In her new children's book, Firebird, Copeland seeks to inspire other young African-American dancers. "It's hard to be the one that stands out," she says.
NPR | Aug. 31, 2014 1:59 p.m.
While debates over the use of Native American imagery and heritage roil on, Native creators and entrepreneurs are asserting control over their own visual narratives.
OPB | Aug. 28, 2014 midnight
Juliet Zulu, a Portland creative agency, is creating a series of pro bono films featuring members of the community such as beekeepers, tree workers and ex-military bike riders.
OPB | Aug. 27, 2014 midnight
Boaz Frankel, co-host and co-creator of The Pedal Powered Talk Show, conducts interviews from a desk attached to the front of a Metrofiets cargo bike.
OPB | Aug. 26, 2014 midnight
Lauren Paterson, a multimedia journalism student, has two documentaries in this year’s Oregon Lens series: The Stewardess and 21st Century Monk.
OPB | Aug. 24, 2014 5:30 p.m.
Monday, the city of Springfield will dedicate a new public art project in honor of the Simpsons.
OPB | Aug. 21, 2014 midnight
Through doodles, drawings, conversation and advice, Beaverton painter Gabe Fernandez helps young artists hone their skills while building self-esteem and confidence.
OPB |Sept. 15, 2014 2:30 p.m.
Share your favorite "Oregon moment" by entering the Oregon Art Beat and Portland Art Museum photo contest. Find out how to enter and what you could win.
NPR |Sept. 15, 2014 2:11 p.m.
Linguist Dan Jurafsky uncovers the fishy origins of ketchup and how it forces us to rethink global history. He also teaches us how to read a menu to figure out how much a restaurant may charge.
NPR |Sept. 15, 2014 12:18 p.m.
For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try the new cappuccino-flavored potato chips from Lay's. They sound gross, but are they gross? We'll just go ahead and tell you: yes they are.
NPR |Sept. 15, 2014 9:07 a.m.
There's nothing new about the feeling that the culture is in constant decline or the ease of exploiting that feeling — just ask the fictional protagonist of a classic American musical.
NPR |Sept. 15, 2014 6:46 a.m.
Also: writers ask Amazon's board to end battle with Hachette; notable books coming out this week.
NPR |Sept. 14, 2014 3:29 p.m.
Ellroy's new novel, Perfidia, follows the Los Angeles police response to a brutal murder on the eve of Pearl Harbor. In a vintage steakhouse, the author discusses the book and his tech-free lifestyle.
NPR |Sept. 14, 2014 10:22 a.m.
Everyone wants to "make a difference" but the question is: how? Journalists Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn set out to find the answer in their new book, A Path Appears.
NPR |Sept. 14, 2014 8:56 a.m.
As the film turns 75, a new exhibit looks back at the controversy over Scarlett being played by a British actress and how the African-American press influenced the script.
NPR |Sept. 14, 2014 2:29 a.m.
Dystopian literature usually focuses on global ills — climate change, GMO food, nuclear war. But Darin Bradley's new novel takes off from an economic collapse and the plight of student-loan debtors.
NPR |Sept. 13, 2014 3:39 p.m.
Her new collection, Stone Mattress, features characters still shaped by events in their youth. She's also working on a project that's all about the future: a book that won't be read for a century.