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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

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

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

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

BODY TALK

Love in the Time of Breast Cancer: Talking Treatment with Kids

Portland moms help explain breast cancer—and express love—to little loved ones.

  • By Mary Stutzman
  • Published 04/30/2015

High-Minded Reads

The Literary Stoner: Bringing Weed to Your Reads

Crime-fighting cannabis and budding business—a visiting author takes on the new politics of pot (plus three more reads to get you rolling).

  • By Ramona DeNies
  • Published 04/23/2015

CULTURE CALL SHEET

The Latest in Portland Arts News—Anthony Bourdain is Portland-Bound!

Plus Cheryl Strayed, Arts Tax winners, Portland Center Stage, and Boom Arts

  • By Fiona McCann
  • Published 04/16/2015

BOOKS

Poetry and a Proposal at the 28th Oregon Book Awards

Readers, writers, lovers, fighters—there was something for everyone at the 28th Oregon Book Awards.

  • By Fiona McCann
  • Published 04/14/2015

BOOKS ON SHAME

Haven’t Yet Read These Books On Shame? Shame On You!

Two visiting authors weigh the merits of public humiliation: Jon Ronson (bad!) and Jennifer Jacquet (good!)

  • By Ramona DeNies
  • Published 04/07/2015

CULTURE CALL SHEET

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

BOOKS

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

BOOKS AND TALKS

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

BOOK BUZZ

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

BOOK BUZZ

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

BOOKS & TALKS

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

#OREGONWOMAN

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

CULTUREPHILE

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

BOOKS

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

BOOKS & TALKS

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

BOOKS & TALKS

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
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