Books

Did Portland’s Cigarette Bans Go Too Far?

One local author thinks so, making the case in his new book The Rediscovery of Tobacco.

10/07/2019 By Mark Fogerson

Podcast

Portland Makes an Eerie Backdrop for This Sci-Fi Audio Drama

HUSK explores interdimensional beings and a mysterious disappearance in the Pacific Northwest.

09/17/2019 By Kiva Hanson

Book Fest

Portland Book Festival Announces 2019 Lineup

More than 100 writers are inbound for the annual bibliophile’s bonanza.

09/06/2019 By Fiona McCann

BOOKS & TALKS

Hit Blog, Girls and Their Cats, Debuts its First Book

Oregonian BriAnne Wills turns her beloved blog into a beautiful new coffee table book.

08/20/2019 By Eden Dawn

Summer Fiction

Raised in Captivity: A Brand-New Short Story by Chuck Klosterman

The Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs author—now a Portlander!—has just released a new book. Here’s a peek inside.

07/19/2019 By Chuck Klosterman

Q&A

Kristen Arnett Talks Dark Humor, Taxidermy, and Queer Narratives

The author comes to Powell's with her smash-hit novel, Mostly Dead Things.

07/18/2019 By Eden Dawn

Books

Molly Gloss’s New Short Story Collection Takes On Elvis, Earthquakes, and Space Rangers

Unforeseen, out July 16, assembles 17 engrossing tales by the longtime Portland author.

06/25/2019 By Rebecca Jacobson

Spotlight

Zanele Mutepfa-Rhone Wants to Give Working Women a Platform

The Here to Stay series celebrates diverse business women through panel discussions and party vibes.

06/17/2019 By Eden Dawn

Television

Watch Cobie Smulders Jump Over the Broadway Bridge in ABC’s Stumptown Trailer

The Portland-set graphic novel adaptation dropped its kinetic first footage last Thursday.

05/22/2019 By Conner Reed

The Oregon Woman 2019

On Vailey Oehlke’s Watch, the Multnomah County Library Is Anything But by the Book

The library's director has built our system into a cutting-edge program envied the world over.

04/23/2019 By Beth Slovic

Books

Karen Russell’s New Story Collection Is a Wondrous, Wild Imagining

The Portland-based author of Swamplandia returns with Orange World.

04/23/2019 By Fiona McCann

Well-Versed

7 Ways to Celebrate National Poetry Month in Portland

From public-art verse to new collections and bookstore readings, here's how to fill April with poetry aplenty.

03/29/2019 By Jackson Main and Shayla Norris-York

Books & Talks

Michelle Tea Talks Tarot, Writing Sober, and the Hazards of Memoir

The author and literary organizer hosts a reading at Northeast Portland's Psychic Sister shop this Friday, March 29.

03/26/2019 By Rebecca Jacobson

Cycling Stories

How Women on Bikes Have Raised Hell Throughout History

Tessa Hulls travels back to the early days of cycling to tell stories of pioneering women, trans, and femme riders.

03/21/2019 By Rebecca Jacobson

Q&A

Cookbook Celebrity Samin Nosrat on Writing, Eating Healthy, and Trader Joe's Frozen Food

The James Beard–award winning author and host of the Netflix's Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat comes to Revolution Hall on Monday, March 11.

03/08/2019 By Jackson Main

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Mar 7–10

Ali Wong hits the Keller, the Portland Film Festival kicks off, Laura Veirs plays Polaris Hall, and Bag & Baggage revamps The Winter's Tale.

03/06/2019 By Rebecca Jacobson, Wriik Maui, and Fiona McCann

Spring Road Trips: Sonic Sidekicks

10 Oregon-Inspired Podcasts, Audiobooks, and Albums

Cue up this playlist for your next Pacific Northwest road trip.

02/26/2019 By Emma Mannheimer

Profile

Author Mitchell S. Jackson Is a Blistering, Lyrical Voice of Our Time

For proof, read the Portland-raised writer's staggeringly smart new book, Survival Math.

02/26/2019 By Fiona McCann

Books

A New Supervillain Warlord Hits Oregon—and Purrs

Meet Klawde, Feline High Commander of the planet Lyttyrboks and protagonist of a new middle-grade series by Portland's Emily Chenoweth and New Jersey's Johnny Marciano.

02/20/2019 By Wriik Maui

Television

ABC Orders TV Pilot for Portland-Made Graphic Novel Stumptown

Writer Greg Rucka, along with artists Justin Greenwood and Matthew Southworth, will be executive producers.

01/30/2019 By Marty Patail