Misty Copeland On Broadening 'Beauty' And Being Black In Ballet

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.

Native American Artists Reclaim Images That Represent Them

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.

Oregon Lens 2014 Filmmaker Profile: Zak Davis of Juliet Zulu

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.

Oregon Lens 2014 Filmmaker Profile: Boaz Frankel

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.

Oregon Lens 2014 Filmmaker Profile: Lauren Paterson

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.

DOH! Springfield To Dedicate Simpsons Mural

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.

Sketch Club Turns Doodles Into Confidence

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.

Snap A Photo Of Your Favorite #OregonMoment And Be Entered To Win!

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.

'Language Of Food' Reveals Mysteries Of Menu Words And Ketchup

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.

Sandwich Monday: Lay's Cappuccino Potato Chips

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.

Kids, Pants, Booze, Music: Trouble In River City And Always

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.

Book News: Agent Denies That Oscar Pistorius Is Writing A Memoir

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.

A 'Lasciviously LA' Lunch With Crime Novelist James Ellroy

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.

In The Quest To Make A Difference, 'A Path Appears'

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.

From Casting To Cutting The N-Word, The Making Of 'Gone With The Wind'

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.

A Fresh Take On Dystopia In 'Chimpanzee'

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.

In Margaret Atwood's Latest, The Past Is Powerfully Present

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.

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