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Vol. 15, No. 14
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Corey Arnold

News

One Small Step

Hales Embraces Tiny Houses as Potential Remedy for Homelessness

Milepost 5-Years-Later

Sam Adams' Vaunted Affordable Arts Community May Finally Get Legit

Here Come the Coppers

The Folks Against Legal Weed? Pretty Much Who You'd Expect.

Hall Monitor

We're Ferguson, Too

Music

Hands Across the Water

The Fourth Wall: Storm and Safe Haven

Unknown Quality

The Two-in-One Sounds of Sylvan Esso

Shelter Stories

Sean Flinn Lands Gracefully

Youth Gone Wild

Noisem: The Next Generation of Metal

Up & Coming

This Week's Music Previews

All-Ages Action!

This Week's Best All-Ages Shows

Movies & TV

Flights of Fancy

The Zero Theorem: A Harsh Dose of Pure Gilliam

Film Shorts

In Which We Hit It and Quit It

Another Dimension

The One I Love Gives Away Too Much—and Too Little

Growing Up

The Portland Film Festival Enters Its Second Year

Food and Drink

Put a Beer Boot on It

Stammtisch Serves Well-Executed German Fare and a Beautiful Beer List

Comedy

A Case of Emophilia

Emo Philips Brings His Genius Brain Back to Town

Books

Modern Love

Sarah Mirk on Reinventing Relationships

Race Relations

The Best Novel about the Blazers You'll Read All Year

Feature

THE MERCURY'S X-TREME PET ISSUE!

The Lengths that Humans and Wiener Dogs Go

Cam Do?

Cat-Cams: A Lapse in Technology

Why Can't That Be a Pet?

Unusual Pets That Are Seriously No More Ridiculous Than That Idiot Who Carries Around a Ferret

Portland's Hippest New Pets!

What's Next for Portland's Novelty Animal Scene?

Pets up Trees

The Cautionary Tale of a Fallen Gray Squirrel

Kitty 911

How to Spot a Pet Emergency

Rubber Necking

DIY Pet Massage Advice from an Expert

RESCUE RANGERS

Know of a Pet in Trouble? Here's Who to Call

I Love Television

A Man Called Horse

I, Anonymous

Cannabuzz

Cannabuzz: The Week in Marijuana

How NOT to Buy Weed

Everything as Fuck

Life Lessons and IKEA

Sold Out

F2L & PGF

One Day at a Time

The Week in Review

New Column!

Savage Love

Object Transference

Agenda

Agenda: Arts & Performance, Fall 2014

Your Essential Fall Guide to Portland Culture

Profiling Five Portland Art Makers

A novelist, a stage manager, a comic book writer, and more.

It's Time

TBA: 2014

Floating in Space

When Illustration Pays the Bills

The Hustle

Three Nights in the Life of Stand-Up Amy Miller

Portland's Portraitist

Michael Horwitz Will Draw Your Face

Balancing the Books

Writer Kevin Sampsell Opens His Wallet

Not a Writer's Writer

Charles D'Ambrosio Makes Literature a Better Place

The Complex Audience

Diversity in Portland Theater, Onstage and Off

Last Days

The Legacy of Sci-Fi Writer Jay Lake

Oregon authors

...are releasing books for every taste this year. Here's a sampling of what's on the horizon.

So Long, Amazon

Quitting Amazon Seems Hard. But in Portland, It's Super Easy

Life in Art

Exploring PAM's Progressive History with Jen Delos Reyes

Tell All

Comics Writer Matt Fraction Reveals the Secrets to His Success

Behind the Scenes

Nicole Gladwin Makes Theater Happen

Time's Gonna Pass

Polly Dugan on Ambiguity, Loss, and How Tin House Taught Her to Write

Continuous Thread of Resistance

Walidah Imarisha on Poetry, Sci-Fi, and Radical Activism