Augusten Burroughs, This Is How

He ran with scissors and lived to tell the tale.


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“Wipe that fucking smile off your face.” So begins the new book by Augusten Burroughs, a darkly comedic and sincere self-help book titled This Is How: Surviving What You Think You Can’t (Picad   More
 
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 KAITIE TODD

Matt Bors, Life Begins at Incorporation


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Few cartoonists could pull off Matt Bors’ new book, Life Begins at Incorporation (230 pages, $20). Not because of the cartoons—in shape and tone, the Portland-based artist’s style is so simi   More
 
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR

Rebecca Lerner, Dandelion Hunter

Book Review: Rebecca Lerner, Dandelion Hunter


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Like any Portlander, you’ve no doubt already planned your survival tactics for the impending zombie apocalypse—weapons, allies, a practical yet fashionable ensemble. But how long would canne   More
 
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 PENELOPE BASS

Pride and Prejudice and Kitties

I can haz crumpetz?


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As if cat memes haven’t vociferously enough taken over the interwebbed world, they’re digging their claws into classic literature. Pride and Prejudice and Kitties (Skyhorse, $16.95, 195 page   More
 
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 ENID SPITZ

Amy Stewart, The Drunken Botanist

The birds and the beers.


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Amy Stewart’s The Drunken Botanist (Algonquin, 400 pages, $19.95) is a quirky exploration of the plants behind every drink menu. Part field guide for invested gardeners or bartenders, part 1,000   More
 
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 ENID SPITZ

Sam Lipsyte, The Fun Parts


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Sam Lipsyte chortlingly revels in the warty and the ruined of America, the wounded strivers who live in the world of spit, shit and piss. He’s also an unrepentant self-amuser prone to the lite   More
 
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Mayer-Schönberger & Cukier, Big Data


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You don’t need a sophisticated algorithm or large database to calculate how many pennants (zero) that Billy “Moneyball” Beane has won in 15 years running the Oakland Athletics. But even if   More
 
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR

Angélica Gorodischer, Trafalgar

Oregonians cry for you, Argentina.


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Literature is the natural home of the impossible. But far too often the impossible is spurned in favor of the prosaic, as if truth dressed itself only in flannel. Argentine fiction, from Borge   More
 
Wednesday, February 20, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Mary Szybist, Incarnadine

To: Donkey Sanctuary. Re: What I want.


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Even for avid readers of all genres, poetry can sometimes feel a bit…unapproachable. But the poems of Portland-based writer Mary Szybist read more like a letter from an old friend, familiar an   More
 
Wednesday, February 6, 2013 PENELOPE BASS

Barney Blalock, Portland’s Lost Waterfront

What do you do with a drunken sailor?


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Of course you’ve heard the stories of victims disappearing in the night. Drunken and drugged tourists shipped through Portland’s vast network of turn-of-the-century Shanghai tunnels and sent a   More
 
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

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