Print Edition for the week of
Aug. 9 - 15, 2012

Vol. 13, No. 12
James Jirat Patradoon


Block Buster

The "Rich Block" Aims to Make Old Town More Like the Pearl

Why Don't Portlanders Go To Church?

A Young Sociologist Digs into Portlanders' Religious Apathy

In Other News


Great Gobbledigook

Some Mostly Made-Up Facts About Sigur Rós

Great Ideas Are Made in Oregon

A Kick-Ass Music Festival in One of the Weirdest Places on Earth

Is Everybody Listening?

In Defense of Supertramp

Under the Blunderbuss

Jack White's Weird Birds

Up & Coming

This Week's Music Previews

Movies & TV

They Call Me Wolfpuncher

A Wolf vs. Jeremy Renner: WHO YA GOT?

Political Strategery

My Name Is Elinor Jones, and I Approve This Movie.

Seppuku Tendencies

Unemployment Sucks. Especially for Samurai.

Film Shorts

In Which We Hit It and Quit It

Food and Drink

Kitchen Confidential

Portland's Best Kitchens Give Up Their Secrets in Portland, Oregon Chef's Table


Love Is Not Constantly Wondering Which Star Trek Alien Is Your Favorite

"Zachary" Celebrates the Release of Two Great Projects

Girl Gone Wild

Lidia Yuknavitch Rewrites Freud in Dora: A Head Case

Waiting for Joe Blow

Shooting the Shit in Padgett Powell's You & Me

Theater & Performance

Presenting... The Amazing AcroCats!



Actually Uplifting TriMet Stories!

Every Once in a While, Someone's Nice on the Bus!

True Tales of TriMet Terror

Public Transportation Is Great! Except When It Isn't.

I Love Television

I Love Television™

Weenie Dog Week

I, Anonymous

Picking on Pickers


Tonight in Music

10 Things I Learned at the International Tree Climbing Championship

Mike Daisey's Agony & Ecstasy of Steve Jobs v2.0

Roller Derby Recap: Betties vs. Tilted Thunder, Girls vs. Boys

Fetch Me My Smelling Salts!

SL Letter of the Day: Semen-Sensitive Stomach

Good Morning, News!

Is Portland Actually the Place Young People Go to Retire?

SL Letter of the Day: Mr. Penis and Mr. Hot Ass

Fox News Host Accidentally Cusses on the Air

Name This Band: Face Paint and Accordion Edition

Tonight in Music

Germans Sure Do Know How to Curtail Erections

It's Happening Tonight!

British People Like Dirty Sex Better Than Harry Potter

Blogtown's Poster of the Week

The Crystal Ballroom's New Sound System

New Band in Town: Minden

It's Getting Bad in Ohio

Bargain Hunting PDX Returns, with Charity

Man Moderately Squished in Recycling Truck

It's Happening Tonight!

Comedy Tour: The Alex Falcone Diaries: Bad Decisions

Good Morning, News!

African-American Center Hit With Racist Graffiti

An Intrusion of Wool: Fall Womenswear Preview from Bridge & Burn

Brady Lange

Win Tickets to See Poliça and Supreme Cuts

Oh, No. Not Another Luchador/Ostrich Crime Spree!

PNH - PDX: Cambodian Cart Lands in Portland

Joe Biden Says Romney Is "Gonna Put Y'all Back in Chains"

The Breaking Bad Chitty-Chat Club!

I Want to See Joe Carnahan's Daredevil

How's that Skateboarding Crackdown Going?

Tattoos of the Tri-Cities

BREAKING: I Have a New Favorite Character on Star Trek: The Next Generation

Two Things About Paul Ryan (One of Them Involves Hitler)

It's Happening Tonight!


Berenstain Bears Fans Speak Out

Now If They Could Just Figure Out a Way to Speed Up Baggage Claim

The Promise Ring Interview

Conservative Group Attacks Feds for Not Cracking Down on Occupy Portland

Wes Anderson Loves (Fake) Books

Welcome Back to Otter Friday!

SL Letter of the Day: Loves a Man with a Good Nipple

"Call Your Local Art-House Theater—Get Them to Book Sleepwalk with Me So That YOU Can Boycott It Too."

Good Morning, News!

House Republican Steps Down After Fear of Scandal from Trip to Topless Club

How To Make a Chick-Fil-Gay Sandwich

SL Letter of the Day: Fetishes, Porn, Meatballs, and Eggs

KPSU Kruise with UMO and Radiation City

Passport to Fun

The Lille Boutique Summer/Fall Lookbook Video

Can the Police Return Your Confiscated Pot?

Who Says Basketball's Not a Contact Sport?

Powell's Announces "Powell's City College"

Cor Blimey! It's the New Downton Abbey Trailer, Guv'nah!

SL Letter of the Day: Even Less Kinky Than Plain Vanilla

Google's Self-Driving Cars Have Not Crashed and Killed Anyone Yet

The Avengers? More like THE AFFLECKENGERS!

Kill It Kill It Kill It NOW

The I, Anonymous Blog Quote o' the Day!


Good Morning News!

Twighlight Criterium Starts in TWO HOURS!

This Week's Mercury Music Section

All the Doctor Who News That's Fit to... I Don't Know, Put in a TARDIS or Whatever

Trek in the Park: Your Unofficial Tips 'n' Tricks Player's Guide!

Deleted Louie Scene: "I'm Sorry."

R.I.P. Ron Palillo (AKA Arnold Horshack)

David Rakoff's Last Dance

Cue Way Too Many Jokes About Balls Dropping

Isaac Hers to Close

Who Says Soccer's Not a Contact Sport?

That's My Summer Snack Jam!

Four Ways NBC Fucked Up the Olympics

Good Morning, News!

Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan on 60 Minutes

Today's Voodoo Doughnut Traffic Report

The I, Anonymous Blog Quote o' the Day!

Sonic Recollections Turns 21

The I, Anonymous Blog Quote o' the Day!

HIRED!: Skyler Gives Walt a Handy in Breaking Bad Audition

Good Morning News!

Republicans Are Clearly Just Having Fun Now: Chris Christie to Deliver Keynote at Republican Convention

Cocktail Compass


Video: The Golden Bears - "We"

Comedy for Breakfast? Comedy for Breakfast!

Sherlock as Performed by Legos, Because... Because.

Trailer for Martin McDonagh's Seven Psychopaths

I'm Legally Obligated to Post This

Bane's Doing Great

Strip Club Supper Search: Casa Diablo

Travel Back to 2011 With Leaked Strategy Memo From Charlie Hales' Campaign

Tonight in Music

Steve Kardynal Wins the Internet

Quick Thoughts on Paul Ryan's Philosophy

The Helio Sequence: New Song and Quadrophonic Disc

The Most Adorable Shark Week Yet!

You Should Totally Get on the Internet

What We Talk About When We Don't Talk About Terror

Taiwanese CG Video Explains Romney/Ryan Ticket Better Than Anybody

Zeitoun Hero Accused of Plotting to Murder His Wife

Today in Very Important Neil Diamond News

Pussy Riot's Closing Statements

Two Married Oregon Runners' Bids for London

Four Reasons Why Elizabeth Banks Should Be President Obama's Permanent Spokesperson

The History of Cinema Presents: Baby Got Back

The Elske Project


Sold Out

The Pink Carpet Project

One Day at a Time

The Week in Review

New Column!

Savage Love & Sex

Savage Love

The Milf and Me