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The Archive Project - Ursula K Le Guin Tribute

In collaboration with the Le Guin family, Literary Arts invited the public to join in honoring the life and work of Ursula K. Le Guin at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall.

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The Archive Project - Claudia Rankine

On this episode of "Literary Arts: The Archive Project," award-winning poet, playwright, and editor Claudia Rankine discusses the nature of race in America as it relates to our current political climate and America’s racial legacy.

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Remembering Ursula K. Le Guin

On the eve of a grand literary celebration, we remember the life, writing and transformative thinking of an Oregon literary titan.

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The Archive Project - Sloane Crosley with Chuck Klosterman

This episode of "Literary Arts: The Archive Project," features New York Times bestselling author, Sloane Crosley, in conversation with fellow nonfiction favorite Chuck Klosterman, discussing life, career, and the ethics of writing nonfiction.

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The Archive Project - Viet Thanh Nguyen

On this episode of "Literary Arts: The Archive Project," award-winning author Viet Thanh Nguyen reads from his Pulitzer Prize-winning novel "The Sympathizer" and discusses his experiences growing up as a Vietnamese American refugee in post-war America.

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Viet Thanh Nguyen | Back Country Book Club | L.A. Salami | RACC

Long reads and leisurely listens. Get your holiday weekend started with backcountry book recommendations, the long view of what arts should do for a city, and songs that can stop time.

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The Archive Project - Remembering Philip Roth

This episode of "Literary Arts: The Archive Project," rebroadcast from March 2018, honors literary legend Philip Roth, who passed away last night (May 22, 2018) at the age of 85. Full of the poignancy and emotional insight that invested and entranced so many readers, this reading gives us a glimpse at the master himself just on the cusp of his major critical and artistic renaissance.

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The Archive Project - Jenny Han, Sandhya Menon and Zan Romanoff

On this episode of "Literary Arts: The Archive Project," authors Jenny Han, Sandhya Menon, and Zan Romanoff in conversation with Brendan Kiely at Wordstock: Portland’s Book Festival 2017.

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A Highly Specific, Defiantly Incomplete History Of Chuck Klosterman

A conversation from Wordstock 2017 dives into Taylor Swift’s savvy, inscrutable taste in leisure wear, and the fate of an NBA fan in a Timbers town.

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Johnny Cash's 'Folsom' At 50 | Paul Simon | Chuck Klosterman | Fond Farewell

This week on “State of Wonder,” we say goodbye to producer Aaron Scott, head to an Oregon prison for the 50th anniversary of Johnny Cash's "At Folsom Prison" concert, and more.