Northwest Book Festival

Books It’s easy to brush off self-published authors. After all, gatekeepers exist for a reason. Even alternative newspapers like WW mostly ignore people who can’t persuade an agent or publisher to rep ... More

Jul 23, 2014 12:01 am by KATHERINE MARRONE

Hotseat: Stephanie Coontz

On Uncle Sam’s marriage fetish.

Books For more than 20 years, social historian Stephanie Coontz has been trying to get everyone to reconsider marriage. In five ... More

Jul 9, 2014 12:01 am by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Diana Gabaldon

Books Like any good drug offering a temporary escape from the banality of life, serial fiction can quickly become addictive. I speak from the experience of a user. I’ll be clean for months, dutifully ... More

Jul 2, 2014 12:01 am by PENELOPE BASS

William L. Sullivan, The Oregon Variations

Lost on a strange trail.

Books William L. Sullivan is an essential member of the Oregon literati, author of the most successful series of hiking guides in a state that loves to hike. Ask your friend with a bandanna-wearing yell ... More

Jun 18, 2014 12:01 am by LAURA HANSON

Are you there Judy? It’s me, Debbie.

Books On June 16, literati the world over re-enact the plot of James Joyce’s Ulysses with pub crawls, marathon readings and Irish breakfasts. On June 17, former teenagers of Portland will have a simil ... More

Jun 11, 2014 12:01 am by DEBORAH KENNEDY

Dan Barber, The Third Plate

The Barber of Blue Hill.

Books Every time someone tells me what I shouldn’t eat, I reach for the revolving lazy Susan. Far too often the food police are joyless scolds or dieters in disguise—people of the upper quartile w ... More

May 28, 2014 12:01 am by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Peter McGraw & Joel Warner, The Humor Code

Spoiler alert: Comedy is funnier when you’re drunk!

Books A Venn diagram halfway through The Humor Code (Simon & Schuster, 212 pages, $26) merges a circle labeled “Time” and another labeled “$1,272.96 Bar Tab” with the label “Funny.” This ... More

May 7, 2014 12:01 am by LAURA HANSON

List: No Such Thing as “Out of E-Print”

Three things you should know about out-of-print books.

Books This week, Portland authors Cheryl Strayed, Lidia Yuknavitch and Ursula K. Le Guin, plus Bitch Media Editor Kjerstin Johnson, will gather at the Powell’s in Beaverton to discuss their favorite ... More

May 14, 2014 12:01 am by LAURA HANSON
 

Web Design for magazines

Close
Close
Close