Get Out

How Looking out the Window Can Help You Survive a Concrete World

In her new book, environmental journalist Florence Williams digs into nature’s potent healing properties. See her at Powell’s on February 14.

02/06/2017 By Regan Breeden

Body Talk

Treat Yo’self to Cruelty-Free Body Care with The Compassionate Chick’s Guide to DIY Beauty

A four-ingredient, gluten-free, vegan black forest chocolate cake face mask? Yeah, we’ve got the recipe.

08/19/2016 By Molly Woodstock

BOOKS & TALKS

Lidia Yuknavitch Celebrates Misfits in Viral TED Talk

The Portland author has been racking up views with a moving TED talk about being a misfit and overcoming obstacles.

05/25/2016 By Fiona McCann

BOOKS

Once Upon a Time: Katie Chase's Short Stories Have No Happily Ever After

Portlander Chase's debut collection of dark and twisty tales has already earned her the attention of Publisher's Weekly, which dubbed her work "consistently provocative." She reads May 12 at Powell's on Hawthorne.

05/04/2016 By Fiona McCann

BOOKS

How One Portland Author Went from Self-Publishing to a Major Book Deal

It took Jason Gurley 15 years to write, scrap, re-write, self-publish, and finally get picked up by Crown Publishing. He holds forth on writing, success, and how Eleanor was born in the Oregon rain.

04/26/2016 By Sarah Hopwood

THE ESSENTIALS

Summer Cannibals to Phil Knight: May’s Pop Culture Hot List

The album, book, festival, and play you can’t miss this month

04/22/2016 By Fiona McCann

BOOKS

Happy Birthday, Our Bev! Here’s to Another Century of Ramona and Beezus

As Beverly Cleary turns 100, there are plenty of reasons to keep reading her.

04/06/2016 By Zach Dundas

BOOKS & TALKS

Tin House's Rob Spillman Talks East and West Berlin, and the Trials of Communist Laundromats

Spillman’s new memoir, All Tomorrow’s Parties, recounts his early years in bohemian West Berlin and his return to the post-Soviet-era city at age 25.

03/31/2016 By Rebecca Jacobson

THE ESSENTIALS

Singer-Songwriter Laura Gibson to Essayist Sally Tisdale: April’s Pop Culture Hot List

The concert, web series, and book you can’t miss this month.

03/25/2016 By Fiona McCann

PORTLAND'S FUTURE

Five Young Portland Artists on the Verge

From a St. Johns rapper to a preteen actor, these are the rising stars to watch.

03/25/2016 By Fiona McCann

BOOKS

A 50-Something, First-Time Novelist Brings Her Million-Dollar Book to Portland

Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney’s career switch from marketing to writing earned her a seven-figure advance. Ahead of her Powell's visit, she talks sibling dramas, creative flashes, and being friends with Amy Poehler.

03/24/2016 By Fiona McCann

BOOKS

Coloring Books for Grown-Ups? Portland Gets on Board

Four very Portland coloring books are coming to a store near you. Beards are a feature.

03/23/2016 By Jack Rushall

POMO PICKS

Top Things to Do This Weekend: March 10–13

Esperanza Spalding reinvents herself, Artists Rep journeys to Africa, and Ghost World author Daniel Clowes debuts a sci-fi love story. Oh, and the Biebs is in town.

03/10/2016 By Rebecca Jacobson, Ramona DeNies, and Sylvia Randall-Muñoz

BOOKS

A New Outdoor Guidebook Just for Women

Portland-born author Ruby McConnell looked everywhere for a book that covered outdoor lady matters—you know, peeing, periods, sex, etc. It didn't exist. So she wrote it.

03/08/2016 By Ramona DeNies

BOOKS & TALKS

Single Women Are Changing America, Says Rebecca Traister

What does it mean that women are delaying marriage—or choosing not to marry at all? In her new book, All the Single Ladies, Traister says that's excellent news.

03/07/2016 By Rebecca Jacobson

POMO PICKS

Top Things to Do This Weekend: March 3-6

Cat-inspired improv, teddy bear shamanism, stilt-walking saxophonists, and a superhero battle royale. Brace yourself.

03/03/2016 By Rebecca Jacobson, Ramona DeNies, and Sylvia Randall-Muñoz

SPRING ARTS

Your Guide to the 2016 Spring Arts Season

From thrash metal to Thornton Wilder, acrobat lumberjacks to Leon Bridges, we present our picks for the season’s sweetest tickets.

03/01/2016 By Ramona DeNies

Books

Monica Drake on the Folly of Loving Portland

The local author—whose new short story collection is out March 8—talks about hearing Chuck Palahniuk recite her work at Powell's, cheaper times in Portland, and why this is still a great town in which to be a writer.

02/26/2016 By Fiona McCann

PUBLISHING NEWS

Tin House Publisher Win McCormack Purchases The New Republic

The progressive magazine, which has weathered several tumultuous years, has been sold to McCormack, a longtime publisher and one of Oregon's biggest Democratic donors.

02/26/2016 By Rebecca Jacobson

POMO PICKS

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Feb 25–28

Lewis Black puts on his angry face, New Orleans funk comes to the Crystal, and Romeo and Juliet do some pirouettes. Send February out with a bang.

02/25/2016 By Ramona DeNies and Rebecca Jacobson