Sketch Club Turns Doodles Into Confidence

Through doodles, drawings, conversation and advice, Beaverton painter Gabe Fernandez helps young artists hone their skills while building self-esteem and confidence.

Oregon Lens 2014 Features Diverse Lineup of Independent Films

OPB | Aug. 20, 2014 midnight

Host Steve Amen presents five consecutive nights of outstanding work by Northwest independent filmmakers. Find out what films are in this year's lineup, airing August 25-29 at 10 p.m. on OPB TV.

Textile Artist Sidnee Snell On Quilting, Engineering & The Art Of Hand Dyeing

OPB | Aug. 15, 2014 midnight

Textile artist Sidnee Snell hand dyes the colorful fabrics she uses in her unique art quilts. A former engineer, Snell incorporates the computer into her process as she creates quilts which are in essence fabric paintings.

Mural Unveiled Remembering Working Kirk Reeves

OPB | Aug. 14, 2014 4:36 p.m.

The late street musician Kirk Reeves — one of Portland's most recognizable faces — inspires several public projects.

As Museums Try To Make Ends Meet, 'Deaccession' Is The Art World's Dirty Word

NPR | Aug. 11, 2014 3:24 p.m.

Deaccessioning is the permanent removal of an object from a museum's collection. And there are a lot of rules surrounding it — for one, selling art to pay off debt will get you in big trouble.

Laura Larson's 'Hidden Mother': A Photographic Exhibition

OPB | Aug. 07, 2014 4 p.m.

Photographer Laura Larson has curated a collection of 19th-century images of children that explore early photographic techniques. Her exhibition is on display at Portland's Blue Sky Gallery throughout the month of August.

Helen Mirren: 'Like Night Follows Day,' Roles For Women Will Reflect Real Life

NPR | Aug. 07, 2014 2:47 p.m.

Mirren stars as a French restaurant owner in The Hundred-Foot Journey, about food, family and the clash of cultures. She says during her first 20 years in film, sets were "very locker roomy."

How To Sell Diverse Books: A Bookstore Owner's Advice

NPR | Aug. 21, 2014 3:24 p.m.

A Seller's Advice: To Diversify Bookshelves, Step Free Of The Niche

When The Wedding Is Just The Beginning

NPR | Aug. 21, 2014 2:03 p.m.

The romantic drama Love Is Strange finds John Lithgow and Alfred Molina playing newly married men whose lives are upended and whose spaces are disrupted.

'The One I Love': A Marriage That's Not Quite What It Appears

NPR | Aug. 21, 2014 2:03 p.m.

The One I Love begins as an affecting story about marriage, but as it bogs down in too much explanation of its fantasy elements, it squanders good performances from Elisabeth Moss and Mark Duplass.

'Let's Be Cops,' But Then What?

NPR | Aug. 21, 2014 8:32 a.m.

A new comedy begins to experiment with power grabs as a way to soothe insecurities, but it's totally uninterested in the satire the material is begging to deliver.

A Maverick Director, At Home On The Range

NPR | Aug. 21, 2014 7:09 a.m.

Sin City director Robert Rodriguez has been making movies away from the Hollywood machine for years — he does most of his filming in his studio in Austin, Texas.

'F' Is For Fraudster In A Family Novel For Our Modern Times

NPR | Aug. 21, 2014 6:30 a.m.

Daniel Kehlmann's F, about three brothers abandoned by their father, examines the detail of lives lived without integrity. It is brilliantly translated from the German by Carol Brown Janeway.

Book News: German Minister Shows Support For Authors' Amazon Protest

NPR | Aug. 21, 2014 4:50 a.m.

Also: Italian novelist Elena Ferrante gives a rare interview; the history of Arabic noir.

To Achieve Diversity In Publishing, A Difficult Dialogue Beats Silence

NPR | Aug. 20, 2014 2:04 p.m.

The American publishing industry has long been the realm of the privileged few. Lately, though, some writers of color are making their voices heard — and starting some uncomfortable conversations.

Prepare For 'The Simpsons' Marathon With Interviews From The 'Fresh Air' Archives

NPR | Aug. 20, 2014 12:06 p.m.

Starting Thursday, FXX will air all 552 episodes of The Simpsons in the longest single-series marathon in TV history. Fresh Air listens backs to interviews with the show's creator, writers and actors.

Deford: Frankly, Hot Dogs Best Served At The Ballpark

NPR | Aug. 20, 2014 5:42 a.m.

Forget peanuts and Cracker Jack. Sausages are the food most closely linked to the national pastime, says Frank Deford.

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