Arts and Culture


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Todd Haynes, Joanna Priestley, and the Art of Collaboration

Airs at: Thu, 01/26/2012 at 12:00am
Produced for The Film Show
Director Todd Haynes (Superstar: the Karen Carpenter Story, I'm Not There, Mildred Pearce) and animator Joanna Priestley have similarities beyond making their homes in Portland and spotlighting themes important to women.  Both filmmakers are big believers in collaboration, ... Read more

Anina Bennett and Paul Guinan

Airs at: Thu, 01/12/2012 at 12:00am
Produced for Words and Pictures
The creative team of Anina Bennett and Paul Guinan follow up their epic steampunk saga Boilerplate: History's Mechanical Marvel with the companion book Frank Reade: Adventures in the Age of Invention.  Combining the artwork and storylines from forgotten dime novels with rea... Read more

Firesign Theater on KBOO: Talking Over Each Other III

Airs at: Thu, 12/08/2011 at 12:00am
The Firesign Theatre visited KBOO studios last night and completely took over the airwaves for a solid two hours! It was fantastic! The four or five crazy guys went on completely unscripted (at one point, Phil Proctor picked up some mislaid minutes from a station meeting a... Read more

Vera Brosgol: Anya's Ghost

Airs at: Thu, 12/08/2011 at 12:00am
Produced for Words and Pictures
Comics artist and animator Vera Brosgol drew on her own immigrant childhood for inspiration in creating the character of Anya, the haunted teenager at the heart of her debut graphic novel. Anya's Ghost has been named a Kirkus Best Teen Book of the year and been called "a ma... Read more

Dr. Thabiti Lewis, author of Ballers of the New School : race and sports in America

Airs at: Thu, 12/01/2011 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for Black Book Talk
      Dr. Thabiti Lewis, author of  Ballers of the New School : race and sports in America, shares insights into the realities of race in sport culture. Ballers of the New School is one of the first and best books to come along that effectively explains contemporary athlete... Read more


Airs at: Tue, 11/15/2011 at 12:00am
Produced for Out Loud
 On Tuesday, 15 November, Out Loud Radio was priveledged to have Bob Mensel, Artistic Director for the Portland Gay Men's Chorus join us for a night of great music and history of the life and times of PGMC. The hour was filled with songs from On Broadway and their latest CD,... Read more

Jon Kretzu on Directing & Occupy Art

  Tuesday Nov. 15th 11am on Stage & Studio, Dmae Roberts sits down with Associate Artistic Director Jon Kretzu of  Artist Repertory Theater. Jon is in his 19th season with ART, where he has directed over 40 productions for the company. He tours the set of his latest produc... Read more

Chel White and Laura McGie

Airs at: Thu, 11/10/2011 at 12:00am
Produced for Words and Pictures
For over 25 years, Chel White has been breaking new ground in both animation and live-action filmmaking - mining poetry, mythology, and his own dreams for material while pioneering such technologies as Rapid Prototyping and Smallgantics at Portland production house Bent Ima... Read more

Singing With The Julians

Airs at: Tue, 11/08/2011 at 12:00am
Produced for Stage and Studio
 Dmae Roberts records a personal concert with The Julians, a female genre-defying quartet. This new Portland group blends contemporary song, jazz, Indian pop tunes and classical choral music to create their own style of powerhouse singing. Go behind the scenes and hear four... Read more

Curious Comedy's 'Rhapsody' & Leanne Grabel's 'badgirls'

Airs at: Tue, 11/01/2011 at 12:00am
Produced for Stage and Studio
Dmae Roberts does some improv with Curious Comedy Theatre. She talks with Stacey Hallal, Bri Pruett and members of the young improv ensemble that aims to improve lives through the art of comedy. Their intimate club space in North Portland brings all ages to their shows and ... Read more