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Music Under The Bridge: PDX Pop Now! Hits Portland

OPB | July 22, 2016

Portland's free, all-ages music festival under the Hawthorne Bridge features everything from jazzy hip-hop to doom metal. It runs through July 24.

The Funniest Thing In Portland With Shelley McLendon

OPB | July 23, 2016

This week on State of Wonder, comedian Shelley McLendon introduces us to Portland's scrappy improv scene and her sister, the comedian Wendi McLendon-Covey ("Bridesmaid," "The Goldbergs"), in preview of the Stumptown Improv Festival.

State Accepting Art Glass Comments For One More Week

OPB | July 22, 2016

Regulators are trying to iron out whether regulations will apply to all makers across the state.

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Entertainment | Arts

How Mike Birbiglia Applies 'Yes, And ...' To Improv And Beyond

NPR | July 23, 2016 9:18 p.m.

Birbiglia's new film follows a fictional New York improv troupe. Don't Think Twice explores the tension between personal ambition and being an "endlessly generous" team player.

News | Politics | Sports | Nation

Citing LGBT Law, NBA Pulls All-Star Game From North Carolina

AP | July 21, 2016 3:05 p.m.

The NBA is moving the 2017 All-Star Game out of Charlotte because of its objections to a North Carolina law that limits anti-discrimination protections for lesbian, gay and transgender people.

Arts | Music | Sessions

opbmusic Sessions: Frightened Rabbit At OPB

opbmusic | July 20, 2016 10:54 a.m.

The Scottish rockers play from their new release, Painting of a Panic Attack.

Books | Arts

In Dave Eggers' Latest, A Mother Moves Her Kids To The Alaskan 'Frontier'

NPR | July 23, 2016 9:18 p.m.

Alaska's a state that's "not too precious about itself," Eggers says. In Heroes of the Frontier, he follows an out-of-work dentist as she moves her small family to an unfamiliar home.

Entertainment | Arts | Nation

At 75, Wonder Woman Lassos In A New Generation With An Ageless Fight

NPR | July 24, 2016 9:47 a.m.

As the launch of the upcoming film coincides with the heroine's Comic-Con fandom, Wonder Woman appears to be hooking new fans for the same reasons she was birthed in 1941: justice, peace and feminism.

Books | Arts

Gay Talese Stays Too Long At 'The Voyeur's Motel'

NPR | July 24, 2016 4 a.m.

Gay Talese conflates the journalist and the voyeur in his new book about a motel owner who spied on his guests. And he makes the readers voyeurs as well: We watch him watching the unwary motel guests.

Books | Arts | local | NW Life | State of Wonder

Portland Writer Melanie Alldritt Doesn’t Want to Be Beautiful: She Wants To Speak

OPB | July 18, 2016 7:45 p.m.

The young writer works through her experiences as a black women, as well as the recent shootings, through her writing.

State of Wonder

Hip Hop Artists Rasheed Jamal And Mic Capes Talk Race And Music

OPB | July 16, 2016 8 a.m.

Portland hip hop artists Rasheed Jamal and Mic Capes recently came in to the studio to talk about race, music and the current state of equality for people of color.

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'Jazz Town': Portland's Golden Jazz Age

Explore the neighborhood, politics and music behind Portland's brief, brilliant jazz age. 

OPB | March 23, 2016

Cooking With OPB

Recipes, tips and how-to's from around the Northwest.

OPB | March 24, 2016