Vol. 12, No. 34
Sweating it Out at R3: And why Vengeance Creek rules the local metal scene
By Mike Bookey
Death and Taxes: Tax bill cripples arts organization's gallery
Denied tax exempt status, Mirror pond gallery faces closure. Nobody likes paying taxes, but when you're a small arts group with a federally recognized tax
By Eric Flowers
The Power of One: Catching up with a former council maverick in Africa
John Hummel had the life: A house in Bend. His own law firm. A seat on the city council. Lots of friends. But he wanted
Calling In the Chinese Web Police?
Did Nike try to get the Chinese government to track down an anonymous Internet poster who criticized the Oregon athletic wear giant?
By H. Bruce Miller
Credenzas and Credibility
The Wandering Eye has been trying to deconstruct Gordon Smith's second "furniture" ad - in particular, the profound politico/socio/economic significance of the word "credenza."
Measure 59: "No Gain, Just Pain"
Bill Sizemore's Ballot Measure 59 would give the richest 1% of Oregonians an average tax break of over $15,000 a year while middle-income families would
Furniture Wars: The Merk Strikes Back
Jeff Merkley, stung by Gordon Smith ads attacking him over the purchase of new furniture for state legislative offices, has hit back with a tough
Thanks for Cheating: Working around Bend Broadband, travels to Cuba, more
Opening ceremonies from beijing.The Olympics will wrap up this weekend in Beijing and the world can stop caring about things like trampoline, badminton, and air
Grass roots right wing style. In the PR game they call it "Astroturfing." It means creating a movement or organization that looks like it's "grassroots"
No Free Pass on Bike Death
Let Love Rule the Road
It Ain't Easy Being Green
No Glue Traps
Lay off the Donkeys
I was seriously disturbed this week to see that The Source stupped (sic) so low as to let the Stars Caberet advertise such pornographic filth.
Stop the Cheap Shots
In the "Best of Central Oregon" issue, I noticed a little blurb in the eponymous section reading, "Best Way to Tell Someone's a Ski Instructor:
Micro Cosmos: The Dissident
Never satisfied to just keeping cranking out the same signature brews, Deschutes is unveiling another ambitious, limited run specialty beer at the start of September,
Of Beers and Brotherhood: Beating the heat at Bend's annual beer bash
Cold beer and cool toes. Hot! It wasn't just hot at the Fifth Annual Bend Brew Fest last Friday and Saturday, it was Discovery Channel
Our Picks for the week of 8/21-8/26
Fire it Up: Flatbread a welcome addition in the Old Mill
It's a community thing.For a while it was slim pickings when it came to eating in the Old Mill shopping district. You could get ice
Blood in the Water: Industry Roundup for August 2008
Rumors of restaurant closures have been flying lately, especially downtown. There has been buzz that both Merenda and Deep are for sale and that Merenda
No Narcissism Here: Reflective horror story shatters itself to pieces
With a promising beginning scene and dazzling credits, Mirrors looked like it was going to deliver. I was actually smiling and nodding to myself that
Play It Again, Woody: The Manhattan neurotic goes international
Oh, to be that cigarette.Vicky Christina Barcelona continues what seems to be Woody Allen's never-ending introspective into the long and winding road of love's labors
How Bizarre: Avoiding comparisons with Fleet Foxes
Didn't get the beard memo. It's Friday afternoon and hotter than all hell as Casey Wescott and I talk on the phone. The Fleet Foxes
Modern Change: Talking with Beck about Hannah Montana's America
Two turntables, a microphone and a laptop. On a recent Friday afternoon, we connected with one Beck Hansen (most of you know him exclusively by
Packing Off Pack Rats: Don't kill the rats, move 'em
Marilyn Miller's bushy-tailed packrat on its way to another home. Have you ever seen a guiltier look in your life than the one you find
By Jim Anderson
Five Ring Fever: Insights from past Olympians
By Pam Stevenson
Super Bowl XVIII Watch Party with Lester Hayes and signing
Big E's Sports Bar
Sun., Dec. 3, 1-4 p.m.
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