Print Edition for the week of
Aug. 19 - 25, 2015

Vol. 16, No. 14
Carli Davidson


Uncertain Terms

City Doesn't Have the Records You Want? Ask Them to Look Again

Taking the Dam Blame

Conservationists Say Birds Are a Red Herring in Salmon Deaths

Hall Monitor

If We Build It, Will They Come?

In Other News


Open Circuit

Circuit des Yeux Plays Well with Others

What's Normal Anyway

Miguel Follows His Own Wildheart

Up & Coming

This Week's Music Previews

All-Ages Action!

This Week in All-Ages Music

Movies & TV

The Look of Silence Shows What It Takes to Forgive

Morality and Reckoning in the Follow-Up to The Act of Killing

Diary of a Teenage Girl Is Like Being Hugged by a Lisa Frank Panda While Floating on a Sea of Hitachi Magic Wands

Finally, A Portrait of the Artist as a Teenage Girl

Make Mine Country and Saint Lucia's Obsession with Country

In Saint Lucia, Country's Golden Era Lives On

American Ultra Is Jack of All Trades, Spymaster of None

You'll Probably Enjoy It When It's On Netflix!

Hitman: Agent 47 Fumbles for the Reset

Whee! Another Video Game Movie You Didn't Ask For!

Film Shorts

In Which We Hit It and Quit It

Food and Drink

The House That Hype Built

Is Renata Worth All the Fuss?

A Blended Family

A Survey of the Summer "Blendy"

Visual Art

Properties of Water in The River Keeps Talking

Freaky Beaches and Neon Sunsets at Ampersand Gallery


Have Passport, Will Record

In Noise Uprising, Michael Denning Charts the Birth of World Music

Felicia Day: Less Weird Than She Thinks She Is (Actually)

The Buffy Actress' New Memoir Is Fascinating, But Not For the Reasons She Thinks


Point/Counterpoint: The Mercury Argues About Dog Food

Love the One You're With

The Mercury's Pet Improvement Guide

Which Pet Is Right for You?

Tracking down the perfect animal companion with a Mercury flowchart.

Creepin' On Dogs

How to Have a Dog Without Actually Having a Dog

Portland's Pet of the Year 2015

And the Winner Is...

Four Paws on the Street

PAW Team: Our Pick for Portland's Pet Charity of the Year

Behold! The Winners of the Most Glamorous Pet Photo Contest

Magic Friends

The Mercury's Annual Pet Issue!


Cannabuzz: The Week in Marijuana

Women Grow

Everything as Fuck

Fuck Josh Ostrovsky

One Day at a Time

The Week in Review

New Column!

Don't miss the Portland Mercury's... Dogs' Day of Summer!

(Featuring wiener dog and pug races!)

Savage Love & Sex

Savage Love

The Boyfriend Experience