Print Edition for the week of
Feb. 10 - 16, 2016

Vol. 16, No. 39


Two Portland Glass Companies Lack Pollution Controls on Their Chimneys

Now They're Being Blamed for High Cadmium Levels in the Air and Neighborhoods

Hall Monitor

Legal Camping Is Rational


St. Johns Storyteller: Mic Capes' Razor Tongue

The North Portland Rapper's Concrete Dreams

KING's Cool, Lush, Triumphant Soul

Creative Sovereignty Propels the Trio's Soulful Sound

Below Ground, Above Water: S1's Subterranean Space

Gallery and Project Space Hosts Portland's Experimental Community

All-Ages Action!

This Week in All-Ages Music

Up & Coming

This Week's Music Previews

Movies & TV

The Portland Black Film Festival Charts a Moviemaking Legacy

Festival Co-Founder David Walker on Cinematic Resistance to Hollywood's Racism

Vinyl Gives Us Sex, Drugs, and the 1970s Record Biz

HBO's New Show Is Spiritual Sequel to Mad Men

Deadpool Is a Terrifically Faithful Adaptation of an Awfully Obnoxious Comic

Cue the Guns, Swords, and, Oh, so Many Jokes about Ball-Related Trauma

Venturing Into the Portland International Film Festival

PIFF Is an Affordable Way to Stay Worldly—Even If You Never Leave PDX

How to Be Single (and How to Ambush My Feelings)

This Movie Is Compelling Me to Write #squadgoals Even Though I Really Don't Want To

Michael Moore's Got Some Opinions on Where to Invade Next

Iceland! No, Wait! Norway! No, Wait! Germany?

Film Shorts

Fight Club! Fright Night! And Mormons!

Zoolander 2: A Film About Idiots, For Idiots

Yes, This Sequel Is Stupid, But So Are We ¯\_(ツ)_/¯


Cannabuzz: The Week in Cannabis

How to Ruin Valentine's Day—with Weed!

Ask a Pot Lawyer

A Forecast for National Legalization

Food and Drink

DarSalam's New Downtown Spot Is an Oasis

Come for Iraqi Cooking, Stay for the Service and Atmosphere at Lazurdi

Don't Be Afraid of the Dark

Will Stouts Take Over the Beer-Drinking World?

Visual Art

That Capitalist Vision of Thomas Kinkade

Upfor Gallery Curators on the McDonald's of the Art World

Project Art: The City’s Alternative Gallery Spaces

HQ Objective Goes Beyond the Traditional Gallery's White Cube


Charles Bukowski, Dirtbag Boyfriend

If Someone Buys You On Love This Week, Dump 'Em!

Theater & Performance

Dael Orlandersmith's Conversations with Dead People

In Forever, the Writer Takes Refuge in a Cemetery Full of Artists



Tantalizing, Romantical Love Notes—Written by You! The Mercury Reader!

I, Anonymous

Everything as Fuck

Come Correct

Sold Out

The Menswear Report

Check out Bridge & Burn's Spring/Summer Collection

New Column!

Returning Column!

You're Wrong About That (Valentine's Edition)


Letters to the Editor

"If Everything in the Article Is Accurate, They Should Be Shut Down."

Savage Love & Sex

Savage Love

Intropervert Dumps Extropervert