The Girl Who Could Fly
She was overweight, a chain-smoker and deeply unhappy. Then Patti Dillon began to run.
The Betrayal of Fay Stender
The radical lawyer gained fame defending Black Panthers leader Huey Newton, but she got in too deep.
NASA's Deep-Space Dreamer
Gene Cernan, the last man on the moon, saw the potential power and glory of the slumbering space program.
The Rise of Katherine Dunn
How the late Portland author survived hard times and became a literary legend.
Tempest Storm's American Horror Story
Strange things happened when the world's most famous burlesque performer took over Portland.
The 'Real' D.B. Cooper Revealed
Intrepid journalist Darrell Houston obsessed over the mysterious skyjacker -- and finally figured out his identity.
Jazz chanteuse Lavay Smith takes her sex-powered musical-resurrection act nationwide.
Better Dead Than Read
When politicians pen novels, we the people are in danger of some taxing reading.
Loh and Behold
How author and performer Sandra Tsing Loh became our laugh-out-loud poet of self-doubt.
Now She's Talking
Accused of protecting a philandering president and sent to prison, Susan McDougal wouldn't back down.
Memories of a high school dream girl who dreamed beyond her reach.
The Rise and Fall of the Cascades
How a plucky squad of Portland underdogs crashed team tennis' free-spending party -- and didn't live to tell about it.
The Beauty of 'All the King's Men' Is In the Prose
A movie adaptation helped return Robert Penn Warren's classic novel to the spotlight.
The Remaking of a President
Richard Nixon is back -- and he's ready for his close-up.
Nicole Kidman's Finest 'Hours'
The actress shows she's not afraid of Virginia Woolf -- or looking like her.
Author Uses Fiction as Map to Truth
Novelist Esther Freud comes to terms with her family legacy as daughter of famed artist Lucian, great-granddaughter of Sigmund.
A comic-strip look at a week in the life of Britney Spears.