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May. 30 - Jun. 5, 2018

Vol. 19, No. 3
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News

Oregon’s Anti-Abortion Extremist Comes Home

Abortion advocates prepare for the prison release of notorious clinic arsonist Shelley Shannon

What We Know (and Don't Know) About the PSU Hit-and-Run

Court documents reveal new information about suspect Greg Porter

Hall Monitor: Treading Water

The latest solution to Portland's housing crisis? Cheaper water.

Music

EP Review: Frankie Simone, Love//Warrior

The Portland Pop Sensation‘s Debut Is a Battle Cry for Queer Love

King Tuff Surrenders to the Unknown

How a Major Identity Crisis Inspired His New Album The Other

The 20 Best Concerts to See in Portland This Week: May 30-June 5

From Frankie Simone’s EP Release Show to the Dolly Parton Hoot Night

Film

After 15 Years, the Groundbreaking Anime FLCL Is Back

Adult Swim Revives the Insane, Mile-a-Minute Show

How to Talk to Girls at Parties Review: A Punk Disappointment

Wait, Nicole Kidman’s Playing a Punk?

Upgrade Review: Poor Man’s RoboCop Meets Working-Class Black Mirror

A Schlock Sci-Fi Action Thriller That’s Fun as Hell

The 14 Best Films to Catch in Portland Theaters This Week: June 1-7

Including Mountain, Ninja 3: The Domination, and 2001 on 70mm

Books

Islamophobia in the USA

American Islamophobia Reveals Our Nation’s Long History of Prejudice

Theater & Performance

Ballet Is for Closers

Oregon Ballet Theatre’s Closer Removes Audience and Dancer Boundaries

Sex, Marriage, Porn, Dildos

Alice Birch’s Hilarious Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again.

Feature

Brick By Brick

Many of Portland’s Historic Brick Buildings—And Their Residents—Won’t Survive an Earthquake. What Can Be Done?

Last Supper

Dreaming of Dumplings

Great New Choices for Your Dumpling Fix

Lush Life

Teote Mezcalería Makes Tasting Mezcal Easier on the Pocketbook

New Outpost on Alberta Has Similar Menu, Table Service and Even More Mezcals

I, Anonymous

This Week’s Featured I, Anonymous!

#PNW Vibes

Cannabuzz

Got Cannabis Q’s? We’ve Got Cannabis A’s.

Let’s Dip into the Readers’ Mailbag!

One Day at a Time

Letters

Editor's Note

A Very Special Letter from Mercury Editor-in-Chief Wm. Steven Humphrey

Savage Love

What Works

The Party Review

Laser Tag Birthday

From Slacktivism to Activism

The 12 Best Ways to Make a Difference in Portland this Week: May 30-June 5

Kick off Pride with Sugar Town, Oregon’s GA Sues Trump Ten Times, and a Patriot Prayer/Counter Protest Anniversary

Portland’s Pretty

Dancing the Fog Away at Chapel Hill

A Visit to Church Bar’s Li’l Sister Establishment