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Artist Abigail DeVille’s Critique Of The American Paradox


Abigail DeVille’s mammoth installation at Portland Institute for Contemporary Art centers around the lost histories and displaced citizens of the United States.

Roll Hardy: Painting Portland's Impermanent, Industrial Beauty

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 1, 2018

Landscapes scarred by time and the remnants of transient visitors. Places at the periphery of Portland, filled with existential silence and potential danger. This is the world Roll Hardy paints.

How Fabi Reyna Re-Tuned The Guitar Industry In 5 Short Years


She's just your basic industry-changing, magazine-publishing CEO of her own burgeoning media empire.

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Want To Learn The Ropes Of Seamanship? Better Ship Off To Astoria

Tongue Point in Astoria is home to the only merchant mariner training program in the Job Corps system.

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Ezza Rose At Oregon City Brewing Co.

The Portland songwriter plays a set drawn from her latest record, "No Means No."

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Reflections On Peace: The Portland Japanese Garden

The Portland Japanese Garden is considered one of the finest examples of the art form outside Japan.

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Cultivating Wisdom In A Chinese Garden

Portland is home to one of only a handful of Chinese gardens in North America.

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How Filmmakers Debra Granik And Anne Rosellini Are Thriving

The director-producer team behind “Leave No Trace” and “Winter’s Bone” talk about their path and process.

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Song Premiere: Boreen - 'Lovely'

Portland songwriter Morgan O'Sullivan finds solace in the routine in this stunning new song.

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Oregon Shakespeare Festival Executive Director To Leave Post

Cynthia Rider, the executive director of Oregon Shakespeare Festival since 2013, will soon leave that job after an interim director is named, OSF announced Friday.

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Narrative In Virtual Reality: Oregon Studios Head For Next Level

Several content makers in the region are working on vanguard films and animations made to be experienced in virtual reality. Now, if only the market would catch up.

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Pendleton Round-Up Brings Old West Nostalgia To Eastern Oregon

The crowds in town for Round-Up events have peaked at 50,000 people in years past, tripling the population of Pendleton.

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The Oregon Town Where Money Grows On Trees And Wood Is As Good As Cash

In 1933, with its only bank closed and the country in the midst of the Great Depression, the Oregon shipbuilding and timber city of North Bend turned to a local resource to keep its economy afloat.

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Jill Lepore And 'These Truths' At Literary Arts

Host Dave Miller sits down with historian and writer Jill Lepore, author of "These Truths," in front of a live audience at Literary Arts in downtown Portland.

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A New Scrabble Dictionary For A New Generation

Hasbro and Merriam-Webster have freshened the 70-year-old reference book by adding 300 new words to The Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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Oregon Symphony Dazzles, Startles With Oratorio On Homelessness

Composer Gabriel Kahane's "emergency shelter intake form" moves the ensemble into a new conversation with the community.

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MOsley WOtta Chosen As 1st Bend Creative Laureate

Performer and painter Jason Graham will serve a two-year term as Bend's first creative laureate.

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Win Tickets to Mountain Man at Doug Fir

The vocal trio performs two shows at Doug Fir Lounge November 6. Enter for a chance to win tickets.

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Artist Julia Oldham Captures The Dogs Of Chernobyl

The Eugene-based visual artist envisions the future in a real-life post-apocalyptic landscape.

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Musician Michelle Zauner On Korean Identity And Grieving At H Mart

Zauner’s project Japanese Breakfast was just the beginning as she came to terms with a biracial heritage and losing her mother.

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Oregon Shakespeare Festival Cancels Popular Green Show

Hazardous smoke from wildfires has cost the Oregon Shakespeare Festival about $2 million in losses so far and has prompted the festival to cancel its Green Show performances for the rest of the season.


Esperanza Spalding Is The 21st Century's Jazz Genius

The ways in which Spalding's music is the most radical are perhaps the most easily overlooked: how, through her singing and playing, she challenges gender norms across styles.

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The Science Of Art (1901)

November 18, 1 a.m. [OPB TV]


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Savor the conversation. Every other Monday, a roundtable of culinary media insiders discuss today’s hot-button topics in food and beverage culture. Hosted by Katherine Cole.

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Recipes, tips and how-to's from around the Northwest.