Books

5 Picks for the Portland Book Festival (Formerly Known as Wordstock)

Saturday’s literary event offers a smorgasbord of bookish delights. We’ve narrowed the list for your delectation. 

11/08/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson and Fiona McCann

Comics

In a New Book, the Comics Writers Behind Oh Joy Sex Toy Tackle Sex Ed

Portlanders Erika Moen and Matthew Nolan set out to school us on the basics.

10/17/2018 By Fiona McCann

Books

A New Bookstore Comes to Downtown Gresham

On November 2, librarian Stephanie Csaszar opens Books Around the Corner, a shop inspired (in part) by You've Got Mail.

10/17/2018 By James Stevens

Hometown Pride

PoMo Critic Karen Brooks Featured in The Best American Food Writing 2018

Food literature idol Ruth Reichl curates 28 of the nation’s best writers for the inaugural edition.

10/16/2018 By Benjamin Tepler

Books & Talks

Women's Rage Is Transforming America, Says Rebecca Traister

In her new book, Good and Mad, the journalist argues that female fury is exactly what our country needs right now.

10/02/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson

Heroes & Villains

Forget Superheroes: These Comics Take On Politicians and Rock Stars

James Comey to Osama bin Laden to Lady Gaga, Portland's TidalWave Productions turns news into comic books.

09/18/2018 By Sam Pape

Documentary

New Ursula K. Le Guin Documentary Premieres in Portland 

Arwen Curry’s film about the late author, who died in January of this year, gets its first national screening at the Northwest Film Center. 

09/13/2018 By Fiona McCann

Tales of the City

Back Fence PDX Turns 10 with a Farewell to Its Signature Show

But the stories don't end there.

09/11/2018 By Fiona McCann

Festivals

3 Things to Do at Rose City Comic Con This Weekend

Portland’s biggest celebration of fandom, comics, and cosplay starts tonight.

09/07/2018 By Allison Place

Arts News

Tom Hanks and Abbi Jacobson Are Coming to Portland

The stars will hit town in November for the Portland Book Festival (formerly Wordstock), alongside such authors as Rachel Kushner, Jonathan Lethem, and Lauren Groff.

09/07/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson

Nostalgia

Miss Barack Obama? Here’s a Book of Postcards for You

A Portland couple—she's an illustrator; he's a children's book writer—pay tribute to 44.

08/23/2018 By Sam Pape

Books

A Portland Writer Tracks a Grisly 1849 Murder

Paul Collins's new book, Blood and Ivy, exhumes a once-infamous doctor-on-doctor crime.

07/20/2018 By Catherine Johnson

Summer Reads

Summer Reads 2018: Fresh Fiction and Poetry from Top Oregon Writers

It's hammock-reading season, and we've got brand-new words from a slew of local authors.

07/17/2018 Edited by Fiona McCann

Summer Reads 2018

What Happens When 10 Portland Authors Write Tweet-Length Short Stories?

You get oncologists, ogres, and sex tapes.

07/17/2018

Summer Reads 2018

Water Aerobics: An Essay by Courtenay Hameister

"I moved to a spot in the shallow end. I admit that I was already judging Molly harshly for her Chinese-character tattoo because I was jealous of her leg muscles."

07/17/2018 By Courtenay Hameister

Summer Reads 2018

Summer Reads 2018: Fresh Verse from 3 Portland Poets

We've got brand-new poetry from Stephanie Adams-Santos, Shayla Lawson, and Zachary Schomburg.

07/17/2018 By Stephanie Adams-Santos, Shayla Lawson, and Zachary Schomburg

Summer Reads 2018

The Moraine: A Short Story by Leni Zumas

"The letter announces that the Moraine has been sold and is scheduled for demolition. Residents must vacate the premises within sixty days."

07/17/2018 By Leni Zumas Illustrations by Amrita Marino

Digital Doomlands

A Portland Journalist's New Book Ventures into Silicon Valley's Dark Side

In Live Work Work Work Die, Corey Pein digs up sobering stuff. If you're connected (and aren't we all?), be concerned.

06/19/2018 By Zach Dundas and Marty Patail Illustrations by Amy Martin

Meat, Pray, Love

How Portlander Camas Davis Turned from Journalism to Butchery

Her new memoir, Killing It: An Education, chronicles the long, bloody move.

06/19/2018 By Natasha Tandler

Women's Work

Here Are 3 Opportunities to Hang Out with Amazing Portland Women

Swill lady-made gin, combat the wage gap, and get an earful of risky lit.

06/07/2018 By Kelly Clarke