Print Edition for the week of
Mar. 24 - 30, 2011

Vol. 11, No. 44
Martin Ontiveros


A Horrible, Horrible Sight

Portland Activist Recounts Escape from Tsunami-Stricken Japan

The Unloaded Barrel

Tough Questions Tangle Mayor's Gun Laws

Hack Back

Church Subpoenas Google for Queer Activists' Info

Hall Monitor

The Power of (4-)1

In Other News


Wild, Free, and TNT

The Nomadic Sound of Akron/Family

White-Line Ministry

Little Scream Spans Landscapes

Making Tea

The Concoctions of Gold Panda

Mental Beasts

The Twin Limbs of Wye Oak

Up & Coming

Highlights in music the week of March 24-30

Movies & TV


Matt McCormick's Dour Some Days Are Better Than Others

Becoming Monk

The Physical and Theological Struggle in Of Gods and Men

Jane Eyre's Wild Ride

Gothic, Overblown, and Totally Entertaining

Geek Out

3D Is Great and All, But...

Film Shorts

In Which We Hit It and Quit It

Here You Go, Suckers

Sucker Punch: Sweet Jesus, That Was Awful

Food and Drink

Grain & Gristle

Far Better Than the Name Suggests

Food News


Strangers in Paradise

Unfamiliar Fishes: Sarah Vowell Explains How America Stole Hawaii

Birth Control

Obstetrics, Abortion, Midwifes, and More in Catching Babies

Keep Portland Noir

Stumptown's Contemporary Noir

Theater & Performance

Rasta Man

Jack Goes Boating Has Heart, Humor, and Charm


Highlights from the Local Burlesque World


Deep in the Heart of Texas

One Band's Descent into the World's Largest Music Festival

I, Anonymous

Born This Way


Karaoke-A-Thon KJ Profile: John Brophy at Baby Ketten

Blogtown Review: Blast by Colt 45

Confirmed: Donald Trump Is a Jackass

Portland Punches Its V-Card, And Its Captain's Hotel Room Smells Like Lumber

Crystal Hotel's Grand Opening Includes Three Nights of M. Ward


Tuition Equity Passes the Senate!

Blazers vs. Spurs - Hot Live Blog Action

Have You Heard About This Crazy Tennessee Theme Park?

"Savage Lovecast"/"Car Talk" Mashup

Snoop Dogg is More Influental than Barack Obama

Good Morning, News!


Portland Author Kevin Sampsell...Covered?

It's Happening Tonight!

Condemn or Allow: Crocs Donates 100,000 Pairs of Hideous Shoes to Japan

Smile! All Your Face Are Belong To MLS!

Improvement For Portland, Except On The Scoreboard

Can Technology Protect You from Your (Drunken) Self?

A Century of Meat

Tonight: Some Days Are Better than Others

End Hits Concert Challenge: Rotting Christ at the Hawthorne Theater

New Seasons Gossip: Founder Eileen Brady May Run for Mayor?

How Radiation Is Measured

In Case You Missed it Last Night...

SL Letter of the Day: Mashup!

It's Happening Tonight!

Win Tickets to My Morning Jacket! (Day Four)

Domestic Abusing with the Stars!

Good Morning, News!

This Week's Mercury Film Section

And a Katy Perry Shall Lead Them

To the TARDIS! There's a New Doctor Who Trailer!

Akira: Now with White People! And New York!

Stupid, Stupid Baby: Baby Sings "Baby"

Creepy Weakling Steve Rogers Meekly Requests That You Watch the Captain America Trailer

Man, I Wish I'd Known About This Purple Octopus-Hat Protest!

New Gay Marriage Ads on Oregon TVs

Now Open: Pok Pok Noi

This Week's Mercury Arts Section

Attn. Cheapskates: There's a Groupon for the Roseway

Phart Chart Just got Phartier!

It's Happening Tonight!

Last Train for Troubletown

A Little Depression to Kick Off Your Morning

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

The Lineup of This Year's Open Season Mercury Fashion Show!

The 10 Most Segregated Cities

This Is Still A Thing? Zardoz As 8-bit Game

Andy Wood Talks Bridgetown

And Now: A Tour of Portland's Historic Brothels.

Help Japan And Catch Some Of The Best Fighting Game Action Of The Year

Santorum Blames Warren Court, Planned Parenthood, Birth Control, Oral Sex for Non-Existent Social Security "Crisis"

It's an "S Club 7" Reunion, Guys! ...Guys?

Red Light, What Light? Bike Signals in Portland.

14-Year-Old Girl Has Been Missing Nine Days

Stupid, Stupid Baby: Can Someone PLEASE Shut These Stupid Babies Up?!?

Sylvester Stallone: Menswear Fashion Designer

Good Morning, News!

Mad Men Without Matthew Weiner?

Randy Leonard's Very Frustrating Day

Title Nine Sale

What Are Bike-Ped-Transit Advocates Pushing in Salem?

Win Tickets to My Morning Jacket! (Day Three)

Cinematic Trailers: Marketing Genius or Gender-appropriate Genital Tease?

Good Morning News!

For Courtney and No One Else

Good Morning News!

Driver Careens up on Sidewalk, Kills Old Man

This Week's Mercury Music Section

This Weekend in Fashion

Snake's on a Twitter

Tonight in Music

In Which I Discuss The Topic of Web Series With My Head On My Desk

Dear Craigslist: I Would Like One (1) Friend with Benefits.

The Wonder Computer of the 1980s

TriMet Driver Talks Woman Out of Suicide

How to Hack the New York Times Paywall

Revised Wonder Woman Costume—Now with More Bounce to the Ounce!

Where to Get Your Free Radiohead Newspaper

"This Is Just a Good Political Ad That Is Neither Racist Nor Insane"

The Burnside Review Chapbook Contest is On!

FRONT: "Instead of Complain, We Make A Newspaper"

Fantasy Author Diana Wynne Jones Dies at 76

Good Morning, News!

No!! Esben and the Witch Cancels Tonight's Performance

Talking Grease with Quiet Life: How to Tour in a Veggie Oil Van

20 State Legislators—Including Eight Republicans—Demand Answers to CRC's "True Cost"

Floating World Announces Pre-Stumptown Lineup: Carla Speed McNeil, Benjamin Marra, Jeffrey Brown

It's Not Your Imagination: This Has Been the Grimmest Winter Ever

Win Tickets to Bikini Creature Beach Feature!

It's Happening Tonight!

Good Morning, News!

MTV's Teen Wolf Trailer, Guys! AH-ROOOOOO!

Where the Campaign Will End Up

Tonight in Music

Win Tickets to Deftones!

Yoga Boogaloo

Good Match-day, News! Timbers Look For First Win At Toronto

Newspaper Responds to Radiohead with Banjo Cover of "Creep"

Scenes From A Mall Circa 1990

Frank Cassano's "Blogtown in Review"

Today in Parental Outrage: Abercrombie Kids' Push-Up Bikinis

How Will Future Obamas Ever Produce Their Birth Certificates if They're Not Allowed to Be Born?

Hitler Sci-Fi Contest!

Exclusion Zones and Portland's Black Neighborhoods

At Least One of You Isn't a Goddamn Ingrate

BIEBER BEAT: The (unauthorized) Justin Bieber Comic!

Drawing the Lines Around Portland's Shootings

Dine Out For Japan

Sold Out

One Day at a Time

The Week in Review

New Column!

Savage Love

In the Army

I Love Television

I Love Television™

Viva la Olsen Difference!