Print Edition for the week of
Sep. 15 - 21, 2011

Vol. 12, No. 17
Ryan Bubnis


Hall Monitor

Eyes on the Prize

Drinking Rules

As City Rewrites Rules for Problem Bars, Strippers and Neighbors Protest Each Other

On Pins and Needles

Can Outside In's Needle Exchange Keep Its Crucial Cash Flow?

Pushing the Envelope

Oregonians Struggle to Keep the Postal Service Afloat

In Other News


A Spoonful Weighs a Ton

The Fading Flicker of the Flaming Lips

Up & Coming

Highlights in music the week of September 15-21

The Shape of Things to Come

The Restlessness of Young Galaxy

Movies & TV

Lost Highway

Nicolas Winding Refn, Drive, and the Perfect Drug

Dead Draw

Bobby Fischer Against the World... and Himself

Want to Start a Class War?

No? Go See I Don't Know How She Does It. You Will.

Old Dogs

The Straw Dogs Remake Doesn’t Have Any New Tricks

Kung Fu Hustle

Spoiler: You've Already Seen Shaolin

I'm Staying Home

Sterling, Cooper, Price, and Hitchcock

Film Shorts

In Which We Hit It and Quit It

Food and Drink

The Bars of Summer, Part One

A Roundup of Portland's Newest Gin Joints

Visual Art

Commanding Compassion

The Intimate Sculptures of Cynthia Lahti


Jitters, Caffeine, and Otherwise

Too Much Coffee Man's Massive Retrospective

Tree Hugger

Personal Gets Political in Local Indie Comics Debut Picket Line

Self-Publishing from Phnom Penh

Cambodian Grrrl Takes on Zines, Teenagers, and Genocide

Theater & Performance

Shakespeare in the South

Quick Reviews from the Oregon Shakespeare Festival


I'm a Male Daycare Worker

Tales of Straight White Male Caregiver Who Is (Surprise!) Not a Pervert

I, Anonymous


Pop into '90s Nostalgia Revivals!

The Blogtown Grammartician: What's an Abbreviation for "Usual"?

Newt Gingrich Wins!

It's Happening Tonight!

Twin Peaks News: R.I.P. Mrs. Tremond

Tonight at TBA: Brooklyn Imports, Dance, Dean & Britta

Touring and Talking Business at Portland's Massive Chris King Bike Parts Factory

The I, Anonymous Blog Quote o' the Day!

The I, Anonymous Blog Quote o' the Day

The Content 2011 Lineup

Get Happy With Black Prairie

Questions Linger, but Council Seems Likely to Bless Oregon Sustainability Center

SpongeBob Down

Libraries Go Lightweight

Chapter.1 Postponed

The Only Star Wars Blu-ray Review You Need

Win Tickets to the Flattop Film Series' Red Scorpion!

Good Morning, News!

Bullied Teenager in Buffalo, NY, Takes His Own Life

Great, Now I Want to See a Muppets Movie Directed by David Fincher

Saltzman Has Stern Words for New Equity Office: "I'll Be Watching Very Closely"

Will Adams Get His Way on Sustainability Center Vote?

REMINDER: Portland Will NOT Be Staging "Goose Auschwitz" Tomorrow

SL Letter of the Day: Crushed Out? Take a Time Out

Tokyo Jungle: The Raddest PS3 Game You'll Probably Never Play

Good Morning, News!

Cinema Project Could Use Some Help

Religious Conservatives Hate the HPV Vaccine Because They Want Women to Die

Zooey Deschanel: She Makes Me "Adorka-phobic"

Seattle Grapples With Cyclist Deaths, Like Portland Circa 2007

"This is not class warfare. It's math."

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

Why Does Anyone Listen to James Carville?

It's Beginning to Sound A Lot Like Christmas: First Bean Spilled on the Downtown Holiday Pop-Ups

Good Morning News!

Free Night of Theater

Round Up Ready!

Outing News Corp Kinksters

As Good an Argument for Raising Taxes on the Wealthy as I've Heard

PICA Receives $200,000 Grant

Name Change! Council to Vote on Office of Equity (and Human Rights)

The Continuing Story of Dr. Darm or "When is a Plastic Surgeon NOT a Plastic Surgeon?"


Eating Pussy Harder than Sucking Cock

Last Day: Golden Rule's Box of Crazy Deals

Here's that Fixie Movie You've Been Waiting For!

Look at All That Meth!

Mapping the Superbug

Showgirls Heckle-Along

NBA Jam Was Fine! Why'd You Have To Add Memes?!

Good Morning, News!

Good Morning News!

Good Morning, News!

Reading Tonight: Cambodian Grrrl

Win Tickets to Devo!

Council Punts, but Leans Toward South Waterfront Immigrant "Detention Center"

Bachmann Continues Her Brave Fight Against Vaccination

Lost Blazers Season Would Cost Portland Millions

Here's What I Like About the Rodeo

Good Morning News!

"Nicolas Cage's Words of Inspiration™" for Thursday, September 15

Back to the Future Skateboard Scene... Now in A Capella!

This Week's Mercury Film Section

The One Thing I Cared About Re: the Emmys

Looking Forward to Hearing From You, Rick

Blanchet House Finally Set for Construction

Four Funny Things from the Rodeo

EMA Visits Daytrotter

Crimesville: Craigslist Carjack!

Video: The Shivas - "Gun in My Pocket"

Medical Marijuana Permit Fee May Double

Is Raan Khao Kaeng the new Aahaan Kap Khao?

Solar Jobs Heat Up

The I, Anonymous Blog Quote o' the Day!

So The Thing Is All Computery Now

Pat Robertson Urges Man to Divorce, Abandon Sick Wife

Worst-Case Risk Scenario for Oregon Sustainability Center: Millions Bled from City Budget

My Translation of Gus Van Sant Explaining Why He Wanted to Direct a Twilight Movie

Mag-Big Turns The Big One

Behind the Scenes at the Joshua Buck for Chicago Harper/Studio SKB Shoot

Re: SpongeBob Down... Now with Video!

Frank Cassano's "Blogtown in Review"

Literary Mixtape

It's Happening Tonight!

Tonight at TBA: Big Terriffic, Dance in Southeast, Dead Scenesters

Patton Oswalt Solves the "Gay Marriage" Conundrum

Suddenly Dangerous Timbers Leaning Forward With Nagbe

A Conflicted Art Show About Biking Cross Country

Wordstock: "Graphic Novels: Not Just for Geeks."

Two Things to Keep In Mind While Whining About Netflix

Siren Nation Festival Announce 2011 Lineup

Johnny Jewel is Working on Music for the Logan's Run Remake

PATA "Fight Night" Benefit

First They Came for the Geese, And I Didn't Honk

For the Love of Boobs

Liam Neeson vs. a Goddamn Wolf: ON WHOM DO YOU WAGER?!

Blogtown Programming Update: Live Coverage of Prostate Exam Cancelled

Andrew Breitbart's Dangerous Insanity: The Video

Mike Daisey on All Hours of the Day

Live Blogging Mike Daisey's 24-Hour Monologue All the Hours in the Day

Another Dream Crushed, Courtesy of Slightly Racist Mom

Maybe the City's Most Engaged Art Audiences AREN'T at TBA...

Sad Trombones Play for Rick Santorum

Barry Manilow Is a Big Fan of Ron Paul

Adam Arnold F/W '11

The "Original" Fixie Movie

Round Up, Round Two

SL Letter of the Day: Pics Or You Didn't Happen

Pendleton's Portland Collection: The Video

The I, Anonymous Blog Quote o' the Day

Good Match-Day, News! Dust Off Those Three-Goggles, Portland Fans—The Timbers Must Win Tonight

Portland Celebrates Death of Don't Ask, Don't Tell

A Hint of IDOM S/S '12

Wal-Mart Lurrrves the Womenfolk

Scare of the Week: Birth Control Recall

Taiwanese Animators Introduce Their Viewers to Rick Santorum

Tomorrow Night: Comics Underground!

Project Runway Wrap Up!

100 Years of Splendor

It's Happening Tonight!

Today in It's Funny Because It's True

Portland vs. New England — High-Pitched Live Blog Action

MOD Deal of the Day!

This Week's Mercury Music Section

I Love When Science Involves "Rocket Sperm"

Michael Moore vs. Elizabeth Hasselbeck vs. Osama bin Laden... ON WHOM DO YOU WAGER?!?

I Don't Watch Award Shows

Poor Claudia Goes Nonprofit

Feds Support Oregon's Electric Cars. Do we?

Calling All Vampires

Sold Out

Oak Barbershop

One Day at a Time

The Week in Review

New Column!

Savage Love

Probing Questions

I Love Television

I Love Television™

Crime Cop!