Print Edition for the week of
Jun. 3 - 9, 2010

Vol. 11, No. 2
Scrappers & Ray Gordon


Fixing the Future

How to Cut the Fat and Plug the Budget Gap

Jail Money Shower

Jail Spending Gone Wild!

Can't Save the Forest or the Trees

Forest Park Scrapes by on FEMA Money and Volunteers

One-Stop Shop

Help for Domestic Violence Victims Is Near

Hall Monitor

Friendly Fire

In Other News



Taming the Outdoor Festival Beast That Is Sasquatch!

Forest for the Trees

Going Deeper into Woods

So it Goes

The Controlled Chaos of Nice Nice

Up & Coming

Movies & TV

Today in Self-Hating White People

Nicole Holofcener's Lacerating Please Give

Mommy and Me

Splice Messes with the Natural Order

Comedy Rockstars

Get Him to the Greek: Russell Brand. Jonah Hill. What Else Do You Need to Know?

What's Up, Queer Doc?

The Myriad Films and Subjects of QDoc

Manchurian Cowboys

The Good, the Bad, the Weird: The Best South Korean Spaghetti Western You'll See This Year!

Geek Out

Lowered Expectations

Film Shorts

In Which We Hit It and Quit It.

Nicole Holofcener: The Mercury Interview

The Director of Please Give Talks About Good Intentions, Catherine Keener, and Puke

Food and Drink

Brunch from Beyond

Tasty n Sons' Uncommon Start to the Day

Visual Art

Playacting the Minimalist

Natascha Snellman's Face Façade


Game Theory

With Extra Lives, Portland Writer/Professor/Gamer Tom Bissell Explains Why Videogames Matter

The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake

Aimee Bender Reimagines the Coming-of-Age Novel

Tom Bissell: The Mercury Interview

A New Way of Thinking (and Writing) about Videogames

Theater & Performance


Portland Center Stage's The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee



The Mercury Has Been Fucking Shit Up in Portland for 10 Long Years. Former and Current Members of our Staff Would Like to Formally Apologize. (Go on! Apologize!)

This Cake Blows!

An Exclusive Behind-the-Scenes Peek at the Making of (and Exploding) the Mercury's Birthday Cake.

A Decade of Imbecility

The True History of the Portland Mercury

Savage Love

For Religious Reasons

New Column!

One Day at a Time

The Week in Review

Sold Out

I, Anonymous


I Love Television

I Love Television™Gay in that Way