Print Edition for the week of
Oct. 21 - 27, 2010

Vol. 11, No. 22
Shepard Fairey


Where Police Officers (Don't) Live

Is it Community Policing if Cops Live Somewhere Else?

Hall Monitor

A Knight in Shining Armor?


Digger, Please

Sampling Maestro DJ Shadow's Greatest Snips

They Go Boom!

Presenting Boom! a Key to the City

Sentimental Heart

Zooey Deschanel Talks She and Him

Up & Coming

Movies & TV

Close Call

Hereafter Requires a Leap of Faith

Haunted McMansion

Paranormal Activity 2: Worst. Ghost Babysitter. Ever.

The Fight for Right

The True Story of Conviction

Grotesque Pageantry

A Film Unfinished Reconsiders Nazi Propaganda

I'm Staying Home: Mercury Video Picks

Of Prison Rape, Crack Whores, and David Hasselhoff

Film Shorts

In Which We Hit It and Quit It

Food and Drink

Mixed Signals

Searching for Consistency at NoPo's Pitxi

Lush Life

Portland's First Cidery

Visual Art

Surreal Life

Rob Pellicer's Expanding Vocabulary


Advancing Toward the Pulitzer

Paul Harding's Unlikely Journey from Small Press Author to Pulitzer Prize Winner

Dear Diary

Vanessa Davis' Make Me a Woman

Sex at Dawn: The Prehistoric Origins of Modern Sexuality

(Because "Savage Love" Was Taken)

Theater & Performance


Portland Playhouse's Funny, Unsentimental Look at Cerebral Palsy

Heart Beats Cute

CoHo's Pun-Tastic Heart Beatings.


Shootout at the Buzzer

Yes, There's a Cowboy. Yes, There's a Basketball Player. But Wait! There's More!

Mercury Music Hour

I Love Television

I Love Television™

Zombies: Oh, Die Already!

I, Anonymous

Hands Off


Turning Point: Portland Comics Retailers Weigh In on Digital Comics, Buying Local, and Why You're Insanely Lucky

It's Time to Play: "GUESS! WHERE! THIS! GUY! IS!"

Meet Polly: Today's Daymare

Tonight's Nightmare Today!

Obamagasm! And Kitz Sidles Up to the Lectern

Good Morning News!

It's Happening Tonight!

Gay Marriage Is Legal In New Hampshire

PREDICTION: Tron: Legacy Will Be the Coolest, Longest Music Video Ever.

Hey Ladies: What's Your Favorite Console?

Check Out the Mercury's Eat and Drink Guide!

Your Daily Blazer

Things That You Will Never Un-See: Get Your Tickets to HUMP!

Five Interesting Findings in TriMet's Final Safety Report

"They Sinned And Killed Thereselves"

Blazers vs Nuggets - Hot Live (Preseason) Blog Action

Gleegasm: Doin' the Time Warp Again

Obamagasm! Shouting and Shirts from Ghana

Tonight at Powell's: Mark Bittman

Project Runway Wrap Up: So Much "Granola," So Many Tears

Obamagasm! The Final Obamagasm!

SL Letter of the Day: Mom, Dad—There's Something I Don't Need to Tell You...

Jersey Shore Wrap Up: "Back Into the Fold"

Jon Stewart on the Rally to Restore Sanity

Should Liberals And/Or Democrats Appear on Fox News?

Blazers Trade Jerryd Bayless and Cut Jeff Pendegraph

Behold! Norm MacDonald on Conan!

More Proof that the Tea Party is NICE

Let's Talk About Sex: Q&A on the Racial Split in Abortion and Sexual Health

It Gets Better: AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka

The Upside of Comics Piracy.

We Don't Eat Too Much Candy.

Obamagasm! Laundry List of Chris Dudley Digs

Tonight: Natalie Jeremijenko Speaks at PSU

Awards Season

This Week's Mercury Music Section

Justin Bieber's Never Say Never 3D Trailer!

Extreme Cat Friday

A Word from Portland's Streets

SL Letter of the Day: Fucking Loyalty

Good Morning, News!

It's Happening Tonight!

Coming Soon to Theaters: Avatars, Kiwi Extras, and the World's Most Expensive Erection Joke.

WTF Should You Be for Halloween?

Obamagasm! A Longwinded Reminiscence About the Time I Touched Barack's Hand

Win Tickets to the Grindhouse Film Fest's Lucio Fulci Double Feature!

Win Tickets to Of Montreal (Plus a Copy of False Priest)!

Obamagasm! The Obamagasm!

Win Tickets to Kate Nash!

Students, Parents, Teachers Thank Beaverton for Reinstating Seth Stambaugh

Our Farce Advocate

Today in "Charlie Sheen Coke-Fueled Rampages"

Review: Fallout: New Vegas

BREAKING: Tom Potter Will Star in Pot Measure Ad

Good Morning, News!

Antoine Dodson Pitches the Sex Offender App

"Enjoy Your Delicious Moments" - Pizza Box Art Crit

Rock and Morgan and Simon (and no Garfunkel)

THIS SATURDAY: Watch the Stewart/Colbert Rally with the Mercury!

Obamagasm: The Playlist.

Attention, Ramen Addicts!

My Reaction to the President's IGBP Video

Notes From The Ropeline: The Comedown

Remove it, Paste it

This Week's Mercury Film Section.

Name This Band: Bad Shirts, Worse Hair Edition

Leave Michael Jackson's Corpse Alone!

Good Morning, News!

What Wants to Kill Me This Week? Vol. 4

Honk if You Support the TriMet Union

Who's Paying For Leaf Removal This Year? Maybe You

Christian Christian Pastor to Non-Hater Christians: Speak The Fuck Up, People

SL Letter of the Day: When It Rains...

I, Anonymous, Will Not Be Coming In Costume

Obamagasm! Merkley > Wyden?

John Canzano Gets Hysterical About the Blazers

Supernatural Ninja Assassin As Mea Culpa

The Perfect Luke Perry Gif

Annnnd Hell Froze Over.

Blazers Sign Fabricio Oberto

Suzanne Collins Signing Stamping at Powell's

Blazers vs Suns - Hot Live (Season Opener) Blog Action

Re: "The Silence of the Lambs"

Finally, a Comic I Would Read (Or, Finally, a Comic Erik Wouldn't Read)

The Nerdiest Question Ever Asked by Nerd at NerdCon Nerdfest Nerd Nerd Nerd... Like EVER!

City Council Approves Anti-Human-Trafficking Fund

Obamagasm: The Anti-Capitalist Bike Mobile is Here! And Also Sarah Palin.

Patty Mills Gets a Job

Why We Say Vote No on Measure 74 (And Why the Campaign Says Vote Yes)

Obamagasm! The Obamagasm! Part 2

Dear Brazil Teen Magazines...

Books as Dealbreakers

SL Letter of the Day: More Advice—Better Advice—For SUB

Five Minutes of Awesome People Doing Awesome Things

Good Morning, News! (In the Afternoon!)

Against All Odds, the Red & Black Cafe Survives 10 Years

Reform Advocates Send Sharp Letter on Cop Union Talks

That Bieber Smell

Student Teacher Seth Stambaugh Reinstated At Beaverton Elementary School!

Good Morning News!

Nobody Is Poisoning Halloween Candy

Obamagasm! Jefferson Smith Starts the Show

Well Now That's a Suspicious Vehicle.

Are We All 'Fracked'? A Q&A With the Director of Gasland

Good Morning, News!

Republican Woman

RailVolution in Portland: The Video!

Glee Star Apologizes For Being So Sexy

Tony Perkins, Vile Piece of Shit, Opens His Foul Mouth

No One Could Have Predicted

Who Are You Calling Mild Mannered? A Surprisingly Violent I, Anonymous From A Belle & Sebastian Fan

It's Happening Tonight!

Lawrence Lessig is Pretty Big Deal. And He'll Be Here Thursday!

Sold Out

Subject to Season: Dark Wave

One Day at a Time

The Week in Review

New Column!

Savage Love & Sex

Savage Love

Self-Destruct Button


Everything Will Be Fine

A Calm and Soothing Guide to the 2010-11 Portland Trail Blazers