Print Edition for the week of
Jun. 23 - 29, 2011

Vol. 12, No. 5
Alvaro Tapia Hidalgo


Tough Luck

Oregon Lawmakers Are Saddled with a "Tough on Crime" Measure They Never Wanted

The Flush Heard 'Round the World

Trickle of Pee in a Portland Reservoir Leads to Flood of Outrage

Applying the Brakes

Ankeny Street Café Plan May Have to Wait

In Other News

Hall Monitor

Opportunity or Albatross?


Teenage Symphonies to Guys

Hunx and His Punx Hang in There

Earning Their Stripes

The Donkeys Buck the Retro Tag

Viva la Cibo Matto

Miho Hatori and Yuka Honda Are Back Together

Up & Coming

Highlights in music the week of June 23-29

Movies & TV

Can't Stop, Won't Stop

Inside Conan O'Brien's Cross-Country Roadshow

Bad Barbie

Bad Teacher's Bad, But Not Bad Bad

The Horse Whisperer

Buck and the Art of Horsemanship

Herbie the Shrug Bug

Cars 2: It's Kinda a Mess

Film Shorts

In Which We Hit It and Quit It

I'm Staying Home

It Ain't So Easy Without a Desk, Huh?

Food and Drink

Chicken or Fish?

Sushi Meets the Colonel's Original Recipe

Visual Art

What's Yours Is Mine

Worksound's Drawing Shades Reinterprets Photography


My Half-Year of Lady Memoirs

Melissa Lion Immerses Herself in the Problems of Middle-Class Women

Hard-Knock Life

Peter Brown Hoffmeister Explores Childhood Trauma in The End of Boys


The Silent Majority

Rating the Real Power Players in Oregon Politics: The Lobbyists

I, Anonymous


This Week in Comedy

The I, Anonymous Blog Quote o' the Day!

The New York Times' Portlandiaphilia Hits the Pitch

The I, Anonymous Blog Quote o' the Day!

The Portland Trail Blazers Give Greg Oden a Qualifying Offer

"Extreme Couponer" Vs. Walmart: Who's Right? Who's Wrong?

Read This Thing: PC Gamer's Saturday Crapshoot

PDX Approved: Take the Mercury Survey, Win Prizes!

Good Morning, News!

Mugshot of Alleged Attempted Gay Basher

Trailer for Brad Bird's Mission: Impossible—Ghost Protocol

Blu-ray Review: Louie Season One

C.O.P.S. at Rocksbox

New York's Unsung Hero

Sarah Palin Babbles for Seven Solid Minutes After the Sarah Palin Movie

Tonight in Music

Found on My Hard Drive

Reasons The World Is Fuzzy This Morning: Bulleit Rye

Keith and Countdown Are Back, Baby

Good Morning News!

Tanuki In Flux

Off Target

Portland Was (Maybe) Flooded With Celebrities Last Weekend

Today in Unnecessary Sci-Fi Commercials

Jason Statham Beats Shit Out of Clive Owen with Chair: Based on a True Story!

Portland Vs. Seattle. (We Lost)

Help Me Answer My Mail!

Do You Know More about My Little Pony than Former President Bill Clinton?

Meet Your New Portland Trail Blazers

Google Introduces Their Social Network; What Do You Think?

Conservative Christian Group Calls on Vitter to Resign

Mixed Use Building Slated for Construction on NE Alberta's Best Known Vacant Lot

Crime is Dropping! Let's Spend Another $32 Million to Put 1,000 More Oregonians in Jail

Snail vs. Earthworm: WHO YA... Oh, Nevermind. Snail Wins.

OMSI After Dark: The Beer-y Version

Read This Article About Life as an Undocumented Immigrant

Ian Karmel is Doin' Work

Good Morning News!

Get Off the Internet, Nerds! TURN OFF THE INTERNET RIGHT NOW

The Best of Sam Adams' Voicemail!

This Is What it Looks Like When an Asteroid Brushes the Earth

Oh Hey There, SkaBoi36

Republican Candidates Respond to President Obama's Speech

Good Match-Day, News! Can Portland Stand The Heat Of Dallas' Saturday Night Lights?

At Long Last, a Reggie Watts/My Little Pony Crossover

SL Letter of the Day: Get Out Now

The I, Anonymous Blog Quote o' the Day!

It's Happening Tonight!

Good Morning, News!

The I, Anonymous Blog Quote o' the Day!

It Gets Better: New York Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage

Will Somebody Beat Some Fashion Sense into Chris Brown??

In an Emergency, Sam Adams Would Be King—If He Survived

Inside the Drained (Urine-Free!) Mount Tabor Reservoir

It's Happening Tonight!

Justice Department to Fix Police Probe Email Snafu

Portlandia Wants YOU

City Council Candidate Steve Novick Talks About His Big Ideas for Police, Healthcare

DC Comics Aborts Superman Comic Introducing a Muslim Superhero

Romney and Bachmann Neck-and-Neck in Iowa...

SL Letter of the Day: The Accidental Boyfriend

Blazers Draft Day Rumor Du Jour

Frank Cassano's "Blogtown in Review"

Michele Bachmann Compares Herself to John Wayne Gacy

List of Portland-Area Sites Where Walmart is "Actively Negotiating" for New Stores

Adele Reschedules Portland Date

Michele Bachmann Rewrites History Again

Everything About Her Is RILL, Okay!?

R.I.P. Peter Falk

Is This the End of Charlie Hales' Mayoral Campaign?

It's Happening Tonight!

Our Bad Teacher Review Is Up!

Good Morning, News!

This Week's Mercury Music Section

Rush at the Sleep Country Amphitheater

This Week's Mercury Film Section

Trailer for Pixar's Brave: Cars 2? What Cars 2?

President Asked About New York and Marriage Equality at Press Conference

Blast from the Past: Cibo Matto Video

Good Morning, News!

Why Pat Robertson Knows a Thing or Two about Gay Abomination

Tonight's Nightmare Today: Your Future Child

Wonder Woman Clip, Anyone?

Man Killed by MAX at 122nd Ave Station

Blind Pilot to Release We Are the Tide on September 13th

Oregon Poetic Voices Wants To Record Your Emo Poems!

Good Morning, News!

It's Happening Tonight!

An Abortion Pledge for the Rest of Us

Congrats to Neil Patrick Harris!

Hawthorne Books Anniversary Sale: 10 Years, $10

Heeeerrrrreeeee's Bilbo

VooDoo Doughnut is Open!

MailBagSlutGate Part Deux: The Husband Speaks!

Yep, We're the Best Beer City

The Atlantic on Beverly Clearly

And This Concludes MailBagSlutGate.

Louis CK Loves Percoset

Randy Leonard Responds to Flap Over AIDS Comment

Sapient - "Grown Up" (Video)

Black Dresses in the Summertime

Seen Today in PDX

Scrappers Makes Awesome

An Indecent Proposal

Mac Is Livin' Large

Support for Gay Marriage Ticks Upward in Oregon

As You Were Told: Randy Leonard Is Out (After 2012), Steve Novick Is In?

2011 NBA Draft - Live Blog

That One Guy from Modest Mouse to Score a Movie Starring That One Guy from Tool

Food Porn: Uchu Sushi & Fried Chicken

Overheard in a Hotel Room in Midtown Manhattan

The Andy Warhol Walking Tour

Thread o' the Day

Michael Bay: SAVIOR OF 3D

1,300 Words About a Bike Cop's Penis (And the Number of Erections He Has at Night, and Why Maybe You Should Get a New Bike Seat)

Wilfred: Another TV Show to Watch

It Was Hot, And Portland Was A Mess: Dallas Sautés Timbers To Stretch Winless Streak

Sold Out


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