Portland Film Festival Hosts 'Sex Ed' World Premiere

The Portland Film Festival will be presenting the world premiere of Sex Ed, a new romantic comedy directed by Isaac Feder and starring Academy Award-nominated actor Haley Joel Osment.

Filmed Over 12 Years, 'Boyhood' Follows A Kid's Coming Of Age

NPR | July 10, 2014 12:03 p.m.

Writer-director Richard Linklater says picking the film's star was vital because he had to guess what he'd be like at 18. "I just went with a kid who seemed kind of the most interesting."

Sebastian Junger Explores Why Soldiers Miss War In 'Korengal'

OPB | June 27, 2014 midnight

Sebastian Junger's new documentary Korengal premiered in Portland recently. Junger sits down to talk about his new film and discuss larger questions about war.

Art Imitates Life In Oregon Wine Country

OPB | June 24, 2014 midnight

If you're a wine and art buff, you'll love the exhibit Oregon Vineyards: Through The Eyes Of An Artist. One of the 11 featured artists adds texture to his paintings by incorporating dirt, grape skins and vine cuttings right onto the canvas.

Share Your Favorite Portland Park Photos Through PAM's 'Parklandia'

OPB | June 20, 2014 2:15 p.m.

Do you have a favorite Portland park? Then here's your chance to share an image or two as part of the Portland Art Museum’s (PAM) new exhibition The Art of the Louvre's Tuileries Garden.

In 'My Name Is Salt,' The Toil And Joy Of India's Salt Harvest

NPR | June 17, 2014 2:24 p.m.

My Name Is Salt documents three generations of a family harvesting the essential seasoning in the blazing desert heat of Gujarat, India. But rather than decry their hard labor, the film honors it.

Artists Capturing 'Public Displays of Affection' In Downtown Portland

OPB | June 11, 2014 midnight

Two artists are curating a unique exhibition staged at the Portland Building that seeks to explore the many ways love and connection are communicated among people.

How Scientists Created A Typhus Vaccine In A 'Fantastic Laboratory'

NPR | July 22, 2014 2:16 p.m.

Arthur Allen's new book The Fantastic Laboratory of Dr. Weigl describes how a WWII scientist in Poland smuggled the typhus vaccine to Jews — while his team made a weakened version for the Nazis.

For These Vegans, Masculinity Means Protecting The Planet

NPR | July 22, 2014 11:32 a.m.

A group of men in New York are challenging the stereotype that eating meat signifies manliness. Instead, they say that manhood can be proven by protecting the planet, not dominating it.

'Audience Measurement': How Networks And Critics Are Wrestling With Numbers

NPR | July 22, 2014 9:28 a.m.

This year's Television Critics Association press tour found networks pitching hard for the view beyond overnight ratings. But getting the right number isn't the end of the issue.

By Trolley, Train, Show Boat Or Surrey, These Musicals Will Move You

NPR | July 22, 2014 7:06 a.m.

When we asked movie critic Bob Mondello to contribute to our Book Your Trip series, he immediately began humming show tunes. Spend six minutes listening to this story and you'll be singing along, too.

London Through The Eyes Of Dickens In 'The Victorian City'

NPR | July 22, 2014 7 a.m.

Most of us, when we think of Victorian London, think of the work of Charles Dickens. Historian Judith Flanders' uses Dickens' words to paint a vivid portrait of a vibrant but troubled city.

With Swirls Of Steel, These Sculptures Mark The Passage Of People And Time

NPR | July 22, 2014 5:13 a.m.

Albert Paley's eye-catching gates, archways and sculptures frame transitions and elevate otherwise routine paths. An exhibit in Washington, D.C., is celebrating the work of the American metalsmith.

What 'The Golden Girls' Taught Us About AIDS

NPR | July 22, 2014 5:03 a.m.

In 1990 when the episode first aired, AIDS testing was still new, and myths and misinformation ran rampant. But Rose, Blanche, Dorothy and Sophia taught us that AIDS can happen to anyone.

Book News: Thomas Berger, Author Of 'Little Big Man,' Dies

NPR | July 22, 2014 4:31 a.m.

Also: A survey suggests that the dispute between Amazon and Hachette may be deterring customers; Harper Lee apparently has questionable taste in coffee.

Sandwich Monday: The Menage A Trois

NPR | July 21, 2014 3:38 p.m.

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try the Menage A Trois sandwich from Ike's Place in San Francisco. It features chicken with three sauces and three cheeses.

On 'Tomlinson Hill,' Journalist Seeks Truth And Reconciliation

NPR | July 21, 2014 1:36 p.m.

Chris Tomlinson covered conflict, including apartheid in Africa, for 11 years. Then the great, great grandson of Texas slaveholders realized he needed to write a book about his family's history.

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