Print Edition for the week of
Oct. 14 - 20, 2010

Vol. 11, No. 21 James Roper


Tax Attack!

A Primer on the Three Proposed Levies that Want Your Vote

Recalculating the CRC

Study: I-5 Bridge Will Cost Double State's Estimates

Cycle of Violence

How Long until This Gang Unit Is Retired, Too?

Hall Monitor

Troubled Waters Linger

In Other News


God Knows it's True

You Can Always Count on Teenage Fanclub

This Is Just a Modern Rock Song

Living with Belle and Sebastian

Lovers Are for Lovers

The Evolution of Lovers

The Candy Man Can

The Sweet Sounds of Bilal

Maya Gulpa

In Defense of M.I.A.'s Difficult Third Album

Up & Coming

This Weeks Music Reviews

Movies & TV

Worst Day Ever

Cell 211: Thanks for the Tension Headache, Spain!

A Symphony of Stupidity

Jackass 3D: There's a Lot of Puke. And Poop. And Penis.

Can't Stop, Won't Stop

The Annual Woody Allen Rebrand

Little Incentive

If You've Read Freakonomics, You Can Skip the Movie

Die Hard in a Retirement Home

Red: Finally, an Action Comedy for the Elderly!

Magical Memory Tour

Okay, the Lennon Biopic Nowhere Boy Isn't Magical at All.

Not So Heavy

Stone Isn't Nearly as Profound as It Thinks It is.

Border Crossing

Year Four of the Portland Latin American Film Festival

Film Shorts

In Which We Hit It and Quit It

I'm Staying Home: Mercury Video Picks

The Beatles on Film

Food and Drink

Larger than Life

Pinot Lacks Character, but Not Heart

Visual Art

Shine a Life

PAM Curates One for the Kids


Why Do We Stop Drawing?

A Q&A with Lynda Barry About the Fear of Drawing

Comics on the Radio

Inkstuds Collects Interviews with Contemporary Cartoonists

A Wrinkle in Time

Scarlett Thomas' Thirtysomething Dystopian Fiction

Destination: Books!

Portland's Newest Reading Series

Theater & Performance

Kiss Me Like You Mean It

Third Rail Gets Sentimental

More Than Mechanics

Tahni Holt explores the feedback loop of culture in Culture Machine.

A Beautiful Beauty

OBT Tiptoes Toward a Chestnut


Take Your City and Shove It!

The Best Complaints to City Hall

The Record Collector

How one of the world's largest collections of vinyl ended up in Portland.

I Love Television

I Love Television™

Mad Men Yourself

I, Anonymous


Time for a Unicorn Auction!

Line up for Your Fast Fashion Fix: H&M Opens November 11

The Oregonian's Non-Foodies Food Guide

Today in Justin Bieber: Homophobia and Commies

SL Letter of the Day: The Wicked Grandmother

The Gloves Are So Off

Old Spice Campaign Masterminds on Live Wire Next Week

RIP, Tom Bosley!

Today in BOOOOOOOO!!!

"Whip My Hair" Video! FINALLY!!

It Gets Better: Hillary Clinton

Animals: a Bunch of Pessimists, Xenophobes, Nazis and Zombies

Jersey Shore Wrap Up: "Deja Vu All Over Again"

Glee Does Rocky Horror (a week from) Tonight!

The Most Amazing Pictures You Will See All Day

SL Letter of the Day: Pie Hole

Hey Laaaaadies! Who Wants to Pork Some European Mennnn??

Ed Hardy Ejected from Australia

Amanda Fritz Lashes Out at Oregonian Over Column

Savage Love Letter of the Day: The Guy on the Side

"There Was No Pride. No One Was Out."

Win Tickets to Belle and Sebastian!

Trailer for Simon Pegg and Nick Frost's Paul.

Glee Goes Wild

Anti-Gay Bullies Arrested in Hicksville

Required Viewing: Kerry Eleveld Grills Robert Gibbs on DADT

Review: Vanquish

The Obama Insanity Begins: Photos of the Tea Party Rally at Michael's Beef!

Oregon: The 44th Worst State for Business!

10 Questions (and Answers) You Might Have About Your Ballot

This Week's Mercury Music Section

Tonight in Music

Chasse Case Coverup? Family Attorney Says So

Jesse + Alec = TRU LUV

Free Burgers at Tonight's Release for Teh Itteh Bitteh Book of Oh My God I'm Going to Stab Myself in the Face

Mad Men Is Over, Life Loses All Meaning

Which Election Candidates Suppport Bikes?

Further Thoughts on Tahni Holt's Culture Machine

Singing/Dancing Robot Wins American Idol

It's White Power/Breast Cancer Awareness Day, Ya'll!

Obama Billboard: Wow. WOW.

Good Morning, News!

Beaverton Superintendent: Dismissal of Gay Student Teacher Shows "System Flaws."

Sweet Valley Confidential Cover Released!

Gay Federal Employees Can't Purchase—Purchase—Health Coverage For Their Same-Sex Partners Through Their Federal Benefits Program...

The Greatest Belle and Sebastian Ticket Giveaway Ever!

Furries Hate Domestic Violence

Win Tickets to the Portland Latin American Film Festival! (UPDATED)

Beer Cart Heading to SE Division

Mountain Bikers Rally for More Forest Park Trails

Hey, Salem, It's Portland's (Draft) Legislative Wish List!

New Jackass Movie On the Way

Police Officer Pens Column for Homeless Newspaper

This Week's Mercury Film Section.

Christine O'Donnell Is Curious About This Constitution Thingie


Good Morning News!

Buttsore Portland Bible College Student to Dan: Hurting My Feelings Is Unconstitutional!

So Forget Taking Public Transit to See Obama

SL Letter of the Day: Silence of the Lambs

That New Guns Task Force? It'll Cost the City.

Good Morning News!

It's Happening Tonight!

This Weekend: Doug Benson

It's Happening Tonight!

Conan Successfully Gets My Attention...

Tonight We Dine at the Juggalo Buffet

What to Expect for Wednesday's Obamagasm

Shakespearean Actor Reads from Justin Bieber's Memoir

Go Read This Study About How the CRC Could Cost $10 Billion

Portland Art Museum Takeover! Shine a Light Photos

We're the Gayest!

Project Runway Wrap Up

It's Happening Tonight!

UPDATED: Feel Like Checking Out a Giant Sewer Pipe? Read On.

Japanese Kids vs. Zombie: The Most Heartwarming Battle You'll See All Day

Couch Street is Now "Right Hook Zone"

Trailer for Gus Van Sant's Restless.

Apple Announces Mac App Store

Scenes from Last Night's Live 30 Rock

Seth Stambaugh: In His Own Words

Good Morning, News!

Tonight in Music

The Future Has Robots, Malt Liquor, and Rampaging Bulls

Just Dance! Johnny Weir Does Gaga

This Morning in PDX: A Bad Day to Drive

We Are Experiencing (Sexy) Technical Difficulties!

Win Tickets to She & Him

Morrison Bridge to Be Taken Over by Advertisement for Crappy Movie

HUMP! Submissions are Due at 5 pm—NO LATER!

Introducing the "Rent is Too DAMN High" Party

Teach Me How To Thriller

The Year's Hump! Submissions: Portland, You Did Us Proud

Merc Scribes Nix Laptops, Ink Deal For Business Machines

Watch The House that Drips Blood on Alex

Meet The Record Room

Justin Bieber: Now Even More of a Two-Dimensional Character!

Who Does This Bitch Think She IS??? (Halloween Edition)

Rock The Vote! (Does MTV Still Do That?)

It Gets Better: The New York Times Checks Back In

You Better Get Your HUMP! Film Finished!

Smalldoggies Reading

Farewell, Berbati's Pan

John Kitzhaber (Or His Staff) Is Taking Your Questions Online

People Are Jerks, Part 1/17,000

Good Morning, News!

I Hate This Little Girl

Good Morning, News!

So Lynda Barry Made a Painting About How Our Cover Story Made Her Feel

Apple Made More Money Than God Last Quarter

Required Reading: Newsweek on Obama and DADT

This is Me in About Two Minutes

Good Morning, News!

Sold Out

Portland Fashion Week in Review

One Day at a Time

The Week in Review

New Column!

Savage Love

Lovin' the Lord

Mercury Music Hour