Book Review: Jorge Cervantes, The Cannabis Encyclopedia

Weed all about it.


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Jorge Cervantes is old school. He smokes joints. He wrote a book that’s never going to make it onto Kindle. Cervantes—real name George Van Patten—is the author of The Cannabis    More
 
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 TYLER HURST

Book Review: Parnaz Foroutan's The Girl From the Garden

“Paradise is a Farsi word.”


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Eden is rife with thorns in Parnaz Foroutan’s The Girl From the Garden (Ecco, 271 pages, $26.99), a lush debut novel about the pangs and triumphs of an Iranian family. Foroutan is a modern-day Scheh   More
 
Wednesday, August 19, 2015 ENID SPITZ

William T. Vollmann, The Dying Grass

The Oregon Dream.


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William T. Vollmann is by far our most important chronicler of American darkness, and he is never far from his subject. To write a novel about transients, he lived homeless in Sacramento. He has hoppe   More
 
Wednesday, August 12, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Rinker Buck, The Oregon Trail

Go west, old man...


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Rinker Buck is no stranger to flying by the seat of his pants—literally. In the summer of 1966, at age 15, Buck and his older brother Kern, 17, flew their father’s restored Piper Cub from New Jers   More
 
Wednesday, July 29, 2015 MATT BUCKINGHAM

Katy Simpson Smith, The Story of Land and Sea

Oh, the vapors!


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Any novelist hailed as “an heir apparent to Michael Ondaatje” by author Paul Yoon and lauded as writing “a luminous debut” by Oprah’s magazine is probably doomed. Nothing can reach a   More
 
Wednesday, August 5, 2015 ENID SPITZ

Harper Lee's Racist New Book Shouldn't Destroy Your Love for Scout Finch


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I first saw the movie To Kill a Mockingbird when I was 6 and have loved Scout Finch ever since. As a willful tomboy, she spoke to me like no other character ever had. When I was older and read Harper    More
 
Tuesday, July 21, 2015 LIZZY ACKER

Lidia Yuknavitch, The Small Backs of Children: Book Review

L’art pour l’art.


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The plot of The Small Backs of Children (Harper, 240 pages, $24.99), by Portland indie darling Lidia Yuknavitch, is almost irrelevant. But here it is anyway: A writer gives up on life because of grief   More
 
Wednesday, July 8, 2015 LIZZY ACKER

H.W. Brands, Reagan: The Life: Book Review

Another one for the Gipper.


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Republicans deify him. The Tea Party tries to remake him in its own image. But as H.W. Brands reminds us in his new biography, Reagan: The Life (Doubleday, 816 pages, $35), not even Ronald Reagan    More
 
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 MATT BUCKINGHAM

Michaelangelo Matos, The Underground Is Massive: Book Review


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It’s right on the damn cover: “EDM,” highlighted in the divisive and corporate genre tag’s unofficial color, hot pink. Considering the inside pages, the placement of that term on the cov   More
 
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 MITCH LILLIE

Sam Quinones, Dreamland: Book Review

A nation nods off.


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In March of 2013, WW ran a cover story titled “Who Wants to Save a Junkie?” It described a drug, Narcan, that could snap users out of heroin overdoses. By then, American OD deaths from opi   More
 
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 AARON MESH

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