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Jeff Baker
I write about movies, books and music for The Oregonian. I love being active and outdoors. Sometimes I teach. 503-221-8165 jbaker@oregonian.com
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Jeff Baker Apr 15
My review of "Noir" by Christopher Moore in the Seattle Times.
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Jeff Baker Apr 13
My interview with Andrew Haigh, the director of "Lean on Pete," the excellent new movie based on the novel by Willy Vlautin. Like Jean-Marc Vallee's adaptation of...
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Jeff Baker Mar 20
In France they kiss on Main Street. Amour, mama, not cheap display. Joni Mitchell opened her Mingus tour with a clip from "Rebel Without a Cause" and three diamonds--"In France They Kiss on Main Street," "Edith and the Kingpin,"...
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Jeff Baker Mar 3
My Q&A with Portland's own Karen Karbo in the Seattle Times. Karbo's new book is "In Praise of Difficult Women."
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Jeff Baker Mar 1
My review of "Operation Chaos" by Matthew Sweet in the Wall Street Journal.
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Jeff Baker Feb 11
My interview with Willy Vlautin in The Oregonian. We met for coffee in the lobby of 1320 SW Broadway, the...
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Jeff Baker Feb 11
My review of Self-Portrait with Boy by Rachel Lyon in the Seattle Times. Interesting first novel set in the New...
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Jeff Baker Jan 23
Ursula K. Le Guin was a beautiful person, funny and whip-smart and a rabble-rouser from the first day to the...
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Jeff Baker Jan 14
My review of Red Clocks by Leni Zumas in the Seattle Times.
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Jeff Baker Dec 24
My review of The River of Consciousness by Oliver Sacks in the San Francisco Chronicle. "Time is the substance I...
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Jeff Baker Dec 3
My essay on Lucia Perillo, Washington poet, in the Seattle Times. Perillo died last year after living for decades...
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Jeff Baker Oct 17
‘A Soulless Coward’: Coach Gregg Popovich Responds to Trump
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Jeff Baker Sep 24
My essay on Beverly Cleary, in the Seattle Times:
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Jeff Baker Aug 20
My review of "Wild Things" by Bruce Handy in the Seattle Times:
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Jeff Baker Aug 3
"Blue sand, I said, filled with wonder. Blue everything, he said, and the songs we sang had a color of their own."
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Jeff Baker Jul 6
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Jeff Baker Jun 29
My essay on the meeting between Haruki Murakami and Raymond Carver, in the Seattle Times:
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Jeff Baker May 19
My review of Since We Fell by Dennis Lehane in the Boston Globe
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Jeff Baker May 18
If we're good we'll lay to rest anywhere we want to go
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Jeff Baker May 18
My review of A Really Big Lunch by Jim Harrison in the San Francisco Chronicle
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