Print Edition for the week of
Sep. 23 - 29, 2010

Vol. 11, No. 18
Robbie Augspurger


Time to Take the Wheel

Sam Adams' Job as Police Commissioner Has Finally Begun

Smoke Out

Forced to Police Sidewalk, Bars Complain about Smoking Law

Bike Law 101

You've Got Questions, This Lawyer Has Answers!

Hall Monitor

Yes, the Booze Ban Is "Absurd"

In Other News


Handle with Care

The Survival Songs of Perfume Genius

Worldwide Music

Mapping the Global Pop of the Very Best

With a Mighty Chorus

The Deliverance of Drew Grow and the Pastors' Wives

Up & Coming

Movies & TV

Face to Face

Catfish: Facebookers Beware!

A Complete Idiot's Guide to the Cremaster Cycle

Surprise! It's Totally Fuckin' Badass!

Geek Out

Giving Madden a Chance

Too Much Ain't Enough

Wall Street 2: Flabby and Formless

Real People Are Boring

Philip Seymour Hoffman's Snoozy Jack Goes Boating

Xtreme Owlz

Fact: Owls Suck.

Oh No...

Not You Again, Mediocrity

Losin' it

The Virginity Hit? More Like The Virginity Shit

Film Shorts

In Which We Hit It and Quit It

Food and Drink

Travels in Tacoville

The 2010 Portland Mercury Tacoville Awards

Visual Art

My Kid Could Paint That

The People's Biennial Is a Pocket of Accessibility at TBA Festival


Two Decades of Future Tense

Kevin Sampsell's Micro-Press Turns 20

How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe

Sexbots and Time Travel in Charles Yu's New Novel.

Guillermo the Vampire Slayer

Guillermo del Toro Comes to Portland

Publicity Mastermind or Literary Genius?

The Enigmatic Tao Lin's Richard Yates Has Nothing to Do with Richard Yates

Theater & Performance

Sunset Boulevard: The Musical

Today in "Things that Shouldn't Exist."


Let 'er Buck!

48 Nonstop Hours at the Pendleton Round-Up

I Love Television

I Love Television™

You Will, You Won't

I, Anonymous

It's Not Me, It's You


Review: Storm Tharp's High House

TBA: The Aftermath


It's Happening Tonight!

Seth Walsh

New Conan Teaser! (Now with Strippers)

Nice Little Ritual You've Got There, Bishop Long

Bookslut's First PDX Event—Tonight!

BREAKING: Police Standoff Reported on SE 122nd

Rally to Restore Sanity Viewing Party?

In Game Advertising Gets A Little Sexy

BioShock Infinite

Win Tickets to Arcade Fire!!!

Call Me Skelegoat...

Animals: They Just Never Tap Out, Do They?

3DS News Bites: Street Fighter And Mega Man

It's on TV Tonight! Oh. And Tomorrow!

Another Gang Shooting; Adams' Gun Laws Still Being Vetted

Two Showcases Tonight + Greg Giraldo OD's

It's on TV Tonight!

Democrats Deny Covering Portland in Fake Chris Dudley Signs

TBA: The Aftermath

Three Reasons Not to Be a Kid

Tao Lin Profiles Tao Lin in The Stranger

Blazers Media Day Report

Fuck with Elmo? Elmo Fucks with YOU.

Q&A: Does Portland Need More Arts Funding?

At the Rally for Police Justice and Accountability

Win Tickets to Matt and Kim!

Give 'Em Hope: It Gets Better

Gleegasm: Britney Spears Sex Riot

At Last Night's North Portland Candidates Debate

Leo Strut

Today in Just Sayin': Atheists Know More About Religion than Religious People

Rub One Out For Freedom!

A Helpful Hint for Scam Spam Authors

This Week's Mercury Music Section

Today in Books: ACLU's Uncensored Celebration & Tao Lin Reading Recap

Now Hiring: A Food Critic!

You Be the Unlicensed Doctor!

Openings and Closings

Joaquin Phoenix's Return to Letterman

More Footage from The Walking Dead.

Thanks for Not Killing Me, Couch Street.

Yes, Star Wars is Going to be in 3D. Settle Down, Nerds...

Is This the HP Slate?

White Kids in the Middle East

What Wants to Kill Me This Week? Vol. 1

Five Pictures that PROVE Justin Bieber Can Act

Video: Man Ousted From Candidates Debate

Let's Take A Look At Japanese Game Sales

Name This Band: Dress Up Day at the Beach Edition

Win Tickets to Neon Indian!

So Long, Movie Theaters. It Was Nice to Have You Around While You Lasted.

Sweet Dreams!

How Do You Find a Hit and Run Driver?

Mayor Holds Closed-Door Meeting on Gang Violence

Project Runway Wrap Up!

Trailer for the Coen Brothers' True Grit.

Good Morning News!

Meanwhile in France

Madonna's 13-Year-Old Daughter's Blog is Awesome

The Bus Family

Portia Takes Ellen's Last Name, Now That Is Love

OMG! Monkey Bloopers!

It Was Inevitable

BREAKING: The Creators of Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole Have No Idea How Ridiculous They Are.

A Local Cry for Change

For $95000, the Tonic Lounge Can Be Yours

Don't Call Them Twinkies

College Freshman Commits Suicide After Roommate Uses Hidden Cameras to Stream Live Images of Him Having Sex Over The Internet

Win Tickets to Dirty Projectors!

Live from Blazers Media Day

SL Letter of the Day: The Best Man...

SL Letter of the Day: You Joined 'Em Together, You Can Put 'Em Asunder

Good Morning News!

ATTN. NERDS! There's a New Harry Potter Trailer!

Hey! It's "Free Budweiser Day"! Umm... Somewhere. Guys?

Lady Gaga's Beef Jerky Dress

Portland Organic Wrestling Reunion Show

Biden: "Suck It Up, Bitches"

Comics Night at the Opera: The Results are In

Jersey Shore Wrap Up: "Dirty Pad"

The Dress Every Blazers Fan Should Own

My Gaydar Is Pinging

This Week's Mercury Food Section: The Road to Tacoville

Sister Wives: It's the Polygamiest!

Masturbator on the Loose in SE Portland

Whole Foods Does Good

The City that Refuses to Work: Union Negotiations Stalled.

New Sam Lipsyte Story in The New Yorker!

Good Morning, News!

Good Morning News!

Your Morning Chant

Levi's: Making Simple Clothing Complicated

Gold Star: The Mercury's Web Comment of the Week!

Christine O'Donnell Has a Secret Plan to Stop the Whole Country From Having Sex

I Am Excited About this Poster Show.

Man Spots UFO in Bend. Or Maybe a Paper Airplane. Or a Pizza.

Mad Men Monday - Do You Want To Know A Secret?

Happy Birthday, Hilary Duff!

Steven Seagal: "Me Want the Poonani"

Watch the One and Only Governors' Debate with the Mercury!

Sci Fi For Socialists, Weird Book Previews, And Future Tense

Anti-Fur Protest

Okay, I Was Wrong: Justin Bieber Actually a 51-Year-Old Pedophile

Good Morning, News!

Drag, Asian Cuisine, and You

Is Justin Bieber the Kurt Cobain of His Generation?

You Can Now Pay Hot Women to Play Video Games with You

A Tiny First Step for Digital Comics

Today in "Things One Should Know"

Retro City Rampage: Grand Theft Auto Goes 8-Bit

It's on TV Tonight!

Win Tickets to The Man From Hong Kong!

Rabidly Anti-Gay Christian Pastors with iPhones

National Coffee (and Cigarette) Day!

Lindsay Lohan: Go Straight to Jail!

Please Let The Walking Dead Be Even Half as Good as These Fan-Made Opening Credits.

It's on TV Tonight!

Behold: Tony Stark Puking into a Toilet!

Good Morning News!!

Today in Obvious, but Fashionable T-Shirts

Good Morning, News!

Inside the Mercury Editorial Meeting

Angry And Confused Old White Bigot—The Remix

It Gets Better: One Day You'll Be Able To Say...

Amazon's Been Very Busy

It Gets Better

So Now All Police Contract Talks Will Be Public

Sold Out

Isaac Hers Fall '10

One Day at a Time

The Week in Review

New Column!


Savage Love

It Gets Better

Mercury Music Hour