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Meet Me in the Bathroom and New York’s Last Gasp of Cool

Lizzy Goodman’s Oral History Falls Prey to the Format’s Shortcomings

Tongues’ New God Flow

Portland’s Anders Nilsen Debuts a New Comic, With Greek Drama, God Drama, and Strange Wars

Into The Dark Dark

The Extraordinary and the Familiar Intertwine in Samantha Hunt’s Debut Story Collection

Nicole Georges’ Dog Star

Fetch Is For Anyone Who’s Ever Really Loved A Dog

The Pleasing Minimalism of Kate Berube

How the Author Went from Illustrating Iconic Portland Zines to Taking Over Children’s Literature

Pop Gun War’s Magic Explosion-ism

Farel Dalrymple’s Surrealist Comic Book is Action-Packed as All Hell

Sex, Death, and Prelude to Bruise

Disparate Universes and Everyday Violence in Prelude to Bruise

Hunger Satisfies

Roxane Gay’s New Memoir Fills a Void in the Literary World

Slouching Toward the Beltway in Kill All Normies

Angela Nagle on the Monstrous Rise of the Alt-Right

Sister Cities

True Portland: Our Town Through the Lens of Tokyo

The Pleasing Idiosyncrasy of Isadora

Amelia Gray Humanizes the Mother of Modern Dance

Taking in the Scenery

Laurie R. King’s Page-Turner Takes Its Time

Close Reading with Vanessa Zoltan and Casper ter Kuile

The Minds Behind the Wholesome Brilliance of Harry Potter and the Sacred Text

The Body Horror of Illness, Poverty, and Time

I Should Have Listened to Anne Elizabeth Moore

Snapchat Doesn’t Load in Here

Night Market Brings Local Artists Offline and Under One Roof

The Best Places to Read, Buy Books, and See Art

Men Without Women’s Dick Lit

Men’s Insecurities Are Exposed in Murakami’s Latest

Full of Secrets

Revisiting The Secret Diary of Laura Palmer

The Beaches and Bars of Jimmy Buffett: A Good Life All the Way

Portland Author Ryan White Explores the Charms and Clichés of Margaritaville

Rob Sheffield’s Dreaming the Beatles Is a Love Letter to the Fab Four

The Music Writer’s Latest Is a Chronicle of Lifelong Fandom

Get Ready! Independent Bookstore Day is Coming!

Please Stop Calling The Handmaid's Tale "Prescient"

Comics Artists Jeff Lemire Goes Further North in Roughneck

It’s a Story About Canada and Hockey and Snow—and a Return to Form for the Essex County Author

The Book of Joan: Oh, Dear

Lidia Yuknavitch’s Sci-Fi Novel Misses the Mark, and We All Go Flying into the Void

Tender Table Honors Food and Family

Inside the New Pop-up Storytelling Series

Slow Your Roll, Iron Fist—We’re Talking Esoteric Comics With Ron Regé Jr.

Also Discussed: Wonder Woman’s Goddess Origins and the Holy Grail

Cork Dork Instructs and Delights

Bianca Bosker Takes the Snobbery Out of Wine Writing

John Scalzi Ventures Into The Collapsing Empire

Politics! Intrigue! Sex! In Space!

At Last, A Feminist Manifesto for Brocialists

Or, I Read Jessa Crispin’s New Book and I Have Regrets

Sorry to Disrupt the Peace’s Hero Dysphoria

A Korean Adoptee Tries to Make (and Do) Good in Patty Cottrell’s Fearless, Tragicomic debut

Morgan Parker Writes About Beyoncé and the World Beyoncé Lives in

There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyoncé is About More Than the Poetics of Pop Culture

Rethinking the Canon

Portland Writer/Artist Dao Strom Discusses a New Local Effort to Showcase Authors of Color

Spring Forward

The Sun is Returning. Put Down Your Dystopian Literature and Get Out There with Our Guide to Arts and Culture

The Shirley Jackson Project is Like a Collection of Ghost Stories

Portland Comic Artists Share Their Passion for Shirley Jackson, Queen of Gloom

Elena Passarello’s Animal Collection

Famous Creatures Populate Animals Strike Curious Poses

Universal Harvester’s Movie Madness

Checking Out John Darnielle’s New Novel

Sarah Manguso’s Book of Dread

300 Arguments You’ll Either Love or Hate

It’s Happening Again, with 33 1/3’s Twin Peaks

If You Like Angelo Badalamenti’s Iconic Score, You’ll Like a Book About It!

Shocked, I Am Shocked!

New Order Bassist Peter Hook Reveals Rock Band Did Lots of Drugs and Sex

Laurie Frankel’s Fabulous Child

In This Is How It Always Is, the Northwest Author Combines Domestic Drama and Trans Kid Fairy Tale

Zachary Auburn is No Longer Anonymous

The How to Talk to Your Cat About Gun Safety Author Was in Our Hearts All Along
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