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Portland — A Tale Of Two Cities

In every city, there are many cities, many different versions of a place. Portland takes that multiplicity to a different level. There's the city that some residents praise as a kind of eden: full of bike paths, independent small businesses, great public transportation and abundant microbreweries and coffee shops. And then there's the city where whole stretches of busy road are missing sidewalks. It's the city where some longtime African American residents feel as if decades of institutional racism still have not been fully addressed. In this episode of SOTRU, we spend time in both Portlands.


Historic Art, Luxury Apartments Battle Over Berlin's Famous Wall

A stretch of the old Berlin Wall has stood for decades as an open-air gallery, covered in fine art and graffiti. Bids for luxury developments in the area have artists hitting the streets in protest.

Mark Bittman Is Stepping Down, But He Still Has More To Say About Food

One of the most influential food writers in recent years is leaving his job at The New York Times — to join a California food startup. "This is a calling, in a way," he says.

The Week In Politics: Bush, Trump And Rubio Trade Jabs

With just four months until the Iowa caucuses, the rhetoric among three GOP candidates has turned sharper. This week, Donald Trump, Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio honed attacks on each other.

#MemeOfTheWeek: That Article From The Onion About Mass Shootings

The article reveals what the writers really feel about mass shootings in America, something mainstream media couldn't do.

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