Print Edition for the week of
Sep. 6 - 13, 2012

Vol. 13, No. 16
Photo by Merkley??? Illustrations by Hiller Goodspeed


The Growing Legacy List

Sam Adams Also Wants to Be Remembered for Helping Fix the County

From Cars to Cafés

City Program Converts Parking Spots to Outdoor Dining

Hall Monitor

Willing to Keep Cops' Secrets?


The Mercury's Officially Unofficial Guide to MusicfestNW

An Invitation to Privilege

Parenthetical Girls Want to Be Your Friend

Up & Coming

This Week's Music Previews

Movies & TV

Something Inbetween

The Inbetweeners Movie: TV Times Three

In the Red

Spike Lee Goes Back to Doing the Right Thing

Hangin' on the Telephone

For a Good Time Call... Actually, Don't.

Film Shorts

In Which We Hit It and Quit It

Geek Out

Grand Theft Woo

Food and Drink

Purveyor Profile: Nicky USA

How His Meat Gets to Your Table


Sunset Boulevard of Broken Dreams

The Golden Age of Emma Straub's Great Debut Novel

Awkward and Unfathomable

Amanda Coplin's The Orchardist Is a Vital, Beautiful Debut

Theater & Performance

The Week in TBA

The Mercury's Quick Picks for TBA's First Week


The Mercury's Officially Unofficial Guide to MusicfestNW

The Fall of Romneyville

Snapshots from the Republican National Convention

Can't See 'em All!

Our Super-Duper List of MusicfestNW Show Previews

A Bad Dream

On the Mend, Mr. Jonathan Toubin Returns to Portland

Talkin' Transgender Dysphoria Blues

Against Me! Are Still Punk as Fuck

...And Then There Were Two...

Menomena Gets Familial with Moms

The Great Flood

How the Heavy Rains of Portland Shapeshifted the Helio Sequence's New Record

Play My Song

Under the Influence of Redd Kross

Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart

Kishi Bashi's Violin Emits Pure Ecstasy

Break Free of the Bracelet!

See Stuff for Free with Our Handy Guide

I, Anonymous

New Rule


Baconfest Coming to a Saturday Near You

Come to Our Mayoral Inquisition Next Week!

Amy Poehler and Will Arnett: SPLITSVILLE

As the Crisis in Libya Continues, Romney's Floundering Looks Small in Comparison

You Can No Longer Avoid this Mad Men/Rick Astley Mashup

Views From the Street: Our Favorites From the Paul Ryan Fundraiser Protest

It's Happening Tonight!

SL Letter of the Day: Ambulatory Masturbatory Aide

Good Morning News!

TBA: A Butt-Lickin' Good Time

We Might as Well Get Our $148 Million Worth from the Streetcar

Rapping Weatherman? I Cannot Resist You.

Apple iPhone 5 Announcement Preview!

Meanwhile, an Update From the Great Big Fluoride Debate

Who's Hurt Most by the TriMet Fare Hike?

Good Morning, News!

SL Letter of the Day: Wedded Miss

Gays, Ruining One Marriage at a Time

Breaking Bad: Hot Motion Graphics Intro!

Some Perspective on Those Jobs Numbers

Eric D. Johnson Makes a Deschutes River Recording

Heads Up, Doctor Who Fans

Federal Lawsuit Filed in New Columbia Police Shooting

The Duchess Fall Lookbook

J.J. Abrams Sells Robot Cop—and I'm Buying!

SL Letter of the Day: Shock and Ew

The New Louie's is Now Operational

Back to School Clothing Round-Up!

It's Happening Tonight!

It's Happening Tonight!

Meet the Stunters of the XDL Championships

New Obama Ad: It Could've Been Worse!

Good Morning, News!

The I, Anonymous Blog Quote o' the Day!

The I, Anonymous Blog Quote o' the Day!

Troops Not Important to Romney

Will Pussy Riot Be Freed?

The DNC Night That Was: Night Two

Our "Apple Preview" is the Best "Apple Preview"

Tonight's MFNW & TBA Events at Your Fingertips!

A New Challenger Has Entered! The Oregon Comic-Con Stomps Into Existence

Bill Callahan Documentary vs. Real Bill Callahan

SL Letter of the Day: He Doesn't Like Condoms, She Doesn't Like the Pill

NW Hip Hop Fest Tonight; New Cool Nutz Video

Disturbing Trend in Pop Music Videos That Makes My Inner Nerd Rage

Quick Thoughts on Perforations

Concordia Neighborhood to Celebrate Neighborhood Awesomeness

Kula Kart: Cute Cart Alert!

Pendleton Portland Collection Madness Resumes

Portland Garment Factory at The Curiosity Club

Blogtown's Poster of the Week

Endorsements Show Split in Mayoral Candidates

Tonight at the Bagdad: Tim Burton's Batman

Good Morning News!

George W. Bush Was Warned Multiple Times About an Attack from Al Qaeda Before 9/11

Good Morning, News!

The Fluoride Fight In City Hall Is About to Get Real

Where Hatred of the Rich Outweighs Racism

Parenthetical Girls' Urban-Viking Funeral

Your Congressman Says to Go Eat at Food Carts

President Obama's Speech to the DNC

Ryan's Hedging His Bets

Meet the Mercury's Newest Lawyer

A Peek into the Mercury Editorial Process

DJ Jonathan Toubin TONIGHT at Holocene!

Unanimous Vote for Fluoride; Referendum Expected This Afternoon

Win Baraka on Blu-ray! And Some Other Stuff!

Ten Tiny Dances: Photos

Yipes! The HUMP! Deadline is Less than a Month Away!

The Duchess Fall Look

POLL: What Is the Correct Pronunciation of Star Trek Into Darkness? Plus: A CONTEST!

Life Coaching, Heart of Darkness, and a Tiny Baby Goat

The Quiet Volume: Crazy-Making Performance Art at the Central Library


TriMet Route Changes Cause Trouble For Woodlawn Businesses

Romney Is Kind of Imploding Right Now

Opening Night at the Works!

GGG—Now With Added Science!

Hits of Sunshine: Portland Artists in the Desert

More Streaming Albums! Hear Menomena's Moms

Oregonians Are Using Less and Less Gas

The Policy Gap

Last Week to Apply for Crafty Wonderland

Tonight's MusicfestNW Shows

This Week's Mercury Music Section

Obama's Favorite Place in the White House

Doctor Who Recap: Dinosaurs! On a Spaceship!

Tonight's MusicfestNW Shows

Hot Or Not: Google Glass at New York Fashion Week

Freaky Google Ad of the Day

It's Creepy Burlesque Night!

Listen to the Corin Tucker Band's New Album. All of It.

Can We Just Talk About the Onion's Convention Coverage For a Second

It's Happening Tonight!

Cops Say They're Using Force Less Often—But Report Offers Few Details

Third Album Stream's a Charm: Black Prairie

Tonight at TBA: Christeene

You Don't Know Me, Pandora... YOU DON'T KNOW ME!!

Local Comedians Compete in Portland for the Chance to Compete in Seattle

Good Morning, News!

Mitt Romney's Tiny Face Approved This Message

Are You a True Chicago Fan?

The HBO Trailer for The Girl

This Ad on Might Be In Poor Taste

DNC Closes Out with Anti-Choice, Anti-Gay Prayer

E.T. Returns to Terrify Another Generation

MusicfestNW Starts Tonight!

Probably the Best Birthday Party Ever

Portland Thieves! Return My "Hot Tub Time Machine" Backpack! NO QUESTIONS ASKED.

Tonight in Music

Every Trailer Should Begin with Liam Neeson Threatening to Find and Kill You, the Viewer of the Trailer You're About to Watch

Goddammit, Did You Really Have to Quote a Woman Named Tree?

PBA Asks Nolan, Fritz Whether "Transients" Should Be "Allowed" on Public Sidewalks

TBA Starts Tonight!

Obligatory Cranky TBA Post: I HATE WAITING

The Science of Orgasm

Republican Staffer Pretends to Be Disillusioned Obama Supporter in New Ad

Questions for Concertgoers

Finally, a Health Study on Coal Dust: Multnomah County Steps Up

Sold Out

Good News and Bad News

One Day at a Time

The Week in Review

New Column!

Savage Love & Sex

Savage Love

Burn Notice

I Love Television