BOOKS

Q&A: Karen Karbo on Julia Child

The Portland writer dishes on her new book about the French-cooking queen. She reads a Powell's on Oct 1.

09/23/2013 By Jonathan Frochtzwajg

INTERVIEW

Malcolm Gladwell (The Extended Interview)

The best-selling author of The Tipping Point and Blink on his imitators, rooting for the favorite, and becoming Goliath

09/10/2013 By Taylor Clark

REVIEW

Book Review: Douglas Lain's 'Billy Moon'

An enchanting magical-realist tale winding through Paris in the radical '60s and Winnie-the-Pooh's Hundred Acre Wood.

09/03/2013 By Katie Gourley

ON OUR BOOKSHELF

What is Good Food?

Margaret Wittenberg's newly revised "Essential Good Food Guide" delivers the facts behind the fads for healthy eating at home.

08/23/2013 By Kristin Belz

APPRECIATION

Taking Tapas to the Masses

Penelope Casas was the trailblazing food writer who brought Spanish tapas to our American tables.

08/19/2013 By Kristin Belz

BOOKS

Review: Peter Orner's Last Car Over the Sagamore Bridge

The acclaimed writer's new story collection is a brisk but considered celebration of obstinacy. Orner reads at Powell's August 19.

08/15/2013 By Marco España

CULTURE

Fifty Shades of Gus Van Sant

Portland's gay art-house cinema legend angled to direct the mass-market "mommy porn" movie and lost. Here's what we may have missed.

08/01/2013

CULTUREPHILE

Mitchell S. Jackson's 'The Residue Years'

The local writer's debut novel is a requiem for 1990s Northeast Portland, drugs and all.

08/01/2013 By Jonathan Frochtzwajg

CULTURE

How to Check Out Tin House's Superstar Authors This Month

An outsider's insider guide to the Tin House reading series

07/01/2013 By Chelsea Bieker

BOOKS

Star Wars-Shakespeare Mashup

A Portland author retells George Lucas' epic saga in the Bard’s verse.

06/27/2013 By Alisha Gorder

BOOKS & TALKS

Q&A with Ian Doescher about Shakespeare on Star Wars

The author of the Shakespearian mash-up 'Star Wars: Verily A New Hope' answers the question: "Why?" He speaks at Powell’s Cedar Hills on July 2.

06/27/2013 By Alisha Gorder

STYLE SPOTLIGHT

Dracula in Dior

A new book poses the question: If the Devil Can Wear Prada, Shouldn't Dracula Wear Dior?

06/12/2013 By Eden Dawn

FIVE QUESTIONS

What's Wrong With Plastic Surgery?

A Q & A with Eugene's anti-aging author Lauren Kessler

06/03/2013 By Rachel Rasmussen

BOOKS

Review: 'Happy Talk' by Richard Melo

A rollicking, and occasionally surreal, tale of nurses, surfers, and a film crew in Haiti

06/03/2013 By Jonathan Frochtzwajg

SUMMER GUIDE

Portland Summer Reading List

We asked best-selling thriller author Chelsea Cain to share her picks, then turned them into haikus to whet your appetite.

06/02/2013 By Allison Jones

SUMMER GUIDE

Best Places to Soak Up the Sun—and Stash a Body

Portland's best-selling thriller author Chelsea Cain takes us on a tour of her favorite summer spots, with a few fatalities along the way.

06/02/2013 By Aaron Scott

INTERVIEW + TICKET GIVEAWAY

Q&A with H. Jon Benjamin from 'Bob’s Burgers' and 'Archer'

Win tickets to 'Bob’s Burgers Live'—a sold out night of standup and shenanigans with the cast of the animated show. May 10 at the Crystal Ballroom.

05/01/2013 By Marty Patail

LONG STORY SHORT

Adulting Tips from Kelly Williams Brown

The Oregonian author dishes on her beginner’s guide to adulthood, Adulting: How to Become a Grown-Up in 468 Easy(ish) Steps.

05/01/2013 Edited by Rachel Ritchie

IN THE SPOTLIGHT

Q&A with Michael Pollan

The biggest name in American food activism and author of The Omnivore’s Dilemma, The Botany of Desire, and In Defense of Food discusses his new book, Cooked: a Natural History of Transformation.

05/01/2013 By Allison Jones

ARTS NEWS

Breaking: Chelsea Cain to Kick Off New Series

The best-selling author is jumping over to Simon & Schuster for a new series about a kidnapping bounty hunter. Fret not: the Archie Sheridan series will also continue.

04/25/2013 By Aaron Scott