Print Edition for the week of
May. 3 - 9, 2012

Vol. 12, No. 50


Marijuana "On Board"

The County Drug-Testing Program You've Never Heard About

All in the Family

WW Publisher Defends Free Ads for His Wife’s Attorney General Campaign

Hall Monitor

Who's the Greenest of Them All?

"Domicile Unknown"

Report: Nearly Every Week, a Death on the Streets

Odd Couple

Mars Hill Church and Portland's Q Center Join Forces to Fight Hate


Standing Alone

Willis Earl Beal Yearns to Ditch the Narrative

Hollywood Forever

Father John Misty's New LA Outlook

Black-Light Poster Children

Fellwoods Emerge from the Underground

Prisoners of Rock 'n' Roll

The Black Keys Come Up and Up

Up & Coming

Highlights in Music the Week of May 3-9

Movies & TV

When Totoros Attack

An Illustrated Guide to the Best of Studio Ghibli

Some Assembly Required

Vengeance Is a Dish Best Served by the Avengers

Film Shorts

In Which We Hit It and Quit It

Food and Drink

Mentor for Hire

An Interview with KitchenCru Founder Michael Madigan


Hippies, Inc.

Idealism, Co-Opted in Jon Raymond's Rain Dragon

Dangerous Writing

Alumni of Tom Spanbauer's Workshops Share Their Work

Theater & Performance

Song! Dance! Bipolar Disorder!

Mental Illness Gets Jazz Handsy in Next to Normal

Chewing on the American Dream

The Fresh, Funny Something Epic/Everyday


Spin the Ballot!

Can't Decide Who Should Be Our Next Mayor? City Commissioners? Attorney General? Don't Worry: It's the Mercury's Endorsement Guide!

I, Anonymous


Win Taste of the Nation Tickets!

TriMet LIFT Employees Strike, Briefly

The New Amazing Spider-Man... Wait, Screw That. The New Expendables 2 Trailer!

SL Letter of the Day: STFU, BTFO

Local Cats Can't Get a Break

Tonight in Music

Free Comic Book Day!

Yes, the Mayoral Race Is Still Way Too Close Too Call

It's Happening Tonight!

James Beard Foundation Announces 2012 Cookbook & Journalism Awards

Junk Culture's New Song "Oregon" Is About Oregon

Popchips Panics; Yanks Down Terrible, Racist Ashton Kutcher Video

May Day Groups Decry Cops' Tackling, Bashing of Marchers Over "Minor Traffic Violations"

Bic Shaver Will Masturbate You to Completion

Photos from The Lille Anniversary Party

Mad Men Recap: Alexis Bledel Edition

Street Books Wins National Book Foundation Grant

SL Letter of the Day: Monogamously Non-Monogamous

Blogtown's Poster of the Week

Selections from My Random House Historical Dictionary of American Slang

Anti-Coal Rally Draws Lunchtime Crowd

SL Letter of the Day: Bi the Way

Today in American Ingenuity/Here Is a Thing That Exists

Portland vs. Columbus—High-Pitched Live Blog Action!

The Next Front in the War on Women: Repealing the 19th Amendment

New Poll Shows Much Tighter Mayor's Race (Oh, and Sam Adams Coulda Been a Contender!)

Another New Gossip Song: "Move in the Right Direction"

RIP, Adam Yauch/MCA of the Beastie Boys

Comedy Tour: The Ian Karmel Diaries—Minneapolis

What Does Mitt Romney Think About Immigration?

The Bachelor Finally Gets a Parody! (What.)

Maurice Sendak Dead at 83

New Eye Candy from Martine Satchels


The Weekend Shopper

Holton's AG Campaign Changes Course, Reports Gift from His Employer


Merc Perk Deal of the Day: Two-For-One Tickets to Open Season

The I, Anonymous Blog Quote o' the Day!

Tonight at Powell's: Greenhorns

Tonight in Music

SL Letter of the Day: Busting My Balls

The Avengers Chitty-Chat Club

Jon Hamm Raps! (And It's Sooo Much Better than You Think.)

Portland May Day, 1910

Confidential to NOM's Brian Brown: You're On, Motherfucker

Session-Strength Malted Milkshakes

AG Candidate's Stance on Medicinal Pot Pays Off Handsomely

This Week's Mercury Music Section

Bridge & Burn Joins Open Season Lineup

Roller Derby Recap: Semi-Finals

More Photos of See See Motorcycles

Sherlock 2.0—this Sunday!

Tonight in Music

Good Morning, News!

Lillard Alert!! Have YOU Seen Lillard?

Romney's Gay Spokesman Resigned Because Romney Has No Spine

Welcome Back to Otter Friday!

It's Happening Tonight!

Between Two Ferns with Zach and Liz Lemon

Don't Miss Open Season: The Mercury Fashion Show!

Good Morning, News!

U.S. Government Says CIA Foiled New al Qaeda Underwear Bombing Plot

Good Morning News!

The Tim Gunn Interview

Tonight in Music

Mitt Romney Looks His Crazy Base in the Eye, Stays Silent

What's He Building in There?

The I, Anonymous Blog Quote o' the Day!

Good Morning News!

Charles Bradley's May 25 Show in Portland Has Been Postponed

It's Happening Tonight!

Obama's Julia Meme

From Here On Out, James Cameron Is Only Making Cat-People Movies for the Chinese

It's On TV Tonight: Season Finale of Your Fave Show New Girl

James Franco Responds to Fucking James Franco

Nolan Suggested Fritz Influenced Report on City's 911 System; Nolan Was Wrong

Seriously, Check Out This Show

Greens to Eileen Brady and Jefferson Smith: A Pox on Both Your Houses!

Dan Savage SAVAGES the Pope!

Game of Thrones Recap: Blitheringly Excited Fanboy Edition

Mitt Romney Is Proud of That Time He Saved Detroit

Gender in Girls Vs. Game of Thrones

This Tenacious D Video Needs to Be Funnier

Barwares Opening Today

Local Author's Thrillers Get an FX Pickup

Good Morning, News!

"What About My Right to Choose To Not Have Choice?"

Video: Deer or the Doe - "Descriptions"

Portland's in the News Again—But No, It's Not About Donuts.

Thursday TV Recaps for Poor People!

I Enjoy Watching Bobby Roberts Suffer

Masonry on the MAX

Metal Up Your Show: That Metal Show at Hawthorne Theatre, Sat May 5

Tonight in Music

Timbers Army To Team: Read Our Scarves

It's Happening Tonight!

Now THAT'S What I Call Punk!

Good Morning, News!

Alberta Cart Round-Up; Stumplings Debut

Last Chance to Win Open Season Tickets on Blogtown

Shep Smith's Brain Broke Yesterday

Guess Where Mitt Romney Stands on Gay Marriage?

NOM's Brian Brown Challenges Dan Savage to a Bible Debate!

Safe Sexting? There's An App For That. Kinda.

Tonight: The History of Pinball, Gaming, and Vice in Portland

Video Released in Shootings of Two Homeless Men

Portland's Biggest Pop-Up Food Court? TONIGHT!

Police Bureau Refuses Citizen Panel's Request to Continue Investigating Excessive Force Claim

Don't Miss Open Season: Tons of Sexy Fashion Fun!

Powell's Unveils the Espresso Book Machine

Open Season Sneak Preview: Shadow Sisters

Gay Rights by State

Have You Voted Yet? Here's Our Endorsement Cheat Sheet

Good Morning, News!

Uncaged Season Wraps Up: Get Your Cheap(er) Tickets, Here

Roller Derby Weekend: Semi-Finals

Obama Comes Out for Same-Sex Marriage

Here's Your Robotic Hug, People-Haters

Video: Here We Go Magic - "How Do I Know"

What He Said

Win Tickets to See AgesandAges on Monday!

More on Powells' New Espresso Book Machine

Sold Out

See See Motorcycles

One Day at a Time

The Week in Review

New Column!

Savage Love

I Love Television

I Love Television™

No "S," Herlock!