Print Edition for the week of
Jun. 16 - 22, 2011

Vol. 12, No. 4
Joe Newton/Mary Kate McDevitt


Concrete Change

Gentrification Meets Transportation in North Williams Bike Plan

Leap of Faith

CRC Misses Goals, Still Wins Metro's Sign-Off

Talk Softly, Carry a Big Stick

Meet Portland's Plan to Battle Housing Bias

In Other News

Hall Monitor

A Question for the Feds


Myths and Madness

Okkervil River: So Near and Yet So Far

Hella Punk

The East Bay Charm of Emily's Army

Boys to Men

The Grown-Up Rock of BOAT

Up & Coming

Highlights in music the week of June 16-22

Movies & TV

Kids These Days!

The Genre-Busting Submarine

Dorkiest Knight

Green Lantern Is Pretty Goddamn Dumb

Made-for-TV Movie

The Trip Gets Re-Edited into a Film

Angst Done Right

The Simple YA Satisfaction of The Art of Getting By

I'm Staying Home

There've Been Blacker Nights, You Guys

Film Shorts

In Which We Hit It and Quit It

Food and Drink

Hold the Ms. Pac-Man

Sunshine Tavern's Identity Crisis


Not Natural

Lisa Wells' Defiant Yeah. No. Totally.

X + 007

Of Mystique and the Case of the Missing Brian K. Vaughan

Theater & Performance

The Prescient Paul Mooney

On Working with Richard Pryor, and the Politics of Race

Entertainment for People

Dan Kennedy Headlines the Popular Variety Show


It Gets Better

The Genesis of a YouTube Movement

Marc Acito

The Author/Columnist on How "It Gets Better"

Sam Adams

The Mayor on how "It Gets Better."

Poison Waters

A Local Drag Entertainer on How "It Gets Better."

Joe LeBlanc

The Q Patrol Coordinator on how "It Gets Better."

Kendall Clawson

Governor John Kitzhaber's Director of Executive Appointments on How "It Gets Better."

Adam Arnold

The Designer on How "It Gets Better."

Brad Fortier

The Actor/Educator on How "It Gets Better."

Belinda Carroll

The Local Comedian on How "It Gets Better."

Basic Rights Oregon on Makin' It Better

"It" Gets Better


Our Top 10 Pride Picks!

Gayer Than a Bundle of Sticks

An Abridged Guide to PrideNW's Entertainment Extravaganza

Nicole Georges

The Zinester on How "It Gets Better."

Parade Route Map

I Love Television

I Love Television™

TV! Make Daddy a Drink!

Destination Fun

Pedalpalooza Picks

I, Anonymous


Kanye West - "Mama's Boyfriend"

Homophobic Men Wanna Suck Dick

Good Match-Day, News! Timbers Set To Mix With Red Bulls

Good Morning, News!

Good Morning, News!

Nisour Square Massacre, Comics-Style

Gay Gamers, It DOES Get Better

We Will Now Commence Building Highways for Bikes

Introducing... the Most Terrible Teenager on the Planet!

Today in Those Terrible Teens: "Tag... YOU'RE DEAD!!"

Georgia Discovers Immigrants Less Lazy, More Useful Than Once Thought

Ashanti Wants 2 Know!

Frank Cassano's "Blogtown in Review"

Quote of the Week: Republican State Senator Roy McDonald on Voting for Gay Marriage

Thanks for Less More Than Half of One Percent of Your Time!

The Homeless Count Is In. And it's Not Lookin' Good.

The Chicago Cubs: It Gets Better

I, Anonymous Blog Quote o' the Day

What Does the New Nurses Song Sound Like?

Another Stoppage-Time Dagger Leaves Timbers Drawn, Feeling Quartered

It's Happening Tonight!

Wet Hot American Summer: The Sequel

Good Morning News!

Photos: Inside that Creepy St. John's Building

Neighbors Want to Silence Washington Park Reggae Concert

The I, Anonymous Blog Quote o' the Day!

13th & Farm

Good Morning, News!

Goth Kitties!

The Worst Flashmob Ever Will Appear in 15 Minutes

Ryan Dunn Drinking Before Car Crash?

Attention Twitter Haters: Rihanna Don't Take No Mess!

I, Anonymous Blog Quote o' the Day!

World Naked Bike Ride: How Was it for You?

Blogtown Review: Marley's Mellow Mood

Let Us Celebrate Bruce Campbell's Blessed Day of Birth

Michele Bachmann's Campaign Fails at Recent History

This Week's Mercury Film Section

Adams Won't Push for Full Burnside-Couch Couplet

The Best Werner Herzog News You Will Read All Day

TMZ Confuses Greg Oden with LeBron James

Portland vs. New York — High-Pitched Live Blog Action

"Yeah, Green Lantern! Sure, why not?!"

SL Letter of the Day: Yes, Totes Gay

Americans for Fairness in Awarding Journalism Prizes

How The Fire Fell: Joe Haege Is One Talented Preacher Man

Dear Barking Cat: WE SAW YOU BARKING!

Roller Derby: Season 6 Championships Wrap-Up

Lapham's Quarterly: Food

Final Week of a Great Show: Only Photographs at Newspace

Portlandia Needs Extras

Blogtown Review: Cirque du Soleil: Dralion

Louis CK Defends his Defense of Tracy Morgan

A Conversation with Paul Mooney

The Most Terrible Teen in the World... in Portland TOMORROW!!

Katy Perry Needs to Have a Word With Michele Bachmann

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

Finally, a Little Person Show I'll Watch

Harder, Brawlier, Faster, Stronger: The Tournament

Five Reasons Life Gets Better

Take the Mercury "Readers' Choice" Survey; Win Fabbo Prizes!

SL Letter of the Day: A Little Minchin With the Twilight

It's Happening Tonight!

Mad Men: The Clothing Line

It's Happening Tonight!

Obama to Withdraw 33,000 Troops from Afghanistan

Good Morning, News!

SL Letter of the Day: Women Can Be Weiners

Footloose Trailer Makes a Moderately Convincing Case for Kicking Off One's Sunday Shoes

The Killing: Worst Season Finale in the History of the Universe?

I Love Television™ Letter of the Century (the 18th Century, That is)

Meet Portland's "Street Librarian"

Bristol Palin: Levi Raped Me

Good Morning News!

Sarah Palin Continues Her Undefeated Streak

Today in Terrible Live Blogging: Tracy Morgan Apologizes, Hugs

I, Anonymous Blog Quote o' the Day: Pee in the Water!

Homeless Advocates Push SW Ankeny to Include Tables for Non-Paying Public

So Cronenberg, Jung, and Freud Walk Into a Bar....

Good Morning, News!

Portland, EXPLAIN.

AC 360: Obama's Devolution on Marriage Equality

Behold My New Transformers: Dark of the Moon Robo Power™ Cine-Mask™ Battle Mask with 3D Technology

Oooh La La: David Lynch Night Club to Open in Paris!

Cops: No Video of Ferguson Shooting After All

Bon Iver is Coming to Portland

The God That Failed

Something Must Be Done About All This "Tennis Grunting," Wot?!?

This Month In Badass Authors


World Naked Bike Ride? You Have a Friend in the Police.

This Week's Mercury Music Section

Watch This Thing: Indie Game: The Movie Trailer

Re: Bless You

Nerd Alert! Tribute Band Will Recreate Genesis' The Lamb... in Tacoma

2011 NBA Draft Preview

It's Happening Tonight!

Roller Derby: Season 6 Championships

Slimmed Down Film Tax Credit Wins Support

My Flame Is Dim?

Filmusik's Dinosaurs with Blue Cranes—y en Espagñol

Buy Super Cheap Pickathon Tickets Right Now!

BREAKING: American Idol Auditions Come to Portland!

Sold Out

Cultural Baptism

One Day at a Time

The Week in Review

New Column!

Savage Love & Sex

Savage Love

Teenage Sneeze


Let 'Em See Ya Sweat

Timbers Coach John Spencer Speaks Out