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

NeΓΌ 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

Hello, World!

The New Republican Frontrunner?

This Week's Mercury Music Section

It's Okay—We Brought Our Inside Alcohol

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

BIEBER BEAT: Beebs Grows Up to be a Douche

It's Happening Tonight!

New ThunderCats Trailer: Meeee-OW!

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

Dating Website Makes Prostitution Fun and Easy!

Tomorrow's Asshole... Today!

Road House: The Play Is Back!

Sign β€” Sealed And Delivered! Plus, More Stadium Pr0n.

Today in Cat Documentaries: The Standard of Perfection

Win Tickets to Sold Out Michael Pollan Lecture!

This Just In: Obama Owns His Own Computer

OK Cola. What Did It Taste Like Again?

Blazers vs. Thunder - Hot Live Blog Action

Frank Cassano's "Blogtown in Review"

Photos from the Adam Arnold Spring Show Are Up

Blazers vs. Mavericks - Hot Live Blog Action

City Club Report Rips Into County's Mental Health System

The Horstache Speaks!

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

Mad Men Deal Sealed: You Get Three More Seasons!

It's Happening Tonight!

Mercury Yard Sale Update: Even More Crap!

Good Morning News!

The Legislature Gets Rick Roll'd

Tonight in Music

Tonight in Music

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

The 22nd-Century Church

From Here To Eternity Gets The Anti-Huck Finn Treatment

"Have Your Dad Screen Your Wardrobe"

Ask Questions, Answer Questions—Get Free Pizza!

Who Bikes?

End Hits Concert Challenge: Metalhead vs. Jer-Bear

Stupid, Stupid Baby: The Stairs

Game of Thrones, Cosplay Style!

Mercury Yard Sale Update: Autographs, Autographs, Autographs!

Trump Feels Great Pride in Being a Moron

Sarah Silverman's Relationship with a Unicorn is Complicated

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

What are the Worst Oregon Bridges?

Cat vs. Dog: The Final Conflict

Good Morning, News!

It's Happening Tonight!

Switcheroo on Cash Source for Mayor's Scholarship Plan

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

Survey: Are Video Games The Ultimate Contraceptive?

How to Help Pay for Light Rail? Tax the Future

Um, Wow: Your First Look at The Governator

Bikini Creature Beach Feature Review

Weekend Beer Guzzling

Get the New Mercury Eat & Drink Guide!

Sorry Nostalgia Junkies, Mega Man Universe Is Kaput

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

Seen Today in PNDLTN

This Week's Mercury Film Section

Blazers vs. Warriors - Hot Live Blog Action

Good Morning, News!

Overheard on American Airlines Flight 1919

Good Morning, News!

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

The Greatest Fails of March

What if Unions Got into Public Transit Activism?

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

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

Sister Spit Encore Tonight At Lewis & Clark

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

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

Shit Just Got Real: Massive Xbox Live Sale

TV Headline of the Day (Perhaps Millennium)

Who's More Important: Rats or Children?

SL Letter of the Day: Dishonorable Mention

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

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

It's Happening Tonight!

Go Read the Comments on "The Pickup Artist"

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

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

You Fire the Mad Men Actors!

Stupid, Stupid Baby: Everyone Hates the Yankees

The Cult of Apple, Now for Small Children!

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

4 Marios, 1 Controller

Portland Makes A Point At New England

Embroidered Book Covers

Controversy is OK

Oregonian Shrinkage Kicks in Today

Good Morning News!

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

Savage U Coming to MTV

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

It's Happening Tonight!

Good Morning, News!


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

Homebrew for Me, Homebrew for You.

Announcing the Winner of the Blogtown Bracket!

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

Club 915 is for Rent

SL Letter of the Day: His Ladylike Tastes In Porn

WWeek Editor Hank Stern to Take Public Affairs Job at County

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

Portland's "Gay Cheers" Celebrates 32 Years

Legislators Respond to CRC "Questions" Letter

Sold Out

Tiffany Bean

One Day at a Time

The Week in Review

New Column!

Savage Love & Sex

Savage Love

Letters of the Day: Highlights from the Savage Love App

I Love Television

I Love Television™