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Racing Sled Dogs In Oregon's Eagle Cap Extreme

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Morgan Anderson grew up watching Oregon's most-challenging dog sled race. Now she's ready to run her team of huskies in Oregon's rugged Wallowa Mountains for the annual Eagle Cap Extreme.

A Drug Kingpin Worries Over His Imminent Regicide In 'The Gentlemen'

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Guy Ritchie returns to the genre he made his bones on, and the film's "rigorous and largely circular" plot is fun; more fun than McConaughey's undercooked performance, anyway.

'Nora From Queens' Is, And Is Not, Awkwafina

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Awkwafina's career has ranged from rap to Crazy Rich Asians to a Golden Globe for The Farewell. Now, she's putting down a lot of her old habits in a new Comedy Central series.

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'First, Last And Always, I Am A Fan': Michael Chabon Steers Latest 'Star Trek'

The Pulitzer prize-winning author says he never had the "chutzpah" to dream of writing for Star Trek. But now, he's showrunner and executive producer on Star Trek: Picard on CBS All Access.

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'Zombi Child': When The Real Horror Is Colonialism

Writer-director Bertrand Bonello uses the tale of a Haitian zombie to explore intergenerational racial trauma in this quiet, moody film.

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J.S. Ondara: Tiny Desk Concert

After first trying to win our annual Tiny Desk Contest, the singer-songwriter from Nairobi decided to put out a record, got nominated for a Grammy and wound up here anyway.

Music

Torres Explains The Fear And Desire Behind Her Most Self-Determined Record Yet

Mackenzie Scott's fourth record, which came after a period of self-reflection and romantic pursuit, is fixated on desire. "I want people to understand that women can burn for each other," she says.

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'The Four Top': What Is Nattō?

Have you tried the Japanese breakfast food that's as sticky as chewing gum and "smells like stinky feet"? Meet nattō.

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Portland Artist Shelley Jordon Animates Personal Paintings

Shelley Jordon shares her journey of becoming an artist through her amazing family stories.

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Portland Art Museum Receives $10 Million From Philanthropist Arlene Schnitzer

The Portland Art Museum announced Tuesday a $10 million gift from philanthropist Arlene Schnitzer – the largest contribution ever from an individual donor in the museum’s 127-year history.

Arts | Books

In True Tale 'The Third Rainbow Girl,' Townspeople Accuse Each Other Of Murder

Emma Copley Eisenberg's book offers a deep-dive into rural Appalachia — and digs into questions of how deeply misogyny and bias can run inside a community — as she tracks an unsolved double murder.

Music

Raised In Rock, Marcus King Releases 1st Solo Album, 'El Dorado'

NPR's Scott Simon talks with the 23-year-old guitarist about the tragic event that inspired him to start writing songs and what it was like to collaborate with The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach.

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The Rose City Classic Dog Show Is Something To Bark About

Nearly 3,000 very good dogs competed in Portland's annual Rose City Classic Dog Show.

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Marisa Anderson - Pure Form

Filmed at rustic Suttle Lodge, the guitar master performs “Lament" and walks us through her evolution as a player and composer.

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Portland's Fullbright Shows How To Create An Award-winning Video Game

Indie video game creators Steve Gaynor and Karla Zimonja created the critically acclaimed game "Gone Home," which has subverted the definition of what a video game should be through its immersive narrative structure and open-world gameplay.

Arts | local | Oregon Art Beat

The Art Of Representation: Muralist Alex Chiu

Alex Chiu is a Portland-based cartoonist and muralist whose work has gradually evolved from doodles to meaningful art that he uses to lift up and draw attention to Portland's communities of color.

Arts | Books | Election

In An Election Year, Reflecting On A Political Power Couple From The 1800s

NPR's Steve Inskeep, discussing his book Imperfect Union: How Jesse and John Fremont Mapped the West, Invented Celebrity and Helped Cause the Civil War, touches on parallels to U.S. politics in 2020.

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The Endless Potential Of The Pedal Steel Guitar, An Odd Duck By Any Measure

The pedal steel guitar is, for many, inextricable from its roots in country music — but its well runs much deeper than simply providing some smooth twang.

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Portland Tattoo Artist Competing In Reality Show 'Ink Master'

But on Tuesday, Jan. 7, Bob Jones will be one in a team of five, representing the West Side in the world premiere of Paramount Networks, “Ink Master: Turf War."

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KMHD's Favorite Jazz Albums Of The 2010s

Looking back over a decade of music is quite the luxury when compiling a "Best Of" list. But that doesn’t mean it isn’t a daunting task as well. One has to consider how the future will perceive this music. What marked the sound of this past decade? This list is our best guess. 

Arts | Business | Science

Tell Me A Story: What Narratives Reveal About The Mind

We live in a world of stories. They're in movies, books, and plays. They're even in the things that we buy.

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'Why We Can't Sleep' Documents The Unique Pressures On Gen X Women

Ada Calhoun talked to a lot of Gen X women about the angst they feel as they approach midlife — the pressure to have it all and the feeling that they should have done better for themselves.

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