Print Edition for the week of
May. 10 - 16, 2012

Vol. 12, No. 51
Photo by Neil DaCosta


Looking Behind the Curtain

Inside Mayor Sam Adams' Magically Not Terrible City Budget Plan

Creative Class

The Dismal State of Arts Funding in Portland's Schools


Students Risk Deportation to Press for Change

Hall Monitor

Cops Ignoring a Big Question


Leave the Scene Behind

The Wave Pictures' Perfectly Imperfect Precision

The Joke's on Us

The Dead Milkmen Aren't Dead Yet

All Seriousness Aside

Meat, Murder, and Cattle Decapitation

Behind the Balloons

The Weeknd's Self-Immolation

Up & Coming

This Week's Music Previews

Movies & TV

Team Barnabas

Dark Shadows: Another Team Burton Fiasco

The Hand-Jive Cult

Sound of My Voice Keeps You Guessing

Napoleon Complex

Blood, Shit, and Spader Hair in Headhunters

Kid Stuff

The First Movie Puts Iraqi Children Behind the Lens

Of Cthulhu and Henriksen

Whispers in the Darkness at the Lovecraft Fest

Chattin' with Bishop

We Ask Lance Henriksen Questions. He Graciously Answers.

Geek Out

Your New Addiction

Film Shorts

In Which We Hit It and Quit It

Food and Drink

Destination Dim Sum

Bustle and Steam at HK Café


Fun Home Redux

Alison Bechdel Mines Her Life for Material in Are You My Mother?

Small Press, Big Changes

The IPRC Gets New Digs

Theater & Performance

Abundance in Drought

Oregon Children's Theatre and Black Prairie Shine in The Storm in the Barn


Ladies in Waiting

A Showcase of Designs from the Open Season Fashion Show

I, Anonymous



Campaign Targets Defense of Marriage Act

Swiss Miss No More?

Tin House Hosts Reading with Anthony Doerr

Things Get Pretty Exciting over at Bloomberg TV

Final Settlement in Suit over Portland Camping Ban Draws Near

Comedy Tour: The Ian Karmel Diaries—Enough Already!

Should Dollar Stores Be Illegal?

Yo Vintage! to Put Down Roots

Rand Paul on President Obama's Marriage Equality Statement: "I Wasn't Sure That His Views on Marriage Could Get Any Gayer"

Video: Ozarks: "Pyramids of Love"

Parks and Rec Season Finale... TONIGHT!

Thursday TV Recaps for Poor People!

Audit: Police Bureau Heeds Calls for Change—Sometimes, and Usually Very Slowly

It's Happening Tonight!

Another Amazing Column from Chicago Sun-Times Columnist Neil Steinburg

Portland's White Powder Problem

Juggling Advice for Hippies

Sponsor Team Mercuroke! (Or Me!)

Rock 'n' Roll Times at the Rose Festival

Alley 33 Lineup Announced

Welcome Back to Otter Friday!

Every Mad Man For Himself

Here's that Trailer that'll Make You Kill Yourself (Okay, Fine... The Goodwin Games)

Donors Like It When President Obama Speaks His Conscience

Selections from My Random House Historical Dictionary of American Slang

Awning Chasm

Did President Obama Swear?

The I, Anonymous Blog Quote o' the Day!

Here's that Trailer for "You Got Bacon'd!" (Okay, Fine... The Following)

Portland Geek Olympathon Strikes Back

Romney Team Kind of Apologizes for Denying Press Access to Mitt Romney

Tonight in Music

New OPB Poll: Big Gain for Hales, Modest Gain for Smith, Big Drop for Brady

Election Night Live Blog: The Mayor's Race

Win Tickets to See Beck in Bend!

Teenagers Occupy Pioneer Courthouse Square

Tonight: The Cutting Room

LAST CHANCE! Sponsor Team Mercuroke!

Dear 40-Year-Old Me

Portland, You Are Pretty

Don't Forget! Election Party Live Blog Action TONIGHT!

Every Child Deserves a Mother and a Father

Onstage This Weekend!

SL Letter of the Day: Hope Not Nope

The Greatest Documentary Ever Filmed

Good Morning, News!

Video: My Body - "New Cat"

Terrible Piece of Shit Endorses Mitt Romney

Open Season and the Spring Fashion Issue

Grand Jury Clears Washington County Cops in New Columbia Shooting

The FDA May Approve a Daily Anti-Retroviral Drug for HIV-Negative Gay Men Who Don't Use Condoms

Tonight in Music

Catching Up With Lunchtime Ballot-Droppers

Racist Monkeys on a Trampoline

Time Is Running Out: Get Your Pre-Sale Tickets for Open Season Today!

Here's that Trailer for The Mindy Project

Professional Acting Advice for Mitt Romney

This Week's Mercury Music Section

Good Morning, News!

Tonight in Music

SL Letter of the Day: Make Your Own Family

Portland's Most Inspiring Makers

Postal Service Saves 21 Oregon Offices

Good Morning, News!

It's Happening Tonight!

Floating World's "Castles in the Sky" Studio Ghibli Art Show

Avengers? More Like Expensive-gers! I'm Sorry, This Headline Is Terrible

Blogtown's Poster of the Week

It's Happening Tonight!

It's Happening Tonight!

Election Night Live Blog: AG Race, Council, Et Al.

Roller Derby Weekend: Portland vs. Denver

Good Morning, News!

The Golden Age of Portland Trolleys

Win Passes to QDoc!

Mayor Adams Now Responsible for Reminding You to Put Your Garbage Out

Game of Thrones Recap: Adaptable Adaptation Edition

Free Screening Tonight: Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry

Maddow on Obama's Announcement

May Day Happened—Now What?

New Tallest Man Song!

New Witch Mountain Track and Album News

Government Endorses Movie Piracy By Warning Against Movie Piracy

Awesome, Awesome Baby

New Michel Gondry!

Listen to a Track from the Upcoming Onuinu Album

Attack of the Dutch Gay Spy Orgiers

Open Season: The Slideshow

Batmobile and Bat-Cycle to Tour EVERY CITY EXCEPT PORTLAND

Generation Debt

It's Happening Tonight!

Tonight in Music

Interview with a "Me": Funemployment Radio

Good Morning News!

Tonight in Music

The Most Adorable Sabotage

Roller Derby Recap: Portland vs. Denver

Isn't "Sex Lube" Kind of Redundant?

ACLU Continues to Battle the Feds' "No Fly List"

Your Mercury-Approved Voting Cheat Sheet

Reed College Students: Good at Huffing Bongs... Not So Good at Spelling

Reintroducing... Scrappers!

The Raid—with CATS

Good Morning News!

My Side of the Mountain Author Dies at 92

Van Halen Is Playing the Rose Garden in August

Are You Man Enough For "The Romney"?

SL Letter of the Day: Bi Boy Problems

Legal Question Clouds Fate of Portland's Would-be Malt Liquor Ban

Good Morning, News!

Curbside Composting, Six Months Later

Plan to Shift Some Suicide Calls from 911 Starts Next Week

Suicidal Man Threatens Cop with Rifle—but Winds Up Sent to Treatment

Buffy Marathon Ahoy!

Get Your Tickets to Hecklevision: Point Break!

Today on MOD

Comic Artists Go the Opera

Sometimes Courtney Posts Really Cool Concert Posters! (This Is Not One of Them.)

One Day at a Time

The Week in Review

New Column!

Savage Love

Gender Mender

I Love Television

I Love Television™

Uncle Charlie, the Internet