Arts & Life

State of Wonder: Apr. 25, 2015

OPB | April 25, 2015

Behind-the-scenes on "Grimm," Etsy's IPO blastoff, Ben Percy's post-apocalyptic childhood, changes in the cello guard, and much more....

All Songs Plus One: Why We Like The Music We Like

NPR | April 24, 2015

On this week's mini podcast: Is some music too simple — or too complicated — to enjoy?

Richard Corliss, 'Time' Film Critic, Dies At 71

NPR | April 26, 2015

The magazine said Corliss died Thursday night in New York following a stroke he suffered a week ago. Corliss reviewed films for the magazine for 35 years.

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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.

Arts | Food

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.

News | Music | local

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.