Print Edition for the week of
Mar. 10 - 16, 2011

Vol. 11, No. 42
Ray Gordon


What's Supposed to Happen

Suspect in Cop Shootings Lives to See Day in Court

Dollar Scholars

Undocumented Students Could Make the State Money

Breaking the Bank?

Hidden Costs in New Police Pact

Hall Monitor

Fritz's New Gig

In Other News


Diamonds Are Forever

The Small World and Big Sound of Rainbow Arabia

That Sweet Soul Music

Drive-By Truckers Dial Back the Fuzz

Stir Crazy

Morning Teleportation Keep Moving

Night at the Improv

Eternal Tapestry's Space-Time Continuum

Winged Migration

The Nesting Instincts of Little Wings

Up & Coming

Highlights in music the week of March 10-16

Movies & TV

Sci-Fi Vérité

Of War, Spectacle, and Bulb-Headed Cyborgs

Geek Out

Masters of the Universe

Bad Trade

The Other Woman's Not Worth It

Film Shorts

In Which We Hit It and Quit It

It Huffs, It Puffs, It Blows

Red Riding Hood Gets the Tween Treatment

To the Orgasmatron!

Orgasm Inc.: The Big-Money World of the Female Orgasm

Welcome Back, Jar Jar!

Mars Needs Moms: Blame Robert Zemeckis

Have Some Pride

The Last Lions' Call to Arms

Food and Drink

Little Bird, Big Expectations

Rucker's New Bistro Lives up to the Hype

Visual Art

Mechanical Marvels

Robots, Doughnuts, and the Era of the Geek Are on Display in Short Circuit


Small Press Roundup

A Prison Memoir, Food and CIA Secrets, and, Of Course, Hipsters

Brides and Bank Robbers

Local Author Dan DeWeese's You Don't Love This Man

The Telltale Heart of Darkness

Mat Johnson's Cuttingly Original Pym

Theater & Performance

It's Not TV, It's The Scene

Portland Playhouse Brings the Pain with The Scene


By Popular Vote

Portland's Sexiest Sex Workers!

Mercury Sex Survey Results: 10 Years of Licky-Boom-Boom-Down!

Want to Learn Portland's Deepest, Darkest, Moistest Sexual Secrets? Read On!

I, Anonymous

Apologies of a Douche


Win Tickets to Boomcracklefly

Bumpin' Grindhouse

Ponies! (Okay, fine... Mini Horses!)

See It: Breakfast at Tiffany's at the Roseway

Severe Thunderstorm Warning! (According to the Lady Outside My Window)

Internet Anonymity: Point/Counterpoint

Black Wave Red Sun

Damn, It's Hard to be a Grocery Store

PSU is a Nazi Liberal Alien Conspiracy!

Japan Declares Nuclear Emergency

W+K's Pretty Poster Raises Money for Japan

R.I.P. Snake Who Bit That One Model's Tit

Old-Timey Nickelodeon Shows Back from the Dead!

Stumptown Comics Art Awards Nominees Announced

Frank Cassano's "Blogtown in Review"

POLL: Is "Jeld-Wen Field" A Cool, Breezy Moniker OR Does It Bring on Sharp Panes?

Stupid, Stupid Baby: The Toy Dinosaur

Free Bagels. RUN!

Justin Bieber on "Being Viewed in Context of the Geologic Time Scale." EEEEEEEE!!!

Mondale, Dukakis, Clinton, Clinton, Gore, Kerry, Obama

Further Proof Suri Cruise Gets Everything

Tsunami Propagation Animation

Oregon: We're Due for "The Big One."

Will Radioactive Particles from the Leaking Reactor Reach the Pacific Northwest?

Q&A with Alicia J. Rose, Director of Menomena "TAOS" Video

*Jeld-Wen Field* Pr0n And Cats That Live In Ballparks

SL Letter of the Day: Some Tips For Bathhouse Newbies

This Week's Mercury Music Section

I Work With the Worst People On Earth: #1 in a Series

New Trailer for Super 8 Appears to Have Been Made Specifically for Me, Your Mileage May Vary

Best Tweets from the Get Motivated! Seminar

Bridgetown's Initial Lineup Announced

A Printable Bike

Crazy "God Shakes Japan" Girl Actually a Troll?

Yes, For Realsies: Meowvel Vs. Catcom

CRC Video: A Boatload of Questions

Here are the Mind-Blowing Tsunami Photos.

The First Annual Blogtown Final Four Bracket!

Traffic Light Is Not the Worst Thing on Television

Apologies for This Week's Grumpy-Ass Movie Reviews

End Hits Concert Challenge: 311 Cover Band at the Alberta Street Public House

Activist Groups Plan Rally: Say No to the JTTF!

Japan's Cat Island

Today in Bad Ideas: Driving on the MAX Tracks

Tonight's Nightmare Today: The Cricket Tournament

Netflix Ventures Into Original Programming; David Fincher and Kevin Spacey Tag Along

Gold Star: The Mercury's Web Comment of the Week!

In Which a Badass New Game of Thrones Trailer Renders Me Utterly Useless to Anyone

The 7-Day Portland Karaoke-A-Thon Blog Begins

Good Morning News!

It's Happening Tonight!

Good Morning News!

It's Happening Tonight!

It's Happening Tonight!

Here's a Justin Bieber Shirt You'll Wear!


Here's Your Weekend Jam, Yo!

Two Hours, Every Fatality Ever

Adventures in Tone-Deaf Altruism

(Didn't This Already Happen?) Online News Overtakes Print

Eva Braun in Blackface

Bret Easton Ellis Thinks Charlie Sheen "Gets" Celebrity

Charlie Sheen on the Disaster in Japan (Oh, No...)

Re: Oregon: We're Due for "The Big One."

SL Letter of the Day: You're Gonna Suck

Meme of the Moment: Fuck Yeah Nouns

Long Lost Nintendo Game: The Great Gatsby


Good Morning, News!

Absurd Plastic Wrapped Object of the Day: Trader Joes Bell Peppers

It Gets Sort Of Better: John Cryer

Apple Rumored to Make Magazine Publishing So Easy Even an Idiot Could Do It

Super Mario Bros. As Indie Film As SXSW Bumper As Blog Post

What's in Alison's Desk Drawer?

Here's Your Terrible Tuesday Jam, Yo!

Initial Review: Pokémon Black/White

The Pizza Matrix

It's Happening Tonight!

God Gives Japan "a Little Shake" to Punish the Atheists

Awesome Bike Wheel Animation

Whose Desk Drawer Would You Like to Snoop Inside?

Where To Catch The (Undefeated) Timbers’ First MLS Match

Classical Music as Transit Crime Deterrent

In the New Red Dawn, the Wolverines Will Fight the Chinese North Koreans

This Explains So Much

Japan in 1923

KUFO is Out! Lars Larson and Glenn Beck are In!

It Gets Better: David Sedaris

I, Anonymous: The Complaint About Food Carts You Might Not Have Seen Coming

Good Morning, News!

Stupid, Stupid Baby: Nose Blowing

Nate Dogg (1969 - 2011)

Earthquake Video Roundup

Millionaires Don't Even Feel Rich.

Feeling a Little Sleepy This Afternoon?

Why Some Hardcovers Are Cheaper than E-Books

The Mercury's Disgusting Bathroom: #2 in a Series

We'll Have to Wait a Little While Longer on the JTTF

Karaoke-A-Thon Day 1: Stripparaoke at Devil's Point [NSFW]

Tsunami Footage from Northern Japan… and HOLY SHIT.

Meet "Mean Conan"

On the Vagaries of the Internet

SLLOTD: The Birthday Party

Go Read the Comments on Last Night's Blazers Live-Blog.

Blogtowners... I Love You (Comparatively Speaking, Of Course)

Little Big Burger Expands To Mississippi Ave.

"Bless You": It's No "Fuck You"

Good Morning, News!

Win Tickets to Trailer War!

Chabon & Waldman Pitch HBO Pilot

End Hits Concert Challenge: Disturbed, Korn, and More

I, Anonymous: A (Super) Delayed Retort From the Makers of Leverage!

Euthanize Blaze (Campaign For A New Mascot)

Good Morning, News!

Old Things Don't Look All That Old in Color

KJ Profile: Darryl Zero at Stripparaoke

Menomena - "TAOS" Video

Watching Gleeks Watch Glee...

Let My Bieber Go!

Everything You Need to Know About A Game of Thrones in One Minute and 48 Seconds

Karaoke-A-Thon Day 2: Karaoke From Hell at Dante's

I, Anonymous: Death to Shitty Tofu Scrambles

Good Morning, News!

Name This Band: We're with the Chicken

Typhoon - "The Honest Truth" Video

Stupid, Stupid Baby: The Snort

SLLOTD: Baby Daddy Drama

Get Motivationalized, Ya'll!

Blazers vs. Mavericks - Hot Live Blog Action

Who Has the Sexiest Staff (Not Staph) in Portland?

Addendum to: Where To Watch the Timbers' First MLS Match

Sarah Vowell Explains Plate Lunches

Sold Out

Souchi Spring 2011

One Day at a Time

The Week in Review

New Column!

Savage Love

Not to Be Ignored

I Love Television

I Love Television™

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