“There hasn’t been an edgy book, like American Psycho, for decades. People don’t want to be associated with something politically incorrect because the backlash is so immediate online. They play safer because of that.” –Chuck Palahniuk This set of a dozen selfie statements from theguardian.com is probably the best encapsulation of the man and the …
The odd marriage of tattoo art and science is brought together in this beautiful collection written by acclaimed science writer Carl Zimmer. Professionals, students and science nerds alike share their body art showcasing their passion in the sciences: chemistry, astronomy, biology and mathematics to name just a handful of disciplines represented in this fascinating and …
” The Enchanted is narrated by a nameless, omniscient death row inmate, who sees far and wide and deep as well. Through him we learn the stories that led the inmates to prison, as well as the unbearable reality that is prison. ‘The cell coagulates with an acrid smell that the boy doesn’t know but instantly recognizes. …
Oooh, I just love a good holiday gift guide! So after I helped put one together for Queen Anne Book Company, I surfed the websites of the independent bookstores of the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association and found MORE. Take a browse. You might even want to share your favorite lists because not everyone is lucky …
On a college trip to England, I wandered off by myself to explore a small town. I wanted to find a bookstore, and I wanted to find a very specific book. It was not a book I had ever seen, yet I thought it must exist. As I entered a secondhand and antiquarian bookstore, I …
We’re pleased to introduce Amber James as a contributing editor to NWBL. James is a freelance all-star and part-time Powell’s cashier who’s been a volunteer for PNBA for several years. Lately, she’s been helping us out with social media. Our Portland readers can meet Amber tomorrow (Saturday the 25th) at Powell’s 41st Anniversary Block Party (music, authors, …
“Portlander Vanessa Veselka has written a phenomenal debut novel that kicks ass and takes names. Zazen (which is set in an slightly alternate universe, but is still wonderfully and satirically recognizable as Portland) is a brilliant, moving, maddening, punk-rock novel that will give you fury and hope.”— Jill Owens, Powells.com. Buy Zazen from Powell’s.