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HISTORY

Here's How Bad the Corruption Was in Prohibition Portland

A new book on local crime and vice makes Portland's modern-day "scandals" seem quaint.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 02/01/2016

BOOKS

Passages Bookshop Opens Its Doors . . . Again!

After basement beginnings and a recent eviction, Portland's beloved purveyor of rare books is back.

  • By Fiona McCann
  • Published 01/28/2016

NEWS

Ursula K. Le Guin Blasts The Oregonian

Portland's science-fiction trailblazer denounces the newspaper for giving a mouthpiece to the Malheur militias.

  • By Rebecca Jacobson
  • Published 01/20/2016

CULTURE CALL SHEET

The Latest in Portland Arts News—Powell's Expands on Hawthorne

Plus: Portland Art Museum promises Warhol and Rodin, and Pickathon starts the party.

  • By Fiona McCann
  • Published 01/14/2016

BOOKS

Literary Arts Announces Oregon Book Awards Shortlists

What were the best books published by writers from Oregon last year? Literary Arts weighs in with its shortlist for the Oregon Book Awards, with writers from Ashland to Eugene, and plenty of Portland represented.

  • By Fiona McCann
  • Published 01/06/2016

DANCE

What Does It Take to Dance The Nutcracker? This Oregon Writer Can Tell You

Author Lauren Kessler reflects on a year of the ballet in her latest book about dance, dreams, and sheer determination. She tells Portland Monthly what it's like to have your childhood dream come true (after 40 years).

  • By Emma Mannheimer
  • Published 12/22/2015

FILM

Portland Writer Daniel H. Wilson's Sci-Fi Vision Nets Major Movie Deal—Again

First there was Robopocalypse, with DreamWorks snapping up the movie rights and Steven Spielberg signing on to direct. Now local writer Daniel H. Wilson has done it again, with a major deal with Fox for his still-unfinished novel Avtomat.

  • By Fiona McCann
  • Published 12/17/2015

BOOKS AND TALKS

Ursula K. Le Guin’s World-Conquering Year

Catch Portland’s sci-fi pathbreaker reading from her new book of poetry tonight at Mississippi’s Another Read Through, and then read our profile of Portland’s literary dragon for a reminder of why she’s breathing fire.

  • By Fiona McCann
  • Published 12/14/2015

HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE

7 Local Gifts for the Arts Aficionado

Books, tickets, records, and art! We've got all you need for the culture buff in your life.

  • By Fiona McCann and Ramona DeNies
  • Published 12/03/2015

BOOKS

Meet Cheryl Strayed’s New Literary Love

Margaret Malone’s new debut short story collection People Like You has already been hailed by a slew of literary luminaries. We caught up with the Portland author to talk about big writers and little worlds.

  • By Fiona McCann
  • Published 11/25/2015

BOOKS

Take a Peek Inside One Portland Uber Driver’s Diary

Uber driver Tom Vandel teamed up with artist Karen Wippich for an illustrated insider’s look into life behind the wheel.

  • By Emma Mannheimer
  • Published 11/24/2015

BOOKS

Wordstock: What We Thought

We came, we queued, we loathed it, we loved it: Portland Monthly's arts team—and some festival attendees—give their verdict on this year’s festival.

  • By Fiona McCann and Ramona DeNies
  • Published 11/10/2015

BOOKS AND TALKS

Writer John Irving on Religion, Reading, and Returning to Portland

He appeared at the first Wordstock, and ten years later he’s back for its relaunch. We spoke to the World According to Garp author about his new book, Portland, and what he’d like to say to Shakespeare.

  • By Fiona McCann
  • Published 10/29/2015

THE ESSENTIALS

October's Pop Culture Hot List

A book about swimming and coming of age in Portland, some big-riffed rock songs, and several stately beasts: We've got the books and albums you can’t miss this month.

  • By Fiona McCann
  • Published 10/22/2015

BOOKS AND TALKS

5 Reasons We're Stoked to See Sarah Vowell at Powell's

Author, essayist, This American Life contributor, and all-round funny gal Sarah Vowell hits PDX to discuss her new book. Here are some reminders of why you need to be there.

  • By Emma Mannheimer
  • Published 10/20/2015

THE ESSENTIALS

November's Pop Culture Hot List

The show, the book, the band, and the comic book that you can’t miss this month.

  • By Fiona McCann
  • Published 10/19/2015

PREVIEW

Will the New Wordstock Literary Festival Charm Portland Readers?

Everyone agreed the lit fest desperately needed a rewrite. Is this the sequel we've been waiting for?

  • By Fiona McCann
  • Published 10/19/2015

BOOKS

KINK FM's Big Voice Sheila Hamilton Opens Up About Suicide and Mental Illness

Portland radio host Sheila Hamilton talks about her husband’s suicide, the problems with how we treat mental illness, and how she wrote her new book, All the Things We Never Knew, both as personal therapy, and as a resource for others.

  • By Fiona McCann
  • Published 10/15/2015

BOOKS

Elizabeth Gilbert is Way More than 'Eat, Pray, Love'

Her self-helpy travelogue dominated bestseller lists and garnered her fans across the globe. But there’s more to Elizabeth Gilbert than pasta in Italy.

  • By Brandon Staley
  • Published 09/29/2015

SHOP LOCAL

Portland's Best Bookstores that Aren't Powell's

Find your personal page paradise with our guide to the city's under-the-radar literary hideaways—plus a few record shops to further your analog bliss.

  • By Fiona McCann
  • Published 09/21/2015
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