Print Edition for the week of
Nov. 3 - 9, 2011

Vol. 12, No. 24
Matt Kish


Occupy Pressure Cooker

Denying Occupy Portland Expansion Keeps Heat on Camps, Strains Cop Resources

Breaking the Bank

Series of Protests Spotlight Problems with Bank of America

Hall Monitor

Yes, "Homelessness Sucks"


Waving the Banner High

Wild Flag Is an Electric Band

Fusion Re-Ignition

Black Star's Re:Definition

Here's to Taking It Easy

Real Estate's Leisurely Stroll

Fast. Furious. Fun?

Mastodon Lightens Up with The Hunter

Up & Coming

Highlights in Music the Week of November 3-9

Movies & TV

Are You Not Mildly Entertained?

Harold & Kumar: Drugs, Tits, and Danny Trejo in a Christmas Sweater

Deconstructing the Body

Almodóvar Modernizes the Mad Scientist

Breaking Out

Martha Marcy May Marlene Launches an Excellent Olsen

Art History

Rutger Hauer Sees Things You Wouldn't Believe.

A Towering Pile of Tin

Tower Heist Falls Short of the Gold Standard

Behind Enemy Lines

The Real Fuel Behind the Electric Car? Pride.

Film Shorts

In Which We Hit It and Quit It

Geek Out

Out Indy-ing Indiana

Food and Drink

Upstairs Neighbors

2nd Story's Cozy Neighborhood Charm

Food News


Of Mice, Men, and Angels

Four Quick Reviews of New Comics

The Way of the Nerd

Chris Hardwick Tells Nerds How to Live

DIY Plumbing, Facials, and Terrariums

A Crafter's Almanac: The Bust DIY Guide to Life Has You Covered

Rebooting Hawthorne

When She Woke's Derivative Dystopia

Theater & Performance


Caryl Churchill's Cloud 9


The Pet Whisperer

Pet Problem? Bridget Pilloud Is a Psychic Who Talks to the Animals

I, Anonymous


Rose City Rollers 2012 Season

Video: Talkdemonic - "City Sleep"

Sam Adams Livestreams Interview at Occupy Portland

Why Gay Marriage Won't Be on Oregon's 2012 Ballot

Required Viewing: The Occupy Movement Occupies a Fancy Breakfast Where Union-Busting Shitbag Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin Is Trying to Speak

Good Morning News!

Comics News: Boilerplate Movie! Marvel Goes All the Way with Digital! Sexy Sex Comics!

Who Do Religious Republicans Want?

It's Happening Tonight!

Second Accuser: Herman Cain "Reached for my Genitals"

The I, Anonymous Blog Quote o' the Day!

The I, Anonymous Blog Quote o' the Day!

Portlanders Slap "Citizens Arrests" on Banks for National Bank Transfer Day

Of Pop-Ups New and Olde

Lost Lander - "Cold Feet"

Good Morning, News!

Win HUMP Tickets; HUMP This Close to a Complete Sell-Out!

The Story Behind Occupy Portland's New Dumpster: No More Parks Maintenance

Reading Events Tonight! Smalldoggies! First Rule Of Book Club!

Randy Leonard on Occupy Portland: "We Need to Come to a Date" and "Peacefully" Close the Camps, Maybe Within "Days"

Credit Union Craze!

Review: Sonic Generations

Red-Band Trailer for Remember 21 Jump Street?

Cops Almost Announced Occupy Portland Molotov Cocktail Worries Last Week

The Ramones on Oregon Cable TV in 1983

Tonight in Music

Hollywood Theatre Gets New Seats (With Your Help)

Science Says: Biking Saves Billions.

Pixie Project's Expansion

Occupy Protest Recap! "Obama! God damn! We Will Stop the Tar Sands!"

SL Letter of the Day: Buttsex Free At Last

Makers in The Modern Era

Tonight in Music

SL Letter of the Day: The Other Side

Spot the Fake Homeless Person!

Driver in Mercedes Mows Down Occupy Oakland Protesters

Blogtown Meetup - Tomorrow!

And Now Let Us Introduce You to "AntiOccupyPortland"

Confidential to Mars Hill Church Members

Run Away, Mitt, Run Away!

Sprung from Limbo: Report From Mayor, Police Chief Rebuffs Controversial Cop Reforms

The Muppets and the Oscars

LuLu's Vintage and The Shop Vintage Portland Maps

Roller Derby Recap: Axles vs. Rainy City

Occupy Protester Charged With Pushing Cop into Bus Has History of Sexual Battery

Post-Election Round Up! What's Next for Oregon?

GWAR to Continue; Roseland Show Still On

Encouraging Poll for Amanda Fritz; And Reports Vary on Chief Mike Reese for Mayor

Portland "Honored" As Nicest Team In The League

Chief's New Occupy Portland Strategy: Riot Gear Ready at All Times

Roller Derby: Champs Sign Slogans and Other Ephemera

Video: Glass Candy - "Warm in the Winter"

A Gay In the Life

All Is Right In Cascadia As Sounders Are Bounced From Playoffs

SL Letter of the Day: Hot Asian Topping

Frank Cassano's "Blogtown in Review"

Michael Jackson's Doctor Found Guilty of Involuntary Manslaughter

An Occupier Responds to Mayor Adams' Accusation of Non-Sustainability

Coming Up at Occupy Portland!


Occupy Portland Tensions Flare: Schrunk Reoccupied; Occupiers Huddle Over Drugs, Safety

Mayor Tells Occupy Portland: "The Way Things are Operating Now is not Sustainable."

Occupy Portland's Anti-Chase Bank March

Wendi McLendon-Covey Joins Next Back Fence Lineup

BIEBER BEAT: More Taiwanese CG Hilarity!

#OccupyCorvallis Can't Spell Worth Shit

Mercury's Arthole Weekly Winner!

Blogtown Heads Up: Occupy Portland Coverage This Weekend!

Review: The Lord of the Rings: War in the North

Tonight in Music

Tonight: Hari Kondabolu

Hobbits in 3D

Food News: Barista & Kale Re-Open

It's Happening Tonight!

GWAR Guitarist Found Dead

Read Chief Reese's Full Occupy Portland Memo

Pixar Pub Quiz

This Week's Mercury Music Section

Rapids Make A Run At Spencer, Timbers Stand By Their Man

Norm Macdonald at Helium

A Bit More Info About Ridley Scott's Prometheus

Get Uncomfortably Intimate with Portland Literature at the Local Press Love Fest

One Cain Accuser Settled for About $45,000

Bil Keane Is Dead.

About the "Missing" Toilets at Occupy Portland

The Nastiest Ad of the 2012 Campaign So Far

Zebra Club

Chase CEO Thinks You Agree with Him. DO YOU??

It's Happening Tonight!

EMA Performs in a Crypt on the Take Away Show


Must-See Video: Teabaggy Rep. Joe Walsh Screams at Voters for Picking on Poor Banks

Roller Derby Weekend

Tense Occupy Portland March: Pepper-Spray Threats and a Cop Pushed In Front of Bus

Anti-Abortion Bug on the Horizon

Good Morning, News!

Police Make Arrest for Occupy-Related Molotov Cocktail Incident

Good Morning, News!

To the Asshole Who Broke In to My Car Last Night...

The First Thursday Shopper

Good Afternoon, Uncanny Valley!

Recaps for Poor People: NBC Thursdays. (Some of it, anyhow.)

iPads in the Polls

Confidential to Grimm Production People

Tonight: First Thursday

Why Does Dan Saltzman Want to Boot Occupy Portland? Holiday Shoppers

Good Morning, News!

All Movie Posters Are the Same

This Week's Mercury Cover: Matt Kish Illustrates 552 Pages of Moby Dick

Tonight in Music

Nongs, Part 2

Pair Your Music with Booze

What Do We Want? Gay Rights! When Do We Want Them? Uhh... Maybe Later

Occupy Portland: City Cites Its Own Parks Bureau for Code Violations

Good Mornings News!

Occupy Portland: Feds Say Allowing Schrunk Protest, For Now, "the American Way"

Amazon Launches "Lending Library"

Occupy Southeast! A New 24-Hour Park Protest and Other Occupy Portland News

SL Letter of the Day: There But For The Grace Of God

"Occupy Schmockupy Pizza Schmizza!"

Brazen Thieves Hit Six Downtown Bike Stores in One Week

The I, Anonymous Blog Quote o' the Day!

Tonight in Music

Is Conan "Pushing" Gay Marriage "Envelope"? 100% of Media Say "Yes!"

Two Different Ways to Try to Sell Me a Videogame

The World Could Not Be More Beautiful

The Walking Dead Chitty-Chat Club!

Today in Bizarre TV: Check Out The Heart, She Holler

Moss Graffiti

The New Versace for H&M Commercial

New HUMP! Screening Just Added!

Inside Boy's Fort

What's Behind This Occupy Portland Crime Spike?

Downtown Retail's Holiday Cheer

Another Way to Look at the Wealth Gap: Young People vs. Old People

Cinque Portate Festa

New Poll Shows Mayor's Race is Wide Open

It's Happening Tonight!

Two Dick Moves from Amazon

The I, Anonymous Blog Quote o' the Day!

Good Morning News!

Astronomy News Is Not Important Today; RIP Heavy D

Occupy Portland vs. "The Real Occupy Portland"?

Check Out Our Wizard's Guide to Northside

Standing on Ceremony: The Gay Marriage Plays

SL Letter of the Day: Fear Ol' Dad

It's Happening Tonight!

R. Kelly's Book Has the Greatest Title and Cover Ever

Triumph the Insult Comic Dog on Occupy Wall Street (Which is There for Him to Poop on)

Sold Out

Draught Dry Goods

One Day at a Time

The Week in Review

New Column!

Savage Love

Wedding Crasher

I Love Television

I Love Television™

Whoo-whoo! Technology Train A-Comin'!