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A&E >  Books

Timothy Egan comes home to share ‘A Pilgrimage to Eternity’ with Northwest Passages Book Club

UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 3, 2019, 10:30 a.m.

Seattle writer Timothy Egan, the National Book Award-winning author of “The Worst Hard Times,” as well as “The Big Burn” about the Great Fire of 1910, is coming to his hometown of Spokane on Oct. 29 to celebrate the release of his latest book with the Northwest Passages Book Club. Egan’s new book strays from the historical journalism for which he has become known. “A Pilgrimage to Eternity: From Canterbury to Rome in Search of a Faith” chronicles Egan’s travels along the Via Francigena, a 1,200-mile medieval route that runs from Canterbury to Rome, where he sought an audience with Pope Francis.
News >  Column

Rob Curley: Author Tom Mueller, who has Spokane roots, explains America’s ‘Crisis of Conscience’

Sometimes things are just meant to be. Like when you work for seven years researching and writing a book that takes a massive deep dive into the complicated and often misunderstood world of whistleblowers only to have one of the largest and most important whistleblower cases in our country’s history begin at almost exactly the same time your book is to be released. That’s exactly what happened to Tom Mueller.

A&E >  Books

Life as a homeless teen inspires ‘The Butterfly Girl’

Rene Denfeld’s new novel “The Butterfly Girl” is a heartbreaking story of children living on the streets of Portland who face some of the worst kinds of predatory crimes, including sexual abuse, trafficking and kidnapping.
News >  Spokane

‘Non Sequitur’ cartoonist apologizes for mistake as comic strip returns to publication

UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 6, 2019, 10:27 a.m.

Wiley Miller, the cartoonist behind the popular “Non Sequitur,” told an audience for the first time Monday that he almost lost his livelihood and marriage after he scrawled a vulgar note to President Donald Trump that appeared in newspapers nationwide. The comic that ran on Feb. 10, 2019, was created weeks before on a day like many others since Trump took office. The president had said something that upset Miller, so he penciled the note.
A&E >  Food

2019 Crave: Anita Lo on ‘Solo,’ #MeToo and Doritos

UPDATED: Tue., July 2, 2019, 6:57 p.m.

2019 Crave Food and Drink Celebration Main Stage headliner Anita M. Lo was the first female guest chef to cook for a White House State dinner, and her “Solo: A Modern Cookbook for a Party of One” was published by Knopf in 2018. Lo answered questions over the weekend amid the culmination of World Pride in New York City: