Posts tagged “portland”
April 5, 2014
April 5th @ 6:30pm
3628 N. Mississippi Ave
Portland, OR 97227
Cory Silverberg will be at Reading Frenzy in Portland on April 5th to discuss and sign copies of his latest book, What Makes a Baby.
Silverberg is a Canadian sex educator and writer with a penchant for open, inclusive, and accessible conversations about sex and sexuality. What Makes a Baby is a book for every kind of family and every kind of kid. It is a 21st-century children’s picture book about where babies come from that reflects the reality of our modern time by being inclusive of all kinds of kids, adults, and families, however they came to be.
May 6, 2013Joel Magnuson Book Tour Monday, May 6th @ 7:00pm Annie Bloom’s Books 7834 SW Capitol Hwy
Joel Magnuson will be at Annie Bloom’s Books to read and discuss his new book, The Approaching Great Transformation: Toward a Livable Post Carbon Economy, on Monday, May 6th.
The oncoming decline of the Oil Age, the facts are hard: global oil deposits will soon reach their peak, a violent race to get whats left has begun, and our culture of consumption is heedlessly dependent on oil and other fossil fuels. The consequences will not just be longer lines and higher prices at the gas pump, but as Magnuson explains the very nature of life as we know it hangs in the balance with the onsite of this inevitable change which stands to become a needless catastrophe.
Magnuson’s visionary insights do not only highlight the negative compounding factors of dwindling resources, global warming, increasing debt, and ill-prepared government.
March 11, 2013
Joel Magnuson, author of The Approaching Great Transformation, will be in Portland at Powell’s City Books on Monday, March 11 at 7:30pm to discuss his upcoming book.
The Approaching Great Transformation: Toward a Liveable Post Carbon Economy is Magnuson’s follow up to his previous book, Mindful Economics. In his second book, Magnuson extends his ideas and focuses on he coming shift in how we act and think in the world economically as the era of cheap oil comes to an end. The purpose of this book is to provide inspiration for those seeking the ongoing global effort to move away from our dependency on fossil fuels and ceaseless growth, and towards a more sustainable, stable, and just system.
“The Approaching Great Transformation is a breath of fresh air in a world of hackneyed nonsolutions to our social and economic problems. Professor Magnuson pulls no punches regarding the coming collapse of the corporate-commercial-consumer society, or the inability of technological fixes and ‘green capitalism’ to bail us out of the historical crunch that is virtually upon us.” -Morris Berman, author of Why America Failed
The Approaching Great Transformation will be out in April 2013.
September 24, 2012
Willamette Week put Greg Palast in the hot seat last week, asking him questions about his newest book Billionaires and Ballot Bandits, protecting American voters’ rights, problems with the media, and even Harry Potter.
“ WW: You’ve said, “I’m a reporter. It’s not my job to preserve Democrats.” Yet almost all of your stories champion traditionally liberal causes.
Greg Palast: I didn’t say I wasn’t progressive. That certainly wouldn’t make me a Democrat. I’m completely driven by anger and resentment toward the rich. I f*****’ hate ’em. I hate these people with my heart and soul. I hate the fact they go after the defenseless and the voiceless. At this moment in history, the Republicans are more sophisticated; that’s why they’ve been rented out by billionaires to do their work. If I thought my job was to elect schmucks like Al Gore, I would jump off a building. He should have been inaugurated, even though he didn’t think so.”
To read the complete interview, check out the article online.
May 31, 2012
Oh hey there Portland!
Political cartoonist Ted Rall will be speaking about and signing copies of his latest book The Book of O(bama) at Powell’s Books on Thursday, May 31, at 7:30pm. Come to the event and hear this insightful, biting voice speak about his take on Obama’s first term.
Powell’s is located at:
3723 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, Oregon
Click here to learn more!
November 6, 2009
November 6, 6pm, Longfellow Bookstore, 1 Monument Way, Portland, Maine. There will also be a rally at 5pm: for more information, see David’s website.
October 11, 2009
October 8-11, Oregon Convention Center, 777 NE M.L. King Blvd, Portland, OR. For more details, visit the Wordstock Festival 2009 website.
October 4, 2009
Sunday, October 4, 7:30pm, Powell’s, 1005 West Burnside, Portland, OR.
August 18, 2009On August 6, 2009, Jerome Gold discussed Paranoia & Heartbreak with Jennifer Kemp of Between the Covers on KBOO-FM in Portland. Listen below.
July 1, 2009
July 1, 7:30p, Powell’s Books, 1005 Burnside, Portland OR. Reading and signing in support of Paranoia & Heartbreak.