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DESIGN WEEK 2016

Will Portland Be Underwater in 2100?

In Futurelandia, 20 local artists imagine Portland a century from now.

  • By Claire Colby
  • Published 04/15/2016

B-SIDES

Drinking with Richmond Fontaine’s Willy Vlautin

In a new column, Casey Jarman delivers dispatches from Portland’s music scene.

  • By Casey Jarman
  • Published 04/15/2016

LONG STORY SHORT

Film Editor Kelly Lyon Dishes on Crafting Saturday Night Live Parodies

The Portlander describes what it’s like to craft some of SNL’s most viral clips, from the family Thanksgiving saved by Adele to Kristen Wiig’s perfume-ad spoof.

  • By Eden Dawn
  • Published 04/15/2016

MUSIC

Willy Vlautin on Richmond Fontaine’s Farewell and the Price of Living Hard

The author and Richmond Fontaine frontman talks art rock, playing wasted, and his legendary Portland band’s final days.

  • By Casey Jarman
  • Published 04/15/2016

HAPPENINGS

How We Fell for Dita Von Teese

We talked with the enchanting burlesque queen about self-invention, her upcoming Portland shows, and that giant martini glass. Plus, take it from Dita: beauty comes in all sizes.

  • By Eden Dawn
  • Published 04/14/2016

DANCE

Cirque Alfonse Comes to Portland

A troupe of Quebecois acrobats reminds us that for a timber town, we could be a bit more strapping.

  • By Ramona DeNies
  • Published 04/14/2016

POMO PICKS

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Apr 14–17

Laura Gibson hits the Old Church, Design Week takes over Rev Hall, 2Cellos rock out, and an economist-turned-comedian promises to make carbon taxes funny. Let the weekend begin.

  • By Rebecca Jacobson, Sylvia Randall-Muñoz, and Ramona DeNies
  • Published 04/14/2016

DANCE

Dance, Glitter, and Drag: Unleash Your Inner D.I.V.A.

Pepper Pepper's new show, D.I.V.A. Practice, is both a glitter-filled drag show and part of a research project, from a Portlander with an advanced degree in "fabulousness."

  • By Fiona McCann
  • Published 04/13/2016

MUSIC

Take Some Blues, Gospel, and Electronic Music on a Walk through Kenton

A new audio tour guides listeners on a musical ramble through the North Portland neighborhood.

  • By Rebecca Jacobson
  • Published 04/13/2016

MUSIC

What Can Jazz Teach Us About Inequality?

A new project by the Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble takes the stories of three heroic Oregonians to help us look to the future. With added jazz, of course.

  • By Jack Rushall
  • Published 04/07/2016

FILM

The Portland Monthly Staff Reacts To The Star Wars Rogue One Trailer

Judge us as you will.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 04/07/2016

POMO PICKS

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Apr 7–10

Shook Twins play the Doug Fir, nondancers get their groove on, and the curtain goes up on a slew of new theater productions. Welcome to the weekend.

  • By Rebecca Jacobson, Sylvia Randall-Muñoz, and Ramona DeNies
  • Published 04/07/2016

MUSIC

Famously Anonymous Rockers the Residents Train Their Eyeballs on Portland

The avant-garde rockers play the Aladdin, in a show that includes a screening of a documentary mining their 40-plus-year career.

  • By Fiona McCann
  • Published 04/07/2016

MUSIC

Hammer of the Gods: Murray Perahia’s Epic Portland Challenge

With hand surgeries now behind him, the legendary pianist is back to perform Beethoven’s jaw-dropping masterpiece, Hammerklavier.

  • By Thomas Cobb
  • Published 04/07/2016

BOOKS

Happy Birthday, Our Bev! Here’s to Another Century of Ramona and Beezus

As Beverly Cleary turns 100, there are plenty of reasons to keep reading her.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 04/06/2016

BALLET

A Spellbinding Short Film Reveals the Magic Behind Every Oregon Ballet Theatre Performance

It takes a lot of pliés, push-ups, primping, and pulleys to make it all happen.

  • By Fiona McCann
  • Published 04/05/2016

THE LONG PLAY

PODCAST: Film Editor Kelly Lyon Dishes on Crafting Saturday Night Live Parodies

On this episode of The Long Play, the Portlander describes what it’s like to craft some of SNL’s most viral clips, from the family Thanksgiving saved by Adele to Kristen Wiig’s perfume-ad spoof.

  • By Sika Stanton and Eden Dawn
  • Published 04/04/2016

MUSIC

Portland Opera's Christopher Mattaliano on How He Met Stephen Sondheim through a Fan Letter

And why he’s putting on a Sondheim celebration at the Alberta Rose.

  • By Jack Rushall
  • Published 03/31/2016

BOOKS & TALKS

Tin House's Rob Spillman Talks East and West Berlin, and the Trials of Communist Laundromats

Spillman’s new memoir, All Tomorrow’s Parties, recounts his early years in bohemian West Berlin and his return to the post-Soviet-era city at age 25.

  • By Rebecca Jacobson
  • Published 03/31/2016

POMO PICKS

Top Things to Do This Weekend: March 31–Apr 3

Psych rock sisters, maniacal dance-theater, ninja acrobaticalists, and a loopy stage adaptation of cult classic Road House—hiya, weekend.

  • By Rebecca Jacobson, Sylvia Randall-Muñoz, and Ramona DeNies
  • Published 03/31/2016
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