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A survivalist Christmas

Everything you're about to read will be especially relevant if the world as we know it ends on December 21, as the Mayan calendar (supposedly) predicts. But even if the apocalypse doesn't rain down just before Christmas, it can't hurt to be prepared for
Gifts to ensure you live to see the New Year — and many more!
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  December 07, 2012

Hottled Waters to Avoid

From the Office of Nefarious Hydration
By DAVID KISH  |  June 15, 2012

Instant runoff

The city is considering a new stormwater fee that would help pay for improvements and maintenance to Portland's old and overburdened wastewater system and in doing so, keep raw sewage, industrial waste, pesticides, oil, and dog crap (some call it a "tox
Going Green
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  June 08, 2012

Review: Beach Rose Café

When a foodie friend (whose bedtime reading is cookbooks) recommended Beach Rose Café, I immediately took notice.
Simple delights in Wickford
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  March 16, 2012
Silent Souls 3

Review: Silent Souls

This is probably the only film we'll encounter about the Merja culture of West Central Russia, a Finno-Ugric tribe in which even the most modernized people pay allegiance to ancient customs.
Magic realism and Chekhovian melancholy
By GERALD PEARY  |  January 20, 2012
A Dolphin Tale shorttake

Review: A Dolphin Tale

Winter the dolphin gamely plays herself in this loose re-telling of her fight for survival after a crab trap mangles her tail.
Not much of a splash
By ALICIA POTTER  |  September 23, 2011

Sipping from the bottom up

This growing season, get rid of that watering can.
Going green
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  May 13, 2011

Review: Soul Surfer

What are Helen Hunt, Dennis Quaid, and Craig T. Nelson doing in this movie?
Cheese instead of heart
By ALEXANDRA CAVALLO  |  April 08, 2011

Josh Fox's refreshing, vital eco-doc Gasland

Recently shortlisted for next year's Best Documentary Feature Oscar, and screening at SPACE Gallery on December 16, Josh Fox's Gasland feels, in a way, like the first hipster environmental documentary.
Water on fire
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  December 10, 2010

World Toilet Day: The art of the flush

Most people sit on their toilets. Some people paint them — for a good cause.
Public Works Dept.
By ELIZABETH RAU  |  November 12, 2010

Save water, shell out more

Been trying to help save the Earth by conserving water? The Portland Water District will thank you by raising its rates on the water you...
By Jeff Inglis  |  March 02, 2010


Tapped out

The freedom to vacation before wrapping up vital work is just one perk of holding statewide office.
H-2 Woes Dept.
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  December 18, 2009


The final chapter in Deepa Mehta’s “elemental trilogy” has much to do with the cleansing substance of the title, the grand river Ganges and purity of spirit, yet at its core it’s a feminist anthem.
Feminist at its core
By TOM MEEK  |  May 10, 2006