THE ESSENTIALS

November's Pop Culture Hot List

The show, the book, the band, and the comic book that you can’t miss this month.

10/19/2015 By Fiona McCann

COMICS

Rose City Comic Con's Best Cosplayers

If you saw an unusual number of people in costume around town last weekend, rest assured: Halloween has not come early. They were likely en route to Comic Con. They came, they costumed, they conquered—and we have the pics!

09/21/2015 By Rachel Sandstrom

SPECIAL EVENTS

5 Reasons to Check out Rose City Comic Con

Carrie Fisher! Bitch Planet! “Personhood in Battlestar Galactica!” You don't want to miss the fun coming to town September 19-20.

08/31/2015 By Rachel Sandstrom

BOOKS & TALKS

Greg Rucka's Stumptown is Still Super Gritty

The Eisner-winning graphic novelist on the next volume in his noirish Dex Parios series; meanwhile, publisher Oni Press keeps Hollywood on speed-dial.

05/27/2015 By Rene Bermudez

COMEDY FESTIVAL

Bridgetown Comedy Festival: The Recap

From Janeane Garofalo's Spanx to Dana Gould's questionable clown jokes, we scribbled down the best moments from the 2015 Bridgetown Comedy Festival—or at least the best ones we could remember!

05/12/2015 By Ramona DeNies and Marty Patail

CULTUREPHILE

PDX Comics Kingpin Brian Michael Bendis Makes His Next Move

He killed Spider-Man. He gave new life to The Avengers and Guardians of the Galaxy. Now, Portlander Brian Michael Bendis becomes the creative force behind Sony Playstation Network’s first streaming TV show.

01/05/2015 By Aaron Scott

NEWS

Disney Destroys Portland's Star Wars Empire!

As Dark Horse loses Sci-Fi's most famous franchise, whole plot lines and characters disappear.

09/02/2014 Photography by Dark Horse Comics By Peter Holmstrom

MOVERS & SHAKERS

The Perfect Party: March 2014

A made-up mash-up of the month's most fascinating people, from Ursula K. Le Guin to the Portlandia statue.

03/03/2014 Illustrations by Matty Newton

ON THE TOWN

PoMo Picks: February 2014

Jazz's rising star Cécile McLorin Salvant, the reinvention of comics, the Portland Art Museum's Venice exhibition, and the rest of the month's best bets for things to see or do

02/03/2014

BOOKS & TALKS

2014 Oregon Book Awards Finalists Announced

Ursula K. Le Guin, Mary Szybist, Graham Salisbury, Joe Sacco, and Craig Thompson round out this year's contenders. Winners announced March 17.

01/06/2014 By Aaron Scott

SPECIAL EVENT

The Wild Delves into Portland Tech and Culture

The two-week fest brings together events by Portland's artists, designers, and maker-types to celebrate our city's awesomeness.

05/13/2013 By Sam Coggeshall

too many 'toons man

5 Questions for Too Much Coffee Man’s Shannon Wheeler

The almost unbelievably prolific cartoonist talks shop about his 5 titles.

10/05/2011 By Anne Adams

Article

Superstar Blogger Moves to Oregon

Allie Brosh, we’re not worthy!

11/22/2010 By Anne Adams

phile under: art meets music

Comic Book Artists Draw Attention To Hansel & Gretel

Enhanced with PoMo slide show!

11/08/2010 By Anne Adams

phile under: theater

Review: The Little Prince

Shaking The Tree presents The Little Prince, a delicate allegory that’s never been just for kids.

10/25/2010 By Anne Adams

phile under: theater

Puppet Slam + Double Theater Feature

Two wildly entertaining nights at Someday Lounge.

09/03/2010 By Anne Adams

phile under: theater

BAR THEATER DOUBLE FEATURE: Beach Battle & Vamp Romp

Someday Lounge raises the bar for campy summer pub plays.

08/30/2010 By Anne Adams

phile under: books

Portland Zine Symposium

08/27/2010 By Anne Adams

phile under: outlandish style

Portland Fashionista Greets Gaga

How do you wow the woman who’s worn everything? These Paloma Soledad creations, featured at last night’s Lady Gaga fashion show, made it look lik...

08/20/2010 By Anne Adams

phile under: comic con 2010

5 Questions with Brandon Seifert

On the cusp of Comic Con, the writer of Witch Doctor discusses his series’ new-found bargaining power.

07/21/2010 By Anne Adams