Willamette Week - http://www.wweek.com/portland/articles.sec-574-1-.html Tue, 23 Sep 14 00:00:00 -0700 en hourly 1 The Tragically Happy Life Of Charles D'ambrosio - Book? Tragic. Life? Happy. House? Pink. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-5582-the_tragically_happy_life_of_charles_dambrosio_book_tragic_life_happy_house_pink.html Gata Salvaje - A white girl's journey into Portland's Latino stripculture. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-4892-gata_salvaje_a_white_girls_journey_into_portlands_latino_stripculture.html David Foster Wallace vs. Strunk And White - http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-5164-david_foster_wallace_vs_strunk_and_white_.html Winona Laduke - The Green activist takes on wild rice and the White House. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-5854-winona_laduke_the_green_activist_takes_on_wild_rice_and_the_white_house.html Girls In Peril - http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-5767-girls_in_peril_.html HEARTBREAKERS MEET BOILERPLATE - Arty Portland comic partners publish a mash-up of sci-fi and historical fiction. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-4765-heartbreakers_meet_boilerplate_arty_portland_comic_partners_publish_a_mash_up_of_sci_fi_and_historic.html Benjamin Kunkel - All you really need to succeed as a novelist is... everything possible. Dammit! http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-5569-benjamin_kunkel_all_you_really_need_to_succeed_as_a_novelist_is_everything_possible_dammit_.html Examination Nation - Local spelling bee, quiz night and <i>Jeopardy!</i> fanatics: get ready to mark your calendars. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-6110-examination_nation_local_spelling_bee_quiz_night_and_jeopardy__fanatics_get_ready_to_mark_your_calen.html AMERICAN MORPHIST - Novelist Bret Easton Ellis on Tom Cruise, the <i>Today</i> show and what's <i>really</i> scary. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-4781-american_morphist_novelist_bret_easton_ellis_on_tom_cruise_the_today_show_and_whats_really_scary.html The $10,000 Dinner Guest - Talk of the Stumptown with Susan Orlean. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-5369-the_%2410000_dinner_guest_talk_of_the_stumptown_with_susan_orlean.html Literary Threesome - Read what all the cool kids are reading. You want to be cool, don't you? http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-5349-literary_threesome_read_what_all_the_cool_kids_are_reading_you_want_to_be_cool_dont_you.html Piecing Paradise Back Together - Author Terri Jentz's quest to solve her own attempted murder leads to Central Oregon and literary gold. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-5541-piecing_paradise_back_together_author_terri_jentzs_quest_to_solve_her_own_attempted_murder_leads_to_.html Linda Carroll, Unplugged - Courtney Love's mother, the daughter of esteemed novelist Paula Fox, tells <i>WW</i> all about her non-tell-all memoir. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-5227-linda_carroll_unplugged_courtney_loves_mother_the_daughter_of_esteemed_novelist_paula_fox_tells_ww_a.html He loves us, he loves us not. - Wry, scatologically inclined humorist on testicles, James Frey and the future. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-5307-he_loves_us_he_loves_us_not_wry_scatologically_inclined_humorist_on_testicles_james_frey_and_the_fut.html Chuck Klosterman - The essayist on waffles, Rod Stewart and being unknown in Akron. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-5756-chuck_klosterman_the_essayist_on_waffles_rod_stewart_and_being_unknown_in_akron.html The Brooklyn Follies - Auster's latest propels a page-turning plot with predictable characters. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-5246-the_brooklyn_follies_austers_latest_propels_a_page_turning_plot_with_predictable_characters.html FC2's The Writer's Edge - Experimental fiction will destroy publishing, takes over Portland. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-5864-fc2s_the_writers_edge_experimental_fiction_will_destroy_publishing_takes_over_portland.html John Stauber - Co-founder of the Center for Media and Democracy on the Iraq War, what Dick Cheney watches and turning off the TV. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-6072-john_stauber_co_founder_of_the_center_for_media_and_democracy_on_the_iraq_war_what_dick_cheney_watch.html Iron Baristas - Local coffee artists prepare for caffeinated glory (or death) at the Northwest Regional Barista Competition. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-6178-iron_baristas_local_coffee_artists_prepare_for_caffeinated_glory_%28or_death%29_at_the_northwest_reg.html Where The Buffalo Roam - In Portland, demographic shifts make for a rowdy subculture. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-6059-where_the_buffalo_roam_in_portland_demographic_shifts_make_for_a_rowdy_subculture.html LITERARY THREESOME - The three top books Portlanders are buying. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-4810-literary_threesome_the_three_top_books_portlanders_are_buying.html Title Wave - A flood of new books about Hurricane Katrina are great for the publishing industry. But are they good for readers — or New Orleans? http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-5208-title_wave_a_flood_of_new_books_about_hurricane_katrina_are_great_for_the_publishing_industry_but_ar.html Through Prehensile Eyes: Seeing The Art Of Robt. Williams - An underground artist analyzes his own genre-smashing paintings. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-4986-through_prehensile_eyes_seeing_the_art_of_robt_williams_an_underground_artist_analyzes_his_own_genre.html CLEARCUT - Stock characters sprout in this lush look at the Pacific Northwest, circa 1970. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-4691-clearcut_stock_characters_sprout_in_this_lush_look_at_the_pacific_northwest_circa_1970.html PDX Zine Symposium - Canadian staple-wielding grandmas invade Portland this weekend. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-5910-pdx_zine_symposium_canadian_staple_wielding_grandmas_invade_portland_this_weekend.html An Idiot's Guide To Other People's Lives - A roundup of recent memoirs and biographies worth checking out. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-5414-an_idiots_guide_to_other_peoples_lives_a_roundup_of_recent_memoirs_and_biographies_worth_checking_ou.html Loggernaut Reading Series, Thursday, Aug. 24. - Jonathan Raymond on <i>Old Joy</i> and scrubbing toilets http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-5968-loggernaut_reading_series_thursday_aug_24_jonathan_raymond_on_old_joy_and_scrubbing_toilets.html Thom Hartmann - The progressive talk show host talks about the middle class, credit cards and Clear Channel. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-6007-thom_hartmann_the_progressive_talk_show_host_talks_about_the_middle_class_credit_cards_and_clear_cha.html City Of Slackers - <i>WW</i> takes a joy ride with the self-professed expert on "Doing Nothing" to find out just why Portland is so damn laid-back. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-5882-city_of_slackers_ww_takes_a_joy_ride_with_the_self_professed_expert_on_doing_nothing_to_find_out_jus.html Karen Karbo - Local author gives teen girls a novel to investigate—ferrets included. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-6192-karen_karbo_local_author_gives_teen_girls_a_novel_to_investigatemdashferrets_included.html