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

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

Do We Have Too Many Farmers' Markets?

SL Letter of the Day: A Perfect Stranger

It's Happening Tonight!

So... About that Apocalypse...

The New Justin Bieber Perfume Commercial! (What?)

Good Morning News!

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

What's Your Favorite Cart?

Things to Do On Judgment Day

Surefire Proof that the Rapture is on for Tomorrow

SL Letter of the Day: Long Form

Publishing Sure Is Gonna Miss Oprah

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

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

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

Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks to Release Mirror Traffic in August

Portland's Gain is the Oregonian's Loss

Sarah Michelle Geller is Back! Feign Happiness!

It's Happening Tonight!

Super Stickman Golf: Addictive, Rad, Free

The First Hunger Games Photos

Roller Derby Weekend



Schwarzenegger's Lovechild Ruins Everything

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

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

Buy My Awesome Car!

Rich Cho Out as Portland Trail Blazers General Manager

Republicans Want to Throw Grandma Off a Cliff

I Fucking Hope the Rapture Happens on Saturday

Good Morning, News!

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

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

Some 3D Projectors are Making 2D Movies Look Terrible

Yo, Data Raps! (About Cats)

Landlords, HUD Respond to Release of Names in Discrimination Audit

Good Morning, News!

Today in Trash TV That Will Renew Your Faith in Humanity

Happy Birthday, Cher!


Good Morning, News!

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

Pendleton vs Pendleton

Happy Birthday, Bob Dylan and Heavy D!

Today in A Cappella Crimes Rectified

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

Vida Vegan Con

It's Happening Tonight!

Good Morning News!

Win Tickets to Yeasayer!

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

Making Fun of the Rapture

Support Plazm on Kickstarter

Tonight in Readings

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

Answering for Arnold

It's Happening Tonight!

Public Service Announcements: Public Drinking

BREAKING: Anti-Gay Hate Crime Reported on Hawthorne Bridge

Good Morning, News!

A Real Song About Friday

Parents Keep Baby's Genitals a Secret

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

Graffiti: Are You Feeling "Degraded" Yet?

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

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

News Flash: Tennessee Is Full of Stupid Bigots

Gwyneth Paltrow isn't Worth as Much as She Thinks

The Skinny on Mini

Taking Public Transportation in the Star Wars Universe Kind of Sucks

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

It's Happening Tonight!

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

Charlie Hales First to Make Mayoral Run Official

Sarah Palin: And a Movie Will Save Her?

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

Frank Cassano's "Blogtown in Review"

Tracking Pedestrian Deaths, One by One

Introducing the Burt Reynolds "Womb Broom"

Find Book Recommendations on Questionland!

Everything Is Horrible

Prison Lunch vs. School Lunch

Sarah Louise Laws' Plants and Animals

Rapture Back On

SL Letter of the Day: ETMFA

Portland's Summer of Grimm Is On

Stewart vs. O'Reilly: WHO WON?

Crazy Harry Smiths of Public Access

Modern Warfare 3: Now With Official Trailer

The NEW I, Anonymous Blog!


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

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


Plate & Pitchfork

Against Hate? Hold Hands Across the Hawthorne Bridge This Sunday

Portland's Geezer Gallery Featured on AARP Website!

Good Morning, News!

Science Finally Proves that Women are Shallow

This Week's Mercury Music Section

Saltzman Apologizes to Japanese Internee; Sore Feelings Linger

Watch This Trailer. Trust Me.

Tom Bissell to Write a Book About The Room

Tonight in Music

Portland vs. Columbus — High-Pitched Live Blog Action

Sold Out


One Day at a Time

The Week in Review

New Column!

I, Anonymous Blog

Dear Methadone Clinic

hot chick :D with dreads D:

I, Anonymous Chill Out Tent!

Dancing Queen

Trollhouse Dookie

I, Anonymous Chill Out Tent!

Dickhead Suit in a Clown Car

I, Anonymous Chill Out Tent!

Frontseat Fanny

Savage Love

Clit Happens

I Love Television

I Love Television™

Cliff Hanger!