A Few Things to Read: April 15, 2017

Hello Readers!

The stand is full of hidden gems; here are a few of the standouts!

Orion: Nature Culture Place

This journal shows up infrequently, but is always worth the wait. It is full of essays, musings really, on the intersection of humanity and environment. It is nature writing, in the way that The Sun is literary memoir - moving, touching, thought-provoking, and always illustrated with lovely photography. Their editorial team, both contributors and advisors, is a stacked deck, a who's who of the best in environmental writing today. January/February 2017, $7.00

Doctor Who Magazine

This issue is a remembrance of John Hurt, who played the War Doctor. (You remember him from some other movie? Hmm.) He passed away in November, and is much missed. Contributors include David Tennant, Steven Moffat, Louise Jameson and the Big Finish crew. April 2017, $9.99


Flow: Celebrating Creativity, Imperfection and Life's Little Pleasures

This issue has a feature on Portland! Sections are Feel Connected, Live Mindfully, Spoil Yourself and Simplify Your Life. The inserts this issue are Herbarium booklet, and The Manual of Me. Always lovely, always creative. Get hooked on Flow! Issue 17, $22.99



Sift: A King Arthur Flour Publication

This is a quarterly publication full of fabulous things you can make with flour. They talk to bakers, visit bakeries, have features on things like ice cream sandwiches and berries, and pack the pages with excellent recipes and photos. Are you a fan, as I am, of the Great British Baking Show? This is the magazine for you. Yum! Spring 2017, $12.95


Monkey Business: New Writing from Japan

Monkey Business was/is a Japanese language literary journal, published by Motoyuki Shibata, a respected translator. What I have is published by A Public Space, which is an American literary journal. Monkey Business is an annual journal of contemporary stories translated from the Japanese, and edited by Shibata and Ted Goossen. Confusing? Sure. But if you are looking for something good to read - different, clever, funny, odd - then forget about all that confusing publication talk and just grab a copy of this. Read. Volume 7, 2017, $15.00

Karin Dibling