Stay up to date on Portland news and politics. Looking for fun? Here are the best Things to Do in Portland today. Students perform haka during a vigil for victims of the Christchurch terrorist attack. Carl Court / Getty ImagesLone Gunman: The man who killed 50 people in a calculated attack on two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand has fired his lawyer and asked to represent himself in trial—akin to the choice made by another white nationalist terrorist, Dylann Roof. Mourning 101: Meanwhile, New Zealand students perform a traditional haka dance during a vigil for the Christchurch victims and I am here for it. Meet Egg Boy: The gutsy teenage boy who egged racist turd/Australian Sen. Fraser Anning—who partially blamed the New Zealand attack on the Muslim religion—during a Saturday press conference. Long live Egg Boy. In Other Terrible Terrorist News: A man with a gun opened fire on a tram (light rail) in the Dutch town of Utrecht. Officials, who have yet to track … [Read more...] about Good Morning, News: Water Drama in NE Portland, New Zealand Mourns, and Long Live Egg Boy
click to enlarge Vegans and plant-based gourmands will no doubt recall Cafe 118, the fine dining restaurant in Winter Park and one of the first in the city to serve a menu of raw food. That menu was conceived by celeb vegan chef Matthew Kenney, a two-time James Beard Award nominee and Food & Wine's Best New Chef in 1994, who singlehandedly made health food sexy. Since the opening of that Winter Park restaurant, Kenney's gone on to build a bit of an empire comprising restaurants, consulting services, cookbooks, food products and more. click to enlarge Celeb vegan chef Matthew Kenney He's also seen his fair share of controversy, but Kenney continues to spread the gospel of plant-based diets and dining, and he'll soon make a return to the Orlando market with a fast-casual concept called Humbl. Humbl will take root inside the food hall — to be called the Franklin Street Hall — going into the Yard at Ivanhoe early next year. But, before that, the good folks … [Read more...] about Celeb vegan chef Matthew Kenney returns to Orlando in Humbl fashion
click to enlarge Welcome to Orlando Weekly's "Band of the Week." Every week, we highlight one of our favorite local bands. This week, we're pleased to bring you Cat Company. Cat Company is playing Henao Contemporary Center on March 24 with Traveling Infinity, Gold Steps, and Orion. Just the facts: When did the band form?Cat Company, as an idea, started to come about around the later part of 2015 with only our guitarist/songwriter Lawrence Brown. The band then consisted of just our instrumental members through all of 2017 as we worked through the writing and recording process, and searched for a vocalist. We finally formed a full lineup in the winter of 2018, shortly before our debut. Who's in the band?Cat Company is a five-piece progressive rock band formed through the combined efforts of songwriter/guitarist Lawrence Brown, producer/guitarist Sean Dolich, drummer Ian Keith, visual artist/bassist Ryan Martinez, and Jay Christian as our singer/frontman. Currently available … [Read more...] about Band of the Week: Cat Company
Among many things, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 affected the so-called marriage penalty, which occurs when a couple’s total tax bill rises as a result of getting married and filing their taxes jointly. Under the old tax code, the marriage penalty hit medium- to high-income earners particularly hard. That had to do with differences in the income-tax brackets for married couples vs. individuals. Now, however, those brackets have been adjusted to eliminate those discrepancies—except for taxpayers who are subject to the top... … [Read more...] about Does It Pay, Taxwise, to Get Married?
Here are some of the companies with shares expected to trade actively in Monday’s session. Stock movements noted by ticker reflect movements during regular trading hours; premarket trading is specified separately. Boeing Co.—Down 2.6% premarket: Federal prosecutors and Transportation Department officials are scrutinizing the development of Boeing’s 737 MAX jetliners, The Wall Street Journal reported, unusual inquiries that come amid probes of regulators’ safety approvals of the new plane.... … [Read more...] about Stocks to Watch: Boeing, Synaptics, Apple, Marriott, Lumber Liquidators, and More