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State of Wonder: Sept. 26, 2015

Saturday at 12:00 p.m.

Wild Ones, a new cut from Blitzen Trapper, Cuba Libre at Artists' Rep, Les McCann, and more.

Photo: Elvis Suarez, GlassWorks Multimedia/Courtesy of Artists Repertory Theatre

State of Wonder: Sept. 19, 2015

Saturday at 12:00 p.m.

Artists get kicked out of Towne Storage, Natasha Kmeto gets vocal, bonsai gets a high design update, vampires get all touristy and more.

Photo: Courtesy of Bonsai Mirai

State Of Wonder: Sept. 12, 2015

Saturday at 12:00 p.m.

The inside straight on the outsider view: C. Spike Trotman, Patrick DeWitt, Holcombe Waller's Requiem, and more!

Photo: Courtesy of Iron Circus Comics

State of Wonder: Sept. 5, 2015

Saturday at 12:00 p.m.

We travel from the trailer parks of outer space to the front lines of forest fires with graphic novelist Craig Thompson, musician Craig Finn, the Astoria Music Festival, the Riot Grrrl scene and more.

Photo: Courtesy of Craig Thompson

State Of Wonder: Aug. 29, 2015

Saturday at 12:00 p.m.

Our "How To" episode: how to correctly use the terms “Latino” and “Hispanic,” how to design a book cover and how to revive your relationship with the arts.

Photo: Terry Blas

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Vinnie Dewayne Takes Us To Portland's Hip-Hop High School

opbmusic | Oct. 02, 2015

Roosevelt High School is located in St. Johns, a neighborhood that has produced a slew of Portland hip-hop talent. Roosevelt grad Vinnie Dewayne takes us on a tour through the halls of his old stomping ground.

If The Floor's A-Rockin', Just Keep A-Bouncin'

NPR | Sept. 29, 2015

In a town known for "keeping it weird," the Crystal Ballroom in Portland doesn't immediately stand out. But it's got plenty of character below the surface.

The Archive Project - September 30, 2015

OPB | Sept. 30, 2015

Episode 49 of Literary Arts: The Archive Project features Toni Morrison. She discusses how her work—specifically in her novels Beloved and Jazz—examines the evolution of racial self-regard in African Americans. 

Catherine Coulson Of OSF And Twin Peaks Dead at 71

OPB | Sept. 29, 2015

Coulson acted in in dozens of productions in Ashland, and drew devoted followers for her work in David Lynch's productions.

Oregon Shakespeare Festival To Modernize The Bard's Plays

OPB | Sept. 28, 2015

The famed company announced that it will commission 36 playwrights to translate all 38 Shakespeare plays into contemporary English over the next three years.

Elizabeth Gilbert Gets Creative

OPB | Sept. 24, 2015

Elizabeth Gilbert's book explores the nature of creativity.

Portland's Wild Ones Look To Redefine Their Sound

opbmusic | Sept. 25, 2015

The quintet joins us to play songs from their new EP, Heatwave. Also, front woman Danielle Sullivan talks about being stuck with a label she didn't want: A band that's always upbeat, or cute. 

Cuba Libre, Part 1

OPB | Nov. 13, 2014

Take a look at Artists Repertory Theatre begin work on a long-term original project.

In 'Frozen Music,' Performers Merge Sound With Architecture

OPB | Sept. 24, 2015

Third Angle New Music and Cappella Romana join together to bring turn the famous Mt. Angel Abbey Library by Finnish architect Alvar Aalto into a living instrument.

Is Portland The Epicenter Of A New American Bonsai Movement?

OPB | Sept. 19, 2015

Portland bonsai master Ryan Neil has partnered with cutting-edge architects and designers to make bonsai cool for a new generation. Exhibit A: The Artisan's Cup, a Skylab-designed exhibition at the Portland Art Museum.

'What Are You Looking At?' Wendy Red Star on 'Edward Curtis: Shadow Catcher'

OPB | Sept. 19, 2015

Red Star considers Curtis' attempt to capture "the vanishing race".

3 Ideas From City Leader On Easing Portland's Makers' Space Crisis

OPB | Sept. 18, 2015

City Commissioner Nick Fish says that if artists and creatives leave, "we'll lose them and we'll never get them back."

Exodus At Towne Storage: Artists Scatter In Search For Affordable Space

OPB | Sept. 18, 2015

Portland's Central Eastside has become the latest battleground for affordable commercial space.

opbmusic Session: Natasha Kmeto's Soulful Synthpop

opbmusic | Sept. 17, 2015

Portland-based electronic musician Natasha Kmeto finds her voice on new album Inevitable.

Portland's New Bridge

OPB | Sept. 11, 2015

The first new bridge built in Portland since the 1970's opens this weekend. It will not carry any cars.

New Film Profiles Afghan Photographers

OPB | Sept. 14, 2015

"Frame By Frame" profiles four photojournalists documenting life in Afghanistan, something that was illegal under Taliban rule.

Portland Writer Patrick DeWitt's Dazzling New Fairy Tale For Grown-Ups

OPB | Sept. 14, 2015

The follow-up to "The Sisters Brothers" unites seekers, scoundrels, and moral surrender.

Webcomic Artist Gives Voice To The Underrepresented

OPB | Sept. 11, 2015

Web Comic Artist C. Spike Trotman has mastered the Kickstarter campaign to fund a series of graphic novels and anthologies about characters and topics not normally given space by big publishers.

A New Performance Venue Is Coming To Portland's Old Town

OPB | Sept. 08, 2015

Improv comedian hopes Siren Theatre will reel 'em in at NW Davis & 3rd.

Cartoonist Craig Thompson Fills His New Book With Planet-Eating Space Whales And Sartorial Talking Chickens

OPB | Sept. 05, 2015

After wining numerous awards for sophisticated graphic novels for adults, the former Portland cartoonist writes for his inner child — and your real child — in his new book, 'Space Dumplins.'

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