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From One Frozen Pizza to Another: Changing Eating Habits in a Changing World

September 1st, 2009
by Ari Phillips

PORTLAND, OR-

Frozen Pizza

In middle school I stomached through a stage where I consistently craved pepperoni bagel pizzas and marshmallow-laden cereal for dinner. I would come home from soccer practice, microwave a few bagel pizzas, pour some cereal and milk, grab a glass artificially-flavored juice – usually Hi-C or Sunny-D – and sit down to enjoy my delicious repast in the company of my favorite dining companion, the television.

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Sasquatch: The Most Indie Mainstream Music Festival Attended By Mostly Canadians

August 14th, 2009
by Ari Phillips

PORTLAND, OR-

Sasquatch Music Festival is the indie version of Bumbershoot, the slightly more mature version of The Pitchfork Music Festival, the newer, hipper version of Coachella. At least that’s the impression my friend and I held as we pulled into our Sasquatch campsite last May: a car + tent-sized patch of land on an uneven, overgrown agricultural field commonly referred to as “Tent City”. Upon exiting our vehicle and ascertaining that most of Tent City appeared to be inhabited by young and mainstream-looking people our impressions quickly changed, however – these were not the hip, stylishly disheveled mid-20-somethings we’d been expecting. (more…)