too dumb to know that dogs are social animals, that they have been bred over many many centuries to need to be where we are, to work with us, hang out with us? When you lock your sweet little dog out in your crappy feces-covered tiny back patio, you put your dog in a permanent state of distress and anxiety. And the breed of dog that YOU have is particularly needy of being in the presence of people. But no, you relegate your dog to your tiny shit yard for hours on end and in all kinds of weather, in all kinds of temperatures. And that chain-smoking house guest you had? He took a swipe at your dog for barking. The dog yelped and then went on loving, because that's what dogs do. They love. But you folks don't deserve the love of that dog. You only deserve the shit that covers your back patio.

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              The I, Anonymous Blog Quote o' the Day: The Ghost of Portlandia      Cache   Translate Page      
    by Wm. Steven Humphrey
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    Just when you think we've finally rid ourselves of the scourge of Portlandia—which perhaps single-handedly brought about most of the woes Portland experiences today—IT KEEPS PULLING US BACK IN! From an I, Anonymous Blog submission called "I Moved to Portland Because of Portlandia.":

    I needed a new city to move to. I spent two years in a crappy fly-over state in a crappy job working with midwest obese people and, being used to places like New York City and L.A, was desperate for something new. Then I saw Portlandia and I just had to move here to see if the people were as cute as they are portrayed in the show. And you know what? You ARE! I was delighted that you are all just like the people in Portlandia. What a find! I just want to hug all of you. Thank you Portlandia! Thanks Fred and Carrie!

    Please, Portlandia! JUST LET US GO ALREADY!! (Psst. Got a rant or confession you'd like to share with the world? Then drop it off in the I, Anonymous Blog. And don't forget to attend the live I, Anonymous Show at Curious Comedy Theater tomorrow night [Wed Dec 5], where YOUR submissions might even be read aloud!)

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              With Alfonso Cuarón's Roma, the Netflix vs. Theater Debate Continues      Cache   Translate Page      
    by Erik Henriksen
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    Roma (Netflix)

    I've got a review for Alfonso Cuarón's Roma coming up in our next issue, in which I join the ranks of monocle-polishing, deeply punchable critics everywhere by insisting that you just have to see it in a theater. Cuarón's film—at this point, the runaway contender for the best picture of the year—is being distributed by Netflix, but it'll also have a relatively small theatrical release starting on December 14, the same date it's available to stream. (Portland, we're lucky: The Hollywood Theatre's getting it.)

    2018 marks the first year that Netflix and movie theaters (at least some of them) are cooperating on any sort of meaningful scale; in the past, many theaters have refused to show Netflix- or Amazon-produced films while they were also available to stream, out of fear that moviegoers would, you know, just stay home. Meanwhile, Netflix didn't seem terribly inclined to share its movies with theaters, because, hey, they've already got a more effective distribution service than any theater chain could offer.

    But in light of a few new Netflix films with Oscar potential—Roma and the Coen brothers' The Ballad of Buster Scruggs—and with a newfound willingness to humor filmmakers who want their films shown theatrically, Netflix is starting to push a few movies into a few theaters, sometimes before they're available to stream, and some theaters are now willing to show Netflix movies, even if they're already available to stream.

    It's just about impossible to see this as anything but a good thing. Hollywood's few remaining studios of relevance have almost entirely pivoted to franchise blockbusters, abandoning mid-budget and traditionally "arthouse" movies—so I'll take a new movie from the Coens or Cuarón however I can get it, even if that means dealing with soulless streaming giants. The tension—for me, at least—comes when theaters try to declare that all movies have to be seen in a theater, or when streamers insist it doesn't matter where you watch a movie.

    Earlier this week, Netflix's head of content, Ted Sarandos, took a swipe at theatrical exhibitors, saying theatrical release windows have "disconnected people from movies" and that emotionally, it's the same to watch a movie on Netflix as it is to see it in a theater:

    "I don't think it’s very consumer-friendly that consumers who don’t happen to live near a theater are waiting six months, eight months to see a movie," Sarandos said. "I don't disagree that going to the theater to see a movie is a great experience. I don't think emotionally it's a different experience than seeing a movie on Netflix. It is a different physical experience for sure."

    Nobody but the shittiest of film snobs can argue with making movies more accessible—there is no downside to the fact everyone who has a Netflix login will soon be able to watch Roma, regardless of whether or not they live close to an arthouse theater that might book the film.

    But I do wish Netflix would be honest about theatrical and streaming being as different as they are. It will be a different emotional experience to watch Roma in a theater—the same way seeing Dunkirk in a theater is different or, hell, Avengers: Infinity War is different. When you're watching a movie—an art form dependent on one's eyes and ears—there isn't a divide between the emotional experience and the "physical experience." Roma's striking sound mix, or Dunkirk's stunning visuals, or the bombast and scale of something like Infinity War all contribute to those films' stories, and they rely on the audience being enveloped in images and sound. Unless you've spent thousands of dollars on a home theater, these are the kind of stories with images brighter and bigger than your TV can offer, with sounds too complex or booming to be delivered via laptop speakers.

    That's not to say one way of watching a movie is necessarily better than the other—a ton of films work just as well at home as they would in a theater. (Another Netflix-released film, Noah Baumbach's The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected), immediately comes to mind.) But again, and to use Roma as an example: When a movie looks and sounds as remarkable as Roma does, and when those sights and sounds are so deeply tied to the film's story, a viewer is going to have a very different experience seeing and hearing it in a decent theater than they would in their living room.

    The physical affects the emotional. Which means as long as streaming services keep making great movies, I'm keeping my fingers crossed that theaters and streaming services will continue to at least sort of get along. Making films widely accessible is super important. But so is being able to choose how to watch those films. Those shouldn't need to be mutually exclusive.

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              Booze Industry Supports Cannabis Legalization—with a Catch      Cache   Translate Page      
    by Josh Jardine
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    The cannabis and alcohol industries have a complex relationship, built upon a history of beer and spirit companies contributing millions of dollars to groups like D.A.R.E.—which as you may recall, did not exactly strongly advocate for a regulated, taxed cannabis program, nor did it include alcohol as a drug that young people should avoid.

    All this seems to be changing, as big alcohol has embraced the multitude of therapeutic benefits that cannabis can offer, and wishes to support its green friend to help the people heal and... ha ha no, of course not. It's money. Big alcohol is now dropping its attacks on cannabis because there are potentially billions of dollars to be made, and it would be a crime against humanity if they weren't getting some of that money.

    The best cannabis website you probably aren't reading but should, Marijuana Moment, reports that one of the alcohol industry's largest trade groups briefed Congress on cannabis last week. The group, Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America (WSWA), released a statement in July supporting the idea that the feds should allow states to legalize cannabis as they see fit.

    Included in the briefing was a one-sheet of policy recommendations, which includes things that the cannabis industry is already aware of, and is taking or has already taken action on, such as: reducing out-of-state diversion, insuring that minors do not have access to cannabis, establishing standards for safe product testing, effective tax collections, and other actions that both industries are in agreement are critical to establishing a safe and vibrant regulated cannabis program.

    One thing the WSWA did state is its desire to see vertical integration in the cannabis industry eliminated. Vertical integration allows one company to handle a multi-tier system of production and distribution—i.e., a dispensary might grow the cannabis it sells, and also process it into edibles, concentrates, and so on. But why does the WSWA care about that?

    Per Marijuana Moment:

    The alcohol industry generally operates under a three-tier system in the US, through which separate operators handle production, wholesaling and retail sales. Some have suggested that the alcohol industry wants the cannabis market to adopt its approach so that existing businesses like beer, wind and liquor distributors can profit from legal marijuana as well. But Dawson Hobbs, WSWA senior vice president of government relations, denied as much when the association made its initial announcement earlier this year.

    "No, what we’re talking about is just creating a pathway for states to have federal recognition of legalization by enacting appropriate regulation that creates a safe and reliable marketplace," Hobbs said at the time.

    The alcohol industry just wants to help, that's all.

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              Good Morning, News: Wheeler Eyes Reelection, Amid Another Communications Scandal      Cache   Translate Page      
    by Blair Stenvick

    Stay up to date on Portland news and politics. Looking for fun? Here are the best Things to Do in Portland today.

    Four more years, baby.
    Four more years, baby. DOUG BROWN

    Good morning, Portland! Today is going to be sunny and cold, with a high of 45. We've made the transition from Beanie Season to Beanie and Scarf Season, so that's fun.

    Here are the headlines:

    Here We Go Again: CNN, among others, is speculating that another shoe is about to drop in Robert Mueller's Trump investigation. Files to be released today and Friday "could offer tantalizing new details of Mueller's deep dive into the 2016 campaign." Sorry, but I refuse to find anything about the 2016 election tantalizing!

    Climate Injustice: Al Jazeera has a report out today about how wildfires on the West Coast can be especially devastating for an already fragile population: undocumented immigrants. "Due to the wildfires, there's less work because many fruits went bad," an undocumented migrant worker told the outlet.

    What a Turn-Off: Tumblr announced yesterday that it will ban all porn (including "female-presenting nipples") from its website on Dec 17. It's a decision that has left many, including sex workers and LGBTQ users, reeling.

    Four More Years... In an interview with the Portland Tribune released yesterday, Mayor Ted Wheeler said that despite muttergate, he currently intends to run for reelection in 2020. Apparently the mayor feels that "people have a long history of underestimating" him.

    ...Of This? More mayor news: Willamette Week reported yesterday that Wheeler's communications director made yet another eyebrow-raising decision: asking reporters to sign non-disclosure agreements.

    She's now defending the move on Twitter.

    Becoming Less House-Poor: Thanks to the recent passage of Measure 102, which allows more flexibility in spending government housing bond money, the city of Portland is reimagining its strategy for the 2016 housing bond. The city can now lend bond money to private affordable housing projects, which could mean more affordable units, the Oregonian reports.

    File This Under "Boring But Important": Portland's Bureau of Environmental Services needs to do a better job prioritizing and keeping track of its flood prevention and water quality projects, an audit released today found. "The bureau’s really had trouble meeting some of the commitments it’s laid out," an auditor told the Mercury.

    "Oh, Love It!" (And "It" Is Weed): Cannabis legalization in Oregon opened up the floodgates of capitalism, and you'd be forgiven for feeling a bit of fatigue when it comes to the hot new pot product. But KGW has a charming man-on-the-street segment about a new cannabis-infused perfume, and it made me chuckle. Tag yourself; I'm the woman in the pink coat whose friend thinks it's mint because I, too, am a bold truth-teller!

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              Audit Finds Holes in Portland's Watershed Restoration Program      Cache   Translate Page      
    by Blair Stenvick
    The city of Portland uses green streets with off-curb greenery to help improve water quality and reduce the risk of urban flooding.
    The city of Portland uses "green streets" with off-curb greenery to help improve water quality and reduce the risk of urban flooding. CITY OF PORTLAND

    Portland’s Bureau of Environmental Services (BES) is falling behind on tracking of its watershed restoration and flood prevention projects, according to an audit released Tuesday by the city auditor's office.

    Auditors found that Portland does not have a comprehensive plan to identify areas that are prone to flooding and pollution, fails to consistently report on project results, and does not regularly maintain and inspect its many projects. The bureau spent $13 million on these projects this year alone.

    The audit specifically focuses on watershed restoration projects, in which BES staff plant native vegetation and excavates land to create wetlands, so as to improve water quality and reduce pollution in that area. The report also focuses on so-called “green streets”—roads that include off-curb green areas that work to filter out pollution and reduce the risk of flooding.

    BES’ own protocol calls for green street inspection each spring and fall. But according to the audit report, 53 percent of Portland's green streets (usually contained to several blocks—not the entire length of a street) were not inspected last spring. Additionally, the audit finds that some 36 percent of the city’s over 2,000 green streets might not have been necessary to create in the first place.

    Kari Guy, the director of audit services, said that one way to improve BES’ handling of both watershed restoration projects and green streets would be to put together a stormwater system plan, which would look at the projects on a city-wide scale, rather than single, isolated projects.

    BES originally committed to completing that kind of plan by 2016, which was extended to 2017. That deadline has since been bumped to 2028.

    “[The stormwater systems plan] has been in process since 2010,” Guy said. “It’s been ongoing for a long time, and the bureau’s really had trouble meeting some of the commitments it’s laid out.”

    In its official reply to the audit, BES committed to completing parts of a stormwater systems plan, including new citywide stormwater risks maps, by next year.

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              Damian Lillard, de los Portland Trail Blazers, mejor jugador de la jornada de la NBA      Cache   Translate Page      
    Damian Lillard, de los Portland Trail Blazers, ha sido el jugador destacado de la jornada de la NBA el 4 de diciembre de 2018
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              Sporting KC Finishes One Goal Short Of The MLS Title Game      Cache   Translate Page      
    Updated 10:53 p.m. Nov. 29 with match result — With the 3-2 loss to the Portland Timbers Thursday night, Sporting Kansas City lost its chance to play in the Major League Soccer championship.
              Trail Blazers Rally Falls Short in Loss to Mavericks - Blazer's Edge      Cache   Translate Page      
    1. Trail Blazers Rally Falls Short in Loss to Mavericks  Blazer's Edge
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              How becoming a manager can be a double-edged sword      Cache   Translate Page      
    A new study from a Portland State University researcher calls the transition to manager a 'double-edged sword' and found that a manager's ability to mentally detach from work during non-work hours can help reduce the increased exhaustion and work-family conflict that come with the new role.
              Basketball, NBA: Dallas Mavericks versenken auch Portland      Cache   Translate Page      
    Die Dallas Mavericks haben mit dem wiedergenesenen Maximilian Kleber in der NBA einen Sieg gegen die Portland Trail Blazers gefeiert.
              Luka Doncic's heroics against Trail Blazers should make Hawks fans sad - Yahoo Sports      Cache   Translate Page      
    1. Luka Doncic's heroics against Trail Blazers should make Hawks fans sad  Yahoo Sports
    2. Luka Doncic's Early Season Highlights | Kia NBA Rookie of the Month #KiaROTM  NBA
    3. NBA scores, highlights: Luka Doncic shines in Mavericks' win over Blazers; Utah blows out Spurs  CBS Sports
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              La MaMa Announces THE SHELL-SHOCKED NUT      Cache   Translate Page      

    From December 20 to 23, La MaMa Experimental Theater in association the GOH Productions will present the fourth annual production of East Village Dance Project's The Shell-Shocked Nut, an alternative Nutcracker set in the East Village, featuring an intergenerational cast of dancers and musicians. The piece is recommended for family audiences.

    In this unconventional take on the seasonal staple, a wandering child and a war veteran suffering from PTSD take a magical voyage through the East Village. The pair of characters visit Tompkins Square Park, Economy Candy Store, Saint Mark's Place, and other iconic East Village landmarks while exploring themes of loss and recovery.

    The New York Times said of the Shell-Shocked Nut, "The East Village has a "Nutcracker" of its own and, fittingly, it's on the gritty side." Time Out NY chose the production as a "Critics' Pick".

    The Shell-Shocked Nut is conceived and directed by Martha Tornay and co-directed by Victoria Roberts-Wierzbowski. The pair also spearhead East Village Dance Project (EVDP), a dance development program that has offered after-school classes in ballet, modern and choreography in lower Manhattan since 1997.

    The show first emerged as a studio showing in the weeks after Superstorm Sandy created as a means of brightening spirits after a challenging time for the community. "I started thinking about the cathartic process of working through a stressful situation," Tornay said.

    The sister and daughter of war veterans, Tornay was inspired to use the structure of the Nutcracker to tell a more personal story of the effects of trauma, while maintaining the accessible, family-friendly nature of the traditional ballet.

    In the years following its inception, the piece has grown to a full-scale production, featuring young students from the dance program alongside an array of professional performers, artists and guest choreographers from NYC and beyond. The 2018 Guest Artists include the New Mexico-based Aerial group, Project in Motion; Detroit-based dance artists Shaina and Bryan Baira; and New York City performers Delaney McDonough, Indah Walsh, Chloe London, Xiao Quan, Lauren Kravitz, Ellen Maynard and OBIE-winning scenic designer Donald Eastman.

    Local composer Clare Farris created original pieces for the show, based off the Tchaikovsky score. The show also includes sections of Tchaikovsky in its unadulterated state, Massachusetts-based musician/composer Peter Jones, and contemporary tracks by Duke Ellington, David Lowery, Lynn Anderson, Aretha Franklin and more.

    The Shell-Shocked Nut will run from Dec. 20-23, Thurs to Sat at 7PM; Sunday at 3PM. Tickets are $20 and $15 seniors, students and children 12 and under, and can be purchased online at lamama.org or at the Box Office: (212) 352-3101

    FUNDING: The East Village Dance Project and this project are supported, in part with public funds from the National Endowment for the Arts; and with support from private donors.

    BACKGROUND AND BIOGRAPHIES OF KEY PROJECT MEMBERS

    CREATIVE TEAM

    The Shell Shocked Nut is Conceived by Martha Tornay

    Co-Directors: Martha Tornay & Victoria Roberts-Wierzbowski of East Village Dance Project

    Guest Dancers/choreographers: Bryan Baira, Shaina Baira, Chloe London, Lauren Kravitz, Rachel Knecht Scher, Ellen Maynard, Hilary McDaniel-Douglas of Project in Motion, Delaney McDonough, Xiao Quan, Indah Walsh, Students of East Village Dance Project @ Abrons Arts Center

    Scenic Design: Donald Eastman

    Featuring music by Tchaikovsky, Duke Ellington, Clare Farris, Peter Jones, David Lowery, Lynn Anderson, Aretha Franklin and more.

    East Village Dance Project (EVDP), based in New York City, was founded in 1997 as a dance development program for youth age 3 through adult, under the artistic direction of Martha Tornay. EVDP offers classes in ballet, pointe, modern, improvisation and beginning choreography. The program has been recognized for its innovative approach to dance education, and for offering pre-professional classes to all, regardless of financial means. Through the program, EVDP students have performed at La MaMa Experimental Theater, Pace University, NYU Skirball Center, Abrons Arts Center, Vanaver Caravan Dance Festival, Lincoln Center Out-of-Doors and alongside the acclaimed modern dance company, Keigwin + Company. EVDP's Teen Company, a pre-professional performance troupe, have been honored to perform works by guest choreographers including Kathryn Alter, Dante Brown, Ellen Cornfield, Molly Lieber, Amanda Loulaki, Nicole Wolcott and more. In January 2011, EVDP and GOH Productions opened Avenue C Studio. In 2017, EVDP relocated their youth program to Abrons Arts Center, renaming the program to East Village Dance Project @ Abrons Arts Center.

    Martha Tornay has over 4 decades of intensive classical ballet studies including training with dance masters such as Mme. Gabriela Darvash, Gretchen Ward Warren and Robert Brassel. After performing for 18 years as a soloist with regional and international ballet and modern companies including Newport News Ballet (Virginia), Israel Ballet (Tel Aviv), and The Robert Kovich Company (NYC), she founded East Village Dance Project. Martha is a graduate of Interlochen Arts Academy and a recipient of the Fine Arts Award in dance technique and choreography. In addition to directing East Village Dance Project, she is an adjunct professor at New York University's Experimental Theater Wing and teaches at Bates Dance Festival, the acclaimed summer dance workshop held at Bates College in Lewiston, ME.

    Victoria Roberts-Wierzbowski Originally from Western Massachusetts, Victoria received her BA in social science and dance from Sarah Lawrence College. In addition to working with the students of EVDP, Victoria has taught movement in preschools and public schools, served as a staff development coach for instructors teaching physical education classes, and worked with adults touched by cancer and chronic pain. As a performer, she has worked with both choreographers and playwrights including Katie Rose McLaughlin, Dan O'Neil, Sybil Kempson and David Neumann/advanced beginner group.

    Project in Motion is a non-profit dance company founded in 1998. They develop collaborative audio/video, theatrical, terrestrial and aerial dance productions and perform on traditional aerial apparatuses, as well as custom built devices and set pieces of our own design. They seek to afford artists and their community the opportunity to experiment and develop the world of performance through creative workshops and collaborative projects. In the past thirteen years Project In Motion has performed in historic homes, along the banks of the Rio Grande, and in New York lofts, in addition to many other locations

    Shaina Branfman Baira is Co-Artistic Director of BAIRA | MVMNT PHLSPHY. Shaina was born and raised in Victoria, Texas and received her BFA in Dance at the University of Iowa. She completed her certification as a Movement Analyst at the Laban Institute of Movement Studies, and completed studies in religion and philosophy at the New York All Faiths Seminary International where she was ordained as an Interfaith Minister. In 2016 Shaina was awarded the Atelier Award from the Laban Institute. Shaina is a member of The Feath3r Theory, and offers freelance interfaith mentoring and dialog throughout NYC.

    Bryan Strimpel Baira is Co-Artistic Director of BAIRA | MVMNT PHLSPHY . Originally from Carleton, Michigan, he is a graduate of Wayne State University with a B.F.A in dance. Bryan has performed and taught around the world in places such as: Colombia, South Korea, Turkey, Tajikistan, and Armenia; as well as throughout NYC. He has danced with Nicholas Leichter Dance, Brian Brooks Moving Company, David Dorfman Dance and ThirdRailProjects. Bryan is an active sound designer/musician and is a member of The Feath3r Theory. Bryan is honored to have been selected as one of Dance Magazine's 'Top 25 to Watch' for 2013.

    Indah M. Walsh is a choreographer, performer, dance educator, and administrator. She has danced in Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, and across the US. Indah earned a BFA in dance from Purchase College Conservatory of Dance in 2008 and an MFA in dance from NYU Tisch School of the Arts in 2014. As a choreographer, Indah Walsh was awarded a Creative Engagement Grant from the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council in 2017. Indah has showcased work at venues and festivals in venues across NYC, as well as in California. Indah has taught and choreographed works for high schools, colleges, and dance conventions in Taiwan, Malaysia, Singapore, and California.

    Delaney McDonough crafts multi-disciplinary events with movers ages 4-80. Her work has been produced across New England, New York City, San Francisco, Montreal and Santa Cruz. As a freelance performer, Delaney has performed with Annie Kloppenberg, Hana van der Kolk, Asher Woodworth, Sara Gibbons and others. She's steered two curitiorial undertakings in the great state of Maine, at Denmark Arts Center as Co-Director (2015-2017), and South Portland's Studio 408 as Director of Adult Programming and Director of Moving Target.

    Chloe London is originally from Manhattan, NY and an alumni of the EVDP youth program. As a teen she took the lead role in the first performance of the Shell Shocked Nut. Chloe graduated in May 2017 with a BFA in Dance from SUNY Brockport's Honors College. In Rochester, NY Chloe danced for Chamber Ballet Brockport, Mariah Maloney, Laura Peterson, Zehnder Dance, Ashley Friend, and Assemblage Dance. Within the past few years, she trained her research and writing muscles at American Realness, Dante Brown |Warehouse Dance's Our Lips Project, Jacob's Pillow Dance, and The Kitchen. Chloe currently resides in Brooklyn, NY, dances for Wild Beast Dance, and creates her own work. She was a staff dance writer for Brockport's student paper The Stylus and showcases her dance writing on her website The Kinesthetic Scribe (kinestheticscribe.com).

    Ellen Maynard is a Brooklyn-based dance artist and filmmaker. During her time as a BFA student of dance at The Ohio State University, Ellen performed in original works by Bebe Miller, Lily Skove, Ann Sofie Clemmensen, Esther Baker-Tarpaga, Ohad Fishof, and Noa Zuk; and created the dance film series The Wind is on us Here, Turning." Ellen's dance films have placed in festivals including the International 60 Seconds Dance Film Festival, the 9th International Screendance Festival, and the Third Coast Dance Film Festival. She is currently choreographing site-specific works, both live and filmed, for The West Harlem Arts Fund, as well as dancing with Dante Brown | Warehouse Dance and Quentin Burley Dance Group. Last year at Bates Dance Festival Ellen was director of photography for Stephan Koplowitz's dance film installation work-in-progress.

    GOH Productions' mission is embodied in our logo, GOH, the Japanese character meaning "working together under one roof." That definition informs all the organization's work - collaborative and expansive, stretching the sky to its fullest capacity. GOH began in 1979, during a time of fiscal cutbacks and political turmoil; and faces, head-on, the challenges of nurturing artworks and artistic collaboration, testing the boundaries and borders of all categories. GOH has a primary goal of working with experimental and interdisciplinary artists to clarify their artistic vision and to make possible the production of new works in a variety of genres and in a variety of global landscapes. In the mid-1970s, GOH was founded as 7 Loaves, Inc. a non-profit arts producing and presenting organization in the Lower East Side/East Village of New York City. In 1988 the organization's name was changed to GOH Productions (GOH), and Bonnie Sue Stein became its Artistic and Executive Director, a position she still holds. Stein works with directly with a number of performing artists on the creation and development of collaborative projects in the U.S. and with international partners.

    La MaMa is dedicated to the artist and all aspects of the theatre. La MaMa's vision of nurturing new artists and new work remains as strong today as it was when Ellen Stewart first opened the doors in 1961. La MaMa has presented more than 5,000 productions by 150,000 artists of all nations, cultures, races, and identities. Cultural pluralism and ethnic diversity are inherent in the work created on our stages. Here, artists find a supportive environment for artistic exploration, and audiences are part of the development of an artist's work over time.

    A recipient of the 2018 Regional Theater Tony Award, and more than 30 Obie Awards and dozens of Drama Desk, Bessie, and Villager Awards, La MaMa has been a creative home for thousands of artists, many of whom have made lasting contributions to the arts, including Blue Man Group, Peter Brook, Ping Chong, André DeShields, Harvey Fierstein, Tadeusz Kantor, Adrienne Kennedy, Diane Lane, Warren Leight, Michael Mayer, Bette Midler, Meredith Monk, Kazuo Ohno, David and Amy Sedaris, Julie Taymor, Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman.

    Photo by Stacie Joy.


              Strange Sun Theater's WICKEDEST WOMAN Finds Full Cast      Cache   Translate Page      

    CASTING IS COMPLETE for the World Premiere of WICKEDEST WOMAN by Jessica Bashline directed by Melissa Crespo.

    Produced by Strange Sun Theater, at the WP Theater January 19-February 2, 2019.

    WICKEDEST WOMAN is a true story about the history of abortion and reproductive rights in the US. The cast features Jessica O'Hara Baker* as Ann Trow Lohman, a midwife and abortionist in NYC throughout the 1800's. Known as Madame Restell, when Ann began performing abortions in 1838 they were legal in the US and when she committed suicide almost 40 years later at the end of her career, they were illegal. A gender bending cast of 7 actors tells this epic story of Ann's rise to notoriety and her struggle to keep her life intact as the scrutiny and even physical danger became ever more intense.

    The cast includes: Jose-Maria Aguila* ("Pulse", The Guthrie); Luke Zimmerman* ("Masculinity Max", The Public); Emily Gardner Xu Hall* ("Nell Gwynn", Chicago Shakespeare), Dawn McGee* ("High Maintenance", "The Tick"), Evan Daves *("Coast of Utopia", LCT), Jasmin Walker* ("Avenue Q", New World Stages).

    Melissa Crespo (Director) is a NYC based director of theater, opera and film with a focus on new work. Upcoming: Native Gardens co-produced by Syracuse Stage, Geva Theatre Center and Portland Center Stage. Recent: graveyard shift by Korde Arrington Tuttle (San Francisco Playhouse). Jessica Bashline (Playwright) is the Artistic Director of Strange Sun Theater. A director and actor by trade Jessica teaches acting at NYU. WICKEDEST WOMAN has been through 3 years of development with Strange Sun Theater, Goddard College, and Scrap Mettle Theater, as a finalist in their inaugural emerging artist series.

    The rest of the creative team includes Anna Driftmier (Sets), Emily White (Costumes), Christina Watanabe (Lighting), Brett Kristofferson (Musical Supervisor).

    Strange Sun Theater just finished its fifth year as a company devoted to the creation of new work. WICKEDEST WOMAN marks Strange Sun's sixth full production. In addition, Strange Sun has yearly playwriting development opportunities and education programs.

    WICKEDEST WOMAN will play 14 performances, January 19- February 2 at The WP Theater (2162 Broadway), tickets are $35 and on sale at www.wickedestwomantheplay.com.

    For more information at visit www.strangesuntheater.com

    * All actors are appearing courtesy of Actor's Equity Association


              NBA. Fenomeen Luka Doncic doet weer van zich spreken, nieuwe coach geeft Chicago geen vleugels      Cache   Translate Page      

    De trainerswissel heeft Chicago geen boost gegeven. De Bulls verloren dinsdag in de Noord-Amerikaanse basketbalcompetitie (NBA) van Indiana met 96-90. Luka Doncic was wel in vorm en leidde zijn Dallas naar een 111-102-zege tegen Portland.


              Chicago uvadá i pod novým koučem, Dončič vrací Dallas do plusu      Cache   Translate Page      
    Chicago sice vyměnilo trenéra, ale na vítěznou vlnu nenaskočilo. Jeho porážka s Indianou 90:96 je už jeho sedmou v řadě. To basketbalový Dallas navazuje v NBA na bývalou slávu mnohem úspěšněji, domácí výhra nad Portlandem 111:102 je jeho devátou z posledních jedenácti duelů. Zápasem ho provedl slovinský teenager Luka Dončič.
              Höhenflug hält an - Doncic führt Mavs zum nächsten Sieg       Cache   Translate Page      

    Die Dallas Mavericks setzen ihren Siegeszug in der NBA weiter fort.

    Angeführt vom einmal mehr starken Rookie Luka Doncic feierten die Mavs beim 111:102 gegen die Portland Trail Blazers den neunten Sieg in den vergangenen elf Spielen. Der Slowene, der beim Sieg gegen die Clippers am Montag noch mit einer Hüftblessur hatte passen müssen, war mit 21 Punkten (neun Rebounds, drei Assists) bester Werfer seiner Mannschaft.

    Dallas erwischte vor heimischem Publikum im American Airlines Center den besseren Start und konnte sich nach rund fünf Minuten erstmals spürbar absetzen. Insbesondere von der Dreierlinie zeigten sich die Hausherren im ersten Viertel stark. So fanden fünf der ersten neun Versuche von "Downtown" den Weg in den Ring.

    Lillard hält Trail Blazers im Spiel

    Mit einem 17:3-Lauf zum Ende des ersten Durchgangs konnten sich die Mavericks dann endgültig von den Gästen absetzen. Zu Beginn des zweiten Viertels führte ein neuerlicher 6:0-Run zu einem zwischenzeitlichen 17-Punkte-Vorsprung. Dabei sorgte Maximilian Kleber mit einem Jump-Hook für ein Ausrufezeichen. Der Deutsche kam am Ende auf acht Punkte, fünf Rebounds und zwei Assists in gut 16 Minuten auf dem Parkett.

    Mit einer 60:45-Führung aus Sicht der Mavericks ging es schließlich in die Halbzeit. Allerdings verpasste es Dallas nach der Pause immer wieder, sich vorzeitig entscheidend abzusetzen. Vor allem Damian Lillard stemmte sich auf Seiten der Trail Blazers vehement gegen die Niederlage und sorgte mit einigen einfachen Korberfolgen dafür, dass sein Team weiter im Geschäft blieb. 

    Dem Point Guard, der am Ende mit 33 Punkten zum besten Werfer des Spiels avancierte, gelangen alleine in dieser Phase 15 Zähler. So konnte Portland den Rückstand zwischenzeitlich sogar wieder bis auf acht Punkte verkürzen.

    Portland meldet sich in Schlussphase zurück

    Dallas-Coach Rick Carlisle reagierte und brachte neuen Schwung von der Bank. Zwei Dreier von Dwight Powell und Kleber mit einem Putback-Dunk sorgten mit Ende des dritten Viertels wieder für klare Verhältnisse.

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    Zu Beginn des Schlussabschnitts konnten die Mavs die Führung zunächst weiter ausbauen. Als dann allerdings die Starter aufs Feld zurückkehrten, wurde es noch einmal spannend. Erneut war es Lillard, der seine Mannschaft mit starken Aktionen anführte und somit zurück ins Spiel brachte.

    Doncic sorgt für die Entscheidung

    Rund eineinhalb Minuten vor dem Ende konnten die Trail Blazers den Rückstand dann auf gerade einmal sechs Zähler verkürzen. Doch Luka Doncic mit einem verwandelten Step-Back-Dreier und einem Assist für Dennis Smith Jr. entschied die Partie letztendlich zu Gunsten der Texaner.

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    Mit nun zwölf Siegen aus 22 Partien rangieren die Dallas Mavericks auf Platz sieben in der Western Conference und stehen damit einen Platz vor Portland. Für die Trail Blazers war es dagegen die sechste Niederlage in den vergangenen sieben Spielen. (Tabelle der NBA)


              NASCO strengthens cooperation to protect endangered salmon stocks      Cache   Translate Page      
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              FedEx HD Net $196k only $279k Total REDUCED! in portland Maine      Cache   Translate Page      


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              Doncic manda en el triunfo de los Mavs      Cache   Translate Page      
    Luka Doncic aportó 21 puntos y nueve rebotes como líder de los Mavericks de Dallas, que ganaron 111-102 a los Trail Blazers de Portland. Los Mavericks tienen marca ganadora de 12-10 tras conseguir dos victorias seguidas y quedan segundos en la...
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              GAME RECAP: Mavericks 111, Trail Blazers 102      Cache   Translate Page      
    Luka Doncic (21 Punkte) war einmal mehr Leistungsträger bei den Dallas Mavericks, die beim 111:102 über die Portland Trail Blazers den neunten Sieg im elften Spiel feierten.
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              GAME RECAP: Mavericks 111, Trail Blazers 102      Cache   Translate Page      
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              Ojo a estos Mavericks: superan a Portland con un Doncic decisivo      Cache   Translate Page      
    Los Mavs sumaron otra victoria en casa ante un rival directo del Oeste, los Blazers. Luka Doncic fue el mejor (21+9) y decidió el partido.
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              How Once-Moderate Bush Got Hijacked by the Religious Right      Cache   Translate Page      
    Politics, George H. W. Bush, Religion, PoliticiansPolitics

    Our October 1992 cover story explores how George H.W. Bush — desperate to be reelected — formed an unholy alliance that haunts us still. 

    George H. W. BushReligionPoliticiansThe Advocate, October 20, 1992The Advocate, October 20, 1992Chris Bull

    DURING HIS renomination acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention, President Bush receives wild cheers from delegates when he blasts the Democratic Party’s platform for omitting “three simple letters — G-o-d.”

    Initiatives that would forbid legislators to outlaw antigay discrimination are placed on state ballots in Colorado and Oregon.

    The California Board of Education rejects a school textbook because it calls for respect for gay and lesbian parents.

    These developments, all of which occurred during the past year, and dozens of others like them across the country can all be traced to the growing political power of the religious right. Once regarded as a band of harmless crackpots, the religious right has managed to propel social issues — especially gay rights and abortion — to a key position on the national political agenda by sparking a fierce debate on “family values.”

    “These people are diehards,” says Ann Stone, chairwoman of the abortion rights group Republicans for Choice. “They are very well-organized, and all they do is fight. We have to get the people to understand that unless they want a church state, they are going to have to get out there and fight back. Forget about gay rights and abortion rights in the kind of society these people have in mind.”

    Adds Jerry Sloan, cochairman of Project Tocsin, a Sacramento, Calif., group that monitors the right wing: “Gays and lesbians have come to terms with the fact that the religious right has effectively stalled gay and lesbian political advances in some parts of the country and actually threatens to turn back the clock in others.” As a result, gay groups across the nation that would prefer to be working for positive change instead find themselves on the defensive, fighting off brush fires started by fundamentalists.

    The religious right achieved its power gradually through a multifaceted strategy that targets all levels of politics — national, state, and local. The strategy’s basic components include running little-known candidates for local offices, preparing antigay ballot initiatives, organizing voter-registration campaigns, and filing legal challenges to gay rights legislation.

    A key to the religious right’s success has been its use of aggressive lobbying to compel the Republican Party to adopt a conservative social agenda at the expense of moderate Republicans.

    “The Right has disproportionate power, not so much because it has the numbers but because it is very singleminded in its approach to politics,” says David Keene, chairman of the American Conservative Union, a political group.

    One need look only to the Republican National Convention in Houston last August for evidence of Keene’s assertion. At the convention, Massachusetts governor William Weld, a Republican who is one of the nations most staunchly pro-gay governors, was asked by the Republican National Committee not to address gay rights in his speech to the delegates.

    But there was no similar prohibition on antigay rhetoric: Gays and lesbians repeatedly were targets of attack from the podium. In a nationally televised speech, failed presidential candidate Patrick Buchanan decreed that enactment of antibias protection for gays and lesbians is “not the kind of change we can tolerate in a nation that we still call God’s country.” And Vice President Dan Quayle told the convention that it is wrong to treat “alternative life-styles [as] morally equivalent” to traditional ones.

    Quayle acts as the Bush administration’s unofficial liaison to conservatives. But on this point, he was merely parroting a position embraced two months previously by President Bush, who told The New York Times that he does not consider homosexuality to be normal. Previously, Bush had long been considered a moderate on social issues.

    However, Bush and Quayle have not been entirely consistent in toeing the religious right’s antigay line. In an interview broadcast on ABC television in July, Bush said his administration had “no litmus test” that automatically excludes gays and lesbians from staff positions, and in an interview in August, he said that if he learned one of his grandchildren were gay, he would embrace him but discourage him from becoming a gay rights activist.

    Throughout September, Quayle appeared to back off the antigay rhetoric voiced at the convention weeks earlier. During a campaign stop in Los Angeles, for instance, he conceded that his party has a “conservative voice and a conservative philosophy” but said he does not support the exclusion of gays and lesbians from it.

    The backpedaling did not sit well with the religious right. After Bush’s July ABC interview was broadcast, Richard Land, executive director of the Southern Baptist Convention Christian Life Commission, fired off an angry letter to the president expressing “outrage and a sense of betrayal” regarding his no-litmus-test answer.

    The religious right’s take-no-prisoners attitude toward homosexuality has painted the president and vice president into a corner, says Washington Post political reporter E.J. Dionne, author of Why Americans Hate Politics. Surveys consistently indicate that most voters oppose antigay discrimination, but the religious right — one of the Republican Party’s most powerful constituencies — demands strict adherence to its antigay position, he says.

    “The religious right controlled many of the Republican slates at the convention and Bush tried to mollify the Right,” Dionne says. “But I think the Republicans went further than they had ever intended. They have spent the weeks after the convention trying to look like unbelievable moderates on gay rights. In Los Angeles, Quayle even used the politically correct terminology — gay and lesbian rather than homosexual.”

    As a campaign theme, the family-values issue has had little impact according to a Sept. 16 New York Times/CBS News poll. Only about 1% of the respondents to the survey said the issue was their primary concern, while nearly 50% said the economy was the most important campaign issue. In fact, the Republicans’ use of the theme risks alienating mainstream voters, says political analyst Kevin Phillips, author of The Politics of Rich and Poor. Not only does the theme offer no solution to pressing problems like lack of affordable healthcare and rising unemployment, but its use makes Bush appear to shirk responsibility for the weak economy, he says.

    In addition, Phillips says, use of the theme draws public attention to the Republican Party’s close relationship with the archconservatives like televangelist Pat Roberston, Liberty University president Rev. Jerry Falwell, and Eagle Forum president Phyllis Schlafly. “These people are not high on America’s list,” Phillips says. “It undercuts the whole idea of family values to identify family values with the religious right. Most Americans think that Robertsons’ rantings are off-the-wall.”

    University of Southern California law professor Susan Estrich, who managed Democratic presidential nominee Michael Dukakis’s unsuccessful 1988 campaign says that Bush’s lack of a domestic policy agenda created a vacuum in the Republican Party that the religious right is eager to fill. “George Bush stands for nothing,” she says. “What the convention demonstrated more than anything is that he will say or do anything to get votes.”

    Despite its gains in the presidential campaign, the religious right’s influence is not confined to national politics. Some of its most far-reaching advantages have been on the state and local levels. “The religious right knows that the real battle over social issues is at the local level,” says Mike Hudson, legal counsel for the liberal political group People for the American Way. “The 90s will be a great battle for grass-roots control.”

    Both the Oregon and Colorado initiatives have been well-funded, and each has a good chance of receiving voter approval. In September, Robertson donated $20,000 to the Oregon Citizens Alliance, the group that is backing the Oregon initiative, and announced that he would start setting up field operations in the state.

    On the same day that the Oregon and Colorado initiatives will go to the voters, residents of Portland, Me., will consider a ballot referendum that would repeal a citywide ban on antigay discrimination that was approved by the city council in May. The referendum was prepared by the Christian Civic League of Maine, an antigay group that said in a public statement that opposition to gay civil rights protection is “probably the most significant moral issue facing Maine in the history of our state.” In September a fundamentalist group in Kansas City, Mo., announced that it would seek to place a similar referendum on the ballot there.

    Last spring, antigay activity directly related to the religious rights growing clout flared in Florida, where the American Family Association, an antigay group headed by conservative activist Donald Wildmon, successfully lobbied the Gainesville city commission to approve a resolution condemning gay rights guarantees. At the same time, a ban on antigay discrimination enacted in Tampa suffered a setback when a circuit court judge ruled that a referendum on it must appear on the November general-election ballot.

    In the neighboring Alabama, meanwhile, the state legislature enacted an Eagle Forum-backed bill that requires sex education curricula in public schools to stress that same-sex intercourse is a crime under the state’s sodomy law. Legislators also passed a bill that forbids state funds to be allocated to gay student groups.

    Frequently, the religious right works to influence politics from within by dominating county Republican Party organizations. When Citizens for Liberty, an antigay group that supports establishment of a militia and elimination of the Internal Revenue Service and the Federal Reserve System, gained control of the Republican central committee of Santa Clara County Calif., the California Republican Leauge, a moderate group, was so alarmed that it warned the country’s rank-and-file Republicans that the group’s agenda includes “a call for the death penalty for abortion, adultery, and unrepentant homosexuality.”

    In Harris County, Tex., this year’s Republican platform alleges that homosexuality “leads to the breakdown of the family and the spread of deadly disease” and calls on the federal and state government to enforce “all laws prohibiting homosexual conduct.”

    Building on its gains in county Republican organizations, the religious right has targeted state parties as well. Harriet Stinson, director of the California chapter of Republicans for Choice, says the religious right “has literally taken over” the California Republican Party by purging moderate Republicans from county central committees, running religious candidates for local and statewide seats, and harassing moderate party officials until they take extreme positions.

    The religious right’s gains in California have been so great that Gov. Pete Wilson, who was considered a moderate when he was elected in 1990, has been “virtually shut out of his own party,” Hudson says. “The Right has made Wilson its lapdog on social issues,” he adds, attributing Wilson’s veto last year to the governor’s efforts to appease the religious right. When running for governor less than a year earlier, Wilson had indicated that he supported the ban.

    In primary elections for the California state assembly in June, 12 of 16 candidates endorsed by the Conservative Coalition, a network of religious right groups, won their races, a better track record than that compiled by Republican candidates who had Wilson’s endorsement. The coalition donated to its candidates nearly $700,000, more than any other political action committee in the state, according to Common Cause, a nonpartisan public-interest group.

    The coalition is funded by a small group of businessmen in conservative Orange County. One of them is Howard Ahmanson, whose net worth is estimated to be more than $100 million. In 1985 Ahmanson told the Orange County Register that his goal is the “total integration of biblical law into our lives.”

    The religious right touts the 1990 San Diego municipal election as a model it hopes to replicate nationwide. In the election, the religious right ran a slate of 90 little-known candidates for city council and for boards overseeing schools, hospitals, and public utilities. After playing down their affiliation with the religious right, 56 of the candidates were elected.

    The religious right “takes advantage of voter apathy and the anti-incumbency mood in the country,” says Kathy Frasca, a founder of the Mainstream Voter Project, a San Diego group that monitors the religious right. In San Diego the right-wing candidates’ bids for office would have failed if voters had been better informed about the candidates’ ties to fundamentalists, she says.

    The religious right has made inroads in state parties outside California as well. Last May, Washington State’s Republican Party adopted a platform that calls for gays and lesbians to be barred from jobs as teachers or health care workers. The platform also advocates corporal punishment for students and denounces the practices of witchcraft and yoga in public schools. Adoption of the platform infuriated several longtime moderate Republican activists. King County Republican platform committee chairman Brett Bader called it “the most seriously off-base reckless, and damaging platform I have ever seen.”

    In Iowa the state Republican Party adopted a platform this summer that calls for strict enforcement of sodomy laws, mandatory reporting of the names of people who test positive for antibodies to HIV, the virus believed to lead to AIDS, and the obligatory teaching of creation science in place of evolutionary theory.

    And in a face-off last year that underscored the animosity between the Republican Party’s moderate and conservative wings, delegates to a Minnesota state Republican Party convention in St. Cloud walked out of a speech by Gov. Arne Carlson, a Republican, to protest Carlson’s decision to allow himself to be named an honorary sponser of a Minneapolis fundraiser conducted by the Human Rights Campaign Fund, a gay political group.

    The religious right’s strategy has been developed and implemented by a network of organizations and leaders who are largely unknown to the public but familiar to Republican power brokers. Many of the religious right’s leaders-- including the Southern Baptists Convention's Land; Gary Bauer, executive director of the Family Research Council; Beverly LaHaye, president of Concerned Women for America; and Bob Jones III, president of Bob Jones University — met with President Bush in the White House in April. After meeting, the fundamentalists told reporters that President Bush had convinced them he shares their belief that gays and lesbians pose the greatest modern threat to traditional American values.

    Along with Morris Chapman, president of the Southern Baptist Convention, a 15-million-member denomination that is the nation’s largest Protestant sect, Land has been instrumental in mobilizing support for conservative causes. Under the leadership of Chapman and Land, the Southern Baptist Convention this summer expelled two North Carolina congregation — Pullen Memorial Baptist Church and Binkley Memorial Baptist Church — for blessing the union of two gay men and licensing a gay minister.

    Still, Robertson remains the religious right’s most influencial and well-known leader. Although Robertsons’ 1988 bid for the Republican presidential nomination failed, the Washington Post’s Dionne says the attempt brought national prominence to the Christian Coalition, Roberston’s political organization, which has more than 2 million members nationwide.

    Robertson’s clout is further increased by his 60% ownership of International Family Entertainment Inc. (IFE), which operates the Christian Broadcasting System cable television network and is the world’s largest religious programmer. A recent public stock offering conducted by the company raised more than $150 million for Robertson and his son Timothy.

    Shortly after completing the stock offering, Robertson made a $6-million bid for United Press International (UPI), a new service that declared bankruptcy earlier this year. The deal eventually collapsed, but had it been consummated, it would have provided an inroad into the mainstream media that Robertson has long sought.

    At the time he made his offer for UPI, Robertson noted that “in the ‘70s, we began praying for all aspects of life — religious life, governmental life, education, the media, arts, and entertainment — and all of these facets are part of what God wants to touch. He wants to touch it with his truth and his love. This is one little chance for that to happen.” On Sept. 21, Robertson took another step into the mainstream media, announcing that IFE had agreed to in principle to purchase MTM Entertainment Inc., a Studio City, Calif., firm that produces the television series Evening Shade for $68.5 million.

    Such influence seemed unthinkable in the ‘70s, when the religious right was largely unorganized and split along ideological lines. Its ranks included relative moderates like Bauer, who advocate repeal of gay civil liberties protections, and extremists like R.J. Rushdooney, who advocate establishment of a Bible-based legal system under which gays and lesbians would be subject to the death penalty.

    Ronald Reagan’s 1980 presidential campaign was the pivotal event that spurred the religious right to organize, and fear of gay political advances have helped keep the coalition together since then, says Fred Clarkson, a journalist who has written extensively about the religious right. “Getting the Right to overlook its differences and work together was a real accomplishment,” he says.

    Seeing a well-organized bloc of votes, the Republican Party actively courted the religious right during the late ‘70s and the ‘80s. The effort paid off: Hudson of People for the American Way says that the religious right was instrumental in electing Republican presidents in the 1980, 1984, and 1988 elections.

    However, the courtship also narrowed the party’s appeal to mainstream voters. “I really don’t believe that the majority of voters goes for the hatred and extremism exemplified by the religious right,” Estrich says. “I hope that Bush keeps sucking up to the Right. It makes the Democrats that much better off.”

    Even within the Republican Party, the power wielded by the religious right has been a cause for concern, creating a bitter rift between social conservatives like Robertson and Quayle and libertarians like Weld and the Department of Housing and Urban Development head of Jack Kemp. While the social conservatives concern themselves primarily with moral issues, the libertarians concentrate largely on economic matters.

    The rift was illustrated dramatically in July, when former Arizona senator Barry Goldwater, a staunch right-winger who was the Republican Party’s presidential candidate in 1964, shocked political insiders by throwing his support behind a proposed ban on antigay bias in Phoenix. In announcing his position on the ban, Goldwater scolded the Republican Party, saying it allowed the religious right to lead it away from discussion of our substantive issues.

    “Under our constitution, we literally have the right to do anything we may want to do as long as the performing of those acts does not cause any damage or hurt to anybody else,” Goldwater said. “I can’t see any way in the world that being gay can cause damage to somebody else.”

    The schism within the Republican Party has been exacerbated by the recession, Dionne says “In good economic times, social conservatives could vote on fairly social issues, and upscale Republicans, who tend to be fairly liberal on social issues, could vote their pocketbooks,” he says. “Once the economic lubricant disappeared, the frictions heat up.”

    The national debate over abortion has also widened the rift within the Republican Party. This year, national Republican officials adopted the toughest, antiabortion platform plank in history, forbidding abortion even for pregnancies that result from incest or rape. Adoption of the plank caused Republican abortion rights proponents to step up their efforts to neutralize the religious right’s influence within the party.

    Rep. Tom Campbell (R-Calif.), a moderate Republican known for his support for gay and abortion rights, contended during his unsuccessful bid for the Republican nomination for a Senate seat in June that because conservatives have long opposed government intervention in private matters, a truly conservative position would be one supporting abortion rights and gay rights guaranteed.

    “It’s actually a conservative position to oppose discrimination,” Campbell says. “There is no reason that groups that make bigotry a priority couldn’t feel at home in the Democratic Party. There’s nothing particularly Republican about imposing one’s values on others.”

    But few other moderate Republicans are willing to link gay rights and abortion. Stone of Republicans for Choice says that even gay and lesbian Republicans “understand that it’s best to keep the two issues seperate. It remains to be seen if there is any way to work together. The likelihood of gay rights will ever be specifically addressed by the party is not great.”

    As a result, the battle lines will continue to be drawn for years to come. Both gays and lesbians and the religious right “feel that they have been dumped on,” Dionne says. “The religious right feels it lost its culture in the ‘60s. It feels that it has been ridiculed by the media and by society in general. A lot of it’s anger is being expressed through attacks on gays and lesbians.”

    Both sides agree that there is no middle ground. “This is the beginning of a sophisticated, well-financed backlash against gay and lesbian inroads into the media and culture that’s fueled by the religious right,” says Robert Bray, a spokesman for the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, a lobbying group. Adds Steve Sheldon, a spokesman for the Traditional Values Coalition, a Southern California antigay group: “It’s a holy war that can only have one winner.”

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              NBA scores, highlights: Luka Doncic shines in Mavericks' win over Blazers; Utah blows out Spurs - CBS Sports      Cache   Translate Page      
    1. NBA scores, highlights: Luka Doncic shines in Mavericks' win over Blazers; Utah blows out Spurs  CBS Sports
    2. Luka Doncic's heroics against Trail Blazers should make Hawks fans sad  Yahoo Sports
    3. Luka Doncic's Early Season Highlights | Kia NBA Rookie of the Month #KiaROTM  NBA
    4. 3 things as the Mavericks survive against the Trail Blazers  Mavs Moneyball
    5. Luka Doncic Hits Absolute Dagger vs Trail Blazers  Bleacher Report
    6. View full coverage on Google News

              Mavericks wygrywają u siebie ósmy raz z rzędu. Najlepszy wynik od 2011 roku      Cache   Translate Page      

    Kolejne zwycięstwo Dallas Mavericks u siebie. Tym razem drużyna z Teksasu pokonała Portland Trail Blazers 111:102. To już ósma z rzędu domowa wygrana Dallas. Tak dobry wynik osiągnęli ostatnio w swoim mistrzowskim sezonie w 2011 roku.

    21 punktów zdobył Luka Doncić. 17 dołożył Wesley Matthews. Dla Mavs jest to dziewiąta wygrana w ostatnich 11 meczach.

    - Być taką drużyną, jaką chcemy być, musimy wygrywać mecze u siebie. Nasza uważna gra w obronie to jest to, co naprawdę nam pomaga - powiedział Matthews.

    Faktycznie defensywa Dallas sprawiła sporo problemów liderom Blazers. Damian Lillard zdobył 33 punkty, ale trafi 10 z 22 rzutów z gry i 2 z 8 za trzy punkty. Trafił natomiast 11 na 12 rzutów wolnych. Natomiast C.J. McCollum dołożył 18 "oczek", trafiając zaledwie 7 z 19 rzutów.

    - Nasi zawodnicy wykonali świetną pracę realizując założenia gry w defensywie. Plan na te spotkanie nie był łatwy, ponieważ muliliśmy biegać za zawodnikami, którzy znajdują się daleko od kosza - podkreślił Rick Carlisle, trener Mavs. Jego podopieczni zajmują siódme miejsce w Konferencji Zachodniej z bilansem 12-10. W następnym spotkaniu zmierzą się na wyjeździe z New Orleans Pelicans.

    - Ten mecz był bardzo podobny do dwóch naszych poprzednich. Mieliśmy słaby początek, byliśmy trochę przybici w przerwie, wróciliśmy do gry w drugiej połowie i ostatecznie przegraliśmy. Już chyba wszyscy jesteśmy tym zmęczeni - przyznał Terry Stotts, szkoleniowiec Blazers. Zespół z Oregonu plasuje się na ósmej pozycji z 13 zwycięstwami i 11 porażkami. Jego kolejnym przeciwnikiem będzie z Phoenix Suns.

    *****
    Wyniki wtorkowych meczów NBA:

    Dallas Mavericks - Portland Trail Blazers 111:102
    Doncić 21, Matthews 17 - Lillard 33, McCollum 18.

    Indiana Pacers - Chicago Bulls 96:90
    Collison 23, Turner 18 - Markkanen 21, Holiday 15.

    Miami Heat - Orlando Magic 90:105
    Winslow 14, Olynyk 13 - Gordon 20, Vucević 19, Ross 19.

    Utah Jazz - San Antonio Spurs 139:105
    Mitchell 20, Gobert 18 - Poeltl 20, Aldridge 16, DeRozan 16.

    Phoenix Suns - Sacramento Kings 105:122
    Melton 21, Jackson 14, Ariza 14 - Hield 20, Fox 16.


              Prateek Kuhad set for North American tour in 2019      Cache   Translate Page      

    New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) Singer-songwriter Prateek Kuhad, known for songs like "Saansein" and "Kho gaye hum kahan", will perform in North America next year.

    Prateek has gigs in Houston, Texas (March 17, 2019), Los Angeles (March 20, 2019), San Francisco (March 22, 2019), Seattle (March 24, 2019), Portland (March 25, 2019), Vancouver (March 26, 2019), Denver (March 28, 2019), Chicago (March 30, 2019), Toronto (April 1, 2019), Montreal (April 2, 2019), Boston (April 4, 2019), Washington (April 5, 2019), Brooklyn (April6, 2019) and New York (April 8, 2019).

    His six-track EP, "cold/mess" -- recorded and produced in Nashville -- hit number one on iTunes India Charts upon release in July 2018. He has now released the video for "cold/mess", the title track off his 2018 EP.

    Fans have embraced Kuhad for his emotional lyrics and humble charm, which extends to the video for "cold/mess", shot and directed in Mumbai by Ukrainian filmmaker Dar Gai.

    "Prateek's music is easy to listen to. Yet behind the melody, the lyrics dig deep at a broken heart, loneliness and a level of raw honesty which can sometimes leave you, for a lack of better word, uncomfortable. Uncomfortable because it's honest," Gai said in a statement.

    Prateek said the concept for the video stemmed from the album artwork - "two lovers in a warm, deep embrace, yet underwater. Deep in love, but suffocating. I write my songs with straightforwardness and honesty, and the visual focus was to express it in the same way - exactly how it is".

    --IANS

    nn/nir


              Why Have Seattle’s Police Become Enforcers for the Antifa?      Cache   Translate Page      
     
     

    If you aren’t familiar with his work, independent journalist Andy Ngo has made something of a career out of chronicling the outright douchebaggery of the antifa movement and the coziness of the Portland and Seattle governments with that movement. His efforts have discomfited the antifa and irritated politicians. And, along the way, it has given all of us a view of what happens when a governmental entity stops trying to enforce laws equally and decides that supporting a violent and extreme political faction is the way to gain popularity.

    Yesterday, a group called the Three Percenters had a permit for a rally in Seattle. They were met by the antifa who didn’t bother to obtain a permit, though the police don’t really seem to care.

    More @ Red State

              Slow Wine to Add Oregon Wineries in Annual English Language Guide and...      Cache   Translate Page      

    2019 Tour to include San Francisco, Portland, Denver, Boston and New York

    (PRWeb December 05, 2018)

    Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/slow_wine_to_add_oregon_wineries_in_annual_english_language_guide_and_on_tour_for_first_time_in_2019/prweb15967615.htm


              Clerk III      Cache   Translate Page      
    OR-Portland, Clerk III This is a telecommute position and can be in any location. Bring your clerical knowledge to this role where you will: Perform clerical support for the Stop Loss Underwriting department. The clerk works closely with department staff as well as staff in other corporate departments. Perform senior level clerical work involving the analysis and processing of material and work to completion a
              Electrical Wholesaling's Top 10 New LED Products for December, 2018      Cache   Translate Page      

    Congratulations to the product managers and marketing personnel from Acclaim Lighting, Alloy LED, Earthronics, ESL, Hylite, Lutron, National Specialty Lighting, Nora Lighting, Smart Vision and Topaz for having their products selected for Electrical Wholesaling's Top 10 LED Product Picks for December, 2018.

    Do you have a product you would like us to consider for our future monthly picks? Send a brief description of the product and high resolution image (300 dpi or better) to Jim Lucy, Content Director, Electrical Wholesaling at jim.lucy@informa.com.


              Team Lead RN - Home Health - (Portland, Oregon, United States)      Cache   Translate Page      
    To ensure coordination of care and services provided to all patients receiving home care services in the Home Health Program. Key functions are to develop a coordinated admission plan of care for patients referred; facilitate coordination of disciplines and services; use problem-solving and critical thinking skills to facilitate, coordinate, and execute effective, timely responses to clinical problems as they arise for patients and home care clinicians; and facilitate transitions across the continuum of healthcare settings for all home care patients. Essential Functions: - Referral&Admissions to Home Care: Receives&evaluates appropriateness of the home health referral in collaboration w/ other team members (care team members, supervisor, scheduler, care (discharge) coordinators, long-term care team, expanded care, physicians, clinic social workers,&others as needed). Ensures timely admission based on assessment. Assess clinical implications of services ordered, patient/caregiver ability to manage self-care, requirements for clinical monitoring, patient stability, patient behavior that could impact a safe plan of care,&other factors that could impact safety&efficacy of admission care plan. Coordinate appropriate services&interventions by obtaining appropriate initial physician orders (e.g. wound care; wound VAC, medications, etc). Participate in the development&coordination of a comprehensive admission plan of care that incorporates an understanding of patient specific benefits&eligibility requirements in collaboration w/ care team, outpatient resources,&referring physician. Assure that appropriate supplies&equipment needed to provide initial services are available (e.g. wound supplies, wound VAC, DME, enteral pumps, glucometers, medications, etc) to meet patient needs. Make recommendations to modify the plan of care to expedite a safe transition of care, reduce risks,&enhance patient outcomes. Identify&communicate start of service to patient/caregiver&home care scheduling staff based on physician orders&patient care needs. Discusses&collaborates w/ referral source, home care team members, physician, discharge coordinator,&supervisor regarding complex discharges, unsafe discharge plans,&inappropriate referrals. Assists in identifying&coordinating alternative options to current care needs, which may include on-site or telephone conference w/ healthcare team members&patient/family/caregivers. Advocate for the patient&family, as well as the healthcare system to optimize utilization of resources. This includes acting on behalf of the member to ensure they are informed of their financial obligations&understand their appeal rights. Coordinates referrals out to contract&non-contract providers for members that require home care services that cannot be provided by agency staff w/in the Portland/Vancouver service area. Develop&maintain expert level of knowledge&skills related to agency policy, state practice acts, applicable state&federal regulations, utilization mgmt,&qualifications for home care services. - Optimizes the patient's home care plan by providing: Telephone Advice/Problem-solving for patients/caregivers. Follow up to after hours advice calls. Resource, support,&advice for home care staff. Physician communication&support. Facilitates scheduling of follow up visits&procedures related to advice calls. Oversees the day to day staffing&patient schedules&problem-solves staffing challenges to meet patient needs, w/in staffing rules. Supply&DME ordering. Assistance w/ paneling patients w/ physicians. Facilitates Care Conferences (Case Conferences, Complex Discharges, etc). Coordinates care w/ Home Phlebotomy. Conducts Medication Reconciliation for Therapy only cases. Reviews&approves Home Health Aide Care Plans for Therapy only cases. - Coordinate, expedite,&track referrals&transitions across care settings (e.g. home phlebotomy referrals, wound program referrals, transfers to inpatient, transfers to ICF/SNF,&across home care programs). Acts as Kaiser Permanente ambassador to provide member information to care facilities (SNF/ICF, assisted living, adult foster care home,&residential care facilities)&problem-solve/facilitate any issues which present barriers to safe transfers&the provision of quality care (e.g. Special equipment needs, symptom/behavior mgmt, financial assessment&plan, clinical instability,&complex care needs. - Provide education&program development functions: Ensures systematic&on-going contact w/ hospital staff&other Kaiser Permanente Departments (e.g. GLTC, DME, Hospital Care Coordinators, Clinic Social Workers, Clinic case Managers, Pharmacy, Home Infusion Program, Membership Services, etc) to share information&ensure safe transitions of care. Provides education to staff to expedite safe transitions of patients across care settings. Participates in orientation of staff to the department. Ensure appropriate&timely care to patients through collaboration w/ inpatient staff, CCS home care staff,&outside resource staff. Provides mentoring&coaching,&input into staff evaluations&documentation of performance problems to Clinical Supervisor. Participates in professional committees&task forces as needed/requested. Ensure regulatory&compliance standards are met in collaboration w/ others in the inter-disciplinary health care team. Participates in quality&utilization mgmt activities (e.g. Chart audits). Participates in continuing education to incorporate&maintain up to date knowledge&best practices in home health. - Conducts patient home visits as required to assist the program in meeting patient needs. - Cross Home Health program coverage as needed. Participate in program call duty as needed. Other duties as assigned.
              Strategic Market Planning Consultant - (Portland,OR) - (Portland, Oregon, United States)      Cache   Translate Page      
    Active participation in a range of market strategy projects essential to KP's membership and margin goals. Provide analytical/strategic-thinking and leadership skills that enable project teams to: Isolate business issues; Design and execute analytics for studying business issues (market research, scenario planning, forecasting, market share, profitability, etc); Bring and in some cases provide technical/content expertise (competitive intelligence, utilization, financial analysis, deep data analysis & programming); Vet findings and make formal recommendations to senior levels of KP leadership; Create documents (strategic segment plans, competitive assessments) that inform critical strategic issues. Essential Responsibilities: Supports 1-2 major market strategy teams concurrently in the development of multi-year strategies and annual operating plans. Proactively identifies key business line issues. Manages multiple complex market strategy/business line issues. Establishes accountabilities within business line strategy groups and facilitates decision making. Leads development of recommendations that determine course of further work and/or organizational change for marketing strategy. Serves as subject matter/technical expert to Strategic Market Planning Analysts and Consultants. Competitive/Market Assessment: Works with business/segment owners to identify key market and competitor issues. Manages multiple deadlines. Interprets the impact of events and macro trends on the industry. Performs more complex industry competitor analyses that respond to the needs of the organization to produce strategic conclusions. Develops analytic framework required to analyze market and competitor issues. Owns the outcome represents findings to stakeholders. Serves as market and competitor subject matter/technical expert. Owns strategic objective scorecard updates that monitor business line performance against plan in assigned business line(s). Serves as subject matter/technical expert on LOB membership, rate position, and financial performance reporting. Prepares presentations and backup support for management, effectively leveraging infographics as appropriate (e.g., market assessments, business issue analytics and reporting, etc.) Works with Manager and/or other business owners to investigate the performance drivers and identify complex market strategy/business line issues. Develops recommendations to address problems/issues and informs the supervisor, project leader or manager. Collaborates with Manager, Director and other team members within Strategic Market Planning to determine other duties as directed.
              Portland      Cache   Translate Page      
    Portland is a city in the state of Oregon in the northwestern United States, next to the Columbia River and the Willamette River.

    Regards, Rita


              Senior Case Manager, Customer Concern Resolution Center (Portland) - (Portland, Oregon, United States)      Cache   Translate Page      
    Supports regional member retention goals through compliant management of complaints, many of which are complex, multifaceted or sensitive, including written and verbal communication with customers, research, documentation and resolution in collaboration with health care providers, Care Delivery and Health Plan managers. Improves the Region's performance on complaint documentation, research and resolution in compliance with state/federal regulations, program office, regional and department quality and timeliness standards. Improves customer satisfaction levels by providing timely, appropriately sensitive, professional responses to complaints. Essential Responsibilities: Manages high profile and often complex customer complaint cases by reviewing and discerning relevant issues and coordinating research with health care providers, Care Delivery and health plan managers. Upon compilation of pertinent information, develops appropriate verbal and/or written customer responses. Provides clear and concise written case summaries which are made available for both internal audits and audits by state and federal regulatory agencies including, The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Collaborates with providers, managers and customers to negotiate satisfactory complaint resolution. Communicates with and diffuses angry customers in highly charged, sometimes emotional situations. Provides information for trending and specific complaint resolution interventions. Helps to identify regional and local process improvements, which if implemented would increase satisfaction of members, patients, purchasers, and other customers (measured primarily through a decrease in complaint volumes). Provides feedback and input on CCRC policies and procedures. Works with department managers and performance auditors specifically to create training programs and tools, processes and interventions which are effective in improving compliance with documentation and resolution of complaints. Participates in preparation for Member Relations/CCRC internal, regulatory and accreditation audits and special projects and assignments as requested. Implements any corrective actions necessary to address internal and external audit findings.
              Senior Case Manager, Customer Concern Resolution Center (Portland) - (Portland, Oregon, United States)      Cache   Translate Page      
    Supports regional member retention goals through compliant management of complaints, many of which are complex, multifaceted or sensitive, including written and verbal communication with customers, research, documentation and resolution in collaboration with health care providers, Care Delivery and Health Plan managers. Improves the Region's performance on complaint documentation, research and resolution in compliance with state/federal regulations, program office, regional and department quality and timeliness standards. Improves customer satisfaction levels by providing timely, appropriately sensitive, professional responses to complaints. Essential Responsibilities: Manages high profile and often complex customer complaint cases by reviewing and discerning relevant issues and coordinating research with health care providers, Care Delivery and health plan managers. Upon compilation of pertinent information, develops appropriate verbal and/or written customer responses. Provides clear and concise written case summaries which are made available for both internal audits and audits by state and federal regulatory agencies including, The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Collaborates with providers, managers and customers to negotiate satisfactory complaint resolution. Communicates with and diffuses angry customers in highly charged, sometimes emotional situations. Provides information for trending and specific complaint resolution interventions. Helps to identify regional and local process improvements, which if implemented would increase satisfaction of members, patients, purchasers, and other customers (measured primarily through a decrease in complaint volumes). Provides feedback and input on CCRC policies and procedures. Works with department managers and performance auditors specifically to create training programs and tools, processes and interventions which are effective in improving compliance with documentation and resolution of complaints. Participates in preparation for Member Relations/CCRC internal, regulatory and accreditation audits and special projects and assignments as requested. Implements any corrective actions necessary to address internal and external audit findings.
              Consultant, Dental Business Senior - Dental Administration (Portland, OR) - (Portland, Oregon, United States)      Cache   Translate Page      
    The MOBS Sr. Business Service Consultant role provides consulting leadership to large, medium, and small projects, thereby supporting KPNW in achieving its performance targets. Manages the consulting and analytical support for these projects and is accountable for the quality of the advice and analysis. Provides support to the completion of major business processes . Essential Responsibilities: Project Management: Manages projects with limited oversight. Identify operational and strategic implications in structuring work and results. Leads project teams throught complex projects. Develop an overall project plan. Alignresources. Accountable for key outcomes. Must be agile, organized, and responsive, with high KP cultural sensitivity. Performance Improvement as it relates specifically to Revenue Cycle Medical Operations function. Under the direction of the RC Performance Improvement Manager, provide assessment and recommendations for improvements as it relates to Registration, Scheduling, Patient Billing (emphasis on Point of Service) and theoverall Med Ops Patient Experience. Performs cost/benefit analyses on new or proposed supplies and equipment as necessary. Provides background information for development of capital and non-capital budget. Must demonstrate experience with assessments, audits and other PI methodologies. Quality Assurance: A subject matter expert who has the ability to review data, create reports, monitor WQs, work denials, and provide feedback regarding staff performance. Stay current on relevant topics/trends, technologies and capabilities. Leverage own knowledge to teach team members how to approach a task and add value. Collaborate with trainers in providing targeted training to address gaps. Compliance: Collaborates with MOBS leadership and auditor, Compliance, RC, in ensuring adherence to all federal, state, and local regulatory requirements. .Work closely with internal and external auditors in resolving identified deficiencies.Design, develop, and distribute reports that support Compliant registration. Change agent: Work closely with MOBS leadership and key sponsors in identifying barriers to change. Accept and manage ambiguity/complexity in projects, and effectively guide teams in dealing with change barriers and project constraints. Prepare budget and achieve desired outcome with allocated resources. Review, define, and monitor work plan and issues. Communicate complex information to sponsors, team members and client, accurately and effectively. Influence decisions through written and verbal communications. Build consensus between deparments and business units. Stay current on relevant topics/trends, technologies and capabilities. Leverage own knowledge to teach team members how to approach a task and add value. Critically reviews key information and asks questions to understand a new assignment. Use external benchmarks and non-traditional sources to bring insight to problems. Build effective networks of internal and external subject matter expert contacts.
              Trainer/Curric Devel, Dental - Dental Administration (Portland, OR) - (Portland, Oregon, United States)      Cache   Translate Page      
    This position provides high quality training and education for all levels of Kaiser Permanente registration staff using a variety of computer applications including KPHC to document treatment of patients. Trainers research, design, and produce appropriate written instructor and student materials; provide computer classroom instruction for a variety of software products; act as a change agent and catalyst of enthusiasm so that clinicians and staff are fully prepared to serve patients. Trainers assess an audience's learning needs in support of organizational strategy to identify knowledge&skill gaps as a precursor to closing those gaps. Trainers also conduct post instruction outcome evaluations measuring effectiveness of training programs at Kirkpatrick's Level I, II, III. Trainers must learn and be familiar with the patient care processes across departments and disciplines, requiring regular communication among various staff and management. To do so, a Trainer must be skilled in quickly establishing collaborative working relationships with stakeholders as well as students. In addition, Trainers actively participate on project teams; provide project status reporting and create and manage the training timeline and deliverables to ensure positive training outcomes and on time implementation. Trainers are skilled in all technical aspects of at least one KP HealthConnect application, including how the system works and how to maximize its use. This technical expertise adds significant value to students and the organization, as Trainers are the key communicators of shortcuts that make the system easier to use and allow clinical staff the opportunity to provide quicker, better service as a result. Finally, Trainers are skilled in effectively working with subject matter experts, training colleagues, site specialists, business clients and IT partners across the organization. Essential Functions: - Develop and deliver classroom training to Registration Representatives, Pre Registration, Patient Access Specialists, Business Office Supervisors, and various cross-functional subject matter experts. Includes providing stand-up delivery of training, facilitation of class discussions and exercises, monitoring of student performance, providing feedback and post-training follow up. - Participate in the needs assessments process of users and the development of learning plans, course and module objectives. This includes the development of level 1 (surveys), 2 (knowledge checks), and 3 (observation audits). - Assess the knowledge levels of staff to determine learning needs. Implement strategies to meet those needs, including utilizing new methods of learning and specific tools. - Evaluate and seek customer buy-in of curriculum developed for classroom and web-based training. - Develop assessment measures, including knowledge checks, course evaluations, quizzes and reports that are components of curriculum. - Track and ensure that mandatory training timelines are met by staff as required by Compliance guidelines. - Work closely with project business and IT partners to identify and solve workflow gaps and technical configuration issues. Problem-solve and communicate relevant changes to end-users and business partners. - Manage content review, revision and sign-off cycles. - Provide technical expertise and user perspective to HC Training and Application Coordinators in support of their build efforts and/or improving tools work within a particular application. Maintain currency with application changes by building those changes into the training environment. - Evaluate and report course effectiveness and organizational impact of knowledge development programs.
              Kyle Craft On World Cafe      Cache   Translate Page      
    Kyle Craft 's music encompasses a diverse set of influences. Originally from Shreveport, La., his voice carries southern cadences and his songs revolve around distinct characters and situations that could only be from that town by the Mississippi. But you also hear the influences of David Bowie , under whose spell Craft fell at a young age, and of Craft's adopted hometown of Portland, Ore. That's where he made his outstanding debut album, Dolls Of Highland , with producers Brandon Summers and Benjamin Weikel of The Helio Sequence . Hear the full session with Craft at the audio link. Copyright 2016 WXPN-FM. To see more, visit WXPN-FM .
              Joseph On World Cafe      Cache   Translate Page      
    Don't let the name fool you: The Portland, Ore., band Joseph is a trio of sisters, none of whom are called Joseph. They're actually Allison, Meegan and Natalie Closner, who named their band after the Oregon town where their grandfather Jo once lived. Natalie was the Closner sister responsible for the group's formation; after she'd begun writing and performing, she realized how much more powerful the music could be with the addition of her siblings' voices. Joseph's ATO Records debut, I'm Alone, No You're Not , was produced by Mike Mogis of Bright Eyes . As gorgeous as the sisters sound on the album, it's a revelation to hear them sing live. Listen for yourself in this session, recorded onstage at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia. Copyright 2016 WXPN-FM. To see more, visit WXPN-FM .
              Anne Hathaway will star in the musical, sesame Street      Cache   Translate Page      
    American actress Anne Hathaway invited for the lead role in the musical “sesame Street”. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the movie deals with the company Warner Bros. along with MGM. As a Director, we have Jonathan Krisel (“Portlandia”), and the producers are Shawn levy (“Once in Vegas”, “night at the Museum”) and Michael Aguilar (“Mad […]
              NBA roundup: Doncic, Matthews lead Mavericks past Trail Blazers 111-102      Cache   Translate Page      

    Luka Doncic scored 21 points and Wesley Matthews added 17 as the Dallas Mavericks won for the ninth time in 11 games, beating the Portland Trail Blazers 111-102 Tuesday night.

    DeAndre Jordan added 12 points and 17 rebounds for Dallas, which won its eighth straight at home for the first time since...


              Weather For Portland - 12/05/2018      Cache   Translate Page      

    Portland, ME
    Last Updated on Dec 5 2018, 11:51 am EST

    • A Few Clouds 30.0 F (-1.1 C)
    • Wind: Variable at 5.8 MPH (5 KT)
    • Dew Point: 14.0 F (-10.0 C)
    • Pressure: 30.09
    • Humidity: 51%

    5 Day Forecast

    • 2018-12-05: Increasing Clouds 18º/31º
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              Re: USPS RIP      Cache   Translate Page      

    If anything it should speak to how narcissistic that family is when you read the headline "George Bush's funeral enters day 3...." The guy was ninety fucking four years old and not a good president.


    Posted by Someguy267
              Re: Who Will Be Served by Southwest Portland’s Planned MAX Line?      Cache   Translate Page      

    The goal should be to increase density near the MAX stops. The zoning there (CM2, CE) is adequate to be spread out along a bus line like Division, perhaps, but not adequate for the high quality transit service a rail line provides. There should be no single family zoning within 1/2 mile of the stop. R-5 and R-7 should be upzoned to at least R-1, and within 1/4 mile, it should be RX or CM3. This radius should include both sides of the freeway if necessary, and ped/bike bridges built over the freeway at some stops to take advantage of land within these radii.


    Posted by Urban Citizen
              Re: You’re A Narcisstic Piece of Garbage      Cache   Translate Page      

    And I now am eating my liver over my own typo.


    Posted by eprophet
              Re: You’re A Narcisstic Piece of Garbage      Cache   Translate Page      

    Pervette, while it appears you're talking to yourself (youree comment is #4, not mine), I think you probably just fucked up, which explains why you want to defend people who can't communicate effectively.


    Posted by eprophet
              Re: I Would Write You A Song      Cache   Translate Page      

    What part of this nonsense are WE supposed to understand?


    Posted by eprophet
              Re: USPS RIP      Cache   Translate Page      

    New world order, a thousand points of light


    Posted by ArloEisen
              Re: One of these things is not like the other      Cache   Translate Page      

    "Be the change you wish to see in the world"


    Posted by EverydayPeople
              Re: Portland Considers Reinvesting in Major Corporations—a Year After Swearing Them Off      Cache   Translate Page      

    More flip-flop virtue signaling by the incompetent?

    Portland should only invest in union bong shops, piercing pagodas and tattoo parlors.


    Posted by Relax
              Re: Greedy Landlords and The Big One      Cache   Translate Page      

    Here's hoping that the buildings fall on Antifa and the PeePees from Vancouver.


    Posted by cassie mae
              Re: Good Morning, News: Global Climate Conference, Adios to H Dub, and de Grasse Tyson Addresses Rape Accusation      Cache   Translate Page      

    I know all about Clarence Thomas... what Bush did or didn't do isn't my point. My point it that the so-called "tolerant" left is trashing him before he's even buried. They just couldn't wait. Seems like a behavior that best suites a whacked-out, disgusting right-winger...

    Left-wing extremist Christina Rae trashed him for what he didn't do during the AIDS crisis... and I pointed out all the good Dubya did, yet she refuses to give him credit for it. At first I thought her concern was about the people, but no. It's a strictly partisan viewpoint for her.

    Whatever... the left can trash a person before he's even in the ground all they want, I just thought we were better than that, but I guess times change.


    Posted by Douglas_Banter
              Re: True Story      Cache   Translate Page      

    And you used your final match to light a fire. . .


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              Re: People like you don't deserve the love of a dog      Cache   Translate Page      

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              EXCLUSIVE: Peaches Christ Gives a Look Into Her Transgressive Drag Parody Productions      Cache   Translate Page      

    If you’re a lover of the art of drag and you have a sweet spot for cult classic movies, you MUST know Peaches Christ. A drag artist and film maker who is known for her campy iterations of over a hundred movies, Peaches is no stranger to the punk rock scene of the 90s. The man behind the makeup, Joshua Grannell, found inspiration in revolutionary artists like Divine and John Waters and used his passion as a launch pad for creating his own revolution of storytelling and entertainment.

    With this creative zest for drag, Peaches began to make a name for herself hosting events during her Midnight Mass in San Francisco. Over the last 20 years, Peaches Christ has produced and starred in parodies of movies like Steel Magnolias (Steel Dragnolias), Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion, Showgirls, The Silence of the Lambs (The Silence of the Trans), Sister Act (Mister Act), The Craft, Hocus Pocus (Hocum Pokem), Mommy Dearest (Mommie Queerest), Clueless, and so many more that I can’t even list!

    Peaches Christ is a drag performer who has collaborated with seasoned and rising queens as well as screen actors who have left their mark on cult classic films.

    The latest cult classic Peaches has added into her arsenal of spectaculars is the 80s film Troop Beverly Hills, which has toured several cities with as the parody Troop Beverly Heels. The original film stars Shelley Long as soon-to-be-divorced socialite from Beverly Hills who becomes troop mother for her daughter’s Wilderness Girl troop and gets more than she bargained for. The movie is a perfect title to add to Peaches repertoire as it is an over-the-top depiction of Long’s character—who serves look after look in the film.

    Troop Beverly Heels stars RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 3 winner the skinny legend herself--Trixie Mattel. Peaches Christ is also joined by a cast of hilarious and talented artists Visage LaRue, Thomas Dekker, Sam Pancake, Helena Levin, Meatball, Jelly Jellyfish, Nili Segal, Beverly Chills, Aram, Louis Chavez, Frankye Palomares, Victor Reyes, and Leticia Alcuran.

    I had a great conversation with the iconic Peaches Christ who shared much about her inspiration, creativity, and the upcoming Troop Beverly Heels, which I can’t wait to see:

    How did you get started doing drag?

    I was in college in the mid-90s at Penn State University and I was a film major and I was really inspired by Divine and John Waters. I grew up in Maryland so when I discovered them I just couldn’t believe anything like that existed. I discovered Divine and John Waters, I discovered the Rocky Horror Picture Show, so when I was making my own movie I wrote a part for a drag character in the script. When the actor who was playing the part disappeared we were sort of screwed so I ended up putting on the drag and directing the movie while also being in the movie as Peaches. So my start was in my move Jizzmopper.

    Would you say that your look is inspired by Divine?

    Absolutely! I read everything written about John Waters and Divine. I was always inspired by the fact that she was inspired by clowns and really over-the-top exaggerated makeup. So certainly Divine was a huge inspiration as well as the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence who do clowny exaggerated makeup.

    Have you had the pleasure of meeting John Waters?

    We’re actually really good friends! It’s very surreal where you have a career where you are a filmmaker I have been able to invite my idols to come and do shows with me. After meeting people like Mink Stole and doing shows with John Waters and Elvira and actually becoming friends with them, John has been a great friend and mentor to me—which is still very surreal.

    How do you think drag has evolved since when you began—or even when Divine was around?

    People like Divine are the people that really redefined drag. In the original punk rock, transgressive way, they really put it out into a wider audience. When I got my start in the mid-90s, and performed at places like Trannyshack in San Francisco, it was very much inspired by that punk rock, grungy, kind of offensive renegade style of drag. Political performance and entertainment, for sure, but also art. I would say that over the years drag has taken some of the edge out of it—which of course makes me an old bitter queen! But I miss the edgier more transgressive moments of drag. But I would be lying if I said I didn’t enjoy this explosion of popularity because I think it’s really opened doors and broken down walls so drag performers and artists can play to big audiences. They can be on television, they can be in movies, they can do anything. So now it’s up to drag queens to find a new way to be transgressive and I think that’s a good thing.

    Would you say your career has changed positively because drag is now more mainstream?

    Absolutely! I’d be lying if I said it wasn’t more lucrative for me because I work with girls who have gigantic marquee value after being on shows like RuPaul’s Drag Race and Dragula. And my friends and I who are considered [Laughs] legends—which I guess means we’ve worked more than 10 years in the business—there’s a reward for staying true and putting one foot in front of the other. Careers like myself, and Coco Peru, and Jackie Beat, Varla Jean Merman, Heklina—and lots of my peers—have only been enriched by this popularity. It hasn’t hurt us. I think everyone wins. When one of us wins, we all win. And we just want everyone to just do the best job they can. That’s the really positive thing about all of this.

    What inspired your parody performances?

    Back when I started my show called Midnight Mass in 1998 it was about screening cult movies, but we would always do a performance tribute to them which was a contest or a special guest from the movie or even sketch comedy. Over the years one scene turned into three scenes and before we knew it we were doing 30-minute shows, and then we were doing musicals, then I was writing bigger and longer scripts. So really it evolved very naturally to where I was doing full stage shows that are essentially drag shows that include stage comedy, traditional play elements, but also break out into giant ridiculous lipsyncs. We do a mash up of the drag character and the regular character and we’ve created our own queer universe around our love of this film.

    Of all the parodies you’ve done so far—has there been a highlight?

    One of the ones I really love doing—because it’s so bizarre and twisted—is this parody I do with Jinkx Monsoon of Grey Gardens where the whole conceit is that Jinkx and I have performed the same Grey Gardens parody for 40 years. The theater is empty, the audience is invisible, the theater is decayed and crumbling, infested with cats and raccoons, and I love that show because we really are playing ourselves. But I love them all! They’re all my babies. Some of them I’ve done only once and some I’ve performed for years and years and years. I really quite like Mister Act, which we do with Latrice Royale. I do have an affinity for anytime I get to work with Bianca del Rio, where we do a Baby Jane parody. I really love working with these talented people. It’s just super fun performing with your friends.

    How do you choose the movies that you parody?

    In the early days I just basically did all of my favorite movies because I was such a movie lover. It was years before I had to ask for help or suggestions and now I really listen to people who make suggestions that I hear repeatedly. What I’m finding as I get older and my audience gets younger is that I can’t rely on my own sensibility of what is a ‘cult’ movie to someone who is in their 20s because they grew up in a different time. Something like Hocus Pocus, I was in my early 20s when that came out so I didn’t grow up watching it. I think I watched it once and I thought it was kind of bad, but as I re-watched it and starting seeing it from the eyes of a young queer kid watching it every Halloween I realized “Oh! This is their Elvira! This is drag! These kids grew up watching these women do drag!” As an adult I can celebrate it the way fans want it to be celebrated.

    What can audiences expect from Troop Beverly Heels?

    The funny thing about Troop Beverly Heels is that Troop Beverly Hills is such a drag movie already that it was sort of a challenge to figure out where to twist and turn because it’s already so right for a drag parody. I think what you can expect is all the bits that you love in the movie we will celebrate for you. Of course Trixie is going to wear some of the amazing, iconic, campy, wild costumes that Shelley Long wore. And there are also some surprises—some twists and turns and connections that are maybe a little more adult or queer that would have existed in the movie.

    What are some parodies that are on the horizon?

    I think in 2019 we’re finally, after many people asking, going to do Mean Gays. I think I would also like to do The Devil Wears Drag—and I’ve been talking to Bianca about that as the Meryl Streep character—it’s too delicious. A lot of the success in these things is in the casting.


    Troop Beverly Heels will make its final stop on its trek on Saturday, December 8th at the historic Montalban Theater in Hollywood for a show at 4pm and 8pm. If you are anywhere near L.A. you gotta get there! Purchase tickets HERE before they sell out!

     


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    The 'Ocean's 8' star has been offered a starring role in the film, according to Variety. However, no papers have been signed yet.

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    Gibberish, isn't it?

    Previously: Hello Wendy, Part One: In which we are properly warned not to heed the oligarchs' call to discount the value of liberal arts degrees.

    As originally published on May 18, 2017, this column explains why I feel this need to say hello to Wendy Dant Chesser, the president and CEO of One Southern Indiana ... and why I have no plans to "let it go" anytime soon.

    Note also that many of the same thoughts were repeated a few weeks later, prior to the council's annual rote approval of One Southern Indiana's tithing request.

    (2 of 2) My comments at tonight's city council meeting, during public speaking time prior to A-17-02 (funding for One Southern Indiana).


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    ON THE AVENUES: Are dissidents born or made? A humanities major examines his life and locale. 

    A weekly column by Roger A. Baylor.

    Since my mother died in mid-March, I’ve experienced periods of intense introspection.

    Are these signs of depression?

    Maybe, although I don’t think so. In all likelihood, periods of reflection are natural manifestations of the grieving process. The cosmos can be disorienting even in the best of times, and our reactions change with them.

    I believe that it’s never too late to learn something, and accordingly, these past few weeks have struck me as an opportunity to relax and see where these evolving thoughts are leading.

    One very big question has moved to the front of the cerebral queue. It’s something I’ve often asked myself through the years.

    Why am I here?

    Mind you, not here on Planet Earth. There’s no need for existential musing about the nature of origins, at least yet. I’m perfectly content to allow theologians, philosophers and even humanities majors to earn their meager pay, but looking through old photo albums is evidence enough for me.

    My parents met, and one thing led to another. Suddenly there I was, all created, pouring pints of Guinness for a living and plotting a beer revolution.

    Rather …

    Why am I still here, continuing to live in New Albany when I might be residing in another part of the state, country or world?

    (Reader’s note: The axiom known as Thrasher’s Razor fully applies to this rumination, because now more than ever, we’re all here because we’re not all there.)

    As the missus reminds me on widely scattered occasions -- basically, every morning at breakfast -- I’ve never been much in sync with the sort of polite poseur’s society mores craved by the likes of Bob Caesar. They're far too banal an ordeal for me.

    After 57 years of give and take, it’s evident that I have lots of buttons – and the reigning poltroons have even more fingers. I’ve never been able to swim a lick unless it’s against the metaphorical tide. Contrarianism fits me like a well-tailored suit, which of course I’d refuse to wear, because you can’t trust anyone who does.

    They’re just hiding behind those fashionable costumes (seriously?), anyway.

    I trust it isn’t time to face the final curtain, and yet the years dwindle down. Wouldn’t I be happier elsewhere, in a place with a cultural climate more in keeping with my personal value system, as opposed to one that prompts severe allergic (read: aesthetic) reactions?

    Might I manage to find the zip code for peace and harmony, even at the advanced age of “I can remember the first moon landing”?

    Haven’t “they” always told me to leave town if I didn’t like “their” toxic farrago of ignorance and anti-intellectualism?

    To which I’ve always succinctly replied: “You first, my dear Gaston.”

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    The most recent resurgence of these locational culture reflections came during our April visit to Portland, Maine.

    It was a Friday morning at the estimable Tony’s Donut Shop at the corner of Bolton and Congress, and we were equipped with cream horns, black coffee and the bakery’s gnarled regulars seated at an adjacent table, talking current events.

    As noted previously, Tony's is somewhat reminiscent of New Albany’s venerable Honey Creme Donuts, albeit three or four times larger, with more production capacity as well as a half-dozen cozy tables for visitors to sit and converse.

    It was impossible to avoid overhearing the amiable patter as locals came and went with their carry-outs, nor to ignore the booming voices of the senior citizens seated nearby. They were talking hockey when we sat down, then shifted to politics -- and I caught myself cringing involuntarily, as though expecting to be savagely beaten.

    After all, back home again in Indiana, where I’ve insisted on remaining amid the raging right-wing proclivities, this conversational shift inevitably would have segued into the parroting of conservative talk radio bromides.

    Or, just the thing inspiring me to respond loudly from the left side of the aisle, a scenario usually culminating in rancor, disharmony and “if you don’t love it, lump it” -- or worse.

    And so there I sat at Tony’s Donuts like Pavlov’s drooling mutt, conditioned to imagine a fine day about to be ruined, all the while thinking that I can’t seem to escape the mentality of Redevelopment Commission meetings no matter how far I travel – except this time, it wasn’t that way at all.

    Instead, these retirees in Portland fiercely criticized Donald Trump’s buffoonery. They mercilessly ridiculed the Republican Party, and scoffed openly at the very idea of a theocratic creature called “Mike Pence” reposing within spitting distance of power.

    Me? I’m from Chicago. Never heard of Indiana.

    Awestruck, yet aware it would have been impolite of me to kiss these strangers, I settled for stuffing another nut-encrusted Bismarck into my gratified pie hole. Still, it started me thinking.

    I’ve lived in Floyd County my whole life, and in the city of New Albany during the latter half of it. Even when Barack Obama won the state of Indiana in 2008, John McCain beat Obama more than comfortably in both my county and city. So did Mitt Romney in 2012, and of course Trump easily carried them, too.

    Yes, so-called Democrats have “controlled” municipal government for much of the same period, although it is painfully clear that the retirees at Tony’s would take one pained look at Caesar and accurately place him somewhere to the right of George Wallace.

    Back to my original question. If I’ve never been into S & M, why have I punished myself these many decades?

    As an old-school Red (Commie) marooned in a new-age Red (Conservative) sandbox, and generally outnumbered, I’ve been compelled for thirty-five or more years to inflict my liberalism on the prevailing Falangist orthodoxy by means of guerrilla warfare, destined almost always to lose, and just as often reluctant to compromise.

    Why am I like this?

    I don’t know. After I’m dead, the psychoanalysts can study my brain for causes of contrarianism. In my experience, it’s incurable.

    All I know is for as long as I can remember, I’ve been obsessed with the notion that opposing points of view deserve a hearing, especially as they pertain to politics, civil rights, religion and individual conscience.

    The bland respectability of Babbitt-style conformity invariably tramples “other” competing sides of the story, and so when disposed to tilt, my windmill of choice flies a banner reading “we’ve always done it this way.”

    On the other hand, if I’ve been of assistance just once to someone by helping them see that it’s okay to be different, and it’s possible to be responsible, productive and ethical without being duped and hornswoggled by delusions, fantasias and superstitions foisted by the usual suspects, then my career in contrarianism has been well worth it.

    ---

    As a relevant postscript, I cannot attend Thursday evening’s city council meeting owing to a conflict with my Leadership Southern Indiana graduation ceremony. As you may recall, I’m a proud member of the Discover class of 2017.

    Leadership Southern Indiana’s mission is to engage, develop and mobilize regional leaders who will serve and transform our community.

    Ironically, the council’s Thursday evening agenda includes A-17-02, an ordinance documenting our legislative body’s annual tithe to One Southern Indiana – and coincidentally, 1Si’s President and CEO, Wendy Dant Chesser, spoke to my class last week during our concluding Community Leadership Day.


    Ostensibly Dant Chesser was there to outline steps for effectively leading a non-profit organization, and this she managed to do with requisite efficiency.

    However, the second half of her presentation quickly digressed into the customary advertisement for 1Si, although this time with a novel twist.

    According to Dant Chesser, the large manufacturing conglomerates most eagerly courted by 1Si (as opposed to independent local businesses and grassroots entrepreneurs, who must settle for trickle-down) prefer employees holding one of the six “top earner” university degrees, including engineering, computers and electronics.

    However, according to her PowerPoint slide, higher education insists on disgorging twice as many graduates who’ve been awarded the six least “useful” (and lowest paying) degree choices: English, philosophy, history and the like.

    It would seem that both Dant Chesser and the fluffed and subsidized multinational beneficiaries of the neoliberal order, upon whom 1Si depends to make payroll for 14 staffers, are offended by this ratio.

    She made no effort to conceal her disdain for those viewing education as anything other than glorified vocational training, and considering the fact that I wasn’t the only humanities major in the room, her summarizing anecdote of choice was tellingly errant.

    Dant Chesser told us of her recent chat with an art history major who was having trouble in the job market. Well, what did he expect? Art history? What sort of guidance counselor would recommend studying subjects as perennially useless as art history?

    Well …

    Perhaps those guidance counselors grasping that the object of education isn’t always to match obedient hamsters to their proper wheel, but to produce humans capable of thinking. The fact that “fake” news is such a concern these days might enter into this paradigm, wouldn’t you … think?

    Seemingly nowhere in Dant Chesser’s narrowly defined (read: confined) world exists the type of broad, individually tailored choices of human aspiration that depart from economic development of the “we’ve always done it this way” variety, which by breathtaking coincidence is the type best calculated to advance the specific capitalist format to which 1Si has attached itself like a leech – hence the blood money of its council funding request.

    The real problem might be that humanities majors have been made aware of different trends in the history of thought, and as such, they’re the ones most likely to question Dant Chesser’s premises.

    Which I did, aloud and joyfully.

    Bizarrely, another of her slides testified to the critical importance of every Southern Indiana resident meekly accepting 1Si’s version of the Regional Cities Initiative, so as to provide unanimity in pursuit of a “collective” path forward – and yes, “collective” is precisely the word this crony capitalist enabler used.

    Irony is dead, but Trumpolini didn’t kill it.

    As a direct result of past concerns proffered by anti-establishment dissidents, at least the money 1Si is requesting of our council will be put to a specific, directed use: WorkHub, a workforce training initiative.

    That’s all well and good, but is this workforce training available to art history majors, or must we collectively denounce the pursuit of non-vocational education before disbursing the dollars to applicants?

    Until Dant Chesser answers this question (a contrite public apology would be more suitable, but I’m a cynical realist), I recommend to council that the money be withheld. It won’t, and I can hear the backslapping already.

    This admittedly has been a long read, so thanks for persevering.

    You know, if dastardly parasitic humanities majors like me didn’t combat the angst with alcohol and stick around places like Nawbany, confident that any reasonable definition of leadership includes transparency, the ability to hear opposing viewpoints, to weigh available options and to filter the incessant bilge before charging across open ground toward the machine gun nest – tell me, would anyone bother challenging Wendy Dant Chesser and Bob Caesar when they begin spinning those “our way or the highway” whoppers?

    That’s okay. You needn't answer. It’s my conscience, and it’s not for sale. However, I’m not going anywhere, and you can buy me a beer any time you like.
              Weekly Event Highlights      Cache   Translate Page      
    Here are just a few of the many events happening on USM's Portland, Gorham and Lewiston-Auburn campuses for the week, December 6 - 13, 2018.

              Portland passes ordinance to reduce single-use plastic      Cache   Translate Page      

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The City Council in Portland, Oregon, has unanimously approved a measure that will forbid restaurants, bars and coffee shops from giving out plastic straws or other single-use utensils unless people ask for them. The same goes for plastic cutlery for take-out orders or deliveries. KATU reports the new rules approved Wednesday […]
              (Portland) Ruger Mark4 - $ 320      Cache   Translate Page      
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              Field Sales Manager, North West, Portland North, Yakima, WA - Samsung Electronics - Home, WA      Cache   Translate Page      
    Influences the sale of Samsung products and maximizes Samsung market share within assigned territory by developing and maintaining partnerships with retail...
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    Influences the sale of Samsung products and maximizes Samsung market share within assigned territory by developing and maintaining partnerships with retail...
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              Atlanta v Portland: 2018 MLS Cup Preview with Matt Doyle      Cache   Translate Page      

    Taylor calls up Matt Doyle of mlssoccer.com to discuss this weekend's clash between Atlanta United and the Portland Timbers in the 2018 MLS Cup. Matt breaks down what both teams are most likely to do, who the key players will be for both sides, and what vulnerabilities/opportunities both teams might seek to capitalize upon.

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              Video: Luka Doncic Drops 21 Points, Buries Trail Blazers with Step-Back 3      Cache   Translate Page      
    Luka Doncic continued his outstanding rookie season by leading the Dallas Mavericks to a 111-102 win over the Portland Trail Blazers on Tuesday...
              Comment on Steps to fill out form 8802 for an S-Corp by Brian Pontarelli      Cache   Translate Page      
    I'm not sure on the S-Corp being an individual. I think you can probably look that up in the IRS code or ask your accountant. My guess is that an S-Corp is an individual since it is a pass-through entity. If you have multiple shareholders, I think only the shareholder that is specified on the 8802 needs a 8821. Again, I'd have to check with an accountant to be certain though. I haven't been to Portland in a while, but maybe there will be a conference out there next year that I can speak at so we can grab a beer. :)
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    Hi, Thanks so much for posting this incredibly helpful guide and (hopefully) saving my sanity! The fee just went up (on 12/1/2018) to $185 for "non-individuals" -- is an s-corp a non-idividual or not? (ack! there goes my sanity!!!) Two more questions, my wife is also a shareholder (49%) in my s-corp. Do we need to file an 8821 for her also? And, does she need to be listed anywhere on the 8802? Thanks again! -- If you're ever in Portland, OR I'll buy you a beer! -Donald
              12/2/2018: HIGH SCHOOLS: Loudoun Valley sets record again in repeat victory      Cache   Translate Page      
    portland, ore. — Marc and Joan Hunter never thought they would be high school coaches. They never thought they would take a team, which at the time felt more like a social club, into a statewide spotlight. And they surely didn’t think that team would...
              Bruce Poliquin gets the numbers wrong about blank ballots in 2nd District race      Cache   Translate Page      

    One of the issues raised about ranked choice voting by U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin is misplaced.

    During a press conference last week at the Portland’s International Jetport, the two-term Republican, who is challenging his defeat, said one of his concerns is Maine’s new voting system caused a sharp increase in the number of ballots for which voters failed to pick someone in Maine’s 2nd District congressional race.

    “There are thousands and thousands of underballots that have been put aside,” Poliquin said. “That is very, very unusual.”

    The incumbent, who lost to Democrat Jared Golden of Lewiston, said in a typical race there “might be a few hundred” ballots that are left blank.

    “But here, there’ve been thousands and thousands of underballots,” Poliquin said. “And how do you deal with those? That’s an issue.”

    The reality, though, is voters in this election cast more ballots indicating a preference in Poliquin’s race than they did in both 2014 and 2016, the two races the Oakland Republican won.

    Rob Richie, president of Fair Vote, a group devoted to overhauling the way American election operate, said numbers distributed by Maine’s Secretary of State’s Office showed there were more than twice as many blank votes in the 2016 congressional contest as there were this year.

    The numbers he cited for races in 2014, 2016 and 2018 match up with results released by the Secretary of State Matt Dunlap.

    Richie said statistics show in 2014, when Poliquin was first elected, 11,532 voters in the district who cast ballots but did not select anyone in the congressional race. Two years ago, there were 12,703 voters who did not make a pick in the congressional race when Poliquin defeated Democrat Emily Cain.

    This year, 6,018 ballots were cast by voters who left the congressional race blank on their ballots, Rich said.

    Poliquin contends more ballots were uncounted because more than 8,000 of the votes cast for independents Tiffany Bond and Will Hoar did not register a second, third or fourth pick for either Golden or Poliquin in subsequent rounds of the count.

    In the final count, the number of blank ballots and ballots lacking a vote for both Poliquin and Golden totalled 14,706 — some of them ruled out because voters cast multiple votes in the same rounds, making them impossible to tally.

    Rich said even after a portion of Bond and Hoar ballots are eliminated from the final count because they did not contain a preference for Poliquin and Golden, that number “wasn’t much more” than the number of blank ballots cast in 2014’s three-way congressional race despite a big influx in the number of overall voters in this year’s election.

    Statistics show 99.8 percent of 2nd District race voters cast a valid first-round ballot, a higher percentage than in either of the past two elections in the district.

    Those voters also cast fewer blank ballots in the ranked choice election for U.S. Senate — which incumbent Sen. Angus King, an independent, won easily — than they did in the gubernatorial race, which lacked the option of ranking candidates.

    The 1st District congressional contest, in which U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree, a Democrat, came out on top by a wide margin, also saw a big reduction in blank votes.

    In 2014, there were 13,089 blank ballots in the 1st district race. Two years ago, there were 14,551. This year, there were 7,910.

    The bottom line, Richie said, is that the numbers show that ranked choice voting races “drew more votes than what likely would have happened” without the new voting system.

    Poliquin is challenging his defeat by asking for a recount that might not be finished until January, hoping that with more scrutiny of each ballot he can close the more than 3,500-vote lead Golden held after the final, second-round count.

    The Republican has also filed a federal lawsuit in a bid to have the state’s ranked choice voting system ruled unconstitutional, perhaps leading to a new election.

    Lee Goodman, a lawyer for Poliquin, told the federal court in Bangor on Monday that because some ballots were “exhausted” in the second round — did not indicate a vote for either Poliquin or Golden — neither front-runner received a majority of the votes.

    Add in all the votes where somebody was chosen, he said, and Golden earned “a mere plurality” in the second round, so “it necessarily follows that Bruce Poliquin, who earned a plurality on the first round, should have been declared the winner of this election,” he reasoned.

    Goodman said the ranked choice voting “manipulations that produced this faux majority violated the Equal Protection, Due Process, and the Voting Rights Act” and underlay his argument that the court ought to reject Golden’s victory.

    Lawyers for the state, Golden and Bond are among those who have filed paperwork arguing that Poliquin’s legal arguments have no merit and are unlikely to prevail before federal Judge Lance Walker.

    Both the recount and the lawsuit are long shots for the GOP incumbent, whose Capitol Hill office has already been turned over to a newly elected Democrat from New Jersey. Golden is moving into a different office in the Longworth House Office Building.

    After the House session adjourned last Friday, a reporter there noted the Maine Republican sat in the empty chamber for another 15 minutes “just taking it all in.”


    This article was originally published by The Sun Journal on Dec. 3.


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              Are you cool enough to get these minimalist maps?      Cache   Translate Page      

    Peter Gorman designs maps that make you go “hmmm.”

    To many of us, cities are concepts more than places. For instance, I live in Portland, Oregon–a city that, thanks in part to eight seasons of the TV show Portlandia, almost certainly triggers extremely specific thoughts in your head (hipsters! Antifa!) that have little to do with any actual defining details of the place. What’s compelling about Barely Maps–a side project-turned-full-time practice by designer Peter Gorman–is how it depicts a city’s defining details as concepts. It’s not hard to fill a map with obscure details that only a native would recognize. But I’ve lived here for six years, and even I had to squint for a second to decipher this minimalist composition:

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    Free 30-Minute Contractor Training: Video Marketing 101 for Lead Generation at Portland, ME

    December 13, 2018 from 5pm to 6pm
    This training is specifically for HVAC, Home Performance, Solar and Insulation contractors who are looking to utilize video in their digital marketing efforts, who may not know where to even start.After attending the 30 minute training, you will be able to answer the following questions.Why is video important for Search Results?How does video help SEO on my website?What channels are most effective to publish video content on?Energy Circle works with 75 companies managing and optimizing their digital presence on a monthly basis. In this webinar, we will look at video marketing. Not only will this training cover how it will help your company as a whole and improve your website’s SEO, but it will also cover what type of videos and distribution channels are most effective for your digital marketing needs.See More

              Fly Ash Market worth $4.5 billion by 2023      Cache   Translate Page      
    (EMAILWIRE.COM, December 05, 2018 ) According to the new market research report “Fly Ash Market by Type (Type F, Type C), Application (Portland Cement & Concrete, Bricks & Blocks, Road Construction, Agriculture), and Region (Asia Pacific, Europe, North America, Middle East & Africa, South America)...
              Frank Cassano’s Imbecile Parade: What Do You Want from Santa This Year?      Cache   Translate Page      
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    “I want a pretty pony!”—Rebecca Jenson, age 8

    Merry Christmas, Rebecca! Allow me to give you your present early: The news that you’ll NEVER get a goddamn pony! You live in a fucking city, bed-pisser! Where do you plan on keeping a fucking HORSE? Inside your mother’s studio apartment? Next to your deadbeat dad’s abandoned camper? Besides, Santa only gives ponies to good little girls—not thoughtless little murderers who can’t even keep a hamster alive. (RIP, Cuddles!) —Frank Cassano


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    “I want a multi-rotor drone, a racing drone, a video drone, a trick drone, a....”—Shane Tulmer, age 14

    You’re already INCESSANTLY DRONING, you pubescent shitstain! Trust me, kid, what you need is a girlfriend—which you’ll never get because of all that verbal diarrhea gushing out of your acne-slathered face-hole! Pro tip for your embarrassed, exasperated parents: Take this hormone-dripping fuckwit back where you got him—the Dollar Tree foster home! —Frank Cassano


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    “All I want is for you to come home for Christmas, dad.”—Chip Cassano, age 33

    NICE TRY, SHIT FOR BRAINS! Sure, I’ll come home for Christmas—once you pay me back for that bullshit “creative writing” degree! Say, Chipster, how’s your “great American novel” coming along? Still on chapter ZERO, page ZERO? Since you’re apparently incapable of writing anything, I’ll compose your letter to Santa! “Dear Santa! I’m a huge disappointment! Please bring me some talent and the $150,000 I stole from my father! Signed, a creatively impotent ingrate IMBECILE.” —Frank Cassano

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              The 13 Best Ways to Make a Difference in Portland this Week: December 6-19      Cache   Translate Page      
    Resistance events for the week of December 6-19. by Emilly Prado

    THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6

    Human Solutions’ Annual Toy Drive
    It’s your chance to be Santa! Or another, non-secular gift-bearing character! Human Solutions, a nonprofit helping houseless and poor families gain self-sufficiency, is collecting donations for gifts to be distributed to children in need within the metro area. Requested donations include children’s clothing, $25 gift cards to teen-friendly establishments like Old Navy and Regal Cinemas, toys, books, art supplies, and more. Deliveries can be made through December 20. Human Solutions, 12350 SE Powell, 9 am-5 pm daily


    FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7

    WILL’s Annual Fiesta Navideña
    Each year the Women’s International Leadership and Learning (WILL) program offers female Mexican university students the chance to further engage with their communities through social entrepreneurship and networking made possible by a competitive mentorship program. They now serve students in Oaxaca and Hidalgo and need your help in funding another year of important work! Eat delicious Mexican food, take a swing at the piñata, and try your hand at winning artisan crafts and mezcal from Oaxaca during the silent auction. Disjecta, 8371 N Interstate, 6–9 pm, $30

    Tender Table Fundraiser
    Tasty food and stories from women and nonbinary BIPOC (Black/Indigenous/People of Color) pair extremely well. Support another season of the Tender Table series by attending an evening filled with food, stories, and plenty of music from local women and nonbinary BIPOC artists and presenters. Tickets are limited, so RSVP on Eventbrite. Chapel, 4380 SE Hawthorne, 7-10 pm, $10-15


    SUNDAY, DECEMBER 9

    Street Roots Vendor Zine Release and Poetry Reading
    Pick up a copy of Street Roots’ latest zine, “I Am,” which features the voices and works of their vendors—all folks who are at risk of facing or currently experiencing houselessness. Artist Abigail DeVille has created an installation called “The American Future” comprised of Street Roots’ archives, foraged materials, and more that will be on display before the readings begin at 2 pm. Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, 15 NE Hancock, noon-4 pm, FREE

    White Women & Femmes and Dismantling Anti-Blackness
    Reverend Angel Kyodo Williams, author of Radical Dharma and Being Black, invites community members to engage in a thoughtful, open group discussion to explore a wide range of topics such as white privilege and fragility, racism in white-owned yoga studios, intersectionality, and more. Event requires attendees mark “going” on Facebook to receive instructions on how to enter the facility. Peloton Apartments, 4141 N Williams, 5-6:30 pm, FREE


    TUESDAY, DECEMBER 11

    Innovational Lab: Transformational Alliances
    For folks looking to dive into a full day of radical training on eliminating racism, this is the workshop for you! The event description says it best: “Too often, People of Color are expected to do the emotional labor as the targets of racism; this session establishes the frameworks for white people to do their work in community and for justice.” Although this is a standalone session, it’s one of four discounted Transformational Alliances program offerings. Prosper Portland, 222 NW 5th, 8 am-5:30 pm, $129

    Buy a Pint, Pet a Puppy
    Every Tuesday night, you can visit the world’s first dog tap house and play with pups for free with the purchase of any pint. That’s $4 off the normal 30-minute price tag, with the promise of an ultra-alluring two-people-per-puppy ratio and 40 taps to choose from. Woof—er, wow! Fido’s Taphouse, 7700 SW Dartmouth, Tigard, 6-10 pm, FREE


    THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13

    Outside the Frame
    Spend an evening inside City Hall for a screening of several films produced by Outside the Frame, a nonprofit providing access to filmmaking for marginalized and homeless youth. Vegan snacks provided by Aviv and a Q&A with youth who are experiencing homelessness to follow. Portland City Hall, 1221 SW 4th, 6-7:30 pm, FREE


    FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14

    TransFronteras: A Benefit for Queer Migration
    Local musicians and businesses are banding together to help LGBTQ asylum seekers en route to the United States via the migrant caravans. All funds raised will benefit Diversidad sin Fronteras, a trans activist collective working to support the needs of LGBTQ asylum seekers. Portland Mercado, 7238 SE Foster, 6-9 pm, $5-15 suggested donation

    A Benefit Concert for Paradise
    Listen to the stellar sounds of acts including Galaxy Research, Mouth Painter, and Party Witch as they share their art in support of North Valley Community Foundation Camp Fire Relief, a Chico-based nonprofit helping those affected by the devastating Paradise fire. Turn Turn Turn, 8 NE Killingsworth, 8 pm-midnight, $5-25 sliding scale donation


    SATURDAY, DECEMBER 15

    Carol for a Cause
    For those in search of some wholesome holiday fun, it’s hard to beat singing wintery tunes with your family and a warm cup of hot cocoa or mulled wine in gloved hands. Your vocal participation will benefit the resurrection of Roosevelt High School’s recently cut choral program, so send song requests to info [at] cathedralparkarts [dot] org by Dec 8. Cathedral Park Music, 7427 N Lombard, 6-8 pm, $20 suggested donation per family

    Una Vida Mejor: A Tribute to the Original Dreamers
    The Power to the Dreamers art and activist collective will turn their focus from undocumented youth to their parents—“the original dreamers”—at this year’s art show for the immigrant community. They seek to raise $20,000 in support of Pueblo Unido PDX and future programming. There will be merch, a silent auction, a presentation, and artwork from undocumented artists. Redd on Salmon, 831 SE Salmon, 6-10 pm, $15


    SUNDAY, DECEMBER 16

    Screening: A Day in the Life: The World of Humans Who Use Drugs
    A Day in the Life invites viewers into the lives of eight people from around the world who use drugs and gives voice to a population of people often marginalized and stigmatized. This screening will benefit PPOP, a volunteer-run harm-reduction org providing supplies and education. Hollywood Theatre, 4122 NE Sandy, 2-4 pm, $12

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              Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas at This Year’s MJBizCon      Cache   Translate Page      
    A report from this year’s MJBizCon in Las Vegas. by Josh Jardine

    In November, I attended the annual MJBizCon in Las Vegas. It’s the largest cannabis convention in the world, featuring 27,000 attendees from 70 countries, with 1,000 exhibitors, three days of speakers, break-out lunches, and afterparties. I didn’t visit all 1,000 booths or meet all 27,000 attendees, although “Hi, I’m Josh, that’s great, got a card?” probably passed my chapped lips close to 27,000 times over the three days.

    Marijuana Business Daily put on a completely professional conference—any preconceived notions about what a cannabis event of this size might look like were shattered like a cheaply made bong hitting the floor. It was empowering to be in a shared space with tens of thousands of others who have made cannabis their (now) legitimate job.

    The stereotypical dreadlocks-and-tie-dye set were outnumbered by carefully coiffed ’dos and business wear, and underscored how quickly the rapidly expanding legalization movement has changed the image of the industry. (For the record, I’m down with dreadlocks and tie-dye, but not socks with sandals, ever.) Hundreds of people congregated outside the Vegas Convention Center, and I ran into an edibles producer from Portland, who explained she wasn’t even there to attend the convention. She intended on connecting with attendees at the afterparties and whenever they stepped outside to take smoke breaks.

    This regulated and (over)taxed industry differs considerably from its roots in medical marijuana programs and the unregulated marketplace. As with a lot of industries, the majority of faces I encountered were white and male, and many of those faces simply did not consume cannabis or had, at best, a rudimentary knowledge of it. Much as I would have reservations about a sommelier who doesn’t like wine or a tailor who wears Ed Hardy, I semi-expect those in the cannabis industry to partake or at least know something about the plant and its effects. I encountered plenty of perfectly nice professionals who were canna-ignorant and claimed to not use THC or CBD in any form. They did have a solid knowledge of banking and finance, and talked way above my head in terms of management of “big cannabis data.” But their disconnect from the plant itself was jarring.

    There was also, strangely, a tremendous lack of weed among the people I met at the afterparties. Only once did someone offer any to share: a man with some pre-rolls dipped in his brand of BHO, yet the container had no mention of strain, THC content, or anything else—just his website. Having expected this, my custom road case was packed with a desktop vaporizer and some 15 strains of flower and ice hash, plus edibles, topicals, and CBD tincture from Oregon producers and processors. Pacific Wonderland, represent. (Thumps chest, coughs.)

    Aided by my stash, I began to find some legitimately engaged canna professionals, and our conversations ranged from social consumption laws, to terpenes, to supporting women and POC in the industry. At one party, a handmade vaporizer designer from Connecticut filled his stylish rig with my hash, as we compared notes on the West Coast and East Coast industries. This kind of “networking”—with someone who had a grasp of cannabis’ nuances through actual experience—was far more valuable than connecting with someone who views cannabis solely as a commodity like pork or steel.

    These encounters were a welcome relief from the convention’s tech bros rocking sunglasses on the backs of their heads—at night—and speaking at higher-than-necessary volumes about their “sick fucking next-level fully disrupting weed app.” With federal legalization coming ever closer, the commodification of cannabis is inevitable. That’s a good thing, basically—allowing for interstate cannabis sales, greater access for millions of medical cannabis users, and an uncaging of pot prisoners. Here’s hoping the architects of this industry actually enjoy the product in which they trade.

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              The 23 Best Concerts to See in Portland: December 6-19      Cache   Translate Page      
    Redd Kross! Jessica Pratt! Frankie Simone! by Mercury Things to Do Staff

    THU DEC 6

    The Thesis Four-Year Anniversary
    For the last four years, Portland’s ever-growing hip-hop scene of artists, producers, photographers, writers, fans, and friends have flocked to Kelly’s Olympian every first Thursday to support and show face at the monthly showcase. Thanks to the event’s main organizers Mac Smiff and resident DJ Verbz, the Thesis lineups have been consistently solid for quite a while now. This one has North Portland rapper Vinnie Dewayne headlining, as he returns from a hiatus after the death of his friend. Dewayne’s exceptional music video for recent single “Losing Direction” is definitely worth a watch, and his live performances don’t disappoint. I’m also particularly excited to catch rising rapper Nina Xo, who I’ve not yet seen live, but is said to have fun, high-energy sets. Regardless of the lineup, the night will be a surreal realization of just how long a lot of us have been out here building and networking together in the scene. Here’s to four more years of meeting up at Kelly’s. (9 pm, Kelly’s Olympian, 426 SW Washington, $10; w/Vinnie Dewayne, Load B, Nina Xo, Elton Aura, Verbz) JENNI MOORE

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    Blossom, Maarquii, Amenta Abioto, Karma Rivera
    Happening the same night as the Thesis, this bill at Mississippi Studios is a fucking stunner. Along with R&B singer/songwriter Blossom, there’s also high femme rapper Maarquii, who recently dropped their excellent debut album C.A.B.O. (AKA Cut a Bitch Off). Maarquii’s performances are marked by fierce rapping, voguing, and if their single “Roll Up” is on the setlist, likely some twerking as well. There’s also rapper Karma Rivera, who’ll be rocking cuts off her debut EP Don’t Sleep on This, which came out earlier this year. But the most unmissable act on the bill is probably singer/songwriter/storyteller Amenta Abioto, who uses a loop machine to blend soul, gospel, spoken word, jazz, and ancient African sounds. Abioto seems to have perfected her act as of late, exemplified by her recording of “Wade.” And when she’s live, her expertly controlled vocals sound better than ever. Plus, this show is free. Go see her now. (Mississippi Studios, 3939 N Mississippi, 8 pm, FREE) JENNI MOORE


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    FRI DEC 7

    Night Birds, Macho Boys, Bothers, Death Ridge Boys
    New Jersey’s hardcore traditionalists Night Birds specialize in the kind of snotty punk rock that was born for skate videos and victimless teenage crimes. It’s the sound of dropping out of high school, or at least avoiding it as much as possible. The sound of suburban knuckleheads looking for a reason to sneer. The sound of your first mohawk slicing through the air as you dive into a roiling pit filled with other silly and pissed and righteously obnoxious kids who might kinda feel the same way you do. Were those good times? Not really. But the music was pretty all right. (Tonic Lounge, 3100 NE Sandy, 8:30 pm, $10-13) CHRIS STAMM

    The Soft Moon, Hide, Vive la Void
    After spending nearly a decade in Oakland making moody, motorik-paced post-punk for the pop-leaning Captured Tracks record label, the Soft Moon’s Luis Vasquez used this year’s Criminal—his fourth studio album—as an opportunity to make a few changes. Now living in Berlin, Vasquez signed a new deal with the experimentally inclined Sacred Bones and unleashed an album full of intensely confessional industrial synth-rock (à la Nine Inch Nails) that tackles the lingering effects of his difficult childhood. The result is an urgent and unnerving work of exploration, self-reflection, resignation, and redemption that lifts the veil on Vasquez and puts him at the front of his music for the first time. (Wonder Ballroom, 128 NE Russell, 9 pm, $16-18, all ages) BEN SALMON


    SAT DEC 8

    Rosanne Cash
    Over the past four decades, Rosanne Cash has quietly made one of the most consistent careers in country music. Since releasing her self-titled debut in 1978, the singer/songwriter has released 14 albums, each sounding surer and steadier than the last. Cash’s storytelling skills are on full display on her new record, She Remembers Everything, which includes a couple of interesting collaborations with Kris Kristofferson and Elvis Costello. After paying tribute to her late father Johnny on 2009’s The List, Cash is easing back into her own sharp observations on life and growing older. She Remembers Everything all but solidifies her status as a major influence on country music. (Revolution Hall, 1300 SE Stark, 8 pm, sold out, all ages) MARK LORE


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    SUN DEC 9

    YOB, Khorâda, Thrones
    It’s been a wild year for Yob: Almost two decades into their career, the heavy rock trio faced their own mortality and reached their highest level of critical success. Guitarist/vocalist Mike Scheidt wrote a good portion of Yob’s latest record, Our Raw Heart, as he stared down death in the hospital with diverticulitis. In the process, what was almost the end became a rebirth. The album, and the members of Yob themselves, continue to demolish the tidy “doom” label that was cast upon them so many years ago—this is a band that may well be creating their own genre. (Star Theater, 13 NW 6th, 9 pm, $20) MARK LORE

    Advance Base, Lisa/Liza
    Advance Base’s third full-length, Animal Companionship, is about naming a dog after a dead boyfriend. It’s about actualizing long-distance internet love affairs, and going to the park just to watch dogs run around. Backed by only electric piano and drum machine beats, these stripped-down songs capture both the pervasive loneliness of life and the will to alleviate it—the desire we all have to care and be cared for. At times, the album inches songwriter Owen Ashworth closer to being bedroom-pop’s Springsteen, with its working-class tales of finding beauty in refinery lights, kissing a partner’s smoky hair after an apartment fire, and falling in love at the Aquatarium. (Turn! Turn! Turn!, 8 NE Killingsworth, 8 pm) JOSHUA JAMES AMBERSON


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    MON DEC 10

    Billie Eilish, Strange Hotels, Finneas
    If you’re not familiar with pop sensation Billie Eilish, or if you’re flummoxed as to why someone you’ve never heard of is instantly selling out venues every time she comes to Portland, don’t kick yourself in the ass too hard. Eilish is a creation of Instagram rather than any record label, and has a passionate 9.2 million followers to prove it. AND she’s only 16 years old, with her first gorgeous hit “Ocean Eyes” popping off when she was the ripe old age of 13. But before you brush her off as another unasked-for internet-born Bieber, listen to her music. Her pipes are a thing of angelic glory and her songwriting ability (with assistance from her brother) belies her age with emotional maturity. Check out her newest single, “When the Party’s Over,” for a taste of her moody, choral-infused power, and be on the lookout for her next Portland gig—because unless you’re quick, you can forget about nabbing tickets to that one as well. (Crystal Ballroom, 1332 W Burnside, 8 pm, sold out, all ages) WM. STEVEN HUMPHREY

    Ezra Furman, Michael Rault
    No one’s turning 20th-century rock ’n’ roll archetypes on their ear as well as Ezra Furman. His latest, Transangelic Exodus, is a “road” album, a soundtrack for crisscrossing America jam-packed full of anthemic melodies and sing-along choruses. Sounds familiar, right? Well, it’s also a dystopian queer rock opera about angels, outlaws, and fighting fascism—proving that rock can survive if it’s about more than cars and girls. (Aladdin Theater, 3017 SE Milwaukee, 8 pm, $14-16, all ages) NED LANNAMANN

    Fucked Up, Narrow Head
    Fucked Up’s new album Dose Your Dreams is long, clocking in at 18 tracks and more than 82 minutes, which seems antithetical to their reputation as a hardcore punk band, but not if you know what Fucked Up’s all about. For more than a decade, the Canadian collective has been toying with the notion of genre, backing harsh hardcore vocals with cinematic guitar-pop, building rock operas from the underground up, and generally bending and stretching the expectations of punk. Dose Your Dreams is no different: It’s a strange and psychedelic rollercoaster ride that doesn’t sound much like past Fucked Up albums. This, folks, is the best punk band on the planet. Catch them while you can. (Mississippi Studios, 3939 N Mississippi, 9 pm, $17-20) BEN SALMON


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    WED DEC 12

    Cake
    Cake isn’t the type of band that needs to produce a constant stream of new music, and the scale of their popularity means they don’t even really need to play live that often. The proof is the fact that their Doug Fir show sold out pretty quickly, despite the band having only put out one new song in the last seven years. That song, “Sinking Ship,” is vintage Cake, showcasing tight grooves, group shouts, and John McCrea’s curmudgeonly croon. All proceeds from the single’s sales are being donated to Doctors without Borders, and tonight’s “Tacky Sweater Soirée” show is also a benefit for the Giving Tree. (Doug Fir, 830 E Burnside, 9 pm, sold out) RYAN J. PRADO

    Emma Ruth Rundle, Jaye Jayle
    Thanks to her seemingly endless supply of dramatic guitar licks and haunting vocal melodies, doom-struck folk singer Emma Ruth Rundle will always be the centerpiece of her songs. But while making her latest album On Dark Horses, she shared space with new collaborators in her new hometown of Louisville, Kentucky. Working with members of Jaye Jayle (including romantic partner Evan Patterson), Young Widows, and Wovenhand, Rundle’s new songs find heightened emotional heft in full-band arrangements. The result is a sound that’s lighter and lusher than her previous releases, but every bit as darkly beautiful. (Mississippi Studios, 3939 N Mississippi, 9 pm, $13-15) BEN SALMON


    THURS DEC 13

    Bossin’ Up: Fountaine, JxJury, LC Lonely Child, Rikoe Wavy, Jay So Smoov
    Comedian Shrista Tyree has been hosting hip-hop shows and open mics in Portland for a minute, and the latest endeavor she’s producing, Bossin’ Up, goes down at Bossanova Ballroom. Tyree, a talented comedian, is a natural host for the music showcase, and she’s even been known to perform comedic raps alongside Bossin’ Up’s resident DJ Chuckie Buckets. Oh, and the Mercury is a proud sponsor! The latest showcase hoists rapper/producer Fountaine as its headliner, which is a super good call. Fountaine’s original sound, versatility and bouncy stage presence make his shows an interactive treat. (Bossanova Ballroom, 722 E Burnside, 8 pm, $7) JENNI MOORE

    Minus the Bear, Tera Melos
    It’s a bummer whenever a band as good as Minus the Bear decides to hang it up. After 17 years, six LPs, 12 EPs, and a whole lotta touring, the Seattle quartet is saying farewell on this final string of West Coast dates. The band’s experimentalism was born from the post-hardcore early ’00s, and has rotated through wild hybrids of prog, ambient, psych, and punk that peaked on 2007’s classic Planet of Ice, and was refined on their trippy sophomore record, Menos El Oso. They’re leaving fans with a final EP, Fair Enough, and plenty of inspired artists in their wake. (Roseland, 8 NW 6th, 8 pm, sold out, all ages) RYAN J. PRADO


    FRI DEC 14

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    Protomartyr, Preoccupations, Hurry Up
    The pairing of Detroit’s Protomartyr and Calgary’s Preoccupations for a double-headliner tour is a brilliant one, and not merely because the two bands are already alphabetically nestled together in your iTunes library. Protomartyr has the market cornered on thinking, literate-minded rock music, with vocalist Joe Casey’s half-spoken lyrics touching on religion, philosophy, and politics. Preoccupations, on the other hand, examine guitar-rock’s more jittery, mechanical attributes, using it as a vehicle for melodic repetition and abstract minimalism. Together, the two bands make for a thorough treatise for the shape of post-punk to come, as evidenced on their new split 7-inch, which finds each band covering one of the other’s songs, to surprising and invigorating results. (Mississippi Studios, 3939 N Mississippi, 9 pm, sold out) NED LANNAMANN

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    CRITIC’S PICK: Kurt Vile & the Violators, Jessica Pratt
    Kurt Vile is Kurt Vile—long hair, guitar, barely enunciated lyrics about “Rollin’ with the Flow,” you get the picture—but tonight’s opener Jessica Pratt is pure magic. Already deserving a place in the same pantheon that houses Karen Dalton, Judee Sill, and Vashti Bunyan, Pratt’s 2012 self-titled debut and 2015 sophomore album On Your Own Love Again have proven her ability to spin spider-web melodies out of a few chords and a voice that sounds like it belongs to a lonely alien folksinger echoing across a faraway galaxy. (Extraterrestrial evidence can be found on the shiver-inducing track “Bushel Hyde”: “I am calling out to you/From the ’nother place/Words mean more than they did before/In that other place.”) But that’s not quite right, because Pratt’s music is far too introspective to be alien; she always sounds like she’s a million miles away but still somehow grounded in her own head. Almost every Jessica Pratt song is a complex patchwork of fleeting thoughts, memories that can’t seem to fade, and striking images of things like an empty bed and “people’s faces blended together like a watercolor.” The foundation of her new single “This Time Around”—from her forthcoming record Quiet Signs, which is due in February on Mexican Summer/City Slang—is a simple guitar riff looped over and over, but the effect is bewitching. That should come as no surprise; Jessica Pratt is a master of the deceptively simple song. (Crystal Ballroom, 1332 W Burnside, 8 pm, $29.50-32, all ages) CIARA DOLAN


    SAT DEC 15

    Frankie Simone’s Holigay Spectacular: Blossom, Cristina Cano, Zora Pavonine, Che Che Luna, Frankie’s Kweens
    Frankie Simone’s Holigay Spectacular aims to “keep the season bright and gay” with burlesque performances from the likes of Zora Pavonine and Che Che Luna and sets from Blossom, electro-swimwave singer/songwriter Cristina Cano (AKA Siren and the Sea), and the rising pop sensation herself. Expect mind-blowing dance moves and plenty of holigay cheer. (Mississippi Studios, 3939 N Mississippi, 9 pm, $15-20) CIARA DOLAN

    Tenacious D
    The underdog element of folk-metal-comedy duo Tenacious D took a hit when Jack Black turned out to be one of the world’s biggest movie stars. But the homegrown charm of their HBO series and first album returns with Post-Apocalypto, a project that’s more than the D’s first album since 2012’s Rize of the Fenix—it’s also a six-episode cartoon series freely viewable in full on YouTube (you can also watch Post-Apocalypto: The Movie, which pastes all six episodes together). The crudely drawn animation—apparently done entirely by Black—is reminiscent of the doodles of Dio and Van Halen logos that littered countless spiral notebooks in countless high school study halls. More importantly, it’s got the same silly stoner humor and worship of the almighty riff that made Tenacious D such a fun, affectionate proposition to begin with. (Crystal Ballroom, 1332 W Burnside, 8:30 pm, sold out, all ages) NED LANNAMANN


    SAT DEC 15 & SUN DEC 16

    Patterson Hood
    What a generous and wonderful gift the artistic output of Patterson Hood has turned out to be. The son of one of the greatest bassists who ever lived—David Hood of Muscle Shoals, Alabama—Patterson’s legacy would have been assured even if he’d just dipped his toe in the waters of his dad’s profession. But as it turns out, Hood not only co-fronts one of the most prolific and fiery rock bands of the past two decades (Drive-By Truckers), he’s carried on a simultaneous solo career in music< and become a fantastic essayist and storyteller, exploring the conflict of the two Americas and the redemptive power of music. Now a Portlander, Hood carries on a relatively new holiday tradition with two solo shows at the Doug Fir, where he’ll do plenty of talking, and just as much playing. (Doug Fir, 830 E Burnside, 9 pm, $20-25) NED LANNAMANN

    Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas in Concert
    Old-man goth-kid Tim Burton has made a lot of great movies (Edward Scissorhands!) and a lot of shitty movies (Alice in Wonderland!), but when he’s good, he’s good—and for proof, look no further than 1993’s stop-motion musical A Nightmare Before Christmas, adapted by director Henry Selick from Burton’s fantastic story. Sweet, creepy, funny, sad, and gorgeous to both look at and listen to, it’s a simultaneous celebration and satire of this goofy-ass season... and it’ll be even better with the Oregon Symphony performing Danny Elfman’s all-timer of a score live to picture. (Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 SW Broadway, $45-115, all ages) ERIK HENRIKSEN


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    SUN DEC 16

    CRITIC’S PICK: Redd Kross, Dale Crover Band
    Teenage Fanclub, the Posies, and Redd Kross constitute the holy triumvirate of ’90s power-pop. Those first two bands have been obsessed with creating the perfect sequel to Big Star’s #1 Record for the duration of their careers, but Redd Kross’ origin story is a little less straightforward. Formed around the nucleus of choir boy brothers Jeff and Steve McDonald, Redd Kross started as a goofy, quintessentially Californian hardcore band, whose 1982 debut album Born Innocent—released when both McDonalds were teenagers—features songs with titles like “Kill Someone You Hate” and “Pseudo-Intellectual.” On their 1987 follow-up, Neurotica, the band synthesized punk with their childhood adoration for Sid and Marty Krofft and bubblegum pop bands like the Partridge Family, resulting in a warped paean to ’70s Saturday morning ephemera. Then comes the band’s trio of power-pop all-timers: 1990’s technicolored Third Eye, 1993’s Phaseshifter (which Stone Temple Pilots aped to an embarrassing degree on their album Tiny Music... Songs from the Vatican Gift Shop), and 1997’s Show World, whose lead single “Mess Around” boasts guitar-pop’s pithiest refrain since “Ticket to Ride”: “Can’t you see?/Monogamy/Has always been so hard for me.” After a 15-year break from releasing new music, Redd Kross returned in 2012 with an excellent album on Merge called Researching the Blues, a 30-minute loud-pop romp that contains at least two of the band’s best songs: the title track and “Stay Away from Downtown.” Even after all these years, Redd Kross remain one of America’s greatest—and strangest—bands. (Mississippi Studios, 3939 N Mississippi, 9 pm, $15-18) MORGAN TROPER


    MON DEC 17

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    Cults, Munya
    Québécois musician Munya kind of sounds like the Cranberries’ Dolores O’Riordan—who passed away this year, leaving my face in a permanent frown—singing breathily in French over entrancing synth-pop. In 2018 Munya released her first two EPs, and she plans to release a third early next year. North Hatley layers woozy, Mac Demarco-style guitar riffs over cruise-controlled beats and sweet lyrics, like those on “Des Bisous Partout” (which translates to “kisses everywhere”). Her second EP, Delmano, includes a charming ode to ghosting called “If I’m Gone Tomorrow (It’s Because of Aliens)” and “Hotel Delmano,” which might be Munya’s best song yet, made great with bongos, a mystical synth line, and layered, siren-like harmonies. Munya only has a few tracks to her name, but she’s already created a swirling pink fog in pop heaven that’ll hopefully linger for quite a while. (Mississippi Studios, 3939 N Mississippi, 8 pm, $18-20) CIARA DOLAN


    WED DEC 19

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    John Legend
    A few years ago, I got really mad when I tried to Google “John Lennon” and it auto-populated “John Legend.” But the EGOT winner has more than earned his place atop search engine results, with a multi-pronged talent, a long history of philanthropy, and a more-vital-than-ever sense of social awareness. Tonight, Legend will be singing Christmas songs, proving his cross-generational appeal. (Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 SW Broadway, 8 pm, $69.50-149.50, all ages) NED LANNAMANN

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              I Found the Best—or Maybe Just the Weirdest—Videos at Movie Madness      Cache   Translate Page      
    Movie Madness’ rarities offer a very... special glimpse into film history. by Ben Coleman

    Future generations may never know the pleasure of digging through the shelves of a video store to find a tape so uniquely weird that the clerk gives an approving nod as they ring it up. It’s a small pleasure, sure, but you’ll never get it from Netflix.

    Over the past three decades, Portland’s iconic video store Movie Madness (which, after a successful crowdfunding campaign, was acquired earlier this year by the Hollywood Theatre) has accumulated a massive catalog of rarities, oddities, and bootlegs—many of which are just about impossible to find elsewhere, and some which once required hefty deposits to rent. These days, all you need is a rental history to check out Movie Madness’ rarest material, but those small deposit stickers are still on the rental cases, providing a fascinating window into which videos were seen as valuable, irreplaceable, or frequently stolen because teens didn’t have immediate access to porn. (I’m looking at you, whoever made it so Wrestling Women USA required a $200 deposit.)

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    Some films just never made the jump from VHS to DVD, let alone streaming services. There’s Rubin and Ed ($100), an absurdist early ’90s anti-comedy featuring Crispin Glover that’s currently only available via direct order from the director’s personal website. Or On The Air ($100), David Lynch’s 1992 workplace sitcom for ABC that dared to ask, “What if David Lynch tried to make 30 Rock with Twin Peaks alumni?” The answer was “please don’t,” as only three episodes ever aired.

    One of the most coveted DVDs, then and now, is Mystery Science Theater Volume 10 ($400), which was yanked from retail shelves when the rights to Godzilla vs. Megalon expired. Since the riffs in that one get kinda racist, that’s okay, but Volume 9 ($200) features Women of the Prehistoric Planet, a delightful proto-Star Trek romp featuring The Rockford Files’ Stuart Margolin and the timeless moral that space racism is bad. Another sublime DVD oddity is Jackie Chan’s My Stunts ($300), a feature-length tour of Jackie’s stunt lab and real-world locations where he built a career out of almost dying.

    Among the pantheon of cinematic physical media, few releases are more revered than the films restored and released by boutique label the Criterion Collection—especially when one goes out of print. Carol Reed’s The Third Man ($200) is correctly regarded as a classic of post-war cinema, and the copies of the Criterion edition are widely sought after by collectors (though I prefer more recent restorations). Another Criterion disc, Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom commanded the highest of Movie Madness’ deposits I could find ($500!), but also presents an ethical dilemma to actually watch—the 1975 film features numerous depictions of sexualized violence against underage actors.

    But I had no such reservations when it came to the NC-17 Robotrix ($200), an intensely sexual 1991 RoboCop ripoff that evidently irked American censors with some surprisingly egalitarian views on male nudity and cunnilingus. It’s not always clear who’s a robot, or why they’re having sex, or if they’re having sex with a robot, but for an erotic RoboCop knockoff, that’s perhaps to be expected. And it’s exactly the sort of profoundly strange treasure to be found in the back shelves of a video store, though I’ll admit I didn’t get an approving nod when I checked it out.

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              Beacon Sound Reissues Hans Otte’s The Book of Sounds      Cache   Translate Page      
    Beacon Sound reissues Hans Otte’s The Book of Sounds. by Robert Ham

    Viennese music publishing house Universal Edition has referred to Hans Otte’s The Book of Sounds as “a key work of 20th century piano music,” and its composer has been praised by the likes of Terry Riley and Steve Reich. Yet both the work 3/4 , completed in 1982 and recorded two years later for German label Kuckuck, and its creator are still relatively unknown, even among modern classical aesthetes.

    The Book of Sounds is getting a huge profile boost this month with the help of Beacon Sound, the Portland record shop and label that’s issuing a new pressing of the 1984 release with remastered sound and a thoughtful, knowledgeable essay from owner Andrew Neerman. Through that, we learn that Otte built the 12-part work over the course of four years, going through hours of improvisation to find core melodies and rhythms that were free of ostentation.

    The pieces are beautiful yet direct, cycling through a theme and adding to it sparingly. “Part 6” uses a melody that could be teased out using a single finger, working up and down the keyboard and relying on the piano’s sustain to add a spectral depth of field. “Part 10” is much more dramatic; a swirl of tightly controlled arpeggios that bumble along like kids playing on a hillside.

    The album does feature moments that startle, as with the opening blustering chords of “Part 4,” but Otte intersperses them with bucolic notes for balance and repose. It plays like the ringing tones meant to bring one’s focus back during long periods of meditation. That seems to be Otte’s true intent with Book of Sounds, coming as it did after he received a cancer diagnosis: The work seeks out and finds calm amid flares of worry and fear.

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              The 31 Best Movies & TV Shows to Watch in Portland: Dec 7-20      Cache   Translate Page      
    by Mercury Things to Do Staff
    recommended MEANS WE RECOMMEND IT. Movie times are updated daily and are available here.

    A Christmas Story
    It’s the holiday classic that won’t go away! SEE! A shitty little kid rip his tongue raw on an icy pole! HEAR! The glorious collection of syllables that is “Scut Farkus.” WINCE! At that super-racist scene where they go to the Chinese restaurant! CHEER! As Santa kicks a little kid in the face! Merry Christmas, everyone, from the guy who directed Porky’s! (Fri Dec 14-Thurs Dec 20, Academy Theater) BOBBY ROBERTS

    Creed II
    Creed II is a Rocky sequel. A good Rocky sequel, even. But the one thing it doesn’t really feel like is a sequel to Creed. MGM decided they weren’t gonna wait for Ryan Coogler to write or direct a follow-up to his 2015 miracle, so Sylvester Stallone took back the reins for Creed II, building a story around what appears to be the very first idea he had: What if Dragos were in it? What if it were a revenge flick? What if it was just another misshapen, lunkheaded Rocky movie that ignores why these characters work? (Now playing, various theaters) BOBBY ROBERTS

    recommended Die Hard
    Somewhere around a decade back, it became fashionable to answer “Die Hard” when asked “What’s your favorite Christmas movie?” People would laugh and go, “Yeah, I guess that counts.” But then—like bacon, unicorns, and LOLcats—the shit got played the fuck out, to the point where people now say “anything but fuckin’ Die Hard. God! Ugh!” Here’s the thing, though: No matter how many corny dipshits might vomit up this title as their go-to response? They’re not wrong. You could do a hell of a lot worse than one of the three best action films ever made as your pick. So pull up a seat, kick off your shoes, and make some fists with your toes. Christmas has a machine gun. Ho-ho-ho. (Fri Dec 14-Thurs Dec 20, Academy Theater) BOBBY ROBERTS

    (Dis)/Connect: The Short Films of Shilpa Sunthankar
    A collection of works by writer/director/producer Shilpa Sunthankar, including the world premiere of her latest, Working Lunch, and screenings of 2011’s The Company of Thieves and 2004’s Biography of an American Hostess. A panel discussion with local artists and filmmakers follows the screenings. (Wed Dec 12, NW Film Center’s Whitsell Auditorium)

    recommended Dumplin’
    Review forthcoming. (Streams Fri Dec 7, Netflix)

    recommended Fashion in Film: Liquid Sky
    Eden Dawn of Portland Monthly and former Mercury fashion maven Marjorie Skinner team up to present the latest installment in their ongoing series celebrating cinematic stylishness. This month: 1982’s Liquid Sky, a mostly-incomprehensible blend of science fiction, drugs, and the wired, electric allure of New York City at the dawn of the ’80s. As a movie, it’s... barely a movie. But its visuals were so impressive it cemented the film’s status as a fashion landmark, inspiring countless designers to go chasing after its vision, including local genius Adam Arnold, who will show off a recent collection inspired by the film before its screening. (Mon Dec 10, Hollywood Theatre) BOBBY ROBERTS

    The Favourite
    Review forthcoming. (Opens Fri Dec 7, various theaters)

    Foreign Affairs: The Wages of Fear
    You take a bunch of nitroglycerine. You put it in two trucks. You put a bunch of complicated (but more importantly, broke) French assholes in both trucks. You point the trucks at a burning oil field on the other side of a mountain, 300 miles away, and then (and this is the important part) you force an entire theater to get in the trucks with these broke, desperate assholes, and you start putting up obstacles and roadblocks every five minutes while very patiently reminding everyone with every jostle, bump, swerve, and brake check that you are essentially riding shotgun inside a sweaty, six-wheeled bomb. This is the recipe for Henri-Georges Clouzot’s motherfucker of a suspense classic, The Wages of Fear, and while The Exorcist’s William Friedkin put his own explosive twist on it in 1977 with Sorcerer, the 1953 original is a must-see, especially on the big screen. (Thurs Dec 13, Hollywood Theatre) BOBBY ROBERTS

    Green Book
    A lot of people are going to like Green Book. It’s a good holiday movie, ideally suited for seeing with family members who might need a little prodding to be open minded; it makes its obvious case for tolerance and friendship, then bows and leaves. Sure, it’s got some substantial problems, and it elides a lot of racial issues and nuances in order to sell a feel-good story. It probably wouldn’t have flown in the Obama era. But in the Trump era? Maybe we should take what we can get. (Now playing, various theaters) NED LANNAMANN

    recommended Gremlins
    What is the best Christmas movie? Traditionalists swear by standards like It’s a Wonderful Life, the more irreverent might cite Scrooged, and many love to say it’s Die Hard before indulging in their really bad Alan Rickman impersonations. But there’s a case to be made for Joe Dante’s 1984 blast of suburban mayhem, Gremlins: It’s a film about family, about responsibility, and about loving people despite their flaws—but it’s also about rocketing angry old rich people through walls, finding new and disgusting uses for a microwave oven, and the pure joy to be found in fucking shit up with cackling glee (for example, if you’re still lying to your children about Santa Claus, this movie is going to expose your ass in a very rude way), thus capturing the well-intentioned chaos that, for many, defines the holiday season. (Fri Dec 7-Thurs Dec 13, Academy Theater) BOBBY ROBERTS

    Half the Picture
    Director Amy Adrion’s documentary examines gender inequality in Hollywood; Adrion will lead a post-screening panel discussion. Review forthcoming. (Fri Dec 14, NW Film Center’s Whitsell Auditorium)

    Mondo Trasho: Howard the Duck
    George Lucas gets a lot of shit for this feathered, fetid clusterfuck, but he didn’t really contribute anything to it aside from the funding that allowed writer/director team Willard Huyck and Gloria Katz to realize their dream of adapting Steve Gerber’s subversive comic. They wrote American Graffiti for him. They saved his ass on Star Wars. They helped make the beardo from Modesto into George Lucas, so if they wanna make Howard the Duck? Cut the check! They didn’t really make Howard the Duck, though. Nobody seems to know what the fuck this 1986 disaster is. It’s ultimate purpose is served as answer in a pub quiz: What’s the first wide-release, live-action Marvel movie? The more important question: Will seeing this piece of shit in 70mm make it even fractionally more tolerable? Good luck, true believers! (Fri Dec 7, Hollywood Theatre) BOBBY ROBERTS

    It’s a Wonderful Life
    The holiday classic beloved by those valiantly fighting the slow, crushing, and inevitable truth that their lives have not mattered at all! This cherished Christmas tradition, remembered fondly as a black-and-white barrel of warm fuzzies, about a suicidal child abuse victim whose fuck-up of an uncle nearly sinks his savings and loan, but realizes abandoning his wife and children for all eternity to roast in Hell is a bad idea thanks to a helpful guardian angel who shows him how much shittier his tycoon-ruled small town would be if he wasn’t in it. MERRY CHRISTMAS, BEDFORD FALLS! (Fri Dec 7-Thurs Dec 13, Academy Theater) BOBBY ROBERTS

    recommended Kung Fu Theater: Bastard Swordsman
    This month’s installment in Dan Halsted’s ongoing celebration of all things whoop-ass is the only known 35mm print of 1983’s Bastard Swordsman, a flat-out insane onslaught of rainbow-hued Wu Tang mayhem that mixes severe ass-whoop with a whole lot of translucent, glowing fantasy. The story (two rival schools compete to see whose magical kung fu is the best) might seem a little Harry Potter-ish now, but the pop-culture reference you should be keeping in mind is John Carpenter’s Big Trouble in Little China: of all the inspirations he sampled to craft that classic, The Bastard Swordsman is maybe the biggest. BOBBY ROBERTS (Tues Dec 11, Hollywood Theatre)

    Les Misérables
    This movie is 400 hours long, and feels longer. ALISON HALLETT (Mon Dec 10, Clinton Street Theater)

    Mary Queen of Scots
    Review forthcoming. (Opens Fri Dec 14, various theaters)

    recommended Mirai
    Ever since Hayao Miyazaki retired (like four times), film critics have been announcing prospective heirs to the his legacy. Last year we saw Makoto Shinkai’s Your Name surpass Spirited Away at Japan’s box office, but this year, Mamorou Hosoda is giving us that Ghibli feel with Mirai, which unfolds through the eyes of Kun, a four-year-old traveling through time and space with his teenaged sister from the future. SUZETTE SMITH (Now playing, various theaters)

    Mortal Engines
    Review forthcoming. (Opens Fri Dec 14, various theaters)

    The Mule
    Clint Eastwood is a 90-year old drug mule. Buy a ticket or don’t. (Opens Fri Dec 14, various theaters)

    Once Upon a Deadpool
    It might be a surprise for many Deadpool fans when they buy a ticket to what seems to be a brand new sequel, only to realize Once Upon a Deadpool is just a PG-13 re-edit of the summer’s middlingly successful Deadpool 2. What might be even more surprising to those fans? The joys of Deadpool are usually enhanced when placed under PG-13 constraints. In fact, all the bestest, most exuberantly boundary-breaking incarnations of the comics character (especially Joe Kelly’s ’90s run) occur in a more family-friendly (-ish) milieu. Don’t be shocked if this holiday remix ends up being more satisfying than the frenetic original. (Opens Fri Dec 14, various theaters)

    Perfect Blue
    In 1997, “relatable” was not a word many would use to describe Satoshi Kon’s amazing (and stunningly fucked-up) debut thriller Perfect Blue. But the film, over 20 years later, is about 20 times more potent, because two decades worth of ever-increasing celebrity worship and the online facilitation of unbalanced fankind’s worst impulses have—sadly, horrifyingly—made Kon’s reality-warping, identity-splintering nightmare world just that: Relatable. (Sat Dec 15, 7 pm, NW Film Center's Whitsell Auditorium) BOBBY ROBERTS

    recommended Queer Commons: Carol
    In 1952, Patricia Highsmith wrote the story of a quiet newcomer to Manhattan falling in love with a big city socialite looking to escape her marriage. Unlike Highsmith’s other notable works (Strangers on a Train, The Talented Mr. Ripley), the story wasn’t a thriller. It also didn’t have her name on it. The Price of Salt was credited to “Claire Morgan,” and its Biblical title seemed partially chosen to obfuscate the fact it was about a lesbian relationship. It wasn’t until 1990 that the story was re-titled Carol and Highsmith’s name was put on it. It would be another 25 years before a film would be made from it, by queer cinema godhead Todd Haynes, who translated it into a lush, reserved, and powerful romance starring Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara. And while Highsmith’s story isn’t a thriller by any means, the twist of its ending remains impactful—not because of its plotting, but because after 60 years, a mainstream lesbian story being allowed a happy ending is only slightly less rare than it was in the ’50s. (Wed Dec 12, Hollywood Theatre) BOBBY ROBERTS

    Re-Run Theater: Christmas in Space
    It’s become the Hollywood’s gift to the city, this annual slew of freaky-ass, nostalgic sci-fi Christmas junk: The utterly execrable Star Wars Holiday Special, paired perfectly with the weirdest goddamned commercials they can find, done up as big and bewilderingly as possible, because this year is the 40th anniversary of the night Bruce Vilanch and company wiped their ass with Star Wars and smeared the wadded remains all over CBS’ cameras. In its defense (LOL jk there is no defense for this shit), the Boba Fett cartoon is pretty cool. (Wed Dec 19, Hollywood Theatre) BOBBY ROBERTS

    The Rest I Make Up
    The debut film of director Michelle Memran, focused on the life of her friend, Cuban-born avant-garde playwright María Irene Fornés. NW Film Center’s Whitsell Auditorium. (Mon Dec 10, NW Film Center’s Whitsell Auditorium)

    recommended Roma
    Review forthcoming. (Opens Fri Dec 14 at Hollywood Theatre, streams Fri Dec 14 on Netflix)

    recommended Shoplifters
    The title of Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda’s Shoplifters could have just as easily been Collectors: An impoverished, three-generational family lives on top of each other in a tiny house cluttered with piles of stolen and salvaged junk. Other people’s trash is their treasure, and that idea is taken to extremes when the family adopts—or kidnaps, depending on your point of view—a neglected and abused young girl. But the true nature of this unusual family, and their methods of acquiring things, means their lives must be kept in the shadows. Kore-eda’s warm, heartbreaking movie is vivid and truthful and lived-in, with characters you’ll remember for a long, long time. (Opens Fri Dec 14, Living Room Theaters) NED LANNAMANN

    Grindhouse Film Festival: Silent Night, Deadly Night
    It’s time for the Hollywood’s annual screening of the 1984 grindhouse flick Silent Night, Deadly Night. It’s no Black Christmas, but 1984’s inevitable Santa-turns-slasher bloodbath has a few likeable qualities nonetheless: You’ve got your sex with nuns, you’ve got a multitude of arbitrary victims introduced and subsequently murdered in roughly one half of one scene, not to mention a smattering of increasingly ludicrous Christmas songs that all seem to be composed specifically for the movie. On the downside, you’ve got the needlessly expository first two-thirds of the movie, plus perhaps the least convincing horror villain of all time: a dashing, doe-eyed WASP-y dude in a Santa suit whose creepy one liners alternate between the equally un-scary “Puuunish!” and “Naaaw-tee!”—delivered in a nearly unintelligible monotone. (Tues Dec 18, Hollywood Theatre) ZAC PENNINGTON

    Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse
    Review forthcoming. (Opens Fri Dec 14, various theaters)

    recommended Top Gun
    Top Gun’s innate gayness was once a knowing, winking in-joke among film dorks, but has become the aspect that defines Tony Scott’s glistening, teeth-clacking ad for the US Navy. You can try to watch it as it was presumably intended it be seen in the repressed-yet-beefy heart of the Reagan ’80s, but those abs! Those butts! The volleyball game. Thirty years have reframed Top Gun entirely, and its glossy, fetish-friendly framework has helped make the film more entertaining. Screens in 70mm. (Sat Dec 8, Hollywood Theatre) BOBBY ROBERTS

    recommended The Wicker Man (1973)
    This is a screening of the 1973 original, meaning you will not be seeing Nicolas Cage in a bear suit socking women and swallowing gallons of CGI bees. Instead, you will be immersed in the off-kilter world of this slow-burning British cult classic, starring Christopher Lee at his confidently creepiest, where the horror isn’t contained in loud orchestral stabs and brutal bursts of bloody gore, but in the careful peeling away of idyllic island life to reveal the placidly unnerving, profoundly disturbing wrongness underneath. (Sat Dec 8, NW Film Center’s Whitsell Auditorium) BOBBY ROBERTS

    recommended Widows
    An overflowing plateful of entertainment, piled high with juicy plot, buttery performances, and plenty of sweet genre pie. Director Steve McQueen (12 Years a Slave) co-wrote the twisty script with novelist Gillian Flynn (Gone Girl, Sharp Objects), and while the interconnected webs of Chicago’s crime underworld and its racially charged local politics contain more than enough intrigue, the performances are what’ll grab you. (Now playing, various theaters) NED LANNAMANN

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              Ennui, Crock-Pot Songs, and Arctic Flowers’ New Album, Straight to the Hunter      Cache   Translate Page      
    Ennui, Crock-Pot songs, and Arctic Flowers’ new album, Straight to the Hunter. by Ben Salmon

    When Portland punk band Arctic Flowers began working on a follow-up to their 2014 album Weaver, they did so by thinking long and hard about their goals, taking more time to write songs, infusing more creative ideas into said songs, and being more deliberate about their art.

    “Our intention,” explains drummer Cliff Martin, “was to not repeat the same record again.”

    In a recent interview, lead singer Alex Carroccio and guitarist Stan Wright worked their way through a cooking analogy to explain the band’s approach: “Every song was dissected and thought through in a sort of pressure cooker, well-baked,” Carroccio says.

    “More like a crock-pot,” interjects Wright.

    “Yeah,” Carroccio says with a laugh. “Heavily seasoned and slow-cooked. Some changed completely six months after they were written and are different beasts than they were at the beginning.”

    Arctic Flowers worked hard to nail down every sound, every beat, and every arrangement of their taut and shadowy post-punk, and the result is Straight to the Hunter, the band’s third album. It’s an unquestionable step forward for Arctic Flowers—it’s bigger and brighter than their past work, with punchier rhythms, more prominent vocals, and a spotlight aimed directly at Carroccio’s melodies and Wright’s jagged guitar jangle. Not coincidentally, Hunter is the band’s first album with an outside producer (Felix Fung co-produced with Wright), and benefits from mixing by local studio wizard (and Toxic Holocaust frontman) Joel Grind.

    “It definitely feels like a more modern style of mix, and more of a pop direction,” Wright says. “We have strong melodies and good hooks. We really wanted to feature Alex’s vocals, and I think they’re more up front this time.”

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    Don’t be mistaken: Straight to the Hunter is not Arctic Flowers’ turn toward cheery sunshine-pop. The band is still anchored by its rumbling and propulsive rhythm section, made up of Martin and bassist Lee Lawrence, who sound more in sync than ever before. And Carroccio’s lyrics walk a line between 2018’s particular feeling of hopelessness and the notion that there will be a 2019; just getting there is a big part of the battle right now.

    “The theme for most of these songs was brought to life by the same kind of ennui everyone is going through all over the world,” she says, “but just putting one foot in front of the other because... I don’t know. We’re still here. It’s dark, but it’s how I feel, and I think a lot of people feel that way.”

    Arctic Flowers came together in 2008, when Wright, Lawrence, and a previous drummer cut a demo in hopes of finding a strong frontperson. They did exactly that when they saw Carroccio performing Avengers covers at a Halloween show—the first time she’d ever sang in public. After an audition, Carroccio joined the band, and Arctic Flowers has been chugging along ever since.

    Over the past decade, the band has had a front-row seat for the changes that have affected Portland in recent years. But the members of Arctic Flowers don’t feel the same sort of negativity toward the city or its scene that you might hear from other artists.

    “We’re pretty lucky to have the community we do, as far as our practice space and the venues we play,” Carroccio says. “That really fosters an ability to keep playing that Portland music that’s fueled by dark skies and long nights.”

    The key word in Carroccio’s statement is “community,” a point underlined by Lawrence.

    “Growing up listening to punk music—or any music that’s inspiring—it’s not always the most happy music,” she says. “But it does help you feel like you’re part of something bigger.”

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              The Latest in Portland Hip-Hop      Cache   Translate Page      
    The latest in Portland hip-hop. by Jenni Moore

    In a literal sense, Portland has been getting its moisture on lately, but figuratively speaking, the streets have been dry as hell. Sometimes it gets like this right before the new year (though I’ve been hearing there’s about to be a massive wave of new music coming from the scene this winter). Here are a handful of recent developments that caught my attention:

    Anderson .Paak (ft. the Last Artful, Dodgr and Snoop Dogg), “Anywhere”

    “Anywhere”—a song from Anderson .Paak’s new album, Oxnard—features vocals from Portland hip-hop artist the Last Artful, Dodgr (along with an intro from Snoop Dogg). It’s a key slow jam, and one of the best tracks on the record. Dodgr’s cutie-pie vocals—mixed by Dr. Dre, mind you!—sound nothing like we’ve ever heard from her before, but they are heavenly. This is a big look, and I can’t wait to see what’s next from Dodgy.


    COVI., Escalate with Me

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    Last month, local rapper COVI. released his debut LP Escalate with Me, and I gotta say: It’s pretty impressive, especially for it being his first album. The project is something of a coming-of-age story, with COVI. embracing manhood and yearning for more substance in his relationships. In addition to the single “Better Days,” highlights include the melodic “Man Now,” featuring fellow Portland rapper Bocha, the rhythmic and danceable “Sweet Tooth,” with Janaeture and De’Aires, and the romance-focused “4 Me,” which features some gorgeous R&B vocals from Nikki Hayes. Especially after seeing his recent Riley Brown-directed music video for “Better Days,” I look forward to whatever COVI. does next.


    Blossom, Maarquii, Amenta Abioto, Karma Rivera

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    Happening the same night as the Thesis, this bill at Mississippi Studios is a fucking stunner. Along with R&B singer/songwriter Blossom, there’s also high femme rapper Maarquii, who recently dropped their excellent debut album C.A.B.O. (AKA Cut a Bitch Off). Maarquii’s performances are marked by fierce rapping, voguing, and if their single “Roll Up” is on the setlist, likely some twerking as well. There’s also rapper Karma Rivera, who’ll be rocking cuts off her debut EP Don’t Sleep on This, which came out earlier this year. But the most unmissable act on the bill is probably singer/songwriter/storyteller Amenta Abioto, who uses a loop machine to blend soul, gospel, spoken word, jazz, and ancient African sounds. Abioto seems to have perfected her act as of late, exemplified by her recording of “Wade.” And when she’s live, her expertly controlled vocals sound better than ever. Plus, this show is free. Go see her now. (Thurs Dec 6, 8 pm, Mississippi Studios, 3939 N Mississippi, FREE)


    The Thesis Four-Year Anniversary

    For the last four years, Portland’s ever-growing hip-hop scene of artists, producers, photographers, writers, fans, and friends have flocked to Kelly’s Olympian every first Thursday to support and show face at the monthly showcase. Thanks to the event’s main organizers Mac Smiff and resident DJ Verbz, the Thesis lineups have been consistently solid for quite a while now. This one has North Portland rapper Vinnie Dewayne headlining, as he returns from a hiatus after the death of his friend. Dewayne’s exceptional music video for recent single “Losing Direction” is definitely worth a watch, and his live performances don’t disappoint. I’m also particularly excited to catch rising rapper Nina Xo, who I’ve not yet seen live, but is said to have fun, high-energy sets. Regardless of the lineup, the night will be a surreal realization of just how long a lot of us have been out here building and networking together in the scene. Here’s to four more years of meeting up at Kelly’s. (Thurs Dec 6, 9 pm, Kelly’s Olympian, 426 SW Washington, $10; w/Vinnie Dewayne, Load B, Nina Xo, Elton Aura, Verbz)


    Bossin’ Up: Fountaine

    Comedian Shrista Tyree has been hosting hip-hop shows and open mics in Portland for a minute, and the latest endeavor she’s producing, Bossin’ Up, goes down at Bossanova Ballroom. Tyree, a talented comedian, is a natural host for the music showcase, and she’s even been known to perform comedic raps alongside Bossin’ Up’s resident DJ Chuckie Buckets. Oh, and the Mercury is a proud sponsor! The latest showcase hoists rapper/producer Fountaine as its headliner, which is a super good call. Fountaine’s original sound, versatility and bouncy stage presence make his shows an interactive treat. (Thurs Dec 13, 9 pm, Bossanova Ballroom, $7; w/JxJury, LC Lonely Child, Jay So Smoov, Chuckie Buckets)

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              TriMet celebrates the season with a festive holiday bus      Cache   Translate Page      
    The holiday bus will serve different lines across the greater Portland region through Sunday, Jan. 6. ‘Tis the month full of holidays and all over town, a TriMet bus dressed with cheer is driving around. Before it takes riders to school, work or play, it delivers a message to brighten their day. The bus has […]
              Fun with Anxiety: Buns Before Guns      Cache   Translate Page      
    by Courtenay Hameister

    It was Saturday afternoon and we were supposed to go to the gun and knife show.

    “You want to make yourself uncomfortable,” my boyfriend said, “that’d be the place.”

    He was right. I have a totally irrational thing I do where I become incensed when I’m surrounded by people who I assume voted for Trump.

    So it probably wasn’t the best idea. But, in the moment, I thought it might be good for me to test myself in some twisted, self-flagellating way.

    Before we left, I had to go through a box I’d stored in our basement for the past five years. My housemate informed me the garage had a leaky roof and the box was water damaged.

    Everything in it was wrapped in old newspaper. I reached for the first item on top of the pile and the newspaper disintegrated in my hand. I brushed it away to reveal a picture frame. What used to be a black and white photo now looked like the base of a watercolor—some recognizable shapes, but mostly splotches of gray and dried-up puddles of absent memory.

    I may have survived the excavation unscathed if I hadn’t been struggling with my own seemingly absent memory for the past month. My anxiety causes aphasia, or word loss (a writer’s nightmare) and some short-term memory issues, which triggers unshakable thoughts that I have early-onset dementia. Yes, they’re just thoughts, but the OCD brain is specially wired to hold on to the dark ones, creating a loop of nightmarish mental hiccups that no one else gets.

    As the box revealed three, then four more ruined, blotchy photographs, I felt like I was looking at my past through the lens of my broken brain. The weight that had taken up residence on my chest for the last few weeks doubled itself.

    I wasn’t in any shape to go to the gun and knife show.

    We got in the car and the boyfriend just started driving, as he is wont to do. It used to be the thing that calmed him when someone exploded his life once, and sometimes it worked for me, too.

    As we drove down Alberta, we passed a storefront I’d passed many times in the past year: Bunnies in Baskets.

    “I’ve seen that place before,” I said.

    Silence.

    “Do you want to go see some bunnies in baskets?” he asked.

    He knew the answer. I really, really wanted to go see some bunnies in baskets.

    Bunnies in Baskets is a nonprofit that offers therapy bunnies to people in need of cognitive or behavioral therapy, emotional support, or just comfort. But they also have periodic Bunny Teas, First Fursdays, and Hoppy Hours where anyone can go and just hang with the buns. (Note: I am not making those names up.)

    We walked in and my anxiety took a nosedive. Bunnies of all sizes, colors, and stylish ear lengths hopped along a U-shaped table in the center of the room while employees tried to brush them and bunny lovers periodically got them to stop and be adored. Some patrons sat along the wall with “bunny burritos,” a rabbit wrapped in a small bunny bed that would sit quietly in their lap for as long as they were being petted.

    They were closing soon, so I didn’t get a bunny burrito, but I didn’t need to. Petting the rabbits on the table was like taking a furry Xanax.

    The boyfriend isn’t much of an animal person, so he sat waiting patiently for me, periodically reaching out when a rabbit would do a drive-by.

    Was I embarrassed that I needed an activity one might find at five-year old’s birthday party to calm me down that day? A little. But anxiety is so insidious and powerful that I will never apologize again for anything I have to do to breathe.

    It was Saturday afternoon and we were supposed to go to the gun and knife show. We chose bunnies, and that made all the difference.

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              Hit the Spot’s Program to Help Portlanders in Need      Cache   Translate Page      
    by Chad Walsh

    Food cart owner Jeremy Sivers is no stranger to need. The Portland native and his brother were raised by a single mother who worked shifts at Mike’s Drive-In in Milwauki and the chainsaw company Blount to make ends meet. When he was five, his family lost everything of value when their home was robbed. They survived much of his childhood by relying on their Oregon Trail card and receiving boxes of foods and clothes delivered to their home.

    Helping those in need by donating non-perishable canned goods and winter coats to struggling families is always a generous gesture. However, from a kid’s perspective, generosity can sometimes create small traumas when they’re expected to feel gratitude for eating canned foods they don’t like or button up a coat they’d never choose to wear.

    Sivers wants to turn that kind of charity inside-out at his still fairly new Hollywood neighborhood cheeseburger cart, Hit the Spot. When he opened in late September, he initiated a program offering 10 percent discounts to Portlanders serving their communities: Teachers get the discount on Mondays, single parents on Wednesdays, and active military personnel and veterans get it every day.

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    But Sivers also aims to offer a more immediate and intimate helping hand. He wants to gift struggling Portland families with what they specifically need, not just what they could merely use.

    “It sucks growing up poor and struggling, but you sure as hell learn a lot,” Sivers says. “When something terrible happens and you don’t have any money, you can’t really go to the bank to get a loan. There’s really nowhere to go.”

    To lend that kind of hand, Sivers’ Hit the Spot has launched a public assistance program. Individuals or families can visit the cart’s website to explain the circumstances that have left them temporarily economically vulnerable. If chosen (by resident voters via social media), Hit the Spot will donate 10 percent of its daily sales to the applicant until their assistance is met. Sivers says that kind of relief could take weeks or even six months, depending on what the applicants need.

    And the assistance can be for any reason: Perhaps a family can’t afford a new winter coat for their kid. Perhaps a family’s breadwinner needs a new alternator so they can get to work on time. Or perhaps an individual needs a serious medical procedure. All are encouraged to apply, Sivers says, no matter the need.

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    Sivers also wants to provide this type of assistance without breaking your bank. Despite providing discounts for teachers, single parents, and more, he still wants to make sure the rest of us can get in and out without ever having to pay more than $10 for an expertly built classic burger, crinkle-cut fries, and a soft drink.

    “I want people to come here and get a good burger and also know that they’re helping someone who needs it,” Sivers says.

    So who needs it? So far, Sivers says that no one’s applied to the cart’s assistance program yet, mainly because Sivers has been working so many hours—12-hour days, six days a week—that he’s scarcely had time to promote his cause. But now that you know, he expects all that to change very, very soon.

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              Little Conejo: A Mexican Treasure in Vancouver      Cache   Translate Page      
    by Andrea Damewood

    I’ve always had a soft spot for downtown Vancouver. Seriously, if you haven’t been up there, it’s great. There’s a big farmers market on Saturdays, Esther Short Park is a treasure, and they just put serious money into making its waterfront on the Columbia 10 times cooler than ours.

    The only downside? Until recently, the food sucked. I worked as a reporter for the Columbian for a couple of years in my mid-20s, and things were pretty bleak come lunchtime. Things have changed—Vancouver is becoming reliably more liberal in its voting patterns, and there are a handful of spots that are destination-worthy for even the most jaded Portland diners.

    Of these, the breakaway hit is Little Conejo, a taco and Mezcal-heavy spot co-owned by former Nodoguro sous chef Mark Wooten and former Noble Rot bartender and farmer Mychal Dynes.

    Little Conejo is more than tacos, but it’s the tortillas—handmade from imported masa that’s ground onsite, piled with luscious lamb barbacoa ($4.50) or whitefish fried in a wispy-thin Modelo Negra beer batter ($4.50)—that justifies the trek across the I-5 bridge. That’s even after the opening of a Portland-based food cart branch, where I found the variety, supply, hours, and consistency of the cooking to be lackluster.

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    There are 10 varieties on the Vancouver dinner menu, with veggies supplied by Wooten’s Phantom Rabbit farm (conejo means rabbit in Spanish—get it?), including a carrot pastor, all roasted sweetness with rich crema and avocado salsa ($3.50), and the pork al pastor ($3.75), carved from a spinning trombo as things should be. Not a single taco I tried was bad, and some—like the oyster mushroom ($4) bubbling with cheese—were so rich you’d never miss the meat. All get the proper onion, salsa, and cilantro treatment.

    I’m a sucker for carnitas, those slow-braised cuts of pork shoulder rendered down to near disintegration before being crisped up on the edges under a broiler for maximum texture and flavor. Little Conejo’s don’t disappoint, and make an excellent filling for a lunchtime torta ($10) if you’re feeling a sandwich vibe.

    Little Conejo’s vast mezcal selection—on trend with America’s burgeoning obsession with tequila’s smokier cousin—is also worth perusing. Have the bartender pull you a few shots to sip straight or see how it plays in place of bourbon in an old fashioned ($12).

    A good Mexican brunch is a thing of beauty, particularly when you can find rarities like chicharron en salsa verde tacos ($3). Available only on Sundays, fried pork skins are cooked in a piquant green salsa and ladled into a tortilla. The results are sloppy and savory. I’m scheming how to get them to serve me a bowl, with a fried egg and tortillas on the side.

    Chilaquiles and huevos rancheros are also—of course—present, and very good. The Mexican Jolt brunch cocktail gets cold brew, Topo Chico, and tequila involved, along with an interesting herbal kick from damiana liqueur, made from a small shrub that grows in Mexico.

    For some reason, potatoes appear to be the downside at Little Conejo: a lunchtime appetizer of two deep-fried tacos dorados filled with potato and cotija cheese were dull in comparison to the spice and complexity of the main dishes, and the brunch taco of chorizo and potatoes was similarly uninspiring.

    Spice bros and hot-sauce freaks will find little satisfaction at Little Conejo, but for those searching for Mexican dishes with beautiful depth and A-plus technique, it’s just a short border crossing away.

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              In the New Chapbook from Future Tense, Felicity Fenton Dives into Social Media Addiction      Cache   Translate Page      
    Felicity Fenton’s new chapbook from Future Tense playfully interrogates social media addiction. by Joshua James Amberson

    “As a child plotting my future adulthood, I couldn’t imagine becoming someone who ogled the glow of screens and sweat-clenched the square edges of devices,” writes Felicity Fenton in her new chapbook, User Not Found. “Not once did I believe I would partake in an incessant perusal of digital walls, skimming notes and pictures from others about their physical and emotional whereabouts, or that I would send others notes and pictures about mine.” This idea is what the chapbook’s single, long-form lyric essay hinges on: Though most people have accepted our collective social-media addiction, it isn’t what any of us dreamed our lives would look like.

    If User Not Found had a firm timeline or a narrator with clear goals, it would likely feel like a gimmick-fueled memoir about the difficulties of quitting social media. But as a lyric essay, where Fenton lets personal experience and imagined scenarios mix with abandon, it becomes a joyride. It’s a think-piece on our preoccupation with screens. The conclusions are pragmatic, but they’re found through fun and playful prose.

    While the chapbook looks at the large-scale ways our obsession is silly or sad, it’s a personal journey more than a cultural critique. Fenton isn’t trying to create the ultimate social-media analysis. She simply wants to snap herself out of casual acceptance and hopefully, in the process, snap others out of it too—if only for a moment.

    “I feel sorry for all users and long to free them from the walls,” she writes. “Let’s eat pie, I think. Let’s stare at the back of each other’s hands. Let’s talk about the weather. Let’s make out. I want to smell you! I look outside. Orange with thwacks of blue. It’s easy to put my shoes on, to open the door.”

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              Lisa Kron’s In the Wake: A Little Too Self-Congratulatory for Our Tastes      Cache   Translate Page      
    Lisa Kron’s In the Wake—about the George W. Bush years and the year 2000—flirts with self-examination, lands on self-congratulation. by Thomas Ross

    Ellen—the protagonist of In the Wake, Lisa Kron’s play about the early ’00s and the accompanying George W. Bush presidency—is a common type of white idealist American. Righteous free spirit, not-for-profiteer, writer, and believer in art and American democracy, Ellen lives in New York among her makeshift family: Danny, the man she loves but won’t marry; Danny’s sister Kayla and her wife, Laurie, a chef at a restaurant near the World Trade Center; an older friend, Judy, who spends most of her life working in refugee camps; and Judy’s niece Tessa, a conservative southern teenager who is the only non-white character (“mixed,” not “Black,” as she points out to Ellen when Ellen, of course, whitesplains race relations).

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    Ellen (Beth Thompson) is insufferable. To some extent, it’s by design: The play wants to know why we are so surprised by our own failings, both as individuals and as a nation, and that’s what Ellen wants, too. See, Ellen falls wildly in love with a woman, Amy (Jamie M. Rea), complicating her relationship with Danny (an affable Chris Murray). Thompson is at her compelling best when Ellen is faced with the painful prospect of losing either relationship. Unfortunately, the actress is given less to work with in the play’s other soliloquies, which propose questions like “How are you supposed to see your own blind spots?”

    By the time Judy (Jane Bement Geesman) finally does what we’ve wanted to do for two hours and slaps Ellen with a speech about the unspoken privilege of American exceptionalism, we’re ready to make Geesman the lead. (And she would deserve it: Judy’s gruff standoffishness is stretched broad enough to see the fragility and fear it covers.) When Ellen asks her, “How much farther do I have to fall?” Judy answers, “That’s a question of someone who never considered that they might fall.”

    Ellen’s flaw is her assumption that she, by virtue of never having questioned her own goodness, is capable of perfect empathy. She believes she knows exactly what Danny wants, exactly what Laurie (played by a genuinely funny Alissa Jessup) felt on 9/11. Unfortunately, empathy offers nothing to a person who needs sympathy.

    Yet the play doesn’t care if she learns that lesson. Ellen’s character arc amounts to “checking her privilege,” and it’s hard to call that heroic. The play ends with Ellen literally transcending an imagined boundary on the stage, into yet another spotlight of self-congratulation that no other character need enter.

    Josh Hecht, in his director’s note, laments that he’s often told he’s “preaching to the choir.” And truly, theater audiences in Portland are full of old rich liberals, young drama students, or jaded—and, in my case, white—critics. “The choir,” he says, “needs more convincing than we like to think.”

    The big lie of In the Wake is the one it tells itself: that it is possible for us dispassionately map our blind spots. But you can’t see yourself from the outside any more than you can experience someone else’s life. When the hubris of self-examination is not itself examined, nothing meaningful results from it.

    To preach—to, alone at the pulpit, claim to offer salvation—is not an honest act for an artist. But neither is singing a rangy, indulgent solo to the choir, no matter how enjoyable its individual notes.

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              Savage Love      Cache   Translate Page      
    Cringe and Purge by Dan Savage

    I’m a 59-year-old man in good health. For basically my whole adult life, I’ve had this problem during intercourse with a woman of (1) being very quick to come and (2) having a too intense “cringey” sensation when I come. This has led to often going soft at the prospect of intercourse. This too-intense feeling makes me stop moving when I come, which is not satisfying at all. It doesn’t happen with hand jobs or oral sex—they feel fine and good. Is this a known phenomenon? And, most importantly, what can I do to get to a point where I can enjoy intercourse? This seriously messes up my enjoyment of sex and my confidence with women. One time, and only one time (out of many with a particular girlfriend), I had intercourse and it felt fine when I came, still thrusting, so I know it’s possible. I have been practicing with a Fleshlight, but it’s still painfully “cringey” when I come. It is not fun and rather depressing.

    He Always Really Dreads Penetration And Regrets This

    I shared your letter with Dr. Ashley Winter, a urologist in private practice in Portland, Oregon, and the cohost of The Full Release, a sex, health, and relationship podcast. Dr. Winter wanted to note that her comments are a general discussion of a medical topic and NOT individual medical advice. She wanted me to emphasize this point—which she also emphasizes at the top of her terrific podcast—because Dr. Winter is a responsible doctor and not a card-carrying member of the Amalgamated Advice Columnists of America. (Membership in the AACA entitles advice columnists to say pretty much whatever they want.)

    “There are three issues at play here,” said Dr. Winter. “First, the pain or ‘cringey’ sensation only associated with vaginal and Fleshlight penetration. Second, being too quick to come. And third, erectile dysfunction. HARDPART insightfully suggests his ED may be related to his performance anxiety as well as anticipated pain, and I would agree with this. I would add that his quick ejaculation is most likely also caused by a mix of ED and pain—the body adapts to pain and erection loss by letting the swimmers off the hook early.”

    But why do you experience this pain only during penetrative sex? What is it about PIV (penis in vagina) or PIF (penis in Fleshlight) that causes those painfully cringey feelings?

    “If he thrusts more during these activities than he does during oral or hand stimulation, I would expect that either pelvic floor muscle dysfunction or a nerve issue related to the lower spine could be causing the flairs,” said Dr. Winter. “If he were my patient, I would want to know if he has less pain when his partner is on top, which would mean his pelvis is moving less. Also, does he have chronic low back pain? Bowel or bladder issues?”

    Dr. Winter and I continued to generally discuss the medical topics raised by your question, HARDPART, and we generally discussed—this is not, again, individual medical advice, but a general discussion— two things someone with your particular issue might want to think about doing. First, a guy with your problem could try taking Viagra—or a related drug—while also using a penis numbing spray. And a guy with your problem should also have his pelvic floor checked out. A urologist can help a guy with a problem like yours determine if there’s something wrong with the complex web of muscles and nerves that crowd together around your junk and, if it is a pelvic floor issue, refer him to a pelvic floor physical therapist.

    Finally, a suggestion from me, the person with the AACA card: A guy with a problem like yours—a guy whose dick works a certain way and has worked that way for decades—could save himself the hassle of physical therapy and the side effects of Viagra by accepting his dick and the way his dick works. There are women out there who prefer oral and outercourse to PIV, HARDPART, and you could bed those women with confidence.

    Follow Dr. Ashley Winter on Twitter @AshleyGWinter, and check out The Full Release podcast, which she cohosts with comedian Mo Mandel, at thefullreleasepod.com.


    I’m a mostly straight guy in my 40s and I’m married to a woman. I don’t know if it’s a midlife crisis or what, but I’ve decided that I want to get fucked in the ass once in my life. I will be visiting Hamburg soon, and it’s my understanding that sex work is legal in Germany. I want your help sorting out the legal, ethical, and practical issues.

    1. Legal issue. Paying for sex in Germany is legal, right? But even if sex work is legal, that doesn’t mean every sex worker is doing it voluntarily. I prefer people closer to my own age, and I imagine a 40-year-old sex worker is less likely to be exploited, right? What else can I do to ensure that I’m not with a trafficked individual?

    2. Ethical issue. After many years and many near-divorce situations, my wife and I have adopted a more tolerant (or more apathetic) posture toward each other. She has on several occasions told me that she doesn’t care who I fuck. While I haven’t acted on it, she has said it often enough that I believe her. We’ve talked about an open relationship, but she wasn’t enthusiastic. My best guess is that she doesn’t want to know if I do anything “gay,” while also not wanting me to form any emotional attachments. Do I ask her again if she really doesn’t care who I fuck? Or do her previous statements suffice?

    3. Practical issues. Is a condom enough protection? How do I avoid things like herpes and crabs? Other than emptying ye olde bowels, what other steps should I take before asking a male German escort to fuck me in the ass? And how do I ask? Google Translate suggests “Fick mich in den Arsch,” which is an unappealing thing to say. Maybe there’s something sexier?

    Legal, Ethical, And Practical

    1. Sex work is, indeed, legal in Germany. You can minimize your chances of hiring someone who may not be doing sex work of their own free will by avoiding agencies and finding yourself an independent escort. But seeing as how you’re looking to hire a male in his 40s, LEAP, your odds of hiring someone doing sex work under duress are very, very low.

    2. The wife who lovingly and apathetically tolerates your soon-to-be-fucked ass has already told you—and told you more than once—that she doesn’t care who you fuck. She also doesn’t want to know if you fuck someone else. Asking if she meant it immediately before flying off to Hamburg—double-checking to make sure she really doesn’t care who you fuck—would basically mean telling her you know you’re going to fuck someone else in Hamburg (and fuck them all “gay” and shit), and she’s already told you she doesn’t want to know. Taking her at her word, i.e., allowing her previous statements to suffice, is the right thing to do.

    3. A condom offers highly effective protection from HIV, gonorrhea, syphilis, and chlamydia. For added protection, LEAP, ask your doctor about getting on PrEP, aka Truvada, before your trip. It’s a daily pill that, once built up to full strength (roughly a week), provides highly effective protection against HIV infection. While condoms do provide some protection against herpes, neither condoms nor PrEP will save you from crabs. To make sure your one-and-only ass fucking goes well, empty ye olde bowels and then douche ye olde rectum. Since most German escorts, like most German everybodies, speak English, LEAP, there is no need for an English-to-German dictionary. Just say, “Fuck my ass, please.”

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              It Depends      Cache   Translate Page      
    "Sometimes, urges to take a dump come out of nowhere." by Anonymous

    Early Sunday morning, during my 40-minute bus ride, I knew my stomachache was going to be problematic. These things happen. Sometimes, urges to take a dump come out of nowhere. After getting off the bus and starting my 20-minute walk home, I told myself, “I can make it. I’m a grown adult.” Five minutes later, I told myself, “I’m not going to make it. Should I go in the corner of someone’s yard? Where was that abandoned house at?” I passed the abandoned house and kept walking. I wasn’t going to shit in someone’s yard, either. I’m a grown adult. So I did what any grown adult would do: I pooped my pants. I was glad it was the morning and that no one was around. Everything was better after a shower and laundry. There was some shit on my shoes, but there’s always shit on shoes. I guess Depends aren’t only for old people, but for middle-aged men too.—Anonymous

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              Hall Monitor: Take Two      Cache   Translate Page      
    Will the city's second swing at citizen-led police oversight be any different from its first attempt? by Alex Zielinski

    The last time Portland officials created a committee to improve police interactions with the public, it blew up it their face.

    It wasn't entirely the city's fault. Portland was ordered to assemble a Community Oversight Advisory Board, or COAB, by a federal judge as part of the city's 2014 settlement agreement with the US Department of Justice (DOJ). That agreement, meant to improve the way Portland police use force against the mentally ill, calls for a number of reforms within the Portland Police Bureau (PPB), along with the creation of COAB to oversee those reforms and suggest ways the PPB could improve community-police relations.

    But COAB seemed doomed from the start. Meetings would regularly devolve into tense arguments between police-reform activists and officers, both of which were represented on the board. Members, city officials, and DOJ lawyers gradually stopped attending meetings. In 2016, then-mayor Charlie Hales killed the program, largely ignoring COAB's 50 recommendations. The community wasn't happy. The feds weren't happy.

    Two years later, Mayor Ted Wheeler unveiled the Portland Committee on Community-Engaged Policing (or PCCEP, pronounced pee-sep), a second attempt at the court-mandated board.

    Like COAB, PCCEP is tasked with making recommendations on how PPB can improve police interactions. Police accountability advocates are understandably cautious to embrace the new coalition, which met for the first time in November. As the city takes a second swing at citizen-led oversight, the question remains: Will this group be any different from the divisive COAB?

    I turned to Nicole Grant, Wheeler's senior policy advisor and PCCEP mastermind, for answers. Grant joined the Hales administration just in time to watch COAB fizzle out, giving her the necessary perspective to make PCCEP stick. (She hopes.)

    "I think the biggest difference is the city's buy-in," Grant says. City commissioners steered clear of COAB's work, not wanting to get tangled up in its disorder. This time around, commissioners were required to advise Wheeler on his selection of PCCEP members and seem hopeful for its success.

    “I do not think the city did its job in protecting [COAB members] and investing in them and their work,” Grant says. “Because of that, PCCEP is operating at a deficit of trust. That's something we have to live with.”

    One of the community's biggest gripes about COAB was that its meetings were led by a Chicago-based contractor hired by the city. "Why would an out-of-state [group] supervise a body that's supposed to be community-driven?" says Grant. "It just didn't make sense."

    With PCCEP, meetings will be led by local facilitator Brad Taylor, who has a history of training city bureaus on conflict resolution.

    And while COAB was expected to deliver suggestions to the city and DOJ within a year, PCCEP has no cutoff date. There's no reason it couldn't become a permanent committee, Grant says.

    “For PCCEP, the settlement agreement is the floor. It’s where we begin,” she says. “Whereas with the COAB, it was the ceiling.”

    Unlike COAB, there are no members of law enforcement that sit on PCCEP. That's intentional: Grant sees the mandated semi-annual meetings between PCCEP and PPB as a more productive and less combative way to share community feedback with officers.

    Yet there's no certainty of the committee's outcome. A PCCEP member recently asked Grant if PPB and the city will actually listen to the group's suggestions.

    "I admitted to her, it's hard. It's not as simple as saying 'Here's a recommendation,' and [PPB] responds with 'Okay!'" Grant says. "It's a constant struggle and it takes time. It's absolutely a long game."

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              Despite State Intervention, Oregon’s Unvaccinated Rates Keep Climbing      Cache   Translate Page      
    by Blair Stenvick

    When Nadine Gartner was pregnant with her daughter six years ago, she was surprised by the number of Portlanders who refused to give their kids early childhood vaccines.

    “So many smart, educated parents in my social circles weren’t vaccinating their kids,” said Gartner, who at the time worked as a class-action lawyer. “I thought, these are my peers, these are really smart people. There must be something to this.”

    Gartner was alarmed by the amount of seemingly authoritative information available online about vaccines: that they caused autism and neurological disorders; that children were given more vaccines than their immune systems could handle; that vaccines contained toxins.

    So she met with her pediatrician.

    “He very quickly was able to debunk our fears, and assure us that vaccines were safe and effective,” Gartner said.

    But not all parents in Oregon are convinced that vaccines are safe. And despite recent attempts by the state legislature to educate those parents, the number of unvaccinated kids in Oregon continues to rise.

    Over the last decade, a growing faction of people have become convinced that vaccinating children is dangerous, despite scientific evidence that overwhelmingly proves vaccines are both safe and one of the best measures for protecting public health.

    Vaccines don’t only protect the people who receive them from getting sick; they also help build “herd immunity,” a community’s overall resistance to disease. When more people in a community are vaccinated, an outbreak is far less likely. A fully vaccinated community also helps protect individuals who genuinely shouldn’t receive vaccines—like infants, the elderly, and those with weakened immune systems.


    “This is part of a wave of anti-science attitudes in the country, and even the state.”


    In Oregon, where both libertarians and natural lifestyle devotees abound, the anti-vaccination mindset is particularly strong. At 7.5 percent, Oregon currently has the highest percent of kindergartners in the country whose guardians claim exemptions for vaccinations on philosophical or religious grounds. That’s a full percentage point higher than what Oregon recorded in 2017—and the figure has risen steadily since the early 2000s.

    “There’s an extraordinary amount of information, much of it wrong, some of it right, on the internet,” says State Representative Mitch Greenlick, who chairs the health committee in the Oregon House of Representatives. “This is part of a wave of anti-science attitudes in the country, and even the state.”

    Oregon parents are generally required to have their kindergartners vaccinated against diphtheria, measles, mumps, rubella, polio, chickenpox, Hepatitis A and B, and tetanus. But there are exemptions for kids who have medical conditions that would make vaccines dangerous—and for kids whose parents cite religious or philosophical objections to vaccines.

    In 2013, Oregon passed a law requiring that parents who claim non-medical vaccine exemptions must either watch an hour-long online video about vaccines produced by the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) or discuss vaccines with a medical professional. But the law has failed to make a meaningful impact on vaccination rates: While Oregon’s rate dropped in 2015 from 7 percent to 5.8 percent, it climbed steadily to 7.5 percent between 2015 and 2018, making the exemption rate higher than before the law went into effect.

    The OHA aims to have 95 percent of all Oregon students in kindergarten through 12th grade vaccinated to prevent disease outbreaks. In Multnomah County, only 92 percent of K-12 students are vaccinated.

    And some individual Multnomah County schools fall well below that rate. At Sunnyside Environmental K-12, for example, only 78 percent of students are fully vaccinated, making it one of the “most vulnerable” schools in OHA’s registry.

    It’s unclear if further legislation mandating vaccines would be effective—or politically feasible. In 2015, Oregon Senator Elizabeth Steiner Hayward attempted to pass a bill that would have gotten rid of nonmedical vaccine exemptions, but dropped it after receiving pushback from fellow lawmakers and constituents. (Steiner Hayward declined an interview with the Mercury for this story; according to her staff, she is not speaking on the record about vaccines at this time.)

    Nadine Gartner, who now runs a vaccine education nonprofit called Boost Oregon, said she’s heard lawmakers in Salem refer to vaccines as “more contentious than abortion or guns.”

    Representative Greenlick told the Mercury that to his knowledge, there is no vaccine exemption related legislation on the docket for 2019. And even if Oregon did manage to do away with nonmedical exemptions, the relatively small number of doctors sympathetic to the anti-vaccine cause could start signing off on medical exemptions. That’s what happened in California after the state abolished philosophical objections in 2015.

    “As a lawyer, I know that laws can change behavior,” said Gartner. “But I’m not convinced that changing the law is going to have the impact that folks may want.”


    “I’m not convinced that changing the law is going to have the impact that folks may want.”­


    Washington State has requirements for nonmedical exemptions that are similar to Oregon’s. But in Washington, parents don’t have the option to watch a video; they must speak with a medical professional. According to the OHA, a whopping 94 percent of Oregon parents claiming medical exemption in 2018 chose to watch the video rather than speak directly with a doctor.

    Washington’s vaccine exemption rate has dropped in recent years, even as Oregon’s has grown.

    “If someone feels uncomfortable about vaccines, I don’t know how a one-hour online tutorial is going to change that,” said Gartner.

    Boost Oregon organizes two-hour pro-vaccine parent workshops that are facilitated by medical professionals—both traditional physicians and naturopaths, whom Gartner said can help bridge the gap for parents who are skeptical of mainstream medicine.

    In a political climate where additional vaccination legislation seems unlikely, education efforts like Gartner’s might be the best bet for reducing the vaccine exemption rate.

    But without a mandate to attend such workshops or speak with a physician, it’s almost certain Oregon will still have pockets of strong anti-vaccine sentiment. As Greenlick notes, Oregon’s overall vaccine exemption rate could drop—but if individual counties and schools continue to lag behind state averages, those communities will face the danger of a disease outbreak.

    “Even if a relatively small proportion of kids aren’t covered,” said Greenlick, “it’s going to leave some pretty specific danger sites.”

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              A Growing Divide in City Hall Threatens Police Oversight      Cache   Translate Page      
    by Alex Zielinski

    Portland’s citizen-led police oversight board has some concerns.

    In October, the city’s Citizen Review Committee (CRC)—an 11-member board of volunteers tasked with reviewing police conduct—wrapped up their six-year investigation into when and how Portland police officers use violence against members of the public.

    The CRC condensed their findings into an eight-page report that not only raised concerns about inconsistent use-of-force training across the Portland Police Bureau (PPB) but suggested policy tweaks to fix the problem.

    For committee members, the report was a significant accomplishment: years of plodding meetings with wary officers, long nights navigating through legalese, and tedious policy dissections had all paid off.

    One of the CRC’s many duties is to make policy recommendations to both city council and the chief of police in order “to prevent and rectify patterns of problems.” The group had already shared their policy recommendations with former PPB chief Mike Marshman, whose feedback was included in the October report, and were patiently waiting to get the finished product before city commissioners.

    “We were excited to go to city council to say, ‘Look what we’ve achieved! We did something! It’s worth it for us to be here!’” says CRC Chair Kristin Malone.

    But the committee’s council liaison, City Auditor Mary Hull Caballero, didn’t share that enthusiasm. In a short email to CRC members, Hull Caballero wrote that she wouldn’t be putting their report on the city council’s agenda.

    Malone and her fellow committee members were stunned.

    “It had never occurred to us she would stand in the way of a CRC report,” says Malone.

    Hull Caballero’s decision speaks to a growing divide between the CRC, the city’s police advisory board, and Hull Caballero, its appointed advocate in city hall.


    “This level of disconnect is unusual. But what’s worse: It’s saying the community’s voice isn’t important. That their input on policing isn’t valued."


    Hull Caballero, the only elected official in city hall who doesn’t sit on city council, isn’t the first auditor to distance herself from the CRC, a group whose mere existence offends Portland’s domineering police union, the Portland Police Association (PPA). It’s uncommon for a city auditor, who usually deals in research and analysis, to be so connected to police accountability work—but it’s the way Portland’s chosen to organize its policy oversight.

    The frayed relationship between the auditor and the CRC not only threatens to keep critical policy improvements off city council’s radar, but also discourages those committed to improving Portland’s imperfect police bureau.

    “This level of disconnect is unusual,” said Dan Handelman of Portland Copwatch. “But what’s worse: It’s saying the community’s voice isn’t important. That their input on policing isn’t valued.”

    For Malone, the tension between the CRC and auditor’s office began two years ago, when Hull Caballero announced she’d no longer be meeting with CRC members unless it was during a public meeting. Hull Caballero has only attended one of the CRC’s monthly meetings since then, aside from a brief visit to hand out certificates of appreciation. The group has repeatedly asked for her presence to give feedback on policy recommendations, but she’s declined.

    Lately, CRC members have only been able to learn what Hull Caballero thinks of their work by speaking with members of the Independent Police Review, the city office that sets the CRC’s agendas, or from members of city council, who, unlike the auditor, regularly meet with the group.

    “I can’t help but ask myself, ‘Do we have the auditor’s support? Does she even want this group to exist?’” says Malone. “If we’re doing something wrong, I just want to know.”


    “I wish people would understand how hostile this feels for volunteers.”


    At November’s CRC meeting, held one floor below Hull Caballero’s office in City Hall, Malone announced she was considering stepping down as chair and leaving the CRC.

    “I wish people would understand how hostile this feels for volunteers,” she tells the Mercury.

    CRC members wear many hats. When the group isn’t researching PPB policies, it acts as a board of appeals for members of the public who report police misconduct, which can encompass everything from claims of retaliatory arrests to officer rudeness. The CRC is also responsible for reaching out to community groups to gather feedback on PPB’s work. The volunteer gig takes up an average of eight hours a week.

    While the policy advisory piece of their work is generally the most drawn-out and least noticed, it’s often the most impactful. After presenting their use-of-force recommendations to Chief Marshman in 2017, the former PPB head amended the bureau’s Use of Force Directive to include officer protocol around de-escalation tactics.

    In an email to the Mercury, Hull Caballero wrote that because of these changes, she was “unclear what value would be added” by CRC presenting the Use of Force report to the council. In her eyes, it seems, the policy problems have already been solved.

    But policy changes don’t always stick. As Handelman pointed out at a recent CRC meeting, de-escalation policies haven’t necessarily been reflected in recent fatal police shootings. That’s why getting the CRC’s report in front of city commissioners—especially Mayor Ted Wheeler, who currently serves as the police commissioner—was important.

    “I think the city council should hear a deadly force report, especially in this climate,” Handelman said.

    City council seems to agree.

    At a November council meeting, commissioners unanimously voted to appoint a new member to the CRC. Before casting her vote, Commissioner Amanda Fritz noted her concerns over not regularly hearing the committee’s recommendations.

    “We continue to have a problem with public trust in our police, and the CRC has to be a central part of that,” Fritz said. “We have to get the reports back to the council in a timely manner.”


    “Auditors are a special type of person. They aren’t like regular politicians. Maybe police oversight is not a good fit?”


    Since entering the office in 2015, Hull Caballero has pushed to better define her role in city hall. In 2017, she championed a city charter amendment—approved by city council and voters—to safeguard her independence from Portland City Council, the body in charge of the bureaus she audits. Earlier this year, Hull Caballero refused to house the city’s campaign finance program in her office, citing her lack of faith in the program’s efficacy.

    She now appears to be backing away from her involvement with the CRC. For longtime city watchdogs, it’s a familiar pattern.

    “The CRC has become an area of discomfort for the past three auditors,” said Debbie Aiona of Portland’s League of Women’s Voters (LWV). Aiona said Hull Caballero stopped taking meetings with the LWV after the group disagreed with a position she took.

    “Auditors are a special type of person,” Aiona says. “They aren’t like regular politicians. Maybe police oversight is not a good fit?”

    Unlike her fellow elected officials, Hull Caballero strategically distances herself from politics and policy-making—especially the kind that may ruffle feathers, like those involving police reform. Members of the PPA have opposed the CRC since the establishment of the committee in 2001, accusing its members of anti-police bias. For Hull Caballero, supporting a CRC directive would all but guarantee a heated meeting with PPA’s top brass—exactly the kind of political tension an auditor works hard to steer clear of.

    But Portlanders recently elected a new city commissioner who’s eager to shake up the police bureau’s status quo. Incoming commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty campaigned on a platform of police reform, which included plans to audit the entire police bureau. Malone is hopeful that Hardesty will be able to rework Portland’s current police oversight system, but for now, all she’s certain of is that things have to change.

    To underscore that certainty, Malone recalled a 2014 conversation she had with police reform advocate Teressa Raiford, shortly after Malone joined the CRC.

    “She told me the CRC is a dead end... that it’s unable to make any real change,” Malone says. “At the time, I didn’t believe it entirely. But now, I’m thinking maybe she’s right.”

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              TONIGHT! It's the I, Anonymous Show—Get Ready for LAFFS!      Cache   Translate Page      
    by Wm. Steven Humphrey
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    If you love to laugh, have we got the show for you! It's the monthly I, Anonymous Show, featuring YOUR secret rants and confessions posted to the Mercury's I, Anonymous blog! Hosted by the hilarious and winsome Kate Murphy (a 2018 Undisputable Genius of Comedy), the weirdest and most shocking I, Anonymous submissions are read aloud and then dissected with surgical precision by a panel of local (and sometimes national) comedians. And this month's panel is a sure-fire winner, headlined by the gut-busting talents of Neeraj Srinivasan, Shain Brenden, and Dylan Jenkins!

    Could one of YOUR I, Anonymous submissions be read aloud this month? Find out at the December edition of the I, Anonymous Show, TONIGHT Wednesday, December 5 at Curious Comedy Theater at 7:30 pm. GET YOUR TICKETS NOW AND HERE BEFORE THEY SELL OUT!

    Want to try before you buy? Then listen to past episodes (including two brand new ones) for FREE with the I, Anonymous Podcast available right now on iTunes!

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              After OLCC Inspections, 41 Oregon Cannabis Growers Face Losing Their License      Cache   Translate Page      
    by Josh Jardine
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    Operation Good Harvest—AKA "I Like To Watch"—has concluded, a first-time undertaking which sent OLCC inspectors onto the outdoor farms of recreational cannabis producers across the state to inspect, verify, and validate that growers were in full compliance. How did it go? Mmm... not so great.

    Marijuana Business daily summed it all up nicely, reporting that the OLCC sent out their bevy of stem-troopers between September and November to investigate 354 growers, or 56 percent of Oregon's 628 outdoor and mixed-use recreational cannabis producers. Much like my mother reviewing my scholastic reports, the OLCC was both mad and very, very disappointed, knowing that the growers could have done better, and promising some serious penalties if things don't turn around pretty darn quickly.

    The OLCC took it upon themselves to start the operation after determining that harvest time was a prime "opportunity for diversion."

    Of those 354 growers, MJBizdaily reports: "95 licensees—27 percent—were found to have discrepancies or shortcomings in their harvest activities, and 41 face possible revocation of their cultivation licenses." Ruh roh.

    The growers who were cited often had multiple compliance issues, which MJBizDaily lists as:

    • Problems with cameras and surveillance coverage.
    • Data in the state’s cannabis tracking system – Metrc – not matching the plants or product discovered on the licensed premises.
    • Marijuana plants not tagged and entered into Metrc.
    • Failure to provide the OLCC with harvest notification information, including unrecorded harvests.
    • Making unapproved alterations to licensed premises.
    • Security and alarm issues.
    By region, OLCC found that Bend's 11 inspections revealed that a mere 55 percent of growers were in regulatory compliance; Medford (which has the highest number of outdoor operations in the state) had 74 percent compliance, which was the state average; and Salem had the highest rate of compliance at 83 percent, with just one license holder at risk of revocation.

    Overproduction remains a serious issue in Oregon, which has led the price of wholesale cannabis dropping up to 50 percent. Revoking 41 production licenses would both send a strong message to other producers, and also serve to reduce the overall production levels, albeit probably not by enough to substantially impact wholesale prices. In June, the state temporarily stopped taking new recreational grower license applications as a way to address overproduction and diversion.

    As of now, the OLCC has not publicly announced what the planned penalties are for those 41 producers in violation.

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              Good Morning, News: Flynn Gives "Substantial" Help to Mueller, GOP Corruption Runs Deep in Wisconsin and North Carolina      Cache   Translate Page      
    by Wm. Steven Humphrey

    Stay up to date on Portland news and politics. Looking for fun? Here are the best Things to Do in Portland today.

    Just trying to be helpful!
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    GOOD MORNING, PORTLAND! And even though we both fly, we give each other space and not the evil eye. LET'S GO TO PRESS.

    Special Counsel Robert Mueller has suggested no jail time for Trump co-conspirator and former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn for the "substantial" help he's given in no less than THREE investigations. The details of these investigations were heavily redacted, but this is verrrrrrry terrible news for the most corrupt president in history.


    Following a CIA briefing, a bipartisan group of senators—including sniveling Trump lackey Lindsey Graham—are now convinced that the Saudi prince (who continues to be protected by the president) ordered the gruesome murder of journalist/dissident Jamal Khashoggi.

    Just in case you need further proof of the overwhelming political corruption of Republicans, the Wisconsin GOP passed a series of bills that will limit the power of the incoming Democratic governor—and people are rightly PISSED.

    Speaking of even MORE Republican corruption: Read this story about how news outlets have been tracking down the Republicans responsible for North Carolina's outrageous election fraud.

    The funeral of former President George H.W. Bush will happen today at Washington National Cathedral. (Trump, meanwhile, traveled in a stretch limo with an eight car motorcade to meet the grieving family. The trip was a total of 250 yards.)


    Because he has no idea how the internet works, Trump sycophant Rudy Giuliani was the recipient of a very sweet burn from an Arizona web developer.

    The garbage dump that is Facebook, just keeps getting garbage-ier: According to British lawmakers, the social media giant has been selectively offering preferred advertisers access to valuable user data. BOOOO!! Why don't you hate these people more than you do?

    PETA has asked the world to stop using "anti-animal" phrases like "killing two birds with one stone," and the internet responded with, "Please shut up, you're fucking annoying us to death."

    IN LOCAL NEWS: A "decorative panel" about the size of a car's bumper fell off the OHSU aerial tram and hit a young woman in the head who, miraculously, escaped with only a bump and a scratch.

    It looks like the city of Portland is ready to approve a new unit of unarmed police officers that will respond to low-level crimes.

    Oh, and as it turns out, the super gross white nationalist Proud Boys group has not been designated as an extremist group by the FBI (according to the FBI). They are still super gross.

    Remember the PSU student who was found unconscious next to Amtrak railroad tracks in California a few months ago, and was a suspected victim of a hate crime? While Amtrak claimed it was a suicide attempt, the young man says otherwise.

    Now let's examine the WEATHER: Looks like another cool, clear, sunny day with a high of 47.

    And finally, oh, apparently I've been using a can opener wrong for... (checks watch)... MY ENTIRE LIFE.

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    by Anonymous

    Oh cool, we're shutting down the fucking post office today because Bush the First died.
    What the actual fucking fuck you motherfucking fuckers? Do you jackasses realize how much this fucks with people's lives? I don't mean people not getting their consumer garbage from Bezos, I mean those of us who are, say, waiting for checks in the mail? Who really needed those checks yesterday? Who are waiting for contracts, legal documents or other time-sensitive official communications? Is everything else in our lives going to somehow pause for a day?

    No, no it won't. Fuck you.

    PS: this virtue signaling also costs taxpayers bigly, not that that's something you'd care about.

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    A quote by late author & news columnist Christopher Hitchens during his interview with retired minister of Portland’s First Unitarian Church Marilyn Sewell. This was published in the Portland Monthly Magazine in January 2010. Here are two links to the interview transcript: http://www.wanliss.com/2012/10/christopher-hitchens-interviewed-by-marilyn-sewell/ https://www.pdxmonthly.com/articles/2009/12/11/religion-god-0110 . . . . #christopherhitchens #atheist #atheism #richarddawkins #samharris #truth #nihilism #religion #faith #love #heathen #pray #atheistrollcall #atheistpics #godless #goodwithoutgod #jehovahwitnesses #science #instagood #death #consciousness #youtube #emoji #metaphysical #islam #podcast #contentcreator #freedomthinkers #you #picoftheday
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    Na TERÇA – EXTRA - (04/12) o filme proposto será "SEM RASTRO” (Drama) às 20:30hTempo Aprox. 109 min.
    Sem Rastros : Poster

    Sinopse

    Will (Ben Foster) e sua filha adolescente, Tom (Thomasin McKenzie), viveram felizes e indetectados pelas autoridades durante anos em uma vasta reserva na fronteira de Portland, nos EUA. Após um encontro inesperado, eles são retirados do acampamento e colocados sob a responsabilidade do serviço social. Will e Tom tentam retornar ao mundo selvagem enquanto são forçados a lidar com desejos conflitantes.
    Depois de oito anos e arrebatar vários prêmios pelo “Inverno da Alma”, Debra Granik (diretora) esta de volta e trata com muita sensibilidade da relação entre pai e filha e de "outsiders", pessoas que estão à margem da sociedade ou do sonho americano. Um drama intenso que possui alguns elementos de um outro grande sucesso recente “Capitão Fantástico”, mas aqui os personagens são explorados de forma mais intensa e profunda.
    O filme participou da seleção oficial de Sundance 2018 e da Quinzena dos Realizadores de Cannes 2018 e é um sucesso absoluto de crítica (tem 100% de aprovação entre 186 críticos profissionais compilados no Tomatômatro).

    Assista ao trailer clicando no vídeo a abaixo:

    Na QUARTA – EXTRA - (05/12) o filme proposto será "A FREIRA” (Sobrenatural/Suspense) às 20:30h Tempo Aprox. 93 min.
    A Freira : Poster