Print Edition for the week of
Oct. 13 - 19, 2011

Vol. 12, No. 21
Krista Huot


Down to the Bone

Mayor Warns City: Prepare for Deep Budget Cuts

It's Still a Secret

Appeals Court Blesses City's Hidden Roster of Addicts

The Ban's in the Bag

Portland Has Trashed the Plastic Bag (Mostly). Oregon Next?

Hall Monitor

A Tale of Two Occupations

The First 24 Hours

Highlights from our Round-the-Clock Occupy Portland Live Blog

"A Peaceful Event..."

Emails Reveal How Sam Adams Shaped a Hands-Off Response to Occupy Portland

In Other News


Stranger Danger

St. Vincent Keeps Calm and Carries On

The Accidental Anti-Diva

Anika Takes Dub into an Odd Future

Language Barrier

Pamela Z Speaks in Sounds

The Boy from Wessex

Frank Turner's Act of Faith

Up & Coming

Highlights in Music the Week of October 13-19

Movies & TV

Imitation Cheese

The Thing: Matthijs van Heijningen Jr. Is No John Carpenter.

Fancy Free

Let's Hear It for Craig Brewer's Remake of Footloose

Film Shorts

In Which We Hit It and Quit It

Notes of a Dirty Old Man

Clarence Reid and The Weird World of Blowfly

My Least Favorite Year

Twelve Months, Hundreds of Birds, Zero Laughs

Big Weekend

Doing Love Right with Weekend

Crossing Borders

The Portland Latin American Film Festival Returns

Geek Out

Saturn Ascendant

Food and Drink

Mucca Osteria

Authentic Italian from an Authentic Italian Transplant


Love and Marriage

Jeffrey Eugenides' The Marriage Plot

Growing Old

Foraying into Fiction with Cream of Kohlrabi

In Hell

The Tedious Hellfires of Chuck Palahniuk's Damned

Theater & Performance

Live, from Portland

Matt Braunger's Triumphant Return

Pinter Hurts

Stumbling through No Man's Land


The Best of Portland Fashion Week

Portland's Latest Collections

I, Anonymous


Bio Hazard: Lara Croft, Womb Raider.

Donald Trump: Mouthpiece of the 1 Percent Launches

Good Morning, News!

Happening This Weekend: EVERYTHING

It's Happening Tonight!

This Week's Best Letter from Prison

I Kissed a Girl (In Grease) and I Didn't Like It

Revolution's In the Air—But So Is Love

Lemony Snicket on Occupy Wall Street

Here's Your Halloween Costume: "Snake Charmer"

Review: Sideway: New York

Exclusive Poster Reveal: The Phantom Menace 3D

Bryan Singer Still Threatening to Bring Back the Crappy Battlestar

Good Morning, News!

Saltzman's Office: Help Us Log Code Violations Against Old Town Tent City

Portland is the Top City Googling "Occupy"


Introducing the Willamette Week's New Arts and Culture Editor

Bio Hazard: Ice Tease

Everything You Need For a Family Fight: Machete, PVC Pipe, Rakes, and a Pickup Truck

Maria Bamford Goes to Powell's

Romney vs. Perry: On Whom Do You Wager to be the Bigger Dick??

Good Morning, Arrests: Police Clear Main Street, But Leave Camps Alone

Opening Tonight: The Woodsman Tavern

Enviro Grades Are Out!

DeLorean Goes Electric

City Will Install $19,000 Worth of Signs and Markers About How to Use Sidewalks

Good Morning News!

Rally to Mark 10 Years in Afghanistan Finds a Friend in Occupy Portland

Guardian Heroes: The Mercury Review Now Exists

Here's Your Halloween Costume: "Pants Party"

Wait, Where the Fuck Should I Go?

Anya Marina Names Her New Record Felony Flats

As Camp Grows, KBOO Planning Live Broadcast This Morning

Here's Your Dog's Halloween Costume: "Pig the Ripper"

Bio Hazard: Ashley Judd Wants to Give You a Condom

Finally, a Tape Dispenser for Strippers!

Rural Oregonians Host "Capitalist" Occupation

Business Interests Speaking Up: Time to Drive Away Downtown Campers

Tonight in Music

Tonight in Music

Here's Your Halloween Costume: "Longuini & Meatballs"

Mayor to Occupy Portland: No Smoking Pot in Tents

It's Happening Tonight!

Facebook, Greenwashed?

Review: Dead Rising 2: Off The Record

"Fuck the Police": Intense Protest Greets Release of Main Street Occupiers

Sign 'o the Times

Portlandia Poster Project: Excited Yet?

Bio Hazard: Drunk Tank

The Walking Dead Chitty-Chat Club!

Video: Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks - "Senator"

Pat Buchanan Isn't Racist, but...

Wordstock Director Greg Netzer Leaving Festival

The I, Anonymous Blog Quote o' the Day!

Can You Headbutt Your Way Out a Sheriff's Car?

Tonight in Music

Why This Morning's Occupy Portland Arrests were Good for Occupy

SL Letter of the Day: Dump the Fucker Mother Already

What's Up With Down Twinkles?

How's that Paywall Workin' Out for Ya?

No Second Term for Attorney General John Kroger

Film Is Dead, Movies Will Survive

And Now for Some Beautiful Literature

Arrested (App) Development

O They Will Know We Are Christians, There Is No Morality Without Religion, Every Child Deserves a Mother and Father...

Bio Hazard: The Way He Was?

TriMet's Fancy New Trip Planner is Live

Matt Love on Nevermind

A Post-Mortem: The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs

Your Final Reminder Re: Hobbit Haiku

Video: Holcombe Waller - "Qu'Appelle Valley, Saskatchewan"

Bio Hazard: Blame Nicholas Ray for Emo

You Realize That Journey Is Playing Tonight, Right?

PDX Suicide Rates on the Rise

A Fact-Checking PSA from Olive

Portland vs. Houston — High-Pitched Live Blog Action

The I, Anonymous Blog Quote o' the Day!

Califone Documentary Tonight At Clinton Street Theater

SL Letter of the Day: The Nearly Sexless But Successful Marriage

Photos from Portland Art Museum's Shine a Light

Nuvrei Crawls Out Of Its Hole In The Ground

A "Rainbow" and a Marijuana Bust: Busy Day for Cops at Occupy Portland

Hot Lesbian Action... Not Enough to Make Me Like Charlie's Angels

TV "Very Special Episode" Supercut!

This Week's Mercury Music Section

It's Happening Tonight!

NME Still Gives a Crap About the Libertines

Fish Says "We're At a Tipping Point"; Mayor Still Taking It "Day-By-Day"

The I, Anonymous Blog Quote o' the Day!

Man With Gun Arrested Near Occupy Portland

Gold Star: The Mercury's Web Comment of the Week!

PDX Pop Now Announces Next Year's Dates and Venue

Good Morning, News!

Tonight: Nationale's Merchants in Residence Presents Storm Tharp

Will It Ever Get Better for Poor Rick Santorum?

Occupy Portland Will March to Support Homeless Camp

Bio Hazard: Raging Bull

Obama Campaign to Embrace Part of the Occupy Message

Tonight in Music

St. Even and Wye Oak's Jenn Wasner - "Having Sex"

Romney Represents the Defeat of the Tea Party

Nick Fish: Occupy Portland is Wrecking Chapman and Lownsdale Squares

This Sunday: Ground Kontrol's Inaugural Ladies' Night

A Plague Of Wolves And Women Release Party Tonight!

Occupy Sexy: Hot Chicks of Occupy Wall Street

In Which Godwin's Law Finally Comes to the Occupy Protests

Frank Cassano's "Blogtown in Review"

Here's Your Halloween Costume: Casey Anthony

It's Happening Tonight!

Go See Weekend

Good Morning, News!

SL Letter of the Day: Thanks For All the Love & Support. Now Beat It.

Occupying is Fine, Unless You're Actually Homeless

Bio Hazard: Lowe Down

Or Else He'll Call His Mother, Clearly

I am Excited for this Feminist Media Movie

Win Tickets to the Flattop Film Series' Firewalker!

Good Morning News!

Portland Business Alliance Releases Candidate Questionnaires

House Republicans Pass a Jobs Bill

Catwoman Is A Bitch?

Buckman School Bans Halloween Costumes

Teenage Mutant Ninja Biebers

Good Morning News!

Shine A Light: It's What You Want

Somebody Get Me a Quantum Locker

Bishop Romney Tried to Force a Woman to Go Forward With a Risky Pregnancy

One Day at a Time

The Week in Review

New Column!

I, Anonymous Blog

Savage Love & Sex

Savage Love

Staying in the Closet

I Love Television

I Love Television™

How to Kill That Zombie