Print Edition for the week of
Aug. 25 - 31, 2011

Vol. 12, No. 14
BT Livermore


Repaving the Way

Out with Old Pavement, In with Public Spaces

Queasy Rider

Are Local Theme Parks and Fair Rides Safe? We Look at the Records.

Hall Monitor

Columbia River Double Crossing


From Stumptown to Jumptown

Local Music History at Oregon Rocks

Change Is Good

The Reinvention of R. Stevie Moore

Lust Never Sleeps

Going Cover to Cover with Library Voices

Rediscovering a Classic

Luke Solomon Lives Up to His Big Name

Up & Coming

Movies & TV

The Sport's Center

Buckle Up. Senna's About to Take You for a Ride.

More Rudd, Less Idiot

Our Idiot Brother: A Dreamboat with a Bad Haircut

Pretty Vacant

Colombiana Needs Less Yak-Yak, More Bang-Bang

Fire, Blood, and California

Bellflower's Boyish Breakup Saga

Scary Fairies

Guillermo del Toro Haunts Don't Be Afraid of the Dark

Loving the Alien

The Man Who Fell to Earth's 35th Anniversary

Ambition Up their Sleeves

Make Believe: How to Win Friends and Perform Magic

Tough Shot

The Interrupters Gets Intimate with a Violent Chicago

Film Shorts

In Which We Hit It and Quit It

I'm Staying Home

Starman: Bowie on Film

Food and Drink

Sausage Kings of... Portland

Olympic Provisions Expands Its Charcuterie Empire

Visual Art

Writing about Art about Writing

Lisa Radon's Reading.Writing.


Caped Kids

Introducing the Kid-Oriented Web Comic Smash

Put a Talking Bird on It

Colin Meloy and Carson Ellis Collaborate on Wildwood


Down the Rabbit (and Every Other) Hole with Nicholson Baker's Newest

Teacher of the Year

Investigating the Mystique of the Perfect Teacher in You Deserve Nothing


The Last Summer of Mass Destruction

After 50 Years, Oregon Is Almost Done Incinerating Its Cache of WMDs, One by One.


Sexual Politics: Talking Weiner with Anita Hill

Portland's Funniest Person Contest

Trailer for Lars von Trier's Melancholia

It's Happening Tonight!

Listen to the New Blitzen Trapper and Blind Pilot Albums

Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks - "Senator" (Live on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon)

Porn: Pro & Con

Download Luck-One's King Of The Northwest Mixtape. Now.

Feds Pursuing a "Vindictive Prosecution" of Dan Choi?

Mitt Romney Looks Out for His Favorite People

Good Morning News!

Welcome to the Discomfort Zone, Alison Hallett!

With Jesus's Help, Michele Bachmann Will Go All the Way to the Wet House

It's Happening Tonight!

Downtown's Getting Trashioned Today

SL Letter of the Day: Dream Girl

Taking a Stand for Veggies

This Weekend: Maria Bamford

It's Happening Tonight!


This Week's Mercury Music Section

Tonight in Music

This Is a Metaphor for Something: Christine O'Donnell Book Reading Draws Five People

NYT's Take on PDX

The I, Anonymous Blog Quote o' the Day!

Portland vs. Chivas USA — High-Pitched Live Blog Action

New Weekend Brunch Options

Roller Derby Weekend: Men's Derby and PDX vs. Boise

One Copy Editor's Style Guide to Smut

An Excerpt from Haruki Murakami's IQ84

Sexual Politics: Fight For Your Right to Healthcare

Nurses to Play Three In-Stores on Day of Record Release

Katrina U Bitch

Wafu Opens Tonight!

Michele Bachmann: Performance Artist?

It's Hard To Be A Good Capitalist

Project Runway Wrap Up!

Good Morning News!

Footage Fight! Ryland Bouchard vs. Lana Del Rey, and One Really Good Song

Graffiti Police Crack Down on Gallery for Hosting Street Art Show

Here's a Teaser for The Hunger Games That Shows Absolutely Nothing

Janet Jackson, A Dirty House, and One Very Angry Dad

Discomfort Zone: I Busked at Pioneer Courthouse Square

Starring Don Cheadle as Captain Planet

Season Two of Smash Starts Today!

Good Morning News!

Big Bite In A Bag

Good Morning News!

Puppy Prom!

Portland Ranks Above US in Wage Averages

Good Morning News!

Oregon Manifest is Coming! I Am Excited About Oregon Manifest.

It's Happening Tonight!

Are You Still Working? FOR SHAME.

Man Impales Eye on Garden Shears (with Video!)

BREAKING: George Lucas Makes a Decent Change to a Star Wars Movie

Knives: the New Guns?

Oh No! Mr. Zupan in Serious Traffic Crash!

Looking into Race and Arrests for Illegal Guns

Update on the Morrison Bridge Standstill

Sexual Politics: Cinderella and Friends Talk Sexy ComiCon Costume Conflict

Make Alison Discomfortable! Watch Me Be Discomfortable!

In Which Bill Nye "Confuses" Fox News Viewers

BREAKING: Bill Sizemore Loves Cheese Danishes

Should Graffiti Removal Be a Priority for Portland?

Blu-ray Review: The Magnificent Seven and Return of the Magnificent Seven

It's Happening Tonight!

The I, Anonymous Blog Quote o' the Day!

Tonight: Funny Over Everything

Sparkplug Benefit at Floating World

The Yo Vintage! Late Summer Lookbook

Sidewalk Planters on the Path to Permit-Free

Richmond Fontaine - "Lost in the Trees" (Video)

Tonight at Guardian Games: Browncoats: Redemption

Is It Just Me, or Does It Look Like These Two Are Out for a Jolly Good Swim Together?

This Is What the End of the World Will Look Like

Surprising No One, Ian Karmel Wins the Portland's Funniest Person Contest

Banned In New Jersey: Your Daily Murakami Post

We're the Fifth Gayest! But We're Bad at Counting.

The Only Fake Businesswoman in Imaginary Portland: A Day in the Life of a Grimm Extra

Boy Wearing Skirt Is a "Distraction"

Our Review of Colombiana Is Now Live!

What Treadway's Gonna Bring

Tonight: Sanela Jahić at Appendix Space

Good Afternoon News!

Timbers Hold It Together To Fend Off Late-Breaking Goat Attack

Toxic Holocaust - "Judgment Awaits You" (Video)

BREAKING: Man Barricaded in Waterfront Bathroom

Frank Cassano's "Blogtown in Review"

Ted Haggard, Phil Hinkle, George Rekers, Roberto Arango, Larry Craig—They're All Yours, Bisexual Community!

Amazing Norwegian Ninja Trailer Promises Everything I Have Ever Wanted in a Movie and More

Steve Jobs Resigns as Apple CEO

Mitt Romney Gets Angry Over Social Security

And the Winner of the Sunday Softball Championship is...

Just Pluck It Already

The I, Anonymous Blog Quote o' the Day!

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