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Hey, Writers: STFU About "the Muse"

Acclaimed author Sarah Manguso says writing isn't magic, and it isn't a cage fight either.

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Orcas Are Cool, but Have You Seen a Pacific Spiny Lumpsucker? Or a Wolf Eel? Or a Giant Pacific Octopus?

Drew Collins's book of underwater photography celebrates Puget Sound's lesser-known creatures.

Americans in Paris in Patrick deWitt’s Wry, Dry French Exit

The Portland author expands his literary purview to include the idle rich.

Julie Whipple’s Crash Course Will Make You Never Want to Fly Again

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Why Did a Mother Throw Her Kids Off a Bridge?

What drove a woman to try to kill her own children in Portland?

The Secret Token Exposes the Mythology of the Roanoke Colony

Journalist Andrew Lawler contextualizes one of America’s favorite mysteries.

Why Is Everyone in the Northwest So Obsessed with Serial Killers?

Alice Bolin's collection of essays, Dead Girls, has some answers.

Genevieve Hudson’s Pretend We Live Here Boldly Makes Queerness the Norm

Hudson’s fierce debut finds a fitting home at Future Tense Books.

Claire L. Evans’s Broad Band Reveals Women’s Contributions to Tech

A hidden history of computing, from the 1800s to the 1990s.

Bad Moms and Brutal Honesty in I Will Be Complete

Glen David Gold’s memoir recounts a singularly awful upbringing.
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