TICKET GIVEAWAY

Win Tickets to Artists Rep’s ‘Ten Chimneys’

We talk with ART’s new artistic director, Damaso Rodriguez, about his directing debut—and give you tickets to see it (if you’re lucky). Apr 23–May 25

04/18/2013 By Aaron Scott

FILM

Q&A: Cult Star Mink Stole on Working with John Waters and Divine

Portland’s queer doc fest opens with the provocative film 'I Am Divine' on May 16, and Stole, Divine’s onscreen nemesis, dishes on the legendary drag queen and his director in advance of coming to town.

04/13/2013 By Aaron Scott

READ EM AND EAT

Q&A with Legendary Cookbook Author Deborah Madison

Former Greens chef and author of Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone talks about her latest book and her love of Oregon produce.

04/12/2013 By Allison Jones

BOOKS AND TALKS

Q&A with Benjamin Percy, Author of 'Red Moon'

The novelist chats about Oregon, our fears, and men with fangs.

04/10/2013 By Genevieve Hudson

BOOKS & TALKS

Q&A: Pulitzer-Nominated Writer Karen Russell

The author of Swamplandia! talks about her new book about lemon-juice sucking vampires in preview of her reading at Powell’s Books Cedar Hills Crossing on April 4.

04/01/2013 By Genevieve Hudson

INTERVIEW

Q&A: Jamie Lidell

English soul singer finds an '80s funky dance groove on his new album. March 30 @ Doug Fir Lounge.

03/26/2013 By Gino Cerruti

INTERVIEW

Q&A: Comedian Dave Hill

We chat with "professional moron" Dave Hill who will slay all comers at Funhouse Lounge tomorrow night!

03/20/2013 By John Chandler

BOOKS & TALKS

Q&A: Author Sam Lipsyte on "The Fun Parts"

The "novelist of his generation" talks about his bitingly funny new collection of short stories in preview of his Powell's appearance on Mar 13.

03/07/2013 By Genevieve Hudson

PLANTWISE: BOOK REVIEW & Q&A

Q&A With Amy Stewart, Author of The Drunken Botanist

Q&A with Amy Stewart, author of The Drunken Botanist, a jaunt through the history and lore of booze and the plants that make it all possible

02/17/2013 By Kate Bryant

BOOKS AND TALKS

Q&A: George Saunders

In preview of his new book, "Tenth of December," and Powell's talk on Feb. 8, the author speaks about defying categorization and teaching a young Cheryl Strayed.

02/06/2013 By Genevieve Hudson

BOOKS

Q&A: Cheryl Strayed on Dear Abby

"Wild" author and Dear Sugar advice columnist Cheryl Strayed reflects on Dear Abby writer Pauline Phillips, who died this month.

01/30/2013 By Jonathan Frochtzwajg

OPERA

Q&A: Tosca's Tosca

The soprano playing the title role in Portland Opera's new production talks Puccini and Pok Pok.

01/29/2013 By Jonathan Frochtzwajg

BOOKS

Expanded Q&A: Jonathan Franzen

The award-winning novelist discusses fame, David Foster Wallace, birding, and his recent essay collection.

01/08/2013 By Jonathan Frochtzwajg

DANCE

Q&A: OBT's Christopher Stowell on Leaving the Ballet

Yesterday the artistic director announced he was resigning. Today he tells us why.

11/29/2012 By Aaron Scott

FILM

5 Questions for Buoy Director Steve Doughton

The ballsy film recently won the Northwest Filmmakers' Festival's narrative feature award and opens at Hollywood Theatre on Wednesday.

11/26/2012 By Naomi Marshall

BOOKS

Q&A: Peter Ames Carlin on his Bruce Springsteen Bio

Carlin talks about getting unfettered access to Springsteen. Local rock royalty play a tribute concert for the book's launch on Nov. 27.

11/17/2012 Edited by Aaron Scott By Kit Mauldin

POLITICS + MUSIC

Q&A: NPR's Ari Shapiro

Culturephile picks the multitalented brain of NPR White House correspondent, occasional Pink Martini singer, and former Portlander Ari Shapiro.

11/15/2012 By Jonathan Frochtzwajg

THEATER + COMEDY

Q&A: Comedian Lauren Weedman

The one-woman force of nature returns to PDX for her show "No...You Shutup," this Fri–Sun, and talks about her upcoming show, "The People's Republic of Portland."

11/14/2012 By Aaron Scott

Mapping Portland Film

NW Filmmakers' Fest Preview and Master Chart

We talk with the NW Film Center's festival director about what's in store—and what's not to be missed. The fest runs Nov. 9–18.

11/08/2012 By Aaron Scott

INTERVIEW

5 Questions with Tails & Trotters' Pork Experts

Aaron Silverman and Mark Cockcroft share their take on the bacon shortage, porky PDX restaurants, and plans for their new brick-and-mortar butcher shop.

11/02/2012 By Allison Jones