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

YOLO Stands For "You Only Live Once"

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

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

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

Discredit Where Discredit Is Due

Presenting a Grand Unified Theory of Humor

Frank Cassano's "Blogtown in Review"

SL Letter of the Day: A Taste of Honey

Good Morning, News!

The New Reporter Single Is a Burner

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

The Danny/Gwyneth Project

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

Detour! Eastbank Esplanade Closing this Month

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

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

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

Why You Probably Shouldn't Snort Bath Salts

Trader Vic's Returns to Portland

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

Your Patriotic Mood Lifter

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

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

Tonight in Music

Some Revisions to the Bin Laden Death Story

Re: The World Of Geekcraft

Good Morning, News!

Remember The Past? The Past Was Awesome, Right?

This Week's Mercury Music Section

Re: The Portland Mercury

Bustin' Makes Me Feel Good

Council Approves Purchase of Giant New Public Park

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

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

Onscreen Tonight: October Country

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

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

It's Happening Tonight!

Re: Teabaggers Are About to Get Furious at DC Comics

SL Letter of the Day: Ex Games

City Budget Day! Who Got Sliced?

Overheard After City Council This Morning

Portland Farmers Market (Without Having To Park Near PSU)

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

Google Chrome: It Gets Better

It's Happening Tonight!

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

It's Happening Tonight!

Twitter Witness to the Death of Osama bin Laden

Spotted Dick

I, Anonymous: Beavertron's Worst Defender

Good Morning, News!

The World Of Geekcraft

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

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

Party at Ground Zero

Santorum Gurgles on Obama's Foreign Policy

New Harry Potter Trailer

Good Morning, News!

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

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

You Provide the Funny! (Royal Wedding Edition)

Jenny Conlee to Bow Out of May/June Decemberists Dates

Denis Wins on Jeopardy!— Proves He Am Smart!

Do High Taxes Really Make People Pick Up and Move?

The Rock Probably Killed Osama Bin Laden

I, Anonymous: Summer (Spoogey) Lovin'

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

Hollywood Theater's New Neighbor: Five Story Apartment Building

Wait, How Many Youths Are Voting?

The Planet Saturn Is a Jerk

Winner of Mercury Girl Date Auction: Evan!!!

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

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

End Hits Concert Challenge: Papa Roach at the Roseland

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

Bangai-O HD: Pay Attention This Time

Berbati's is Back

Finally, Osama-Obsessed Man Shaves Beard

The Future Is Now: Introducing the Internet Makeout Robot

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

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

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

Portland 24-Hour Film Race - Registration Deadline Today!

Bin Laden Reportedly Used His Own Wife as a Human Shield

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

This Will Put Human Sperm Collectors Out of Business

Osama bin Laden Killed: Republican Presidential Hopefuls Congratulate the President

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

Afternoon Reading: George Saunders Interview

It's Happening Tonight!

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

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

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

Now THIS is How You Celebrate a Political Assassination

Mass Effect 3 Delayed, Internet Flecked With Rage Spit

Denis Says "Sayonara" to Jeopardy!

The Best Abortion Video Ever

SL Letter of the Day: Choose to Tell?

You Provide the Funny AGAIN: Still the Royal Wedding Edition

Good Morning News!

How May We Help You Kill Us Today?

Chris Matthews Roasts Birther Holdouts

A Worthwile Reading List: Indie Booksellers Choice Award Nominees Announced


Good Morning, News!

Dear David Letterman: Never Wish Me Happy Birthday

I Still Feel Terrorized by Ugly Shoes

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

Portal 2: The Mercury Review Now Exists

Leave it to a Christian to Say Something Stupid

Blaze of Our Lives

Sold Out

Modified Style Portland

One Day at a Time

The Week in Review

New Column!

Savage Love

I Love Television

I Love Television™

Wedding Royale!