Print Edition for the week of
May. 15 - 21, 2008

Vol. 8, No. 51 Ryan Jacob Smith


2008 Primary Election Cheat Sheet

Thinking for yourself is overrated!

In the Shadows


Among the (White) People

Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Endgame in Oregon

Hall Monitor

Political Prudence

In Other News

Rules of the Game

Homeless Protest Stretches On

Shadow Budget

Adams' and Leonard's End Run Around Mayor Potter

Streetwalker Holiday

Neighbors Note Prostitution Spike Along 82nd

Swing Out, Sister

Homeless Nonprofit Resigns from Sit-Lie Group


A Lot and a Little

A Little Bit of Lykke Li

Up & Coming

Goodnight and Good Luck

The Kills' Midnight Boom Plays in the Dark

Secede and Succeed

The Evolution of Tu Fawning

Everyone Must Go

El-P Kills Live, Dead

Creatures and Comforts

The Golden Bears' Storybook Rock

Altered Awareness

The Black Hollies: Looking Backward

Our Town Could Be Your Life

Sho Dozono and Sam Adams

Once More With Feeling


Movies & TV

Spy Movie

OSS 117: Reminding You that Parodies Don't Have to Suck

Film Shorts

Geek Out

Back to the Arcade

Aslan Is a Prig

Prince Caspian: The Backwoods Cousin of Lord of the Rings

This Week on Television

Respect Your Elders

Indiana Jones Wants You Damn Kids to Get off His Lawn!

Calling All Vaginas!

(It's Okay—A Girl Wrote that Headline!)

Enjoying the Silence

Murderers Meditate in The Dhamma Brothers

Visual Art

Jess Collins

Jess: To and From the Printed Page


Black Postcards: A Rock & Roll Romance

by Dean Wareham
(Penguin Press)

James Frey and Josh Kilmer-Purcell

Reading at the Bagdad Theater

Theater & Performance

9 Parts of Desire

The History Boys



How to Eat and Thrive in the Coming Depression

The Worst of Times

What Happens if the Food Bank Runs Out of Food?

The Ringer

Two Local Chefs Shows YOU What to Do with that Food Bank Booty

Feeding the Thousand

Blanchet House's Daily Miracle

The New Casserole

An Unlikely Manifesto

The Backyard Economy

Attacking Rising Food Prices from My Urban Homestead

You Cain't Trust a Cake What's Made of Butter

The Culinary Golden Age of the Great Depression


Mercury Chefs Make a Three-Course Meal for Less Than Five


A Guide of Where to Eat Whether You're Rich or Poor

Even Cheaper Eats

Mercury Readers Share Their Fave Spots to Eat on the Cheap!

Sold Out

Strutting in the Sun

One Day at a Time

The Week in Review

Savage Love & Sex


Over the Borderline

I Love Television


Sweet Orange DayQuil