'Stronger Than Ever' Sundance Docs Tackle Scientology, Campus Rape

Critic Kenneth Turan says Going Clear and The Hunting Ground are among the films that "blew people away" at this year's Sundance Film Festival.

After Father's Death, A Writer Learns How 'The Japanese Say Goodbye'

Lost in a deep depression, Marie Mutsuki Mockett visited a temple owned by her mother's family near Fukushima. There, she found traditions and ways of thought that helped her work through her grief.

Oregon Historical Photo: Outpost Astoria

Astoria is the oldest U.S. settlement west of the Rocky Mountains, though it remains relatively isolated to this day. Find out how its history has been marked by boom times from exploitation of abundant natural resources such as salmon and timber.

Richard Blanco Reflects On Poetry, Identity, And Cuba

OPB | Jan. 22, 2015 12:24 p.m.

Blanco visited Bend Jan. 27 to speak at Central Oregon Community College as part of its 2015 Season of Nonviolence. He’ll be talking about his path coming to terms with his cultural identity and his sexual identity.


Nicholas Kristof On Combating The Empathy Gap In 'A Path Appears'

OPB | Jan. 23, 2015 9:30 a.m.

The New York Times columnist and Pulitzer Prize winner talks about his new book and documentary which tackles systemic issues of gender oppression like sex trafficking, poverty and domestic abuse in the United States and globally.


Pickathon Woods Stage: Parquet Courts

opbmusic | Jan. 19, 2015 4:11 p.m.

Fast-rising quartet Parquet Courts plays "What Color is Blood" at last summer's Pickathon.

Arts | local

'Anne Frank: A History For Today' Opens At The Oregon Jewish Museum

OPB | Jan. 21, 2015 7:15 a.m.

This exhibit gives global and historical context to Anne’s life before, during and after she and her family went into hiding.

Portland Art-Focused School Shows Gains

OPB | Jan. 22, 2015 4:02 p.m.

Reading scores are up at King Elementary, a school at the center of local and federal efforts to boost achievement with arts-based curricula.

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