Recent Graduates Exhibit Work At Blackfish Gallery

Want to get a taste for what some of this year’s top art school graduates are creating? Head to Portland’s Blackfish Gallery and explore the 19th annual Recent Graduates exhibition.

'Art Of The Wild' Celebrates 50th Anniversary Of The Wilderness Act

OPB | July 24, 2014 midnight

Twenty-one Pacific Northwest artists are coming together to showcase work offering a unique look at wilderness reserves.

Portland Film Festival Hosts 'Sex Ed' World Premiere

OPB | July 16, 2014 7:45 a.m.

The Portland Film Festival will be presenting the world premiere of Sex Ed, a new romantic comedy directed by Isaac Feder and starring Academy Award-nominated actor Haley Joel Osment.

Filmed Over 12 Years, 'Boyhood' Follows A Kid's Coming Of Age

NPR | July 10, 2014 12:03 p.m.

Writer-director Richard Linklater says picking the film's star was vital because he had to guess what he'd be like at 18. "I just went with a kid who seemed kind of the most interesting."

Sebastian Junger Explores Why Soldiers Miss War In 'Korengal'

OPB | June 27, 2014 midnight

Sebastian Junger's new documentary Korengal premiered in Portland recently. Junger sits down to talk about his new film and discuss larger questions about war.

Art Imitates Life In Oregon Wine Country

OPB | June 24, 2014 midnight

If you're a wine and art buff, you'll love the exhibit Oregon Vineyards: Through The Eyes Of An Artist. One of the 11 featured artists adds texture to his paintings by incorporating dirt, grape skins and vine cuttings right onto the canvas.

Share Your Favorite Portland Park Photos Through PAM's 'Parklandia'

OPB | June 20, 2014 2:15 p.m.

Do you have a favorite Portland park? Then here's your chance to share an image or two as part of the Portland Art Museum’s (PAM) new exhibition The Art of the Louvre's Tuileries Garden.

A 'War Story' With Big Ambitions And Mixed Results

NPR | July 31, 2014 2:03 p.m.

The drama War Story is trying to wrap itself around both a personal story of a traumatized journalist and some larger social issues. Despite a strong central performance, it succeeds only partially.

A 'Child Of God,' Or Maybe Not

NPR | July 31, 2014 2:03 p.m.

The very prolific James Franco directs a Cormac McCarthy adaptation that struggles to overcome a repulsive main character with whom it's almost impossible to empathize.

Maggie Gyllenhaal Is 'The Honorable Woman': A Series Both Ruthless And Rewarding

NPR | July 31, 2014 12:09 p.m.

The eight-part drama that begins Thursday stars Maggie Gyllenhaal as a British baroness with an Israeli passport. She's a fearless actor in a show full of kidnappings, seductions and betrayals.

Where Love's Concerned, This 'Magic Barrel' Is No Magic Bullet

NPR | July 31, 2014 7:03 a.m.

Anya Ulinich's new graphic novel is inspired by Bernard Malamud's "The Barrel" — both star choosy loners looking for love. But Malamud's swoony violins and lit candles don't apply to Lena Finkle.

'Guardians Of The Galaxy': Let's Hear It For F.U.N.

NPR | July 31, 2014 6:45 a.m.

The most surprising thing about the latest film in the Marvel Universe may be as simple as its genre: while it certainly has your space battles and big fights, it's a straight-up comedy.

Book News: George W. Bush Coming Out With Biography Of His Father

NPR | July 31, 2014 4:16 a.m.

Also: a novel by Oscar Hijuelos will be published posthumously; Stephen Marche on the inevitability of literary failure.

This 'Suitcase' Is Packed With Sharp, Funny, Tragic Tales

NPR | July 31, 2014 4:03 a.m.

Yelena Akhtiorskaya's debut is a funny, sometimes heartbreaking, uniquely American chronicle of a family of Soviet immigrants who've transplanted a bit of their home to Brooklyn's Brighton Beach.

A Different Kind Of Conan: 'The Legend Of Bold Riley'

OPB | July 31, 2014 midnight

Portland-based author and graphic artist Leia Weathington brings a fresh perspective and a wide range of artists to the epic adventure genre in her graphic novel series The Legend of Bold Riley.

Who's The Man? Hollywood Heroes Defined Masculinity For Millions

NPR | July 30, 2014 1:45 p.m.

From silent stars to John Wayne to Iron Man, film critic Bob Mondello looks at the role that Hollywood has played in defining manliness, and how that definition has changed over several decades.

'Sharknado 2': Winner And Still Chomp

NPR | July 30, 2014 12:28 p.m.

Look, of course Sharknado 2 is stupid. That's not the question. The question is whether it still makes a good party game.

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