Scoop: Fear and Loathing Along the Potomac

The District snarks alone tonight.

D.C. BE HATIN’: Last week, Washington Post writer Dan Zak slammed the Portlandia stage show in what turned out to be but a warning shot in the brewing D.C.-PDX rivalry. America’s Ottawa then dispa   More
Wednesday, February 29, 2012 WW Culture Staff

Vote: Is Tom Bissell Really Portland's Best Writer?

bissell at home

Arts & Books
A healthy debate is percolating in response to my profile of Tom Bissell, bandying whether he really is the finest writer in Portland. I contend he is. (Commenter Dan Felder sagely notes that Bissell is a Guggenheim Fellow; he's using the estimated $43,000 prize to finish his apostle-tomb book Bones That Shine Like Fire.) But there are lots of alternatives; as soon as I handed Bissell those laurels, ...   More
Thursday, September 22, 2011 by Aaron Mesh

Professor Xbox

Tom Bissell is Portland's finest writer. Why is he spending his time on video games and bad movies?

Cover Story
I saw the best mind of my generation, and he asked me to watch a crappy movie. Tom Bissell is not a household name in Portland.   More
Wednesday, September 21, 2011 AARON MESH

Lit Rock

Portland’s musical and literary worlds collide at This! Fest.

New literary and music festival This! Fest debuts at the Woods in Sellwood this Friday and Saturday, with readings from more than two dozen prominent Portland writers, ranging from the established    More
Wednesday, September 7, 2011 MAGGIE SUMMERS


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