Wordstock authors on sex, dystopia and Fifty Shades of Grey.
Portland’s annual literary festival, Wordstock, is back
and it’s…roughly the same size as ever. For two days, the hallowed halls
of the Oregon Convention Center will play host to some 200 vi
From what sounds like static, astronomers can discern an image of the entire universe.
Explaining how they
pull off this trick is the job of writers like Caleb Scharf, director of
With apologies to Julia Stiles, Oregon Ballet dancers go clubbin’.
No one is dancing when I arrive at Jones. I’m here to meet
Oregon Ballet Theatre dancers Olga Krochik and Lucas Threefoot and
their friends, ostensibly for a night on the town. But it’s early
What happens when a best-selling author joins an amateur writers’ group?
I have read Harry Potter erotica. Sometimes, life is like
that. One moment, you’re getting ready to read what you think will be a
fun short story about a magic girl and boy, and in the next, Gin
Tom Cramer takes his work from the Pearl to Alberta.
The Willamette River divides Portland’s
art scene. Tony galleries in the Pearl District and Northwest exude
First Thursday hauteur, while street artists turn Northeast Alberta
Street into a fr
How will an Oregon Symphony violinist do as a downtown busker?
It’s just after noon on a gorgeous late summer Friday at
Pioneer Courthouse Square, and one of the best and most versatile
violinists on the West Coast is getting ready to do some busking.
Five things you didn’t know about Portland coffee.
I spent six months traveling the West Coast interviewing coffee roasters for my new book, Left Coast Roast
(Timber Press, 296 pages, $16.95). I learned some interesting things.
Among them: Stumpto
Dangerous things happen when bloggers get book deals. Yes,
there are remarkably talented writers out there offering socially
relevant content in blog form. But the blogosphere is a different sort