Music

What Might the Future of Live Music Look Like in Portland?

Advocates hope venues will rethink their profit models and center young, diverse talent when the COVID haze clears.

03/14/2021 By Christen McCurdy

Movie News

Netflix to Release a Documentary about Bend’s ‘Last Blockbuster’

It's like Gone Girl, but if Netflix were Amy and Nick.

03/11/2021 By Conner Reed

Books

10 Great (Recent) Books by Oregon Writers

From dystopian novels to nihilistic comedy to multi-continental short stories, we bring you our favorites from local authors from the past 5 years.

03/11/2021 By Fiona McCann

Pomo Picks

Pop Culture Worth Your Time: Mortal Kombat, Melissa McCarthy, and More

The content in our queues, from a promising new HBO trailer to a trip down SNL memory lane.

03/11/2021 By Aurora Biggers, Margaret Seiler, Gabriel Granillo, and Conner Reed

Podcasts

4 New(ish) Portland-Produced Podcasts You Need to Listen to Right Now

From sci-fi audio thrillers to intimate conversations about what it’s like to have cancer, here are the pods we're listening to.

03/05/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

Footnotes

LISTEN: Spacetime Diaries, and Other Portland-Produced Pods You Need to Listen to Right Now

A conversation with Spacetime Diaries podcast creator Ghan Patel. Plus, we highlight a few local podcasts.

03/05/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

Pomo Picks

Pop Culture Worth Your Time: Smash, Coming to America, and More

The content in our queues, from an NBC cult classic to Eddie Murphy in the ’80s

03/04/2021 By Margaret Seiler, Gabriel Granillo, Conner Reed, and Katherine Chew Hamilton

PIFF

What to Watch at the 2021 Portland International Film Festival

A daring short, a radiant family drama, a ruthless black comedy, and more.

03/03/2021 By Conner Reed and Fiona McCann

Film

The Young Stars of Moxie Talk Shooting in Oregon and Working with Amy Poehler

The riot grrrl dramedy drops March 3 on Netflix.

03/02/2021 By Reina Harwood

Essay

Why Josie and the Pussycats Still Works 20 Years Later

The 2001 box office bomb has become a cult classic. Its respect for the aspiring pop stars at its center might be why.

03/02/2021 By Conner Reed

Poetry

A New PCC Writing Residency Honors a Forgotten Oregon Poet

Carolyn Moore wrote thousands of poems in her lifetime. Most of them are about to be published for the first time.

02/26/2021 By Aurora Biggers

Television

First Teaser for Third and Final Season of Shrill Drops

Season 3 hits Hulu May 7.

02/25/2021 By Conner Reed

Interview

Portugal. The Man’s Zachary Carothers on Releasing Oregon City Sessions

“We're just trying not to be too precious with things anymore … Rock and roll is not perfect. If you want perfect music, don't listen to Portugal. The Man.”

02/25/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

Profile

19-Year-Old Portland Rapper Daniyel Is the Next Big Thing

With a viral music video under his belt and a project about 82nd Avenue in the pipeline, Daniyel is poised to take Portland hip-hop by storm.

02/25/2021 By Conner Reed

Pomo Picks

Pop Culture Worth Your Time: In & Of Itself, Tove Lo, and More

The content in our queues, from a heart-filling magic show to a Swedish pop banger

02/25/2021 By Portland Monthly Staff

Film

5 Essential Northwest Films—According to Steve McQueen, Gus Van Sant, and Others

The recipients of the 2021 Cinema Unbound Awards share their favorite PNW titles, from Blue Velvet to First Cow.

02/24/2021 By Conner Reed

Media

A New Portland Magazine Centers Black Femme Storytelling

Homegirl will focus on fashion, lifestyle, culture, home, and experiences through personal narratives, interviews, and photo editorials.

02/22/2021 By Eden Dawn

News

Artists Rep Announces New Artistic Directing Fellow

The inaugural fellow, Zi Alikhan, will collaborate with the company’s artistic director while also heading up ART’s new DNA: Oxygen initiative for BIPOC thea...

02/22/2021 By Fiona McCann

Music Video

Watch M. Ward’s New Warhol and Lynch-Inspired Video

Portland photographer Holly Andres directed the dreamlike “Violets for Your Furs” clip.

02/19/2021 By Aurora Biggers

Pomo Picks

Pop Culture Worth Your Time: Barb and Star, To All the Boys, and More

The content in our queues, from Kristen Wiig’s loopy latest to a refreshing trilogy-ender

02/18/2021 By Portland Monthly Staff