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Every day, you leave behind a stream of consumer data like a trail of bread crumbs: juicy tidbits like your credit card purchases, your Facebook pictures, your text messages and a thousand other infor ...   More
 
Wednesday, September 24, 2008 JOHN MINERVINI

TOME RAIDER: Indignation, Part II of II




Every Sunday—and sometimes in between—WW writer John Minervini brings you the latest in book reviews, author Q&A's and Portland literary gossip. Click here to join the Tome Raider mailing list.
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Monday, September 22, 2008 by JOHN MINERVINI

TOME RAIDER: Indignation, Part I of II




Every Sunday, WW writer John Minervini brings you the latest in book reviews, author Q&A's and Portland literary gossip. Click here to join the Tome Raider mailing list.
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Sunday, September 21, 2008 by JOHN MINERVINI

Book Buzz 2.0

Want to sell a book? Make a movie.


Featured Stories
“The thing is, you can’t assume anyone gives a damn about an author talking.” That’s Dave Weich. It’s an interesting thing for him to say, considering he’s the dire ...   More
 
Wednesday, September 17, 2008 JOHN MINERVINI

Cheapish Modern

Shopping for champagne tastes on a Franzia budget.


Special Section Stories
Hippo Hardware1040 E Burnside St., 231-1444, hippohardware.com.[NEW TO YOU] When Hippo founders Steven Miller and Stephen Oppenheim started selling junk out of a pickup in 1976, terms like “arch ...   More
 
Wednesday, September 10, 2008 JOHN MINERVINI

TOME RAIDER: 2008 Oregon Book Award Finalists Announced




Today, Literary Arts announced the finalists for the 2008 Oregon Book Awards (OBA's). Winners will be announced in conjunction with Wordstock at a ceremony on Sunday, November 9, at 7:30 p.m. in the Fields Ballroom at the Portland Art Museum. Click here to get your tickets.

Now you know all the important stuff. But since you're here anyway, why not join me and engage in a little shameless speculation about the finalists for the Ken Kesey Fiction Award? Because all genres are created equal, but some genres are more equal than others. (For finalists in mamsy-pamsy disciplines like More
 
Monday, September 8, 2008 by JOHN MINERVINI

TOME RAIDER CLASSIC: The Magic Mountain




Every now and then, WW writer John Minervini takes a break from breathlessly current book reviews, author Q&A's, and literary gossip to read something a little…older. Why not? After all, it's cheaper than TV.    More
 
Sunday, September 7, 2008 by JOHN MINERVINI

TOME RAIDER: Nothing to Be Frightened Of




Every Sunday, WW writer John Minervini brings you the latest in book reviews, author Q&A's and Portland literary gossip. Click here to join the Tome Raider mailing list.

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Sunday, August 31, 2008 by JOHN MINERVINI

Hard Currency: Revisionist History as told by $1 Coins




By now you've heard that Portland has been chosen by the US Mint as one of four cities in which it will pilot efforts to encourage use of the new $1 coins.

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Thursday, August 28, 2008 by JOHN MINERVINI

TOME RAIDER: Inside Powell's Rare Book Room




Every Sunday, WW writer John Minervini brings you the latest in book reviews, author Q&A's and Portland literary gossip. Click here to join the Tome Raider mailing list.


Inside Powell's R...   More
 
Sunday, August 24, 2008 by JOHN MINERVINI
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