Robin Tompkins

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Portland restaurateurs launch food-focused radio show

Two Portland restaurateurs will debut a weekly radio show this weekend focused on Portland's much-discussed food scene.<p>Leather Storrs (Noble Rot) and …

Oregon

Your gluten-free detox cleanse is nothing more than conspicuous consumption

But consumerism masked as ethical eating doesn’t end with non-existent health benefits<p>People have been selling snake oil for centuries. But the way similar marketing puffery has crept into our food politics has been unusually subtle. The US Food and Drug Administration doesn’t even have a firm …

Torture Is Who We Are

A country, like a person, is what it does.<p>Torture, declared President Obama this week, in response to the newly released Senate report on CIA interrogation, is “contrary to who we are.” Maine Senator Angus King added that, “This is not America. This is not who we are.” According to Kentucky …

Harvard Study Unveils What Meditation Literally Does To The Brain

I'm in!<p>Numerous studies have proven the many physiological benefits of meditation, and the latest one comes from Harvard University.<p>advertisement - …

Buying Waze Should Have Been 'No-Brainer' for Apple, Says Uber Investor

Apple Inc. should have bought mobile-mapping application developer Waze Ltd. at any cost, investor and Benchmark partner Bill Gurley tells Bloomberg …

Travel Hack: How to Save Hundreds On Your Flights to Europe by Buying Two Separate Tickets

<b>Stop! Don't book that $1,000 flight to Lisbon before you hear about this travel hack that can save you hundreds on your flights to Europe!</b><p>OK, so you want to go to Europe, but you don't want to spend a lot of money getting there. What can you do? There are a few tips to get good deals on flights: …

Ed Sheeran 'owes career to Spotify'

<b>Ed Sheeran has bucked the trend for criticising Spotify, saying his popularity on the site enabled him to play three nights at Wembley Stadium.</b><p>"My music has been streamed 860 million times, which means that it's getting out to people," he said backstage at the BBC Music Awards.<p>"I'm playing sold-out …

Music Industry

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