Print Edition for the week of
Jul. 14 - 20, 2011

Vol. 12, No. 8


When Should Cops Call for Help?

Get Off My Land!

Hall Monitor

The Curious Tale of the Tape

Who Got Charged in PSU Fight? The Guy Who Mostly Got Punched.


The Band Your Mother Warned You About

The Group Therapy of Jail Weddings

Waiting is the Hardest Part

Pop and Patience with the Dirty Mittens

Gentle Warriors

Spellcaster Kills With Kindness

Liturgy vs. Black Metal

There Will Be Goat's Blood

Up & Coming

Highlights in music the week of July 14-20

Movies & TV

The Boy Who Lived

The Deathly Hallows, Part II: A Fitting End to a Multibillion-Dollar Franchise

Film Shorts

In Which We Hit It and Quit It

Geek Out

Magic, New and Improved

Boys Don't Cry

Terri Stops Short of Sentiment

Up in Smoke

Smuggling Hashish with Mr. Nice

Undocumented America

Today in Ironic Movie Titles: A Better Life

It's Not Only Rock 'n' Roll

Plunging Into Unexpected Darkness with The Wanteds

Honey Trap

In Which Winnie the Pooh Loses His Soul

Garage Schlock

Gear Up for Top Down.

Food and Drink

Chop Shop

City Market's Butchery Branches Out


Comedy Bubble

Is Portland's Stand-up Comedy Bubble Destined to Pop?


Criminal Swedes

Arne Dahl's Misterioso

Lessons Learned in Privilege

Misha Glouberman Thinks Cities Are a Big Game

Theater & Performance

Performance Art, with a Catch

Tim Crouch's An Oak Tree


The Birth of Mario

OMSI's GameOn Exhibit Speed-Runs the Evolution of Videogames


As the Chainsaw Turns

Timbers Army Calls With King High

I Love Television

I Love Television™

Harrius Pottumus Disappearius!

I, Anonymous


Dig a Pony Grand Opening

Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest Opens in Portland on July 29

It's Happening Tonight!

SE Portland Sign Hack

POLL: Portland v. Seattle—Whose Tifo Reigns Supreme?

SL Letter of the Day: Moving On

Jackpot Announces This Year's Music & Film Festival

Got More Action Than My Man John Woo

Here is the 2011-12 Portland Trail Blazers' Schedule

Good Match-Day, News! Timbers Take A "Deep Breath" With "Baggies" Before Hitting Road Again

Cats Re-Enact All the Harry Potter Movies in One Minute

Good News, Bad News: Voltron

An Apology

Good Morning, News!

Spock... Wearing a Bib?!?

Today in Embarrassing Jet Pack Fails

Let's Get This Party Started

Review: Tekken (The Live-Action Movie)

First Look at Wong Kar-wai's The Grandmasters: Lots of Rain, Even More Kicking

If You Put a Purity Ring in a Wine Cooler and Leave It Overnight, In the Morning It Will Be Totally Dissolved—It's True!

Why Is This Eazy-E Skirt Not A Mini Skirt?

Bachmann and Santorum Up in a Tree, Hatin' Homosexuality

Jersey Shore 4 Trailer: They're Gettin' the Boot! (Get it? Italy looks like a boot, and.. nevermind.)

My Discomfort Zone Just Got A Little More Comfortable... OR DID IT?

It's Happening Tonight!

"Speak More Good" with Twilight's Kristen Stewart

Good Morning, News!

Blumenauer: FBI Probe of News Corp. Doesn't Go Far Enough

Hey Lover's New Video Is Going to Cheer You Up

"Aww Hell No!": Notes from Travels with a Folding Bike

Here's That The Avengers Teaser You Ordered!

In Honor of the Official Release Date of the Final Harry Potter Movie...


This Week's Mercury Music Section

The Hackers Strike Back

It's Bastille Day!

First Trailer for Andrew Stanton and Michael Chabon's John Carter of Mars

Spotted in PDX:

Good Morning, News!

Portland Makes GQ's List of America's Worst-Dressed Cities

Win Tickets to Rye Rye!

The Portland Design Collective's First Annual Bridal Show in Review

A Screen's-Eye View: What Do You Look like When You're Blogtowning?

Speaking of Rick Santorum

Good Morning, News!

Win Tickets to the Portland International Beerfest!

Borders Is Closing

My New Favorite Song About George R.R. Martin

SW Ankeny Gears Up to Go Car-Free

Ted’s (formerly Berbati’s Pan) to Officially Open

"Fox & Friends' Jaw-Dropping Whitewash of News of the World Scandal"

Tonight: Breeze Block PresentsVans Off The Wall Gallery Show

Lipstick for Dogs

Win Tickets to Seven Grandmasters!

Tyler Keene Leaves And And And, Starts Log Across The Washer

News Corpse

TriMet Crackdown!

SL Letter of the Day: The Fourth G

"Would a GAY GUY Want You to Stick a Ruler in His Anus?"

It's a Strange and Beautiful World: Hillbilly on a Trampoline

I Don't Need These Guys Telling Me How Great Morphine Was

Magic: The Gathering - Duels Of The Planeswalkers 2012: The Mercury Review Now Exists

Beastie Boys - "Don't Play No Game That I Can't Win" (Full Length Version)

The I, Anonymous Blog Quote o' the Day!

Laura Gibson - "Milk-Heavy, Pollen-Eyed" (Video)

Rush to Rushmore

It's Happening Tonight!

Reading Tonight at Ampersand

Mayor: Randy Leonard Will Remain in Charge of the Water Bureau

Obama Endorses DOMA Repeal

PSA: Powell's NW Warehouse No Longer Buying Books

Here is Your 2011 Pickathon Schedule

James Franco Sold The Air...

Kouign Amann

Discomfort Zone: I Got Shpongled

Sand Castles in Pioneer Courthouse Square

It's Happening Tonight!

Good Morning, News!

Courtney Ferguson: Welcome to the Discomfort Zone

Spider-Man Plays Basketball. Poorly.

A Pastor's Semi-Private Little War With Victoria Taft

How Gay Marriage Could Make Portland $48 Million

Good Match-Day, News! Could Success In Chicago Light A Fire Under Portland?

Father of Man Who Died in Custody Considers Legal Options

On Portland's "Comedy Bubble"

Facts Are Stubborn Things

Get Blown Away by This Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks Contest

Name Denis Theriault's Baby: the Blogtown Poll!

Five Upcoming Books I'm Excited to Read.

The Country Fair

Dr. Motorbike, DDS!

Fox News Host Who Forgot 9/11 Will Never Forget 9/11

MOD Deals of the Day

Soylent Green Jell-O

Comic Justice! (The Wife Beater Edition)

Tonight in Music

Harry Potter, 3D, and Perving Out on Neville Longbottom

Here's That Amazing Spider-Man Teaser You Ordered!

It's Happening Tonight!

Spotify Is Kind of Terrifying

Dress/Undress: The Planned Parenthood Fashion Show Looks Awesome

Couple See Christ's Face on Walmart Receipt; EEEEEEEE!!!

The Best Book-to-Film Adaptation of 2012?

Your Chances of Owning an Original Helmut Lang Just Got Even Smaller

Snap Judgement: Lela's Bistro

Police Review Board: No Discipline Recommended in Shooting of Jack Dale Collins

Good Morning News!

Frank Cassano's "Blogtown in Review"

Tom Wilson: Kind of a Bully!

Hey Blogtown! Name Denis Theriault's Baby!

Something Olde, Something Now

Something that Should Not Exist: Glee: The 3D Concert Movie Trailer!

Does Michele Bachmann Suffer from Episodes?

When Playing Rock, Paper, Scissors with a Zombie, Always Go with Rock

Tonight: Cheap Date

SL Letter of the Day: Break It Off

National Women's PAC Endorses Eileen Brady for Mayor

Sold Out

Something Olde, Something Now

One Day at a Time

The Week in Review

Savage Love & Sex

Savage Love

Father Figure

New Column!