The Essentials

From Beth Ditto to Wonder Woman, June's Pop Culture Hot List

The records, dance show, and books you can't miss this month

05/15/2017 By Fiona McCann

Books

A New Portland Project Blows Up the Bookshelves

De-Canon puts the spotlight on writers of color.

05/15/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson

West End: Oddities

Five Things You'll Find Only in Portland's West End

From strip institutions to periodical paradises, Old Portland is alive and well around here.

05/15/2017 Edited by Kelly Clarke By Staff

Books

Staying Gold: S. E. Hinton on The Outsiders at 50

Before her author appearance at Powell’s, she talks Tulsa, Trump, and Rob Lowe.

05/11/2017 By Margaret Seiler

Holy Inclusiveness, Batman!

David Walker Pens First Comic Series Starring a Superhero with Down Syndrome

With Superb, the Portlander behind Marvel's Power Man and Iron Fist fights for a broader definition of “super.”

05/10/2017 By Kelly Clarke

Om Base

Yoga Star Jessamyn Stanley Talks Queerness, Fat Acceptance, and Deleting Social Media

Meet the Instagram celebrity and Every Body Yoga author at Powell’s on May 8.

05/03/2017 By Molly Woodstock

Books

10 Must-Visit Portland Indie Bookstores

Whether you're seeking pristine stacks of new titles or dusty antiquarian finds, these local treasures have you covered.

04/27/2017 By Lauren Kershner

Books

Literary Arts Announces Oregon Book Award Winners

Awards went to Tracy Daugherty, Walidah Imarisha, and Joyce Cherry Cresswell, among others. Read on for the full list.

04/25/2017 By Fiona McCann

Read 'Em and Eat

America’s Test Kitchen Tackles Plant-Based Recipes in Vegan for Everybody

Jack Bishop shares the biggest surprises and successes of the brand’s first vegan cookbook, including a dairy-free nacho cheese that satisfies carnivores.

04/17/2017 By Molly Woodstock

Books

The West, Two Ways: An Excerpt from Jenny Forrester's New Memoir

In Narrow River, Wide Sky, the local writer mines her childhood culture shock in Colorado.

04/17/2017 By Jenny Forrester

Geeking Out

Freak Dolls, Fan Art, and a Family Tree: A New Exhibit Digs into Geek Love

Why did Katherine Dunn’s novel develop such a devoted cult following? A Lewis & Clark show could have the answers.

03/30/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson

Food Event Spotlight

What Happens When a Tech Journalist Dives into the World of Wine?

At an upcoming Powell's event, PoMo’s own Karen Brooks interviews esteemed journalist and former Portlander Bianca Bosker about her vino-fueled voyage.

03/24/2017 By Benjamin Tepler

The Essentials

From Lidia Yuknavitch's New Novel to a Berlin Quest-Turned-Portland Play, April's Pop Culture Hot List

The singers, books, and play you can't miss this month.

03/20/2017 By Fiona McCann and Rebecca Jacobson

Books

Portlander Omar El Akkad's Debut Novel Is a Dystopian Antiwar Tale

Drones. Eco-crisis. Civil strife. American War owes more than a little to the present day.

03/20/2017 By Rayyan Al-Shawaf

The Oregon Woman: OK, Ladies

How to Fight for Social Justice and Build a Better Community—Using What You've Already Got

Got ears? Time? Money? Friends? Good. Here's your action plan.

03/20/2017 By Molly Woodstock

The Oregon Woman: Pop Culture Hit List

Bitch Cofounder Andi Zeisler Shares Her Current Pop Culture Obsessions

From Portland's She Shreds magazine to British TV series Chewing Gum, here's what the feminist writer is digging right now.

03/20/2017 By Andi Zeisler

The Oregon Woman: Queen Bitch

Andi Zeisler and Bitch Media Pushed the World to See Pop Culture through Feminist Eyes

And it worked—almost too well.

03/20/2017 By Kelly Clarke

Extreme Sports

Meet Extreme Sea Kayaker Freya Hoffmeister

The champion athlete (and ice cream mogul, and former Miss Germany contestant) passes through Portland in the way to her next adventure: a solo circumnavigation of North America.

03/20/2017 By Regan Breeden

Read 'Em and Eat

Dishing Up the Dirt with Hood River Farmer and Blogger Andrea Bemis

Score a recipe for spring harvest pizza from this CSA-inspired cookbook.

03/17/2017 By Molly Woodstock

Food Science

Alton Brown Brings His Onstage Culinary Wizardry to Portland

An actual, factual food-science celebrity—what a time to be alive.

03/09/2017 By Jason Buehrer