Arts

Published in Britain as Joss Whedon: Geek King of the Universe and in the U.S. less cheekily as Joss Whedon: The Biography, Amy Pascale's portrait of pop culture's man of just about any recent hour may not make her title subject any new converts, but it is hero-worshipping enough to make devoted Whedonites feel they're being inducted into the Scooby Gang.

Bend Welcomes Home Olympic Hero

Sep 24, 2012
David Nogueras / Oregon Public Broadcasting

Crowds lined the streets of Bend Sunday to for a parade celebrating Olympic gold medalist and hometown hero, Ashton Eaton.

Oregon's Ashton Eaton Wins Gold In Men's Decathlon

Aug 9, 2012

At the London Olympics today, Oregon's own Ashton Eaton placed first in the Men's Decathlon, coming in just shy of the Olympic record. That achievement earned the 24-year-old Eaton not only a gold medal, but also the ceremonial title of "World's Greatest Athlete."

Chris Lehman / Northwest News Network

Oregon's capital city is echoing with the sounds of impromptu piano concerts this week. About a dozen brightly decorated street pianos are scattered about town. It's part of a worldwide phenomenon inspired by a British artist.

Tacoma Art Museum Gets Big Gift

Jul 9, 2012
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A German billionaire and his wife are donating a major collection of Western American art to the Tacoma Art Museum.

Erivan Haub and his wife Helga started collecting art of the American West almost 30 years ago. But Tacoma Art Museum director Stephanie Stebich says she never expected the Haubs would donate their collection to her museum.