In the July issue of Portland Monthly, culturephiles will:

← Get the story behind The New Hollywood Theatre, where, thanks to a trio of film nerds, old is new and bad is good.

Celebrate the 10th anniversary of PDX Pop Now, Portland's all-ages, all-volunteer, all-free festival, with a profile—and a playlist with songs by this year's featured bands.

◊ Find out how to check out Tin House's superstar authors during this month's annual workshop at Reed College.

◊ Explore Ian Doescher’s new Star Wars-Shakespeare mashup, William Shakespeare’s Star Wars: Verily, a New Hope. Even R2-D2’s chirps are in iambic pentameter!

◊ Read how Jennifer Armburst's intuitive approach to creative consulting brought her act from performance art to high-concept business.

◊ Read our review of the Museum of Contemporary Craft’s Object Focus: The Bowl exhibition, showcasing the highs and lows of the art of the bowl (from food cart containers to Oregon artist Frank Boyden’s tiny wood-fired porcelain tea bowls).

◊ Open up the Trophy Case filled with July's best locally-made stuff, from La Luz's beautiful surf-pop to the artful creations of Autoctona jewelry, combining sleek modernism and cryptic mysticism.

◊ Get our picks for your calendar this month, from the Cathedral Park Jazz Festival to JAW: A Playwrights Festival.

For more on Portland arts and culture, sign up for our weekly On The Town newsletter, subscribe to our RSS feed, and follow us on Twitter @aarondavidscott. Visit our Arts & Entertainment Calendar  for our editors’ event picks.