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There’s so much to do in Portland in the summer, including setting up your Saturday morning reading station at your favorite neighborhood café. But before you start the weekend, remember to pick up the latest edition of Street Roots from your local vendor. It’s packed with news, poetry, and all kinds of good stuff to make the weekend sweeter. Here’s what’s rolling on the press now:

Pre-Occupied with Noam Chomsky: An interview with the prolific voice of a generation on his new book about the global Occupy movement.

The gravity of abuse: Part III: The latest in our four-part series on one family’s descent through domestic violence. It’s not your typical report on abuse. This is a compelling story that takes you inside the lives of the abuser and the abused.

Martin Zarzar’s new beat: An interview with Pink Martini percussionist Martin Zarzar about his new album and its worldly influences.

Plus — commentary from Portland Police Sgt. Greg Stewart on domestic violence in our community, a look inside two inspiring books — one old, one new — from Maurice Sendak, Tavis Smiley and Cornel West, and the best poetry you’ll find in any newspaper west of the Rockies. So pick up your copy of Street Roots first thing tomorrow morning. Your vendor will thank you!

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