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The Tragically Happy Life Of Charles D'ambrosio

Book? Tragic. Life? Happy. House? Pink.


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Hopelessness, desperation and vacant bleakness blanket the lives of the characters inhabiting Portlander Charles D'Ambrosio's new collection of short stories, The Dead Fish Museum. On the back cover, ...   More
 
Wednesday, May 10, 2006 Karla Starr

Eric Schlosser

Fast Food Nation author returns to Portland May 15 with the kid-sized Chew on This.


Q & A
Bestselling author Eric Schlosser is no stranger to success.His father was once the chairman of NBC. And the 46-year-old native New Yorker was educated at Princeton and Oxford. But he hit failure when ...   More
 
Wednesday, May 10, 2006 Karla Starr

Benjamin Kunkel

All you really need to succeed as a novelist is... everything possible. Dammit!


Books
Last summer, Benjamin Kunkel's debut novel, Indecision, relentlessly inhabited my peripheral attention like a pair of bunny-costume-clad drunks throwing pizzas at my grandmother. Although I tried to i ...   More
 
Wednesday, May 3, 2006 Karla Starr

Piecing Paradise Back Together

Author Terri Jentz's quest to solve her own attempted murder leads to Central Oregon and literary gold.


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"When the truck rolled over my body, my right upper arm broke and the flesh was shredded by tire treads; my right lung collapsed, my right collarbone fractured and overlapped; the right side of my rib ...   More
 
Wednesday, April 26, 2006 Karla Starr

Harvey Pekar

The reluctant antihero of graphic novels talks shop with WW.


Books
Though he might not always think so, Harvey Pekar is one genuinely lucky guy. How many other civil-servant Clevelanders get discovered by legendary underground artist Robert Crumb? And how many self-p ...   More
 
Wednesday, April 19, 2006 Karla Starr

R. L. Stine

Noon Saturday, April 22, and 1:10 pm Sunday, April 23


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R.L. Stine needs no introduction, but here goes: He's the bestselling children's author of all time. His books, including the Goosebumps and Fear Street series, have sold over 300 million copies. Let' ...   More
 
Wednesday, April 19, 2006 Karla Starr

Gore Vidal

The social critic and legend's cranky thoughts on public life, the media and fame.


Q & A
Interviewing iconic author and political activist Gore Vidal, as likely a candidate as this country has for royalty, is like pulling teeth from a toothless man.At age 80, after writing The City and th ...   More
 
Wednesday, April 19, 2006 Karla Starr

Literary Threesome

Jump into the covers, have some fun and remember—three is better than one.


Books
Black Swan Green, by David Mitchell (Random House, 304 pages, $23.95)There are people who have yet to read David Mitchell's masterpiece, the Booker Prize-nominated Cloud Atlas, one of the most daring, ...   More
 
Wednesday, April 12, 2006 Karla Starr

Cheap Eats 2006


Food Reviews & Stories
If you manage to stumble out of bed before noon on the weekends, head to this hipper-than-hip joint for one of the most honest breakfasts in town. Try either savory eggs Benedict ($7.75) or chicken sausage hash ($8.25), all served with crispy, dreamy home fries; don't forget a blood-orange mimosa ($   More
 
Tuesday, March 28, 2006 Karla Starr

Cheap Eats 2006


Food Reviews & Stories
If you miss the feel of a breakfast nook in a setting not unlike a hipster log cabin, your oasis is in Southeast's Hedge House (a sister to the New Old Lompoc and North Portland's Fifth Quadrant). Start with a generous hummus appetizer ($7.25) or brie and fruit plate ($7.50). Move onto a yummy entre   More
 
Tuesday, March 28, 2006 Karla Starr
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