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POMO PICKS

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Feb 4–7

David Cross and Karen Russell, Sabertooth Microfest and awesome openings at PAM and Portland Playhouse. Plus! Check out those nighttime winter lights overhead at OMSI.

  • By Jack Rushall, Sylvia Randall-Muñoz, and Ramona DeNies
  • Published 02/04/2016

HISTORY

Here's How Bad the Corruption Was in Prohibition Portland

A new book on local crime and vice makes Portland's modern-day "scandals" seem quaint.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 02/01/2016

BOOKS

Passages Bookshop Opens Its Doors . . . Again!

After basement beginnings and a recent eviction, Portland's beloved purveyor of rare books is back.

  • By Fiona McCann
  • Published 01/28/2016

REPORT

While New York Sleeps, Self-Published Authors Are Taking Over Literature

A new breed of Portland writers goes solo.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 01/25/2016

NEWS

Ursula K. Le Guin Blasts The Oregonian

Portland's science-fiction trailblazer denounces the newspaper for giving a mouthpiece to the Malheur militias.

  • By Rebecca Jacobson
  • Published 01/20/2016

POMO PICKS

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Jan 14–17

Lily Tomlin live! Plus Andy Kindler, Gregory Alan Isakov, the heavy-hitting Nareh Arghamanyan, NW Film's Reel Music, Broadway's Book of Mormon, and openings at Milagro and CoHo.

  • By Sylvia Randall-Muñoz and Ramona DeNies
  • Published 01/14/2016

CULTURE CALL SHEET

The Latest in Portland Arts News—Powell's Expands on Hawthorne

Plus: Portland Art Museum promises Warhol and Rodin, and Pickathon starts the party.

  • By Fiona McCann
  • Published 01/14/2016

POMO PICKS

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Jan 7–10

Baron Vaughn at the Doug Fir, Miz Kitty in her Parlour, Federale gets spaghetti (western), and First Thursday brings memories of war and Warhol.

  • By Sylvia Randall-Muñoz and Ramona DeNies
  • Published 01/07/2016

BOOKS

Literary Arts Announces Oregon Book Awards Shortlists

What were the best books published by writers from Oregon last year? Literary Arts weighs in with its shortlist for the Oregon Book Awards, with writers from Ashland to Eugene, and plenty of Portland represented.

  • By Fiona McCann
  • Published 01/06/2016

DANCE

What Does It Take to Dance The Nutcracker? This Oregon Writer Can Tell You

Author Lauren Kessler reflects on a year of the ballet in her latest book about dance, dreams, and sheer determination. She tells Portland Monthly what it's like to have your childhood dream come true (after 40 years).

  • By Emma Mannheimer
  • Published 12/22/2015

LONG STORY SHORT

Ruth Wariner’s Harrowing Survival Story

Her mother’s fourth child and her father’s 39th, Ruth Wariner’s incredible life story begins in a polygamist Mormon colony in Chihuahua, Mexico.

  • By Fiona McCann
  • Published 12/21/2015

FILM

Portland Writer Daniel H. Wilson's Sci-Fi Vision Nets Major Movie Deal—Again

First there was Robopocalypse, with DreamWorks snapping up the movie rights and Steven Spielberg signing on to direct. Now local writer Daniel H. Wilson has done it again, with a major deal with Fox for his still-unfinished novel Avtomat.

  • By Fiona McCann
  • Published 12/17/2015

BOOKS AND TALKS

Ursula K. Le Guin’s World-Conquering Year

Catch Portland’s sci-fi pathbreaker reading from her new book of poetry tonight at Mississippi’s Another Read Through, and then read our profile of Portland’s literary dragon for a reminder of why she’s breathing fire.

  • By Fiona McCann
  • Published 12/14/2015

INTERVIEW

Q&A with Roger Porter: Eating Words Is a Feast of Reading

A new anthology of food writing, coedited by former Portland food critic Roger J. Porter, is an epic collection of food tales by familiar and surprising writers.

  • By Karen Brooks
  • Published 12/04/2015

HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE

7 Local Gifts for the Arts Aficionado

Books, tickets, records, and art! We've got all you need for the culture buff in your life.

  • By Fiona McCann and Ramona DeNies
  • Published 12/03/2015

COMICS

The Comics Artist Who Was So Self-Obsessed, He Made a Book About It

Sina Grace bares all in his new memoir about family, sexuality, the pettiness of youth, and owning all of it. We caught up with the LA-based comics artist to find out about why he decided to put everything out there.

  • By Brandon Staley
  • Published 12/03/2015

MUSIC

Listen to the Decemberists Playing Tunes From Their Beds

Portland’s online festival Bedstock is back with a line-up of over 40 musicians and writers, playing tunes and reading books from their beds for sick kids.

  • By Fiona McCann
  • Published 12/01/2015

BOOKS

Meet Cheryl Strayed’s New Literary Love

Margaret Malone’s new debut short story collection People Like You has already been hailed by a slew of literary luminaries. We caught up with the Portland author to talk about big writers and little worlds.

  • By Fiona McCann
  • Published 11/25/2015

BOOKS

Take a Peek Inside One Portland Uber Driver’s Diary

Uber driver Tom Vandel teamed up with artist Karen Wippich for an illustrated insider’s look into life behind the wheel.

  • By Emma Mannheimer
  • Published 11/24/2015

POMO PICKS

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Nov 19–22

SNL's Tim Meadows, Melissa Etheridge, AND the very jazzy Hugh Masakela! Plus, we go "wild" at an art auction, step up for Riverdance, and get handsy at a puppet slam.

  • By Brandon Staley and Ramona DeNies
  • Published 11/19/2015
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