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Portland's Goose Hollow Tracy J. Prince with Bud Clark

It is natural to assume that the topography of a city is fundamentally constant—that some half-distant ancestors found a promising patch of earth and proceeded to sow the seeds for what would ripen, as if inevitably, into the place we know well. But cities are things of tumult   More
Wednesday, April 13, 2011 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Justin Taylor The Gospel Of Anarchy Blake Butler There Is No Year

“They lived as if the fate of the very universe were perpetually at stake and in their hands,” muses an erstwhile member of the “Anarchristian” punk collective brought to begrimed life by Justin Taylor in his ambitious and flawed first novel, The Gospel of Anarchy. The same might be said about    More
Wednesday, April 6, 2011 CHRIS STAMM

Nancy Rommelmann The Bad Mother

A gritty story with a murky narrative.

Before she moved up to Portland, author and journalist Nancy Romelmann (who has written for WW) lived in Los Angeles and gathered stories from cops, immigrants and youth. She has retold the tales in a   More
Wednesday, March 30, 2011 RACHAEL DEWITT

Oceana Ted Danson

Ted Danson defends the high seas.

A book outlining the harsh reality of our polluted and overfished seas isn’t the first thing one thinks of when imagining a decorative coffee-table book, but Oceana: Our Endangered Oceans and What   More
Wednesday, March 23, 2011 RACHAEL DEWITT

Taylor Clark Nerve

Everything you wanted to know about fear but were afraid to ask.

In 1962, 500 feet below the surface of the Atlantic Ocean, the free world was almost destroyed. When Russian submarines bearing a nuclear warhead were bullied to surface by American ships unaware of   More
Wednesday, March 23, 2011 RACHAEL DEWITT

Sara Wheeler The Magnetic North

Northern soul.

Sara Wheeler’s The Magnetic North: Notes From the Arctic Circle (FSG, 315 pages, $26) quite literally describes a circle: Wheeler—a London-based journalist—travels counterclockwise, in pie-sha   More
Wednesday, March 16, 2011 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Jonathan Bloom American Wasteland

Fine foodstuff is a terrible thing to waste.

Until relatively recently—within the past 50 years, say—no one had to be told not to waste their food, and certainly not as an ecological or even public issue. It was simple common sense: Who th   More
Wednesday, March 9, 2011 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Andrea Bellamy Sugar Snaps and Strawberries

How to make an edible, inner-city wonderland.

From the title, Sugar Snaps and Strawberries (Timber Press, 224 pages, $19.95) sounds like a frilly coffee-table topper filled with glossy photos of impractical projects crafted in the name of DIY    More
Wednesday, March 2, 2011 RACHAEL DEWITT

Matthew Stadler, Chloe Jarren’s La Cucaracha

It ain’t the same old song.

Cover songs are, of course, more than familiar—usually it’s the first step to becoming a musician at all. Chloe Jarren’s La Cucaracha (Publication Studio, 296 pages, $20)   More
Friday, February 25, 2011 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Poetry From The Edge Of Europe

Fascinating words fight Balkan stereotypes.

When one thinks of things associated with the politically unstable Balkans region, modern poetry isn’t exactly at the top of the list, although the    More
Wednesday, February 23, 2011 RACHAEL DEWITT
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