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Author Gina Ochsner

In this month’s Literary Arts profile, we talk to Oregon writer Gina Ochsner. Her new novel, The Hidden Letters of Velta B., weaves an intricate and multi-generational tapestry of Latvian history, folklore and magic.

Alexis M. Smith

This month’s literary arts profile spotlight Alexis M. Smith. We talk to the Portland author about her new novel “Marrow Island,” the beauty of Puget Sound and the importance of small presses.

Author Joe Kurmaskie

Joe Kurmaskie is many things, The Metal Cowboy, a proud Portlander and the author of “A Guide to Falling Down in Public.” Read his interview in July’s Literary Arts feature.

Show Preview: Mirah at The Old Church

Always a singer-songwriter, but always pushing beyond those limitations, Mirah comes to The Old Church this Tuesday.

Show Preview: Islands at Mississippi Studios

Islands plays June 5 at Mississippi Studios with Honus Honus. Islands’ new double release is one-half vintage Nick Thornburn and one-half something new entirely.

“Down In Heaven” by Twin Peaks

Our review of Twin Peaks’ new third album, “Down In Heaven.”

Show Review: Eskimeaux and Frankie Cosmos at Analog Theater

Eskimeaux and Frankie Cosmos put on a (literally) hot show April 18 at Analog Theater. Read our JP Kemmick’s review here.

Portland Writer Peter Rock

Read our interview with Portland writer Peter Rock about his forthcoming YA novel, “Klickitat.”

Show Preview: Joanna Newsom at Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall

Singer, songwriter and harpist Joanna Newsom will perform this Monday at Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall.

Show Preview: Chairlift at Mississippi Studios

“Chairlift’s dance music is intelligent mostly because it takes time to breathe, build on itself organically and will us to dance while, get this, simultaneously coaxing us to listen to the music.”