Print Edition for the week of
May. 5 - 11, 2011

Vol. 11, No. 50 Suzi Sadler


Cake for Everybody!

Mayor Sam Adams Slices Up Portland's $26 Million Budget Surplus

Black Hawk Rising

Bin Laden's Dead, Obama Wins—What's a GOP to Do?

It's for the Kids (and You, Too)

Mercury Endorsement: Vote Yes on Both Portland Schools Ballot Measures

Hall Monitor

A Fragile Endorsement

In Other News


There's Still Time to Sing

Thao and Mirah Team Up to Make Music and Change

Ram Redux

Dave Depper Takes on Paul McCartney

The Party Ain't Over

The Perennial Wanda Jackson

Up & Coming

Highlights in music the week of May 5-11

Movies & TV


Thor: This Is What Superhero Movies Should Be Like.

Prehistoric Graffiti

Werner Herzog Spelunks Through Time!

Bridal Barbies

Something Borrowed's Made of Plastic

Best Foot Forward

One Foot in the Gutter: Hey There, Deadbeat BFFs!

Man vs. Car Wreck

It's Survival of the Forgetful in Wrecked

I'm Going Out

The Two Faces of Deneuve

Film Shorts

In Which We Hit It and Quit It

Food and Drink

Podnah's Pit Redux

Portland's Best Barbecue, Now with Ample Seating

Visual Art

YU Contemporary Cracks Its Doors

New Southeast Arts Center Looks to the Past in Planning for the Future


Bright Future

Katie Arnold-Ratliff's Wise, Sophisticated Debut

It's the Little Things

Demetri Martin's Super-Compressed Humor

Theater & Performance

Prison Breaks

Lauren Weedman's Goes Solo in Bust


Something Bold, Something New

Four Portland Boutiques Show You How to Wear the Clothes of Open Season

I, Anonymous

Bust Among Neighbors


Look Your Best for Fin de Cinema

Weekend Drinking: Saison Festival 2011

The Sarah Palin Brand Is Losing Value

Headline of the Day!

School Bond and Levy: We Say Yes!

Portland vs. Philadelphia — High-Pitched Live Blog Action

Milky, the Marvelous Milking Cow

Stupid, Stupid Dog: Playing Fetch... with a Statue.

Tonight in Music

Obama Appointee Ray LaHood: Pro Bikers, Not Certain About Hipsters

Neurowear: I Don't Get It

FREE STUFF! Mercury Furniture Give-Away!

The David Foster Wallace Endnote Generator

Stupid, Stupid Dog: Even the Talking Ones Are Stupid

This Is All I Want For Christmas

Lady Gaga's "Judas" Video: Poor Jesus!!

BREAKING: Police Chief Considering Major Shakeup*

The Daily Show Takes a Google Break

Bottle Bill: Where Does that Nickel Go, Anyway?

Best Part of Last Night's Republican Debate: Ron Paul on Heroin

I Was in a Room with Charlie Sheen for Two Hours and All I Got Was Bored

TriMet Cannot Control the Power of the Blogs!

Governor Walker Ain't Too Bright

Miranda July on Tonight's Shorts Program at the Hollywood

Like Rock? Want to Save It?

Someone Finally Did It: Carrie Bradshaw by The Numbers

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

Quentin Tarantino Writes the Best Letters

This Week's Mercury Music Section

See Stephen Malkmus, Eat Pancakes, and Do Something Good for Once in Your Life

I Now Present to You The Worst Thing Ever

NPR Streams The Book of Mormon: The Musical

Who are the Beatles? EXACTLY.

Good Morning, News!

Cogen's County Budget: No Major Program Cuts—Yet

Cats of War

Donald Trump: He's the Least Racist-iest!

Win Tickets to Man Man!

Gingrich and Santorum Are Now Unemployed

Cops Recover Video of Darryel Ferguson Shooting


Stupid, Stupid Dog: Put Down the Stick, Stupid!!

Randy Leonard Taking Time Off After Daughter's Death

Today in Conceptual Technology: The Bento Book Makes Me Drool

Someone in Texas Disagrees with Me

Today in Brendan Fraser News

Tonight's Nightmare Today!

It's Happening Tonight!

Good Morning, News!

It's Happening Tonight!

Frank Cassano's "Blogtown in Review"

Good Morning News!

Horrible Bosses Trailer (Or, How NOT to Kill Your Boss)

SL Letter of the Day: It Is Better

Stupid, Stupid Baby: Umm... that Squirrel is DEAD, Stupid!!

New "Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots" Trailer!

Codename Geronimo: Was that a Dick Move?

Good Match-Day, News! It's Soccer Night In America, Or At Least In Portland

Gabriel Rucker, Rising Star

Let's Read the Hilarious Results of the New Zogby Poll of Republican Candidates

Tonight: Fly Ass Jokes

It's Happening Tonight!

Good Morning, News!

Blanka Looks So Happy!

Clip from Drive (Or, Avoiding the Pigs in Five Easy Steps)

Today's "Hollywood Minute!"

New Oregon Sustainability Center Design Unveiled

Good Morning, News!

Blu-ray Reviews: Animation Roundup! Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, The Incredibles, and Tangled

Tomorrow! Free Comics!

Starfucker - "Julius" Video

It's Happening Tonight!

Keep Away from the Ross Island Bridge: Man Threatening to Jump

Good Morning, News!

Google Music Vs. Pirates

Old Artistery Lot Will Become 29 "Car-Free Micro-Homes"

Schools Campaign Hires Paid Canvassers

SL Letter of the Day: Miserable By Design

Dear Food Cart Owners: Wake Up, Open Up

Mercury Candid Camera™: Wm. Steven Humphrey Relaxes After a Hard Day of Rehearsals for Roadhouse: The Play

Hillbilly Kids Done Gone and Played the Gol' Darndest Thangs!

Good Morning News!

Shoe Designers of The World: Quit Fucking Around

Choose The Winner Of The Geekcraft Contest!

REMINDER: Our Hunt for a New Art Director Continues!

Kuma\War Adds "Kill bin Laden" Mission: Yay or Not Yay?

SL Letter of the Day: Hot For Teacher, Cont.

SL Letter of the Day: One Word

New Study Shows Portland Landlords are 64% Racist

Reading Tonight: Katie Arnold-Ratliff

Tonight in Music

Photos from Open Season Are Up!

LA Noire Launch Trailer: Even Fictional LA Is A Hellhole

Obama/Osama: Et Tu, NPR?

Fashion and The Big Lebowski: The Twain Hath Met

SL Letter of the Day: Look, Dan, No Hands!

Steve Novick on Salmon Patties

"I'm Gonna Puke!"

David Lynch Coffee: Aces!

Tonight in Music

Bill Maher on Barack Obama

Smalldoggies Reading Tonight Featuring Kevin Sampsell

Pandora Adds Jokes

Open Season: The Mercury Fashion Show—TONIGHT!!

Introducing the Blogtown Wheel of Fun!

Question + Answers = Pizza!

Tonight: First Thursday

Timbers Dissolve Union, Stay Perfect At Home, Probably Scare Seattle A Little

Blaze of Our Lives

One Day at a Time

The Week in Review

New Column!

I, Anonymous Blog

Sticky Business

And a Little Child Shall Tempt Them

A Small Bag of Puke

Still Smokin’

All About the Mary-Jane

Glory Hole Blues

Down in Front!

Spring Awakening

Dear Smug White Bastards

You Suck, Cheer Nazi!

Think of the Trees!

Get Ya Motors Running!

Savage Love

In the Backseat

I Love Television

I Love Television™

Where's Your Helmet, Thor?!?