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

All Ages and Everything in Between

No Age Shred and Transcend

Time of the Season

The Black Angels Graduate

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

Win Tickets to The Santaland Diaries

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

Blazers vs. Hornets - Hot Live Blog Action

Foreigners are FUNNY!

There's Hope for You Yet, Struggling Musician!

Irvin Kershner Dies at 87

Porn Loves DC Comics

SL Letter of the Day: No Easy Answer

The Merc Needs Your Help!

Jay-Z Thinks It's Pretty White Here

What the Internets Lack: Shame

O They Will Know We Are Christians...

Today in Unironic Press Releases

It's Happening Tonight!

Good Morning, News!

Holiday Ale Festival

Gleegasm: Buddah! Allah! Satan! Help Me!

Another Reason America Is Great

Let's Play "Spot the Funny!"

Good Morning, News!

Good Morning, News!

Dan Savage on Colbert

The Sweet Sorrows of a Portland Mercury Intern

My Last Shameful Supper

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

Good Morning, News!

Firefly Tonight! Zack Whedon Tonight!

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

Episode #21 of the Mercury Music Hour

New Studies Put Oregon's Economy In Discouraging Perspective

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

Comcast Threatening Net Neutrality?

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


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

Bikini Girl Lets TSA Cop a Feel

Good Morning News!

Cats on A Chandelier (Not What You Think)

Greedo in Heels

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

Sam Adams: Not So Fast on Rejoining Terrorism Task Force

Your Daily Blazer: Fire McMillan! Hire Spoelstra!

Your Daily Blazer: Big Problems

The Hobbit is Racist (and Other Elfin News)

Jameson Juice Box - Brilliant!

Good Morning, News!

Ear Plug Reviews: EarPeace

Transportation Insecurity Administration

RIP, Leslie Nielsen

Tonight in Music

This Week's Mercury Music Section

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

Baby Laugh a Lot: I'm Not Laughing

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

It's Happening Tonight!

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

Strange Number of Fans Falling

SL Letter of the Day: How Gay Is That?

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

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

Beat Box in German with Google

Five Profiles of Mohamed Mohamud

Whipped Loko?

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

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

Careful Up There!

Firebomb Set at Mohamed Mohamud's Mosque

What About that Other Terrorism Case?

Cabbies, Mohawks, Turkeys, and You

A Dip in the Courtroom Pool: Mohamud Pleads Not Guilty

City Council Adopts Sam Adams' Gun Control Laws

The Internet Is Getting Magazinier

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

Win Tickets to Passion Pit!

Social Networking Has Officially Pervaded Everything... Even SHOES

Mercury Turns Birds All Gay and Shit

SL Letter of the Day: Senior Swishbuckler

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

Good Morning, News!

The 2010 Black Friday Trampling Award Goes To...

Joann Sfar Remakes The Little Prince

Familiar Script Emerges in Stories About Terror Stings

Breaking Christmas Tree News


Vancouver Bank Returns Donations Made to Fake Acid Attack Victim

The Oscar Hosts Just Got a Whole Lot Prettier

Let Me Just Talk About How I Love the Portland Airport

Why Was the FBI Interested in Mohamed Mohamud?

Win Ticket$ to Curren$y!

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