Interviewing Chuck Klosterman is an intensely meta
experience. For one thing, he’s an interviewer of some renown himself:
His profiles on everyone from Britney Spears to Billy Joel to Steve Nash
Irish writer Sebastian Barry—twice shortlisted for the Man
Booker Prize, called by Salon “the best prose writer in the English
language”—is one of the most ambitious writers today. His new b
Neal Stephenson’s new novel is a departure from the epic
science-fiction sagas with which he transformed the genre in the 1990s
and 2000s. Like some of his previous books, Reamde (William
Our top picks for the second week of PICA’s Time-Based Art Festival.
Mike Daisey, All the Hours in the DayMike Daisey is, at various times, an
improvisational storyteller, a big-hearted observer, a lonely expositor
of self or a sweat-drenched haranguer from the stage
A caffeinated portrait of the cartoonist as a young man.
Like other iconic black-and-white comics characters with
cult followings—Cerebus, Concrete, Zippy the Pin-head—Too Much Coffee
Man is instantly identifiable but incredibly hard to define. In fac
Our top picks for the first week of PICA’s Time-Based Art Festival.
This Thursday marks the beginning of
Portland Institute for Contemporary Art’s ninth Time-Based Art Festival,
a 10-day rush of dance, theater, comedy, music, film, visual art and
other assorted w
The brainy bodice-ripper that swept the Pacific Northwest off its feet.
Never underestimate the number of middle-aged women in the
Pacific Northwest who fantasize about going to foreign countries and
having sex with Javier Bardem.
Audrey Braun co
Field Notes makes paper fashionable again. Just don’t tell the designer.
Most new products are designed to fill a need, create a
new market or just make something better. Aaron Draplin’s product is
none of these things. It’s three staples, paper and cardboard with a
Let’s get the obligatory journalism out of the way
quickly: Michael Dickman’s biography is interesting. He and his twin
brother, Matthew, are both terribly renowned young poets (if poets are
I can just see it now: There she is with her braces and acne, nervously scanning the lunchroom for a seat at the table—their table. Then it happens: the eye-rolling, the scoffing and the laughter. " More