Print Edition for the week of
Apr. 26 - May. 2, 2012

Vol. 12, No. 49


Transportation Tension

Budget Woes Strain Mayor's Relationship with TriMet

An Airing of Grievances

Our Exclusive Review of 10 Years of Police Union Beefs

Hall Monitor

If the PPA Says "Yes," Can Smith Say "No"?

Return of the Voicemail!

Calling Sam Adams: Poop, the Waltz, and Slop Buckets


Thought Control

Psychic Feline's Hypnotic Properties, Exposed!

Full Circle

Ben Kweller Writes the Songs

Dungeon Masters

The Doubleclicks Destroy Children's Souls

It All Comes out in the Wash

Growing into Washed Out

Up & Coming

Highlights in Music the Week of April 26-May 2

Movies & TV

Snips and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails

Coming to Terms with The Five-Year Engagement

Extremely Clever, Not Very Funny

Damsels in Distress: A Bloodless Collection of Quirks

A Poor Man's Poe

Quoth The Raven, "Ever Meh."

Road Trip

The Great Northwest, Then and Now

Kaleidoscope of Memory

This Movie Is Called The Deep Blue Sea, But It Doesn't Have Any Sharks in It. Weird.

Pirates of the Caribbean Great Britain

Yep, Another Movie About Pirates. But It's Good!

Film Shorts

In Which We Hit It and Quit It

Geek Out

Deceptively Good

Blood on the Ice

Goon's a Crude, Gross Hockey Comedy

Food and Drink

She's So Unusual

The Worldly Masterpieces of Johanna Ware


Stumptown's Comics Crash Course

Paging through the 9th Annual Stumptown Comics Fest

Bizarre and Lonely

Etgar Keret's Latest, Suddenly, A Knock on the Door

Theater & Performance

Around the World

Oregon Ballet Theatre's Spring Program Chromatic Quartet


B-Movie Madness

Local Hero Brings Two-Headed Shark to Life

I, Anonymous


Webcomics Correspondent: Bucko!

Theater Critic Ben Waterhouse to Leave the Willamette Week

Folly x4

Comedy Tour: The Ian Karmel Diaries—Day 20

The (Unofficial) Downtown May Day March has Gotten... Interesting

Gold Star: The Mercury's Web Comment of the Week!

Is Karl Rove a Dirty Music Pirate?

Golden Retriever to Release New Album on Thrill Jockey

Salad Bar Coming to Local Elementary School

Good Morning, Centaur Sex!

The Two Jackpots Share Their 15th Birthday

Tonight! Rumble Bee's Revenge!

On A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Worn Path to Open This Weekend

Good Morning, News!

SL Letter of the Day: I Have Nothing Against Fetlife

Homo-Hatin' Hillbilly Just Got Himself Into a Heap of Trouble

Live-Tweet Action from Mercury Dining at TOAST!

Blogtown's Poster of the Week

It's Happening Tonight!

Things From Another World: Soon on NE Broadway

New Work from Elizabeth Dye

Paul Ryan Wants You to Know That Ayn Rand Is a Filthy Atheist

Good Morning, News!

Remember When Mitt Romney Saved the Auto Industry Single-Handedly?

Creeping On Straight Chicks

More Proof that Ashton Kutcher is... the... WORST!!!

Buffy the Vampire Slayer XXX Parody: CONDEMN OR ALLOW?!?

Ramona Falls at BTR Live Studio

And the Mercury Endorses: Amanda Fritz for City Council

President Rock: Still a Beautiful, Beautiful Possibility

What the Cops Are Telling Big Pink Tenants About May Day

Is It Time to Allow Moviegoers to Text During Films? Yes. Yes it is.

Georgia Kirkpatrick's Silvania

Perfectly Normal Activities

May Day Madness

The I, Anonymous Blog Quote o' the Day!

Vicious Anti-Christian Hate Speech Restored to YouTube Thanks to Efforts of Anti-Gay Hate Groups!

Say "No" to Reefer, and "Yes" to ROLLER SKATING!

Win FREE TICKETS to the Blind Cafe this Friday!

Video: Yards - "Kristallnacht"

Good Morning, News!

Weirdness Winds Down in Closing Days of Paris' “Keep Portland Weird” Festival

Stephen King on Mitt Romney

Autoctona 2012

Mitt Romney Says It's No Fair to Bring Up the Killing-Osama-bin-Laden Thing

Portland Parks & Rec Announces $5 "Fun Run" Series

Tonight in Music

So Good Luck Avoiding The Avengers This Summer

Photos from Isaac Hers' "Chambers" Show

May Day Rally Reclaims Foreclosed House; Cops Make Arrests in Downtown March

This Is What You Are Doing Tonight: Comics Underground!

Video: Orcas - "Arrow Drawn"

The Wire is Baltimore's Portlandia

John McCain Mad as Hell That Barack Obama Caught Osama bin Laden

Tonight in Music

Webcomics at Stumptown

Jefferson Smith Responds to My Concerns Over Police Union Endorsement

Tonight in Music

Stream the (Excellent) New Tu Fawning Album

Barenjager Honey Liqueur Lab

Comedy Tour: The Ian Karmel Diaries—Day 19

Good Morning, News!

"Go Get a Job!"

How to Buy Positive Amazon Rankings

Re-Scoring "Finding Oregon"

OH NO! An Avengers Parody Porn, Too?

Theater Follow Up: The Brother/Sister Plays at Portland Playhouse

SL Letter of the Day: Coming to Blows (Update!)

Tonight: Late Night Library at the Red and Black

Good Morning News!

Props to Local Lady Baristas

Transgender Woman Ticketed for Using the Women's Restroom

SL Letter of the Day: Help An Arsehole Out, Would Ya?

Notes from Stumptown Comics Fest 2012

Jefferson Smith Campaign Takes a Page From Sho Dozono

Lindy West Is Taking Over the Internet

The I, Anonymous Blog Quote o' the Day!

Win Tickets to See Theo Von at Helium!

It's Happening Tonight!

Your Reminder to Win!

And the Mercury Endorses: Ellen Rosenblum for Attorney General

Seattle: May Day's Window Smashing Capitol!

WWeek Publisher Defends Free Ads for Wife's AG Campaign

Jamie S. Rich's Serialized New Novel

Bane Is Silly :P

Put a Board on it!

This Week's Mercury Music Section

Tonight in Music

The Most Important Self-Defense Video You Will Ever See

Tonight in Music

Tables To Look Out For

Buckman Announces the Layoffs of Two of Three Arts Instructors

Portable Hot Tub

Here's Another Prometheus Trailer I Won't Be Watching

Open Season Ticket Giveaway #2!

Good Morning News!

Selections from My Random House Historical Dictionary of American Slang

Mad Men Morning After

Portland's May Day, the Morning After

Savage's Great New Shitstorm

On the Nightstand: The Year of the Gadfly

When's the Last Time You Had a Julep?

Undocumented Ralliers Go to Trial

Portland Keeps Being Weird in Paris

All Religion Is Bullshit

Captain Picard Day: ALLOW ME TO JUDGE YOU.

It's Happening Tonight!

SL Letter of the Day: Captain Underpanties

SL Letter of the Day: Good Thing Going

The Economist Weighs In on Bullshitgate

Your Star Trek Moment of Zen for Friday, April 27

On "Bullshit" and "Pansy-Assed"

Oh, You Japanese Kids, and Your Crazy Vegetable Dances

Group Plans for May Day Action

Welcome Back to Otter Friday!

And the Mercury Endorses: Steve Novick for City Council

Jon Benjamin Has a T-Shirt, and He Wants to Give It to You

Portland to Seattle for $7?

Have You Read the Rolling Stone Interview with President Obama?

Game of Thrones Recap: PG-13 Edition

The Lusty Month of May

Win Tickets to Anya Marina's PDXOXO

Thursday TV Recaps for Poor People!

Sold Out

Fashion Forward

One Day at a Time

The Week in Review

New Column!


Savage Love

Off the Hook

I Love Television

I Love Television™

Let's Have Sex Week!