Monthly Archives: January 2013

Taking Care of Mother

What a beautiful bomb. That much is certain after FBI undercover agents showed Mohamed O. Mohamud the bomb he wanted to detonate in downtown Portland, Ore. Six 55-gallon barrels, supposedly filled with diesel fuel and nails (to act as shrapnel) were secured in the back of a van to be parked near Pioneer Courthouse Square. […]

Portland’s ‘Slumdog Millionaires’

There’s something about Portland, Ore., that is reminiscent of Sally Field’s famous Oscar speech: “You like me … you like me!” Except in Portland’s case, the city is exulting in its national recognition for chicken wings. Plus foie gras ice cream and khao man gai and bacon-inspired everything (not including the world-class coffee that Portland […]