Culture Call Sheet

Pop Culture Watch: The Shows, Movies, Tracks, and Books We’re Really into Right Now

From Christopher Guest’s Mascots to Y La Bamba and Joseph, Portland Monthly staffers reveal their current pop culture obsessions.

9:51am By Portland Monthly Staff


Sex, Drugs, and Masterful Movies: Rome's Sweet 1950s Life

Author Shawn Levy explains how our modern, celebrity-obsessed culture was born in 1950s Rome.

10/13/2016 By Fiona McCann

Fashion in Film

Marvel at the Trippy Fashion of Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me

Hollywood Theatre's Fashion in Film series reveals the underrated styles of David Lynch's brain-bending classic.

10/11/2016 By Eden Dawn


A Powerful New HBO Documentary Explores Internet Spook Slenderman

Two Wisconsin girls tried to kill their friend—and blamed an Internet meme. Should they be tried as adults? Filmmaker Irene Taylor Brodsky examines the case.

10/10/2016 By Fiona McCann


Portland Designer Sarah Donofrio on Her Drama-Free Project Runway Debut

“I just wanted to sew, not get pulled away to talk drama."

10/06/2016 By Enid Spitz


Come Stare into the Mouth of Madness at Portland’s 21st Annual Lovecraft Film Festival

Here's what to watch at the 21st CthulhuCon.

10/05/2016 By Jason Buehrer


Adult Swim Drives In for Portland Roadshow

On Sept. 17, cable TV like you've never seen it before comes to an inflatable screen near you.

09/13/2016 By Jason Buehrer


Can a Twin Peaks Revival Make the Northwest Mysterious Again?

David Lynch goes back into the night.

09/13/2016 By Margaret Seiler


Project Runway Snags Another Portlander

Portland's Sarah Donofrio will make her Runway debut September 15.

08/30/2016 By Eden Dawn

Film Festival

Portland Film Festival's Time-Traveling Mad Scientist

Neil Stryker and the Tyrant of Time hits the Portland Film Festival next week. We caught up with its local creators to hear about goblins and Star Trek and sci-fi—oh my!

08/24/2016 By Michelle Porter


Four Films by Portland Teenage Girls Hit the Big Screen

Sex trafficking. Black girls in Portland. LGBTQ safe spaces. Women street artists. This Sunday, local teenage girls screen the documentaries they spent the summer making.

08/24/2016 By Fiona McCann


Get Your Glitter On with These Portland Burlesque Dancers

Portland’s bad-ass burlesque community is headed for the big screen in Glitter Tribe, a new documentary from Jon Manning. Take a look at this trailer to see how.

08/17/2016 By Regina Winkle-Bryan

Fall Arts 2016

Five Can’t-Miss TBA Shows

From meditative juggling to masked avant-porn, here’s what to see at the annual extravaganza.

08/15/2016 By Fiona McCann

Food Fighter

This Portlander Hustled Her Way to a No-Holds-Barred PBS Food Show

On The Original Fare, host Kelly Cox eats, drinks, and curses her way across the globe.

08/15/2016 By Chad Walsh


There's an Oregon Trail Board Game So Stop What You're Doing

Your whole family can now bond over dysentery and hardtack.

08/05/2016 By Michelle Porter


Dead Guy Talking: Stand by Me’s Ray Brower Tells All

He's a Portlander who happened to try out for a movie looking for photo doubles. Now he’s forever the dead guy in Stand by Me, which turns 30 this month.  

08/04/2016 By Kailla Coomes

Culture call sheet

Pop Culture Watch: What We're Really into Right Now

From Netflix's Stranger Things to Hari Kondabolu and W. Kamau Bell’s Politically Re-Active podcast (with some essential Veep along the way), PoMo writers reveal their current pop culture obsessions.

07/28/2016 By Portland Monthly Staff

Forest Flicks

Ride Bikes and Watch Pee-wee Herman on a Giant Inflatable Screen

For the second installment in the Hollywood Theatre's outdoor film series, catch Pee-wee's Big Adventure at Stub Stewart State Park—with a pre-flick guided bike ride.

07/26/2016 By Marisa Russell and Rebecca Jacobson


See Spike Lee’s Groundbreaking First Feature under the Portland Stars

She’s Gotta Have It plays as part of the Top Down Rooftop Cinema series this Thursday. And we’ve got tickets to give away!

07/26/2016 By Portland Monthly Arts Team


Jessi Klein Explains Why You Might Not Grow Out of It

The stand-up comedian and head writer of Inside Amy Schumer talks about writing sketch comedy, feminism, and aging out of the Hollywood system.

07/21/2016 By Lisa Dunn