Print Edition for the week of
Mar. 22 - 28, 2012

Vol. 12, No. 44
Brandon Loving


Gender Bender

Does Portland's Only Gay Strip Club Discriminate Against Women?

Hall Monitor

A Toast for Food Cart Booze

Guessing Game

Oregon's Quake Planners Take Aim at "Assumptions"

The New North Williams?

Panel Perseveres, Produces Plan for Bikeway

In Other News


Magic Chords

The Light-Bringing Songs of Sharon Van Etten

A Wink and a Grain of Salt

Plants and Animals Get a New Model

Airplane Mode

Luck-One Takes Off

Marathon Runners

Yellow Ostrich Exits the Bedroom

Up & Coming

Highlights in Music the Week of March 22-28

Movies & TV

A New Heroine

No, The Hunger Games Is Not the Next Twilight

Srs Bsns!

We Need to Talk About Kevin: Uh, No, We Don't

The Perfect Sushi

Jiro Dreams of Sushi. And That Is All.

Drugs and Rock 'n' Roll

Last Days Here: When Heavy Metal Gets Too Heavy

Night and the City

The Mean Streets of Noirville

Geek Out

Game as Art

Film Shorts

In Which We Hit It and Quit It

Food and Drink

Rebel without a Pause

Nick Zukin's Mi Mero Mole

Visual Art


Deconstructing OMSI's the Art of the Brick


Reading Local

Tall Bikes, Political Literature, and a Masturbation Soundtrack

Theater & Performance

Artists Rep Tackles Mamet

Just Another Old White Guy Talking About Race


The Malt Ball!

The Portland Mercury and the Oregon Brewers Guild Present Portland's First-Ever Beer and Music Festival

I, Anonymous


Cheryl Strayed's Wild Optioned by Reese Witherspoon

Donuts! Cops! Replica Handguns! Badass People!

Q & A With Sandra Fluke

Today in :(

Zou Bisou Bisou Van Damme!

Documentary of Ethan Rose's Between Rooms & Voices

Mad Men Is Back, Chaos Reigns

Could YOU Be the New Mercury Art Director?

"19 Reasons & Counting to Vote for Rick Santorum"

Willamette University's Wulapalooza Fest Announces Lineup

Half-Price Bridgetown Passes

Cronenberg, DeLillo, Shirtless Vampire

Loch Lomond's New EP; Show on Sunday

Monsanto 4 Kidz!

More from David Foster Wallace's The Pale King

It's Happening Tonight!

Harry Potter E-Books Are Finally Available Today

Silverado's Take on Inequal Entry Fees

Now Hiring: Mercury Art Director Wanted!

Fashion Forward Alumni Revealed! (Sort of)

Blogtown's Poster of the Week

Good Morning, News!

Mike Daisey—Finally—Apologizes

Mistakes Were Made

Archibald & Frank

Thursday TV Recaps for Poor People!

Alan Thicke Explains Twin Peaks (and Cop Rock)

Tonight in Music

Last Call for Cold Weather Favorites!

The Malt Ball Wrap Up!

Good Morning News!

It's Happening Tonight!

Now Hiring: MOD Freelancer

Listen to the New M. Ward Album

The Hunger Games Movie Is Great.

Because Guns Make Us Safer

Kidd Pivot: Making Improv and Puppets Look Good

How George W. Bush Killed the Post Office

New Rye Rye Vid: One for the Geeks!

Hashtags from the End of Humanity

Good Morning News!

So About That Battlestar Spinoff....

©opyright Math

At Long Last, the Definitive and Authoritative Ranking of the Men in Black Theme Songs

The Last Two Months, Measured in Drugs

Mike Daisey's New Column: "I Was THERE!"

Adam Arnold and Chromatic Quartet

Breaking Mad

This Week's Mercury Music Section

Good Morning, News!

Join the Party

Need a Job?

The Mandate Argument Didn't Go So Well at the Supreme Court Today

Today in Books I Am Somewhat Embarrassed to Read on the Bus: The Obese

Get to Know the Malt Ball Bands! Part III

Cheryl Strayed Made the New York Times Cry.

On Heckling.

"Hoodie Killed Trayvon Martin as Surely as George Zimmerman" UPDATE: Now With Video

A Confederacy of Dunces' Missing Manuscript

I Want to See Ridley Scott and Cormac McCarthy's The Counsellor

Gotcha Interview from a Republican "Journalist" Becomes Gotcha Video Against Republican "Journalist"

Whitney Houston Drowned (After an Apparent 'Heart Episode' and Some Cocaine)

Good Morning News!

It's Happening Tonight!

Welcome to Otter Friday!

Mitt Romney's New Summer Home Comes with Its Own Car Elevator and Lobbyist

SL Letters of the Day: Coming Out Kinky & BDSM as a Sexual Orientation

Parents Call Cops on Teacher for Reading Ender's Game

This Is What Nightmares Are Made Of

The Newt Gingrich Campaign Has Essentially Been Newt-ered

Avocado What?

In Defense of Pitbulls: Beyond The Myth

Spicy News: So Dumb It's Actually Kind of Funny

Reminder: No Kneecaps, Please

Opening This Friday: The Raid: Redemption

Win Tix to See Kevin Pollak's Thursday Show!

It's Happening Tonight!

Good Morning, News!

Watch the Mad Men Premiere Online!

Time for a Trip to Seattle, Nerds!

The 52 Dresses Project

Officers Shoot Man Armed with Fake Gun

Today in Futuresweaters

Today in News That Surprises No One Who Has Been Inside a Movie Theater in the Past Five Years

Good Morning, News!

NOM's Strategy: "To Drive Wedge Between Gays and Blacks"

SL Letter of the Day: Coming Out Kinky Worked For Me

Trailer for Season Seven of Doctor Who

Two Great Things.

Fashion Forward Alumni Debut

Grand Jury Will Investigate New Columbia Police Shooting

Tonight in Music

IKEA Goes Solar

Tonight in Music

It's Happening Tonight!

Coming Out: Fine, I Admit It. I Like New Girl.

Rally for Religious Freedom

Good Morning, Breakfast: January Jones' Placenta

Spamming Pinterest

Our Final Word on SXSW

Familiar Names in Officer Shooting

Crazy Republican Base-Land Prepares to Embrace Mitt Romney

Dan Savage's MTV Show Debuts April 3! And Porno Pete Is Going Nuts!

Live Review: Of Montreal, Deerhoof, and Kishi Bashi

Another McMenamins Hotel in NoPo?

Chuck Palahniuk: "Faux-IKEA" Table Salesman

Question for Schools Districts That Discriminate Against LGBT Students...

Portland Looking to Add More Red-Light Cameras

New Mental Health Unit for Police Bureau? Bidding Adieu to St. Johns? More Tidbits in Budget Report

Win Tickets to See the Cribs!

MAX Adopt-a-Station: What's Next?


City's Real Goal in Food Cart Booze Fight? Getting Salem to Override OLCC

"Mad Men" and Taxes

Sold Out

The Designers of Open Season

One Day at a Time

The Week in Review

New Column!

Savage Love

Two Dudes, One Cup

I Love Television

I Love Television™

I'm Gonna Wiki That