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Around and Around (A Vinyl Column)

Our Picks for Record Store Day’s Black Friday 2017

Senior Editor Ned Lannamann’s Wish List

Fred Cole of Dead Moon and Pierced Arrows Has Died

Oregon Field Guide’s True Stories of Science and Adventure

In the Field with the TV Show That’s Saving Oregon

Suburbicon’s Uneasy Balancing Act

Huh. Maybe Wacky Crime and Civil Rights AREN’T the Best Combo

The Killing of a Sacred Deer Gets Under Your Skin

Yorgos Lanthimos Explodes the Mythologies of Cinema and Domesticity

Around and Around (A Vinyl Column)

Spoon, Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga (10th Anniversary Reissue)

The Case of the Competing Gorilla Glues

Where Have All the Oktoberfest Beers Gone?

Once the Dominant Fall Seasonal, Märzens Have Become Hard to Find

A Beginner’s Guide to Portland Beer

What to Drink, and Where to Drink It.

Are Those Expensive New Pressings of Your Favorite Albums Worth It?

A Listen to New Vinyl from Gillian Welch, David Bowie, and Brian Eno

Yes, There’s a Lot of Cocaine, But the Real Drug in American Made Is Tom Cruise

The Cruise Missile Strikes Again!

Read the 2017 Oregon Cannabis Guide!

The Mercury's Annual Mini-Magazine of All Things Weed Is Here

Weed on the Teevee!

The Depiction of Cannabis on Television Has Matured in a Lot of Ways—But in Others, It Really Hasn’t

Reel M Inn Bartender/Manager Carey Bolton Is Also Its New Owner

And That's Terrific News for Fans of Chicken, Jo-Jos, and Great Neighborhood Bars

Television Plays Portland for the First Time Since 1978

Kingsman: The Golden Circle Is Anything But Boring

Bloated, Overlong, and Stupid? Sure. But It’s Pretty Fun, Too!

One Hit of HBO’s The Deuce Might Hook You

The New Taylor Swift Song: WE HAVE OPINIONS

Amazon Will Now Deliver Beer and Wine to You

The Only Living Boy in New York Will Make You Hate New York

The Big Apple? More Like the Big Crapple.

The Hitman’s Bodyguard Isn’t Bad, It’s Just Desperately Unimaginative

Turns Out You Can Judge a Movie by Its Title!

Pickathon Picks

The Best of the Fest

Cerveza, Oregon-Style

Locally Made Mexican-Style Beers Are Great for Beating Summer Heat

Pickathon Starlight Series, Episode 11: Myke Bogan

Game of Thrones Recap! Meting Out "The Queen's Justice"

Four Dark Crime Shows to Cool You Off This Summer

Play Me: Neil Diamond’s Best Albums

Scour the Dollar Bins for These Gems, Which Are Overdue for Critical Reappraisal

Meet Me in the Bathroom and New York’s Last Gasp of Cool

Lizzy Goodman’s Oral History Falls Prey to the Format’s Shortcomings

Pickathon Starlight Series, Episode 10: Daniel Norgren

Dunkirk Doesn’t Entertain. It Does Much More.

Christopher Nolan’s World War II Film Is Imperative Viewing
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