A Vital Chapter Of American History On Film In 'Selma'

Director Ava DuVernay speaks about making Selma, a searing depiction of the battle for voting rights — and the first major movie about the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Greylag at OPB

Portland band Greylag joins us for a set of songs from their new self-titled release.

Yule Have To Try This Gingerbread Buche De Noel

In Paris, holiday buche de Noel cakes verge on art. Cookbook author Dorie Greenspan has created her own Franco-American version that's fun to make and "just as good as birthday cake," she says.

Food | World

For Norwegian-Americans, Christmas Cheer Is Wrapped Up In Lefse

NPR | Dec. 22, 2014 6:35 a.m.

For many Norwegian-American families, the most anticipated Christmas treat isn't chocolate or sugar-dusted cookies. It's a simple potato-based pancake, spread with butter and sugar or jam.

NW Life | local

Oregon Historical Photo: Oyster Evolution

OPB | Dec. 22, 2014 midnight

Overharvesting decimated native populations of oysters growing in bays along Oregon’s coastline. Find out how resourceful oystermen revolutionized the industry through persistent experimentation.

Music

Sallie Ford at OPB

opbmusic | Dec. 12, 2014 12:06 p.m.

Watch Sallie Ford's new band play a rocking set from their release, Slap Back.

local | Arts

Traditional Japanese Tattoo Artist Horisuzu: Maintaining Traditions With Integrity

OPB | Dec. 18, 2014 midnight

The Portland-based artist shares the tradition of Japanese tattooing with his clients. Find out more about the art form, his ongoing apprenticeship, and why he sees himself as a "translator."

local | Arts

10 Years Of Dickens: A Q&A With Thom Bray

OPB | Dec. 17, 2014 midnight

The Portland-based actor and drama teacher has donned Victorian-era garb and performed a reading of the original text of A Christmas Carol every December for the past 10 years.

Mic Crenshaw's Afrikan Hip Hop Caravan

OPB | Dec. 11, 2014 2:30 p.m.

The Portland MC engages hip hop artists from four African countries for conversation and shows during a month-long trip.

NW Life | local

Oregon Historical Photo: James Beard

OPB | Dec. 15, 2014 midnight

Portland native James Beard launched the first cooking show on national television, predating Julia Child by more than 15 years. Learn more about his Oregon roots and his culinary career.

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