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Rob Curley: ‘100 Things to Do in Spokane Before You Die’ is an insider’s guide to our town

When our editor talks to different community groups about our newspaper’s different missions, he often explains our hope to be a daily instruction manual to life in our community. Then …

Author Eli Saslow tells Northwest Passages crowd that white nationalism can be defeated with community

The writer of a book about the transformation of the movement’s heir apparent said it was relentless humanity that can defuse hatred.

UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 24, 2018, 10:38 a.m.

Shawn Vestal: Battling hate, one conversation at a time

GU’s Kristine Hoover found her life’s work exploring and fighting hatred.

UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 21, 2018, 10:39 a.m.

Get coffee – and a sneak peek at The Spokesman-Review’s ‘100 Things to Do in Spokane Before You Die’ book

The lively insider’s guide spotlights the best of Spokane’s dining, entertainment, recreation, shopping and culture, including popular indie coffee shops.

Reading the Northwest: How a white nationalist turned against the movement

Northwest Passages Book Club event features Portland author of “Rising Out of Hatred.”

10 things about Eli Saslow

The Pulitzer Prize winner shares what he’s reading, what he’s watching and his other interests.

Tara Westover, a featured author for Spokesman’s Northwest Passages Book Club, to give presentation at UI

Author Tara Westover will take part in the Runstad Lecture Series at 7 p.m. Monday with a presentation on her book, “Educated: A Memoir.” Last May, she was a featured …

UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 5, 2018, 9:46 a.m.

‘Longmire’ author comes to Spokane on Oct. 10

Craig Johnson, the best-selling author of the “Longmire” mystery series, joins the Northwest Passages Book Club on Oct. 10 to talk about his new book, “Depth of Winter.”

Tickets to candidate forum with Brown, McMorris Rodgers available on Monday

Free tickets for the first televised candidate forum featuring the candidates vying to represent Eastern Washington in Congress will be given away on Monday.

UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 12, 2018, 1:37 p.m.

Eli Saslow will discuss ‘Rising Out of Hatred’ with the Northwest Passages Book Club

Saslow’s newspaper story on Derek Black, a white nationalist who changed his views, won a PEN Award. His book is due out in September.

UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 8, 2018, 9:44 p.m.

Northwest Passages Book Club: Summer Stories, Road Trip Edition

More than 150 people turned out Wednesday night as The Spokesman-Review’s Northwest Passages Book Club presented an evening of Summer Stories based on the newspaper’s annual short fiction series.

UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 6, 2018, 3:59 p.m.

Reading the Northwest: Crutcher’s darkly humorous stories can’t match teens’ reality

Spokane author Chris Crutcher talks about his new novel and recent experiences on the front lines of high school shootings.

UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 1, 2018, 4:54 p.m.

Inslee talks trade, Trump at town hall in Spokane

Gov. Jay Inslee took aim at President Donald Trump and sidestepped questions about his own 2020 plans during a wide-ranging town hall hosted by The Spokesman-Review.

Book club: Take a Road Trip at Summer Stories Night

Northwest Passages hosts an evening of live storytelling with summer tunes, wine and burgers, too. Get tickets.

UPDATED: Wed., July 25, 2018, 1:33 p.m.

Northwest Passages Book Club hosts ‘Summer Stories’ Aug. 8

Local authors Stephanie Oakes, Alexis Smith, Shawn Vestal and Kris Dinnison share new fiction about road trips.

UPDATED: Wed., July 11, 2018, 11:03 p.m.

Writers and readers explore the history of the Spokane River

A few hundred people gathered to hear an avid sportsman, authors and a tribal representative share their contributions to anthology documenting the conflicted and polluted history of the Spokane River.

Spokane River primer: Hone your knowledge about the river in our midst

Hone up on your knowledge of the Spokane River with this primer, released just in time for Wednesday’s Northwest Passages Book Club gathering featuring “The Spokane River” editor Paul Lindholdt …

Reading the Northwest: ‘The Spokane River’ tells the story of a city’s lifeblood

A river defines a city like nothing else. Think of London and the Thames, Paris and the Seine, New York and the Hudson. Spokane, of course, has the Spokane River, …

Northwest Passages Book Club dives into ‘The Spokane River’

The Northwest Passages Book Club welcomes “The Spokane River” editor Paul Lindholdt and other writers for an evening of words, wine and live music on July 11.

UPDATED: Thu., June 14, 2018, 1:40 p.m.

Northwest Passages Book Club: Fatherhood, family and skateboards the subject of Neal Thompson’s “Kickflip Boys”

When he first handed his boys the 300-page manuscript of his new book, Neal Thompson hardly expected them to be on board with the shenanigans he had documented. The incidents …

Northwest Passages Book Club: Learning to Fly from ‘Kickflip Boys’ by Neal Thompson

Neal Thompson’s new memoir of fatherhood tells the intimate story of raising rebellious teenagers who love to skate. He shares an excerpt in advance of his June 13 visit to …

Reading the Northwest: Skateboard dad Neal Thompson wrestles with his parenting choices

“Kickflip Boys” author Neal Thompson shares his stories in Spokane on June 13

Northwest Passages Book Club: Neal Thompson at a glance

Neal Thompson, the June guest of the Northwest Passages Book Club, is the author of “Kickflip Boys: A Memoir of Freedom, Rebellion and the Chaos of Fatherhood,” which was published …

Northwest Passages Book Club welcomes Neal Thompson

In addition to “Kickflip Boys,” Thompson is the author “A Curious Man” and “Driving with the Devil.” He lives in Seattle with his family.

What’s cooking in Spokane

Adriana Janovich, food editor at The Spokesman-Review, caught up with five top chefs and food authors at the May 12 Dorothy Dean Cooking Show at the Spokane Convention Center.

UPDATED: Mon., May 14, 2018, 10:20 p.m.

Tara Westover book talk moves to larger venue

The Spokesman-Review’s Northwest Passages Book Club welcomes best-selling author Tara Westover to Spokane on Thursday and is moving the event to a larger nearby venue to accommodate ticket demand. Westover …

UPDATED: Fri., May 18, 2018, 5:59 p.m.

From survivalist to storyteller: Best-selling ‘Educated’ author Tara Westover comes to Spokane on Thursday

Tara Westover grew up in a survivalist family on an Idaho mountain. She watched the school bus roll past, but never joined the local kids at school. She never saw …

Northwest Passages Book Club: Jess Walter loves his hometown – he really does

Spokane novelist joins the Northwest Passages Book Club on May 16.

Best-selling ‘Educated’ author Tara Westover comes to Spokane

The Northwest Passages Book Club will host the best-selling author on May 17.

UPDATED: Fri., April 20, 2018, 2:06 p.m.

Northwest Passages Book Club: Author J.A. Jance on the art of (re)invention

Best-selling author J.A. Jance, the latest author to be featured by The Spokesman-Review’s Northwest Passages Book Club, is the author of 56 novels, spanning series featuring such characters as Arizona …