ROUNDUP

Cooklandia

From books revealing the secret recipes of Portland's top chefs to essential DIY guides from local cooks, editors from New York to San Francisco are working the 503 area code.

12/02/2013 By Karen Brooks

BOOKS AND TALKS

Q&A: Gonzo Reporter Chas Smith

The bad-boy, globe-trotting Oregon-native takes on the sordid, drug-addled surf industry in "Welcome to Paradise, Now Go to Hell." He reads at Powell's on Nov. 25

11/20/2013 By Ally Bordas

RECAP

Poetry Press Week in Review

Blood stained ghost costumes, Laura Gibson crooning on guitar, and readers marching down catwalks kicked off a captivating new poetry event.

11/14/2013 By Kristin Leigh

CULTURE

How to Save the Bookstore

Author Ann Patchett returned independent bookselling to Nashville—and has some tips for the rest of America's bibliophiles

11/01/2013 By Emily Gravlin

MUSIC

Q&A: Norfolk & Western's Adam Selzer

The multitalented musician talks about his new graphic novel, which chronicles a lonely seven-week tour supporting a Christian rock band.

10/30/2013 By Nathan Tucker

SPOTLIGHT

Local Book Czar Kevin Sampsell Releases Debut Novel

Long a kingpin of the local literary scene, Kevin Sampsell joins the ranks of its novelists with his debut book This is Between Us.

10/23/2013 By Aaron Scott

A WONDERFUL GAME

Junot Diaz: An Interview Across the Ages

In honor of the Pulitzer-winning author's reading at Powell's on Oct 21, we turn the tables on Díaz, who is well known for his hidden structures and love of games.

10/16/2013 By Kit Mauldin

BOOKS

Q&A: A.M. Homes

The acclaimed, notoriously dark writer, appearing at Wordstock Saturday, talks about gender inequality in literature, what dick pics say about our sense of self, and why 9/11 made her writing more optimistic.

10/02/2013 By Jonathan Frochtzwajg

BOOKS

Wordstock: A Reader's Digest

Portland's annual literary festival takes over the Oregon Convention Center Oct 3–6. Peruse our abridged schedule for the fest's best-bet writers and talks.

10/01/2013 By Jonathan Frochtzwajg

NOW READ THIS

Book Review: Cari Luna's 'The Revolution of Every Day'

The recent New York transplant's debut novel explores questions of home and homelessness in the mid-1990s.

10/01/2013 By Katie Gourley

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