Print Edition for the week of
Sep. 30 - Oct. 6, 2010

Vol. 11, No. 19


Taking Your Supper to Bed

The Food Industry—Even McMenamins!—Is Fattening Up the GOP

Ticket to the Man

Drivers Can Skip Police, Write Up Each Other

In the Shadows

Tagging along at dawn with the near-extinct bicycle paperboy.

Hall Monitor

Counting What Really Counts

In Other News


The Misters of Pop

The Immense Shadow of the Clean

If You Lived Here, You'd Be Home Now

Arcade Fire's Big Songs for Little Boxes

Back in the Fold

Raven Awake From a Major-Label Nightmare

Perfect Harmony

The Future Looks Bright for Old Light


This Week’s Music Previews

Movies & TV

Profile Picture

David Fincher Does Not Want to Be Mark Zuckerberg's Friend.

I'm Staying Home: Mercury Video Picks

Raging Vampboners

Film Shorts

In Which We Hit It and Quit It

Need for Swede

Let Me In: Just Like Let the Right One In! But in English!

Of Allen Ginsberg and Gay Nazis

The Portland Lesbian & Gay Film Festival Returns

Food and Drink

Under the Sea

A Fish's FIN-est Hour


River House

Sarahlee Lawrence's Memoir Deserves to Be a Regional Classic

Literarily Promiscuous

Talking Books with Nancy Pearl

Theater & Performance

Q&A: Matt Braunger

Portland's Most Successful Locally Grown Comedian Returns

My Name Is Rachel Corrie

Rachel Corrie, in Her Own Words

Two Kinds of Opera

Portland Opera's Pagliacci and Carmina Burana


Still Life

The Opening Night of Portland Fashion Week Isn't Your Average Fashion Show

I, Anonymous


Tonight: Guillermo del Toro Reading at the Bagdad!

Todd Palin Is Terrible at Writing E-Mails

Jersey Shore Wrap Up: "Gone Baby Gone"

Good Morning, News!

Required Listening: "You don't follow the Bible! You're a liar!"

We Are Not That Far Away from Mass-Market Quantum Computing

WANTED: Ass Kicking Arts Intern!

Win Tickets to The Lost Boys!

Five Cathys

Fred Meyer Hosts Massive Game Sale

New Justin Bieber Video!! (AKA Please Scroll to the Next Blog Post)

Good Morning News!

Grilled Cheese Grill Coming to SE Portland

Conan's Blimp: It's No Oscar Meyer Weinermobile

Want a Reporter Job With Long Hours, Low Pay?

Huh, So Mark Zuckerberg's a Laugh Riot All the Sudden.

Tonight: Comedy Is OK's 1st Anniversary

Project Runway Wrap Up!

Portland Pinball Map: Not Just For Portland Anymore (But It Still Loves Us Best)


Let's All Judge the New Gap Logo!

I, Anonymous: Management Edition

Today in Perfect Casting: Emma Stone as Mary Jane Watson.

Eco-friendly Packaging Not Worth the Unpleasant Crinkling

BREAKING: Beaverton Student Teacher Says He Was Fired for Mentioning in Class That He Would "Choose to Marry a Man."

Dismissing a Gay Student Teacher: How is that Even Legal?!

Oh Kobe...

It Gets Better: You're Reaching Them

The Most Annoying Brit in the World

Good Morning News!

Good Morning, News!

Confidential to Justin Bieber: Five Ways to Get Punk'd

This Week's Mercury Food Section: Backwater Cheapskates

Happy Birthday, Beverly Hills 90210!

The Avatar Porn Trailer

Sham Marriage

Lewis and Clark Was "Cut Out of Process" to Boot Gay Student Teacher from Beaverton School District

Right Wing Donald Duck

BREAKING: Man Threatens to Jump Off Burnside Bridge

The New Jersey Life of Macaroni Rascals Ephemera

This Week's Mercury Film Section.

This Week's Mercury Music Section

Today in the Painful Lessons of Physics

Happy Binary Code Day (Again), Nerds!

ZQ: A Surprise For Me And A Gift For You

I Prefer My Catpeople Sex with Swearing, Thank You Very Much.

Today In Incediary Book Titles

Die Antwoord's Evil Boy

Name Glenn Danzig's Cat!

Corin Tucker Band - "Riley" Video

Good Morning, News!

Here's That Avatar Fleshlight You Ordered!

Adams Goes Public With His Anti-Gang Strategy

I Like the Way Conan Washes a Desk

Anti-Obama Terrorists in our Midst.

Enter 442

Guys! Check Out My New iPhone Case!

Mother Fights Battle for Cyclist Charged in Road-Rage Fight

Wanted: A Mercury Food Critic!

WoW: Cataclysm Lands This December

City Says No New Bike Trails in Forest Park

So Wolverine, Thor, and Gwen Stacy Walk ino a Bar...

But Isn't Song of Bernadette Playing on AMC This Week?

Youth Proclaims That Dog as "Fucking Crazy"

You're Invited

And the Award for Ballziest President Goes to Ecuador

This Weekend: Matt Braunger

Get Ready for Zack Snyder's Superman.

Competent White Rapping: CONDEMN OR ALLOW?

Examining the Final Batch of Chasse Documents

ABC News On Tyler Clemente and It Gets Better Project

Handjobs, I, Anonymous, Hump, and You

My Life as a Food Critic: The BREAKING Game

Another Take on Mayor's Hush-Hush Meeting on Gangs

Feds Kick Down to Help TriMet Buy New Buses

Today in Creepy Notes Left on Alison's Cat's Collar.

Police Caught the Masturbator!

These are the Flight Attendants I Want to Die With

Who Killed Tyler Clementi?

When Wizards Wed

Stand-Up Comedy Just Got ... Cuter?!

What Wants to Kill Me This Week? Vol. 2

Good Morning, News!

It's Happening Tonight!

Tonight in Music

Hey Baby Takes The Phrase "Militant Feminism" To A Whole New Level

You Win, Snickers! I Will Never Eat Your Candy Bar Again.

Dads? Try to "Out-Dad" This Dad.

Gleegasm: Is God an Evil Dwarf?

Bin Laden Switches from ‘Terrorist’ to ‘Eco-terrorist’

Cute Trivia Alert!

SL Letter of the Day: Does It Count?

Samus Aran Goes Burlesque

Win Tickets to Caribou!

"I'm Not a Witch... I'm YOU. (Unless You're a Witch.)"

Hey Wells Fargo! Give Up the Overdraft Greed Already.

Weezer Go Bye-Bye?

California Legalizes Pot! (Well, Sort Of...)

It's Happening Tonight!

LIVE BLOG! Tale of the Tape: Dudley vs. Kitzhaber!

What Can Straight People Do To Help?

Free Tickets to Nick Thune, All Weekend @ Helium

Today in "What? WHAT??? BOOOOO!!! BOOOOO!!!"

Custom House Going, Going, Gone for $2.5 Million

Win a Copy of John Fowles' The Tree

My Life as a Food Critic: Fat and Fairness

Left 4 Dead 2 Now On OS X

AAAUGGGHHH! Giant Penguins!!!!!

I, Anonymous: Hipsters and Drunken Racists on the Bus

Trade Unions Deal Imminent? Depends on Who's Talking

Terry Richardson: Still Shooting

Arcade Fire, Memorial Coliseum, 09/30/10

The 'Ack!' Fades to Black: Cathy Is No More

It Gets Better: Tim Gunn Made It Work...

Even Supermodels Ride Bicycles

Freddie Mercury, David Bowie, Kermit the Frog—and Making You Feel Better

A Few Notes on Guillermo del Toro's Q&A.

Sword + Fern at Tonight's Opening Presentation Show of Portland Fashion Week

Cyber Robot Kitten Toy Room, LIVE!

Mad Men Monday

It's Happening Tonight!

Powell's Technical Books Relocates

My Life as a Food Critic: Anonymity

I LOVE KANYE (There, I Said it)

Win Tickets to Jamie Lidell!

Tonight in Music

Between Two Ferns / The Social Network Mashup!

Good Morning, News!

Julie Taymor's The Tempest

Wanted: Ass Kicking Arts Intern!

CGI Facebook Movie In 1 Minute! (AND Justin Timberlake!)

Sold Out

The New Co-Op

One Day at a Time

The Week in Review

New Column!

Savage Love

Give 'em Hope

Mercury Music Hour