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Re: “Finally! A Magazine for Our Most Underserved Community!

How about a cover story on pot, or sex? That'd really smash some journalistic barriers down.

3 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by papier on 11/26/2014 at 3:26 PM

Re: “did i hear that word again?

Re: hipster = yuppie. No. A yuppie is a young professional. Some tool with a BA from ____ State who moves here to look cool bagging groceries at whole foods is not a professional anything.

Posted by papier on 10/19/2014 at 6:22 PM

Re: “Off the Springwater

How many campers have been peaceably removed like this? Four Portland police officers doing their job appropriately - unsensational, routine work executed without harm. Happens every day. Benefits the public for using this beautiful nature area. Yet you don't mention this in relation to your prodigal coverage of the much rarer instances where violence occurs or someone is killed; nor do you tag it with any police-related tags, though you did for every other organization involved.

5 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by papier on 07/10/2014 at 1:03 PM

Re: “Portland Police Presence Ends Hiphop Show at the Blue Monk

Anthony - I'm not blowing no bubble to burst, I'm trying to follow your observation and understand it. That's why I said clarify, not muddy, your point - citing some generations-long timeline of US judicial system admiralty courts shit. What? Make it relevant to what we're talking about in Portland now, and appropriate to the readership of this paper. Or, just say it's complicated, and don't use language saying how the objective facts are so 'simply reflected,' when that's probably just the reflection of your own feelings.

When this show was happening, mom & pop venture capitalist were at home watching portlandia on netflix with their dumb baby and some salt & straw ice cream they obscenely overpaid for (the flavors = acceptable portland weirdness). Maybe on the way back, they saw a large group of people out for the show, spilling onto the street, and they were mostly black, and though they'd never share it publicly, they don't like the feeling that gives them. Did they pick up the phone and call the cops on them? Did they pen a letter about how more cops are needed in their neighborhood now, based on these unsettling congregatings of people they don't know, and the PPB swiftly re-allocated its resources accordingly? If born and raised Portlanders with less property, elsewhere in town made a similar appeal or call to PPB, alarmed about people or a group they deemed shady, would they get less of a response? As CA/NY-transplant mom & pop whitewasher sit in their living room eating their ice cream, some fucked-up racist sentiments may lie in their brains and their visions of future Portland. But they're not up and demanding that the PPB go out and enforce those views, and making that happen. Or if they are, your comment doesn't prove it. In Portland, recently, actual people, "kiddo."

6 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by papier on 03/04/2014 at 12:54 PM

Re: “Portland Police Presence Ends Hiphop Show at the Blue Monk

Anthony - exactly how do the neoliberal crepe parents dictate what the police do? Do they have a direct line bat signal the PPB gave them, that OG blue collar bastion portlanders aren't allowed to use? I believe that their desire to whitewash everything into safely leashed weirdness is real - but how the police are at its beck and call, a link you're saying is so simple to see - I don't see that link - can you clarify it, how they control what the police do more so than other groups or areas of town

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Posted by papier on 03/03/2014 at 3:21 PM

Re: “Heavy Art

Agreed, the art is pukeworthy and what the article extrapolates from it is total college-paper-due-by-midnight intellectual chaff. Makes the art world seem both unapproachable and unappealing

1 like, 4 dislikes
Posted by papier on 08/21/2013 at 5:41 PM

Re: “Why Design Contests Are Bad for Artists

When you 'click to enlarge' it actually comes up smaller...

Posted by papier on 08/01/2013 at 10:31 AM

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