Print Edition for the week of
Nov. 25 - Dec. 1, 2010

Vol. 11, No. 27
Cover Art: Ted Sabarese


Shocking Questions

Advocates Raise Concerns About City Audit on Taser Use

Gone to Seed

County Turns Empty, Foreclosed Lots into Urban Gardens

Desperate for Dental

Thousands Wait in Winter Weather for Free Care

Hall Monitor

A River of Compromises

In Other News


Good-Ass Job

Kanye West Caps a Mad and Maddening Year with My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

Anarchy in Margaritaville

The Taxpayers' Parrothead Punk Rock

Time of the Season

The Black Angels Graduate

All Ages and Everything in Between

No Age Shred and Transcend

Up & Coming

Movies & TV

Nice Try, Christina

A Burlesque Expert Takes on Burlesque. She's Not Impressed.

Tangled Was Okay, It Was Good

This Is What Tangled Was About

Shaky Hands

Viagra and Parkinson's in Love And Other Drugs

Rock Beats Everything

Faster Is Basically The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly. There Is Nothing Wrong with This.

Birth of a Nation

Outside the Law: Take That, France!

Shadow Boxing

A Fly on the Wall of a Boxing Gym

Film Shorts

In Which We Hit It and Quit It

I'm Staying Home

Giving the Rock His Due

Food and Drink

Caveman Cuisine

Don't Put Dick's Kitchen in a Box

Food Events


Terminators and Sci-Fi Westerns

A Q&A with Writer Zack Whedon

Family Ties

Parsing Siblings in Freud's Blind Spot

RE: Chewing Bubblegum, Kicking Ass

Jonathan Lethem Wants to Talk About They Live with You. A Lot.

Theater & Performance

Yuks Capacitor

Going Back to the Future with the 3rd Floor's Full-Length Comedy Killing Time

A Death in the Family

Portland Playhouse's Dark, Complex Dying City


Snip Tuck

A Simple Vasectomy Goes Horribly, Horribly Wrong

I Love Television

I Love Television™

Wanted: One Sidekick

I, Anonymous

Step Nine


Radioactive Rabbit Found in Wash. Nuclear Site

Transportation Insecurity Administration

Ear Plug Reviews: EarPeace

Good Morning, News!

There's Hope for You Yet, Struggling Musician!

Foreigners are FUNNY!

Blazers vs. Hornets - Hot Live Blog Action

Jameson Juice Box - Brilliant!

The Hobbit is Racist (and Other Elfin News)

RIP, Leslie Nielsen

And The Winner of the 2010 Bad Sex in Fiction Award Goes To...

Win Tickets to The Santaland Diaries

The Oscar Hosts Just Got a Whole Lot Prettier

Vancouver Bank Returns Donations Made to Fake Acid Attack Victim

Your Daily Blazer: Fire McMillan! Hire Spoelstra!

Sam Adams: Not So Fast on Rejoining Terrorism Task Force

Repeating Our Warning From Earlier This Month: Parking Isn't Free Today


Win Ticket$ to Curren$y!

Why Was the FBI Interested in Mohamed Mohamud?

Greedo in Heels

Your Daily Blazer: Big Problems

Let Me Just Talk About How I Love the Portland Airport

Joann Sfar Remakes The Little Prince

The 2010 Black Friday Trampling Award Goes To...

Good Morning, News!

Cats on A Chandelier (Not What You Think)

Good Morning News!

Bikini Girl Lets TSA Cop a Feel

It's Happening Tonight (in Tualatin): Marvel Comics Creators Panel!

Breaking Christmas Tree News

Familiar Script Emerges in Stories About Terror Stings

Twenty-One Minutes and 17 Seconds of Daft Punk's Tron Legacy Score.


Blu-ray Reviews: Back to the Future and Avatar. (Plus: Win Back to the Future on DVD!)

Mercury Turns Birds All Gay and Shit

Social Networking Has Officially Pervaded Everything... Even SHOES

Win Tickets to Passion Pit!

The Mercury Online Charity Auction is Happening! Like... NOW!

Comcast Threatening Net Neutrality?

FBI Sting: Man Arrested in Plot to Blow Up Pioneer Square

Michael Cera to Play Portland Tonight! (No Sex Bob-Omb, Though)

The Internet Is Getting Magazinier

SL Letter of the Day: Senior Swishbuckler

New Studies Put Oregon's Economy In Discouraging Perspective

Episode #21 of the Mercury Music Hour

My Last Shameful Supper

The Sweet Sorrows of a Portland Mercury Intern

City Council Adopts Sam Adams' Gun Control Laws

A Dip in the Courtroom Pool: Mohamud Pleads Not Guilty

Cabbies, Mohawks, Turkeys, and You

Dan Savage on Colbert

Firefly Tonight! Zack Whedon Tonight!

Good Morning, News!

What About that Other Terrorism Case?

Firebomb Set at Mohamed Mohamud's Mosque

Don't Ever Say We Didn't Warn You That These Shoes Existed

Good Morning, News!

Let's Play "Spot the Funny!"

Another Reason America Is Great

Careful Up There!

Taiwanese Animators vs. Coco... ON WHOM DO YOU WAGER?!?

It's a Disney's Gummi Bears Kind of Day

Gleegasm: Buddah! Allah! Satan! Help Me!

Holiday Ale Festival

Good Morning, News!

Whipped Loko?

Five Profiles of Mohamed Mohamud

Our Feature this Week Is About Kevin Sampsell's Testicles.

It's Happening Tonight!

Today in Unironic Press Releases

O They Will Know We Are Christians...

Beat Box in German with Google

SL Letter of the Day: Slam, Bam, Slam, Bam, Slam, Bam—Without A Thank You, Ma'am?

Mohamed Mohamud, The Affidavit: "I Will Be a Martyr in the Highest Chambers of Paradise."

What the Internets Lack: Shame

Good Morning, News!

SL Letter of the Day: How Gay Is That?

Strange Number of Fans Falling

Looks Like I'm Not the Only Adult with a Justin Bieber Google Alert!

This Week's Mercury Music Section

Jay-Z Thinks It's Pretty White Here

The Merc Needs Your Help!

SL Letter of the Day: No Easy Answer

Tonight in Music

It's Happening Tonight!

Fox News on Portland Bomb Plot: "Can You Imagine the Psychic Damage?"

Porn Loves DC Comics

Irvin Kershner Dies at 87

Baby Laugh a Lot: I'm Not Laughing

Sold Out

Black Friday the Right Way

I'm Staying Home

Giving the Rock His Due

One Day at a Time

The Week in Review

New Column!

Savage Love & Sex

Savage Love