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

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

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

What the Hell Is It With Mitt Romney and Dogs?

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

Video: Tu Fawning - "Anchor"

Tonight: Hazel Cox

It's Happening Tonight!

Good Morning, News!

Win Box Tickets to Chromatic Quartet!

Portland's International Champion (Jeweler)

Stupid, Stupid Baby: The Melon

The I, Anonymous Blog Quote o' the Day!

Parks and Rec Returns; April is Up Poop Creek

Tonight in Music

Good Morning, News!

Pulitzer Prize Snubs Fiction

Una & Pariscope

Comedy Tour: The Ian Karmel Diaries—Day Six

SL Letter of the Day: Coming To Blows

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

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

Bridgetown Comedy Fest: Silver Hot Pants and Danner Boots

Busey Beat: Gary Busey's Tax Tips!

It Gets Bigger

Police Union Files State Complaint over Mayor's Frashour Decision

Bridgetown Comedy Fest: We Made It through Sunday

Modified Style

Glenn Beck's Blog Bashes PSU Courses

The Nuge Shoots His Mouth Off One Too Many Times

First Poster for Tarantino's Django Unchained

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

Bridgetown Comedy: (Part of) The Best of Boston

Occupy Hanford Photos

A Macabre Animated Video from the Shins

CCOKC: Child Celebrities Opposing Kirk Cameron

Night 2 at Bridgetown Comedy Fest

Red E Rising

Zack Galifianakis and the Imaginary Talking Dog

The Shins on Kimmel

SL Letter of the Day: Rent to Bone

LOL! Miley Cyrus! ROFL! IRL!

Jefferson Smith's TV Ad

Good Morning, News!

Tonight in Music

Things You Need to Know More About: PDX Naked Guy

Mitt Romney Suddenly Plagued by Rumors of Public Masturbation

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

Bake Sale and Budget Cuts

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

This Week's Mercury Film Section

Spring Exquisite Beer Dinner

It's Happening Tonight!

Today in Film and Fitness Studies

Tonight in Music

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

Mitt Romney Only Hates Poor Moms

Pure Bathing Culture, Stripped-Down and Acoustic

Welcome Back to Otter Friday!

Mad Men: Signal 30

PSU and UP Dubbed "Green Colleges" by Princeton Review

SL Letter of the Day: Wipe Out

Bridgetown Comedy Fest: Hollywood Theatre Primetime

In Which I Am Briefly Exposed as a Double-Dumbass

WTF?! Marc Maron's in Portland this Weekend

Photos of Gotye and Kimbra at the Crystal Ballroom

Speaking of Fuck

Good Morning News!

Anya Marina's Rollertastic Video and Her Upcoming Variety Show

Bridgetown Comedy Fest: Thursday Night in the Barmuda Triangle

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

Americans Believe Global Warming is Making the Weather Crazier

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

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

Quick Update on the Clinton Street Theater

Introducing Elissa Hall

It's Happening Tonight!

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

It's Happening Tonight!

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

A Look at PICA's New Digs

Pickathon Adds New Bands to This Year's Lineup

Portland Cops Fretting Over "Possible Large Scale Tagging Event"

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

ABC on Betubed Brides-to-Be

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

Game of Thrones Kids Sing Game of Thrones Theme

Max Payne Now On iOS, Surprisingly Awesome


Rebecca Gates of the Spinanes Announces Solo LP

Tonight in Music

The I, Anonymous Blog Quote o' the Week!

BREAKING: Adams Unveils Plan to Challenge Frashour Ruling

Putting Coffee Cups on Urinals: CONDEMN OR ALLOW?

The Saddest iPhone in the World

"Is There Any More to This Recording?"

Dead Can Dance: Holographic Tupac Rocks Coachella

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

It's Happening Tonight!

This Week's Mercury Music Section

Good Morning News!

Another Animated Video, This Time from Horse Feathers

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

Halo 4 Lands On November 6

Ron Sworschach

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

Win Tickets to See the Naked and Famous!

Congrats, Sis! The Stranger Wins a Pulitzer!

Netflix to Shotgun New Arrested Development Series

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

Good Morning, News!

Roller Derby Recap: Portland vs. Chicago

New Video Emerges of Keaton Otis Police Shooting

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

Tonight in Music

Watch the Premiere Episode of Girls

Good Morning, News!

Mercury Dining's Twitter Account!

Bridgetown Comedy Fest: Persona & Friday Highlights

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