Music

Aminé Speaks

The Portland rapper on his new album, growing up Black in the Pacific Northwest, and leaning into uncertainty.

08/07/2020 By Conner Reed

Little Joys of Summer

Throwback Drive-In Theaters Are Suddenly Perfect for 2020

Amid the coronavirus pandemic, drive-ins have elbowed their way back into the spotlight. Here's why.

08/01/2020 By Conner Reed

Little Joys of Summer

Movie Theaters Are Out. Out Backyard Flick Houses Are In.

Arts editor Conner Reed has a few suggestions for your backyard film fest.

08/01/2020 By Conner Reed

Slings & Arrows

The Path Forward for the Oregon Shakespeare Festival

“There’s a generation of people on the streets right now who are saying, ‘Everything has to shift. If you don’t shift it, we won’t come.’”

08/01/2020 By Conner Reed

New City

Summer Reads 2020

We asked Anis Mojgani, J.C. Mentha, and Mitchell S. Jackson to help us make sense our changed city

08/01/2020 Edited by Conner Reed

Hill House

The Bizarre History of the Maryhill Museum of Art

How a motley crew spanning royalty and railroad execs built one of the Northwest's strangest cultural institutions.

08/01/2020 By Conner Reed

Sex Positivity

Do You Dare to Eat a Peach?

The Oregon Health Authority advises against it.

08/01/2020 By Conner Reed

Visual Art

Don’t Shoot Portland Is Installing a New Exhibition in the Pearl

Stop Killing Us: A Black Lives Still Matter Exhibition runs August 6–29 at Holding Contemporary.

07/24/2020 By Conner Reed

Theater

While the Curtain Stays Down, Portland Theaters Pivot to Audio

Profile, Artists Rep, and PETE are rethinking theatrical intimacy with a slew of new sound-based projects.

07/16/2020 By Conner Reed

Music

Sufjan Stevens Wrote a Song About the Rajneesh

"My Rajneesh" is the second Sufjan track this month.

07/10/2020 By Conner Reed

Food on Film

How to Make the Oily Cakes from First Cow in 8 Easy Steps

Look out, Robert Pattinson pasta.

07/10/2020 By Conner Reed

Interview

Oregon's New Poet Laureate on Imagining a Better, Brighter Portland

“The ‘weirdness’ of Portland is that it is a city of strange dichotomy,” says Anis Mojgani. “It’s very inclusive, and at the same time, extremely exclusive.”

07/08/2020 By Conner Reed

Music

Aminé Drops Second Music Video in One Week

The Portland rapper appears beside UK emcee Slowthai on Disclosure's "My High," six days after dropping the visual for "Riri."

06/30/2020 By Conner Reed

What Now?

The New Reality of Education Is No Pomp, All Circumstance

Maggie Stanton, senior at St. Mary’s Academy, on living through history.

06/01/2020 Edited by Conner Reed

What Now?

Cinema Unbound: How Filmmaking Is Changing Amid the Coronavirus Pandemic

Amy Dotson, director of NW Film Center, on the future of filmmaking.

06/01/2020 With Conner Reed

Portland Pride

Pride, Like Everything Else, Looks Different This Year

How does it feel to be proud in private, with nowhere left to gather?

06/01/2020 By Conner Reed

Animation

Laika Joins Your Little Cousin by Going Viral on TikTok

The stop-motion studio racked up two million views over the holiday weekend with its Fight Challenge entry.

05/26/2020 By Conner Reed

Interview

Clementine Is an Oregon-Made Coming-of-Age Thriller That Lingers

The film hits virtual cinemas May 8.

05/07/2020 By Conner Reed

Wine

Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher Are Making an Oregon Pinot for Coronavirus Relief

The Willamette Valley “Quarantine,” which Kunis and Kutcher announced in a surreal fever dream of an Instagram video, is now available for preorder.

04/22/2020 By Conner Reed