Print Edition for the week of
Aug. 18 - 24, 2011

Vol. 12, No. 13
Joe Ryckebosch


The $1 Million Twitter Fight

Blogger vs. Plastic Surgeon in the State's First "Twitter Defamation" Suit

Sharing Is Scaring

City Sparks Debate with Pitch for Bike-Sharing Plan

Just Crazy Enough to Die

Is Gary Haugen Legally Crazy for Wanting Death over Prison?

Hall Monitor

Save Us a Buck, Don't Pee on Anything


The Prom Squad

Mister Heavenly’s Doom Wop

Better Red Than Dead

The Parson Red Heads Take It Easy

No Alternative

Obits Are Alive and Well

Traffic Jam

The Uncharted Fringes of Stephen Malkmus

Up & Coming

Highlights in music the week of August 18-24

Movies & TV

Vampire Slaying 101

So That Fright Night Remake? Not Terrible!

Coco Puffs

How to Ruin Conan the Barbarian

Groundhog Day

One Day's Rigid Time Trap

The Waste Land

Stalker's Never-Ending Tracking Shots

Geek Out

The Poetry of Conan the Barbarian

Film Shorts

In Which We Hit It and Quit It

Food and Drink

Get Down to Brass Tacks

Sandwiches for All Your Dietary Needs

Food News


Bait and Switch

The Comedic Misdirection of Reggie Watts


PDX Published

Housefire Debuts Nouns of Assemblage

Nerd Trap

Ready Player One Has Something for the Nerd in All of Us

Love and Bridges

High School, Socialism, Bridges, and Oregon Author Matt Love


All the Art That's Fit to Print

The Mercury's Definitive Guide to TBA:11

The Realest of the Real

Kyle Abraham Tackles Authenticity and Identity

Bridge City

Investigating The Hidden Lives of Bridges

Extreme Monologue

24 Hours with Mike Daisey

Portable Punditry

Throwing the Book at Art Speech in Michael Reinsch's Gallery Walk

Mechanical Devices

Rude Mechs Take on Acting Gurus with The Method Gun

Rewriting History

Don't Worry, We'll Fix It: Ryan Wilson Paulsen and Anna Gray's Aren't Done with Print

Crash Test

Jesse Sugarmann's High-Impact Art

Hometown Heroes

tEEth Reps Portland with Home Made

How to Speak TBA

A Non-Native's Guide to TBA

Highlighting the Works

TBA's Boisterous Late-Night Programming

Change of Page

Inside the Fierce Dance of zoe | juniper

I Love Television

I Love Television™


I, Anonymous


You Don't Need Fancy Pants to Ride a Bicycle

IDOM F/W 2011

Project Runway Wrap Up!

Mitt Romney Single-Handedly Saves the Housing Sector

Overheard in the Office

Trailer for the New Danava Album

Saturday Night at Place Gallery

Dear Portland Literary Community, This Is a Good Idea:

Dr. Rick Perry: Science Expert Guy!

Tonight at Powell's: Matt Love and Kim Cooper Findling

Wiki-ing Lolita

O They Will Know We Are Christians...

Michele Bachmann Is Terrified of the Soviet Union

Vintage Men's Suits: This Is How You Do It

Introducing BurgundyFest: Portland's First Anchorman Convention

The Bright Coop E-Z Catch Chicken Harvester

Off-Duty PDX Police Captain Wields Pistol in Idaho Road Rage Incident

It's Happening Tonight!

Disjecta Turns Parking Lot into Artsy Open Space

Another Reason Why Obama Will be Relected

It's Happening Tonight!

Bobble-header Leads To Stitch On The Pitch

The Decemberists - "Calamity Song" (Video)

Rick Santorum: Font Thief?

Gay Kids Are Coming Out Younger and Younger

Meet Your Newest Timber

Get to Know Milk Music

Craig Ferguson's Anthrax Scare

Ridley Scott to Direct New Blade Runner Movie

Win Tickets to the Vida Vegan Con Galarama

This Week's Mercury Music Section

Video: Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks' "No One Is (As I Are Be)"

Win Tickets to the Decemberists! (Day One)

Guapo Closes, Floating World Moves, And Sparkplug Needs Your Help

Today's Voodoo Doughnut Traffic Report

Discomfort Zone: I Went to a Spoken Word Event... about CATS

A Sporting Chance At The Playoffs? Not So Much After KC Grills Portland

SL Letters of the Day: DTMFA-a-thon

Louis C.K. on Murder, Black Face, and Stupid, Stupid Dogs

New York Might Have Just Saved Portland $500 Million

Good Morning News!

Crimesville: Exploding Tennis Balls in Arbor Lodge Park!

Good Match-Day, News! Forget The Playoffs, Today's All About The Cascadia Cup

The First Jello Shot Disinhibits, The Sixth Jello Shot Exonerates

Win Tickets to Split Second at the Flattop Film Series!

Putting "Santorum" In Perspective


Xenomorphs With A Mabari Cosplay Chaser

Internet Jihadist Calls for the Death of "Jew" David Letterman

Three Staffers Leave Willamette Week

It's Happening Tonight!

Today in Passive-Aggression: The "Important Notice"

Amy Winehouse Died Without Drugs in Her System

Hey Kids! Comics!

A Conversation with Reggie Watts

NYT: Bisexual Men Exist!

Men's Roller Derby on Friday

Soft Metals - "Voices" (Video)

Good Morning News!

Dead Letters: The Very Best Grateful Dead Fan Mail

Where are You Going, Christine O'Donnell?

Got Any Ideas That Will Make Ned Discomfortable?

Win Tickets to the Decemberists! (Day Two)

Win Tickets to Oregon Rocks and Watch This Incredible Ural Thomas Video

Meet The Trailers Of Gamescom 2011

Timbers Raise The Bar On Selling Out

Sabonis! Sabonis! Sabonis!

The Case of the Porsche vs. the Bicycling Harpist

Grant Morrison on Superhero Comics: "There's a Real Feeling of Things Just Going Off the Rails"

The I, Anonymous Blog Quote o' the Day!


Review: Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike Online Edition

New Steven Millhauser Collection

This MusicFest NW Commercial is Adorable

It's Happening Tonight!

Let Us Now Take a Moment to Praise Jon Huntsman

Is The PS3 Version Of Street Fighter III Online Broken?

Trail Blazers Wishfully Announce 2011 Preseason Schedule

Portland vs. Vancouver — High-Pitched Live Blog Action

Tonight: Housefire Publishing Debuts Nouns of Assemblage

My Apologies to the Willamette Week Softball Team

Newt Gingrich Is Just Like Walmart

Palace of Industry Turns One

Thinking with Portal

Bargain Hunting 101

Fighting Game Developers: GGPO or GTFO

Stolen Goat: Found

Good Morning News!

O They Will Know We Are Christians...

Samsung Accuses Apple of Stealing from THE FUTURE

Abercrombie's Backfiring Attempts to Bribe The Situation Not to Wear Their Clothes

Our Web-Exclusive Review of Conan the Barbarian and the Bony Mask of Evil

Muppets and OK Go Launch Latest Assault on YouTube

Basic Rights Oregon Launches Gay Marriage Campaign en Español


Laura Veirs Is Releasing a Kids Album

SL Letter of the Day: A Friend Not In Need

Veganism, Not Just For Dennis Kucinich Anymore

Good Morning News!

Boke Bowl, Pop-Up No More

The Mystery of the Sick Dogs

The Portland Gay Softball Controversy

Good Morning News!

Today's Voodoo Doughnut Traffic Report

The I, Anonymous Blog Quote o' the Day!

Phil Hinkle is Completely Heterosexual

The I, Anonymous Blog Quote o' the Day!

Welcome to the Discomfort Zone, Ned Lannamannaman!

I Don't Even

Marty Is Pissed

Aliens Will Kill Us, Study Says

Doctor Who Art Show: Images!

Win Tickets to the Decemberists! (Day Three)

Portland Cartoonist Chris Cilla Nominated For Ignatz Award

Tessa Brunton's Passage Is Going to Win Some Awards

Sold Out

Flux: A Fashion Library

One Day at a Time

The Week in Review

I, Anonymous Blog

Savage Love

Sister Secrets

New Column!