BOOKS

Check Out this Awesome Map of American Literary Road Trips, Including 'Wild'

Planning a road trip this summer? You could follow in the footsteps of any number of literary luminaries—including our own Cheryl Strayed—with the help of this marvelous new map from Atlas Obscura.

07/22/2015 By Fiona McCann

DISPATCH

How the Oregon Dunes Inspired Sci-Fi Classic 'Dune'

50 years ago, Frank Herbert's cult-classic novel got its start along the Oregon coast.

07/20/2015 By Peter Holmstrom

PROFILE

Ursula K. Le Guin is Breathing Fire to Save American Literature

At 85, she may be Portland’s greatest writer. She may also be the fiercest.

07/20/2015 By Taylor Clark

BOOKS

'My Whole Life is Kind of a Feminist Directive'

The acclaimed writer and critical thinker Maggie Nelson talks to Portland Monthly about gender fluidity, motherhood, and why the notion of a book about family is “super bleugh”

07/16/2015 By Fiona McCann

BOOKS

Lewis and Clark 2.0? Oregon Author Benjamin Percy Reimagines Discovering the West

Benjamin Percy's latest project? A post-apocalyptic reimagining of the Lewis and Clark expedition. Here, he talks Oregon, the environment, and counting Stephen King among his fans.

07/10/2015 By Fiona McCann

BOOKS

10 Portland Writers Pick Boozy Pairings for their Books

In the countdown to Portland’s annual barhopping books festival LitHop PDX—which takes place this Thursday—we asked ten local authors what drinks paired best with their books.

06/22/2015

INTERVIEW

Portland Author Roger Hobbs on Writing and "Delicious" Suits

The Reed College graduate shares the "very structured form" of writing a thriller.

06/22/2015

THE ESSENTIALS

July's Pop Culture Hot List

The book, the album, and the comic that you can't miss this month

06/22/2015

BOOKS & TALKS

Top Picks for the 2015 Tin House Lit Readings

Four authors to catch in Reed College's outdoor amphitheater this month.

06/22/2015

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.

06/11/2015 By Fiona McCann

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.

06/03/2015 By Zach Dundas

THE ESSENTIALS

June's Pop Culture Hot List

The book, the album, and the movie that you can't miss this month

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.

05/26/2015 By Fiona McCann

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.

04/30/2015 By Mary Stutzman

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).

04/23/2015 By Ramona DeNies

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

04/16/2015 By Fiona McCann

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.

04/14/2015 By Fiona McCann

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!)

04/07/2015 By Ramona DeNies

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

04/02/2015 By Fiona McCann

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.

03/24/2015 By Zach Dundas