BOOKS & TALKS

Your "Locals Only" Fall Reading List

Four new releases from Portland authors explore fundamentalism, Hollywood, and a retelling of Romeo and Juliet.

09/25/2014 By Schuyler Keenan

EDITOR'S PICKS

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Aug 7–10

Providence Bridge Pedal combines Portland's bikes and bridges, First Thursday hits the streets with art, and the Bite of Oregon reminds you that Portland is one of the best places to be hungry (as if you needed reminding).

08/07/2014 Edited by Aaron Scott By Portland Monthly Staff and Schuyler Keenan

BOOKS & TALKS

Two Debut Portland Authors Win Raves from the New York Times and NPR

David Shafer’s 'Whiskey Tango Foxtrot' and Chris Leslie-Hynan’s 'Ride Around Shining' just might be the reads of the summer. Both authors read at Powell’s this week.

08/05/2014 By Aaron Scott

EDITOR'S PICKS

Top Things to Do This Weekend: July 10–13

Wes's World takes us on a trek through cinema history, hundreds gather to watch the World Cup finals, and 'The Book of Mormon' takes a stab at everything sacred.

07/10/2014 Edited by Aaron Scott By Portland Monthly Staff and Schuyler Keenan

BOOKS AND TALKS

6 Things We Learned from Christine McKinley's Physics for Rock Stars

McKinley teaches us how to make the laws of the universe work in our favor in her new book—or, at least explains a thing or two our high school teachers failed to. Book Release Party June 15

06/12/2014 By Danielle Klenak

BOOKS & TALKS

June's Killer Literary Events

LitHop and Poetry Press Week, PDX's best new lit happenings, kick off a crazy month that also includes Tom Robbins, Blumesday, and some local debuts.

06/04/2014 By Danielle Klenak

CULTUREPHILE

Local Author's Robot Apocalypse Takes Over the World

Author Daniel H. Wilson has won legions of fans with his provocative tales of robot uprisings.

05/29/2014 By Jonathan Frochtzwajg

EDITOR'S PICKS

Top Things To Do This Weekend: May 15-18

A trio of great plays, a trio of great authors (Ursula K. Le Guin, Cheryl Strayed, and Lidia Yuknavitch), and tickets go on sale to Lauryn Hill (sans Fugees trio).

05/15/2014 Edited by Aaron Scott By Portland Monthly Staff and Danielle Klenak

BIG PICTURE

Tea and Circumstantial Evidence

Once a month, a bunch of nice ladies (and a few gents) gather for Chinese food and civilized banter about violent crime.

05/01/2014 By Angela Sanders

READ EM AND EAT

New Book Explores Portland Food Cart Stories

Discover the history behind the city's most esteemed food carts from Portland-based food truck fan Steven Shomler in his new book.

04/22/2014 By Brooke Bass

BOOKS AND TALKS

Ian Doescher Returneth to a Galaxy Far, Far Away

The PDX author of NYT-bestseller "William Shakespeare’s Star Wars" talks about the sequel and giving the space worm a soliloquy. "The Empire Striketh Back" comes out today.

03/18/2014 By Peter Holmstrom

BOOKS & TALKS

Oregon Book Awards: Winners and Winners

Recapping the state's literary Oscars: the wins, the surprises, the speeches, the champagne in the shower. It's all here.

03/18/2014 By Aaron Scott

Books & Talks

Tom Spanbauer: The Godfather of Portland's Writing Scene

Local authors Cheryl Strayed, Chelsea Cain, Monica Drake, and others tell us why Spanbauer is at the heart of Portland's literary world.

03/13/2014 By Aaron Scott

DISPATCH

Let Us Now Praise Famous Dead Readers

The Personal Libraries Library (Portland’s most unusual literary collection) re-creates bygone bookshelves.

03/03/2014 By Marco España

SLIDE SHOW

A Portland Artist's Mindboggling Buckminster Fuller Book

Cole Gerst's Kickstarter-funded tome celebrates the inventor's radical vision of home, design, and society.

03/03/2014 By Zach Dundas

Slideshow

Portland Artist Cole Gerst's Amazing Buckminster Fuller Book

The Kickstarter-funded 'Poet of Geometry' explores the great inventor's radical, mind-blowing work.

02/28/2014

THE SEASON IN ARTS AND CULTURE

PoMo's Guide to Spring's World-Class Arts Events

Once, Portlanders had to travel to New York or LA for top-shelf dance, music, visual arts, and theater. As this season’s lineup reveals, now we’re the destination.

02/27/2014 Edited by Aaron Scott With Jonathan Frochtzwajg and Nathan Tucker

BOOKS & TALKS

Binge on Books at These March Literary Events

This month is a windfall of book and storytelling events, including the Oregon Books Awards, Smallpressapalooza, and Everybody Reads with Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor.

02/26/2014 By Kristin Leigh

POETRY

Portland's Latest Prize-Winning Poet Remembers William Stafford

National Book Award winner Mary Szybist reflects on Oregon's verse icon.

02/03/2014 By Jonathan Frochtzwajg

WEEKEND PICKS

Top Things To Do This Weekend: Jan 30–Feb 2

Colin Meloy and Carson Ellis release Wildwood's finale, Dweezil Zappa plays dad's old songs, and Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre takes on an even older Norse legend.

01/30/2014 By Nathan Tucker