Print Edition for the week of
Apr. 12 - 18, 2012

Vol. 12, No. 47
Sammy Slabbinck


Strip Club Standstill

OLCC Tells Casa Diablo and Its New Neighbors to Start Getting Along

Spreading the Wealth

Urban Renewal Experiment Targets Eastside Business Districts, for a Change

Bus Blame

TriMet Sued over Sexually Abusive Driver

Nuclear Negligence

Global Icon Joins Occupy Protest

Who's the Boss?

City to Study Pacts with Outside Cops

In Other News

Hall Monitor



Undoing the Myth of Jeff Mangum

String Theory

Portland Cello Project Crosses the Aisle

Soul Satisfaction

Our Guide to This Year's Soul'd Out Music Festival

Up & Coming

Highlights in Music the Week of April 12-18

Movies & TV

Vacation House of Horror

Yay! The Cabin in the Woods Is Awesome!

Teenage Wasteland

Bully: The Kids Are Assholes, the Adults Are Even Worse

A Punch to the Face

Lockout Is Every Action Movie Ever. In Space!

Getting Burned

Hot Coffee: McDonald's and Mistruths


The Portland Jewish Film Festival Can't Be More Specific

Onward Reedie Soldiers

Reed College vs. Blue Like Jazz

Moe Problems

The Three Stooges: Nasty, Brutish and Short

Film Shorts

In Which We Hit It and Quit It

Food and Drink

Italian Reboot

Distinctive Southern Italian Cuisine at Enzo's

Visual Art

Inside and Outside

Photo Month Takes over Portland


Prairie Porn

One Woman's Foray into the Lost World of Laura Ingalls Wilder

Seattle and/or Bust

Jim Lynch's Truth Like the Sun: A Great (Regional) American Novel

Theater & Performance

Brace Yourself

Portland Playhouse's In the Red and Brown Water Doesn't Let Up


A Mountain of Comedians

Bridgetown Comedy Festival's Andy Wood Slaves for a Laugh

I, Anonymous


Bridgetown Comedy Fest: Friday's Highlights

"Is There Any More to This Recording?"

If Anyone Needs Me, I'll Be in the Corner, Shooting Myself in the Head

Win Box Tickets to Chromatic Quartet!

The I, Anonymous Blog Quote o' the Week!

Game of Thrones Kids Sing Game of Thrones Theme

This Week's Mercury Film Section

The Saddest iPhone in the World

Rebecca Gates of the Spinanes Announces Solo LP

Good Morning, News!

IKEA Makes a TV, and... Wait. IKEA Makes a TV?!?

BREAKING: Adams Unveils Plan to Challenge Frashour Ruling

Someone Claiming to Be Ann Romney's Nanny Says Ann Romney Really Did Never Work a Day in Her Life

Good Morning News!

Another Animated Video, This Time from Horse Feathers

Bridgetown Comedy Fest: Silver Hot Pants and Danner Boots

Halo 4 Lands On November 6

It's Happening Tonight!

The Nuge Calls Himself "a Black Jew at a Nazi-Klan Rally"

This Week's Mercury Music Section

Bridgetown Comedy Fest: We Made It through Sunday

Netflix to Shotgun New Arrested Development Series

Good Food News for the East and the West, RE: Wafu and Los Gorditos

Night 2 at Bridgetown Comedy Fest

Roller Derby Recap: Portland vs. Chicago

Ron Sworschach

And Now for Several Out-of-Context Quotes from the Reader's Digest Profile of Mercury News Editor and Jeopardy! Champion Denis C. Theriault

Win Tickets to See the Naked and Famous!

Occupy Hanford Photos

Good Morning, News!

Simpsons' Springfield is NOT in Oregon; Oregon Continues to Give Less Than Two Shits

It's Happening Tonight!

New Video Emerges of Keaton Otis Police Shooting

Emperor Klaktu of Rigel VII Gives Nine Tentacles Down to Paul Thomas Anderson's New Film

Tonight in Music

SL Letter of the Day: Rent to Bone

The Rock is The Hero, Even Though We All Knew That Already

Mercury Dining's Twitter Account!

Good Morning, News!

Red E Rising

Tonight in Music

Thursday Night TV Recaps for Poor People (And for the Curious Rich)

Bridgetown Comedy Fest: I'm Never Going to Laugh Again, or Sunday Highlights

Portland's International Champion (Jeweler)

Video: Tu Fawning - "Anchor"

Max Payne Now On iOS, Surprisingly Awesome

Parks and Rec Returns; April is Up Poop Creek

SL Letter of the Day: He Threw You A Bone—Throw It Back

Good Morning, News!

It's Happening Tonight!

Pulitzer Prize Snubs Fiction

Stupid, Stupid Baby: The Melon

Putting Coffee Cups on Urinals: CONDEMN OR ALLOW?

SL Letter of the Day: Coming To Blows

Mad Men: Signal 30

Busey Beat: Gary Busey's Tax Tips!

Una & Pariscope

Bang Bang! HOT LIVE BLOG ACTION TONIGHT! Blazers vs. Mavericks

In Which I Am Briefly Exposed as a Double-Dumbass

Modified Style

Paging Dr. Giggles to the Blazers Locker Room, Paging Dr. Giggles

Bridgetown Comedy Fest: Who Charted? & Late-Night Eagles

The Nuge Shoots His Mouth Off One Too Many Times

It Gets Bigger

Believe the Type: The IPRC Is Open At It's New Location!

Police Union Files State Complaint over Mayor's Frashour Decision

Game of Thrones Recap: "Do you want my brother to come in and help?" Edition

A Macabre Animated Video from the Shins

Glenn Beck's Blog Bashes PSU Courses

Tonight in Music

First Poster for Tarantino's Django Unchained

Zack Galifianakis and the Imaginary Talking Dog

Bridgetown Comedy: (Part of) The Best of Boston

Steven Spielberg's Laser Cats 7: Better Than Battle Pony!

LOL! Miley Cyrus! ROFL! IRL!

CCOKC: Child Celebrities Opposing Kirk Cameron

A Look at PICA's New Digs

Hot Live Blog Action - Blazers vs. Warriors

Things You Need to Know More About: PDX Naked Guy

The Shins on Kimmel

ABC on Betubed Brides-to-Be

Bake Sale and Budget Cuts

Jefferson Smith's TV Ad

Tonight: Hazel Cox

Spring Exquisite Beer Dinner

Pure Bathing Culture, Stripped-Down and Acoustic

Mitt Romney Suddenly Plagued by Rumors of Public Masturbation

Tonight in Music

Today in Film and Fitness Studies

I Will Bet a Bajillion Zloty You've Never Been Here

The I, Anonymous Blog Quote o' the Day!

Mitt Romney Only Hates Poor Moms

Welcome Back to Otter Friday!

Dead Can Dance: Holographic Tupac Rocks Coachella

PSU and UP Dubbed "Green Colleges" by Princeton Review

Tonight in Music

Comedy Tour: The Ian Karmel Diaries—Day Six

Your New "David" Model Android: It Walks, it Talks, it Fassbends. (Also: Thor vs. Iron Man)

WTF?! Marc Maron's in Portland this Weekend

Good Morning, News!

Speaking of Fuck

SL Letter of the Day: Wipe Out

Anya Marina's Rollertastic Video and Her Upcoming Variety Show

Bridgetown Comedy Fest: Hollywood Theatre Primetime

Congrats, Sis! The Stranger Wins a Pulitzer!

Americans Believe Global Warming is Making the Weather Crazier

Photos of Gotye and Kimbra at the Crystal Ballroom

Pickathon Adds New Bands to This Year's Lineup

Good Morning News!

Introducing Elissa Hall

Bridgetown Comedy Fest: Thursday Night in the Barmuda Triangle

Watch the Premiere Episode of Girls

It's Happening Tonight!

When Newt Gingrich Opens His Wallet, a Single Moth Flies Out

Bridgetown Comedy Fest: Persona & Friday Highlights


Quick Update on the Clinton Street Theater

Portland Cops Fretting Over "Possible Large Scale Tagging Event"

It's Happening Tonight!

What the Hell Is It With Mitt Romney and Dogs?

Mitt Romney Would Not Stick His Dog on the Roof Again, Because It Was So Unpopular the First Time

Watch a Very Important Elephant Have His Cake and Eat it Too

Half Live Blog Action - Blazers vs. Mavericks

Sold Out

Under the Sea with Hazel Cox

One Day at a Time

The Week in Review

New Column!


I, Anonymous Blog

Savage Love

I Love Television

I Love Television™

God Doesn't Like You Much