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Brian Libby
Brian Libby
Brian Libby
Brian Libby is a Portland-based freelance journalist and critic writing about architecture and design, visual art and film. He has contributed to The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Architectural Digest, The Atlantic, Dwell, CityLab and The Oregonian, among others. Brian’s Portland Architecture blog has explored the city’s architecture and city planning since 2005. He is also the author of “Tales From the Oregon Ducks Sideline,” a history of his lifelong favorite football team. A graduate of New York University, Brian is additionally an award-winning filmmaker and photographer whose work has been exhibited at the American Institute of Architects, the Portland Art Museum’s Northwest Film Center, and venues throughout the US and Europe. For more information, visit www.brianlibby.com.

Reviving the tale of a musical ‘Lost Angel’

Portland documentary filmmaker Brian Lindstrom (“Alien Boy,” “Finding Normal”) and co-director Andy Brown discuss their new film about the life and sorrows of ’70s singer Judee Sill.

Keller Auditorium: Renovate or replace?

Either way, seismic concerns are pushing a decision. A recent tour of Oregon’s biggest performance hall demonstrated the building’s need and its untapped potential.

Jon Raymond: To Oregon and Beyond

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Seeing Double

Double-exposure photographs by Mike Vos, Dinh Q. Lê and Gary Burnley speak to our polarized times.

Watershed moments

The Oregon Jewish Museum reopens with a deep dive into the story of the fountains that reshaped the city.

Spaces: Artists make room for the arts

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