Headout: Wordstock Panel Picker

Which 2013 Wordstock panels should you attend?


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Click on image for a larger version!ILLUSTRATION: Heather BlackGO: The Wordstock Festival writers’ panels are at the Oregon Convention Center, 777 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., wordstockfesti   More
 
Wednesday, October 2, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

TechfestNW Dispatches: Andy Merkin, Guillermo del Toro and the Future of Stories

The Future of Books. Maybe.

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Arts & Books
In the smaller of two stages at Techfest NW, Musicfest NW's little-sister technology festival in which smart people talk about what they do and love, an audience of mostly techies gathered to attend a discussion by Mirada Studios' Andy Merkin. Mirada Studios, if you didn't know, is the studio founded by filmmaker Guillermo del Toro (Hellboy, Pan's Labyrinth), a hellaciously inventive visual storyteller ...   More
 
Friday, September 6, 2013 JOE DONOVAN

Lunch Pail Tales

Adult story time, with sandwiches.


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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   More
 
Wednesday, December 5, 2012 MITCH LILLIE

Judyth Vary Baker, Me & Lee

Love means never having to say you shot the president.


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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. Judyth Vary    More
 
Wednesday, November 7, 2012 MATT BUCKINGHAM

Readings Go Rock 'n' Roll

A Q&A with the creators of This! Fest.

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Arts & Books
Sellwood's the Woods will host This! Fest, a new literature and music festival, this Friday and Saturday, Sept. 9-10, with readings from more than 26 prominent Portland writers and 18 musical performances. (Read more about the festival in this week's Headout.)Jeremy Hadley, the festival's official organizer, says the idea was spawned by himself and three friends: Wilson Vediner (of local band Point ...   More
 
Wednesday, September 7, 2011 by Maggie Summers

The Killer Kindle

How the e-book revolution is affecting Portland's book industry

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Arts & Books
The day booksellers have been dreading is here. Amazon announced in a statement yesterday that it now sells more e-books than print books. For every 100 print books sold since April 1, Amazon has sold 105 Kindle e-books. ---So if e-books are the way of the future, what does the news mean for Portland's booksellers? In February this year, Powell's Books made national news when it laid off 31 workers, ...   More
 
Friday, May 20, 2011 ASHLEY COLLMAN

Interior Design Porn


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Retail Therapist was out scouting this afternoon and found this lovely tome of interior design porn. Etcetera: Creating Beautiful Interiors With The Things You Love, $35, is chock-full of inspiring photos of home interiors, decorated with homeowners' personal collections and obsessions. Author and stylist Sibella Court is the creative force behind the book—a lovely piece of design in itself, ...   More
 
Wednesday, March 24, 2010 Retail Therapist

Obsessive Consumption: The Book


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Portland artist Kate Bingaman-Burt's Obsessive Consumption (the book) is here. Kate makes art by illustrating her daily purchases, receipts and credit card bills. Out of that came her blog—also called Obsessive Consumption—and finally this book, which is a collection of years of these illustrations. Retail Therapist could make some kind of trenchant socioeconomic observation about the ...   More
 
Friday, April 16, 2010 Retail Therapist

I want your sex (writing), part II


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Don't you publishers ever get sick of sex? Another month or two has gone by and once again, the Willamette Week office is filling up with review copies of new and soon to be published dirty books. Seriously, I trip on bare backing manuals and kinky niche erotica collections every time I leave my desk to get a cup of coffee. As I explained last time we did this, in February, we're just too tired ...   More
 
Thursday, April 23, 2009 KELLY CLARKE

And now some dramatic Twitter readings...


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Local writer/blogger/reading series mistress/Tweet-addict Melissa Lion is launching "What the Shit: A Dramatic Twitter Reading Series" this Friday, May 22, at Green Dragon. That's right—get drunk and shout out your 140 character brilliance...or somebody else's brilliance. There's really no rules yet. Here's Lion's explanation (she's been Tweetin' about the damn thing all day, naturally): Welcome ...   More
 
Wednesday, May 20, 2009 KELLY CLARKE

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