Print Edition for the week of
Aug. 11 - 17, 2011

Vol. 12, No. 12
Suji Allen // CSA Illustration


Questioning the Questioners

Feds Investigate Portland Police—But Miss Crucial Input

What Causes Bike Crashes?

Oregon's Seen a Spike in Recent Crashes—What Went Wrong?

Hall Monitor

Trash Talk

Pro-Choice Workers

Planned Parenthood Get Organized

In Other News


Prince of Tides

Beirut Rides the Inbound Currents with The Rip Tide

Tree of Life

The Pine Hill Haints Rise Again

Winning Ways

Where the Wild Ones Are

Award Tour

Beats, Rhymes, and Phife Dawg

Up & Coming

Highlights in music the week of August 11-17

Movies & TV

Digging Up The Future

Miranda July's Latest Is About More than Talking Cats

Geek Out

Girl Problems

Bad Lieutenant

The Guard's Irish Spin on the Cop Comedy

More Is Less

Time Bombs and Tacky Riffing in 30 Minutes or Less

Dictator Porn

The Devil's Double Is Basically Entourage in Iraq

Half the Horror

Can a Half-Fan Like Glee: The 3D Concert Movie?

Spoiler Alert!

Final Destination 5: Kids Die, Nobody Cares

Film Shorts

In Which We Hit It and Quit It

Food and Drink

Dem Bones

There's Nothing Dry About Skin and Bones


Behind the Glass

Peep Shows Revealed in The Last of the Live Nude Girls

The Whole Cheesesteak of Tomorrow

Sci-Fi Reality in The Astounding, the Amazing, and the Unknown


What's Your Story??

On-the-Street Interviews with Portlanders Just Like (Or Nothing Like) You

I, Anonymous


The Exhaustive North Williams Gentrification Map

Discomfort Zone: I Tried to Help Graham Move

The Michele Bachmann Newsweek Cover Shoot: Behind the Scenes!

Rick Perry, Porn Magnate?

OH in The Condé Nast Elevator

SL Letter of the Day: Life Flub Time Machine

Review: Old World Blues Is Portal Meets The Venture Bros. At The End Of The World

Catherine: The Mercury Review Now Exists

Alan Richman And The Decline Of Good Service

It's Happening Tonight!

Project Runway Wrap Up!

Should a Midwife Be Able to Wear a Slave Collar at Work?

Portland Fashion's Night Out 2011

NPR's Top 100 Sci-Fi/Fantasy Novels

Now You Can Own Tim McGraw

Fatal Bike/SUV Hit and Run Victim Identified

Neil Gaiman at the Edinburgh Book Festival

Good Morning News!

Roller Derby Weekend: August Take-Down

DA Drops Assault Charges Against Darcelle

New Portlandia Trailer and Lap Giraffes

Woman Involved in Vancouver Civil Rights Case May Be Fake

Divine Rags: The Shop for "Fascinating" Women (And the Men Who Love Them... and the Dogs They Kiss)

The Suicide Notes - "Last Chance"

Frank Cassano's "Blogtown in Review"

THE BLOGTOWN ETHICIST: Sunglasses on the Back of His Head

At Last, We Can All Listen to Doctor Who's Voicemail

THE BLOGTOWN ETHICIST: Money Trumps "Thank You"?

Good Morning, News!

Life Imitates (Ridiculous) Art!

Today's Trampoline/Spinal Injury of the Day

Introducing... My Newest Sex Toy

Council Votes to Bring Bike Sharing to Downtown PDX

Monster Watch: "Pay" TV Will Murder You in Your Sleep

Good Morning News!

CBS: Portland Gangs Love (Pin)Balls

Rum Club

Win Tickets to Five Element Ninjas!

"We use nothing but 100% real Michele Bachmann eyes."

Republican Debate Roundup

Portland Mother Gets Probation for DIY Circumcision

What's Your Story?: James K.

This Is for All Those Sons of Bitches Who Made Some Changes

Fucking Go, Already

It's Happening Tonight!

David Yates and Steve Kloves Take On Stephen King's The Stand

Happy Birthday, Jimmy Webb!

City Pushes to Fund $4.5 Million Bike Sharing Program Downtown

Santorum Spews: Gay Marriage Tanked the Economy

THE BLOGTOWN ETHICIST: I Want to Steal a Canoe

Does That Mean She Is a Witch?

Portland's Playoff Hopes Dim As Crucial Week Starts Off On Wrong Foot

Today in Reporter Anger Management Fails

It's Happening Tonight!

The 6th Annual Portland Pirate Festival

Rick Santorum Backs Gay Rights

Blu-ray Review (Sort of): Stargate Atlantis

The I, Anonymous Blog Quote o' the Day!

The Full Moon Ruins Everything

Weekend Readings Round Up

New Compost Plan Raises No Stink at Council

The Definitive Outsiders Poll

The PDX Collective Sale Returns

Roller Derby Weekend

How Offensive Is This Lingerie Line for Girls Aged 4-12?

Up With Corporations!

Kate Beaton Interview

Hamburgers for Sisters

The Conan Trailer That Should Have Been

Michele Bachmann Confuses Life with Death

Street Books Documentary

What's Your Story?: Duane P.

Modified Style Meets Luce

Why Rick Perry Is a More Formidable Opponent Than Michele Bachmann

Plate & Pitchfork, A Recap

Name This Band: Bad Photoshop Edition


Planned Parenthood Workers Vote for Union

Adam Carolla: "When did we start giving a shit about these people?"

Good Morning News!

Colbert Super PAC Releases First Ad

Welcome to the Discomfort Zone, Wm. Steven Humphrey!


SL Letter of the Day: Another Satisfied Customer

"Run, (Robot) Forrest! RUN!!"


Today's I, Anonymous Blog Quote o' the Day!

Today in "There is No God"

Win Tickets to See Police Story! On a Roof!

This Week's Mercury Music Section

What IS the Perfect Monkey-to-Human Ratio?!

It's Happening Tonight!

Regal Broadway Metroplex to Close in September

It's Happening Tonight!

Sara Bergman for NxNW

Good Morning, News!

Labored Metaphor of the Day!

Voodoo Doughnut Traffic Report

For Reasons that are Completely Inexplicable, Glee Concert Movie TANKS

Anti-Gay Indiana State Rep...

Aloe Blacc - "Green Lights" (Video)

You Must Choose One

Tonight at Nationale: Elina Tuhkanen's Pilose Crux

THE BLOGTOWN ETHICIST II: Someone Left their Facebook Open

Today's Voodoo Doughnut Traffic Report

Buy Goodyear Tires: Your Wife's Shitty Driving Depends On It!

Re: Spike Jonze, "Otis," and Fatlip

The Alberta Street Fair

One of the More Annoying Emails I've Ever Received

Mötley Crüe: Unforgivable

Richard Swift - "Lady Luck"

Obama's Poll Numbers Fall To New Low

Good Morning News!

Ignoring Ron Paul

Multi-use Trash Cans Hit NE Alberta

A Video Argument in Favor of the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion Reunion

SL Letter of the Day: A Member of the Wedding

Oni Spotlight at Powell's

Sold Out

Tanner Goods

One Day at a Time

The Week in Review

New Column!

I, Anonymous Blog

Savage Love & Sex

Savage Love

No's and Pantyhose

I Love Television

I Love Television™

Don't Mess with Texas!