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December 15th, 2019

The Oregon Symphony’s concert (December 7) featuring Danish conductor Christian Kluxen and newly orchestrated works by pianist-singer-songwriter Gabriel Kahane offered a lot of interesting contrasts. Kahane’s pieces presented a somber and melancholic world view while Kluxen in his conducting of Sergei Prokofiev’s Fift

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Suntup Press has revealed another iconic print in The Covers Collection from the late Don Brautigam. This month, they bring you the cover art from the paperback edition of The Bachman Books. Published in November 1986, the paperback release of The Bachman Books included four novellas by Stephen King previously published und

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Michel‑Richard Delalande (1657-1726) Lotte Schöne (1891-1981) Stan Kenton (1911-1979) Ida Haendel (1924) Eddie Palmieri (1936) Nigel Robson (1948) Jan Latham-Koenig (1953) and Ludwig Lazarus Zamenhof (1859-1917) Maxwell Anderson (1888-1959) Freeman Dyson (1923) Friedensreich Hundertwasser (1928-2000) Edna O'Brien (1930

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Writer Frank Miller and artist Bill Sienkiewicz are two visionary creators – and when their talents combine, the results are spectacular!  In the acclaimed Daredevil graphic novel Love and War, Miller and Sienkiewicz take a unique look at the bitter rivalry between the Man Without Fear and the Kingpin of Crime –

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December 14th, 2019

Railroad photo of the day

A Holiday Expres

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Netflix has unveiled the first image from the upcoming series adaptation of the Joe Hill graphic novel series Locke & Key welcoming audiences to the mysterious and powerful Keyhouse located in Lovecraft, Massachusetts. In Locke & Key, after their father is murdered under mysterious circumstances, the three Locke sib

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Nose in. — view on Instagram https://ift.tt/2RYVd4J from Tumblr https://breakopenthesky.tumblr.com/post/189673275181

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Walking after theirs hairs were cut on Thursday. 😁 318/365 — view on Instagram https://ift.tt/2PJybfj from Tumblr https://breakopenthesky.tumblr.com/post/189673274986

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New shirt! Super cute (and I’m not the least bit biased)! https://t.co/HpuLkHzT7i

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along the shoreline of Sturgeon Lake on Sauvie Island (Oregon)

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on a B.C. lake some 20 years ago..chasing Kamloops trout. Salmon Lake in British Columbia….beautiful Kamloops Trout

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It hit me hard when Howard Cruse

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Many of the great fantasy writers of the last century were shaped by the experience of World War One; the attitude of JRR Tolkien to the world storm of his time is anguish and anger; he and other great fantasy writers turn away from the world to shame it.

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Have you noticed that The Inspired Room blog got a new look? So excited! I couldn’t be happier! We are not only so pleased with the fresh new look, but also with just how much easier it is to navigate. You can endlessly through past posts, we have a newly refreshed shop, a fun new […]

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Based on a beloved children's story from Japan, Takeshi Yashiro brings this tale of a mischievous orphaned Fox to screen in glorious stop-motion

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Maria Agata Szymanowska (1789-1831) Joseph Jongen (1873-1953) Georges Thill (1897-1984) Spike Jones (1911-1965) Rosalyn Tureck (1914-2003) Dame Ruth Railton (1915-2001) Ron Nelson (1929) Christopher Parkening (1947) Thomas Albert (1948) John Rawnsley (1949) and Shirley Jackson (1919-1965) Amy Hempel (1951)

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Since the character’s introduction in Detective Comics #38 on March 6, 1940, Robin has become an icon to millions of comic book fans, establishing the “sidekick” as a permanent part of comic book lore. Since a young Dick Grayson donned the distinctive yellow cape and domino mask, many have taken on the mantle of Robin

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Friday Dust Mite Blogging™

Checking the alignment on a recently installed fender.

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December 13th, 2019

Rodney Davis wasn’t even wearing socks. The 56-year-old Disney security guard and husband of 27 years was “buck nekkid,” Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said, when he walked up to a house to purchase sex from an undercover detective. Davis’s...

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The Expanse Season 4

The Expanse season 4 is now on Amazon Prime. I watched a lot of it last night. It's very good -- humans have started to go through to Ring Gates to the many solar systems (1,700 it said somewhere) on the other side. Much of S4 takes place on an alien planet called "

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by Jenni Moore NW Community Go

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The 24 Best Things to Do in Portland This Weekend: Jan 3-5

by Mercury EverOut Staff Well, there went 2019, and the first decade of the 21st century. Feels a little weird, right? Especially since all of last year's problems that were around on December 31 are... mostly still here in 2020. So what do we do? We decide to have some goddam

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December 19 @ Revolution Hall – All the way from Austin, Texas, Batman Returns Returns is a satirical musical recreation of Batman Returns!

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Savage Love: License to Cheat Denied!

by Dan Savage I'm a 33-year-old man, married eight years and mostly happy. My p

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Proposed rule changes would let ODOT set safer speeds

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The 22 Best Things to Do in Portland This Weekend: Dec 27-29

by Mercury EverOut Staff While you might be inclined to take this upcoming weekend as a chance to rest up before the worldwide party that is New Year's begins in earnest, this weekend has other plans. Lots of other plans, starting with world-famous (and world-changing)

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by Suzette Smith Mark Hill / HBOHBO’s Watchmen

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The Portland City Council gave the go-ahead for city bureaus to continue working with private landowners to develop one of the largest remaining unbuilt parcels in the city. The post Development on track for ex-f

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The director of King County’s coordinating agency for homelessness is on paid leave following a dancer’s strip show at the agency’s annual conference on Monday. Kira Zylstra was paid about $123,000 a year, according to a King County (Seattle, WA)...

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A new residential building and hotel could soon be constructed side by side in the Con-way master-planned area of Northwest Portland. The post Meeting on tap for Northwest Portland project appeared first on

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A Dallas-based developer’s plans for a five-building project have a long way to go to gain approval, according to the Portland Design Commission. The post Work remains for South Waterfront redevelopment

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Press Play: Music News for the Week of December 13

by Robert Ham Lauren K Newman courtesy of the artist

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Media Monarchy plays Chromatics, Princess Superstar, The Shins and more on #PumpUpThaVolume for December 13, 2019. ♬

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City commissioners voted unanimously Thursday to amend city code to exempt construction companies from paying a 1 percent surcharge on gross revenue from retail sales within Portland. The post Contractors will be e

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The 19 Best Things to Do in Portland This Week: Dec 23-26

by Mercury EverOut Staff While this maybe seems like the answer to a dumb question ("Whaddya mean 'what is there to do this week? CHRISTMAS is what you do this week!'") you might be surprised at what else a week can be even when there's a Christmas smack in the middle o

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A $6.4 million contract has been awarded for a firm to provide general contractor/construction manager services at the Port of Seattle. The post A roundup of top bidders for Dec. 13, 2019 appeared first on

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Today: Sarah got Greg tickets to go see Pee-Wee's Big Adventure with Paul Reubens, what it's going to be like and should we dress up, meeting your idols and a land of Pee-Wees, belly button meth and taking your mom's driving test, and  more! Have a great weekend all, and we'll be back on Monday!

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by Mercury EverOut Staff Kingsley, Leo Islo Chicago-born Kingsley recently relocated to Portland, and she brought her sumptuous, soulful music with her. There’s a little bit of everyt

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Farm Bulletin: Appreciation for a Well-Grown Potato

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Regional electeds – including Mayor Wheeler –  call for EIS on I-5 Rose Quarter project

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The DJC on Thursday held its third annual Phenoms & Icons awards program to honor both longtime leaders and up-and-coming young professionals in the local building industry. The post Building indust

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by Robert Ham The bakers and dishwa

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The 28 Best Things to Do in Portland This Weekend: Dec 20-22

by Mercury EverOut Staff This is it: The last weekend before the last Christmas of the first decade in the 21st Century. And the enormity of this unique moment in time is perfectly represented through the smorgasbord of awesome events available to indulge, including a ton of e

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Namaste ADU (Carlos Rafael) BY BRIAN LIBBY They just wanted to design something. As I began a recent conversation with the quartet behind Propel Studio—the Portland architecture firm that first made its name with a succession of accessory dwelling units...

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by Anonymous Jesus Christ can we please stop with the never ending op-eds about why you are choosing not to have children? Nobody cares. Have one or don't, who gives a shit. "I've decided against procreation for the environment.", "I don't want kids because traveling is my off

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Bomb blondeshells, living wages and most favored flags + this day in history w/the Arapahoe High School shooting and our song of the day by Of Montreal on your Morning Monarchy for Friday The 13th, December, 2019.

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The I, Anonymous Blog Quote o' the Day: Eunuch-Cycle

by Wm. Steven Humphrey The I, Anonymous Blog is good for many things—no,

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This faithfully designed deluxe statue features the celebrated art style of Alex Ross in an extremely detailed 1:6 scale statue. Based on the highly popular splash page from the graphic novel Batman: War On Crime, Batman keeps a watchful eye on Gotham City. The statue measures approximately 13.86″ tall and will be lim

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I made this appetizer the other day, and it was delightful. It’s made with puff pastry and filled with cranberry sauce and toasted almonds. The centerpiece is a round of baked brie for dipping. The whole thing is garnished with … Continue reading

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Moonstruck: mentally deranged, supposedly by the influence of the moon; crazed. … batty, bizarre, brainsick, cracked, crazed, cuckoo, daft, demented, deranged, disordered, distraught, dotty, fatuous, frenzied, idiotic, impractical, irrational, irresponsible, loony, lunatic…… I’m always a bit moonstru

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