Print Edition for the week of
May. 19 - 25, 2011

Vol. 11, No. 52 Chris Thornley


The Naughty List for Landlords

Which Properties Were Accused of Discrimination in a Recent Audit? Nick Fish Names Names.

Neighbors vs. Giant Toxic Cloud

Factory Releases Acid, Then Reports Huge Profits

Hall Monitor

Downtown Agony and Ecstasy

In Other News


Wide Open Spaces

James Blake Finds Meaning in Silence

A Rose in Springtime

Ezza Rose's Musical Boxes

Up & Coming

Highlights in music the week of May 19-26

Movies & TV

Aiming to Please

That's a Hobo, All Right. And He Certainly Has a Shotgun.

Alas, 'Tis a Pity

Pirate Enthusiasts, I Regret to Inform Ye that the New Pirates of the Caribbean Movie Is a Boring Piece of Shit

Looking Good

Vidal Sassoon: The Movie Keeps up Appearances

Video Hounds

The Return of the Found Footage Festival

Geek Out

Attn. Gaming Hipsters!

Film Shorts

In Which We Hit It and Quit It

Food and Drink

Small Plates, Big Range

Aviary Makes Avant-Garde Taste Good

Visual Art

Alien Dreams

Berlin Arts Collective Global Alien Investigates the American Dream



Eli Pariser's The Filter Bubble: What the Internet Is Hiding from You

Gold Diggers

Patrick deWitt's The Sisters Brothers


The Effort to Make the World Crazy Like Us

Theater & Performance

Mirror, Mirror

Neil LaBute's Reasons to Be Pretty


The Accidental Chief

Mike Reese Didn't Grow Up Dreaming He'd Be a Cop. But he's the guy who just led Portland's police force through its most "tumultuous" year in memory. We talk shootings, mental health, and Tasers—and how next year might be better.

Sex, Justice, and the American Way

Hustler Publisher Larry Flynt on How Sex Has Shaped American Politics and the World

I, Anonymous

Bye Bye Boner


Timbers Coach Rains Smack On Seattle

Answering for Arnold

Best Response to Rental Bias Audit (So Far) From a Property Manager

Tonight in Readings

The New Justin Bieber Perfume Commercial! (What?)

So... About that Apocalypse...

It's Happening Tonight!

Support Plazm on Kickstarter

Making Fun of the Rapture

Public Service Announcements: Public Drinking

SL Letter of the Day: A Perfect Stranger

Do We Have Too Many Farmers' Markets?

Bike to Work Day! Q&A with Brand New Los Angeles Cyclist Alissa Walker

It's Happening Tonight!

Saltzman Apologizes to Japanese Internee; Sore Feelings Linger

Win Tickets to Yeasayer!

This Week's Mercury Music Section

Good Morning News!

It's Happening Tonight!

Vida Vegan Con

Science Finally Proves that Women are Shallow

Portland vs. Columbus — High-Pitched Live Blog Action

Tonight in Music

Sissy's Magical Ponycorn Adventure Is Too Adorable For Your Human Brain

Today in A Cappella Crimes Rectified

Win Tickets to the “Hooligans in Wondaland” Tour with Bruno Mars and Janelle Monae!

Tom Bissell to Write a Book About The Room

Watch This Trailer. Trust Me.

Plate & Pitchfork


SL Letter of the Day: Donate to Planned Parenthood in Mitch's Name

Happy Birthday, Bob Dylan and Heavy D!

Pendleton vs Pendleton

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

Attn. Geeks, Nerds, Dweebs, Dorks, and Mathletes: Prepare for a "Geek Olympathon"

Good Morning, News!

Portland's Geezer Gallery Featured on AARP Website!

Good Morning, News!


Happy Birthday, Cher!

Against Hate? Hold Hands Across the Hawthorne Bridge This Sunday

The NEW I, Anonymous Blog!

Sometimes When A Mommy Meme Loves A Daddy Meme ...

Modern Warfare 3: Now With Official Trailer

Crazy Harry Smiths of Public Access

Stewart vs. O'Reilly: WHO WON?

Today in Trash TV That Will Renew Your Faith in Humanity

Good Morning, News!

Landlords, HUD Respond to Release of Names in Discrimination Audit

Portland's Summer of Grimm Is On

SL Letter of the Day: ETMFA


Yo, Data Raps! (About Cats)

Some 3D Projectors are Making 2D Movies Look Terrible

Portland Has A Fighting Game Scene? Portland Has A Fighting Game Scene!

Buy My Awesome Car!

'70s Night at Mississippi Studios: 10 bands, 10 years, 30 songs, and One Million Moustaches!

Rapture Back On

Sarah Louise Laws' Plants and Animals

Prison Lunch vs. School Lunch

The Best Show (Not Named Game of Thrones) is Coming Back to Your Television

Good Morning, News!

I Fucking Hope the Rapture Happens on Saturday

Everything Is Horrible

Find Book Recommendations on Questionland!

Introducing the Burt Reynolds "Womb Broom"

Republicans Want to Throw Grandma Off a Cliff

Rich Cho Out as Portland Trail Blazers General Manager


Roller Derby Weekend

The First Hunger Games Photos

Tracking Pedestrian Deaths, One by One

Frank Cassano's "Blogtown in Review"

Q&A: The Sisters Brothers Author Patrick DeWitt on Historical Fiction and Old-Timey Hangovers

Super Stickman Golf: Addictive, Rad, Free

It's Happening Tonight!

Schwarzenegger's Lovechild Ruins Everything

Sarah Palin: And a Movie Will Save Her?

Charlie Hales First to Make Mayoral Run Official

"Macho Man" Randy Savage, R.I.P.


Portland's Gain is the Oregonian's Loss

Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP: The Mercury Review Now Exists

Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks to Release Mirror Traffic in August

You (Yes, You!) Can Venture East of 82nd

A Clip from Jackass 3.5 in Which Someone Says, "Ouch."

It's Happening Tonight!

Good Match-Day, News! Timbers Look To Stay Unbeaten At Home ... For All Eternity

Taking Public Transportation in the Star Wars Universe Kind of Sucks

Improving One's Telephone Manners as Told Through the Medium of "Rap"

Publishing Sure Is Gonna Miss Oprah

Sarah Michelle Geller is Back! Feign Happiness!

The Skinny on Mini

Gwyneth Paltrow isn't Worth as Much as She Thinks

News Flash: Tennessee Is Full of Stupid Bigots

A Real Song About Friday

Good Morning, News!

SL Letter of the Day: Long Form

Surefire Proof that the Rapture is on for Tomorrow

Things to Do On Judgment Day

BREAKING: Anti-Gay Hate Crime Reported on Hawthorne Bridge

Portland Works Crew On Perfect Night For Home Records, Cast-Off Defenders

Graffiti: Are You Feeling "Degraded" Yet?

What's Your Favorite Cart?

The Conan O'Brien Can't Stop Trailer, Bitches!

Good Morning News!

Revised Portland Budget: More Cash for Rent Aid, Housing Inspectors

Parents Keep Baby's Genitals a Secret

Sold Out


One Day at a Time

The Week in Review

New Column!

I, Anonymous Blog

Dear Methadone Clinic

Trollhouse Dookie

Frontseat Fanny

I, Anonymous Chill Out Tent!

Dancing Queen

I, Anonymous Chill Out Tent!

hot chick :D with dreads D:

Dickhead Suit in a Clown Car

I, Anonymous Chill Out Tent!

Savage Love & Sex

Savage Love

Clit Happens

I Love Television

I Love Television™

Cliff Hanger!