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Joan of Arc Sci-Fi Movie in Works Based on Lidia Yuknavitch’s Novel (EXCLUSIVE) by Dave McNary, Variety

03 Mar 2017|

Scott Steindorff and Dylan Russell of Stone Village Productions have won a competitive auction for movie rights to Lidia Yuknavitch’s sci-fi novel “The Book of Joan.”

The book is a re-telling of the Joan of Arc saga in a terrifying future where the heroine has emerged to save a world ravaged by war, violence, and greed. A group of rebels unite to dismantle the iron rule of a dictator, galvanized by the heroic song of Joan, a child-warrior who possesses a mysterious force.

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“Ex-Neo Nazis Explain What’s Driving the Alt-Right,” by Annie Armstrong for Vice

28 Feb 2017|

Very little has felt as satisfying to watch as the famed white supremacist/founder of the “alt-right” movement, Richard Spencer getting clocked in the face during an interview last month. The clip spurned a fervent argument online about whether or not it’s okay to punch a neo-Nazi—but it goes without saying that as cathartic as punching a white supremacist in the face may be, it won’t get us much closer to figuring out how to reckon with them.

Talking with ex neo-Nazis themselves might, so...Forward

True Portland: The Unofficial Guide for Creative People is more than a travel guide, it’s a curated experience that captures the essence of what makes Portland different from other cities. In addition to the essential information about where to eat, sleep, shop, run, create, listen, and think, this book has distinctive features such as 48 Hours in Portland, offering ten itineraries, and seven interviews with local luminaries about what makes Portland unique, including Gert Boyle, chairwoman...Forward

Heartland Media of Chicago & the Live from the Heartland Radio Show: Readings from The Sun—featuring Sy Safransky, founder and editor of The Sun, along with contributors Poe Ballantine, Krista Bremer, and Cheryl Strayed.

02 Feb 2017|

Readings from The Sun—featuring Sy Safransky, founder and editor of The Sun, along with contributors Poe Ballantine, Krista Bremer, and Cheryl Strayed.

Poe Ballantine reads “The Irving” from his essay collection, 501 Minutes to Christ. This story details Poe’s diabolic plan to punch John Irving in the nose after he opens for him at the inaugural Wordstock Festival in Portland, Oregon. Why did Poe want to deck the famous author? Watch here to find out.

At Wordstock with Rob Spillman, Charles Bock And Sallie Tisdale by Dave Blanchard, Allison Frost, and Anna Griffin for Think Out Loud/Oregon Public Broadcasting

19 Jan 2017|

Portland writer Sally Tisdale is one of Oregon’s true literary treasures. She’s the author of eight books, but she is first and foremost an essayist—someone who can make art out of her process of trying to make sense of the world. She spoke with host Dave Miller about her latest book, a collection of essays that she wrote over the last three decades called Violation.

To listen to At Wordstock with Rob Spillman, Charles Bock, and Sallie Tisdale by Dave Blanchard, Allison Frost, and Anna...Forward