Arts & Life

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.

Listen To A New Song By Mates Of State

NPR | April 27, 2015

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

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Arts | Books

'Lovelace And Babbage' Is A Thrilling Adventure

NPR | April 23, 2015 10:10 a.m.

Sydney Padua's rollicking graphic novel about computing pioneers Charles Babbage and Ada Lovelace transforms punch cards and little brass cogs into the stuff of legend, says critic Etelka Lehoczky.

Food | Arts

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.

Food | local | Cook It At Home

Cook It At Home: Jose Chesa and Cristina Báez's Squid Ink Paella

OPB | April 14, 2015 2:30 p.m.

Cristina Báez and Jose Chesa, owners and chefs of Ataula restaurant, prepare squid ink paella. Get the recipe so you can make this traditional Spanish dish for your family and friends.

History | Oregon Historical Photo Of The Week

Oregon Historical Photo: Intersection of North Williams Avenue & North Russell Street

OPB | April 20, 2015 8:42 a.m.

Portland’s inner northeast district of Albina was targeted for urban renewal in the late 1950s, forcing many residents – both black and white – to move to new neighborhoods. Find out more about the displacement of African Americans in Portland.

Music | local | News

Appeals Court Rejects Trademark Claim From Portland Band The Slants

OPB | April 20, 2015 1:13 p.m. | Portland

A federal appeals court has upheld a Patent and Trademark Office decision that denied The Slants a trademark for its name, ruling that it's disparaging.

Arts | Books | local

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.