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Oregon Art Galleries Struggle Amid The Coronavirus Pandemic


Oregon art galleries, closed by the pandemic, are seeking creative ways to survive.

Bill Withers, Singer-Songwriter Of 'Ain't No Sunshine,' Has Died At Age 81


The soulful artist behind a number of 1970s hits died Monday of heart disease. He created all of his hits in a 14-year recording career before walking away from the music business.

A Young Cult Member Turns Against Her Flock In 'The Other Lamb'


Polish director Malgorzata Szumowska's film about a young woman (Raffey Cassidy) questioning her place in a remote religious cult wears its broad allegory on its (woolen) sleeve.

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Phish Surprises Fans With New Album, 'Sigma Oasis'

The legendary jam band announced a new record Tuesday night, streamed it for their fans Wednesday and released it to the world on Thursday.

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Want To Hear A Frank, Funny 'Muslim Love Story'? 'That Can Be Arranged'

In her graphic memoir, cartoonist Huda Fahmy explains how her parents played a role in her romantic relationships. She hopes her book is representation "for people who want to find love in this way."

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'A Matter Of Common Decency': What Literature Can Teach Us About Epidemics

Authors explore questions of morality, evil, solidarity and survival in Albert Camus' The Plague, Geraldine Brooks' Year of Wonders and Karen Thompson Walker's The Dreamers.

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Help For Artists And Freelancers During The COVID-19 Pandemic

A collection of emergency funds and resources for working artists and freelance creatives who can't rely on severance packages, unemployment or extended sick leave.

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Tomie dePaola, Beloved Children's Author And Illustrator, Has Died

The author and illustrator — who, by his own reckoning, worked on more than 270 titles — died Monday at age 85. Among his classics is the Caldecott winner Strega Nona, a seemingly ancient folk tale.

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Ashland Braces For Economic Fallout From Extended Shakespeare Closure

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival announced on Friday their 2020 season will be further postponed until the fall and they’ve laid off the majority of their staff.

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'Save Yourself': Cameron Esposito Is Here To Help You Through Hard Times

The comic couldn't have known her memoir would come out in the midst of a global pandemic. But her aptly titled book includes observations that feel eerily pertinent to these unsettling days.

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Need Some Fresh Ideas? Family-Friendly Ways To Spend Your Days Inside

Parents have been circulating ideas for how to keep kids happy — or at least occupied — during this time of social isolation due to COVID-19. Our Arts Desk has some heart-felt suggestions to offer.

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'Vivarium': House Hunters, Unnatural

A young couple seeking a house in the 'burbs encounter an unexpected (sub)development and cannot leave. Despite its Twilight Zone premise, the film's "eccentricity and wit" carry it a long way.

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Alicia Keys Reflects On How Life Experiences Gave Her Permission To Be 'More Myself'

The Grammy winner is coming out with a new album, Alicia, and has written a forthcoming introspective book, More Myself. She says she wishes she could tell her teenage self "to know she is enough."