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MUSIC

January.... A Month of Portland Concerts in 20 Songs

Josh Ritter, JD McPherson, and Jessica Lea Mayfield: The new year is playing host to a plethora of musical acts, from homegrown greats to international superstars—and we have the playlist to prove it.

  • By Fiona McCann and Ramona DeNies
  • Published 01/04/2016

DESIGN

Can Mobile Apps Be Art?

One pioneering PCC course thinks so.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 12/31/2015

POMO PICKS

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Dec 31–Jan 3

Kick out the old, ring in the new—there are plenty of ways to celebrate the dawning of 2016 this weekend. Calexico, comedy king Greg Fitzsimmons, and conga-dancing polar bears—go crazy, PDX!

  • By Fiona McCann
  • Published 12/30/2015

NEW YEAR'S EVE

Six Ways to Ring In 2016 in Portland

Rock your socks off, dance your pants off, laugh, lurch, and stuff your face: we've got six different ways for Portland revelers to ring in 2016.

  • By Fiona McCann
  • Published 12/30/2015

FEATURES

Our Best Long Reads of 2015

A legendary writer. An iconoclastic artist. The myth of sustainable chicken. The truth about Portland and Californians. Dive deep into Portland Monthly's in-depth coverage of 2015.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 12/29/2015

MUSIC

Longtime PDX Rocker Jerry Joseph Talks Old Portland—and Afghanistan

He’s been rocking Portland since the '80s, and now he’s a member of the Oregon Music Hall of Fame. Jerry Joseph is back for his annual “New Year’s Eve Tour of Portland,” and he’s dishing on PDX music—then and now.

  • By Rachel Grozanick
  • Published 12/28/2015

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

MUSIC

Listen to the New Magic Sword Track Right Here Right Now

The mysterious electro-rockers from Boise have a new limited edition vinyl package coming out next month and a New Year’s Eve show at the Doug Fir. We’ve got their new track here.

  • By Fiona McCann
  • Published 12/21/2015

THE ESSENTIALS

January’s Pop Culture Hot List

The concerts, the book, the talk, and the movie you can’t miss this month.

  • By Fiona McCann
  • Published 12/21/2015

A NEW SPIN

Portland Dance Companies Mix Things Up

From game-show formats to clueless choreographers, local dance companies are finding new paths to creativity—and new audiences in the process.

  • By Heather Wisner
  • Published 12/21/2015

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

BIG PICTURE

The Art Gallery Inside a Ford Bronco

Why two Portland artists built a mobile gallery in a classic American car.

  • By Brandon Staley
  • Published 12/21/2015

DANCE

Portland’s White Bird Dance Is Hosting a Prestigious Showcase in NYC

Founders Paul King and Walter Jaffe tell us why this is such a big deal

  • By Fiona McCann
  • Published 12/21/2015

MUSIC

Rock of Aged: Alice Cooper and Mötley Crüe Shred Up PDX

Mötley Crüe cements their rock legacy and bad-ass reputation with a high octane Moda Center show—with added, awesome Alice Cooper.

  • By Emma Mannheimer
  • Published 12/17/2015

POMO PICKS

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Dec 17–20

Rumi's in the house, y'all! Whirling dervishes, an apocalyptic library, Typhoon turns 10, plus Fernando, Death Cab for Cutie, and one hell of a light show at Disjecta.

  • By Ramona DeNies
  • Published 12/17/2015

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

MUSIC

Ring in a New Year With the Helio Sequence

Their eponymous sixth album got a critical thumbs up, they’ve been remastering old work, and mixing albums for other artists. It's been a big year for the Helio Sequence, one that wraps up this New Year's Eve at Revolution Hall.

  • By Fiona McCann
  • Published 12/17/2015

VISUAL ART

How SE 82nd Avenue Became One Portland Artist's Muse

It's not a Tuscan wheat field nor a lily pond, but SE 82nd still inspired artist Shawn Demarest's latest exhibition, EastSouthEast: Merge, on show until the month's end at PCC's Southeast Student Commons.

  • By Fiona McCann
  • Published 12/15/2015

MUSIC

Pink Martini's New Seasonal Spectacular Is Coming to a Radio Near You

Get behind me, Scrooge: Portland’s musical royalty bring a blast of full-throated festivity with a new NPR show for the holiday season.

  • By Fiona McCann
  • Published 12/15/2015

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
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