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

The Ban's in the Bag

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

It's Still a Secret

Appeals Court Blesses City's Hidden Roster of Addicts

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

Big Weekend

Doing Love Right with Weekend

My Least Favorite Year

Twelve Months, Hundreds of Birds, Zero Laughs

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.

Good Morning, News!

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

Good Morning, News!

Bryan Singer Still Threatening to Bring Back the Crappy Battlestar

Revolution's In the Air—But So Is Love

Review: Sideway: New York

This Week's Best Letter from Prison

It's Happening Tonight!

Shine A Light: It's What You Want

Good Morning News!

Teenage Mutant Ninja Biebers

Good Morning News!

Catwoman Is A Bitch?

I am Excited for this Feminist Media Movie

Or Else He'll Call His Mother, Clearly

Occupying is Fine, Unless You're Actually Homeless

Frank Cassano's "Blogtown in Review"

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

Romney Represents the Defeat of the Tea Party

A Plague Of Wolves And Women Release Party Tonight!

Tonight in Music

Obama Campaign to Embrace Part of the Occupy Message

Occupy Portland Will March to Support Homeless Camp

Here's Your Halloween Costume: Casey Anthony

The I, Anonymous Blog Quote o' the Day!

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

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

It's Happening Tonight!

Nuvrei Crawls Out Of Its Hole In The Ground

Photos from Portland Art Museum's Shine a Light

Will It Ever Get Better for Poor Rick Santorum?

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

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

Bio Hazard: The Way He Was?

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

Arrested (App) Development

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

Califone Documentary Tonight At Clinton Street Theater

PDX Suicide Rates on the Rise

Bio Hazard: Blame Nicholas Ray for Emo

Bio Hazard: Drunk Tank

Pat Buchanan Isn't Racist, but...

And Now for Some Beautiful Literature

Film Is Dead, Movies Will Survive

No Second Term for Attorney General John Kroger

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

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

The I, Anonymous Blog Quote o' the Day!

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

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

Review: Dead Rising 2: Off The Record

Facebook, Greenwashed?

Tonight in Music

Mayor to Occupy Portland: No Smoking Pot in Tents

Rural Oregonians Host "Capitalist" Occupation

Finally, a Tape Dispenser for Strippers!

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

Good Morning News!

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

DeLorean Goes Electric

Maria Bamford Goes to Powell's

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

Introducing the Willamette Week's New Arts and Culture Editor

Guardian Heroes: The Mercury Review Now Exists

Here's Your Halloween Costume: "Snake Charmer"

Lemony Snicket on Occupy Wall Street

Happening This Weekend: EVERYTHING

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

Donald Trump: Mouthpiece of the 1 Percent

Portland is the Top City Googling "Occupy"

Exclusive Poster Reveal: The Phantom Menace 3D

Portland Business Alliance Releases Candidate Questionnaires

Bio Hazard: Lowe Down

Win Tickets to the Flattop Film Series' Firewalker!

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

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

Somebody Get Me a Quantum Locker

Buckman School Bans Halloween Costumes

House Republicans Pass a Jobs Bill

Bio Hazard: Raging Bull

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

Good Morning, News!

Go See Weekend

It's Happening Tonight!

Occupy Sexy: Hot Chicks of Occupy Wall Street

This Sunday: Ground Kontrol's Inaugural Ladies' Night

Nick Fish: Occupy Portland is Wrecking Chapman and Lownsdale Squares

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

Tonight: Nationale's Merchants in Residence Presents Storm Tharp

Good Morning, News!

PDX Pop Now Announces Next Year's Dates and Venue

NME Still Gives a Crap About the Libertines

Man With Gun Arrested Near Occupy Portland

This Week's Mercury Music Section

TV "Very Special Episode" Supercut!

The I, Anonymous Blog Quote o' the Day!

Portland vs. Houston — High-Pitched Live Blog Action

A Fact-Checking PSA from Olive

Your Final Reminder Re: Hobbit Haiku

You Realize That Journey Is Playing Tonight, Right?

Matt Love on Nevermind

TriMet's Fancy New Trip Planner is Live

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

What's Up With Down Twinkles?

SL Letter of the Day: Dump the Fucker Mother Already

Wordstock Director Greg Netzer Leaving Festival

Tonight in Music

Video: Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks - "Senator"

The Walking Dead Chitty-Chat Club!

Portlandia Poster Project: Excited Yet?

How's that Paywall Workin' Out for Ya?

Tonight in Music

Bio Hazard: Ashley Judd Wants to Give You a Condom

Business Interests Speaking Up: Time to Drive Away Downtown Campers

As Camp Grows, KBOO Planning Live Broadcast This Morning

Anya Marina Names Her New Record Felony Flats

Sign 'o the Times

It's Happening Tonight!

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

Opening Tonight: The Woodsman Tavern

Bio Hazard: Ice Tease

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


Wait, Where the Fuck Should I Go?

Here's Your Halloween Costume: "Pants Party"

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

Enviro Grades Are Out!

One Day at a Time

The Week in Review

New Column!

I, Anonymous Blog

Savage Love

Staying in the Closet

I Love Television

I Love Television™

How to Kill That Zombie