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What You Missed On 9/3

The World Is an Open List: Especially 100-Item Free-Education Lists
The World Is Open author Curtis J. Bonk looks at open-source education

Family Threads: From John Alden and Drew Barrymore to Me and to You
Inheriting the Trade author Thomas Norman DeWolf on how we're all related (yes, you and me and everyone)

Book News for Thursday, September 3, 2009
Ted Kennedy's memoir, uncut Carver, and more

Endings and a Theory of Satisfaction
Guest blogger Todd Shimoda on the difficulty of writing a truly satisfying ending

You Can Fight City Hall
The Oregonian reviews Wrestling with Moses: How Jane Jacobs Took on New York's Master Builder and Transformed the American City

What You Missed On 9/2

Walt Curtis, Oregon’s Salmon Poet
Our "On Oregon" blogger, Matt Love, pays tribute to Portland's unofficial poet laureate, Walt Curtis

The Longshot
Katie Kitamura, author of The Longshot, writes about the literary appeal of mixed martial arts

Book News for Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Disney buys Marvel, Joyce Carol Oates remembers Ted Kennedy, and more

The Dreaded Question
Guest blogger Todd Shimoda answers the dreaded question "What kind of books do you write?"

Rival Families Clash While a Girl Grows Up in “Of Bees and Mist”
The Miami Herald reviews Of Bees and Mist by Erick Setiawan

What You Missed On 8/25

The Powells.com Interview with Tracy Kidder
Jill Owens interviews Tracy Kidder about his incredibly moving and vivid new book, Strength in What Remains

Writing toward Fear
Brian Deleeuw, author of In This Way I Was Saved, writes about being terrified by books

Book News for Tuesday, August 25, 2009
What Obama reads, Harry Potter is saved, Oprah tweets, and more

Secret Riches
Guest blogger Jessica Page Morrell, author of Thanks, But This Isn't for Us: A (Sort Of) Compassionate Guide to Why Your Writing Is Being Rejected, writes about how growing up in a small town influenced her writing

La Despedida
The Nation reviews War Is Beautiful: An American Ambulance Driver in the Spanish Civil War by James Neugass and Peter N. Carroll and Peter Glazer

What You Missed On 8/27

When Life Goes Crash
Guest blogger Jessica Page Morrell describes how she wrote much of her latest book, Thanks, But This Isn't for Us, while recovering from a head injury

Book News for Thursday, August 27, 2009
Farewells to Ted Kennedy and Dominick Dunne, new works from Graham Greene and Lemony Snicket, and more

Kids’ Q&A: Jennifer and Matt Holm
The Babymouse writer/artist team answers our Kids' Q&A

Cluing in to the ‘Real’ Nancy Drew
The Oregonian reviews Confessions of a Teen Sleuth by Chelsea Cain

What You Missed On 8/18

What Makes for Good Reportage?
Granta editor Rosalind Porter discusses the new issue of the legendary lit-journal, including an explanation of reportage

Origins of Fiction
Guest blogger Jessica Anthony tries to answer the elusive question "Where on earth did The Convalescent come from?"

Book News for Tuesday, August 18, 2009
A Twilight vampire likes Powell's, more than you wanted to know about William Golding, and more

Stolen Youth
The Nation reviews Dancing to the Precipice: The Life of Lucie de La Tour Du Pin, Eyewitness to an Era by Caroline Moorehead

What You Missed On 8/17

The Biography Problem
Guest blogger Jessica Anthony, author of The Convalescent, on why she isn't even remotely qualified to write about "a sickly little Hungarian dude"

Growing Up Christian In the ’80s
Carlene Bauer, author of Not That Kind of Girl: A Memoir, reveals the secret Christian life of Archie

Book News for Monday, August 17, 2009
A new trailer for Where the Wild Things Are, open submissions for the Bellwether Prize, and more

The Bard of Gormenghast
Rain Taxi reviews Collected Poems by Mervyn Peake

What You Missed On 8/12

Gone in Three Weeks
Our resident rare book expert, Kirsten Berg, explains why it's a good time to buy rare

Ital Is Vital for Portland
Guest blogger Isa Chandra Moskowitz (Vegan Brunch) writes about the awesomeness of Ital food

Second Serving of a “Moveable Feast” Sparks Debate
The Kansas City Star reviews A Moveable Feast: The Restored Edition by Ernest Hemingway

What You Missed On 8/10

Book News for Monday, August 10, 2009
Farewell to Dave Weich, Helter Skelter revisited, and more

Migrating for Food
This week's guest blogger, Vegan Brunch author Isa Chandra Moskowitz, offers the perfect bagle recipe for non-New Yorkers

Small Press Conversation: Zach Dodson and Amelia Gray
A spirited exchange between small press authors Zach Dodson (Boring Boring Boring Boring Boring Boring Boring) and Amelia Gray (AM/PM)

Wailing and Gnashing of Teeth
Rain Taxi reviews The Wolverton Bible by Basil Wolverton

What You Missed Over the Weekend: 8/7-8/9

On Friday:

Powell’s Q&A: Richard Russo
Pulitzer Prize-winner Richard Russo, whose newest novel is That Old Cape Magic, endured the Powell's Q&A

Don’t Bother. They’re Here.
Guest blogger Joe Pernice (It Feels So Good When I Stop) writes about the horror of clowns — and the hilariously sadistic joy of exploiting others' horror of clowns

Book News for Friday, August 7, 2009
The trailer for Peter Jackson's adaptation of Alice Sebold's bestseller The Lovely Bones, and more

Eloquent Phantom: Tayeb Salih’s search for an elusive present
Harper's Magazine reviews Season of Migration to the North by Tayeb Salih

On Saturday:

Powell’s Q&A: Matthew Stewart
Matthew Stewart, author of The Management Myth: Why the "Experts" Keep Getting It Wrong, ...

What You Missed On 8/6

Sometimes a Great Notion -- The Movie
"On Oregon" blogger Matt Love investigates a great Paul Newman drinking story (myth?) from the shooting of the film adaptation of Ken Kesey's Sometimes a Great Notion

There’s No Place Like Home
Guest blogger Joe Pernice (It Feels So Good When I Stop) on the joys of crazy parents

Intimate Objects
The Virginia Quarterly Review critiques Important Artifacts and Personal Property from the Collection of Lenore Doolan and Harold Morris, Including Books, Street Fashion, and Jewelry by Leanne Shapton

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