Print Edition for the week of
Jun. 15 - 21, 2016

Vol. 17, No. 5
Anna Jaye Goellner


Monkey Business

How a Forest Grove Man Indicted for Selling Endangered Animal Parts Helped Bust His Malaysian Suppliers

Does Anyone Know What Cleaning Up Portland's Toxic Harbor Will Cost?

The EPA Just Revised Its Estimates, and Even Those Might Be Wrong

Hall Monitor: ALERT!

Surprise! Commercial Property Types Want to Duck a Tax for Housing


It's a Good Time for the Positivity of Deee-Lite's Lady Miss Kier

Won't You Listen to What the DJ's Spinning?

John Carpenter's Blueprints for Sonic Terror

The Director and Composer Still Masters the Sound of Fear

Wussy Harkens Back to the Heartland

The Cincinnati Band's Forever Sounds Is Thoroughly Midwestern

Sneaker Wave

The Latest in Portland Hip-Hop

Up & Coming

This Week's Music Previews

Movies & TV

Step Aside, Lord of the Rings. Vaxxed Is the Fantasy Epic of Our Age

It Doesn't Have Any Orcs, Though

Central Intelligence: The Rock Is America's Sweetheart

You Know It's True

Nobody Needs Finding Dory

But at Least Pixar Made It Better Than Finding Nemo

Film Shorts

This Week: Buckaroo Banzai, the 15th Anniversary of the Fast and the Furious, and Ken Russell's X-Rated The Devils


Cannabuzz: Cannabis News Roundup

Let's Twist Up a Fattie... of News!

Ask a Pot Lawyer: How Can Weed Still Be Illegal on a National Level?

The Feds May Be Moving Slowly, But There's No Turning Back

Food and Drink

The Waiting Room: Fried Chicken, Oysters, and Bubbly

Stick to the Basics and You'll Be Happy

Tacos 'n' Tequila

Behold the Tacos! Behold the Tequila!


Mary Roach Is Your Buddy in the Bar Bathroom of Science

The Author Explores the Pop Science of War in Grunt

Theater & Performance

See What Emerges at Risk/Reward

The Festival of New Performance Takes on Identity and Diaspora

Stupid Kids' Blood and Guts in High School

John C. Russell's Queer Youth Manifesto Still Resonates

Queer Issue 2016

"Lives Matter"

Voices and Pictures from Portland's #PulsePride Vigil

Our Place

What We Find in Gay Bars and Queer Clubs

My Encounters with '80s Porn Star Al Parker

What I Learned About Him—and Myself—After Painting His Portrait

My Girlfriend and I Just Visited North Carolina

We Did Not Get Beat Up and We Even Got to Go to the Bathroom!

Things to Do: Pride Edition

Everything You Want and Need to Do for Pride

I, Anonymous

Everything as Fuck

Everything as Fuck: Unbridled, Unafraid

The LGBT Community Taught Me to Know Myself

Sold Out

One Day at a Time

New Column!

Check Out the Mercury's New "Things to Do" Calendar

It's the Best and Bossest Calendar in Portland!


Letters to the Editor

"It Looks Like the Mercury Has Perked Enough Interest with Their Fascist Reporting."

Savage Love & Sex

Savage Love

Diapers and Peepers

Lush Life

Where to Find the Best Sparkling Wine for the Buck

It's Time to Get Your Sparkle On