Arts & Life

Road Sessions: The Weather Machine

opbmusic | April 23, 2015

With the Crooked River hundreds of feet below, watch The Weather Machine play at scenic Peter Skene Ogden State Park.

Oregon Historical Photo: Murder On The Southern Pacific

OPB | April 27, 2015

In 1923, three brothers tried to rob a train as it crossed the Siskiyou Mountains in Southern Oregon. Find out how they bungled the job horrifically, resulting in death, destruction and infamy.

Appeals Court To Hear Slants Case

OPB | April 27, 2015

The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has agreed to hear the trademark case brought by Portland band The Slants.

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'Ashley's War' Details Vital Work Of Female Soldiers In Afghanistan

NPR | April 28, 2015 5:09 a.m.

A new book looks at the female soldiers who served alongside elite special operations units in Afghanistan in order to connect with a population that was off-limits to male soldiers: Afghan women.


Listen To A New Song By Mates Of State

NPR | April 27, 2015 8:24 a.m.

The married duo's new song casts the heady swoon of courtship as a game of intense focus.

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6 Novelists Withdraw From Event Honoring 'Charlie Hebdo' For Free Speech

NPR | April 27, 2015 12:40 p.m.

Peter Carey and Rachel Kushner are among those who are withdrawing in protest from the PEN American Center's annual gala. Kushner says she is uncomfortable with Charlie Hebdo's "cultural intolerance."

Arts | Food

Sexy, Simple, Satirical: 300 Years Of Picnics In Art

NPR | April 24, 2015 1:32 p.m.

From Goya to Banksy, artists through the century have tackled modernity and its discontents through depictions of eating outdoors.

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Portland's Pander Brothers Go Dark With 'Girlfiend'

OPB | April 8, 2015 midnight

Their new graphic novel tells the story of a bright-eyed young vampire in Seattle who falls for a mere mortal. Find out more about their collaborative process and see a slideshow of their work.

Meet The Finalists: Ken Kesey Award For Fiction

OPB | April 10, 2015 8:49 a.m.

The Oregon Book Awards will be given out on Monday. State of Wonder talks with the five finalists for the Ken Kesey Award for Fiction.

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