I don’t show my patriotic colors all that often, but I’ll never forget how furiously I defended Americans’ love of travel when my multi-national friend told me the statistic that only 30% of us have passports (today it is closer to 46%). At the time, I had just taken a fifteen-day Amtrak ride around the … More Life Is A Highway: Why Americans Don’t Need Passports To See The World
With the release of a new Star Wars movie it was inevitable that my closest friends and I would end up re-watching the original trilogy. Like the countless other fans who did this, we wanted to too boost that feeling of nostalgia and excitement before JJ Abrams blew our minds with new characters, a new story … More Star Wars and the Death Throes of the White Male Hero Trope
So, true to my word, I finally stumbled in to the theatres to see the new James Bond film, SPECTRE. With all of its sensuously glorious pans of semi-exotic locales by Sam Mendes (can any locale be exotic in the internet age?), mixed in with the bludgeoning of entire herds of dead horses and the … More A Review Of SPECTRE: Being Saga’d to Death
Oh Portland, you are a very special kind of sexy. This Friday, in recognition of Thanksgiving, well-known sex worker/writer/activist Elle Stanger will be presenting ThanksStripping, a one-woman charity event during her shift at Lucky Devil Lounge from 9PM-2AM. She will donate all of the proceeds presented to her onstage to the Letty Owings Center. … More One of Portland’s Premier Strippers Presents a Very Special Thanksgiving Charity
Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio are both flamboyantly splayed in the two outdoor chairs that I fitted with tempurpedic pillows (Cruz keeps bogarting the joint before it reaches Rubio as a joke, but Rubio got too high off a grav bong hit so he doesn’t know what is going on anyway). Hilary Clinton is trying … More Since Weed Is Legal In Oregon, I Invited Every Presidential Candidate Over To My High School Bedroom For A Smoke-Out. Here Is What Happened.
On Sunday, around 200 marchers taking part in Portland’s 3rd annual Slutwalk enthusiastically chanted, “whatever we wear, wherever we go, yes means yes and no means no” as their party wove through the mostly empty streets of downtown. The contrast between the colorful, passionate and often topless protesters and the starchy clean, barren sidewalks gave … More Boobs on Broadway: Slutwalk Takes Portland For Its Third Year
On Monday, Liberty University did something increasingly peculiar for a college campus these days. The conservative Christian school hosted presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, a declared socialist who supports woman’s abortion rights and gay marriage, in an auditorium of 12,000 students and faculty. Attendance was mandatory. It is not that it is strange for a politician … More How Modern ‘PC Culture’ Explains The Rise Of Trump