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State of Wonder: March 28, 2015 – The Fiction Episode


In preview of the Oregon Book Awards, we talk with the five finalists for the Ken Kesey Award for Fiction.

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State of Wonder: March 21 - Guest Curator Dámaso Rodriguez


The artistic director of Artists Repertory Theatre takes us behind the scenes at Portland's most surprising new performance hub while sharing his vision for the future of theater.

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State of Wonder: Mar. 14 2015


Dazzling screen escapades in 70mm at the Hollywood, uncanny fiction, post-pop visual drops from Roger Shimomura, Grammy-winner Nicholas Payton, and MORE!

Photo: Courtesy of Roger Shimomura

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Radio Documentary: A Day In The Life Of Artists Repertory Theatre's New ArtsHub

OPB | March 20, 2015

We send three producers to explore the buzzing creative nexus, where nine arts organizations share spaces, resources, and big dreams.

Playwright Andrea Stolowitz

OPB | March 20, 2015

Checking in from Berlin, the author of "Ithaka" and other works talks about the path from page to stage.

A Tenuous Business: Re-Thinking Support For Theater Artists

OPB | March 20, 2015

Three actors speak frankly about facing down food & housing insecurity, and pressure from medical bills. Also, Damaso Rodriguez talks about a new system of support in development at Artists Rep.

Giving Props: Artists Repertory Theatre's Natalie Heikkinen

OPB | March 20, 2015

Need a scary baby doll? An old suitcase? A functional record player? How about some blood spatters or a burning hunk of turf? The prop master has you covered.

The Hollywood Theatre Resurrects 70mm Film with “2001: A Space Odyssey”

OPB | March 12, 2015

The nonprofit tracked down lenses and sprockets for the now defunct technology to show the sci-fi epic. Well, almost defunct. Hollywood might just debut Quentin Tarantino's new film with it, too.

Marjorie Sandor Gathers Stories For An Uncanny Reader

OPB | March 12, 2015

The Oregon Book Award–winner collects classic and modern fiction that toes the line of the supernatural.

Rene Denfeld's The Enchanted

OPB | April 19, 2014

Rene Denfeld is the author of three non-fiction books. Her latest title is a novel about remorse, redemption, and life on death row.

Ural Thomas' Band Plays the Great NW Music Tour

opbmusic | March 09, 2015

The popular Portland soul band plays six free shows March 10-18. Enter to win dinner and reserved seats.

Statue Of Chief Joseph May Represent Oregon In U.S. Capitol

OPB | March 06, 2015

FRIDAY: Chief Joseph — along with Abigail Scott Duniway — may replace the statues of Jason Lee and John McLoughlin in D.C.

Abigail Scott Duniway May Represent Oregon In The U.S. Capitol

OPB | March 05, 2015

THURSDAY: Duniway — along with Chief Joseph — may replace the statues of Jason Lee and John McLoughlin in D.C.

Sonic Youth's Kim Gordon On Marriage, Music And Moving On

NPR | Feb. 22, 2015

Kim Gordon and Thurston Moore were indie rock's power couple — until their marriage, and their band, ended in 2011. Gordon looks back on the experience in a new memoir called Girl in a Band.

The Archive Project - March 4, 2015

OPB | March 04, 2015

Episode 18 of Literary Arts: The Archive Project features author Ursula K. Le Guin. With her signature wit and intellect, Le Guin gives a profound response to the question, “Where do you get your ideas from?”

Welcome to Geronimo Johnson's 'Braggsville'

OPB | March 06, 2015

The writer on staff at OSU Cascades' Low-Residency MFA program is getting raves for his second novel. He talks with us about race in his stories, on his decision to dig into street theater, and more.

"Big Bridges" Span Portland, Tokyo

OPB | March 06, 2015

Portland singer-songwriter Casey Neill and Japanese guitarist Takashi O'Hashi collaborate for new alt country project.

Live Video: No Passengers

opbmusic | March 04, 2015

Watch a performance by the band and Edna Vazquez, solo, at our Stagepass concert.

Statuary Commission Picks Chief Joseph, Duniway

OPB | March 04, 2015

Oregon's representation in a national statuary hall will change in the next few years, reflecting a later period of Oregon history.

Temperature Check: Arts Leadership In Salem

OPB | Feb. 27, 2015

Divining Kate Brown's position on arts & culture, Brian Rogers checks in from the Oregon Arts Commission, and more.

Blonde Poison And The Wyden Family Story

OPB | Feb. 27, 2015

The story behind Verona Studio's new production of Blonde Poison — including Senator Ron Wyden's connection to the notorious Gestapo informant Stella Kubler-Isaacson.

The Archive Project - Feb. 25, 2015

OPB | Feb. 25, 2015

Episode 17 of Literary Arts: The Archive Project features Haitian-American writer Edwidge Danticat. Mere months after the devastating earthquake in Port-au-Prince, Danticat discussed the role of artists in the face of tragedy.

Requiem For A Rug

OPB | Feb. 27, 2015

The life and times of the most famous airport carpet in the world.


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