Sebastian Junger Explores Why Soldiers Miss War In 'Korengal'

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.

'All The Way,' Directed By OSF's Bill Rauch, Wins Tony Award For Best Play

OPB | June 09, 2014 8:06 a.m.

A play that premiered in Ashland has won the Tony Award for best play. OSF's Bill Rauch talks about directing All the Way in Ashland and on Broadway.

Blacksmith Arnon Kartmazov Crafts Japanese-Style Chef's Knives

OPB | May 29, 2014 midnight

Blacksmith Arnon Kartmazov, owner of Bridgetown Forge in Portland, studied his craft in Israel and Japan before moving to the United States.

'Land Ho!' Takes An Agreeable Stroll Through Familiar And Unfamiliar Terrain

NPR | July 10, 2014 2:31 p.m.

The light travel picture follows two friends through a series of adventures that aren't surprising, exactly, but that have significant simple pleasures to offer.

In Explorations Of Muslim Identity, Playwright Finds Fault Lines Of Faith

NPR | July 10, 2014 2:23 p.m.

Ayad Akhtar plumbs his past to grapple with what it means to be Muslim in America. While some accuse him of airing dirty laundry, Akhtar uses such questions not just for rupture — but renewal, too.

'Apes' For A New Age, With Little Use For Us

NPR | July 10, 2014 2:15 p.m.

The first fully successful summer blockbuster of the year is Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, the new chapter in a successful reboot that focuses on societies, human and otherwise.

'Empty Hours' Pass, But Little Is Said

NPR | July 10, 2014 2:03 p.m.

The drama The Empty Hours intentionally slows its pace to reflect the lives of its characters, but in the end, it seems a bit lost.

A 'Closed Curtain' Conceals A Director's Real Confinement

NPR | July 10, 2014 2:03 p.m.

Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi, officially banned from making movies, explores confinement, despair and cinematic structure in his latest project.

10 Years Later, Mystery Heroine 'Maisie Dobbs' Gains New Life

NPR | July 10, 2014 2:02 p.m.

Jacqueline Winspear's debut mystery, Maisie Dobbs, set in England around World War I, came out in paperback a decade ago. A new edition testifies to the enduring allure of the traditional mystery.

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."

An 'Unexpected' Treat For Octavia E. Butler Fans

NPR | July 10, 2014 6:31 a.m.

When sci-fi legend Octavia E. Butler died in 2006, fans mourned the loss of works she could have written. Now, two unpublished stories are being released after a scholar found them among her papers.

For Paul Cezanne, An Apple A Day Kept Obscurity Away

NPR | July 10, 2014 6:22 a.m.

In the 1800s, still-life painting was the bottom feeder of the art world, but that's where the French painter chose to leave his mark. "I want to astonish Paris with an apple," he's said to have said.

Book News: Co-Author Of Book On How Not To Be Gored By A Bull Gets Gored

NPR | July 10, 2014 5:55 a.m.

Also: Police arrest a man in connection with an attack on author Colum McCann; Ted Scheinman asks his favorite writers what they do about writer's block.

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