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Buying the Best Gift in the Best Way

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Buying the Best Gift in the Best Way
A 3 step guide to getting the best gifts for your loved ones this holiday season.

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No Need to Panic! Get Dad a Gift He’ll Love

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No Need to Panic! Get Dad a Gift He’ll Love

Father’s Day wasn’t declared an official nationwide holiday until 1972, which is 58 years after Mother’s Day found a spot on our calendars. So, unless you’ve been stalling for fifty-some-odd years, there’s no need to feel guilty if Dad’s present is a tad delayed. This year, you’d like to send a little something with that greeting card, but he’s already got a “World’s Greatest Dad” mug and a closet full of ties. Dads can be especially tricky to shop for. But don’t worry just yet! Check out some of our titles to see if one of these books will float Dad’s...

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Happy Birthday to Us! Overcup Press Turns Six

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Happy Birthday to Us! Overcup Press Turns Six

Break out the bubbly, because it’s our birthday! May 17, 2010 marked the day Overcup became an official press! And what better way to celebrate than to take a look back on where Overcup began with the press’s key players. I asked founder/editor Patrick McDonald, co-founder Rachel Bell, and marketing associate Poppy Milliken some questions about what it takes to keep Overcup ticking. Rachel and Pat show off their books at Wordstock 2015 (photo credit Liz Crain) How did you guys first get into publishing? PAT: It was an extension of the work I did at Ooligan Press at PSU,...

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Of Sabers and Pairings: The Eclectic Wine Scene of Portland, Oregon

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Of Sabers and Pairings: The Eclectic Wine Scene of Portland, Oregon

At the recent launch party for Matt Wagner’s Tall Trees of Paris at Gigantic Brewing (a great success, by the way!) we were honored by not one but TWO of Portland’s premier champagne sabreurs: Michael Ecker and Christopher Graham. Champagne sabering, or sabrage, is a delightfully ostentatious technique for opening a bottle of champagne with—you guessed it—a saber! Sabering dates back to Napoleonic times, but artisans like Michael and Christopher are carrying on the legacy with panache. You can see a snippet of Michael in action here.Michael embarked on the path to mastery at his wedding, where an official champagne...

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Five Women Artists To Watch This Year

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Five Women Artists To Watch This Year

Quick, name five artists. For most people with even a cursory arts education, five artists should come relatively easy. For those with a more intense fine arts education, you can probably name at least five artists just from one period in art history. Do you have your five? Okay, so how many of them are women? Probably none of them. As we celebrate Women’s History Month this March, we’re reminded of just how often the contributions of women get pushed to the background.   In an effort to bring the conversation back to the enormous contributions women have made to...

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