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Rebirth And Revival | Maria Bamford | Loch Lomond | Kahlief Adams | Carla Rossi | Alternative Justice


When life gives you mental breakdowns and dysfunctional justice, use them to make something new.

Photo: Courtesy of Anthony Hudson

Where Art And Science Collide | Skyscrapers Made of Wood | The Minders


This week on State of Wonder, we take a trip to a residency program that welcomes artists and scientists, look into a technology that wants to revolutionize how buildings are built, listen to The Minders' first album in ten years and talk gentrification with artist Sharita Towne.

Photo: Phil Zimmerman

The Gun Show | Remembering Bob Ross & Rick Bartow | The Confession That's Rocking Portland's Music Scene


This week on State of Wonder, a provocative (and funny!) show about guns, news about a sexual assault that's rocking the music community, an arts explosion at Pioneer Courthouse Square and more.

Photo: Owen Carey

Rose City Comic Con Preview | Image Comics Moves To Portland | Bitch Planet | Harrow County | Bandette


This week, State of Wonder goes all in on previewing of Portland's biggest comic con, talking with some of the region's top artists and writers, plus breaking the news about a new addition to the Portland scene.

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Loch Lomond Live At OPB

opbmusic | Sept. 21, 2016

Portland's Loch Lomond perform songs from Pens from Spain, the band's first US album in five years.

Kahlief Adams: What Plays While Gaming For Change

OPB | Sept. 24, 2016

Podcast host and gamer is on the bill at AffectConf in early October

Bamford Blows Up With 'Lady Dynamite'

OPB | Sept. 24, 2016

Stand-up’s nicest is headed to Oregon next month to headline the All Jane Comedy Festival.

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

OPB | Sept. 23, 2016

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

Q&A With The Author Of A Sexual Assault Blacklist

OPB | Sept. 23, 2016

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.

Drag Queens And Indians, Or What Cher And Peter Pan Have In Common

OPB | Sept. 21, 2016

Best known as drag clown Carla Rossi, artist Anthony Hudson loses the wig for a show about how pop culture formed his identity as a half-Native American, half-white kid in small town Oregon.

Will Our Future High-Rises Be Made Of Wood?

OPB | Sept. 18, 2016

Lever Architecture completes the nation's first cross-laminated timber building and clears designs for an 11-story tower, positioning Oregon at the forefront of a new, green technology.

An Artist Sees Portland In Stereoscopic Show

OPB | Sept. 15, 2016

Sharita Towne’s photo exhibition on view this month at Newspace Center for Photography is designed to help people to see the gentrification of Portland in a new way.

'The Gun Show' Enters The Gun Rights Debate With Humor And Heartbreak

OPB | Sept. 09, 2016

E.M. Lewis tells five stories from her life that capture every side of the debate, from growing up with guns to being held at gunpoint.

Safer Altogether: Women In Portland Music Scene Confront Sexual Assault

OPB | Sept. 09, 2016

Last weekend, a prominent Portland musician admitted to attempted sexual assault in a Facebook post. The response from others in the Portland music scene was swift and staggering.

More Than A Museum, PMOMA Becomes Houseguest At The Square

OPB | Sept. 09, 2016

Curator Libby Werbel exponentially expands her Portland work space for one spectacular weekend on Pioneer Courthouse Square.

Image Comics To Move To Portland

OPB | Sept. 01, 2016

The publisher of “Walking Dead,” “Saga,” and “Spawn” confirms to OPB it plans to relocate to the city, cementing Portland’s status as a leading hub in the industry.

Tobin And Coover's Impish 'Bandette' Makes Off With Another Eisner

OPB | Sept. 01, 2016

Paul Tobin and Colleen Coover's digital series in a fantasy-land Paris offers a new kind of action heroine.

Good Guys Win: Comics Artist Ibrahim Moustafa

OPB | Jan. 17, 2016

After a big 2015 finale to his mountaineering thriller, "High Crimes," Moustafa is back with a special issue of DC's "Doctor Fate."

Le Guin’s 'Orsinia Tales' Earn Prestigious Publication

OPB | Sept. 05, 2016

Some lesser-known works by Oregon literary great Ursula K. Le Guin will be republished this week by the Library of America.

'Harrow County' Horror Comics Are Scary Beautiful

OPB | Feb. 26, 2016

Portland artist Tyler Crook and writer Cullen Bunn talk about their Southern Gothic fairy tale, "Harrow County."

Actors Jesse Eisenberg And Wendell Pierce On Their First Books

OPB | Aug. 13, 2016

Actors Jesse Eisenberg and Wendell Pierce talk about jumping from the big screen to the page with stories of comedy and post-Katrina New Orleans, respectively. Plus, Alicia Jo Rabin reads mystical poetry and plays a little music.

NBC's 'Grimm' Is Ending, But It's Not The End Of TV In Portland

OPB | Aug. 30, 2016

The show which has filmed in Portland since its beginning is set to end after this season. But Tim Williams with Oregon Film says the stage is set for more big projects.

PICA Kicks Off TBA Festival With A Sea Of Horn Players

OPB | Aug. 27, 2016

Musician Kelly Pratt has collaborated with everyone from David Byrne to Beirut. Now he baptizes PICA's new home with a wall of sound.

XOXO 2016 Fest Will Be Its Last — For Now

OPB | Aug. 26, 2016

XOXO founders Andy McMillan and Andy Baio move their community onto Slack and into a workspace known as Outpost.


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