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.

03/19/2015 By Larisa Owechko

BOOK BUZZ

Author Mitchell S. 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.

03/10/2015 By Fiona McCann

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.

03/03/2015 By Fiona McCann

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.

02/26/2015 By Rene Bermudez

#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."

02/05/2015 By Zach Dundas

CULTUREPHILE

Is This Man Portland's Best Storyteller?

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

02/02/2015 By Kevin Friedman

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.

01/29/2015 By Larisa Owechko

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.

01/13/2015 By Allison Jones

BOOKS & TALKS

Oregon Book Awards Finalists Announced

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

01/12/2015 By Aaron Scott

VIDEO GAMES

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.

01/07/2015 By Aaron Scott

BOOKS

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

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

01/05/2015 By Aaron Scott Research by Caitlin Feldman

BOOKS & TALKS

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'.

12/02/2014 By Eden Dawn and Margaret Seiler

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.

12/01/2014 By Kate Goodling

WINTER BUCKET LIST

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.

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

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.

11/20/2014 By Ramona DeNies

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.

11/18/2014 By Aaron Scott

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.

10/23/2014 By Aaron Scott

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.

10/13/2014 By Aaron Scott

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.

10/10/2014 By Catalina Gaitán

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.

10/09/2014 By Matthew Schonfeld