Print Edition for the week of
Feb. 16 - 22, 2012

Vol. 12, No. 39
Carty Sewill


Putting the Squeeze On

Portland Freaks out as OLCC Readies Its First Food Cart Liquor License

Bus Stopped

TriMet's Harsh Cuts Are Part of a National Transit Problem

Occupy the DA's Office

Protesters' Legal Victory May Have Broad Impact

Hall Monitor

A Chief's Consistent Plea

In Other News


Hellishly Fun

Grimes' Giddy, Dark Dance-Pop

An Answer, of Sorts

Die Antwoord's Documentary Fiction

Out on a Limb

Cursive Gets Conceptual (Again)

Music for Your Mind

This Year's Portland Jazz Festival

Up & Coming

Highlights in Music the Week of February 16-22

Movies & TV

Spy vs. Spy vs. Reese Witherspoon

A Fuckable Spy Duo in This Means War

Point Break

Surfing in Papua New Guinea with Splinters

In Sickness

A Declaration of War on Depressing Hospital Dramas

Film Shorts

In Which We Hit It and Quit It

Food and Drink

The Hog and Halo

Filipino Foray at Tambayan

Visual Art

Worlds Apart

Two Blue Sky Exhibits Explore Mexico's Drug Trade and the Hoover Dam


What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank

Eight Stories of Jewish Identity


In The New Hate, Arthur Goldwag Digs into the History of Hate Groups

Theater & Performance

Boleros for the Disenchanted

The Miracle Theatre Investigates the Meaning of "Forever"

Circle Mirror Transformation

Artists Rep's Play about the Power of Theater: Less Wanky Than It Sounds


It's Not About the Bikes

Pinning the North Williams Uproar over Bikes Misses the Point—and the History

I, Anonymous


At Least One Union Agrees with the PBA: Eileen Brady is Best for Mayor

To Read: Adam Wilson's Flatscreen

Santorum on George W. Bush

Rick Santorum's Past Is Catching Up to Him

AU on Into the Woods' Feels Like Home Series

Parks Bureau Plucks Mayor Sam Adams' Top Aide

Well, I Guess You Can Watch Whitney Houston's Funeral, If You're Into That Sort of Thing

Gay Skate Tonight!

Good Morning, News!

Good Morning, News!

Tonight in Music

So Now I'm at the State Where I'm Just Repeatedly Watching Avengers Fan Videos, I Guess

Because I Just Learned that Maya Rudolph Was in the Rentals...

New And And And Video: "I Want More Alcohol (It Makes Me Sadder)"

Movies White People Like

SL Letter of the Day: Outside the Gay Bar

Good Morning, News!

The Most Fashionable Place to Be Is at Your Computer

Good Morning News!

What Every Portland Gal Will Be Wearing

Pedal Powered Parking Meters and 10 Other GOOD Ideas for Portland

More on The Murder of Grand Central Bouncer Robert Greene

Recipe Time: Freegan Truffles

The Greatest Thing the Mercury Has Ever Published

The Haberdashery

Okay, So This Might Be a Good HBO Show

Fritz, Adams Pick Director for New Office of Equity and Human Rights

Tonight: The Final Republican Debate?

Tonight in Music

Video: Unknown Mortal Orchestra - "Strangers Are Strange"

Please Explain Why One Would Waste A Week of Their Life For This Sneaker

Santorum Donors Are Just as Obsessed with Other People's Sex Lives as Santorum Himself

Walmart Tries to Pay Workers in Walmart Vouchers

When Hearts Attack!

FBI Seizes Computers of Portland Blogger For Allegedly Posting Sheriff Death Threat


Something New from Grayling

Good News, Bad News, Good News: The Return of Community!

Check Out Our North Williams Infographics

Police Called Out to Man With "Bunch of Knives" in NE Portland

Blogtown's Poster of the Week

It's Happening Tonight!

SL Letter of the Day: One Dilemma & One Success Story

SL Letter of the Day: Lying Liars

The Bridgetown Comedy Fest Announces 2012's Initial Lineup

Happy Burtday, LeVar!

Jefferson Smith Gets "Bike, Walk, Vote" Endorsement

Livewire!'s New Writers = Funny Fun Fun

Drive-By Shooting Injures Two Homeless Men Sleeping Under Morrison Bridge

Recaps for Poor People: Louis C.K. Brings Back the Awkward.

60 Second Video of Chariot Wars

Sad Cuts: Multnomah County Libraries Plan to Close on Mondays Starting in July

Win Tickets to the Sold-Out Die Antwoord Show!

Please, Republicans, Continue the War on Birth Control

Portland State Lays Off Student Workers Says Don't Talk to Media

Blazers vs. Hawks - Hot Live Blog Action

The Best Article You Will Ever Read About Pete & Pete

Tonight in Music

Blogtown's Poster of the Week

Roller Derby Weekend: Rosebuds & GNR vs. High Rollers

The Cribs Have a New Song and a New Album on the Way

Good Morning, News!

Selections from My Random House Historical Dictionary of American Slang

Chickens, Screenprinting, Men with Saws: Inside Project Grow "Sheltered Workshops" for People With Disabilities

If The Simpsons Were On Netflix Instant I'd Never Leave My House.

Vagina Is For Probers

Welcome Back, Joel Pryzbilla

Today in "I Hate Myself."

Rick Santorum Flip-Flops on How Evil Obama Is

North Williams Redesign Ideas Emerge

Got Tattoos? You Might Be a Terrorist!

Santorum Spokeswoman Cites Obama's "Radical Islamic Policies"

Different Problems Plague City's Latest Emergency Test

Grimes at Holocene - Tuesday, February 21

The Make House

It's Happening Tonight!

Mitt Romney Accidentally Tells Truth, Republicans Become Outraged

Zwickelmania = Free Beer Tours!


Review: Irregardless at Curious Comedy

"Got That Pelipper Swag, Yo We Pelican Fly"

The Best Technical College Ad You Will Ever See

Tonight in Music

Finally: Persona 4 Arena Confirmed For The US

Portland's Target City Store: A Safe Place to Buy Diapers

The I, Anonymous Blog Quote o' the Day!

Remembering David Foster Wallace, Journalist

Today in TV that Doesn't Exist, But I Wish it Did

The Romney Private Sector Investment Plan: Ask Mom and Dad for Cash

Good Morning, News!

Go See The Rothkos (And The John Frame Exhibit)

Win a Copy of Todd Grimson's Stainless

The Spread of Spreading

Proof! Kris Boyd Is Standing In Oregon

Inevitably, Lana Del Rey's "Video Games" Gets A Chiptune Remix

John Cage Again

Is Mass Effect "The Most Important Science Fiction Universe of Our Generation"?

Chris Brown: I'm Glad He's Able to Laugh About It

Archie Comics to Take On Occupy Wall Street

It's Happening Tonight!

Mayor Opposes Police Accountability Charter Proposals

The Wives of Presidential Candidates Lie, Too

Cops Solve Creepy Beef Heart Mystery

Peter Broderick's New Album. I Mean, New Website. I Mean...

Sarah Palin Is Perfectly Willing to Be the Republican Candidate, If You Need Her

Oregon Drummer Deen Castronovo Sentenced for Assault

YACHT Loves La-La Land

Party Games that Are Not Apples to Apples.

Stanley Kubrick in the (Fake) Snow

The New Cat "Thing"

Good Morning News!

Hollywood Bowl Says Gay Bowling League NOT Asked to Move Because They're Gay

Someone Outside of Portland Who Doesn't Like Portlandia

Nightmare Inducing Louis Armstrong Doll: CONDEMN OR ALLOW?

GQ on Ohio's Exotic Animal Massacre

The I, Anonymous Blog Quote o' the Day!

This Week's Mercury Music Section


Roller Derby Recap: Guns N Rollers vs. High Rollers, Rosebuds

Blogtown's Poster of the Week

Tonight in Music


The Walking Dead Chitty-Chat Club!

Giving Occupy a Bum Name

It's Happening Tonight!

Red Fang and the Thermals to Play a Free Show for Service Industry Workers!

Sold Out

Spooltown and Communion

One Day at a Time

The Week in Review

New Column!

I, Anonymous Blog

Vegans and Hipsters Oh My

Burger Fraud

Dear Suddenly Infamous Neighbors:

Valentine Demolition

Nosferatu Isn’t your Boyfriend

Thank You

A Day in a Life...

Conflict of Interest!


To Former Mayor Tom Potter

Savage Love

Northern Exposure

I Love Television

I Love Television™

Stop Doing That!!