Print Edition for the week of
Jun. 9 - 15, 2011

Vol. 12, No. 3
Nicolle Clemetson


A Graveyard for Good Laws

In Salem, Bill-Killing Lobbyists Find Friends in High Places

Make Way for the Parking Lot!

Customers Fight Les Schwab's Plan to Boot Farm Shop

Hall Monitor

Grassroots? Big Money? Both?

In the Shadows

Riding Along in the Fab Cab

In Other News


Words and Music

Alina Simone's Funny Book and Serious Songs

Hand of Doom

The Underappreciated Volume of Orange Goblin

Something to Write Home About

The Pure Music and Gifted Pen of Jason Isbell

Up & Coming

Highlights in music the week of June 9-15

Movies & TV

Life, the Universe, and Everything

The Tree of Life or, Terrence Malick's Jurassic Park

Kodachrome Cover

Super 8: J.J. Abrams' Spielberg Impression


It's the Seventh Go-Round for the Portland Underground Film Festival

Romance for Beginners

What to Do When Dad Comes Out

Crime, Congo Style

Viva Riva!: Lurid, Unique, Better Than Congo

Film Shorts

In Which We Hit It and Quit It

Geek Out

Dungeons & Dragons & Diablo

Food and Drink

Andy Ricker Controls the Universe

...At Least in Terms of Thai Street Food


The Mambo King Plays Songs of I

Oscar Hijuelos Reflects on Life, Work, and Family

Glamorous Jane

Of Austen and Magic in Shades of Milk and Honey

Stranger Than Fiction

Jim Woodring's Congress of the Animals

Robots vs. Zombies

There's Something Familiar About This Robopocalypse

Theater & Performance

Shoot for the Stars

The Germany-Approved Northwest Dance Project


The Republican's Guide to Bicycling

The 2011 Mercury Bike Issue: Bike for America, Patriot!

Free Parking Is for Socialists

Down with Free Auto Parking! Up with Free Market Parking!

The Motorized Menace

Socialist Government Subsidies of Cars Must End!

Blue State, Red Tape

Bureaucrats! Small Businesses Shout "Bicycles!
Not Job Stealing!"

Bikepartisan Politics

Infographics: Bike Economics

Three Charts Show How Bikes Investment Stacks up Against Cars

Destination Fun

Pedalpalooza Picks

I, Anonymous


Why Is Green Lantern Screening After Press Deadlines?

Comedy Is OK: Cativities

Did They Learn Nothing From Monicagate?

Rapture-Predicting Preacher Reportedly Suffers Stroke

Duke Nukem Forever PR Group Attacks Critics

The Most Disappointing PPB Bulletin of the Day

1952 Swimsuit Fashion Makes 2011 Swimsuit Fashion Look Like a Tub of Crap

Watch Dan Win His "Special Achievement Award" Webby!

Fire in the Canyon Brings Hiphop to Horning’s Hideout

Redneck Fire Tornado Chasers

The New I, Anonymous Blog Quote o' the Day

Blogtown Meetup - Tonight!

Preparing for the Palin E-Mails

The Happy Hotdog Man: "It's Like a Toy... YOU CAN EAT!!"

Urine Trouble: Peeing in the Mt. Tabor Reservoir Costs the City $35,000

Anthony Weiner Might As Well Resign

Here's the New Avengers Poster, and...

Good Morning News!

Nick Fish Unveils Portland's First Fair Housing Plan

Breaking: Rick Santorum Has Gay Friends

Why the New Police Review Board Was Put on Hold Last Year

PNCA Scores $740,000 in Public Money for Big Expansion Downtown

Good Morning, News!

Dave Miller Replaces Emily Harris as Host of Think Out Loud

SL Letter of the Day: Real Men, Their Skins, Getting Comfortable, and... Wait, What Happened to Your Balls?

Human Barbie Gives Seven-Year-Old Daughter Boob Job Voucher

Shut Your Haggis Trap, Watch John Spencer Play Steward

Here's that Santorum Cake You Ordered

The Bubonic Plague Hits Oregon... CAT!

Today's Tip for Grooming Your Venomous Spider

Dungeons & Dragons: Daggerdale: The Mercury Review Now Exists

Sherman Alexie on YA, and the Roadside Graves' Homage to The Outsiders

Deep in This Pear

Best Father's Day Ever

Skyrim: The Elder Scrolls Trap Has Been Set Again!

Good Morning, News!

Powell's Announces Midnight Release for A Dance with Dragons

Hillary Clinton Goes Job Hunting

You Won't Get to See the Longest Lunar Eclipse in 11 Years

Don Frost, The Portland Comedy Contest & More

New Grammar Glossary

Homeless Celebrate Rose Festival with Protest Camp Out

Mitt Romney Dominated Last Night's Republican Debate

Facebook Is Not Dying

Shawn Marion Beats the Heat (Off)


What Do You Think About the Sarah Palin Movie Poster?

The Mississippi Flea

Frank Cassano's "Blogtown in Review"

The Duke Nukem Forever Review: Now With 90% Less Swears

SL Letter of the Year: Balls Out

18 (More) Reasons Urban Outfitters Sucks

Saturday Night Live... JAPAN??

So This Happened.

Tracy Morgan Apology 2.0

Portland's Home Pitch Named Second Best in MLS—But Why Isn't it First!?!

Opening Tonight: Gary Robbins' Recordings at Valentine's

Ref's 'Stinker' Leads To Stoppage-Time Stunner As Portland Drops Third Straight

Terry Pratchett Sparks Right-To-Die Debate In England

Policing the Internet: Shutting Down Facial Recognition Technology, and Tennessee Bans Any Online Image That Might Cause "Emotional Distress"

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

Flash Mob Protest Hits Concordia New Seasons

Alina Simone Gets Help from Eugene Mirman to Sell Her Book

Say, This Kid's Got Spunk!

It's Happening Tonight!

This Week's Mercury Music Section

Weekend Drinking: Portland Fruit Beer Festival

Pix Patisserie Bastille Day 2011

Is This the Most Offensive Conservative Commercial Ever?

Waterfront Park Turned into Giant Cage for Sailors

Good Match-Day, News! Timbers Seek Rapid Relief From Losing Skid

Earl Blumenauer Nixes Mayoral Bid

Today in Disappointing Celebrity News

Max Brumm, 19, On Mayoral Run: "We Need to Grab the Horse by the Reins."

Here is Your 2011 PDX Pop Now! Lineup

It's Happening Tonight!

Our Nation's Future

Santorum on Weiner

Gawker Now Streaming Japanese Hit Retro Game Master

The Sexy, Sexy Sailor Photo Contest!

Tonight—The Drammy Awards

Nicholas Kristof

We Have 237 Bike Rides Readable on Your Phone. Yes We Do!

Alec Baldwin on Tracy Morgan's Homophobic Rant

Rich Cho Gets a New Job

Good Morning, News!

From Conan O'Brien's Dartmouth Commencement Speech

How Was This Guy Even Allowed to Set Foot Inside a Bank, Let Alone Rob One?

Things Teenagers Like

Three Cheers for Another Year!

On Oregon License Plates, "Wine Country," "Wine," and Hypocrisy

It's Happening Tonight!

Good Morning, News!

Mitt Romney's "...just teasing the girls"

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

Metro Approves CRC in "Leap of Faith" Vote

Today in Off-Track Betting

Reading Tonight: Austen Meets Magic

I'm Kinda, Sorta, Almost Excited About A Videogame Movie Again

On This *Hiccup* Day In History...

Maddow on Cantor on Weiner

Blu-ray Review: Green Lantern: Emerald Knights

This Might be My Favorite Photo Ever

Louis CK Defends Tracy Morgan; Speaks Out Against Child Stabbing (Under Certain Circumstances)

Adidas Is All In, But Will Any Timbers Be All-Stars?

Portland vs. Colorado — High-Pitched Live Blog Action

Good Morning News!

At the CRC Meeting: Some Other Maybe Good News on Police Accountability

Adorable, Adorable Grandparents: "Did You Hear the Click?"

Fred Armisen's Advice to the Youth of Today

Good Morning, News!

Band of Sailors!

I'm Really Sad This Guy Couldn't Procreate

Sold Out

Lille Trousseau

One Day at a Time

The Week in Review

New Column!

Savage Love

Cock Shots

I Love Television

I Love Television™

Goddamn Kids!