Engineering As Art: The Quilts Of Sidnee Snell

Portland artist Sidnee Snell creates intricate, colorful quilts with fabric and a sewing machine. Learn more about her background — she used to be an electrical engineer — and view a slideshow of her work.

Cold Snap Inspires Hat Designer To Join Portland Artists In Outpouring Of Warmth

Winter weather conditions inspired local entrepreneur Faith Jennings to find a new use for her business’s leftover materials.

Ursula Le Guin Takes On Publishing Industry At National Book Awards

Oregon writer Ursula K. Le Guin delivered a sharp critique of the publishing industry Nov. 19 at the National Book Awards.

Tradition And Innovation On Display At Native(X)

OPB | Nov. 13, 2014 2:20 p.m.

Earlier this month, prominent Native American artists from around the country gathered at Union/Pine — a gallery in southeast Portland. They were here for a gallery showing of contemporary design curated by Native(X).

Arts | Books

Book News: Ursula K. Le Guin Steals The Show At The National Book Awards

NPR | Nov. 20, 2014 7:26 a.m.

In a ceremony that saw both icons and newcomers honored, it was a fiery speech by the science fiction legend that had attendees talking. Also: A Jonathan Safran Foer book gets adapted to ballet.

Arts | Books

'Redeployment,' 'Age Of Ambition' Win National Book Awards

NPR | Nov. 20, 2014 6:12 a.m.

The National Book Foundation presented its annual awards Thursday night, highlighting titles in four broad genres: Young People's Literature, Poetry, Nonfiction, and Fiction.


Author Phil Klay, Local Veterans Discuss 'Redeployment' And Returning Home

OPB | March 26, 2014 midnight

Think Out Loud invited veterans from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to join in conversation with author Phil Klay. Together they explored what it meant to return home after war.

Arts | Books | Business | Technology

How A Feud Between Two Russian Companies Fueled A 'Spam Nation'

NPR | Nov. 18, 2014 12:35 p.m.

Brian Krebs' new book tells the story of how two companies groomed spammers, and then destroyed each other. In the process, Krebs got access to documents that illuminated how cybercriminals operate.


Stagepass: Thanks

opbmusic | Nov. 10, 2014 12:31 p.m.

Watch the Portland rock and soul band's dramatic performance for opbmusic Stagepass.

Local | NW Life

Oregon Historical Photo: The Road To Jefferson

OPB | Nov. 17, 2014 midnight

Residents of counties along the Oregon-California border have repeatedly tried to create a new, independent state. Find out about the State of Jefferson, a source of regional identity, lore, propaganda and pride.

Arts | NW Life

'Dryland' Filmmakers Explore Challenges Of Rural Farming In Eastern Washington

OPB | Nov. 14, 2014 midnight

Portland filmmakers Sue Arbuthnot and Richard Wilhelm share how a road trip led to the making of their new documentary and what they hope to achieve by telling this story.

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