Film

Roland Dahwen’s First Feature Film Examines Family Fallout with Intriguing Patience

Borrufa premiered at PIFF last month (before everything went up in flames).

04/03/2020 By Conner Reed

Television

Shrill Will Return for a Third Season

Hulu has ordered eight new episodes of the Aidy Bryant-led, Portland-shot dramedy.

03/31/2020 By Conner Reed

Coronavirus

The Oregon Cultural Trust Explores Unprecedented $10 Million Coronavirus Relief Fund for Arts Orgs

The organization hopes to use more than a third of its $29 million corpus to keep Oregon’s cultural sector on life support during the coronavirus crisis.

03/27/2020 By Conner Reed

Art from Home

How to Stream and Support Portland Artists During the Coronavirus Outbreak

A rotating list of online events by Portland-area artists and the most direct ways to get money in their pockets.

03/20/2020 By Conner Reed and Fiona McCann

How We're Coping

A Portland Performer Discusses the State of the Arts Under Coronavirus

John Ellingson is the associate artistic director at Northwest Children's Theater and father to a 1-year-old daughter. In the face of a global pandemic, he's...

03/20/2020 By Conner Reed

Social Distancing

All the Things You Can Do with Your Library Card That Aren't Going to the Library

Audiobooks, archives, music, and a mind-blowing film selection are yours, courtesy of an internet connection and library card number.

03/17/2020 By Conner Reed

Binge TIme

Oregon-Made Books, Films, TV, and Music to Binge Right Now

Chances are, you're about to be home for a while. Here are some Portland-centric picks to add to your queue.

03/14/2020 By Fiona McCann and Conner Reed

PIFF Review

The Climb Is a Formally Audacious Buddy Comedy with a Glaring Gender Problem

Michael Angelo Covino's first feature is impressive, funny, and troubling.

03/09/2020 By Conner Reed

Film

Our Top Picks for the Portland International Film Festival

First cows, first loves, and bloodthirsty puppets—we break down a robust PIFF lineup.

03/05/2020 By Conner Reed

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: March 5–8

Profile, Artists Rep, and CoHo close provocative shows, PIFF kicks off, and Tommy Orange comes to the Schnitz.

03/04/2020 By Conner Reed and Daniel Bromfield

Review

Indecent Is a Moving Celebration with Some Very Pretty Pictures

The Profile/Artists Rep coproduction is a flawed but effective meditation on collective grief.

03/02/2020 By Conner Reed

Pomo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Feb 27–Mar 1

White Bird brings French-Candian acrobats to town, plus an embarrassment of plays and exhibitions.

02/26/2020 By Conner Reed and Daniel Bromfield

Music

Aminé Drops Portland-Heavy New Video

The "Shimmy" video features Biketown bikes, Providence Park, and some love for the new PDX carpet.

02/26/2020 By Conner Reed

Pop Culture

Katy Perry Survived a Sunriver Gas Leak

From "Wide Awake" to fast asleep in seconds flat

02/25/2020 By Conner Reed

Spring Arts 2020

A Guide to Portland's Arts Scene This Spring

From a heavy-hitting film to a frothy TV procedural and a new chapter for the symphony, springtime in Portland means big time for the arts.

02/25/2020 Edited by Conner Reed

Spring Arts: The Essentials

9 Things to See and Do in Portland: March 2020

The shows and events we love this month.

02/25/2020 By Conner Reed

Spring Arts: Design

This Portland Cemetery Is an Unsung Example of “The Earliest American Art Form”

Local historian John Doyle will lead a tour of River View Cemetery in April for Design Week.

02/25/2020 By Conner Reed

Spring Arts: Music

Meet Gabriel Kahane, the Oregon Symphony’s New Creative Chair

The Brooklyn-based composer brings an agenda to the brand-new role.

02/25/2020 By Conner Reed

Spring Arts: Film

First Cow Gently Wrestles with Oregon’s History

The new film from Kelly Reichardt opens March 6.

02/25/2020 By Conner Reed

Last Call

Living as a Young Queer in Post-Vaseline Alley Portland

Where have all the gay bars gone?

02/25/2020 By Conner Reed