Print Edition for the week of
Aug. 30 - Sep. 5, 2012

Vol. 13, No. 15
Photo by Alin Dragulin Paint and Fire by Steve Mathews


The Right Kind of Help

City Takes Another Step Toward Easing Cops out of the Suicide Business

The Great Skate Debate

City Weighs Plan to Require Helmets, Ban Night Skating

Keep on Zoobombing

Portland's Irrepressible Bike Group Marks 10 Years

Hall Monitor

The Fight for a Night's Sleep

In Other News


Nights of Future Passed

Chromatics Kill for Love

Shades Off

Beyond Mott with Ian Hunter

Sheer Force of Will

Bruxa's Fatalistic Jams

Up & Coming

This Week's Music Previews

Movies & TV

Bootlegging for Fun and Profit

Blood and Booze in John Hillcoat's Lawless

Hey, Killer Joe!

Where You Goin' with That Gun in Your Pants?

Robot Dreams

Robot and Frank: A Robot! And Frank Langella!

Mike Birbiglia Is a Real Person

Storytelling, Night Terrors, and Sleepwalk with Me

Summer's Over

To Live and Die in Oslo

Film Shorts

In Which We Hit It and Quit It

Geek Out

Recycled Goods

Food and Drink

Hidden in Plain Sight

The Comforts of Home at Luce

Visual Art

Augmented Realities

Techne Rendered Dawn's Digital Craftsmanship


In a Country of Fathers

Jonathan Evison's The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving

Stranger in a Strange Land

Prophet Is Weird! Like, Really Weird.


Hacking History with Wizzywig

Fall Ill Medicine

The Body Poetry of Carrie Seitzinger


Time After Time

The Mercury's Guide to TBA's 10th Year

African Dance

Nora Chipaumire on Displacement, Exile, and African Identity

Digging Up the Present

The US Debut of Mexican Theater Company Lagartijas Tiradas al Sol

Get Help

Life Coaching with Andrew Dickson

Pop Art

Gob Squad Reworks Andy Warhol for the Facebook Era

Bringing Up Bucky

Sam Green and Yo La Tengo Collaborate on The Love Song of R. Buckminster Fuller

Totally Terrifying Women

A Glut of Actually Scary Females from Cinema

The Thing of It All

Refocusing TBA's Visual Art Programming with End Things

Other Voices, Other Rooms

Spotlighting Japan's Avant-Garde in Voices and Echoes

Democracy on the Big Screen

Big Art Group Brings The People to Portland

TBA or Not TBA?

Can You Spot the Real TBA Events?

Online Relationship Management

Claire L. Evans and the Digital Heart

Crackpot Cookery

Thu Tran's 420-Inspired The Yes and No of Blacklight Food

I, Anonymous

Training Day



Yes, We Know a Gawker Writer Wore Our T-Shirt. You May Now Kindly Stop Writing to Tell Us About It

Good Morning, News!

Seen Under the Hawthorne Bridge

Roller Derby Recap: Portland vs. Minnesota, Eugene

SL Letter of the Day: Marriage, Maybe?

I Guess I'm Going to See Clint Eastwood Tonight, You Guys

I Met Special Agent Dale Cooper! Or, Marjorie and I Went to the Portlandia Press Junket

This Week's Cover

Among Others Wins Hugo for Best Novel

A Bad Lip Reading of... Twilight!

It's Happening Tonight!

Three Action Movie Recommendations!

Andrew Sullivan on What Obama Needs to Do This Week

KEXP's MusicfestNW Daytime Shows Are Free and All Ages

Finally, a Pen for the Laaaaadies!

Interviews with Homeless Portlanders

That'll Teach You for Offering Your Opinion!

RNC Diary Day 2: The Wholesome Kid with the Lying Mouth

It's Happening Tonight!

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

Tonight in Music

The Rock: A True American British Hero

Win Tickets to David Byrne & St. Vincent

Police Cite 50 Cyclists on NE Broadway

Mayor Pitches Plan to Give West Hayden Island to the Port

Good Morning News!

Koreans Make The Best Toys

Good Morning, News!

American Horror Story Spoiler Alert!

Yesterday in PDX: Skeleton in a Poncho

Last Chance for Tickets to Elizabeth Cline

This Year's Jackpot Records Film & Music Fest

Portland Fashion Week Becomes "FASHIONxt"

Scuffles, Pepper Spray, Cops, and Plea for More Volunteers at Last Thursday

"Beards for Breasts" Photoshoot Leads to Standoff on Burnside Bridge

Girls' Lena Dunham Dating That Guy Who Does That Terrible Song

Design Week Portland Is Live!

Lunchtime TV: The New Normal

Tonight in Music

Good Morning, News!

Give Paul Ryan a Break!

It's Happening Tonight!

The Biggest Nerd Prom in the Northwest: A PAX Dispatch

Kubrick and the One-Point Perspective

Demimonde Set to Fly Solo

Portland Cello Project to Perform Radiohead's OK Computer

Reality Has a Reality Bias

It's Happening Tonight!

RNC Diary Day 3: Triumph of the Willard

Terrible YouTube Rap Video About Pimping Kept Out of Court Case Against Alleged Pimp

SL Letter of the Day: Free Spirit, My Ass

This Week's Mercury Film Section

Trailer for Ben Wheatley's Sightseers

Good Morning, News!

POLL: Mayoral Candidates' Facebook Photos Face-Off

Good Morning News!

Council Passes New Skate Law, Banning Skateboarding at Night in SW

Good Morning, News!

It's Happening Tonight!

Are We Better Off Than We Were Four Years Ago?

A Modern Dance Analysis of the Arrested Development "Chicken Dance"

Activists Stage Funeral For TriMet Bus Lines

This Was Uncalled For

The Breaking Bad Chitty-Chat Club!

DNC Diary: The Full Force of the Republican DNC "Counteroffensive"

Tonight in Music

What "Portland Institution" Turns Ten this Week?

Some Things You Can't Unsee

The Best Thing the University of Oregon Has Ever Produced

The I, Anonymous Blog Quote o' the Day!

CONDEMN or ALLOW: Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters

Lying Liars and the Television Critics Who Enable Them

Timbers Match-Day In The Life

The Takedown Calls for Local Chefs

Your Weekly Reminder that RUN-DMC Made the World a Better Place

Project Leather

Angus MacGyver Has Lessons to Teach Us All

O They Will Know We Are Christians...

Online Relationship Management

Luck-One & Dizz: "Get. Your. Money." feat. Tope & Epp

Sorry, GOP! No Ronald Reagan Hologram for You

Today in Badass Ping Pongery

An Old Man Arguing with His Imaginary Friend

Layoffs Hit Portland's Art Institute, Communication Apparently Fails

Happy Birthday, Beyonce!

SL Letter of the Day: License to Cheat

Blogtown's Poster of the Week

Lunchtime TV: Revolution

With "Street Seats," City Turns Public Parking Spots into Private Cafes

This Week's Mercury Music Section

DNC Night One: The Night That Was

The I, Anonymous Blog Quote o' the Day!

SL Letter of the Day: Don't Give Up So Quickly

Sold Out

Elizabeth Cline and Overdressed

One Day at a Time

The Week in Review

The Week in Review

New Column!

Savage Love & Sex

Savage Love

Sleep with the Sharks

I Love Television

I Love Television™

Happy Self-Induced Coma Week!