Arts & Life

More Than Black And White: The Drawings Of Samantha Wall

OPB | April 14, 2015

The Portland-based artist hopes to forge a connection between her work and her audience with striking drawings that often focus on multiracial and multicultural women.

No Demons, No Angels: Attica Locke Aims For Black Characters Who Are Human

NPR | April 21, 2015

In her new novel, Pleasantville, and on TV's Empire, Locke does her best to avoid simple stories. "You do some good stuff and you do some bad stuff," she says. "We exist in the middle."

'One Of Us' Is A Difficult, Unforgettable Look At Tragedy

NPR | April 21, 2015

Journalist Åsne Seierstad's new book retells the story of Norway's Anders Breivik, from his troubled, violent childhood to his 2011 killing spree. Critic Michael Schaub calls it a painful masterpiece.

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Choreographer Of Many Talents: Darrell Grand Moultrie Works With OBT

OPB | April 9, 2015 8:06 a.m.

Darrell Grand Moultrie's career spans modern dance, ballet, opera and a stint working with Beyoncé.

State of Wonder

A Tenuous Business: Re-Thinking Support For Theater Artists

OPB | March 20, 2015 2:07 p.m.

Three actors speak frankly about facing down food & housing insecurity, and pressure from medical bills. Also, Damaso Rodriguez talks about a new system of support in development at Artists Rep.

NW Life | local | Arts

Motoya Nakamura Hopes 'Sakura Sakura' Inspires People To Reflect On Their Own Lives

OPB | March 13, 2015 midnight

Photographer Motoya Nakamura's new exhibit features 12 images of cherry trees that are planted at the Japanese American Historical Plaza and Bill of Rights Memorial in downtown Portland's Tom McCall Waterfront Park.

State of Wonder

The Hollywood Theatre Resurrects 70mm Film with “2001: A Space Odyssey”

OPB | March 12, 2015 9:08 p.m.

The nonprofit tracked down lenses and sprockets for the now defunct technology to show the sci-fi epic. Well, almost defunct. Hollywood might just debut Quentin Tarantino's new film with it, too.

local | Arts

Sculptor Mike Leckie: Giving Life To The Lifeless

OPB | March 5, 2015 midnight

Mike Leckie, who has been a sculptor for nearly 5o years, works in bronze, cast iron, glass, marble and other stones. But he says that his medium is actually the human figure.

NW Life | Arts

Statuary Commission Picks Chief Joseph, Duniway

OPB | March 4, 2015 7 p.m.

Oregon's representation in a national statuary hall will change in the next few years, reflecting a later period of Oregon history.

local | Arts

Italian Art Comes To Portland Through 'Living With Glass' Exhibit

OPB | March 4, 2015 midnight

Living with Glass, an exhibit of Italian art, is currently on display at the Museum of Contemporary Craft. See a slideshow of some of the works of art made available by collector Dane Nelson.

Books | Nation | Arts

Jon Krakauer Tells A 'Depressingly Typical' Story Of College Town Rapes

NPR | April 20, 2015 3:51 p.m.

Krakauer's Missoula looks at stories of women who have been sexually assaulted by people they know. He says rape is unlike other crimes because in other crimes, "the victim isn't assumed to be lying."

Books | Arts

'I Regret Everything': Toni Morrison Looks Back On Her Personal Life

NPR | April 20, 2015 2:46 p.m.

"It's not profound regret," Morrison tells Fresh Air. "It's just a wiping up of tiny little messes that you didn't recognize as mess when they were going on." Her latest book is God Help the Child.


The Inauspicious Start To Susan Stamberg's Broadcasting Career

NPR | April 20, 2015 10:49 a.m.

Susan Stamberg is an NPR "founding mother" and the first woman to anchor a national nightly news program. But her radio debut was not so glamorous: A fake weather report on a local radio station.

Books | Arts

Unsettling Tales Of Strange Suburbia Echo Through 'The Night'

NPR | April 19, 2015 5:16 p.m.

What do Rapunzel, the Buddha and small-town America have in common? Deceptively safe spaces, says Steven Millhauser. The Pulitzer Prize winner's new short story collection is Voices in the Night.

Entertainment | Arts

W Seeking W For Compound Word Dates

NPR | April 19, 2015 8 a.m.

For each word starting with "W," think of another word, also starting with "W," that can follow the first to complete a compound word or a familiar two-word phrase.

Books | Arts

'Spinster' Celebrates The Single Ladies

NPR | April 19, 2015 8 a.m.

Writer Kate Bolick says that, growing up, she just assumed she'd get married some day — but it hasn't happened. Her new book looks at five women who upend traditional assumptions about women's lives.

Books | Entertainment | Arts

Yoda? Is It Thou? Figure In 14th-Century Manuscript Looks Familiar

NPR | April 18, 2015 12:26 p.m.

A long time ago, in a place far away, a manuscript was created with an enigmatic figure who looks a great deal like a certain little — and yet powerful — green guy from the Star Wars films.


'Furious 7' Races To New Record, Quickly Hitting $1 Billion Mark

NPR | April 18, 2015 11:50 a.m.

Universal says the movie is the studio's first to cross the billion-dollar mark during its first run in theaters, putting it above films such as Jurassic Park and Despicable Me.


Antitrust Inquiry Reportedly Looks At How Big Theater Chains Snare Movies

NPR | April 18, 2015 10:18 a.m.

News of a federal inquiry comes as arguments over preferential treatment and exclusivity have been heating up in recent years.

Entertainment | Arts

George Lucas Sneezes, And Other Moments From His Talk With Colbert

NPR | April 18, 2015 8:41 a.m.

George Lucas doesn't have a lot left to say about Star Wars, but Stephen Colbert does, and so does a guy in the crowd who just wants to help George Lucas out.

On the Air


Cook It At Home

We visit the homes of some of the Portland-area's most notable chefs and food-industry entrepreneurs and watch how they prepare their favorite dishes.

Cook It At Home | Dec. 09, 2013