FILE - A Merriam-Webster dictionary sits atop their citation files at the dictionary publisher's offices on Dec. 9, 2014, in Springfield, Mass. Merriam-Webster's word of the year for 2023 is “authentic.” (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia, File)

What’s Merriam-Webster’s word of the year for 2023? Hint: Be true to yourself

The Merriam-Webster word of the year for 2023 comes during an age of deepfakes and post-truth, as artificial intelligence rose and Elon Musk turned Twitter into X.

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Oregon counties once used poor farms to care for their neediest residents

Oregon once required counties to take care of their neediest residents. For decades, relief institutions known as "poor farms" operated throughout the state. They provided food, shelter, medical care and sometimes burial services. The treatment of residents varied widely, with some poor farms providing refuge for those in need while others operated more like prisons.

Jinkx Monsoon and BenDeLaCreme share holiday joy of forming a ‘chosen family’

Jinkx Monsoon and BenDeLaCreme became household names on “RuPaul’s Drag Race", but long before that, they were working together in the Pacific Northwest. Now, the duo is hitting the road for an international holiday tour and they joined OPB’s “All Things Considered” host Crystal Ligori to talk about queer joy, drag as resistance and the idea of "chosen family."

Andy Akiho sculpts music on stage with the Oregon Symphony

Don’t ask Andy Akiho what to think, feel or expect when he takes the stage this weekend. “I want the listeners to take away their own experience. You can't try to force a particular feeling or a way to interpret his pieces or my music,” says the Grammy-nominated musician and Pulitzer Prize finalist.