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READ 'EM AND EAT

Local Beer Books are Invading Powell's in August

Get the scoop on which sudsy stars will be visiting Powell’s for book readings and tell-all Q&A sessions.

  • By Allison Jones
  • Published 07/23/2015
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BOOKS

Check Out this Awesome Map of American Literary Road Trips, Including 'Wild'

Planning a road trip this summer? You could follow in the footsteps of any number of literary luminaries—including our own Cheryl Strayed—with the help of this marvelous new map from Atlas Obscura.

  • By Fiona McCann
  • Published 07/22/2015
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DISPATCH

How the Oregon Dunes Inspired Sci-Fi Classic 'Dune'

50 years ago, Frank Herbert's cult-classic novel got its start along the Oregon coast.

  • By Peter Holmstrom
  • Published 07/20/2015
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PROFILE

Portlander Ursula K. Le Guin is Breathing Fire to Save American Literature

At 85, she may be Portland’s greatest writer. She may also be the fiercest.

  • By William Anthony and Taylor Clark
  • Published 07/20/2015
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BOOKS

'My Whole Life is Kind of a Feminist Directive'

The acclaimed writer and critical thinker Maggie Nelson talks to Portland Monthly about gender fluidity, motherhood, and why the notion of a book about family is “super bleugh”

  • By Fiona McCann
  • Published 07/16/2015
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BOOKS

Lewis and Clark 2.0? Oregon Author Benjamin Percy Reimagines Discovering the West

Benjamin Percy's latest project? A post-apocalyptic reimagining of the Lewis and Clark expedition. Here, he talks Oregon, the environment, and counting Stephen King among his fans.

  • By Fiona McCann
  • Published 07/10/2015
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BOOKS

10 Portland Writers Pick Boozy Pairings for their Books

In the countdown to Portland’s annual barhopping books festival LitHop PDX—which takes place this Thursday—we asked ten local authors what drinks paired best with their books.

  • Published 06/22/2015
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INTERVIEW

Portland Author Roger Hobbs on Writing and "Delicious" Suits

The Reed College graduate shares the "very structured form" of writing a thriller.

  • Published 06/22/2015
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BOOKS & TALKS

Top Picks for the 2015 Tin House Lit Readings

Four authors to catch in Reed College's outdoor amphitheater this month.

  • Published 06/22/2015
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THE ESSENTIALS

July's Pop Culture Hot List

The book, the album, and the comic that you can't miss this month

  • Published 06/22/2015
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BOOKS

Vendela Vida On Writing, Lying, and Living with Dave Eggers

Author, founding editor of The Believer magazine and wife to writer Dave Eggers Vendela Vida tells us why all fiction writers are liars ahead of her Powell's talk next Wednesday, June 17.

  • By Fiona McCann
  • Published 06/11/2015
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BOOKS

Why Portland Was the Perfect Place to Write a Book About Sherlock Holmes

Our co-executive editor went deep on the Great Detective, and found the Rose City’s secret Victorian soul.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 06/03/2015
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THE ESSENTIALS

June's Pop Culture Hot List

The book, the album, and the movie that you can't miss this month

  • Published 05/26/2015
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BOOKS FOR BASKING

The 10 Portland Books You Must Read This Summer

Whatever your tastes, we've plucked 10 newly published works for your summer reading pleasure.

  • By Fiona McCann
  • Published 05/26/2015
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BODY TALK

Love in the Time of Breast Cancer: Talking Treatment with Kids

Portland moms help explain breast cancer—and express love—to little loved ones.

  • By Mary Stutzman
  • Published 04/30/2015
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High-Minded Reads

The Literary Stoner: Bringing Weed to Your Reads

Crime-fighting cannabis and budding business—a visiting author takes on the new politics of pot (plus three more reads to get you rolling).

  • By Ramona DeNies
  • Published 04/23/2015
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CULTURE CALL SHEET

The Latest in Portland Arts News—Anthony Bourdain is Portland-Bound!

Plus Cheryl Strayed, Arts Tax winners, Portland Center Stage, and Boom Arts

  • By Fiona McCann
  • Published 04/16/2015
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BOOKS

Poetry and a Proposal at the 28th Oregon Book Awards

Readers, writers, lovers, fighters—there was something for everyone at the 28th Oregon Book Awards.

  • By Fiona McCann
  • Published 04/14/2015
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BOOKS ON SHAME

Haven’t Yet Read These Books On Shame? Shame On You!

Two visiting authors weigh the merits of public humiliation: Jon Ronson (bad!) and Jennifer Jacquet (good!)

  • By Ramona DeNies
  • Published 04/07/2015
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CULTURE CALL SHEET

The Latest in Portland Arts News—TEDx, Poetry, and Pigs

Plus a new home for NW Dance project and a training program for wannabe theater folk

  • By Fiona McCann
  • Published 04/02/2015
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