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Paulann Petersen, Oregon's poet laureate, spreads the word

Paulann Petersen has a poetry post in front of her house in Sellwood. No surprise that Oregon's poet laureate makes poetry available for everyone who …

10 Stages of Language Learning: How to Get Started and Keep Going

<b>Meet Our Guest Author</b> <i>I’m Alex Rawlings, I’m 21 years old and I study German and Russian at Oxford University. I’ve always loved learning languages,</i> …

The Drinker's Manifesto

<i>Published in the June/July 2013 issue — and a preview of our coming 2013 Best Bars in America</i><p><b>1.</b> Drinking is fun.<p><b>2.</b> Drinking is everything you do in a bar, including talking, going to the john, and overhearing the conversations of others.<p><b>3.</b> Craft cocktails tend to take a long time to make.</b> …

Would You Want to Be Friends With Humbert Humbert?: A Forum on “Likeability”

Claire Messud’s new novel, “The Woman Upstairs,” is narrated by Nora, a schoolteacher who is outwardly tidy, quiet, and pleasing, and inwardly enraged at her constant capitulation to the desires of others and her own stalled artistic impulses. Her voice is edgy, assured, and marked by bursts of …

The Coming Bold Transformation of the American City

Tchaikovsky, Beethoven, Mahler: They all loved taking long daily walks.

In 1885, Pyotr Ilich Tchaikovsky rented a cottage in a small village some 50 miles northwest of Moscow. After years of restless wandering through …