Danny Goldberg presents 'Dispatches from the Culture Wars: How the Left Lost Teen Spirit.' Goldberg, the head of Artemis Records and a progressive activist, posits that the Democratic Party and the left have lost touch with the voter base and are alienating upcoming political generations.
Goldberg reads at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 24, at Powell's City of Books, 1005 W. Burnside St.
Joe Queenan reads from his latest book, 'True Believers: The Tragic Inner Life of Sports Fans.' Queenan explores the heartbreak and unfathomable devotion of sports fans to perpetually losing teams.
Queenan appears at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 24, at Twenty-third Avenue Books, 1015 N.W. 23rd Ave.
The food of love
Marlena de Blasi was a middle-aged chef in St. Louis when she took a trip to Italy that changed her life. De Blasi shares her story of finding romance and a new career in 'A Thousand Days in Venice.'
De Blasi reads at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 26, at Annie Bloom's Books, 7834 S.W. Capitol Highway.
Major, major league
Yogi Berra, Babe Ruth and Derek Jeter on the same team? In your dreams É and Rob Neyer's fantasy framework, into which he has placed every major league baseball team, past and present. Neyer, a baseball columnist for ESPN.com, shares the possibilities in his book 'Rob Neyer's Big Book of Baseball Lineups.'
Neyer speaks at 7:30 p.m. Monday, June 30, at at Annie Bloom's Books, 7834 S.W. Capitol Highway.
Compiled by Tina Satter
Northwest Oregon Conference