Anime all the way

Northwest Film Center festival honors films of Studio Ghibli

Portland film geeks of all ages are in for a rare treat this month. Beginning Friday, the Northwest Film Center is celebrating Studio Ghibli by screening 13 films from Japan’s most famous and critically acclaimed animation studio.

A rock star of American fiction

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Junot Diaz to speak at PSU English department’s Nina Mae Kellogg Awards Ceremony

Few first-time novelists have made a larger splash than Junot Diaz did with The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, which won the Pulitzer Prize and received widespread critical acclaim and commercial success.

Capturing a civilization

This year’s Lorry I. Lokey Lecture to be delivered by editor-in-chief of groundbreaking encyclopedia

Gershon Hundert led an ambitious project, one that by all counts has been a resounding success. As editor-in-chief of the YIVO Encyclopedia of Jews in Eastern Europe, Hundert helmed a team that set out to rigorously capture an entire ethnicity nearly destroyed by genocide and that threatened to disappear into the annals of history.