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Aug. 16 - 22, 2012

Vol. 13, No. 13
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Brock Davis


Cute Animal Death Watch!

Do We Have the Stomach to Euthanize Invasive Squirrels, Possums, and Turtles?

Singing in a Coffee Shop? That'll Be $300.

Music Licensing Company Admits Mistake After Pestering Nonprofit


Regaining Control

Incredible Yacht Control Falls into Place

Piecemeal Punk

Still Caves and the Art of Fucking Off

Country and (Pacific North) Western

Denver Keeps Country Music Pure

Rambling Gambling Men

I Went to Helvetia with Helvetia

Up & Coming

This Week's Music Previews

Movies & TV

Chopra for Kids

Even LAIKA Can't Save ParaNorman

History Is Written by the Losers

Todd Solondz's Latest Dark Horse

The Man Behind the Shades

Searching for Sugar Man: The Search for a Mysterious Musician

Film Shorts

In Which We Hit It and Quit It

Dreamgirls 2: Sparkly Boogaloo

In Which I Miss Whitney and J-Hud

Food and Drink

Building a Better Banh Mi

Sok Sab Bai's Instant Icon



Yuvi Zalkow's A Brilliant Novel in the Works

Theater & Performance

Tortured Genius Is Tortured

Boy Wonders Go Awry in Patrick Wohlmut's Continuum


Criminal Objects

Digging into the Stories of the Strangest Things in the Police Evidence Warehouse

I, Anonymous

Wedding Hells


Federal Healthy School Lunch Regulations May Unintentionally Kill Portland's Healthiest School Lunch

Fall Menswear Preview: Bridge & Burn

Sweatin' To The Poetry Readings

Sam Adams Declares Trek in the Park Day

Cute Adult Soapbox Derby Video

Tonight in Music

The Obama Campaign Just Wants Five Years of Your Taxes, Mitt

Police Bureau Trying Out Citizens for Training Advisory Council

Woo Hoo! Dead Alive Is Tonight!

Good Morning, News!

Hustle & Bustle

Win Tickets to Naked Girls Reading: Back to School Fair Edition!

Q&A with Competitive Erotic Fan Fiction Creator Bryan Cook—Plus a Ticket Giveaway!

Phyllis Diller, R.I.P.

Tonight in Music

Settlement in Camping Lawsuit Headed to Council

SL Letter of the Day: Uncle Pussy

The I, Anonymous Blog Quote o' the Day!

Tonight in Music

Tonight in Music

Supercut! Alison Brie Rippity-Rap-Rap-RAPS!

More Strange Objects from the Police Evidence Room

Votes in Place for Fluoride: Mayor Sam Adams Makes It Three

Mayor Sam Adams Addresses Camping Lawsuit Settlement

SL Letter of the Day: Hungover and Hurt

Are You Guys Going to Make Me See The Expendables 2?

The Geography of Craft Beer

Tu Fawning Almost Died to Bring You This Video

Looks Like We'll Be Getting Fluoride in Our Water; Fish and Novick Both Like It

It's Happening Tonight!

Welcome Back to Shark Wednesday!

SL Letter of the Day: Maybe More Vanilla Than I Thought

SL Letter of the Day: Less Face and More Fuck

The Portland Fashion & Style Awards Still Intends to Exist

It's Happening Tonight!

Blu-ray Reviews: Jaws and Total Recall

"We Are the USA!" First Undocumented Oregon Kids File for Deferred Deportation

Eclexion Boutique to Close

Good Morning, News!

Good Morning, News!

The New Ozarks Video Is Magic

The Willamette Week is VERY Disappointed in You

Two Very Different Views of TV Terrorism

Time's a-Wastin'! The Deadline for HUMP! Approacheth!

Bob Mould's New Portland Video

Win Tickets to Yeasayer

High-End Hawaiian Pop-Up at Iorio Tonight

Roller Derby Weekend: Portland vs. Minnesota & Eugene

Good Morning News!

Free Bradley Manning Activists Occupy Obama HQ in Portland and Oakland

Romney/Ryan at First Agree, then Mildly Disagree, then Vehemently Disagree with Akin's Rape Comments

Good Morning, News!

Win Tickets to Hecklevision: Batman & Robin!

Jack White Is Playing at City Laundry in 20 Minutes

"Sharpie Parties"

Comedy Tour: The Alex Falcone Diaries: And in Conclusion!


This Week's Mercury Music Section

The I, Anonymous Blog Quote o' the Day!

Good Morning News!

Today in Why I Don't Trust People with Guns

"People Think We're a Tranny Bar."

Just to Clarify, Human Vaginas Don't Work Like Ducks'

"Ms. James will sign up to three books per person."

Romney Settles This Tax Return Thing Once and for All

Preview of Fanno Creek's Live Album from Banana Stand

Win Tickets to See Brian Posehn!

Robot Chicken vs. DC Comics... WHO YA G— Nevermind. Robot Chicken Wins.

Bane from The Dark Knight Rises Sounds Just Like Morla from The Neverending Story

Mental Health Advocate Urges Boycott of Police Training Panel if Secrecy Is Part of the Job

Frozen Treats: The Definitive Blogtown Poll

Selections from My Random House Historical Dictionary of American Slang

More Beer and Food for Charity

Today in Rightly Penalized Creeps

Jefferson Smith Goes Even Deeper in Discussing His Admittedly "Embarrassing" DMV Record

Republican Steve King Has Never Heard of a Girl Getting Pregnant from Statutory Rape or Incest

Some Clips from The Master

It's Happening Tonight!

Cops Release Surveillance Video of Police Shooting of Billy Wayne Simms

Chloe Sevigny Sighting!

What To Do With an Injured Invasive Animal?

Tony Scott, 1944-2012

Behind the Scenes Art Forgery

Mitt Romney Would Murder Elmo (But Might Feel Bad About It)

Judge Tosses Challenge to Portland Arts Tax Measure

New American Horror Story Teasers!

Forget Roombas! How About DOOMBAS?!?

Jefferson Smith Shares the Rest of His Driving Record, Answers Questions on Insurance and Other Lapses

Crying Children Review The Odd Life of Timothy Green

Good to Die Is Coming for Portland

New Cars & Trains on the Way

Win Tickets to Refused

Good Morning, News!

Pussy Riot Poodle

Republican Platform: No Abortion, No Gay Marriage, Trayvon Martin Had It Coming

Breaking Bad Final Scene: New and Improved!

Pussy Riot Forever!

Norah Jones at Edgefield, Friday, August 17, 2012

SL Letter of the Day: Betty Crocker Boundaries

Star Wars 30 Rock and OH MY GILLIAN!

Tonight in Music

Comedy Tour: The Alex Falcone Diaries: This is the End (Almost)

Paul Ryan's Fave Band is Rage Against the Machine? OH NO HE DIDN'T.

The Breaking Bad Chitty-Chat Club!

It's Happening Tonight!

Twin Shadow at the Doug Fir, August 14

The Police Bureau's Occupy Informant Will Remain a Mystery

So I Saw The Expendables 2 for You Guys

Barrel-Aged Fernet at Whey Bar: Thank You, God

Los Gorditos Lands in the Pearl District

Frightened Rabbit - "State Hospital"

Tonight's Nightmare... Today!

Beat the Heat at the Weird and Funny CHAD Chats

Helvetia Is a Very Good Band

Sold Out

Brady Lange

One Day at a Time

The Week in Review

New Column!

Savage Love

It Began with Tegan

I Love Television

I Love Television™

Bullets of Joy