Books & Talks

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Win Tickets to Food Guru Mark Bittman

The author and New York Times food visionary is kicking off the new blockbuster foodie fest, Feast, with a talk on Sept. 20. And we've got tickets for you!

09/05/2012 By Aaron Scott


Portland Undressed: Dinner and Conversation with New York Author Elizabeth Cline

Elizabeth Cline, author of Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion comes to Portland Tuesday night for a round table discussion on the importance of supporting your local fashion industry.

08/30/2012 By Eden Dawn

Book Review

Dora: A Headcase By Lidia Yuknavitch

Oregon author Lidia Yuknavitch utilizes "the scary teenage girl" as a razor-edged scalpel for dissecting what it means to be categorized, typed, and diagnosed.

08/23/2012 By Roxanne Myslewski

On The Town

Long Distance Love

Tin House magazine cultivates a transcontinental bond.



Excerpt: The Mighty Gastropolis

Food editor Karen Brooks’s new book charts the rise of America’s most original food destination.

08/23/2012 By Karen Brooks


Adrienne Barbeau

Her 45-year career has taken her from Broadway to primetime television, where she starred as a divorced mom on Norman Lear’s acclaimed 1970s sitcom _Maude_. But Adrienne Barbeau will forever be known as a fan-boy sex symbol thanks to her bold, buxom roles

07/24/2012 By John Chandler

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Book Review: Kill You Twice

Portland writer Chelsea Cain returns with another bloody installment in her Gretchen Lowell series.

07/20/2012 By Amber Villa-Zang


Five Questions With Celeste Brash

A veteran travel writer regales us with tales from her trips—from black magic curses in Java to finding love with a Tahitian pearl diver.

07/18/2012 By Heather Strang


Five Questions With… Meghan McCain

For John McCain’s daughter, it’s always 4:20 somewhere. Blame her newfound liberal tendencies on co-author Michael Ian Black.

06/22/2012 By Kit Mauldin

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Book Review: Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt

Comics journalist Joe Sacco and war correspondant Chris Hedges turn their attention to the poorest cities in our own country.

05/24/2012 By Douglas Wolk

Long Story [Short]

The Refugee

Award-winning Portland author Ismet Prcic offers a glimpse of growing up in war-torn Bosnia, his struggles with PTSD, and the therapeutic power of writing.

05/24/2012 By Taylor Clark


Lost in Space

Jon Raymond navigates wrong turns and dead ends in _Rain Dragon_.

04/27/2012 By Shane Danaher


PDX Index: The Library

Let's check out the decimal points being made at the library.

04/27/2012 By Will Lambeth

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The Listeners

A vivid novel explores childhood and death in new ways.

04/27/2012 By Pauls Toutonghi

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Glamour in Glass

Magic meets Jane Austen in a new novel by award-winning fantasy author Mary Robinette Kowal—reviewed by award-winning fantasy author Jay Lake!

03/23/2012 By Jay Lake


The Cleary Century

Follow the timeline of Beverly Cleary, the beloved kid-lit author from Klickitat Street.

03/23/2012 By Will Lambeth

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Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail

Portland author Cheryl Strayed finds herself on the Pacific Crest Trail in a new memoir.

02/23/2012 By Brian Barker


Five Questions For… David Wolman

Local writer David Wolman answers questions about the current state of currency.

01/26/2012 By Zach Dundas

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Crazy Enough

Storm Large's manic memoir is a ragamuffin to rock-star story.

12/23/2011 By Anne Adams

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Milk Bar, By (Buy) the Book

An irreverent yet exacting new baking bible reveals how to make your own Crack Pie (and other secrets).

11/22/2011 By Kristin Belz