Print Edition for the week of
May. 24 - 30, 2012

Vol. 13, No. 1
Neil Krug


Shaking Behind the Scenes

City Quake Tour Dances Around Fears Over Portland's Harbor Wall—and Bridges

Playing with Fire

Code Changes Could Snuff Indoor Fire Dancing in Portland

Not in My Parking Lot

Car Camping Plan Upsets Neighbors

Hall Monitor

An Ever-Shifting Dance Floor


Here's What You Missed

A Brief History of Cafeteria Dance Fever

Chill City

Spiritualized Looks on the Bright Side

From the Top

Hitchin' a Ride with Here We Go Magic

Fragile, Don't Crush

chickfactor's Frock-Rocky Anniversary

Up & Coming

This Week’s Music Previews

Movies & TV

Back in Black

Here's that Men in Black Sequel You Haven't Been Asking For!

Time Capsule

Hit So Hard and the Grunge Gods of Yesteryear

So You Think You Can Arabesque?

First Position: Dancing Kids with Bloody Feet!

Level 7 Tackiness

Chernobyl Diaries Is Why Everyone Hates Americans

Geek Out

Devil's Advocate

Film Shorts

In Which We Hit It and Quit It

Food and Drink

Bollywood Star

Elevating Portland's Indian Offerings

Workhorse Wines

For Under $15!


Tom Bissell Writes What He Wants

Magic Hours: Essays on Creators and Creation Is a Book of Essays About Things!

This Ain't Tales of the City

Kevin Killian's Spreadeagle Is an Ambitious Novel of Gay Life

Filming the Great Oregon Novel

The Making of Sometimes a Great Notion

Theater & Performance

Burlesque Varietals

Legendary Burlesquer Dita Von Teese Presents Strip Strip Hooray!

All Work, No Play

CoHo's Able Comedic Adaptation of Dickens' Hard Times

The (Un)Happy Hooker

Red Light Winter: A Prostitute Is Rarely the Solution to Your Problems


A Field Guide to Portland Canvassers

How to Spot and Identify Donation Gatherers in the Wild

I, Anonymous

Green in the Dark


Roller Derby Weekend: Men's Home Team Game #1

Memorial Day at the Mausoleum

How to Bike Across the States

Read: Hillary Mantel's Bring Up the Bodies

Amercia, Fuck Yeah!

Good Morning, News!

Lunchtime TV: Comedy Bang! Bang!

The I, Anonymous Blog Quote o' the Day!

Fred Armisen's "Be Serious for 30 Seconds" Project

Hecklevision: Point Break is TONIGHT! Here's Your Last Chance to Win Tickets!

Softball Grudge Match: Occupy Portland vs. the City's Park Rangers!

Another Goddamn H&M

Welcome Back to Otter Friday!

Portland vs. Valencia—High-Pitched Live Blog Action!

Good Morning, News!

Local Actor Makes Insanely Sweet Lip-Synched Proposal Video

Tonight in Music

Prisons From Space

Good Morning News!

This Reminds Me of the Great Calculator Scare of the Late '70s/Early '80s

Spelling Bee! It's Time for the Spelling Bee!

Dan Halsted Talks Tasers with Dateline

Today in Awesome Squandering

It's Happening Tonight!

Brian Brown Accepts My Invitation to Dinner

It's Happening Tonight!

Is It Time to Retire the Wilhelm Scream?

Biggest Winner in City Budget Vote? Portland's Safety Net

Portland vs. Vancouver—High-Pitched Live Blog Action!

It's Happening Tonight!

End Hits Newshound: Nosy Music News Roundup!

I Give Up on Richard Ford

Most Awkward TV Sex of the Year!

Defining "Asexual" Differently

Good Morning, News!

Now THIS Is How You Win Some Goddamn Hecklevision: Point Break Tickets (GARY BUSEY EDITION)

MusicfestNW Announces 2012 Lineup

This Is Why We're Fat

Guillermo del Toro's New Movie Might Be Kind of a Big Deal

Here's that Visual Birth Control You Ordered!

Game of Thrones Recap: KABOOM! STAB! HACK! SLICE! Edition

The I, Anonymous Blog Quote o' the Day!

Sam Elliott.

Hecklevision: Point Break was Awesome! Also, Hey, You Can Win This Awesome T-Shirt!

This Week's Mercury Music Section

Nerd Alert: This Week's New Yorker

Emily Wells at the BTR Live Studio

Barack Obama Smoked a Lot of Pot as a Young Man

Good Morning News!


Last Time I Saw Elvis

Bill Plympton Day

CNN Pits Seattle Against Portland

Los Angeles Gay Bar Bans Bachelorette Parties Until Marriage Equality Is Attained

Get to Humpin', Humpers!

Truth in Advertising

A New Comics Festival in Portland?

2012 TBA Lineup Announced

Project Nunway

SL Letter of the Day: Unbearable

Best Coast at the Aladdin Theater, Monday May 21

Putting Words in Community's Mouth

O They Will Know We Are Christians...

Good Morning, News!

More from PINO

Christina Hendricks on Sunday's Mad Men

Video: Chromatics - "These Streets Will Never Look the Same"

Hecklevision: Point Break... ONLY ONE DAY AWAY.

Judging the Reality Show Judges

So Maybe these New Community Showrunners are Okay...

Palmas Remixes Radiation City

Worf Wants You to Know He Has Written a "Fucking Great" Star Trek Movie

Apple's Response to the E-Book Price-Fixing Lawsuit

Siri Likes Celebrities More Than Me

Blogtown's Poster of the Week

Mad Men Recap - Don Draper's Worst Day Ever

Gay Marriage Looking Good in Maryland Polls

City Releases Outside Report on Police Shootings

Mitt Romney Is Hanging Out with Terrible People Today

Stupid, Stupid Baby: Dance Recital Fight

Earthquake Cassandra: A Conversation with Jerry Thompson

New Comedy Club: Exactly What Portland Doesn't Need

Cheryl Strayed Gets Vogued

SL Letter of the Day: Putting It In

It's Happening Tonight!

Good Morning, News!

Your Readings Tonight

Council Blesses Police Surveillance Cameras

Magic School Bus Kids Remind Us that Sperm Baths Aren't So Bad

Win Tickets to Crystal Fighters!

Adultery: It's Okay If You're a Republican (That Goes Double If You're a Republican and My Daddy!)

Tonight in Music

Stupid, Stupid Spider: The Hand-Drawn Trap

Sold Out


One Day at a Time

The Week in Review

New Column!

I, Anonymous Blog

Savage Love & Sex

Savage Love

The Kids Want to Know

I Love Television

I Love Television™

In Memoriam