Print Edition for the week of
Sep. 20 - 27, 2012

Vol. 13, No. 18
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

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

Homer Simpson Does His Civic Duty

Chaos on Bullshit Mountain

Blogtown's Poster of the Week

Good Morning, News!

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

Dubstep Shatner: It Exists

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

This Teabag's for You, Blogtown!

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

It's Happening Tonight!

Do Cyclists Make Better Customers?

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

Breakbad Mountain: Aaron Paul Approved!

Fox News Host Wants a Federal Investigation of South Park

A Public (Peanut Butter) Service Announcement

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

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

Breaking: Guillermo del Toro Is Not Mitt Romney

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

I Just Pre-Ordered Vampire Dog

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

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

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

In Memoriam: BACON

UPDATED: State Board Orders Mayor Adams to Reinstate Ron Frashour

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

Portland: The Place Where Young People are Underemployed

Mayoral Candidates Answer Your Ridiculous Questions

Tonight in Music

Shameless Product Placement. No, Really Shameless.

Tonight in Music

British Road Rage Beats American Road Rage

Doctor Who Recap: Three's Company!

SL Letter of the Day: Doggy Style

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

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

Win Tickets to Beady Little Eyes' Puppet Slam!

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

It's Happening Tonight!

Lucille Bluth or Mitt Romney?

HUMP! Submissions: Only TWO Weeks Left!

SL Letter of the Day: Selfless Little People-Pleaser

The Moral Case For Sex Before Marriage

Good Morning, News!

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

It's Happening Tonight!

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

Live-Tweet Action on Feast Portland Starting Tonight!

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

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

Good Morning, News!

Plywerk Housewarming

This Delicious Sandwich is Free to Cyclists on Swan Island Tomorrow

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

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

Good Morning News!

Hey! Register to Vote!

SL Letter of the Day: A Refusal to Eat It

It's Happening Tonight!

Ticket Giveaway: LA Dance Project

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

This Week's Mercury Music Section

Cop Accountability Group Persuades Mayor to Rethink Hiring of Police Psychologist

The I, Anonymous Blog Quote o' the Day!

Feast, From One Who Feasted

Dropping Gems Hooks up with Fin Records

Someone Is Testing Negative Messages Aimed at Jefferson Smith

The Rapping Dentist Droppin' the Truth in the Hizzzayospital!

Louie's: Open for Business

Win Tickets to Back Fence PDX: Hashtag Nerd

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

Tonight in Music

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

SL Letter of the Day: The Euro

Celebrity Alert! Jason Segel at Voodoo!

The American Made Awards

Watch the Presidential Debates with the Mercury!

The I, Anonymous Blog Quote o' the Day!

Good Morning News!

The I, Anonymous Blog Quote o' the Day!

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

Premiere: The Ocean Floor - "Big Screen TV"

Design Week Spotlight: GRAFT

What If We Were a City Without Billboards?

Design Week Portland: The Film Festival

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

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

Good Morning, News!

This Man Wants to Be President

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

Tonight in Music

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

Single Use Disposables: Convenience or Conundrum

A Roundup of All Things David Lynch

This Should Keep You Busy for a Few Hours.

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

I Have Absolutely Nothing to Say About the Emmys

On the Road with Floating World: Animal Collective

For Conservatives, Liberal Polling Is the New Liberal Media

Journey to the Center of the South Waterfront: Oranj Studio

Mobile Grocery Truck Making Its Way Down to Old Town

I Love to Watch Joe Scarborough Suffer

The City Can't Fire Its Own Cops

Sold Out

Hustle and Bustle and Equinox

One Day at a Time

The Week in Review

New Column!

I, Anonymous Blog

Savage Love & Sex

Savage Love

Double Trouble