Multnomah County Library Celebrates 150 Years

OPB |Sept. 27, 2014 1:58 p.m.

The Multnomah County Library is the oldest library west of the Mississippi River. And it's celebrating a big birthday.

Portland Writer Karen Karbo Selected For Amtrak Residency For Writers

OPB |Sept. 25, 2014 2:30 p.m.

After months of deliberations, Amtrak has finally announced the 24 winners of its inaugural Amtrak Residency for writers. Portland novelist Karen Karbo is among those selected.

It May Be 'Perfectly Normal', But It's Also Frequently Banned

NPR |Sept. 22, 2014 4:48 a.m.

Mom always liked you best. But is that enough of an excuse to start smoking dope? It depends on how teenagers perceive parental preference, a study finds. And also how warm the family is overall.

Literary Arts Takes Control Of Wordstock Book Festival

OPB |Sept. 19, 2014 5:47 p.m.

The Wordstock book festival will reboot as a one-day event at the Portland Art Museum, and Powell's Books is back on board.

Cartoonist Alison Bechdel Awarded MacArthur Fellowship

NPR |Sept. 19, 2014 4:57 a.m.

One of this year's MacArthur Foundation "genius grants" went to cartoonist Alison Bechdel, inventor of a simple three-question test for how women are represented in films.

Hachette Authors Take Their Case To Amazon's Board Of Directors

NPR |Sept. 16, 2014 4:59 a.m.

Authors United — the group of some 1,100 writers signed to the publishing company Hachette — has drafted a letter to the members of Amazon's board of directors asking it to intercede in the dispute between the publisher and the online retailer over the price of e-books. The stakes are growing as the fall publishing season gets underway, and the nation's largest bookseller continues to impede sales of Hachette books.

Hip-Hop In Print: Brooklyn Publisher Looks To 'Reverse Gentrify' Literature

NPR |Aug. 30, 2014 9:33 a.m.

The philosophical rapper says he has high expectations of his audience and what he's made for them.

In 1879, Explorers Set Sail To Solve Arctic Mystery, Once And For All

NPR |Aug. 25, 2014 8:25 a.m.

The Republican lawmaker from Virginia who died this week was not afraid to go against his party, or reach across the aisle, to stand against corruption.

'Giver' Fans Likely To Be Disappointed By Movie's Pace

NPR |Aug. 18, 2014 1:44 p.m.

"Los Angeles Times" and "Morning Edition" film critic Kenneth Turan reviews "The Giver," starring Meryl Streep and Jeff Bridges. It's an adaptation of the young adult novel by Lois Lowry about a world where emotion and feeling have been done away with.

Thoughts Of Fall Butt Into Lazy Day Of Summer

NPR |Aug. 18, 2014 5:11 a.m.

For our look at summer poetry, we turn to Charlotte Boulay, a Philadelphia-based poet, with "The End of Summer." She offers us a poem that, on its surface, is about an idyllic summertime activity: taking a nap in the grass. But undercutting this lazy day is a sense of dread: fall is coming, and the conflicts and demands of the real world are inevitable.

Thanks to our Sponsors:
become a sponsor
Thanks to our Sponsors
become a sponsor