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BOOKS & TALKS

The Dream of the 90s? A New Novel Set in Portland in 1992

We spoke to local writer Sara Jaffe about the real and imagined city that forms a backdrop to Dryland.

  • By Fiona McCann
  • Published 08/26/2015
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BOOKS AND TALKS

From Buffy to Bookstores: Geek Queen Felicia Day's Fantastical Life

You may know her from her appearances on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, but Felicia Day is also the woman behind Geek and Sundry and a reformed gaming addict. We talked to her about writing, web series and World of Warcraft.

  • By Megan Haverman
  • Published 08/20/2015
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CHILDREN'S BOOKS

Five Local Kids Books Writers Lighting Up the Literary World

With new titles out quicker than you can say Jackaby, Oregon has become a nest of children's writers catering to all ages. We've picked out five with books out this year for your bedtime story fodder.

  • By Fiona McCann
  • Published 08/14/2015
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GEAR UP

How to Survive the End of the World (or The Big One)

A new survival guide teaches you how to live through, say, the Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 08/03/2015
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BOOKS

What's it Like to Travel the Oregon Trail in a Covered Wagon in the 21st Century?

When Rinker Buck decided to hit the Oregon Trail in a covered wagon, he didn't realize what he'd signed up for. The author of The Oregon Trail holds forth on near death experiences, pioneer tales, and the truth about America's westward trail.

  • By Fiona McCann
  • Published 07/29/2015
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BOOKS & TALKS

After Forty Days: Jessica Walsh on Love, Work, and Life as a Viral Phenomenon

Her relationship experiment—'40 Days of Dating'—was viewed by millions. Two years and one happy ending later, New York designer and internet star Jessica Walsh is en route to Portland.

  • By Fiona McCann
  • Published 07/28/2015
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READ 'EM AND EAT

Local Beer Books are Invading Powell's in August

Get the scoop on which sudsy stars will be visiting Powell’s for book readings and tell-all Q&A sessions.

  • By Allison Jones
  • Published 07/23/2015
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BOOKS

Check Out this Awesome Map of American Literary Road Trips, Including 'Wild'

Planning a road trip this summer? You could follow in the footsteps of any number of literary luminaries—including our own Cheryl Strayed—with the help of this marvelous new map from Atlas Obscura.

  • By Fiona McCann
  • Published 07/22/2015
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PROFILE

Portlander Ursula K. Le Guin is Breathing Fire to Save American Literature

At 85, she may be Portland’s greatest writer. She may also be the fiercest.

  • By Taylor Clark
  • Published 07/20/2015
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DISPATCH

How the Oregon Dunes Inspired Sci-Fi Classic 'Dune'

50 years ago, Frank Herbert's cult-classic novel got its start along the Oregon coast.

  • By Peter Holmstrom
  • Published 07/20/2015
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BOOKS

'My Whole Life is Kind of a Feminist Directive'

The acclaimed writer and critical thinker Maggie Nelson talks to Portland Monthly about gender fluidity, motherhood, and why the notion of a book about family is “super bleugh”

  • By Fiona McCann
  • Published 07/16/2015
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BOOKS

Lewis and Clark 2.0? Oregon Author Benjamin Percy Reimagines Discovering the West

Benjamin Percy's latest project? A post-apocalyptic reimagining of the Lewis and Clark expedition. Here, he talks Oregon, the environment, and counting Stephen King among his fans.

  • By Fiona McCann
  • Published 07/10/2015
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BOOKS

10 Portland Writers Pick Boozy Pairings for their Books

In the countdown to Portland’s annual barhopping books festival LitHop PDX—which takes place this Thursday—we asked ten local authors what drinks paired best with their books.

  • Published 06/22/2015
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INTERVIEW

Portland Author Roger Hobbs on Writing and "Delicious" Suits

The Reed College graduate shares the "very structured form" of writing a thriller.

  • Published 06/22/2015
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BOOKS & TALKS

Top Picks for the 2015 Tin House Lit Readings

Four authors to catch in Reed College's outdoor amphitheater this month.

  • Published 06/22/2015
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THE ESSENTIALS

July's Pop Culture Hot List

The book, the album, and the comic that you can't miss this month

  • Published 06/22/2015
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BOOKS

Vendela Vida On Writing, Lying, and Living with Dave Eggers

Author, founding editor of The Believer magazine and wife to writer Dave Eggers Vendela Vida tells us why all fiction writers are liars ahead of her Powell's talk next Wednesday, June 17.

  • By Fiona McCann
  • Published 06/11/2015
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BOOKS

Why Portland Was the Perfect Place to Write a Book About Sherlock Holmes

Our co-executive editor went deep on the Great Detective, and found the Rose City’s secret Victorian soul.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 06/03/2015
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THE ESSENTIALS

June's Pop Culture Hot List

The book, the album, and the movie that you can't miss this month

  • Published 05/26/2015
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BOOKS FOR BASKING

The 10 Portland Books You Must Read This Summer

Whatever your tastes, we've plucked 10 newly published works for your summer reading pleasure.

  • By Fiona McCann
  • Published 05/26/2015
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