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Sep. 20 - 27, 2012

Vol. 13, No. 18
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Phyllis Galembo


Saving Us from Ourselves

We Asked, the Feds Spoke: Portland Cops Use Excessive Force Against the Mentally Ill

Sexual Politics

It's Not a Pissing Contest

In Other News

Hall Monitor

Fritz Gnashes Her Teeth


A New Kind of Gaze

Onuinu's Portland Pop Album

Rock of Ages

Black Prairie Is as Black Prairie Does

From Scratch, Times Ten

The We Shared Milk's Family Snapshot

Overnight Bag

M. Ward Keeps Time

Up & Coming

This Week's Music Previews

Movies & TV

Of Men and The Master

Paul Thomas Anderson's Complicated Love Note to Scientology

Film Is Dead

Long Live Film! Side by Side and the Digital Revolution

Scars vs. Helmets

Dredd: A Brilliantly Dumb Homage to Classic Verhoeven

Hello, Operator

Testing the Limits of Authority in Compliance

Rounding the Bend

Trouble with the Curve Takes It Easy on Clint

Film Shorts

In Which We Hit It and Quit It

Food and Drink

Pop-Up Psychologist

Anthony Cafiero's Spin on New Spanish Cuisine

Visual Art

A Geek's Curator

Josephine Zarkovich Likes Sci-Fi (and Now She Has the Keys to Disjecta)


The Hamster Village

Funniest Person Nathan Brannon Debuts a New Comedy Showcase


Into the Wildwoods

Colin Meloy's Wildwood Sequel Improves on the Original

The Underwater Welder

Jeff Lemire Returns to His Mopey Indie Roots

Theater & Performance

Festival Weekend

Reporting from TBA:12 and XOXO Fest


Portland as Fuck

Are Portland's Favorite Institutions Actually "Portlandy"? Or Not "Portlandy" ENOUGH?

I Love Television

I Love Television™

Emmys... of the FUTURE!

I, Anonymous

When Babies Go Boom


Straw Poll From Our Mayoral Inquisition: Jefferson Wins

Do Cyclists Make Better Customers?

It's Happening Tonight!

Mitt Reminds Crowd to Chant His Name, Too, Not Just Paul Ryan's Name

Three Great New Videos: Corin Tucker Band, Tu Fawning, Pure Bathing Culture

Good Morning, News!

Blogtown's Poster of the Week

Mobile Grocery Truck Making Its Way Down to Old Town

Journey to the Center of the South Waterfront: Oranj Studio

For Conservatives, Liberal Polling Is the New Liberal Media

This Should Keep You Busy for a Few Hours.

A Roundup of All Things David Lynch

Single Use Disposables: Convenience or Conundrum

Otter Monday! Otter Tuesday! Otter Wednesday! Otter Thursday! Otter Friday!

Design Week Portland: The Film Festival

Mitt Romney is Kind of Awkward... Umm... You Know... Sometimes

The I, Anonymous Blog Quote o' the Day!

Good Morning News!

Comedy Central Wants to Find Out if Portland Comics Can Bring It

Tonight in Music

The 24-Hour Waxx-a-Thon: OWWWWW!

Someone Is Testing Negative Messages Aimed at Jefferson Smith

Dropping Gems Hooks up with Fin Records

Feast, From One Who Feasted

Watch the Presidential Debates with the Mercury!

Quiet End to Police Union's Loud Call to Kill 911 System

Hey! Register to Vote!

This Delicious Sandwich is Free to Cyclists on Swan Island Tomorrow

Plywerk Housewarming

The I, Anonymous Blog Quote o' the Day!

Cop Accountability Group Persuades Mayor to Rethink Hiring of Police Psychologist

It's Happening Tonight!

SL Letter of the Day: A Refusal to Eat It

It's Happening Tonight!

Good Morning, News!

Hales: "I Will Actively Discourage" Supporters From Launching Independent Expenditures on His Behalf

Star Bar Turns Two! Also, My Favorite Big Star Song.

Don't Forget, Dirty Sex Book Is Kinda Our Fault

Good Morning, News!

The Moral Case For Sex Before Marriage

Win Tickets to Beady Little Eyes' Puppet Slam!

State Okay's "Viva Las Portland" Fake Pro-Casino Campaign

The 6 Worst Songs on Carly Rae Jepsen's New Album

Tonight in Music

Shameless Product Placement. No, Really Shameless.

Tonight in Music

Grouplove and Alt-J's Tuesday Show at the Roseland Canceled

Police Union Boss Rips Mayor Over Frashour Decision—Provokes Randy Leonard Into Supporting Court Appeal

Stupid, Stupid... Make that "Creepy, Creepy Baby!"

The MC Hammer/Obama Mashup We've Been Praying For!

A Public (Peanut Butter) Service Announcement

This is Exactly How I Feel About Strip Clubs, Too.

Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong Throws Best Temper Tantrum EVARRR!!

Dubstep Shatner: It Exists

Chaos on Bullshit Mountain

Homer Simpson Does His Civic Duty

Frashour Rally Planned at City Hall; Jefferson Smith "Disappointed" in Ruling

Today in Inappropriate (But OH, So Appropriate) Kids Halloween Costumes

This Teabag's for You, Blogtown!

What's Weird About a Priest in Shorts Squirting Whipped Cream on His Knees Then Having Children Lick It Off?

Tasty n Sons Announces 2nd, Downtown Location: Tasty n Alder

Tonight in Music

The City Can't Fire Its Own Cops

I Love to Watch Joe Scarborough Suffer

On the Road with Floating World: Animal Collective

I Have Absolutely Nothing to Say About the Emmys

The I, Anonymous Blog Quote o' the Day!

Liz & Dick Trailer: They Drink, They Fight, They Fuuuu... ornicate.

This Man Wants to Be President

Good Morning, News!

What If We Were a City Without Billboards?

Design Week Spotlight: GRAFT

Premiere: The Ocean Floor - "Big Screen TV"

The American Made Awards

Celebrity Alert! Jason Segel at Voodoo!

SL Letter of the Day: The Euro

Win Tickets to Back Fence PDX: Hashtag Nerd

Louie's: Open for Business

The Rapping Dentist Droppin' the Truth in the Hizzzayospital!

This Week's Mercury Music Section

Ugh! I Don't Want This Portlandia Season Two DVD. DO YOU?!?

Ticket Giveaway: LA Dance Project

Good Morning News!

Looks Like There's a Whole Lot of Nothing in Mitt Romney's Taxes

Are You Going to Read J.K. Rowling's New "Adult" Novel?

I Haven't Read Naomi Wolf's Vagina: A New Biography.

It's Happening Tonight!

SL Letter of the Day: Selfless Little People-Pleaser

HUMP! Submissions: Only TWO Weeks Left!

Lucille Bluth or Mitt Romney?

Live-Tweet Action on Feast Portland Starting Tonight!

British Road Rage Beats American Road Rage

Mayoral Candidates Answer Your Ridiculous Questions

Portland: The Place Where Young People are Underemployed

E.L. James Signed Her Smut and Made A Bunch of Horny Ladies Happy

Mormons Plan a Day of Fasting and Praying to Help Romney in Debates

SL Letter of the Day: Doggy Style

Doctor Who Recap: Three's Company!

Breaking: Guillermo del Toro Is Not Mitt Romney

Fox News Host Wants a Federal Investigation of South Park

Breakbad Mountain: Aaron Paul Approved!

UPDATED: State Board Orders Mayor Adams to Reinstate Ron Frashour

In Memoriam: BACON

I Just Pre-Ordered Vampire Dog

Mitt Romney Says the Emergency Room Is a Fine Health Insurance Plan for the Poors

Sold Out

Hustle and Bustle and Equinox

One Day at a Time

The Week in Review

New Column!

I, Anonymous Blog

Savage Love

Double Trouble