Print Edition for the week of
Jul. 14 - 20, 2011

Vol. 12, No. 8


When Should Cops Call for Help?

Get Off My Land!

Hall Monitor

The Curious Tale of the Tape

Who Got Charged in PSU Fight? The Guy Who Mostly Got Punched.


The Band Your Mother Warned You About

The Group Therapy of Jail Weddings

Waiting is the Hardest Part

Pop and Patience with the Dirty Mittens

Gentle Warriors

Spellcaster Kills With Kindness

Liturgy vs. Black Metal

There Will Be Goat's Blood

Up & Coming

Highlights in music the week of July 14-20

Movies & TV

The Boy Who Lived

The Deathly Hallows, Part II: A Fitting End to a Multibillion-Dollar Franchise

Geek Out

Magic, New and Improved

Film Shorts

In Which We Hit It and Quit It

Boys Don't Cry

Terri Stops Short of Sentiment

Up in Smoke

Smuggling Hashish with Mr. Nice

Undocumented America

Today in Ironic Movie Titles: A Better Life

It's Not Only Rock 'n' Roll

Plunging Into Unexpected Darkness with The Wanteds

Honey Trap

In Which Winnie the Pooh Loses His Soul

Garage Schlock

Gear Up for Top Down.

Food and Drink

Chop Shop

City Market's Butchery Branches Out


Comedy Bubble

Is Portland's Stand-up Comedy Bubble Destined to Pop?


Criminal Swedes

Arne Dahl's Misterioso

Lessons Learned in Privilege

Misha Glouberman Thinks Cities Are a Big Game

Theater & Performance

Performance Art, with a Catch

Tim Crouch's An Oak Tree


The Birth of Mario

OMSI's GameOn Exhibit Speed-Runs the Evolution of Videogames


As the Chainsaw Turns

Timbers Army Calls With King High

I Love Television

I Love Television™

Harrius Pottumus Disappearius!

I, Anonymous


Dig a Pony Grand Opening

SE Portland Sign Hack

Good Morning, News!

An Apology

Good News, Bad News: Voltron

Got More Action Than My Man John Woo

Jackpot Announces This Year's Music & Film Festival

SL Letter of the Day: Moving On

Tonight: Cheap Date

When Playing Rock, Paper, Scissors with a Zombie, Always Go with Rock

Does Michele Bachmann Suffer from Episodes?

Tom Wilson: Kind of a Bully!

Frank Cassano's "Blogtown in Review"

Good Morning News!

Snap Judgement: Lela's Bistro

It's Happening Tonight!

Here's That Amazing Spider-Man Teaser You Ordered!

Soylent Green Jell-O

Fox News Host Who Forgot 9/11 Will Never Forget 9/11

Dr. Motorbike, DDS!

Five Upcoming Books I'm Excited to Read.

Spotify Is Kind of Terrifying

Good Match-Day, News! Could Success In Chicago Light A Fire Under Portland?

How Gay Marriage Could Make Portland $48 Million

Good Morning, News!

Sand Castles in Pioneer Courthouse Square

Discomfort Zone: I Got Shpongled

Name Denis Theriault's Baby: the Blogtown Poll!

Father of Man Who Died in Custody Considers Legal Options

It's Happening Tonight!

Magic: The Gathering - Duels Of The Planeswalkers 2012: The Mercury Review Now Exists

Laura Gibson - "Milk-Heavy, Pollen-Eyed" (Video)

It's a Strange and Beautiful World: Hillbilly on a Trampoline

Kouign Amann

James Franco Sold The Air...

Mayor: Randy Leonard Will Remain in Charge of the Water Bureau

Reading Tonight at Ampersand

Win Tickets to the Portland International Beerfest!

SW Ankeny Gears Up to Go Car-Free

"Would a GAY GUY Want You to Stick a Ruler in His Anus?"

SL Letter of the Day: The Fourth G

TriMet Crackdown!

Lipstick for Dogs

Tonight: Breeze Block PresentsVans Off The Wall Gallery Show

"Fox & Friends' Jaw-Dropping Whitewash of News of the World Scandal"


A Screen's-Eye View: What Do You Look like When You're Blogtowning?

The Portland Design Collective's First Annual Bridal Show in Review

Win Tickets to Rye Rye!

First Trailer for Andrew Stanton and Michael Chabon's John Carter of Mars

It's Bastille Day!

The Hackers Strike Back

Good Morning, News!

"Speak More Good" with Twilight's Kristen Stewart

Bachmann and Santorum Up in a Tree, Hatin' Homosexuality

If You Put a Purity Ring in a Wine Cooler and Leave It Overnight, In the Morning It Will Be Totally Dissolved—It's True!

First Look at Wong Kar-wai's The Grandmasters: Lots of Rain, Even More Kicking

Let's Get This Party Started

Blumenauer: FBI Probe of News Corp. Doesn't Go Far Enough

Good Match-Day, News! Timbers Take A "Deep Breath" With "Baggies" Before Hitting Road Again

Here is the 2011-12 Portland Trail Blazers' Schedule

POLL: Portland v. Seattle—Whose Tifo Reigns Supreme?

It's Happening Tonight!

Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest Opens in Portland on July 29

Spock... Wearing a Bib?!?

Cats Re-Enact All the Harry Potter Movies in One Minute

Hey Blogtown! Name Denis Theriault's Baby!

Police Review Board: No Discipline Recommended in Shooting of Jack Dale Collins

Your Chances of Owning an Original Helmut Lang Just Got Even Smaller

National Women's PAC Endorses Eileen Brady for Mayor

SL Letter of the Day: Break It Off

Something that Should Not Exist: Glee: The 3D Concert Movie Trailer!

Something Olde, Something Now

The Country Fair

MOD Deals of the Day

The Best Book-to-Film Adaptation of 2012?

Couple See Christ's Face on Walmart Receipt; EEEEEEEE!!!

Dress/Undress: The Planned Parenthood Fashion Show Looks Awesome

Harry Potter, 3D, and Perving Out on Neville Longbottom

Tonight in Music

Comic Justice! (The Wife Beater Edition)

It's Happening Tonight!

Get Blown Away by This Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks Contest

Facts Are Stubborn Things

On Portland's "Comedy Bubble"

A Pastor's Semi-Private Little War With Victoria Taft

Spider-Man Plays Basketball. Poorly.

Courtney Ferguson: Welcome to the Discomfort Zone

Here is Your 2011 Pickathon Schedule

PSA: Powell's NW Warehouse No Longer Buying Books

Obama Endorses DOMA Repeal

Rush to Rushmore

The I, Anonymous Blog Quote o' the Day!

Beastie Boys - "Don't Play No Game That I Can't Win" (Full Length Version)

I Don't Need These Guys Telling Me How Great Morphine Was

Tyler Keene Leaves And And And, Starts Log Across The Washer

Win Tickets to Seven Grandmasters!

Ted’s (formerly Berbati’s Pan) to Officially Open

My New Favorite Song About George R.R. Martin

Borders Is Closing

Good Morning, News!

News Corpse

Spotted in PDX:

This Week's Mercury Music Section

In Honor of the Official Release Date of the Final Harry Potter Movie...

Here's That The Avengers Teaser You Ordered!

Speaking of Rick Santorum

Portland Makes GQ's List of America's Worst-Dressed Cities

Good Morning, News!

Jersey Shore 4 Trailer: They're Gettin' the Boot! (Get it? Italy looks like a boot, and.. nevermind.)

Review: Tekken (The Live-Action Movie)

Why Is This Eazy-E Skirt Not A Mini Skirt?

Today in Embarrassing Jet Pack Fails

"Aww Hell No!": Notes from Travels with a Folding Bike

Hey Lover's New Video Is Going to Cheer You Up

It's Happening Tonight!

My Discomfort Zone Just Got A Little More Comfortable... OR DID IT?

Sold Out

Something Olde, Something Now

One Day at a Time

The Week in Review

Savage Love

Father Figure

New Column!