Print Edition for the week of
Apr. 7 - 13, 2011

Vol. 11, No. 46
Josh Keyes


The Wrong Tools for the Job?

No Easy Fixes in Report on Mental Health Treatment

The Logic of Sex Laws

Consensual Sex vs. Underage Sex

Deportation Dragnet

"Criminal Aliens" Crackdown Nets Non-Criminals

Hall Monitor

Which Way Is Randy Leaning?

What's Wrong with the Rose Quarter?

Freeways! Bicycles! Freight! Oh My.

In Other News


Reflection of Her Grace

The Near-Ineffable Ms. Lauryn Hill

Into the Sun

Lord Huron's Globe-Spanning Sound

Racist Jokes

Das Racist and the Real World

Beneath the Roof We Raised

LAKE's Songs Lift Heavy Spirits

Up & Coming

Movies & TV

There and Back Again (and Again)

Dungeons, Dragons, and Natalie Portman's Thong

On the Rocks

Arthur: Here's That Alcoholic Role Model You Ordered!

Kids Do the Assassiniest Things

Hanna: a Thriller with No "Montana"

The Art of Politics

Miral's Frustrating Window into the Middle East

Heckuva Job

The Big Uneasy: God Didn't Wreck New Orleans. People Did.

Jaws vs. Jesus

Soul Surfer: Hanging 10 with the Power of Christ

Yawn Corleone

Kill the Irishman Makes Gangster Movies Boring

Just Noodlin'

Pretension and Scenery in Certified Copy

Film Shorts

In Which We Hit It and Quit It

I'm Staying Home

A World of Shit

Food and Drink

French (Bistro) New Wave

St. Jack Comes out Swinging


Axis of Evil

Maz Jobrani Investigates Humor and Free Speech in the Middle East


Giant vs. Giant

New Novels from Blake Butler and Justin Taylor

Fighting Fire with Fire

Philip Connors' Fire Season

I, Stumptown

First Thursday, Stumptown Comics Fest Style

Theater & Performance

On the Wings of Revolution

Boomcracklefly's Big Ideas Take Flight


"I Wish I Knew How to Quit You"

Advice on Opting Out of Phonebooks, Credit Card Offers, Oregonian's FOODday... and More—FOREVER.

I Love Television

I Love Television™

Mad Money

I, Anonymous

Cheer Up


VHS Nightmares: Revenge of the Living Dead Girls

JTTF Discussions Resume: Are We Back In?

A Glimpse into Alison Hallett's Future

Portland's Bike Plan at One Year: Are We On Track?

America, Meet Your New Yellow Dinosaur Pedophile Hunter

Portland Trail Blazers: Playoff Bound

Blazers vs. Lakers - Hot Live Blog Action

Some Literary Criticism from Yahoo! Answers

Win a Huge Rise Against Prize Package, Including 10 Tickets

Good Morning, Lost Hat News!

Good Morning, News!

Beastie Boys Trailer - Count the Celebrities!

Seth Aaron Henderson Added to the Open Season Lineup!

Something You Are Probably Unaware Of

SL Letter of the Day: Conservative Gay Jock Pleads for Tolerance

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3DS Remake Arrives June 19

Worshipping! Worshipping! YEAH!

GUYS! I've Found Alison Hallett's Theme Song, Guys!

The Best Three Comics I Read This Week

Mitt's In

Bud Bundy Discovers Local Hiphop Talent!

Obama's Budget Speech

Big Banks are Bad for You.

Michele Bachmann Calls Planned Parenthood the "LensCrafters of big abortion"

Onstage this Weekend

Timbers Login To Media And Sign On Some Midfield Help

Tonight in Music

Yes, the New McMenamins Has a Modest Mouse-Themed Bedroom

SL Letter of the Day: Cougar or Unicorn?

Portland Pinbrawl 2011 Announced

"Please Do Not Photoshop Justin Bieber's Face on My Personal Photos"


The Internet is Boring Right Now, Sooooo....

Are You Guys Lying? Or Am I Lying To Myself?

Law That Would Have Led to Oversight of Anti-Abortion Crisis Pregnancy Centers is Dead

Wow, This Product Still Exists?

Grumptown Comedy Roundup

All of Satan's E-mails Begin with "Hi There"

Watch the Rose City Rollers at the Bagdad

Tickets for The Mercury's Open Season Fashion Show Are On Sale Now!

It's Happening Tonight!

Depositions in Campbell Shooting: Frashour "Only Witness" Who Saw Campbell Reaching for Gun

Gun Exclusion Zones: Only "Fresh Convictions," Mayor Says

The Trumpening Continues Apace

It's Happening Tonight!

A Peek Inside the Lives, Studios of Portland's Creatives

Street Fighter X Tekken: Needs More Alex

Who Are the Blazers Going to Play in the Playoffs?

Tonight in Music

Well Now This is Just Crazy

Police Accountability Advocates: Hold Up on Taser Shotguns; Also, What Happened to Oversight?

Rumored Mayoral Candidate Also Weighs Council Race

Ask Questions, Answer Questions—Get Free Pizza!

Gender Atypical

Mercury Yard Sale: Your Final Warning!

JTTF Deadline? FBI's Special Agent for Portland Retiring at the End of the Month

What We Were Doing While Our Internet Was Temporarily Down

So Polybags Are a Thing Now, Again, I Guess

Good Morning, News!

Tonight: First Thursday

Happy Comics Month! (Or, Layoffs at Dark Horse)

Spiders Invade Pakistan

Good Morning News!

The First Rule Of Book Club

You Have to Pick One

Good Morning, News!

Think Out Loud On the New Drug-Free Zones*

FBI Failed to Record Crucial Mohamed Mohamud Conversation

Questionland: Gain Knowledge, Win Pizza

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

SL Letter of the Day: Postmarital Sex

Frank Cassano's "Blogtown in Review"

Blu-Ray Review: Treme: The Complete First Season

A Straight Boy Who Gets It... Just Not In the Ass

Pickathon Reveals the Pumphouse Sessions

The Olsen Twins with Steve Buscemi Eyes

Mayor Demands "More Robust" Rollout of Cops' Less-Lethal Weapons

Women Get Drunker Than Men, and Why That Ain't Fair!

Puppies vs. Timbers And Other Adventures In Scoring Tickets To The Opener

"Right to Life" Conference Headed for Portland

This Week's Questionland Pizza Winners!

Stumptown Spotlight: Sarah Glidden & Carla Speed McNeil

Please stop. Stop. STOP.

Timbers Army Gets Francis-Scott-Keyed-Up For Opener

Yes, Mayor Sam Adams Is Really Playing Host On a Right-Wing Radio Station

TriMet Actually Adding Back Service! (But It Also Wants Another Nickel...)

Timbers + Art + Beer. Need I say more?

Betty Draper's Makeover

Earl Blumenauer: Republican Budget Plans Mean "Advancing an Extreme Agenda"

Mercury Yard Sale Update: Things Are Getting Weird

Stupid, Stupid Grownups: Bibs for Adults

Who Broke the Mercury Window? Another Blogtown Mystery.

"Nearly a Dozen" Arrests in Downtown Anti-Police Protest. UPDATE: Including Two for "Offensive Littering"

SL Letter of the Day: Degrade Inflation

Good Morning, News!

A Few Quick Thoughts Re: Lego Clone Wars

New Kindle - Now with Ads!

Why are Republicans Playing Dumb on Planned Parenthood?

Manchester Orchestra - "Simple Math" Video

Which Combo of Kids is Best?

Good Morning News!

PDC Did Not Employ As Many Minority and Women-Owned Businesses as it Should Have

Let's Judge the Level of Your Immorality!

Gross Food Winners

Record Store Day Events in Portland

Good Morning, News!

The Best Hatemail I've Ever Received

Catwatch: Feral Cats in Jeld-Wen Field

Trailer for Local Film One Foot in the Gutter

Why Do Gays Hold All the Power??

Justin Bieber with Steve Buscemi's Eyes

This is Exactly How I Wake Up Every Morning

Today's Best Sports Announcer Ever


How Much Does Blogtown Drink?

That's My Lunch: The Green Castle Cart Pod

Changes to Our Comics Page!

These Babies are So Cute, I Could Just Eat Them Up... AND I WILL.

Anti-Gay Marriage Leader Switches Sides... and Takes NOM's Facebook With Him

Sneak Peek at the Hobo Bellagio: Tour of the Almost-Open Resource Access Center

How to Get a Guy to Notice You...

US About to Deport Gay Man to Uganda—Where He Is Likely To Be Killed

That's Almost TOO MUCH Streets Of Rage

Blazers vs. Grizzlies - Hot Live Blog Action

Fixing the Rose Quarter Meeting Tonight

One Day at a Time

The Week in Review

Savage Love & Sex

Savage Love


New Column!