Print Edition for the week of
May. 12 - 18, 2011

Vol. 11, No. 51
Jeff Luker


Green Light

Spendy Oregon Sustainability Center Unveils New, Cheaper Design

Yes, We Can

What Collectors Think of the New Bottle Bill

A Place to Park Your Butt

Glimpsing the Future of the Portland Loo

How to Dress Like a Gang Member

Cops Coach Bar Owners to Spot Telltale Threads

Hall Monitor

A Telling Roster of Critics?

In Other News


Raven Black and Sugar Sweet

The Raveonettes Recharge and Revolt

To the Point

Point Juncture, WA Whittles Away with Handsome Orders

Lord Loves a Rambling Man

Jared Mees Has Something to Say and He's Gonna Say It Now

Dig Your Own Grave

Grave Babies' Twisted Sense of Humor

Bring the Noise

The Many Moods of Ghost Animal

Up & Coming

Highlights in music the week of May 12-18

Movies & TV

Wedding Party

Bridesmaids: A Buddy Comedy for the Ladies

A Serious Man

Will Ferrell Gets All Drama-y in Everything Must Go

Leave It

The Beaver: The Worst Puppet Show Ever!

Notes from the Underground

Of Nuclear Waste and Far-Future Humans

Geek Out

Mind Meld

Film Shorts

In Which We Hit It and Quit It

Food and Drink

Sweet, Sour, Bitter, Salty

Five Spice Ups Our Lack of Authentic Chinese


Crunchy Action, Fuzzy Aliens

John Scalzi Reboots a '60s Science-Fiction Classic

Looking for Mister Wonderful

Daniel Clowes' Prickly New Love Story

John Scalzi: The Mercury Interview

Regarding Fuzzy Nations, Old Men's Wars, and Why Spock Should Know Better

Highlights Reel

The Prose, Poetry, and Politics of Ursula K. Le Guin

In the Garden of Eden

Seth Fried's New Collection

Theater & Performance

Boomer Bait

Steven Dietz's Last of the Boys


Celluloid Cemetery

Will Digital Projection Kill Portland's Independent Movie Theaters?

I, Anonymous

Sticky Icky


Timbers Seek Road Red-Emption in Seattle (And Who's Carrying The Most Green?)

Advice Cop

Frank Cassano's "Blogtown in Review"

Introducing Lost Lander

Florida Senate Votes to Ban Sex With Animals

Son of Prominent Rightwing Bigot Finds Out About "It Gets Better" Project

Another Goddamn Kid Who Will Certainly Recieve the Fame and Adulation I Will Never Enjoy

Red Fang - "Wires" (Video)

WTF Comes to Public Radio

So What Did You Guys Think of Wonder Northwest?

Nine Things We'll Miss from the Neighborhood

Oregon Book Awards Adds Category for Graphic Literature

Ambiguously Gay Duo—FOR REALZ!

Buy the Unabomber's Typewriter

A Peek at the Editorial Process

Christen The Hand-Eye Supply Float (and Floaters) Tonight!

Election Update! What the Hell is the Sellwood Bridge Going to Do Now?

Drug Drop Box vs. Ballot Drop Box

New Machete Maidens Unleashed Trailer!

Portland Dining Month

Mike Seaver TOTALLY Embarrasses Stephen Hawking

Donald Trump's Hair Care Secrets Revealed!

The New Charlie's Angels Preview!

Timbers vs. Sounders: Whose Hipster Fans Reign Supreme?

Tonight at Powell's: Ursula K Le Guin

PDX Pop Now! Announce 2011 Compilation

Good Morning, News!

Moving Day

Translating Ben Stein

Want to Know Who is Playing MusicFest NW 2011?

SE Clinton "Bike Flags"

SL Letter of the Day: Euro Trashed

BREAKING: Nick Fish Identifies Properties That Failed Rental Bias Audit

This Week's Mercury Music Section

Vote on the Best Title for a Star Trek Porn!

High School Student Challenges Michele Bachmann to a Debate

Behind the Opening Credits of Game of Thrones

Anna Wintour Comes out to Support Gay Marriage

The PlayStation Network Is Back (Sorta, Kinda)

Biking is Becoming Less White

Jim Shepard Reading Tonight

Anything Else I Can Get You Motherfuckers?

This Weekend: Open Engagement 2011

Good Morning, News!

Scratch That

Free Office Furniture Giveaway!

Caption This Photo

Today in News That Has Absolutely Nothing to Do with You, Yet You Will Be Very Unhappy to Hear

It's Happening Tonight!

SL Letter of the Day: You Better Sit Down

SL Letter of the Day: Anti-Social Lubrication

Timbers vs. Sounders Live Blog Tomorrow!

It's Happening Tonight!


Good Morning, News!

Tonight in Music

Stupid, Stupid Beagle: Catch the Ball, You Stupid Beagle!

Fine Jewelry for Cat Ladies

Roller Derby Weekend

God Bless America

Operation SpaceCraft

"Geek Out! @ The Space Room:" Tonight, 9PM

The End is Nigh... Which Means "Saturday," Guys!

Nick Fish Responds to Hubbub Over Racist Landlords

What an Interesting Local News Story on Digital Projection in Portland's Movie Theaters!

New Derogatory Term for Gay People: Sweet Smellin' Jockstraps!

Jon Stewart vs. Bill O'Reilly: On Whom Do You Wager?

Star Trek Porn Features Picard's Flute, Is Better Than A Lot of Actual Star Trek Episodes

Live Blogging the Blast (by Colt 45)

First Look at the Portland-Shot Grimm

Traditional Marriage: "One Man, One Woman, For Life"

Writin' and Sellin'

SL Letter of the Day: Too Soon

A Brief History of Our Awesome New Office

Tonight at Powells: Daniel Clowes

HUMP! 2011 Call For Submissions, News About This Year's HUMP! Awards

Give a Shit Club Meets Next Week!

We're Moving. We Have Leftover Alcohol. Let's Get Drunk!

Good Morning News!

Meanest Name For A Strip Club?

Portland's Precision Castparts Releases Toxic Cloud into Neighborhood, Makes Huge Profit

Here's the Story of Portland's Budget: Bike Projects Aren't Stealing Money from Cars

Portland at Seattle — High-Pitched Live-Blog Action

Will Portland Lead the Way—On the JTTF?

My New Phone

It's Apparently a Thing: "Planking"

Good Morning News!

Newt Gingrich Brutalized in Glitter Attack

Tonight in Music

Ask the Trailer Park Boys

Trump Out

Nerd Trap: Best Movie Poster Evah!

Obama 2012 Produces the Best Campaign Paraphernalia Ever

Batman's Bad Day

I Don't Like This

Best of the Anti-Immigrant Rants in Salem This Week

Ticket Giveaway: Uncanny Valley

Chad VanGaalen's New, Mindblowing Video

Crimson Tied: Portland Gets The Point At Seattle

Avakian Jabs at GOP Senators Over Response to Report on Racist Landlords

Win Tickets to See the Portland Cello Project! Hear a Brand New Portland Cello Project Song with Laura Gibson!

Tonight at Powell's Cedar Hills: John Scalzi

Win Tickets to Slayer (and Rob Zombie)!


Y'Know, This Time They Kind of Have a Point

Good Morning, News!

The Game Continues to Be Afoot: New Sherlock!

New Tums Commercial (NSFW)

Budget Smackdown: Dan Saltzman and Sam Adams Get Punchy Over Sewer and Water Rates

Dan Aykroyd Is Either Well Insured or Bad at Business

First Teaser for Spielberg and Jackson's Tintin and the Terror of the Uncanny Valley

Good Match-Day, News! I-5 Rivalry. Beta.

"This Meeting Is a Beautiful Thing. But When's the Next One?"

A Mess of Santorum: Rick Says John McCain Doesn't Understand Torture

SL Letter of the Day: Planning Top

DON'T FORGET: Free Office Furniture Giveaway!

LiveBlogging the Last Hour of the Election from the Hollywood McDonald's

Bike to Work Tips from a Drag Queen

Sold Out

One Day at a Time

The Week in Review

New Column!

Savage Love & Sex

Savage Love

It Got Better

I Love Television

I Love Television™

Nipples No More