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

Old Dogs

The Straw Dogs Remake Doesn’t Have Any New Tricks

Want to Start a Class War?

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

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


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

Good Morning News!

Here's What I Like About the Rodeo

Blanchet House Finally Set for Construction

Pop into '90s Nostalgia Revivals!

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

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

It's Happening Tonight!

Newt Gingrich Wins!

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

Pat Robertson Urges Man to Divorce, Abandon Sick Wife

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

Mag-Big Turns The Big One

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

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

Will Adams Get His Way on Sustainability Center Vote?

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

Siren Nation Festival Announce 2011 Lineup

Andrew Breitbart's Dangerous Insanity: The Video

Blogtown Programming Update: Live Coverage of Prostate Exam Cancelled

For the Love of Boobs

Free Night of Theater

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

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

PICA Receives $200,000 Grant

The I, Anonymous Blog Quote o' the Day

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

Round Up, Round Two

Wal-Mart Lurrrves the Womenfolk

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

Reading Tonight: Cambodian Grrrl

Good Morning, News!

Good Morning News!

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

This Week's Mercury Music Section

Poor Claudia Goes Nonprofit

I Don't Watch Award Shows

Solar Jobs Heat Up

Is Raan Khao Kaeng the new Aahaan Kap Khao?

Medical Marijuana Permit Fee May Double

Crimesville: Craigslist Carjack!

Win Tickets to the Flattop Film Series' Red Scorpion!

The Only Star Wars Blu-ray Review You Need

Chapter.1 Postponed

SpongeBob Down

It's Happening Tonight!

Two Things to Keep In Mind While Whining About Netflix

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

A Conflicted Art Show About Biking Cross Country

Zooey Deschanel: She Makes Me "Adorka-phobic"

Cinema Project Could Use Some Help

Good Morning, News!

Why Does Anyone Listen to James Carville?

Sad Trombones Play for Rick Santorum

Another Dream Crushed, Courtesy of Slightly Racist Mom

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

Mike Daisey on All Hours of the Day

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

Mapping the Superbug

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

Last Day: Golden Rule's Box of Crazy Deals

Eating Pussy Harder than Sucking Cock

100 Years of Splendor

Project Runway Wrap Up!

Taiwanese Animators Introduce Their Viewers to Rick Santorum

It's Happening Tonight!

Looking Forward to Hearing From You, Rick

The One Thing I Cared About Re: the Emmys

This Week's Mercury Film Section

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

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

The I, Anonymous Blog Quote o' the Day

The I, Anonymous Blog Quote o' the Day!

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

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

So The Thing Is All Computery Now

Frank Cassano's "Blogtown in Review"

Re: SpongeBob Down... Now with Video!

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

Bullied Teenager in Buffalo, NY, Takes His Own Life

Good Morning, News!

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

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

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

PATA "Fight Night" Benefit

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

Round Up Ready!

Good Morning News!

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

Outing News Corp Kinksters

A Hint of IDOM S/S '12

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

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

Pendleton's Portland Collection: The Video

Good Morning, News!

Lost Blazers Season Would Cost Portland Millions

Bachmann Continues Her Brave Fight Against Vaccination

Win Tickets to Devo!

I Love When Science Involves "Rocket Sperm"

MOD Deal of the Day!

Calling All Vampires

Feds Support Oregon's Electric Cars. Do we?

Video: The Shivas - "Gun in My Pocket"

EMA Visits Daytrotter

Four Funny Things from the Rodeo

The I, Anonymous Blog Quote o' the Day!

Libraries Go Lightweight

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

Get Happy With Black Prairie

The Content 2011 Lineup

Literary Mixtape

Suddenly Dangerous Timbers Leaning Forward With Nagbe

Patton Oswalt Solves the "Gay Marriage" Conundrum

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

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

Seattle Grapples With Cyclist Deaths, Like Portland Circa 2007

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

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

The "Original" Fixie Movie

Adam Arnold F/W '11

Barry Manilow Is a Big Fan of Ron Paul

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


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

Showgirls Heckle-Along

Look at All That Meth!

Tomorrow Night: Comics Underground!

Scare of the Week: Birth Control Recall

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

Today in It's Funny Because It's True

Sold Out

Oak Barbershop

One Day at a Time

The Week in Review

New Column!

Savage Love & Sex

Savage Love

Probing Questions

I Love Television

I Love Television™

Crime Cop!