Q&A

An OSU Professor on What Star Trek Can Teach Us About the Pandemic and Philosophy

“Dealing with epidemics, pandemics, and disease in this kind of way, this really is a component of the human experience at least since we've been ‘civilized.’”

12/11/2020 By Gabriel Granillo

Footnotes

LISTEN: Philosophy, the Pandemic, and Star Trek, with Joseph Orosco

An OSU professor talks understanding the pandemic through science fiction and literature, and about Star Trek’s treatment of a virus outbreak in an ep...

12/11/2020 By Gabriel Granillo

Performance

Portland Playhouse’s Wonderland Festival Defrosts Old Ideas

Through film, music, dance, and theater, the festival presents virtual holiday food for thought.

12/10/2020 By Conner Reed

Pomo Picks

Pop Culture Worth Your Time: European Soccer, Big Mouth, and More

The content in our queues, from queer midcentury romances to puberty cartoons

12/10/2020 By Portland Monthly Staff

Sound Art

A New "Soundwalk" Takes Listeners on a Story-Laced Tour of Mount Tabor

Overlay is the first in a 10-part series from Third Angle New Music.

12/10/2020 By Conner Reed

Year in Review

The Best Oregon-Made Culture of 2020

From street art to stage sweat, these were the year’s most essential pieces.

12/05/2020 By Conner Reed and Fiona McCann

Music

Portland Monthly’s Essential Winter Playlist

Reimagined holiday classics, warm Americana, and rainy hip-hop by homegrown talent to keep you warm

12/03/2020 By Conner Reed

Pomo Picks

Pop Culture Worth Your Time: The Queen's Gambit, Hades, and More

The content in our queues, from chess prodigies to civil war ghosts and beyond

12/03/2020 By Portland Monthly Staff

Q&A

M. Ward on His New Billie Holiday Tribute Album Think of Spring

“It seemed like an especially good title for having endured the year 2020, as we all have. Looking forward to better days.”

12/03/2020 By Conner Reed

Pomo Picks

Pop Culture Worth Your Time: Thanksgiving Classics, Wintry Westerns, and More

The content in our queues, from a disintegrating Barney to McCabe & Mrs. Miller

11/26/2020 By Portland Monthly Staff

Dance

Oregon Ballet Theatre’s New Hybrid Season Highlights a Path Forward for Performing in a Pandemic

“We cannot escape the fact that we are the Oregon Ballet Theatre and we are located in Portland, Oregon. And our community has gone through quite a lot over ...

11/26/2020 By Conner Reed

holiday shopping

Your Definitive Guide to Shopping Local This Holiday Season

Online and COVID-safe, in-person maker markets are still happening this year. We have all the info to make your pandemic shopping easy and help give struggli...

11/26/2020 By Eden Dawn

Holidays

Where the Holiday Lights Are Shining in Portland, and Where They’re Not

Some marquee events are canceled, but plenty of Christmas lights are aglow this year.

11/24/2020 By Margaret Seiler

Interview

Portland Artist Wins Warhol Grant to Write About Our City’s Challenged Arts Scene

Bean Gilsdorf, artist and writer, poses questions about who is supporting the arts in Portland.

11/20/2020 By Fiona McCann

Pomo Picks

Pop Culture Worth Your Time: The Crown, Kamasi Washington, and More

From Gillian Anderson's Maggie Thatcher to a wildly queer-coded '50s western, here's a glimpse at our queues this week.

11/19/2020 By Portland Monthly Staff

Comics

Meet Miles Morales, the New, Portland-Born Spider-Man

With help from Polygon comics editor Susan Polo, we untangle the web of Miles's complicated origin story.

11/19/2020 By Marty Patail

Music Video

Portland Emcee Wynne Lays Down Bars Outside the Original Hotcake House in New Video

“In the Morning” is a new bonus track from her 2019 mixtape If I May..

11/14/2020 By Conner Reed

Visual Art

New Memorial Exhibition Honors Glenda Goldwater

Upfor Gallery will host Fais Pas Chier this November.

11/13/2020 By Morgan Westling

Footnotes

LISTEN: Food Critic Karen Brooks on Starring in a New Hulu Food Show

Portland Monthly arts editor Conner Reed talks with Karen Brooks about her appearance on Eater's Guide to the World.

11/13/2020 By Gabriel Granillo

Pomo Picks

What to Read, Watch, and Listen to This Week: Nov 12

The content in our queues, from Eater to Edith Bouvier

11/12/2020 By Portland Monthly Staff