13th Feb 2018

For the Love of Music and Beauty: Interview with Singer, Songwriter, Halie Loren

"...And you are reminded of just how strong this medium is and yet also how little it has to do with you. You realize that it's not just about you." ~ Halie Loren

04th Feb 2018

Sifting Through Stardust: Conversations with Astrophysicist Raymond Frey

In his new column for Combustus, astrophysicist Raymond Frey, head of the University of Oregon physics department, takes questions sent in by readers on everything from, "Is time travel really possible?" to "What is dark energy, anyway?"

18th Oct 2013

Penelope Scambly Schott: “It is the human condition to be in love with language”

More women than you might think have turned to prostitution to survive; sometimes it’s called marriage.

23rd Jun 2013
Kelly Rees

Embracing Intimacy: Conversation with Sexuality Coach Kelly Rees, Portland, Oregon

Just as every element in a dream can be seen as reflecting a different aspect of the dreamer, so also Kelly Rees feels that fantasies can work the same way.

16th Feb 2013

Does Art Make Kids More Socially Intelligent? Interview with Artist-in-Residence, Kaaren Pixton

We understand that kids thrive when given opportunities to develop and express themselves creatively. But art education as a means to increase social intelligence? To address interpersonal problems? Art as a way to reduce bullying, teasing, cliquey behaviors and jealousies?

10th Feb 2013
Betsy Bensen Earrings

Betsy Bensen and the Alchemy of Making Jewelry

There is a definite partnership here. A dance with these miniature landscapes which engages the eyes, imagination, heart and hands of the artist.