News and top picks for arts, culture, and events

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In the September issue of Portland Monthly, culturephiles will:

◊ Meet the city's new wave of acclaimed arts leaders, along with our picks for the season's best shows, in our Fall Arts Preview.

◊ Learn how the XOXO festival charms cutting-edge thinkers with its arts and technology think-tank for the hacker generation.

◊ Warm up for MusicFestNW madness with our PDX Band Name Generator.

← Join the next generation of movie lovers at Newberg’s historic 99W drive-in.

◊ Read why Portland’s century-old Central Library matters more than ever in the modern age.

◊ Discover disc golf paradise in their own backyard, and learn why Portland sailed to the top of this alt-sport’s world. 

◊ View the extraordinary work of visionary landscape photographer Robert Adams at a new Portland Art Museum exhibition.

◊ Rock out to rock-and-roll refinement with Blouse’s new album, “Imperium.”

◊ Wander through 1960s Paris and the Hundred Acre Wood in Douglas Lain’s debut novel, “Billy Moon.”

◊ Fill up free time with our picks for this month, from Mount Angel’s Oktoberfest to the Rose City Comic Con.

◊ Continue planning their cultural calendars with our Fall Arts Calendar.  

◊ Open up the Trophy Case and peruse September’s best handmade stuff, from gator-bone tools to geodesic domes.

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