Print Edition for the week of
Aug. 23 - 29, 2012

Vol. 13, No. 14
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Buff Monster and Oliver Hibert


Sexual Politics

Portland Rockers Sound off on Pussy Riot

Portland's Latest Water War

With Council Vote on Fluoride Set, Foes Prepare for Ballot Fight

Brussels Sprouts for the Children!

Q&A with All-Star Abernethy School Chef Nicole Hoffmann

Broken Record

Jefferson Smith Shares Dismal Driving History

Hall Monitor

To Be or Not to Be... Silent

In Other News


Roaring through Town

Raymond Byron Re-imagines Familiar Landscapes

The Happiest Place on Earth

Desaparecidos and the Revolution That Almost Was

We Need New Noise

How Refused Reshaped Punk

A Neil Diamond Jubilee

Hot August Night Turns 40

Up & Coming

Music previews for the week of August 23-29.

Movies & TV

Fast Cars and Veronica Mars

Talking Hit and Run with Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell

RPat vs. Genius

RPat Is in over His Head in Cosmopolis

The Fast and the Furious

Premium Rush Is Stupid. And Great!

Manic Pixie Cautionary Tale

Julie Delpy's Aggressively Unfun 2 Days in New York

Truth Trumps Funny

The Reality and Embarrassment of Celeste and Jesse Forever

False Contender

The Imposter Swears to Tell the Truth

Film Shorts

In Which We Hit It and Quit It

Food and Drink

Venetian Blinded

Carpaccio Trattoria: Less Than Meets the Eye


Comedy on Demand

Instant Comedy's Unholy Marriage of Stand-up and Improv


On Vice-Presidential Ineptitude

The Author of Veeps: Profiles in Insignificance Weighs in on Paul Ryan

Anxiety Attack

Martin Amis' Utterly Unpredictable Lionel Asbo: State of England.

Winter Journal's Cheery Look at Imminent Death

You're Going to Die. So Is Paul Auster.


City of Books

Exploring Portland's Other Bookstores

The Books We Bought

Guess What Happens When You Visit 20 Bookstores?

I Love Television

I Love Television™

I Love Christian Conservatives!

I, Anonymous


Solid Summer Cocktails (through August)

What Are Incarcerated Teens Reading These Days?


I Need All of These Russian Nesting Dolls

Re: City of Books

Do the HUMP!

TBA's Food Lineup Features Portland Celeb Chefs and "Blind-Tasting Bingo"

"A Cat Knows What Anarchy Is"

The Breaking Bad Chitty-Chat Club!

Inspire Your Employees... Via the Medium of "Rap"!

Save the Pearls: A Dystopian YA Romance Series in Blackface

Introducing the Mercury's 2012 TBA Blog!

Good Morning News!

NE Broadway is Getting Tropical Again

The Master Continues to Make Xenu Cry, Will Screen in 70mm in Seattle

Video Verite to Close in October


Robot Apocalypse Updated

Wiener Fun!

Spoken For

It's Happening Tonight!

The I, Anonymous Blog Quote o' the Day!

BREAKING NEWS: Mitt Romney Makes Joke

The I, Anonymous Blog Quote o' the Day!

This is Maybe Going Too Far.

Today in Bears Shaving their Crotches

Last Chance to Win Refused Tickets

It's Happening Tonight!

Not Invited to Sauvie Island's Nude Beach: Barbed Wire

So What's Next for Hecklevision?

Getting a Jump on Halloween—Yes, Halloween. I Said It. "Fall."

Win Tickets to Cat Power

Good Morning, News!

It Was Really Smart of Romney to Put a Congressman on the Ticket

Tie-Dye, Hair, and Leather: What the ZZ Top Concert Looked Like

Newly Married Straight Couple Invites Gay Couples to Have First Dance at Wedding Reception to Protest Marriage Inequality

Good Morning, News!

Canoodle News!

Last-Minute Hecklevision Blogtown Meet-Up!

Stupid, Stupid Babies: Head Bangin' Babies

Obama's Trash-Talk and Other Delights

Eat Your Cocktail

SL Letter of the Day: Kinky Needs

SL Letter of the Day: Homosexual Implication

You Might Have to Run, Hide, and Fight If You're Somewhere You Can't Have a Gun

SL Letter of the Day: Ground Rules

Flight of the Conchords Just Saved Monday Morning

The Impending Pearl District Explosion

Good Morning News!

New Casino Certainly Embodies the Spirit of Oregon

Paul Ryan Says "Forcible Rape" Was Just "Stock Language"

It's Happening Tonight!

SL Letter of the Day: So I Married a Fag Hag

Convention Diary: The Ron Paul Delegates Disrupted the Convention This Afternoon

A New Menomena Song, Called "Capsule"

This Yum Yum Video Is Both Sexy and Nerve-Racking

Siren Nation Festival Announces 2012 Music Lineup

Tonight in Music

Bad Blood XIII Reading Tonight

Draft Plan Calls for Citywide Skate Helmet Law and Ban on Skating SW Hills After 10PM

Dan Savage vs. Brian Brown: The Dinner Table Debate

City Closes North Wheeler in Hopes of Reducing Right Hook Crashes

Want to Win a TBA Pass?

ABC Greenlights Joss Whedon's S.H.I.E.L.D Pilot!

Romney Campaign Won't Let Reporters Ask Questions About Abortion or Akin

Book Reviews for Sale

Kask Bartender Wins (Another) Free Ride Out of State

Tonight in Music

Another Reason Why Limeys are the Worst People in the World

Two Republicans Do Something Racist Enough to Get Them Bounced from the Republican Convention

This Week's Mercury Music Section

Good Morning, News!

Lunchtime TV: The Mindy Project

Scientific Evidence that Black Licorice Is Worse Than Red Licorice

Enjoy Your Sad, Last Week of the Free Rail Zone

Groups Continue to Fight Coal Exports

Tonight in Music

Bunk Bar Block Party!

TanQ and Year Two

Good Morning, News!

All the Doctor Who News That Can Fit in a TARDIS or Something!

A Peek into the Mercury Editorial Process

Which Would You Rather Watch at 10:30 PM on a Monday Night?

Lord Has a Very Good, Free New EP

The Republican Guide to Female Anatomy

Tonight in Music

Umm... That Reality Show About Conjoined Twins Debuts Tonight?


Coming to a Neighborhood Near You: 20 MPH Speed Limits!

Tonight in Music

BREAKING: Timbers Tap Porter As New Head Coach

Republican Platform Would Strip Federal Funds From Tuition Equity

Dear The Newsroom: I Hate Myself For Loving You

Leslie Knope Terrible Impersonations Supercut, Guv'nah! (Because She's British!)

Hecklevision: Batman & Robin! Tonight! Here's Your Last Chance to Win Tickets!

Sins of the Ice Cream Shop

Win an Immersion Pass to TBA:12!

Move Over, "Tall Bike"—Now There's "Tiny Bike."

Convention Diary: Tampa Is Red, White, Blue, and Black

Here, Have a Bunch of Free Image Comics

Blogtown's Poster of the Week

Chelsea Peretti Gave Me Face Fatigue

Live-Action Oregon Trail Game Coming to Oregon

RNC, Night 1: Dance of the Tokens

AAAAAAAHH! Hecklevision: Batman & Robin is TOMORROW!

Good Morning, News!

One Day at a Time

The Week in Review

Savage Love

Broken Up