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Home Stills book

Home Stills by Bastienne Schmidt is a beautiful photographic look at suburban solitude well worth a place on any bookshelf.

04/01/2011 By Amara Holstein

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Recovery Road

From author Blake Nelson, Recovery Road takes us on a journey through the life of a 16-year-old girl who struggles to remove herself from her past life's experiences with drugs and alcohol.

02/16/2011 By Anne Adams

Mudroom

30 Seconds With… Chelsea Cain

An interview with author Chelsea Cain. She tells us about her quirky serial killer mystery novels and her choice of murder weapons.

02/11/2011

LONG STORY [SHORT]

The Destroyer

An interview with best-selling science fiction author S.M. Stirling, who has envisioned a post-apocalyptic Oregon in his Emberverse series. _Tears of the Sun_ will be published in September 2011.

01/19/2011 By Martin Patail

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30 seconds with… Richard Settersten

The coauthor of _Not Quite Adults_, comes to the aid of twentysomething late-bloomers.

12/22/2010 By Zach Dundas

tune in: television

Tune In: The Speakeasy

New OPB arts & culture show features some names we recognize.

12/18/2010 By Anne Adams

Article

November Bright Lights

11/19/2010

Portland Monthly Book Exerpt

Human/Nature

In his new autobiography, _Cache: Creating Natural Economies_, Spencer Beebe offers a tell-all look at his successes, failures, and the larger, often rut-ridden forks in the road between.

11/18/2010 By Spencer Beebe

phile under: books

5 Questions for Viva Las Vegas

The stripper/author exposes her passions, motivations—and "Lutheran ethnicity."

11/03/2010 By Anne Adams

Article

Text Appeal

This year marked the 5th annual Text Ball, an integral part of the Wordstock festival. This year's theme, "Text Appeal," inspired a variety of alluring costumes—all home-made. _*Watch the slideshow*_

10/20/2010 By Georgia Perry

Slideshow

Slide Show: Text Appeal

This year marked the 5th annual Text Ball, an integral part of the Wordstock festival. This year's theme, "Text Appeal," inspired a variety of alluring costumes—all home-made. _*Watch the slideshow*_

10/20/2010

Mudroom

30 Seconds With…Phil Stanford

Phil Stanford, author of _The Peyton-Allan Files_, a true crime story about a brutal, mysterious Portland double homicide.

10/11/2010 By Randy Gragg

Fiction

Grass At My Feet

Gretchen Flesher Duggan’s "Grass at My Feet" is the winner of the 2010 Wordstock Short Fiction Competition.

09/13/2010 By Gretchen Flesher Duggan

Preview

Mother Nature's Bad Boy

The Wolverine Way offers an unforgettable look at one of the world’s surliest predators

06/15/2010

Bright Lights: Discussions About the City

Bright Lights with Mike Houck

Mike Houck discussed his latest efforts to develop natural habitat in the city, from Ross Island to green roofs, along with the successes and controversies of his three decades of conservation work.

05/18/2010

Slideshow

Slide Show: Checked Out

Multnomah County libraries loan us a peek into what's being checked-out these days.

05/17/2010

Mudroom

Checked Out

Multnomah County libraries loan us a peek into what's being checked-out these days.

05/17/2010 By Taryn Wheeler

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Putting Away Childish Things

Marcus J. Borg strays away from his religious nonfiction works to write a novel—a religious studies professor internally gets torn between her faith as an Episcopalian and her experiences at a liberal arts college.

04/23/2010 By Graham Bell

VIDEO

Bright Lights on Metro

Though their politics align in many ways, the three candidates for the position of Metro president bring different backgrounds and political instincts to the job. At Bright Lights on March 8, 2010 the candidates Rex Burkholder, Bob Stacey and Tom Hughes d

03/17/2010

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Lean on Pete

Willy Vlautin's latest tale finds its 15-year-old protagonist searching for a family connection at Portland Meadows.

03/16/2010 By Randy Gragg