Body Talk

Treat Yo’self to Cruelty-Free Body Care with The Compassionate Chick’s Guide to DIY Beauty

A four-ingredient, gluten-free, vegan black forest chocolate cake face mask? Yeah, we’ve got the recipe.

08/19/2016 By Molly Woodstock

BOOKS

Once Upon a Time: Katie Chase's Short Stories Have No Happily Ever After

Portlander Chase's debut collection of dark and twisty tales has already earned her the attention of Publisher's Weekly, which dubbed her work "consistently provocative." She reads May 12 at Powell's on Hawthorne.

05/04/2016 By Fiona McCann

BOOKS

How One Portland Author Went from Self-Publishing to a Major Book Deal

It took Jason Gurley 15 years to write, scrap, re-write, self-publish, and finally get picked up by Crown Publishing. He holds forth on writing, success, and how Eleanor was born in the Oregon rain.

04/26/2016 By Sarah Hopwood

BOOKS

Happy Birthday, Our Bev! Here’s to Another Century of Ramona and Beezus

As Beverly Cleary turns 100, there are plenty of reasons to keep reading her.

04/06/2016 By Zach Dundas

BOOKS

A 50-Something, First-Time Novelist Brings Her Million-Dollar Book to Portland

Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney’s career switch from marketing to writing earned her a seven-figure advance. Ahead of her Powell's visit, she talks sibling dramas, creative flashes, and being friends with Amy Poehler.

03/24/2016 By Fiona McCann

BOOKS

Coloring Books for Grown-Ups? Portland Gets on Board

Four very Portland coloring books are coming to a store near you. Beards are a feature.

03/23/2016 By Jack Rushall

BOOKS

A New Outdoor Guidebook Just for Women

Portland-born author Ruby McConnell looked everywhere for a book that covered outdoor lady matters—you know, peeing, periods, sex, etc. It didn't exist. So she wrote it.

03/08/2016 By Ramona DeNies

SPRING ARTS

Your Guide to the 2016 Spring Arts Season

From thrash metal to Thornton Wilder, acrobat lumberjacks to Leon Bridges, we present our picks for the season’s sweetest tickets.

03/01/2016 By Ramona DeNies

Books

Monica Drake on the Folly of Loving Portland

The local author—whose new short story collection is out March 8—talks about hearing Chuck Palahniuk recite her work at Powell's, cheaper times in Portland, and why this is still a great town in which to be a writer.

02/26/2016 By Fiona McCann

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.

02/01/2016 By Marty Patail

BOOKS

Passages Bookshop Opens Its Doors . . . Again!

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

01/28/2016 By Fiona McCann

NEWS

Ursula K. Le Guin Blasts The Oregonian

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

01/20/2016 By Rebecca Jacobson

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.

01/14/2016 By Fiona McCann

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.

01/06/2016 By Fiona McCann

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).

12/22/2015 By Emma Mannheimer

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.

12/17/2015 By Fiona McCann

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.

12/14/2015 By Fiona McCann

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.

12/03/2015 By Ramona DeNies and Fiona McCann

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.

11/25/2015 By Fiona McCann

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.

11/24/2015 By Emma Mannheimer