The Essentials

Blind Pilot + Weird Portland Stories: October’s Pop Culture Hot List

The book, gallery show, and concerts you can’t miss this month

09/13/2016 By Fiona McCann

Television

Can a Twin Peaks Revival Make the Northwest Mysterious Again?

David Lynch goes back into the night.

09/13/2016 By Margaret Seiler

MUSIC

Listen to Loch Lomond's New Track Right Here Right Now

The stalwarts of Portland's music scene are back with a new album, a Mississippi Studios show, and this brand-new track. Listen up, PDX.

08/30/2016 By Fiona McCann

New Sounds

Rock Out the Last Days of Summer with This Brand-New Low Culture Track

The punk rockers (and recent Portland transplants) drop their second album, Places to Hide, on September 9. But you can listen to a sneak-peek track right here, right now.

08/24/2016 By Fiona McCann

Film Festival

Portland Film Festival's Time-Traveling Mad Scientist

Neil Stryker and the Tyrant of Time hits the Portland Film Festival next week. We caught up with its local creators to hear about goblins and Star Trek and sci-fi—oh my!

08/24/2016 By Michelle Porter

Music

Duran Duran’s John Taylor Stays Up Later Than Most of Portland

Ahead of their MusicfestNW presents Project Pabst show, the British-born bassist holds forth on musical infidelities, and why he's with her.

08/23/2016 By Fiona McCann

MOVIES

Dead Guy Talking: Stand by Me’s Ray Brower Tells All

He's a Portlander who happened to try out for a movie looking for photo doubles. Now he’s forever the dead guy in Stand by Me, which turns 30 this month.  

08/04/2016 By Kailla Coomes

AUGUST PLAYLIST

August: A Month of Concerts in 20 Songs

From the frankenfestival that is MusicfestNW Presents Project Pabst to a cozy Emily King set, there’s something for everyone this August.

07/28/2016 By Lisa Dunn and Rebecca Jacobson

Culture Call Sheet

July's Pop Culture Watch: What We're Really into Right Now

From Netflix's Stranger Things to Hari Kondabolu and W. Kamau Bell’s Politically Re-Active podcast (with some essential Veep along the way), PoMo writers reveal their current pop culture obsessions.

07/28/2016 By Portland Monthly Staff

RINGTONE ACTIVISM

This Ringtone of Michelle Obama Telling Men to “Be Better” Is Going Viral

My pal made me a thing as a joke. Huffington Post called him a genius.

06/24/2016 By Molly Woodstock

Culture Call Sheet

August's Pop Culture Watch: What We're Really into Right Now

From Orange Is the New Black to Tegan and Sara's Love You to Death, Portland Monthly staffers reveal their current pop culture obsessions.

06/23/2016 By Portland Monthly Staff

Music

Nu Shooz Returns with New Tunes

Three decades after "I Can't Wait," the '80s pop icons are back with a brand-new album and a show this weekend.

05/18/2016 By Fiona McCann

POP CULTURE

Two Portland Artists Weigh In on Beyoncé’s Lemonade

Filmmaker Melissa Lowery and photographer Intisar Abioto take a look at the art and politics of the pop queen's latest work.

05/12/2016 By Fiona McCann