1970's Seattle is the setting for legendary Raw cartoonist CharlesBurns' epic graphic novel BlackHole that concerns the the universal and very real difficulties faced by young people trying to figure out the opposite sex and other "growing up" issues told with a backdrop of classic film noir horror and incredible detail.
Dmae Robertstalks with Brook Bloomcurrently starring in "A Feminine Ending" at Portland Center Stage. Bloom has recurring role in CSI: Miami and a new love of Portland. In the second half of the show, Dmae finds out about Black History Month events at the Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center from Creative Director Adrienne Flagg.Featured music (with permission) is by local composer and performer David Ornette Cherry.
Dmae Roberts talks with Bill Foster, executive director of the Northwest Film Center about the 31st Portland International Film Festival. Bill offers his best picks and highlights of the festival that runs Feb. 7-23 this year.
Marjane Satrapi's celebrated graphic memoir Persepolis has been adapted into a major motion picture which won the Grand Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival. S.W. Conser talks to Ms. Satrapi about animation for adult audiences, Persian art, Iranian politics, and the role of women in bringing about cultural change.