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  • Jul 22-28, 2010
  • Vol. 14, No. 29

News

  • Klondike Kate:  "Our Destitute Prostitute" or "Aunt Kate"
  • Local News
  • Klondike Kate: "Our Destitute Prostitute" or "Aunt Kate"

    Given our checkered history of only outsiders being arrested for prostitution and government officials being recalled for being too cozy with the sin-dustry, our only and erroneous image of this era is "Klondike Kate" - lovingly called "our destitute prostitute" (a misnomer by most accounts) or "Aunt Kate" during her 30 years in Bend, where she retired after a life of adventure in Yukon. "She was an entertainer of heart and generosity, she supported the fire department and the hospital." explains Joan Massey in defense of Kate, convincingly because Joan is dressed in exquisite all-white 1920s garb, a flapper with feathered hat and silken overcoat despite 90 degree high desert heat.
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Opinion

  • Letters to the Editor
  • A Good Start

    I'm so tired of reading about these idiots so broken up about the thinning of the geese flock. Do they realize they got eaten?
  • Letters to the Editor
  • Our Toxic Times

    I just finished reading an article about polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) contamination of the Hudson River drainage (Harper’s Magazine, Dec. 2009).

Culture

Food & Drink

Screen

  • Boy-Man Problems: Cyrus provides a touching emotional battle of the wills
  • Film
  • Boy-Man Problems: Cyrus provides a touching emotional battle of the wills

    Mark and Jay Duplass, the directing/writing team of the Puffy Chair (winner of Bend Film's Jury Prize in '05) and the offbeat horror comedy Baghead, venture out of super indie mumble-core mode to semi-mainstream mumble-core mode in their newest flick Cyrus. The signature style of the Duplass bros somewhat mesmerizing in Cyrus, mainly because it hasn't progressed, it just employs more recognizable actors. John (John C. Reilly) is a big, goofy, disheveled, middle-aged loser who meets Molly (Marisa Tomei) at a party. Breaking all the dating rules, things move too fast and hit a wall when John encounters Cyrus (Jonah Hill), Molly's 21-year-old son still living at home who exudes heartfelt yet bogus politeness, undermining his hostility and resulting in an escalating war of wills with John.
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Blogs

  • Monster Chops: Kate Davis plays bass
  • Off Piste
  • Monster Chops: Kate Davis plays bass

    In too many music genres, the standup bass is basically a time keeping, "thump-thump" instrument. In the hands of truly great jazz bassists like the late Ray Brown, Leroy Vinegar, Ron Carter or Charley Hayden (as well as talented locals like Michael Scott and John Allen), it is an instrument of great range, depth and feeling.
  • Off Piste
  • Don't Bug Me: a visitor's view of Bend

    Earlier this month, friends from Rhinelander, Wisconsin, who were married in Camp Sherman at the Deschutes Land Trust's Metolius Preserve five years ago, came to visit. The husband writes a column for the North Star Journal, Rhinelander's weekly newspaper.
  • The Wandering Eye
  • Dudley Finds Restaurant Owners Are Good Tippers

    The Oregon Restaurant Association, a group that’s lobbied for years to restore Oregon’s “tip credit,” has given Republican gubernatorial candidate Chris Dudley a pretty generous tip: $50,000. The restaurant owners’ PAC contributed $40,000 Thursday to the Dudley campaign, on top of another $10,000 it gave previously.
  • The Wandering Eye
  • Bend's Balloon Man Plans a Double Event

    Bend, Oregon – home of the Pregnant Man, the Clothesline War and the Great Goose Massacre – is about to gain some more notoriety: Kent Couch, our famous Lawn Chair Balloon Man, is going to do it again. And this time it’ll be a twofer.

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