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Fewer Young People Buying Houses, But Why?

NPR | July 26, 2016

First-time home buyers are participating at lower rates in the otherwise booming housing market. Experts offer differing opinions on whether — or when — younger buyers are likely to return.

Starbucks' New Dress Code: Purple Hair And Fedoras OK, But Hoodies Forbidden

NPR | July 26, 2016

Yes, the green aprons remain, but you may begin noticing more personal flair underneath. Instead of black and white garments, baristas are now free to embrace "drabby chic."

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.

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'Miss Cleo,' Fortuneteller Of '90s TV Fame, Dies At 53

NPR | July 26, 2016 5:38 p.m.

Youree Dell Harris became a cult celebrity as the face of a psychic hotline — saying "Call me now" in her distinctive, dubious patois. The role meant fame, but also a lifelong association to fraud.

News | NW Life | Family | History | Education | local | Arts | Nation

Thousands Flock To Northwest's Largest Powwow

Northwest News Network | July 25, 2016 5:15 p.m.

Over the weekend, hundreds of dancers joined traditional drummers at the Northwest's largest powwow in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.

Entertainment | Arts | NW Life | State of Wonder

The Funniest Thing In Portland With Shelley McLendon

OPB | July 23, 2016 noon

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.

News | Environment | NW Life | Health | Business | Air | local | Arts | Portland's Toxic Air Problem

State Accepting Art Glass Comments For One More Week

OPB | July 22, 2016 8:50 a.m. | Portland

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

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 | Sports | Politics | 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.

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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