Home · Articles · Arts & Books · Books

John Darnielle, Wolf in White Van

Finish or die trying.

When a guy writes a love song that ends, “I hope you die, I hope we both die,” and shoots a music video with blood dripping from a bullet wound in his temple, you know his first novel isn’   More
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 MATT BUCKINGHAM

Jack Ohman

How The Oregonian’s longtime political cartoonist discovered Portlandia.

To appreciate Portlandia, you have to leave Portland. Take that from Jack Ohman. For 30 years, Ohman was The Oregonian’s editorial cartoonist and one of the city’s foremost satirists. But he   More
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Liz Prince, Tomboy: A Graphic Memoir

Challenging what it means to be a girl.

Tomboy: A Graphic Memoir opens with the cries of a 2-year-old. They belong to a young Liz Prince, who fears nothing more in her little life than the frilly, pink cloth that hangs from her moth   More
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 KATHERINE MARRONE

Carl Adamshick, Saint Friend

“They keep paging Kenneth Koch at the airport,” begins local poet Carl Adamshick’s new collection. “Someone should let the announcer know/ he is dead…” Well, Saint Friend (McSweeney’   More
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

David Shafer, Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

Why is my webcam light on?

We all already know Google could own our asses. But any mention of this is usually greeted with the apathy of a depressed kidnap victim who couldn’t imagine why anybody would want him. Portland    More
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Hotseat: Rick Mitchell

A former Portland musician and writer on the state of jazz right now.

Is jazz dead? With nightclub closures and record sales plummeting, it sometimes seems the genre is at least on life support. But if you ask jazz and pop critic Rick Mitchell, the music is looking    More
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 TREE PALMEDO

Northwest Book Festival

It’s easy to brush off self-published authors. After all, gatekeepers exist for a reason. Even alternative newspapers like WW mostly ignore people who can’t persuade an agent or publisher to rep   More
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 KATHERINE MARRONE

Hotseat: Stephanie Coontz

On Uncle Sam’s marriage fetish.

For more than 20 years, social historian Stephanie Coontz has been trying to get everyone to reconsider marriage. In five    More
Wednesday, July 9, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Diana Gabaldon

Like any good drug offering a temporary escape from the banality of life, serial fiction can quickly become addictive. I speak from the experience of a user. I’ll be clean for months, dutifully    More
Wednesday, July 2, 2014 PENELOPE BASS

William L. Sullivan, The Oregon Variations

Lost on a strange trail.

William L. Sullivan is an essential member of the Oregon literati, author of the most successful series of hiking guides in a state that loves to hike. Ask your friend with a bandanna-wearing yell   More
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 LAURA HANSON
Top Articles
No articles in this section

Web Design for magazines