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Phobia Here, Phobia There; Phobias Phobias Everywhere!
-Marissa Tomko I have coccinellidaephobia. It’s so bad, especially during the beautiful spring months. I’m so afraid. The reason I am skeptical to tell you what this phobia means is because looking at the word that coccinellidaephobia is associated … Continue reading
Popcorned: “Arrested Development” Developments
-Casey Klekas In less than a week the new season of Arrested Development will be on the nation’s Instant Queue. In case you haven’t been re-watching every episode like me, here’s where we left off: Michael, George Michael, and a … Continue reading
Restroom Responsibilities: A Social Contract
-Casey Klekas The public restroom is a beautiful thing. It is a very private affair, I think, to use the restroom. Yet, we’ve come to an agreement that we can all use these rooms for that very private use—the most … Continue reading
Tunneling for Truth
Relying heavily on a cane adorned with a silver dragon’s head, a hunched over Michael Jones leads a group of tourists through Portland’s “Chinatown” district. Jones, a historian, has spent his life trying to uncover the hidden past of Portland’s … Continue reading
BAM! ZAP! POW!
Mason Welsh speaks in archetypes. “This guy is kinda my Luke Skywalker character,” he says as he lays out a series of sketches on the floor of his home in Springfield, Oregon. In one frame, a character points a gun … Continue reading
Different Race; Same Love
When Brittany and Joey Horner got engaged four years ago, their friends and families were concerned. Joey was 20, about to move from Oregon to Montana and still searching for his place in the world. At 18, Brittany was about … Continue reading
Of Time and Toys
Produced by Ella Gummer Music, time, taxes, and death. These are the four absolutes in life, according to J. D. Olson, and they are all represented in his mystical land of antiques. Olson founded The Creative Clock and the Conger … Continue reading
As the band begins to play, a man with a red beret and a white, trimmed beard takes the stage. He grins to the audience before launching into his performance. His cigar and whiskey voice recites spoken word poetry as … Continue reading
Coffee, sweet nectar for the weary!
-Casey Klekas My morning ritual consists of drinking two glasses of water and three pots of coffee. That’s not true; sometimes I forget to drink any water. Regardless, I’ve picked up the nasty habit of buying a new coffee appliance … Continue reading