Print Edition for the week of
Mar. 31 - Apr. 6, 2011

Vol. 11, No. 45
Photo by Florante Pangilinan


Fattening Up

City Hall Ladles out More Cash for Security Guards

By the Numbers

Some of the Mayor's Big Ideas Fail to Resonate

Hall Monitor

This Really Is About Race

In Other News

In the Shadows

Feeding the Ghosts


Apocalypse Suite

Of My Chemical Romance, Funnybooks, and Mad Max

Belle of the Bar

Soft Songs and Hard Living with Caitlin Rose

Shifting Speeds

The Dodos' Portland Sojourn

Up & Coming

Movies & TV

Sophomore Slump

Duncan Jones: From Moon to Source Code to ZZZZZZ

Heavyweight Champion

Win Win's a Lock

Ghosts in the Attic

Insidious Loves Itself Some Poltergeist

Bored to Death

Harvest Your Own Drama


Gone with the Pope Is One Strange Artifact

Heartbreak Beat

A French (Canadian) Love Triangle

Geek Out

Aliens Invasion

Film Shorts

In Which We Hit It and Quit It

Food and Drink

Colonialism's Happy Accident

An Xuyen Bakery's Banh Mi

Visual Art


The Dill Pickle Club Looks to the Past to Look to the Future


On Ken Kesey and Banging Kathy Acker

Lidia Yuknavitch's The Chronology of Water

Neü Sex

Porn Star Sasha Grey Takes Control of the Camera

Theater & Performance

Straight on 'Til Morning

The Working Theatre Collective's Charming, Clever Peter Pan Project


The Pickup Artist

Hitting the Clubs with Members of Portland's Seduction Community

I, Anonymous


SL Letter of the Day: Methy, Methy

Road House: The Play Is Back!

Tomorrow's Asshole... Today!

Dating Website Makes Prostitution Fun and Easy!

BIEBER BEAT: Beebs Grows Up to be a Douche

Good Match-day, News! Timbers Look To Overthrow Revolution

It's Okay—We Brought Our Inside Alcohol

SL Letter of the Day: We've Been Over and Over This...

WWeek Editor Hank Stern to Take Public Affairs Job at County

SL Letter of the Day: His Ladylike Tastes In Porn

Homebrew for Me, Homebrew for You.

Somber Anniversary: A Decade Since the Police Shooting of Jose Mejia Poot


Oregonian Shrinkage Kicks in Today

Controversy is OK

The City Bureaus Portlanders Hate (Or Just Complain About) the Most

The Cult of Apple, Now for Small Children!

Stupid, Stupid Baby: Everyone Hates the Yankees

Mayor Sam Adams: "This Isn't Your Grandmother's or Grandfather's Drug-Free Zone"

Good Morning News!

SL Letter of the Day: Dishonorable Mention

Who's More Important: Rats or Children?

I Think We Can All Agree That This Is <Hic> Probably Necessary

Sister Spit Encore Tonight At Lewis & Clark

SL Letter of the Day: Two "What Do You Consider Cheating" Questions

Dan Savage Is Coming For—For! Not On!—Your Children!

Missing 14-Year-Old Was Likely Murdered; Why Police Didn't Originally Think Her Case Was "Suspicious"

Blazers vs. Warriors - Hot Live Blog Action

Sorry Nostalgia Junkies, Mega Man Universe Is Kaput

Weekend Beer Guzzling

In Which I Use PhotoShop to Express My Feelings About a Film Written and Directed by M. Night Shyamalan and Starring the Fresh Prince and the Karate Kid

What if Unions Got into Public Transit Activism?

Overheard on American Airlines Flight 1919

Good Morning, News!

Trump Feels Great Pride in Being a Moron

Bikini Creature Beach Feature Review

Um, Wow: Your First Look at The Governator

How to Help Pay for Light Rail? Tax the Future

It's Happening Tonight!

Good Morning, News!

Cat vs. Dog: The Final Conflict

Stupid, Stupid Baby: The Stairs

End Hits Concert Challenge: Metalhead vs. Jer-Bear

Who Bikes?

The 22nd-Century Church

"Don't Put Poop in My Can!": A Blogtown Poll

Tonight in Music

A Double Feature of Nerd Previews: Game of Thrones and Green Lantern

The Horstache Speaks!

Frank Cassano's "Blogtown in Review"

Blazers vs. Thunder - Hot Live Blog Action

OK Cola. What Did It Taste Like Again?

Win Tickets to Sold Out Michael Pollan Lecture!

Mad Men Deal Sealed: You Get Three More Seasons!

New ThunderCats Trailer: Meeee-OW!

It's Happening Tonight!

This Week's Mercury Music Section

The New Republican Frontrunner?

Hello, World!

Sign — Sealed And Delivered! Plus, More Stadium Pr0n.

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

Announcing the Winner of the Blogtown Bracket!

Good Morning, News!

It's Happening Tonight!

Legislators Respond to CRC "Questions" Letter

Portland's "Gay Cheers" Celebrates 32 Years

Club 915 is for Rent

Lewis and Clark College's Sunburn Music Fest Has a Great Lineup

You Fire the Mad Men Actors!

Win Tickets to the Rock 'n' Roll Camp for Girls' Rock'tion!

Savage U Coming to MTV

Fan-Made X-Men Credits Almost Sure to Be Better than the Actual Credits

Embroidered Book Covers

Portland Makes A Point At New England

4 Marios, 1 Controller

Go Read the Comments on "The Pickup Artist"

It's Happening Tonight!

Stupid, Stupid Baby: Grownups Dressed as Stupid, Stupid Babies

TV Headline of the Day (Perhaps Millennium)

Shit Just Got Real: Massive Xbox Live Sale

Program to Deport "Criminal Aliens" is Deporting Noncriminals, Too

The Greatest Fails of March

Hunger Games Announces Casting of Peeta and Gale; I Briefly Turn into a 12-Year-Old Girl

Good Morning, News!

This Week's Mercury Film Section

Seen Today in PNDLTN

The Flight of the Conchords' Bret McKenzie to Play Elf No One Has Heard of in The Hobbit

Get the New Mercury Eat & Drink Guide!

Colbert & Fallon Perform "Friday": Fun, Fun, Fun, Fun

Switcheroo on Cash Source for Mayor's Scholarship Plan

What are the Worst Oregon Bridges?

Mercury Yard Sale Update: Look What's for Sale!

Sarah Silverman's Relationship with a Unicorn is Complicated

Mercury Yard Sale Update: Autographs, Autographs, Autographs!

Survey: Are Video Games The Ultimate Contraceptive?

From Here To Eternity Gets The Anti-Huck Finn Treatment

Tonight in Music

The Legislature Gets Rick Roll'd

Good Morning News!

Game of Thrones, Cosplay Style!

Ask Questions, Answer Questions—Get Free Pizza!

"Have Your Dad Screen Your Wardrobe"

Photos from the Adam Arnold Spring Show Are Up

This Just In: Obama Owns His Own Computer

Today in Cat Documentaries: The Standard of Perfection

Mercury Yard Sale Update: Even More Crap!

It's Happening Tonight!

City Club Report Rips Into County's Mental Health System

Blazers vs. Mavericks - Hot Live Blog Action

Sold Out

Tiffany Bean

One Day at a Time

The Week in Review

New Column!

I Love Television

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