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
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
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
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
On June 16, literati the world over re-enact the plot of James Joyce’s Ulysses
with pub crawls, marathon readings and Irish breakfasts. On June 17,
former teenagers of Portland will have a simil ... More
Three things you should know about out-of-print books.
This week, Portland authors Cheryl Strayed, Lidia
Yuknavitch and Ursula K. Le Guin, plus Bitch Media Editor Kjerstin
Johnson, will gather at the Powell’s in Beaverton to discuss their
favorite ... More
Every time someone tells me what I
shouldn’t eat, I reach for the revolving lazy Susan. Far too often the
food police are joyless scolds or dieters in disguise—people of the
upper quartile w ... More