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Supreme Court To Hear Challenge Over Offensive Trademarks

AP | Sept. 29, 2016 7:55 a.m. | Wahsington

The Supreme Court will hear a First Amendment challenge by Portland band the Slants over the government's refusal to register offensive trademarks in a case that could affect the Washington Redskins.

Business | Music

'Rolling Stone' Sells Minority Share Of Magazine To Singapore Entrepreneur

NPR | Sept. 25, 2016 1:21 p.m.

It's the first time Jann Wenner has allowed an outside investor to buy a part of the fabled magazine he founded in 1967.

Music | NW Life | local | News

Alternative Justice: Portland Music Scene's Next Steps Amid Sexual Assault Controversy

OPB | Sept. 23, 2016 9:46 p.m. | Portland

Deep dissatisfaction with the criminal justice response to sexual assault has some looking for workarounds.

Music | NW Life | local | News

Q&A With The Author Of A Sexual Assault Blacklist

OPB | Sept. 23, 2016 11:47 a.m. | Portland

An organizer of DIY music events talks about why she keeps a list of artists accused of assault or rape, and why she decided to share it with other bookers.

Music | Election | Nation

Black Evangelical Amisho Baraka: Why I'm Not Voting For Trump Or Clinton

NPR | Sept. 23, 2016 5:30 a.m.

Morning Edition's David Greene talks to Christian rapper Amisho Baraka, who says that as a black evangelical, he's not comfortable supporting either party's presidential candidate.

Music | Nation | Health

Life After A Brain Injury: 'I'm Not Terrified Of Death Anymore'

NPR | Sept. 19, 2016 7:12 a.m.

Pulitzer-winning music critic Tim Page had been good at pretty much everything, until he had a life-threatening traumatic brain injury. He talks with NPR about piecing together a new life.

Music | Nation | Entertainment

Realizing Tupac Wasn't Cool, 20 Years Later

NPR | Sept. 16, 2016 8:04 a.m.

I was probably 9 years old at the height of my obsession with Tupac's "Hail Mary." I didn't know what I was capable of then, but I was not to be trifled with.

Business | Music | Technology | Nation

Apple Scraps Headphone Jack In iPhone 7, Reveals Cordless AirPods

NPR | Sept. 8, 2016 2:06 p.m.

Why is Apple pushing users toward wireless earbuds? "Courage," says an Apple executive. Other news from the Apple event involved Super Mario, Pokemon Go and water-resistant features.

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Apple May Test iPhone Users' Loyalty If It Dumps The Headphone Jack

NPR | Sept. 8, 2016 12:19 p.m.

The next iPhone, expected to be unveiled Wednesday, may be missing something familiar: the ubiquitous headphone jack. Usability experts say the change could really sit badly with Apple customers.

Music | Science

Asteroid Named For Freddie Mercury Is Announced On His Birthday

NPR | Sept. 6, 2016 12:29 p.m.

The celestial body was discovered in the same year Mercury died at age 45. It was dedicated to the singer in honor of what would have been his 70th birthday, his bandmate Brian May announced.