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

Mad Men Without Matthew Weiner?

Good Morning, News!

Sylvester Stallone: Menswear Fashion Designer

Tuition Equity Passes the Senate!


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

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

14-Year-Old Girl Has Been Missing Nine Days

Title Nine Sale

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

Confirmed: Donald Trump Is a Jackass

Blogtown Review: Blast by Colt 45

Randy Leonard's Very Frustrating Day

Exclusion Zones and Portland's Black Neighborhoods

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

Hitler Sci-Fi Contest!

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

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

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

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

Dine Out For Japan

Drawing the Lines Around Portland's Shootings

Andy Wood Talks Bridgetown

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

Red Light, What Light? Bike Signals in Portland.

BIEBER BEAT: The (unauthorized) Justin Bieber Comic!

At Least One of You Isn't a Goddamn Ingrate

Newspaper Responds to Radiohead with Banjo Cover of "Creep"

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

Yoga Boogaloo

The 10 Most Segregated Cities

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

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

Win Tickets to Deftones!

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

Frank Cassano's "Blogtown in Review"

A Little Depression to Kick Off Your Morning

Last Train for Troubletown

It's Happening Tonight!

Scenes From A Mall Circa 1990

Where the Campaign Will End Up

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

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

Good Morning, News!

It's Happening Tonight!

Phart Chart Just got Phartier!

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

This Week's Mercury Arts Section

Win Tickets to Bikini Creature Beach Feature!

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

Tonight in Music

Now Open: Pok Pok Noi

New Gay Marriage Ads on Oregon TVs

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

This Week's Mercury Film Section

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

Good Morning, News!

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

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

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

Domestic Abusing with the Stars!

Stupid, Stupid Baby: Baby Sings "Baby"

Akira: Now with White People! And New York!

Good Morning, News!

Fantasy Author Diana Wynne Jones Dies at 76

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

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

And a Katy Perry Shall Lead Them

SL Letter of the Day: Mashup!

In Case You Missed it Last Night...

How Radiation Is Measured

The Burnside Review Chapbook Contest is On!

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

Where to Get Your Free Radiohead Newspaper

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

End Hits Concert Challenge: Rotting Christ at the Hawthorne Theater

Win Tickets to My Morning Jacket! (Day Four)

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

How to Hack the New York Times Paywall

TriMet Driver Talks Woman Out of Suicide

It's Happening Tonight!

A Century of Meat

This Week's Mercury Music Section

Can Technology Protect You from Your (Drunken) Self?

Improvement For Portland, Except On The Scoreboard

Smile! All Your Face Are Belong To MLS!

The Wonder Computer of the 1980s

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

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

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

It's Happening Tonight!

Tonight: Some Days Are Better than Others

Tonight in Music

Snake's on a Twitter

This Weekend in Fashion

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

Portland Author Kevin Sampsell...Covered?

Win Tickets to My Morning Jacket! (Day Three)


Good Morning, News!

Snoop Dogg is More Influental than Barack Obama

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

Driver Careens up on Sidewalk, Kills Old Man

Good Morning News!

"Savage Lovecast"/"Car Talk" Mashup

Have You Heard About This Crazy Tennessee Theme Park?

Blazers vs. Spurs - Hot Live Blog Action

For Courtney and No One Else

Good Morning News!

Sold Out

One Day at a Time

The Week in Review

New Column!

Savage Love & Sex

Savage Love

In the Army

I Love Television

I Love Television™

Viva la Olsen Difference!