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.
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."
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.
Darrell Grand Moultrie's career spans modern dance, ballet, opera and a stint working with Beyoncé.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
"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.
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.
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.
Books | Entertainment | ArtsNPR | 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.
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.
News of a federal inquiry comes as arguments over preferential treatment and exclusivity have been heating up in recent years.
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.