BOOKS AND TALKS

Review: 'The Next Scott Nadelson'

The Oregon Book Award–winner reads on March 29 from his memoir that balances humor and the pathos of an agonizingly unmoored life.

03/26/2013 By Corey Fawcett

REVIEW

Review: The Pynnacles

Veteran Portland rockers band together to form a low-key supergroup with a super new album. March 30 at Tonic Lounge.

03/25/2013 By John Chandler

BOOKS

Review: Monica Drake's 'The Stud Book'

Monica Drake’s second novel fearlessly takes on the subject of parenthood.

03/22/2013 By Emily Chenoweth

CLASSICAL

Review: Portland Opera’s "Rinaldo"

The whimsical new production feels like Terry Gilliam got hold of Handel’s masterpiece to create "The Adventures of Rinaldo Munchausen," starring Prince. Thru March 23

03/17/2013 By Aaron Scott

VISUAL ARTS

Review: Chris Fraser's "In Passing" at Disjecta

Fraser's light installation is a interactive playground of color and shadow that's sheer joy for all ages. See it before it closes Sunday.

03/06/2013 By Aaron Scott

THEATER

Review: Profile’s “Blood Knot”

Profile’s production of the incendiary play bristles with energy and powerful performances. Thru Mar 17.

03/05/2013 By Aaron Scott

THEATER

Review: PCS's "The Whipping Man"

Portland Center Stage's mighty production draws inspired parallels between the Jewish and African-American experiences of slavery. Thru Mar 23.

03/04/2013 By Jonathan Frochtzwajg

THEATER

Review: "War Horse" Touring Broadway Production

The puppets are the true stars in this Tony-winning technical marvel. Thru March 3.

02/27/2013 By Aaron Scott

THEATER

Review: Artists Rep's "Red Herring"

This slapstick spy story is really a saccharine love story in disguise. Thru March 17.

02/21/2013 By Jonathan Frochtzwajg

DANCE

Review: OBT's Swan Lake

OBT’s third showing of Stowell’s take on the 1895 classic marks principal dancer Yuka Iino’s final swan song. Thru Feb. 23

02/19/2013 By Rachel Rasmussen

MUSIC

Review: Unknown Mortal Orchestra's II

The nationally emerging Portland trio's new album offers well-studied and finely crafted psych-pop.

02/05/2013 By Jonathan Frochtzwajg

THEATER

Review: Venus in Fur

Portland Center Stage's taut, psychological new production leaves viewers puzzling over questions of power, gender, and sex.

02/05/2013 By Jonathan Frochtzwajg

THEATER

Fertile Ground Review: International Falls

CoHo Productions' world-premiere play explores comedy, tragedy, and all that lies between.

01/29/2013 By Jonathan Frochtzwajg

BOOKS

Book Review: Ghostman

An explosive debut crime thriller by 24-year-old recent Reed college alum Roger Hobbs

01/24/2013 By Sam Coggeshall

THEATER

Reviews: "A Noble Failure" & "The Lost Boy"

Two world premieres by the same playwright travel from the classroom to the big top in their journey of opposites.

01/15/2013 By Aaron Scott

BOOKS

2012's Best Books

Local lit we gave our stamp of approval to this year.

12/20/2012 By Portland Monthly Staff

THEATER

Review: Portland Playhouse's King Hedley II

Mighty, searing performances burn straight through to the soul. Thru Dec. 30.

12/10/2012 By Aaron Scott

THEATER

Review: PCS's A Midsummer Night's Dream

Portland Center Stage puts Disney ears on Shakespeare's famous comedy. Thru December 23.

11/20/2012 By Aaron Scott

Visual Arts

Review: Lumber Room's Terrain Shift

Collector Sarah Meigs curates her first exhibition—photography spanning the globe—with a freedom and reach unmatched elsewhere in town. Thru Feb. 2

11/12/2012 By Randy Gragg

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Review: Portland Playhouse's Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson

Extended thru November 25. The ferociously witty emo rock musical about the seventh president swings with the unbridled energy of a Western carnival ride operated by Monty Python.

11/10/2012 By Aaron Scott