TOME RAIDER: Indignation, Part I of II


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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. Six-word Summary: Butcher's Son Makes Good, Gets Gored Grab a healthy snack, readers, because this week's blog has got it all: a new novel from Philip Roth, a recondite German critical term, a windy digression, and even…an ...   More
 
Sunday, September 21, 2008 JOHN MINERVINI

TOME RAIDER: Indignation, Part II of II


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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. Six-word Summary: Butcher's Son Makes Good, Gets Gored In yesterday's installment—the first half of this two-part review—you learned about Philip Roth's new novel, Indignation ...   More
 
Monday, September 22, 2008 JOHN MINERVINI

TOME RAIDER: Portland Forest Hikes


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Each week, 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. Six-word Summary: Have Your Hike—Read It, Too Any disgruntled former Lehman Brothers hack can see that Portland is cupped by mountains, bristling with conifers. Hiking is the logical next step. But combining ...   More
 
Tuesday, September 30, 2008 JOHN MINERVINI

TOME RAIDER: The Way of the World


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During one of his frequent leisure trips to Vermont, the reviewer happened to be introduced to WSJ reporter Ron Suskind. At the time, the two men could only guess at their good fortune. The one, an established and well-respected journalist, the other, a Pulitzer-prize winning author. What will come of this storied meeting of minds? Join us in coming weeks for a once-in-a-generation sit-down ...   More
 
Tuesday, October 7, 2008 JOHN MINERVINI

TOME RAIDER LIVE: Kevin Young @ Powell's


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Each week, 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. “Do people in Portland eat grits? I hope they do.” – Kevin Young Some say poems should be recited; some say mutely read. From what I'd heard of poets who tried it, I held with those who won't abide ...   More
 
Monday, October 13, 2008 JOHN MINERVINI

TOME RAIDER: Checking up on Albright's Russia Policy


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Each week, 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. Six-word summary: Super powers belong in comic books America is a country in need of civic role models. In their place, we have a pantheon of war criminals (Henry Kissinger), charlatans (Alan Greenspan) and bottom feeders ...   More
 
Thursday, October 23, 2008 JOHN MINERVINI

TOME RAIDER: Change We Can Believe In


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Each week, 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. In all likelihood, damas y caballeros, we have our next president. According to public opinion websites like Rasmussen and Gallup, Sen. Barack Obama has led Sen. John McCain in national presidential polls by between 5 and ...   More
 
Sunday, October 26, 2008 JOHN MINERVINI

TOME RAIDER LIVE: Madeleine Albright @ the Bagdad


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Each week, 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. “Now that you mention it, I am a hockey mom. I'm a hockey grandmom.” – Madeleine Albright In case you missed Madeleine Albright's live appearance at the Bagdad on Thursday (Oct. 23), I've come up ...   More
 
Monday, October 27, 2008 JOHN MINERVINI

TOME RAIDER LIVE: Freedom of the Press Forum @ Powell's


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Each week, 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. Forum Participant: “Do you monitor the readership numbers for your website?” WW Web Editor Ian Gillingham: “I think it would be fair to say, obsessively.” Portland, it seems, is curious about freedom ...   More
 
Wednesday, November 19, 2008 JOHN MINERVINI

TOME RAIDER: Sea of Poppies


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Each week, 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. Six-word Summary: Monkey-Rope for the New Millennium "Really, universally, relations stop nowhere ... the exquisite problem of the artist is eternally to draw, by a geometry of his own, the circle within which they shall happily ...   More
 
Tuesday, November 18, 2008 JOHN MINERVINI

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