From the 1940s to '60s, the Mims House was a safe place to stay for African Americans traveling through Oregon. Now it’s a gathering place for the Black community in Eugene. Video by Nisha Burton.
A grade-school musical offers educators and students a chance to reexamine history. An article by Marty Hughley with photos by Fred Joe
Current PLAYA residents ask, How can the art we make and the technology we devise feed the needs of our own community? This is an Oregon Humanities grant-funded event.
Theater, documentaries, historic exhibits, lectures, and tours will explore will explore the history and legacy of Vanport. Oregon Humanities is a cosponsor of this event.
Arts and cultural workers, managers, educators, and students share current insights, experiences, and practices around equity and leadership within arts and culture organizations. Oregon Humanities is a cosponsor of this event.
A conversation reflecting on the show with hip hop artist and activist Mic Crenshaw. This is an Oregon Humanities grant-funded event.
A conversation reflecting on the show with Pancho Savery, professor of English and humanities at Reed College. This is an Oregon Humanities grant-funded event.
A conversation reflecting on the show. This is an Oregon Humanities grant-funded event.
A conversation reflecting on the show with Conversation Project leader Elizabeth Harlan-Ferlo of Interfaith Muse. This is an Oregon Humanities grant-funded event.
A conversation reflecting on the show with JoAnn Hardesty, President of NAACP Portland branch. This is an Oregon Humanities grant-funded event.
Readers write about Move
Bandleader Simon Tam explains his fight to trademark his band’s name, “The Slants.” Tam recently argued his case before the US Supreme Court. He won.
How does a song become "our song"? An excerpt from Get It While You Can by Nick Jaina
After a mastectomy, finding beauty in loss. An essay by Gretchen Icenogle
An excerpt from Spells, a novel-within-photographs
Norina Beck writes about losing her faith and finding her nose.
To understand the world, we must first understand ourselves. An essay by Jay Ponteri
What happens when quitting your job means quitting yourself? An essay by Courtenay Hameister
Photographer Jim Lommasson collaborates with war veterans on a gallery exhibit and book project that look at life for soldiers after returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.
Opportunities and ethics in the age of Internet music streaming. An essay by Dave Allen
M. Allen Cunningham sorts through our landscape of scandal, show, and distraction
What jazz can teach us about being a community. An essay by Tim DuRoche
The community that hip hop built in Portland. An article by Walidah Imarisha
The existential howl of Jewish American humor. By Scott Nadelson
Rilke would never have understood the current desire to merge commerce and creativity. An essay by M. Allen Cunningham
Editor Kathleen Holt on the effort of looking.
In praise of forbidden looking. An essay by Scott Nadelson
Can photography make a poem more accessible? By Henry Hughes and Paul S. Gentry
John Yeon and the landscape arts of China and Japan. An essay by Kevin Nute