Portland Author Cat Winters On Writing For Teens, What Her Family Thinks About Her Books

Portland author Cat Winters began her career writing adult historical fiction, but now she's making her mark with young adult novels. She talks about making the transition to young adult fiction, how her teenage daughter serves as an inspiration for her work and more.

'Little Dancer' Musical Imagines The Story Behind Degas' Mysterious Muse

Ballerina Marie Van Goethem started modeling for Edgar Degas around 1878 and inspired his statue Little Dancer Aged Fourteen. But history lost track of her after she left the Paris Opera.

Oregon Historical Photo: Snowy Crater Lake

As a young boy in Kansas, William Gladstone Steel became fascinated with Crater Lake. Find out how this boyhood interest fueled his quest to preserve Crater Lake for future generations.

Arts | Books | Food

Chef Ottolenghi Makes The Case For 'Plenty More' Vegetables

NPR | Oct. 19, 2014 8:19 a.m.

Israeli chef Yotam Ottolenghi talks with Rachel Martin about the difference between supermarket hummus and Middle Eastern hummus and why he doesn't like to call his cookbooks "vegetarian."

Arts | Local | NW Life | News

Portland Art Museum Curator Concludes 14-Year Tenure

OPB | Oct. 20, 2014 6:39 a.m.

Monday is Bruce Guenther's last day on the job at the Portland Art Museum. Guenther's 14-year tenure leaves the museum with a much stronger grounding in modern and Northwest art.

Arts | Entertainment

Mindy Kaling On Refusing To Be An Outsider And Sexism On Set

NPR | Oct. 16, 2014 4:22 a.m.

Kaling says she often forgets that as an Indian-American woman who's not pencil thin, she's kind of a new thing for broadcast TV. But, she says, "I refuse to view myself in such terms."

World | Food | Arts

At London's Tincan, Eating Canned Fish Is The Height Of Luxury

NPR | Oct. 17, 2014 11:40 a.m.

One of the city's newest restaurants aims to elevate canned fish to an object of desire. There's no kitchen and no chef. The owners argue that tinned goods can be a greener gourmet choice.

Food | Nation

In The World Of Chefs, Asian-American Women Are Turning Up The Heat

NPR | Oct. 15, 2014 6:52 a.m.

Food writers have argued that Asian-American chefs are having a moment. But in this coverage, there's a glaring absence in this most recent celebration of Asian-American chefs: women.


'Kill The Messenger' Incompletely Unravels A Complex Tale

NPR | Oct. 14, 2014 7:04 a.m.

Based on the true story of journalist Gary Webb, Kill The Messenger spins a yarn of Washington intrigue, spy drama, and investigative journalism.

Arts | Books

In This 'Alphabet,' 'O' Is For Helpful Owl And 'C' Is For Escapist Cup

NPR | Oct. 13, 2014 1:15 p.m.

From a cup who dreams of a window seat to a problem-solving owl, Oliver Jeffers' new picture book, Once Upon an Alphabet, gives each letter its own story.

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