Larry Bowlden discusses Kate Christensen's novel The Great Man, demonstrating the gap between the image a successful man projects to his public and in his biography, and what the women in his life know about him. Winner of the Pen/Faulkner Award. You can find more reviews by Larry on line.
Economist John Miller, who writes for Dollars & Sense and teaches at Wheaton College, talks with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick about the current financial crisis, where it's heading, and what progressives should be demanding.
Oscar-nominated filmmaker Bill Plympton pays a return visit to his hometown of Portland as his new short Hot Dog premieres in Mike Judge's upcoming Animation Show (beginning Oct. 26 at Cinema 21). Bill's latest animated feature Idiots and Angels opened to critical acclaim this spring at the Tribeca Film Festival and will be arriving in Portland theaters in early 2009.