Arts Briefs: May/June 2013

British minimalist rockers The xx will grace the Schnitzer Concert Hall May 27.

Portland native Jinkx Monsoon took home the Season Five win of “RuPaul’s Drag Race.” Monsoon, née Jerick Hoffer, began performing in drag at age 16 at Portland’s Escape …

Writer Adrienne Rich Passes Away at Age 82

By Nick Mattos, PQ Monthly

The highly influential lesbian poet and essayist Adrienne Rich passed away on Tuesday at the age of 82.

The Washington Post explains Rich’s history and impact as an openly lesbian poet:

In more than 60 years as a …