Print Edition for the week of
Jun. 21 - 27, 2012

Vol. 13, No. 5


Sexual Politics

Mormons on the March

Wyden's Grid Lock

Clean Energy Takes Hit from a Wyden-Sponsored Bill

Wasted Spaces

Fixing the Eastside's Empty Parking Lot Problem

Watching the Watchers

Portland Copwatch Turns 20

Hall Monitor

City Hall, Quietly, Hits Back

In Other News


Thirty Years in Idle

Long May the Skabbs Wave

Dark Brew

Witch Mountain and the Tempo of Doom

Marked for Death

Last Empire's Final Charge

Killer Instincts

Rhett Miller Strips Down

Up & Coming

This Week’s Music Previews

Movies & TV

Family Ties

Sex, Family, and Awkward Mumbling in Your Sister's Sister

Apocalypse Now

Seeking a Friend Turns into Glop

Princess in Distress

Brave: Pixar Makes a Disney Movie

The Sunnydale Address

Buffy Summers > Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

My Two Dads

In the Family: A Gay Family Faces Tragedy

In Hell's Handbasket

Surviving Progress: We're Totally Screwed

Film Shorts

In Which We Hit It and Quit It

Geek Out

Imperfect Nostalgia

Food and Drink

Beer Nerd Outpost

Breakside Brewery's Quality Beers, Brewpub Fare

Visual Art

Identity Play

Paul Clay Baits Biases with How to Immigrate to the United States of America


Old Hollywood

The Many Charms of Beautiful Ruins

Poor Little Rich Girls

Never Tell Is a Diverting Procedural about Manhattan's Super-Rich Teenagers

From Coal Country to America's Poorest Town

Exploring America's Tragedies in Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt

Red Alert

John Scalzi's Redshirts Face Certain Death

Theater & Performance

Summer Theater

It's Not All Shakespeare in the Park



The Rise and Fall of Portland's Pinball Gangsters

I Love Television

I Love Television™

Pen Pals Behind Bars

I, Anonymous


Happy First Day of Summer!

Blogtown's Poster of the Week

Ch-Ch-Changes: New Commenting System & Merc Mobile Upgrades

Tonight at Powell's: Joe Sacco

Police Report Says Zimmerman Had Two Opportunities to Defuse the Situation with Trayvon Martin

Awesome Time Lapse Video of Portland's Spring

Nobody Likes Aaron Sorkin's New Show Very Much

This is What the Rigsketball Kickoff Party Will Be Like

Finally, a Place to Pee (in Public! Legally!) in the South Park Blocks

New For Summer From Isaac Hers

It's Happening Tonight!

This Week's Mercury Music Section

What's Behind the Racial Disparity in Traffic Stops? Maybe Racism, Police Actually Acknowledge

Here's That Louis Vuitton Drum Kit You've Been Looking For

SW Hills Skate Ban Delayed Till Fall, Promise to Educate Skaters and Crack Down on Reckless Behavior

SL Letter of the Day: Limping Out

Seen Today in PDX: Girls Gone Educated!

Bill Murray: "I Don't Understand Why I'm Being Inducted Into the Hall of Fame. I'm Not Gonna Say No."

Open Model Call for Alley 33

SL Letter of the Day: Suggested Reading

Update: Louis CK Announces Tour Dates—DOES NOT SHUN PORTLAND.

On Any Sunday (Or, Specifically, Next Thursday)

Portland vs. S**ttle—High-Pitched Live Blog Action!

"Anyone who eats Oreos is now openly a heretic...Eating Oreos is now a Sin"

Bret Michaels' Mortify Your Pet Collection

Video: The Shins - "No Way Down"

Aaron Sorkin: Master Recycler

Through Our Eyes: The Specialty Store's First Group Show

Thursday Afternoon Dance Break: Flo Rida w/ Keith Apicary

American Anthology

Here Are Three Stories You Probably Won't Read About Mitt Romney

The I, Anonymous Blog Quote o' the Day!

NOOOO! Dot's is Closing Being Sold!

The Internet Bottomed Out Earlier This Month


On George Zimmerman's Account of the Trayvon Martin Shooting

Tonight: Paufve Dance's So I Married Abraham Lincoln

Tonight in Music

DC's Greatest Heroes are Actually British Kids Eating Cookies

SL Letter of the Day: Don't Swallow That

This Is the Last Monday (For Now?) You Can Visit the Library

Ira Glass Is Exactly Right About Car Talk

Can Escort Sites Stop Child Prostitution With ID Checks?

Police and Skaters Line Up Against Skateboard Ban

Tonight in Music

Adams Okays 30-day Armistice with TriMet on Youth Passes

Win Tickets to See El-P and Killer Mike!

Tonight in Music

Tonight at Cartopia: Alien and Blade Runner

And When They Reboot The Next Generation, This Will Be the Blueprint

Portland's Real Mayor and Fake Mayor Support CAN's Arts Education Funding Initiative

Stupid, Stupid Baby: The Joke

Comedy Tour: Strictly PG-13

We're in ARGH-reement.

This Week's Mercury Books Section!

Time for Vacation Bible School! (Maybe Not This One, Though.)

Facebook Continues to Be Really Creepy

Sweet Deal: Nestlé Still Wants Columbia Gorge Water

Welcome Back to Otter Friday!

Bamboo Sushi Opens 2nd Location Tonight

Exactly How Much Should Aaron Sorkin Be Punched?

Damn You, Carly Rae Jepsen!! You've Done it Again!

Dick Cheney's Daughter Got Gay-Married

It's Happening Tonight!

New Corin Tucker Band Song!

Sandusky's Son Says He Was Abused, Too.

Sean Flinn, the Royal We, and an Owl's Gummi Heart

Gay Republican Group Endorses Romney

Listen to Agalloch's New EP

Tonight in Music

The Sweet, Sweet Taste of a Dungeon Master's Sweet, Sweet Tears

Clyde Drexler: Mean Girl

The I, Anonymous Blog Quote o' the Day!

Good Morning, News!

In The Summertime...

Thank You, Texas Republicans! Now We Know How You Feel.

Amanda Fritz, Forced into Runoff, Raises Donation Limit to $250

Be an Extra on Season 3 of Portlandia!

Two Supercuts of Note, Goddammit.

Complete Q&A with the Skabbs

Racist Website Discovers Hunger Striker Cameron Whitten

Win Tickets to See Patton Oswalt!

Louie Introduces His Black Ex-Wife

Good Morning, News!

Sound & Vision Festival's 2012 Program

What Would Jesus Do?

Hales Issues Pledge to Limit Campaign Contributions

Cast Your Vote for Your Faves! Take the PDX Approved Survey!

Sony Releases 25 Minutes of The Amazing Spider-Man, Gets Mad at People for Watching It

Comedy Tour: Take My Fiancee, Please

The Newsroom Chitty-Chat Club!

Comedy Tour: The Opener

Good Morning News!

This Week's Mercury Film Section

Good Morning News!

Tonight in Music

Good Morning, News!

The I, Anonymous Blog Quote o' the Day!

Ecotrusts's Sundown Series Adds Fashion

It's Happening Tonight!

Don't Go In The House!

It's Happening Tonight!

It's Happening Tonight!

President Obama Brags About Being Outspent

SL Letter of the Day: Do Monogamous Gay Couples Exist?

Blast from the (Recent) Past: Sexton Blake Plays the Hits

RE: The Internet Bottomed Out Earlier This Month

Good Morning, News!

Here Are Four Billion Movie Trailers

Recommended Reading: The Times on Kenneth Lonergan

National Theatre Live: Frankenstein, One Man, Two Guvnors

Blogtown's Poster of the Week

Will You Lose Your Healthcare Tomorrow?

Can't Stop the Serenity? Then Don't!

Al James' Steamy Session and Great New Song

SL Letter of the Day: Something's Going On—Can I Smell Yo Face?

High-Speed Chase Leads Suspect to Finally Admit He Has Swag...

Good Morning, News!

Sold Out

Yo Vintage! Hits Home

One Day at a Time

The Week in Review

New Column!

Savage Love

What a Boob!


As the Chainsaw Turns

Timbers Fans Seek Answers, Vengeance