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

painting portland in passing

Slide Show and Q&A: Shawn Demarest's "You Are Here"

Local artist Shawn Demarest paints fleeting, sleeting Portland streetscapes in search of a sense of place. An exhibition of her work opens tomorrow.

10/31/2012 By Jonathan Frochtzwajg

Slideshow

Slide Show and Q&A: Shawn Demarest's "You Are Here"

In the transient urban landscapes she paints, Portland artist Shawn Demarest seeks to capture those evanescent moments when we stop, if only briefly, to recognize that where we are is beautiful—even in gray, rain, or sleet.

10/31/2012

have cello, will travel

Q&A: Cellist Alban Gerhardt Brings Classical Music to the People

The master German musician will perform with the Oregon Symphony on Sat. & Mon., but he'll also play free shows at Pioneer Square, OHSU, and other unlikely spots.

10/25/2012 By Aaron Scott

Interview

Portland Opera's Globe-trotting Guest Diva

An interview with Stefania Dovhan who stars in Mozart's Don Giovanni.

10/16/2012 By Zach Dundas