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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.

How Bad Risotto Led To A House 'Full Of Yogis': A Critic's Childhood Story

NPR | May 30, 2015

When Will Hodgkinson was a kid, his father, a journalist, was hit with a bad case of food poisoning. Over the long recovery period, he rethought his life — and decided to join the Brahma Kumaris.

'Heaven Knows What' Adds New Wrinkles To The Street Junkie Narrative

NPR | May 29, 2015

The film slightly fictionalizes the experience of Arielle Holmes, a young homeless addict who filmmakers Josh and Benny Safdie first encountered in Manhattan's Diamond District.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Entertainment | Arts

Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Tomorrowland,' The Future And The Past

NPR | May 29, 2015 9:56 a.m.

On this week's show, we tackle Tomorrowland and consider pop culture looks at both the future and the past. And as always, we chat about what's making us happy this week.


David Oyelowo On Acting, His Royal Roots And The One Role He Won't Take

NPR | May 29, 2015 7:06 a.m.

The British-born Nigerian actor talks about playing an American veteran in Nightingale, the reasons he stays in character for weeks at a time and his aversion to playing "the black best friend."

Entertainment | Arts

David Oyelowo Flies Solo In HBO's 'Nightingale'

NPR | May 29, 2015 6:34 a.m.

Oyelowo, who won accolades in 2014 for Selma, here works alone on camera in a dramatic film about a man coming undone in his mother's house.


'Aloha' Brings A Muddled Romance To Hawaii

NPR | May 28, 2015 4:58 p.m.

Cameron Crowe's Sappy Period continues with this imperfect but compelling film starring Bradley Cooper as a military contractor colliding with old and new loves.


Rocks Versus The Rock In 'San Andreas'

NPR | May 28, 2015 3:50 p.m.

Gorgeous people flee peril in the dopey disaster flick San Andreas, but perhaps Dwayne Johnson can bring some ... um, gravitas? Maybe?

Books | Arts

'Trigger Mortis': New Bond Novel Brings Back Pussy Galore

NPR | May 28, 2015 2:37 p.m.

For author Anthony Horowitz, the book is a return to the "true" James Bond. This means an unpublished scene from Ian Fleming himself — and a long-delayed reunion with a franchise favorite.


'Gemma Bovery': Retelling A Classic With A Light Touch

NPR | May 28, 2015 2:03 p.m.

Based on a graphic novel, this updating of Madame Bovary almost manages to maintain its feather-light touch in spite of the heavy source material.


Self-Improvement Gets Romantic In 'Results'

NPR | May 28, 2015 2:03 p.m.

The delightful romantic comedy Results, from mumblecore director Andrew Bujalski, has sympathy for the earnest aspirations of its gym-dwelling characters.

Books | Arts

'The Water Knife' Cuts Deep

NPR | May 28, 2015 12:29 p.m.

Equal parts thriller and alarm call, Paolo Bacigalupi's new novel depicts a future America ravaged by drought. Reviewer Jason Heller says Bacigalupi keeps the plot taut and the dialogue slashing.

Books | Arts

Join The 'Morning Edition' Book Club As We Read 'A God In Ruins'

NPR | May 28, 2015 7:52 a.m.

Gone Girl author Gillian Flynn, who selected the book, tells NPR's David Greene that Kate Atkinson is "one of those writers that really can make you weep on one page and laugh on the next."

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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