Print Edition for the week of
Jun. 2 - 8, 2011

Vol. 12, No. 2
Tavi Haberman


Behind Closed Doors

In Cop Talks, Privacy Trumps Much-Touted "Transparency"

Holding Hands Is Not a Crime

Hate Crimes Dropped This Year, but Anti-Gay Attacks Still Strike

In Other News

Hall Monitor

A Diverse Crop of White Guys


From the Streets of Syria

The Unlikely Global Pop Stardom of Omar Souleyman

The Big Beat

The New Old Sounds of Sallie Ford and the Sound Outside

Time Out of Mind

Alela Diane and the Untamed Unknown

One Is the Loneliest Number

Manchester Orchestra Stay Together for Us Kids

Up & Coming

Highlights in music the week of June 2-8

Movies & TV


The Cuban Mutant Crisis of X-Men: First Class

Good Woody

Midnight in Paris: Holy Crap, Woody Allen Made Something Good Again!

Killing Time

13 Assassins: Takashi Miike's Bloody Samurai Flick

I'm Going Out

QDoc Turns Five

Film Shorts

In Which We Hit It and Quit It

Food and Drink

Culinary Darwinism

Evolving Beyond Meat at Natural Selection

Visual Art

The Projections of a Curious Citizen

The Decades-Spanning Career of Soap Bubble Documentarian George Andrus


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Bridgetown's Reigning Iron Comic Kyle Kinane


An American in Berlin

Erik Larson's Gripping In the Garden of Beasts

Homeland Insecurity

Panic, Paranoia, and The Homeland Directive

Theater & Performance

Old-Time Rock and Roll

PCS' One Night with Janis Joplin


Quit Buzzin' Me

Five Questions for a Beekeeper

I Love Television

Scone Wolf

I Love Television™

I, Anonymous

Dadness Madness


Tonight: Kyle Kinane

Alamo Drafthouse Makes Texter :(

Today in Forgotten '80s Hits

Federal Probe of Portland Police: What It Means and What Advocates Are Saying

Mercury Workery (A Call for Mercury Production Interns)

One More E3 Thing: Sony Unveils $250 Vita Handheld

Weekend Readings And Releases

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

I Am Contractually Obligated to Post this Trailer for the 2011 Gathering of the Juggalos

Star Wars: The Old Republic Gets An E3 Trailer

Last Night to See Vertigo!

Oregon's Top 25 Biggest Lobbyists

Now Open: Cemetery Gates Café

SL Letter of the Day: COD

Good Morning, News!

The Most Heartrending Breakup Letter You'll Read All Day

Things I Liked Looking at Today: James Stokoe's Spider-Nam, a Struzan-Style Poster for Super 8

A Pro-Choice Lesbian

Iggy Pop's New Bag...

Kyron vs. Kyeron

Mayor's Prius Rear-Ended by Cyclist

Mayor's Office Addresses Hidden Police Contract Talks

In Which Werner Herzog Teaches Stephen Colbert About Cave Porn

Timbers Round Out Their Schedule

The New I, Anonymous Blog Quote(s) of the Day!

Blogtown Meetup! Karaoke! This Thursday!

Fox News Illustrates Palin News Story with Pic of Palin Impersonator Tina Fey

Frank Cassano's "Blogtown in Review"

3-Way Street

Big New Art & Design Warehouse Opens in SE

The Mysterious iCloud (and Other WWDC Announcements from Apple)

Chimps Ain't People... People! (The New Rise of the Planet of the Apes Trailer)

I Survived the Totally '80s New Wave Sing-Along

PBR and End Hits Present '70s night at Mississippi Studios


Will Metro Sign Off on the CRC Even Though It's Not What they Agreed On?

A Conversation With Mayoral Candidate Eileen Brady

Blogtown Meetup: Next Thursday! Karaoke!

SL Letter of the Day: Cock Blocked by a Baseketfoothockeyball Star

Good Morning, News!

Tonight: First Thursday

E3 2011: Nintendo Unveils New Console, Internet Collectively Orgasms

It's Happening Tonight!

Tonight: First Friday

Margaret Thatcher Refuses to Meet Sarah Palin

The "Sissy Boy" Experiment

This Week's Mercury Music Section

BREAKING: Weiner Did It!

In Which the Real Reason a Murder Is "Sad" Is Debated

Don't Run, Alec!

Beer Craft: Here is a Pretty Cool Book About Beer

Good Morning News!

The Wizard of Oz On The Big Screen

Portland's Very Own Young Conservative Crank!

Weiner's Mounting Troubles

V.S. Naipaul Is A Dick, Let's Talk About Him!

Washington Hippies Kill More Children Than Oregon Hippies

Today's Funyun™ Fun Fact-yun!

Food Porn: Natural Selection

Get Ready for the Grilled Cheese Bubble

Sizzle Pie to Take Over Rocco's Space

Teen Pop, Lock, and Drop!

Microsoft Previews Windows 8

The New I, Anonymous Blog Quote o' the Day!

A Brand New Way to Beg Your Spouse for Sex

Tigers and Lions on the Waterfront

Jem is Truly Outrageous and Truly Just Don't Care

Meanwhile in a Sane Country

Good Morning, News!

DC Comics Goes Digital: "It's Not the End of the World. It's Just What's Next."


Santorum Is Running All Over America!

Portland Hate Crime Reports Decline—Does That Mean We're Safer?

Goodbye, College for Undocumented Immigrant Kids

A Report from the First-Ever Northwest Animation Festival

Santorum: The Greatest Generation Stormed the Beaches of Normandy to Defeat Socialized Medicine

Win Tickets to Beirut!

It's Happening Tonight!

The First Eight Minutes of Teen Wolf (No, Not That Teen Wolf)

Roller Derby Wrap-Up

Sexual Politics: Insurance Should Cover Sex Changes

Three Words that Should Never Be Spoken: "Inverted Teddy Bears."

Happy Birthday Tom Jones and Prince!

Portland's Road Block Stays Up At Chivas USA

What Portland's New Cop Cars Will Look Like

Frank Cassano vs. Google

Stupid, Stupid Playground Equipment

Ouch! (Also: Is Lying on the Ground Really the Best Way to Avoid Bees, Guys?)

Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks - "Senator"

Phart Chart Topper

Good Morning, News!

Saltzman's Pitch: Set Utility Rates Without Help from Politicians

As If John Edwards Wasn't in Enough Trouble Already...

Tonight's Nightmare (or "Miracle" Depending on How You Look at It) Today!

"I Want You to Get Me Mouth Pregnant."

Billie Joe Armstrong's Kid is Coming to Portland

Roller Derby Weekend

Duke Nukem Forever Launch Trailer: Pretty Much Exactly What You'd Expect

BREAKING: Straight People Have Anal Sex

Good Morning, News!

Blog Crush: La Kitchenette

Win Tickets to Omar Souleyman!

George W. Bush Makes Russellville Elementary's "Worst People Ever" List

Good Morning News!

Pledge-Driving for Lost Lander

Portland City Insurance Will Now Cover Sex Changes

SL Letter of the Day: Cock Shots

E3 2011 Recap: Monday (Read: Here's A Crap Ton Of Trailers)

The New I, Anonymous Blog Quote o' the Day

BlytheCon Cometh

Erik Larson's In the Garden of Beasts

What They Said

Good Match-Day, News! Portland Looks To Flip The Script In SoCal

Jon Stewart Schools Trump On The Subject Of Pizza

The New I, Anonymous Blog Quote o' the Day!

SL Letter of the Day: Another Fine Problem To Have

George Lucas Strikes Back

SL Letter of the Day: Fat Fiance Or Fake Rapist?

Portugal. The Man Gets Mush-y in Their New Video

Sold Out

Fit 2 Print

One Day at a Time

The Week in Review

New Column!

Savage Love & Sex

Savage Love

Glass-Cutting Boners