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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

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

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

READ EM AND EAT

Foodie Book Events in August

The City of Books is at it again, bringing headlining culinary stars to PDX for another month of book readings and tell-all Q&A sessions.

07/16/2013 By Allison Jones

INSIDE THE MAGAZINE

Arts in the July Issue

All the arts and culture-centric stories from Portland Monthly's July issue in one handy place

07/08/2013 By Allison Jones

BOOKS

Star Wars-Shakespeare Mashup

A Portland author retells George Lucas' epic saga in the Bard’s verse.

06/27/2013 By Alisha Gorder

BOOKS & TALKS

Q&A with Ian Doescher about Shakespeare on Star Wars

The author of the Shakespearian mash-up 'Star Wars: Verily A New Hope' answers the question: "Why?" He speaks at Powell’s Cedar Hills on July 2.

06/27/2013 By Alisha Gorder

BOOKS & TALKS

Portland Artists Celebrate Judy Blume

For 'Blumesday,' a bevvy of Portland artists, including China Forbes, Courtenay Hameister, and Laura Gibson, recount their most awkward experiences with the oft-censored writer's books on June 17.

06/12/2013 By Claire Gordon

FIVE QUESTIONS

What's Wrong With Plastic Surgery?

A Q & A with Eugene's anti-aging author Lauren Kessler

06/03/2013 By Rachel Rasmussen

BOOKS

Review: 'Happy Talk' by Richard Melo

A rollicking, and occasionally surreal, tale of nurses, surfers, and a film crew in Haiti

06/03/2013 By Jonathan Frochtzwajg

SUMMER GUIDE

Portland Summer Reading List

We asked best-selling thriller author Chelsea Cain to share her picks, then turned them into haikus to whet your appetite.

06/02/2013 By Allison Jones

SUMMER GUIDE

Best Places to Soak Up the Sun—and Stash a Body

Portland's best-selling thriller author Chelsea Cain takes us on a tour of her favorite summer spots, with a few fatalities along the way.

06/02/2013 By Aaron Scott

BOOKS AND TALKS

Q&A with Richard Melo, Author of 'Happy Talk'

The Portland-based novelist chats about local creatives, voodoo, and Texas blizzards.

05/21/2013 By Genevieve Hudson

BEER BULLETIN

10 Reasons to Read 'Beer Lover's Oregon'

Logan Thompson's new beer guide offers top picks from scores of Oregon breweries—and a great game of “Beer Roulette.”

05/02/2013 By Branden Andersen

LONG STORY SHORT

Adulting Tips from Kelly Williams Brown

The Oregonian author dishes on her beginner’s guide to adulthood, Adulting: How to Become a Grown-Up in 468 Easy(ish) Steps.

05/01/2013 Edited by Rachel Ritchie

IN THE SPOTLIGHT

Q&A with Michael Pollan

The biggest name in American food activism and author of The Omnivore’s Dilemma, The Botany of Desire, and In Defense of Food discusses his new book, Cooked: a Natural History of Transformation.

05/01/2013 By Allison Jones