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

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

SL Letter of the Day: COD

Now Open: Cemetery Gates Café

Oregon's Top 25 Biggest Lobbyists

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

Weekend Readings And Releases

One More E3 Thing: Sony Unveils $250 Vita Handheld

George Lucas Strikes Back

SL Letter of the Day: Another Fine Problem To Have

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

Erik Larson's In the Garden of Beasts

The New I, Anonymous Blog Quote o' the Day

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

Portland City Insurance Will Now Cover Sex Changes

Good Morning, News!

BREAKING: Straight People Have Anal Sex

"I Want You to Get Me Mouth Pregnant."

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

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

Phart Chart Topper

Blog Crush: La Kitchenette

Portland's Road Block Stays Up At Chivas USA

Happy Birthday Tom Jones and Prince!

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

Win Tickets to Beirut!

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

Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks - "Senator"

What Portland's New Cop Cars Will Look Like

Meanwhile in a Sane Country

Microsoft Previews Windows 8

Tigers and Lions on the Waterfront

Sizzle Pie to Take Over Rocco's Space

A Report from the First-Ever Northwest Animation Festival

Goodbye, College for Undocumented Immigrant Kids

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

Good Morning, News!

This Week's Mercury Music Section

Don't Run, Alec!

Get Ready for the Grilled Cheese Bubble

Food Porn: Natural Selection

Today's Funyun™ Fun Fact-yun!

Portland's Very Own Young Conservative Crank!

The Wizard of Oz On The Big Screen

Good Morning News!

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

Tonight: First Friday

It's Happening Tonight!

E3 2011: Nintendo Unveils New Console, Internet Collectively Orgasms

Blogtown Meetup: Next Thursday! Karaoke!

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


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

Blogtown Meetup! Karaoke! This Thursday!

Mayor's Office Addresses Hidden Police Contract Talks

Kyron vs. Kyeron

Iggy Pop's New Bag...

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

Frank Cassano's "Blogtown in Review"

Star Wars: The Old Republic Gets An E3 Trailer

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

Mercury Workery (A Call for Mercury Production Interns)

Today in Forgotten '80s Hits

Alamo Drafthouse Makes Texter :(

Good Morning, News!

Last Night to See Vertigo!

What They Said

SL Letter of the Day: Cock Shots

BlytheCon Cometh

Pledge-Driving for Lost Lander

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

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

Jon Stewart Schools Trump On The Subject Of Pizza

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

Good Morning, News!

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

Good Morning News!

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

Win Tickets to Omar Souleyman!

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

Roller Derby Weekend

Billie Joe Armstrong's Kid is Coming to Portland

It's Happening Tonight!

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

Stupid, Stupid Playground Equipment

Frank Cassano vs. Google

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

Sexual Politics: Insurance Should Cover Sex Changes

Roller Derby Wrap-Up

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

Santorum Is Running All Over America!


Jem is Truly Outrageous and Truly Just Don't Care

A Brand New Way to Beg Your Spouse for Sex

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

Teen Pop, Lock, and Drop!

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

Weiner's Mounting Troubles

Beer Craft: Here is a Pretty Cool Book About Beer

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

BREAKING: Weiner Did It!

The "Sissy Boy" Experiment

Washington Hippies Kill More Children Than Oregon Hippies

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

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

A Conversation With Mayoral Candidate Eileen Brady

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

The Mysterious iCloud (and Other WWDC Announcements from Apple)

Margaret Thatcher Refuses to Meet Sarah Palin

Tonight: First Thursday

Good Morning, News!

In Which Werner Herzog Teaches Stephen Colbert About Cave Porn

A Pro-Choice Lesbian

Mayor's Prius Rear-Ended by Cyclist

The Most Heartrending Breakup Letter You'll Read All Day

Big New Art & Design Warehouse Opens in SE

3-Way Street

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

Timbers Round Out Their Schedule

Sold Out

Fit 2 Print

One Day at a Time

The Week in Review

New Column!

Savage Love

Glass-Cutting Boners