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SHOPPING LIST

Gift Guide: 5 Intellectual Books for Your Bibliophile Bestie

Mother Foucault’s Bookshop on SE Morrison Street is a heady hub for global literature and philosophy.

  • By Kate Goodling
  • Published 12/01/2014
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BOOKS & TALKS

Ursula K. Le Guin Burns Down the National Book Awards

The local literary supernova brought the book world to its feet with an acceptance speech that censured Amazon and sparked an international frenzy.

  • By Ramona DeNies
  • Published 11/20/2014
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FILM

Cheryl Strayed Talks About Filming 'Wild' with Reese Witherspoon (And Meeting Channing Tatum)

We ask the best-selling author about watching Reese Witherspoon act out her life, getting the fateful call from Oprah, and what's next. The film opens Dec 12.

  • By Aaron Scott
  • Published 11/18/2014
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BOOKS & TALKS

Lois Leveen on Rewriting ‘Romeo and Juliet’ in 'Juliet's Nurse'

The author retells the iconic love story from the viewpoint of Juliet’s nurse, which involved researching the sex lives of 14th century women and why people were so into fighting. She speaks at Broadway Books Oct 28.

  • By Aaron Scott
  • Published 10/23/2014
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BOOKS & TALKS

Carrie Brownstein on Lena Dunham, 'Girls,' and 'Portlandia'

Riot grrrls meets 'Girls" on Oct 19 as the 'Portlandia' star and former Sleater-Kinney guitarist talks with the star of HBO’s 'Girls' about her new book.

  • By Aaron Scott
  • Published 10/13/2014
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BOOKS & TALKS

Literary Arts to Host a New OPB Show and Wordstock

The local nonprofit will broadcast its audio archives on OPB and take over the city’s annual literary festival.

  • By Catalina Gaitán
  • Published 10/10/2014
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BOOKS & TALKS

Taxidermy Like You've Never Seen It Before

Artist Robert Marbury shares picks from his guide to rogue taxidermy art, which includes PDX artist Peter Gronquist. Oct 13.

  • By Matthew Schonfeld
  • Published 10/09/2014
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BOOKS & TALKS

Your "Locals Only" Fall Reading List

Four new releases from Portland authors explore fundamentalism, Hollywood, and a retelling of Romeo and Juliet.

  • By Schuyler Keenan
  • Published 09/25/2014
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EDITOR'S PICKS

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Aug 7–10

Providence Bridge Pedal combines Portland's bikes and bridges, First Thursday hits the streets with art, and the Bite of Oregon reminds you that Portland is one of the best places to be hungry (as if you needed reminding).

  • By Schuyler Keenan, Portland Monthly Staff, and Aaron Scott
  • Published 08/07/2014
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BOOKS & TALKS

Two Debut Portland Authors Win Raves from the New York Times and NPR

David Shafer’s 'Whiskey Tango Foxtrot' and Chris Leslie-Hynan’s 'Ride Around Shining' just might be the reads of the summer. Both authors read at Powell’s this week.

  • By Aaron Scott
  • Published 08/05/2014
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EDITOR'S PICKS

Top Things to Do This Weekend: July 10–13

Wes's World takes us on a trek through cinema history, hundreds gather to watch the World Cup finals, and 'The Book of Mormon' takes a stab at everything sacred.

  • By Schuyler Keenan, Portland Monthly Staff, and Aaron Scott
  • Published 07/10/2014
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BOOKS AND TALKS

6 Things We Learned from Christine McKinley's Physics for Rock Stars

McKinley teaches us how to make the laws of the universe work in our favor in her new book—or, at least explains a thing or two our high school teachers failed to. Book Release Party June 15

  • By Danielle Klenak
  • Published 06/12/2014
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BOOKS & TALKS

June's Killer Literary Events

LitHop and Poetry Press Week, PDX's best new lit happenings, kick off a crazy month that also includes Tom Robbins, Blumesday, and some local debuts.

  • By Danielle Klenak
  • Published 06/04/2014
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CULTUREPHILE

Local Author's Robot Apocalypse Takes Over the World

Author Daniel H. Wilson has won legions of fans with his provocative tales of robot uprisings.

  • By Jonathan Frochtzwajg
  • Published 05/29/2014
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EDITOR'S PICKS

Top Things To Do This Weekend: May 15-18

A trio of great plays, a trio of great authors (Ursula K. Le Guin, Cheryl Strayed, and Lidia Yuknavitch), and tickets go on sale to Lauryn Hill (sans Fugees trio).

  • By Danielle Klenak, Portland Monthly Staff, and Aaron Scott
  • Published 05/15/2014
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BIG PICTURE

Tea and Circumstantial Evidence

Once a month, a bunch of nice ladies (and a few gents) gather for Chinese food and civilized banter about violent crime.

  • By Angela Sanders
  • Published 05/01/2014
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READ EM AND EAT

New Book Explores Portland Food Cart Stories

Discover the history behind the city's most esteemed food carts from Portland-based food truck fan Steven Shomler in his new book.

  • By Brooke Bass
  • Published 04/22/2014
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BOOKS AND TALKS

Ian Doescher Returneth to a Galaxy Far, Far Away

The PDX author of NYT-bestseller "William Shakespeare’s Star Wars" talks about the sequel and giving the space worm a soliloquy. "The Empire Striketh Back" comes out today.

  • By Peter Holmstrom
  • Published 03/18/2014
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BOOKS & TALKS

Oregon Book Awards: Winners and Winners

Recapping the state's literary Oscars: the wins, the surprises, the speeches, the champagne in the shower. It's all here.

  • By Aaron Scott
  • Published 03/18/2014
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Books & Talks

Tom Spanbauer: The Godfather of Portland's Writing Scene

Local authors Cheryl Strayed, Chelsea Cain, Monica Drake, and others tell us why Spanbauer is at the heart of Portland's literary world.

  • By Aaron Scott
  • Published 03/13/2014
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