Print Edition for the week of
Apr. 28 - May. 4, 2011

Vol. 11, No. 49
Mercury Staff


Give the FBI a Chance?

Randy Leonard Helps Sam Adams Cinch a Deal on the JTTF

Rise with Us

Affordable Housing Breaks Ground in Luxurious South Waterfront

In the Shadows

Scream Like a Wolf

Hall Monitor

The Downtown Turf War

In Other News


Mountain High

Red Fang Perfects the Fine Art of Volume on Murder the Mountains

Pinch Me

tUnE-yArDs Began with a Puppet Opera

Up & Coming

Highlights in music the week of April 28-May 4

Movies & TV

Documentary for Sale!

Morgan Spurlock Sells a Movie

Rebels with Cars

Sixteen Excellent Things About Fast Five

Teenage Dream

Prom's Soulless Fairy Tale

Your Unfunny Uncle

Uncle Boonmee: Slow Death and Seafood, Thai Style

Stupid Pet Tricks

The Elephant in the Living Room: Sic 'Em, Simba!

Crime and Punishment

Hey, Chekhov! Get Outta My Heist Movie!

Geek Out

Bad Science

Film Shorts

In Which We Hit It and Quit It

Food and Drink

Beer-ed Science

Burnside Brewing's Futuristic Fermentation


One Funny Note

Mike Sacks: From Killer Robots to Cuddle Parties

Down and Out in Afghanistan and Pakistan

Kim Barker's Compelling War Memoir The Taliban Shuffle

Zen and the Art of Bomb Threats

Portlander Vanessa Veselka's Debut Novel Zazen

Theater & Performance

Lady Sings the Blues

Portland Playhouse Examines Race and Music in Ma Rainey's Black Bottom


I Won on Jeopardy!

One Hack's True Tale of Game Show Success

Drink and Think

A Peek into the City's Bar Trivia Scene

I, Anonymous



An Interview with Author Mike Sacks

"Can you imagine what's on Osama bin Laden's hard drive?"

Good Morning, News!

New Harry Potter Trailer

Presenting a Grand Unified Theory of Humor

Discredit Where Discredit Is Due

In or Out on JTTF? Well, We're More In Than We Were

Santorum Gurgles on Obama's Foreign Policy

Party at Ground Zero

You Provide the Funny! (Royal Wedding Edition)

"USA!! USA!! USA!!" is Sooooo May 2nd.

Want to Hear Miley Cyrus Cover Nirvana? No? Too Bad.

YOLO Stands For "You Only Live Once"

Bottle it Up! Reboot of Oregon's 40-Year-Old Bottle Bill Passes House

Dear David Letterman: Never Wish Me Happy Birthday

Minnesota Republican Calls Neil Gaiman a "pencil-necked little weasel who stole $45,000 from the state of Minnesota"

Good Morning, News!

The World Of Geekcraft

Good Morning, News!

I, Anonymous: Beavertron's Worst Defender


Leave it to a Christian to Say Something Stupid

Portal 2: The Mercury Review Now Exists

Spotted Dick

Twitter Witness to the Death of Osama bin Laden

BREAKING: A Still-Active Portland Pro Sports Franchise Spotted Practicing

Don't Kill Yourself, Obama! Wait... WHAT.

I Still Feel Terrorized by Ugly Shoes

Good Morning News!

You Provide the Funny AGAIN: Still the Royal Wedding Edition

Overheard After City Council This Morning

SL Letter of the Day: Choose to Tell?

It's Happening Tonight!

George W. Bush Was Not Concerned About Catching Osama bin Laden

It's Happening Tonight!

The Best Abortion Video Ever

A Worthwile Reading List: Indie Booksellers Choice Award Nominees Announced

Chris Matthews Roasts Birther Holdouts

Google Chrome: It Gets Better

The "Corpsers" are Here! RUN FROM THE CORPSERS!

Portland Farmers Market (Without Having To Park Near PSU)

How May We Help You Kill Us Today?

Mass Effect 3 Delayed, Internet Flecked With Rage Spit

Onscreen Tonight: October Country

Now THIS is How You Celebrate a Political Assassination

Good Match-Day, News! Portland Hopes Keeping It Real Goes Right

No, Seriously, This is Obama's REAL Birth Certificate!

City Budget Day! Who Got Sliced?

SL Letter of the Day: Ex Games

Re: Teabaggers Are About to Get Furious at DC Comics

Attention! Springfield, Oregon is a Nice Place to Raise a Family and NOT the National Strip Club Capital

It's Happening Tonight!

Denis Says "Sayonara" to Jeopardy!

It's Happening Tonight!

Stupid, Stupid Baby: Stupid Lazy Baby Can't Help a Puppy Out?

"I am not touching any foamy liquids around Santorum."

Re: The Portland Mercury

Afternoon Reading: George Saunders Interview

This Week's Mercury Music Section

Pretty Ladies Can Be Geeks Too. It's Allowed.

Osama bin Laden Killed: Republican Presidential Hopefuls Congratulate the President

This Will Put Human Sperm Collectors Out of Business

Remember The Past? The Past Was Awesome, Right?

C'mon, Sheep, Wake Up! It's a CONSPIRACY!!! Like, Duh!

Blazers vs. Mavericks - Hot Live (Playoff) Blog Action

Portland vs. San Jose — High-Pitched Live Blog Action

Bin Laden Reportedly Used His Own Wife as a Human Shield

Portland 24-Hour Film Race - Registration Deadline Today!

Council Approves Purchase of Giant New Public Park

Bustin' Makes Me Feel Good

Some Revisions to the Bin Laden Death Story

Tonight in Music

Bangai-O HD: Pay Attention This Time

A Wills & Kate Commemorative Plate for "Savage Love" Readers

Donald Trump Clarifies His Stance on Gay Marriage: It's Just Like Ugly Golf Clubs

Good Morning, USA! USA! USA!!! Ahem. I Mean, "News!"

Michael Scott Leaves The Office Tonight: Time to Get Pissy!

Letter From Japanese Internee's Son Rips Saltzman For JTTF Comments

Your Patriotic Mood Lifter

Good Morning, News!

The Future Is Now: Introducing the Internet Makeout Robot

Finally, Osama-Obsessed Man Shaves Beard

Berbati's is Back

Re: The World Of Geekcraft

Trader Vic's Returns to Portland

Wait, How Many Youths Are Voting?

Why You Probably Shouldn't Snort Bath Salts

Portland vs. Real Salt Lake — High-Pitched Live Blog Action

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

Good Match-Day, News (U.S. Open Cup Edition)! Does Portland Know The Way To Beat San Jose?

End Hits Concert Challenge: Papa Roach at the Roseland

SPOILER: Robots Tear Shit Up in Transformers: Dark Side of the Moonraker or Whatever

Ah-ha! The Old "Japanese Ghost in a Mirror" Prank

Detour! Eastbank Esplanade Closing this Month

Why Is Thor's "Mischievous" Brother Loki So Intent on Sneaking Into Little Kids' Bedrooms?

After "Brutal" Loss To San Jose, It's Clear: For Portland, MLS > U.S. Open Cup

Winner of Mercury Girl Date Auction: Evan!!!

The Planet Saturn Is a Jerk

Do High Taxes Really Make People Pick Up and Move?

Here's Your New Green Lantern Trailer, Fans of Hypercephalic Peter Sarsgaard!

Denis Wins on Jeopardy!— Proves He Am Smart!

The Danny/Gwyneth Project

Who First Leaked the News of bin Laden's Death?

The New Reporter Single Is a Burner

Jenny Conlee to Bow Out of May/June Decemberists Dates

Hollywood Theater's New Neighbor: Five Story Apartment Building

SL Letter of the Day: Informed, Right? RIGHT?

Good Morning, News!

SL Letter of the Day: A Taste of Honey

Frank Cassano's "Blogtown in Review"

I, Anonymous: Summer (Spoogey) Lovin'

The Rock Probably Killed Osama Bin Laden

Blaze of Our Lives

Sold Out

Modified Style Portland

One Day at a Time

The Week in Review

New Column!

Savage Love & Sex

Savage Love

I Love Television

I Love Television™

Wedding Royale!