Culture

A plinth inside the sanctuary, “Dedicated in loving memory of Lincoln County based fishermen lost at sea since 1900,” serves as a base for photos, candles, and other remembrances of lost sailors. Many of the mementos were damaged in last month’s vandalism. Photo courtesy: Newport Fishermen’s Wives

Fishermen’s sanctuary weathers a different kind of storm

Vandalism has supporters wondering how to maintain public access while protecting the Newport memorial.

‘The Step Back’: Coming of age and basketball

Book review: J.T. Bushnell’s debut novel delves into family loyalty, bad decisions & the grace of empathy.

May DanceWatch: Questions about the future

Oregon dance leaders talk about the long- and short-term future of dance. A little exasperation is involved.

Sing a song of Oregon

An effort to remove offensive language from the state song could end up with dual anthems to Oregon.

Joy Harjo: A poem is a sacred site

The U.S. poet laureate talks about a new anthology of Native Nations poetry and the values it celebrates.

Subashini Ganesan: Last official project

Subashini Ganesan's pandemic-extended tenure as Creative Laureate still has one final project.

Desdemona Chiang – A Great Leap

The director of Lauren Yee's "The Great Leap" talks via podcast about racial equity, sound design & virtual theater.

LitWatch May: Oregon Book Awards

The Book Awards kick off a month of virtual events with Oprah, Whitney Otto, Stacey Abrams & Moby-Dick.

Reclaiming identity through tradition

"Indigenous Resilience in Oregon" continues with the tale of a wood carver's cultural connection through art.

Joe Wilkins, a Linfield professor, is a finalist for a 2021 Oregon Book Award in poetry.

Joe Wilkins: ‘I’m always writing poems’

The Oregon Book Award finalist talks about poetry collections, the Western sensibility, and his love of chapbooks.

Ann Vileisis's book, "Abalone, The Remarkable History and Uncertain Future of California’s Iconic Shellfish," has been nominated for an Oregon Book Award

Freewheeling iridescence of the abalone

Port Orford author Ann Vileisis has been nominated for an Oregon Book Award for her book on the shellfish.

Sankar Raman walks through a tall doorway

From hobby to passion to mission

Sankar Raman of "The Immigrant Story" took up photography as a child in India. He's been smitten ever since.

Poetry and video merge in the Cadence Festival

From a giant baby to dogs & birds, Amy Leona Havin dives into the sights & sounds of the Cadence Festival.

Portland director’s ‘Hunger Ward’ earns Oscar cred; films in theaters?

Streamers: Skye Fitzgerald’s documentary short about the war in Yemen chronicles a struggle to aid children caught in famine.

Fused glass artist Ann Cavanaugh and glass blower Andy Nichols combine their talents in glass fish.

Like a fish out of fire

Two glass artists in Cannon Beach’s Spring Unveiling Arts Festival collaborate to make finned figures.

Subashini Ganesan: Creative Laureate Checks In

Stage & Studio: Dmae Roberts and Portland's arts advocate talk about Covid relief, EDI initiatives, what's next.

Hat Dance

It's the top of a new day for heads in hat-happy Portland. K.B. Dixon's street portraits show off the evidence.

Women of Art ~ A Visual Life, 3

In the final of a three-part series, Pat Rose talks with photographer Susan Bein abut her influences and her iPhone art.

Ashland Film Festival celebrates the power of young people

Streamers: The indie fest rolls out a virtual and live-event 20th season with a lineup strong on documentaries.

Women of Art ~ A Visual Life, 2

Part two of a three-part profile of creative Portland photographers features Laura Kurtenbach.