Print Edition for the week of
Jun. 28 - Jul. 4, 2012

Vol. 13, No. 6
Photo by David Reamer


Playing a New Race Card

What's Behind Disparity in Traffic Stops? Maybe Racism, Cops Admit

Upbraiding the State

Wait... Braiding Hair in Oregon Requires a License?

Hall Monitor

Hales' Good Day Goes Bad

To the Ballot!

A Rundown on 2012's Most Likely Initiatives

In Other News


Nutmeg Funk

The Stepkids Tear the Roof Off

A Bold New World

YOB's Mike Scheidt Goes Acoustic

Gangster Politician

Killer Mike Is the Best of Both Worlds

Accentuate the Positive

Delicate Steve's Inner Frampton

Up & Coming

This Week’s Music Previews

Movies & TV

Tampa Strip

Magic Mike's Art-House Camp

My Buddy

Ted, the Talking Teddy (Don't Ask)

Complicated People

Alex Kurtzman Chooses People Over Robots

Turning Pink

Pink Ribbons, Inc.: The Corporate Side of Hope

Barely Legal

Elles: Hot French Coeds for Hire!


Sorry. It's PUFF's Eighth Year. All the Good PUFF Puns Were Taken.

Film Shorts

In Which We Hit It and Quit It

Geek Out

Golden Noir


Parting Shots

A Farewell Interview with Departing Comedian Ron Funches


Comics Roundup!

Comics Reviews in Handy Capsule Form

Silence Is Glowing

Kristen Iversen's Nuclear Memoir Full Body Burden


The Mercury Food Issue Presents... Never Wait in Line Again!

Breaking Bridgetown's Breakfast Bottleneck

The Dumpster Brunch

Of Pervasive Coffee Grounds, Unlimited Bread, and Fattened Rats

11 Carts, No Waiting

Get In, Get Out, and Fill Up at These Breakfast Food Carts

Caligula Would Have Brunched

The Acropolis Knows What Boys Want

Pho in the Morning

Hot Soup for Healthy Hangovers

Food Lines Are for Depressions

Living It Up, with Reservations

Lineless Classics

Portland's Best Places for No-Lines Brunch

Breakfast in Bridgetown Redux

Q&A with Portland's Breakfast Authority Paul Gerald

Bakery Roundup

The Best in Portland Breads and Pastries

Slumming It

Just Your Basic Breakfast Diner Chow—That We Love

Breakfast Exceptionalism

The Worst Meal of the Day

Where Your Eyes Don't Go

I Love Television

I Love Television™

America Loves Things

I, Anonymous

Blood Meridian


Game of Thrones Recap: The Videogame Edition

This Week's Magic Mike Mercury Film Section

The Newsroom Chitty-Chat Club!

Hey, Here's a Review of The Amazing Spider-Man!

Pickathon Announces Daily Schedule for 2012 Festival

This Week's Mercury Cover

SL Letter of the Day: Not Much To Say About This

Haunt, Kate Towers, and Emily Ryan? Oh My.

This Week's Style Events

More Evidence of Mitt Romney's Evilness Hits the Internet

SL Letter of the Day: Ovary Up!

Meet Write Bot! (And Some Unsolicited Advice on Self-Promotion.)

Dining With Dignity This Month

Jack Reacher Trailer Features A Whole Lot of Tom Cruise, Absolutely No Werner Herzog

What a Piece of Work Is Man

Tonight in Music

Colin Farrell vs. a Robot: WHO YA GOT

Welcome Back to Otter Friday*!

America's Thirstiest Pot-Dealing Mom

Product of the Week: Hannah Montana Coon Repellent

Man Tries to Assault Transgender Ladies, Is Thwarted, Runs to Police

Absolutely Terrifying Knife-Stabbing Episode in NE Portland Wendy's

Tonight! Comedy in the Overlook Area!

And How Does the SCOTUS Ruling Affect the Presidential Campaigns?

Mark Duplass on Marc Maron

Environmentalists and Neighbors File Federal Lawsuit Against CRC

More Americans Trust Barack Obama with Health Care

Heads Up, Jo Walton/Among Others Fans

QR Codes for the Dead

Supreme Court Gives Thumbs Up to "Individual Mandate"—What the GOP Calls "Obama Care."

The OLCC Has Killed the Downtown Malt Liquor Ban

Say "Hello" to Lara Flynn Boyle's Toe!

Portland vs. San Jose—High-Pitched Live Blog Action!

Another Untrue Headline

Video: Golden Retriever - "Serene Velocity"

Derby Weekend: Portland vs. Sacramento, Rosebuds

Dora the Explorer (as Interpreted by Michael Bay)

Tonight in Music

It's Happening Tonight!

Lena Dunham's Remembrance of Nora Ephron Is Absolutely Great.

Building Speed: A Summer's Worth of Motorcycle Fun

Good Morning News!

Police Union Boss: City Doesn't Want Frashour Transcripts "to Ever See the Light of Day"

Tonight: Funny Over Everything at the Hollywood

The Only Two Names That Strike Fear Into the Avengers' Hearts: A.O. Scott and Manohla Dargis

CNN Makes Super Sure that Andy Griffith is Super Dead

Tonight in Music

Kids Reenact "Chest Bursting" Scene from Alien, Because... OF COURSE.

Moonshine Kitchen & Lounge Turns One!

It's Happening Tonight!

Happy (Early) Birthday, America! You Made This! I LOVE YOU!

Reflections Coffee/Talking Drum Books to Close

Terrible Sex Tips for Men

The I, Anonymous Blog Quote o' the Day!

Good Morning News!

SL Letter of the Day: A Lover of the Arts Lovers

Good Morning, News!

Possibly the Greatest Advertisement in the History of Advertisements

Marvel Goes Pink

Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes: SPLITZO!

Netflix Instant Watch: Slings and Arrows

SL Letter of the Day: Tabasco Surprise!

Two Options for Our Young Magic Ticket Giveaway

Breaking Bad Sneaky-Peek!

Sexin' Up the Classics

The Kinda Funny, Pretty Meaningless, Kinda Racist Ted

Police Review Board: No Discipline in Three Police Shootings

Good Morning, News!

National Go Out to a Gay Bar and Have a Drink Day

Good Morning, News!

Cute Portland vs. Seattle Chart

Good Morning, News!

Tonight at (Beaverton's) Powell's: Wicked Portland

Flavor Flav Suggests: Where to Buy Your Fireworks

Hales Asked Oregonian for Correction; He Says Oregonian Told Him No

Selections from My Random House Historical Dictionary of American Slang

R.I.P. Andy Griffith: The Cunning Hillbilly

BREAKING: Timbers Land Defender Kosuke Kimura

This Week's Mercury Music Section

Good Morning, Alec Baldwin News!

Be a Blogtown Spy: Audition for The Real World: Portland!

FOX News & CNN Big-Time Screw Up: The Video

It's Dirty Movie Weekend! (Starring... YOU!)

Beignet Innovation at Donut-o-rama

New Mural at the Eagles Lodge

(The Rest of) 2012's Most Anticipated Books

Giving the Homophobes the Attention They're Looking For

Casting Call: Pink Carpet Project

Rush Limbaugh on Liberal Activist Judge John Roberts

Win Tickets to The Pink Carpet Project!

What God Thinks about the God Particle

Jesus Christ, This Kid Has Been Hunger Striking Outside City Hall for 30 Days!

How Do You Make Sense of Horror?

President Reacts to SCOTUS Ruling; Renames Health Care Act "Obama DAMN RIGHT"

Healthcare LOLs

Buy Me a HoodiePillow™

Fireworks Slip Up Saves Us All a Lot of Time

Comedy Tour: How to Make Money

Summer of Bridge & Burn

Good Morning News!

Tonight in Music

Timbers Experience A Rather Rapid Relapse

We’re Number One! A List Compiling America’s Awesomeness

Here's the Downside

Good Morning, News!

Other Advice Columnists Wonder Why They Get So Few Questions From Men

Only Hearts

Today in YOU'RE OLD, OLD PERSON: Gloving.

Mitt Romney Adviser Defends Obamacare Against Republicans

All the Single Andy's

Fat is Back!

Video: Sons of Huns - "Leaving Your Body"

Sold Out

Portland Retail News Roundup!

One Day at a Time

The Week in Review

Savage Love

Self-Pity Party

New Column!