Books & Talks

ticket giveaway

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

Happenings

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.

08/23/2012

Article

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

5 MINUTES WITH

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

Now Read This

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

Mudroom

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

Mudroom

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

Now Read This

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

Culturephile

Lost in Space

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

04/27/2012 By Shane Danaher

Mudroom

PDX Index: The Library

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

04/27/2012 By Will Lambeth

Now Read This

The Listeners

A vivid novel explores childhood and death in new ways.

04/27/2012 By Pauls Toutonghi

Now Read This

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

Mudroom

The Cleary Century

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

03/23/2012 By Will Lambeth

Now Read This

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

Mudroom

Five Questions For… David Wolman

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

01/26/2012 By Zach Dundas

Now Read This

Crazy Enough

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

12/23/2011 By Anne Adams

Read This

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