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Short Take: Peace, Love and Misunderstanding

Review: Peace, Love & Misunderstanding

When her husband (Kyle MacLachlan) asks for a divorce, New York corporate lawyer Diane (Catherine Keener) takes her teenage children, brainy vegan Zoe (Elizabeth Olsen) and Werner Herzog-wannabe Jake (Nat Wolff), up to Woodstock to meet her estranged mo
Summer of free love
By ANN LEWINSON  |  June 08, 2012

Raising chickens within city limits

Six-year-old Fuchsia Harmon races around the soggy backyard rounding up the family's flock of chickens.
Backyard pets
By LEISCHEN STELTER  |  April 29, 2011

From farm to Thanksgiving table

I've never cooked a turkey for Thanksgiving. Sure, I've helped pack the bird with stuffing and paid my dues basting it throughout the day, but so far I've managed to avoid ultimate responsibility. Frankly, it's too much pressure. But at least I would ru
Talking turkey with a man who raises and kills them
By LEISCHEN STELTER  |  November 12, 2010

Review: Fresh

As a latecomer to the growing crop of food-industry exposés, Ana Sofia Joanes's even-handed documentary on the evils of factory farming doesn't live up to its title. Yet despite tilling familiar ground, its argument for sustainable alternatives intrigues
Really grows on you
By ALICIA POTTER  |  June 18, 2010
News of the strange: Gender confused chickens, old man sucker punches kids and more

News of the strange: Gender confused chickens, old man sucker punches kids and more

Scientists discovery mystery behind half-female, half-male chickenYes, the news here is actually NOT that there are half-female/half-male chickens running around and it's fairly common (one...
By Lisa Spinelli  |  March 12, 2010
Cute-overload alert: Cambridge, co-op's ducks in a row

Cute-overload alert: Cambridge, co-op's ducks in a row

 Last September, New Yorker staffwriter (and former Phoenix staffer) Susan Orlean laid out the case for keeping fresh poultry in the backyard: it's cheap, it's...
By Carly Carioli  |  February 09, 2010


Awaiting the Big Egg Drop

Like many people in Portland, my husband and I romanticized the idea of raising baby chicks after the city in February changed its "Ordinance for Keeping Domestic Fowl," which once outlawed domestic eggers.
Urban Chickens
By MELISSA FALCON  |  October 02, 2009
Burrito, chickens, Diskin and WTF

Burrito, chickens, Diskin and WTF

  The Info Burrito starts us off, into the Phone Query about chickens, followed by this ...
By Charlie  |  June 05, 2009
Egss, Ed, Coachella and WTF

Egss, Ed, Coachella and WTF

Henry and Ed get into over chicken eggs, we screen some Coachella entries, Fletcher and Ed...
By Charlie  |  April 02, 2009

Don't be chicken!

Stand up for urban chickens. Next week, on Wednesday, February 18, at its 7 pm meeting, the Portland...
By Jeff Inglis  |  February 17, 2009