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The Latest in Portland Arts News—TEDx, Poetry, and Pigs

Plus a new home for NW Dance project and a training program for wannabe theater folk

  • By Fiona McCann
  • Published 04/02/2015


Barney Frank on Why Today's Right-Wingers Are the Worst of All Time

The gay rights icon and ex-Massachusetts congressman visits Portland for some 'Frank' talk.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 03/24/2015


Children’s Author Rilla Alexander on Ideas and Inspiration

Creative Mornings puts Portland-based designer, illustrator, and children’s book writer Rilla Alexander on the stage to talk about procrastination and the creative process.

  • By Larisa Owechko
  • Published 03/19/2015


Author Mitchell Jackson Talks Portland, Prison, and Politics

He was a teenage drug dealer in North Portland. Now he’s an award-winning novelist and teacher at NYU. Find out why the PDX native says this city made him who he is today.

  • By Fiona McCann
  • Published 03/10/2015


Portland Author Tom Spanbauer Wins Stewart Holbrook Literary Legacy Award

The novelist and local writing guru is honored for his “outstanding contributions to Oregon’s literary life"—and we're here for that.

  • By Fiona McCann
  • Published 03/03/2015


The Epitome of Cool: Sonic Youth's Kim Gordon Wrote a Memoir

The famously reserved rock star joins local jack-of-all-arts Jon Raymond March 3 at Powells. And as it turns out, Jon's a big fan.

  • By Rene Bermudez
  • Published 02/26/2015


Writer and Private Investigator Rene Denfeld on Portland Sexism

"The women are going to raise the kids and the chickens, and the guys are going to drink beer, look like lumberjacks, and throw darts."

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 02/05/2015


Is This Man Portland's Best Storyteller?

With his new book, the storyteller cements his status as one of Portland’s finest raconteurs.

  • By Kevin Friedman
  • Published 02/02/2015


Great Lines from Songwriter Nick Jaina's New Memoir

Out this week, a new memoir on failure from the prolific Portland composer. From errant love songs to Calvin and Hobbes, we share some highlights.

  • By Larisa Owechko
  • Published 01/29/2015


Author Michael Chabon Talks Comic Books and Songwriting

The Pulitzer-winning author of The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay spills the details on his collaboration with Portland comic czar Matt Fraction and British super-producer Mark Ronson in preview of his Jan 15 talk.

  • By Allison Jones
  • Published 01/13/2015


Oregon Book Awards Finalists Announced

Books about the End Times, the wonders of soil, PTSD fever dreams, and more top the list.

  • By Aaron Scott
  • Published 01/12/2015


Zombies in Space: Daniel Wilson’s Killer Sci-Fi Game App

The best-selling local author's new game about surviving virus-infected zombies in space uses voice recognition. It’s called 'Mayday: Deep Space' and it’s out today.

  • By Aaron Scott
  • Published 01/07/2015


Drugs, Doms & Squirrel Brains: TMI Moments from PDX Memoirs

A look back at some of the cringiest overshares from our favorite Portland authors

  • By Caitlin Feldman and Aaron Scott
  • Published 01/05/2015


Rescheduled: Insider Secrets on The Princess Bride As Told to Us By Westley Himself

Iconic actor Cary Elwes tells us insider secrets about what it was like making one of the most beloved films of all time. Hear from Elwes yourself at his upcoming Dec. 17 reading from his new book, 'As You Wish'.

  • By Margaret Seiler and Eden Dawn
  • Published 12/02/2014


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


How to Hibernate Like a True Portlander

From oddball home deliveries to streaming videos and board games, we've got plenty of reasons to pray for a snow day.

  • By Sarah Ostaszewski, Win Goodbody, Kelly Clarke, Allison Jones, and Aaron Scott
  • Published 12/01/2014


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


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


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


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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