The Most Desolate Decade

The Most Desolate Decade

Award-winning author Timothy Egan stops at Whitworth to talk about the Dust Bowl
On April 14, 1935, 79 years ago, the dust storm they called Black Sunday hit.


River Watching

Flies, nets and flow reports: Spring's warming ritual
With a warming of the season comes the renewed call of the water.


The world of Game of Thrones (HBO, Sundays, 9 pm) has ice zombies and fire dragons, wizards and alchemists.

For Your Consideration

Chuck Ragan, Denis Johnson and Laughing Dog's Purebred Citra
ALBUM | Redirecting energy from his punk band Hot Water Music, frontman Chuck Ragan has now released four albums of foot-stomping folk Americana music.

Dark Deeds

A new adaptation of the suspense-thriller Wait Until Dark ratchets the tension up a notch
Bumps and shuffling emanate from behind a darkened stage.

The Renegade

William T. Vollmann on love, violence and why the FBI thought he might be the Unabomber
William T. Vollmann has written more than 20 books, both fiction and nonfiction, on a range of topics that include, but are nowhere near limited to, the Inuit, Noh theater, insects, prostitutes and the mujahideen.

Everyday Monets

Creativity and socialization combine in paint-and-sip art classes, where anyone can create a masterpiece
“OK, now about three fingers in from the left side of your canvas, you're going to make a little dot and that's where you'll start your tree," the instructor says into her mic headset.


The People's Poet

George Bilgere will make you love poetry
There are no crystal-clear ponds, no peaceful sanctuaries where waters lap at George Bilgere's toes, or moments when a jolt of Thoreauvian inspiration strikes him and a poem falls out of his brain.

Fear on the Highway

Adrianne Harun brings terror and intrigue to rural Canada with A Man Came Out of a Door in the Mountain
If you're traveling in northern British Columbia, you might see a sign that reads CAUTION.

Sense of Place

In Alaska, C.B. Bernard found his life intersecting with the explorations of a relative a century earlier
Shortly after C.B. Bernard took a job in Alaska in 1999, he found out that a distant relative had gone to explore the Arctic frontier a century earlier.

From Memory

Perry Glasser's book of essays is so meta
The best time for Perry Glasser to pour his thoughts out on paper is before the sun has had a chance to rise.

LITERATURE | State of Our Words

You don't have to look past the cover of this week's issue to notice that a strong literary scene is happening in this region.

For Your Consideration

Gonzaga baseball, Teeth Dreams and Comedy Central's Review
SPORTS | We're barely into spring, but baseball is here.

Childish Things

Bill Marlowe channels his inner child as he brings Alexandre Dumas' swashbuckling story to the Civic stage
As a boy, Bill Marlowe would leap around his house sporting a towel for a cape, his father's fishing cap for a cavalier hat and wielding a broomstick for a sword as he enacted his favorite scenes from Alexandre Dumas' novel The Three Musketeers.

Swells of Change

Crowdswell lets communities define, fund and solve the problems people want fixed most
It started with the observations he made on his daily commute.

Northwest Narratives

Those attending the readings, panels and workshops this week during Get Let!


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