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Go back in time

Last weekend was Pride weekend here in Portland, and though rain made its own appearances occasionally, it didn't stop hundreds — even thousands — of people from, well, coming out and celebrating.
Gay and lesbian Mainers revisit the last 25 years

The Final Season

Sean Astin’s latest starring role finds him aiming to hit the emotional high he achieved in 1993’s Rudy .
Unintentional sports comedy
By BRETT MICHEL  |  October 17, 2007

Bull market

Jeff Lewis is real, baby.
Flipping Out  on Bravo, plus Celebrity Bull Riding Challenge and Meerkat Manor
By JAMES PARKER  |  September 04, 2007

Hot beast

Here are six possibilities, with the odds of their ascension.
Penguins are so 2006. What animal will capture the public’s imagination in 2007?
By RYAN STEWART  |  December 21, 2006

Pity the fools

I would have begun this column by declaring that it’s impossible not to like Mr. T — his meaty good cheer, his pantomime gruffness — were it not that my wife seems to find it quite easy.
Mr. T and Ice-T get real  
By JAMES PARKER  |  November 14, 2006

Ready to rumble!

Rather depressing, one imagines, to catch a spinning backfist to the head, particularly when it’s the very thing you’ve been determined to avoid since the last time you caught a spinning backfist to the head.
Mixing it up with Ultimate Fighter 4 , the Cowboys cheerleaders, and the ’kats
By JAMES PARKER  |  October 25, 2006


Apocalypse now and then

With Snakes on a Plane and World Trade Center opening on the same day, this summer won’t be offering the usual escapist fare.
Doom, damnation, and other summer fun
By PETER KEOUGH  |  May 03, 2006