MOVIES

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

July's 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

MOVIES

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

BOOKS

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

Video Games

A 1994 Video Game Classic, Reborn in Portland

Night Dive Studios has raised more than $1 million to remake the cult classic System Shock from the ground up.

07/19/2016 By Marty Patail

THE ESSENTIALS

Joseph to Buster Keaton’s Oregon-Shot Silent Film: August’s Pop Culture Hot List

The festival, album, book, and film you can’t miss this month

07/12/2016 By Fiona McCann

MOVIES

Hollywood Theatre Celebrates 90 Years with Four Classic Movies in Visual Style

The only 70 mm-friendly movie house in Oregon indulges in the luxe format all month long.

06/29/2016 By Michelle Porter

PARK FLICKS

A Giant Inflatable Movie Screen Pops Up in Four Oregon State Parks

This summer, the Hollywood Theatre launches its first outdoor film series event, with films playing in parks like Molalla River and Stub Stewart.

06/24/2016 By Marisa Russell

Culture Call Sheet

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

From Orange Is the New Black to Tegan and Sara's Love You to Death, Portland Monthly staffers reveal their current pop culture obsessions.

06/23/2016 By Portland Monthly Staff

OM BASE

Teen Witch Rapper Has Amazing Second Career as a Celebrity Yoga Instructor. Top That!

Yogalosophy author Mandy Ingber, a familiar face from her child acting career, visits Yoga Pearl this month.

06/16/2016 By Margaret Seiler

VIDEO GAMES

Central Oregon, Now Infested with Hordes of Video Game Zombies

A Bend-based game studio imagines a fate worse than gentrification.

06/14/2016 By Marty Patail

MUSIC

Why Horror Master John Carpenter Plays Music for the 'Movies in Your Head'

The legendary director behind Halloween was in town this week to perform original scores to films that don't exist. We talked to him about making the music before the movie.

06/14/2016 By Marty Patail

BEST OF THE CITY 2016

PDX Essentials: Quadrant by Quadrant, All the Things We Can’t Live Without

Secret beaches to art deco splendor to OG dive bars, here are some of our favorite things in every corner of Portland.

06/13/2016 By Portland Monthly Staff

BEST OF THE CITY 2016

Best of the City 2016: Seven Curators and Creators Share Top Picks from Portland’s Arts Scene

From in-your-face theater to a bold magazine for women guitarists, here are some of Portland’s best things to watch, hear, and read.

06/13/2016 By Fiona McCann and Rebecca Jacobson

Film

Portland’s Lost Boys Are Coming to a Screen Near You

A group of this city’s homeless youth are the protagonists of a new documentary, following them as they make their own film version of Peter Pan.

06/02/2016 By Fiona McCann

TELEVISION

The Bachelor Winner Lauren B. on How the Show Empowers Both Men and Women

We asked the Portland native the important questions. And also how she looked so sparkly.

05/17/2016 By Katherine Berman

FREE STUFF

20 Totally FREE Ways to Make This Your Best Portland Summer Ever

Leaving town this summer? Well, OK. But you're gonna miss all this free stuff—from a Nu Shooz show to JAW's three new plays to an actual screening of Jaws (plus so much more).

05/17/2016 By Ramona DeNies, Rebecca Jacobson, and Molly Woodstock

POP CULTURE

Two Portland Artists Weigh In on Beyoncé’s Lemonade

Filmmaker Melissa Lowery and photographer Intisar Abioto take a look at the art and politics of the pop queen's latest work.

05/12/2016 By Fiona McCann

FILM FESTIVAL

Five Shorts You Must See at the Northwest Animation Festival

The annual fest returns with a smorgasbord of international shorts and themed screenings. We’ve picked our five favorites from more than 150 animated goodies.

05/11/2016 By Portland Monthly Arts Team