Print Edition for the week of
Dec. 24 - 31, 2008

Vol. 9, No. 31
Warmest Holiday Wishes to all our readers! Portland Mercury



2008's Most Annoying, Ridiculous, and Terrible Things that Won't Be Invited Back to 2009!

In Other News

Officer Pandora's Boxes

Attorneys Want Cop's Secret List Documents

In the Shadows

Warming to Fish

Closing the Book

Grim Finances Imperil Portland's Political Booksellers

New Year's Eve Roundup

All You Need to Know for the Drunkiest Night of the Year!

Burning for Equality

Anti-Prop 8 Activists Hold Candlelight Vigil


Everything and Nothing

The Tallest Man on Earth, a Wispy Vesper of a Young Bob Dylan

Our Town Could Be Your Life

Top Six Local Concerts of 2008

Up & Coming

The Music to the Masses

The Penny Jam Captures Portland Music

Gods Among Mortal Men

Sandpeople Stand Tall

From the Background to the Foreground

Aleatoric celebrates "anti-dance electronic music."The Return of

Once More With Feeling

Ben Barnett

Movies & TV

The Curious Case of Forrest Gump

Brad Pitt Ages in Reverse, Appears in Semi-Crappy Movie

Film Shorts

This Week on TV

Geek Out

Best of 2008


Imagining the Presidency in Frost/Nixon

When Pedophiles Attack

Faith, Righteousness, Melodrama, and Doubt

What an Awesome Nazi!

It's Tom Cruise vs. Adolf Hitler in Valkyrie!

Not Miller Time

The Spirit Sends You to Snoozy-Land

Life Sucks

Wendy and Lucy: The Feel-Terrible Film of the Year

Six Shooters and Samurai Swords

Behold! Takashi Miike's Spaghetti Western!

Doin' it with Nazis

Screw You, Sandler

Yes, The Dog Dies

Food and Drink

This Year/Next Year

How the New Kids Fared

Visual Art


Theater & Performance

I, Anonymous

One Day at a Time


Savage Love & Sex

Savage Love


I Love Television

I Love Television™

Pee-Hole of the Year!

I Love Television™

Pee-Hole of the Year!