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New Opportunities


I could do open mikes in Portland while trashing the house of a complete stranger. Of course, some of this recalls Bill Hicks, with whom Slade cut his comedy teeth. But Slade is his own man: there’s an excel-lent physical sequence about a driver and his car radio , that is light years from Hicks’s shtick. And Slade’s focus is more domestic than political. When I got to Portland I found a charming, rainy city with a ton of open …