The Justice Department has prosecuted
more than 500 terrorism defendants since 9/11. On its face, that
statistic seems to show the federal government is doing its level best
to keep us safe. But
Portland author Patrick deWitt got his break through free drinks.
Before he made it to Portland, novelist Patrick deWitt
tried to leave Los Angeles six times. Six times he swore he was bailing
for good. Six times he was sucked back into the city’s black hole.
Flight Behavior, by Barbara Kingsolver. This
novel is such a good read, funny, generous, unpredictable, that it took
me a while to realize how stunningly intelligent and brave it is. It
With each new novel, acclaimed British
author Zadie Smith seems as if she’s reacting violently against the one
before it. After the exuberant prose and plot of her sprawling, Rushdian
Don’t worry, there aren’t any beanbag chairs, and these
books of stories don’t have any pretty pictures. Lunch Pail Tales: A
Story Hour for Grown-ups is exactly what it sounds like: an adult
Punk zinester Joe Biel’s Powell’s chat will be a riot.
Expect stories about cops breaking up fights outside house shows,
roadies on endless tours and squatting mobs reclaiming abandoned homes
Love means never having to say you shot the president.
As the 50th anniversary of the John F.
Kennedy assassination nears, in 2013, two out of three Americans still
believe Lee Harvey Oswald did not act alone in murdering the president.