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Junot Diaz: An Interview Across the Ages

In honor of the Pulitzer-winning author's reading at Powell's on Oct 21, we turn the tables on Díaz, who is well known for his hidden structures and love of games.

  • By Kit Mauldin
  • Published 10/16/2013


Q&A: Peter Ames Carlin on his Bruce Springsteen Bio

Carlin talks about getting unfettered access to Springsteen. Local rock royalty play a tribute concert for the book's launch on Nov. 27.

  • By Kit Mauldin and Aaron Scott
  • Published 11/17/2012

Scene and Heard

Review: Sherman Alexie's Blasphemy

The decorated Northwest Native American author visited Portland to read from his new book, Blashphemy; razz Portland hipsters; and generally share his trickster genius.

  • By Kit Mauldin
  • Published 11/07/2012


Perfect Storm

Fifty years ago, the Big Blow smashed Oregon—and cleared a path for pinot noir.

  • By Kit Mauldin
  • Published 09/21/2012

feast your ears

MusicfestNW Picks & Video Buffet

Overwhelmed by the 165 bands spread out over five days at Musicfest? Here are eight shows not to miss, along with a tasty video smorgasbord.

  • By Riley Stevenson, Stephen Person, Kit Mauldin, and Aaron Scott
  • Published 08/30/2012


East Meets West Side

The Oregon College of Oriental Medicine flies in a feng shui master to channel its chi.

  • By Kit Mauldin
  • Published 08/23/2012


Interview: Janka Nabay and the Bubu Gang

The Sierra Leonean brings his futuristic electronic update of traditional bubu style music to Holocene on Wednesday, July 18

  • By Kit Mauldin
  • Published 07/12/2012

in the pocket

5 Waterfront Blues Picks

The annual Blues Fest kicked off on Independence Day, but there’s still plenty of action to catch! We checked out the program and flagged a few sure th...

  • By Kit Mauldin
  • Published 07/05/2012


Five Questions With… Meghan McCain

For John McCain’s daughter, it’s always 4:20 somewhere. Blame her newfound liberal tendencies on co-author Michael Ian Black.

  • By Kit Mauldin
  • Published 06/22/2012

a dysfunctional co-memoir

Interview: Meghan McCain on "America, You Sexy Bitch"

McCain’s new book with co-writer Michael Ian Black is out today. The two will speak at the Bagdad on July 20

  • By Kit Mauldin
  • Published 06/12/2012

gather your darlings

Review: Robin Jackson’s Solo Debut ‘Dust Diaries’

Record release concert this Friday, June 8 at Secret Society Ballroom with members of the Portland Cello Project, MarchFourth Marching Band, and Vagabond Opera. Y La Bamba frontlady Luz Elena Mendoza opens

  • By Kit Mauldin
  • Published 06/06/2012

desiring a perfumed and coiffed audience

Review: Julia Holter at Holocene

Songs like finely hand-carved marionettes.

  • By Kit Mauldin
  • Published 05/26/2012

album review

Radiation City’s Cool Nightmare

Radiation City excels at elegant dialogues between genres, effortlessly weaving Roland 808 cowbells under classic Latin rhythms, layering shoe-gaze coos over spring-reverbed jangle

  • By Kit Mauldin
  • Published 04/13/2012
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