Print Edition for the week of
Dec. 2 - 8, 2010

Vol. 11, No. 28
Cover Art: Tim Gunther


The Suburban Terrorist

Local Somalis Say Their Kids Are in Crisis—It's Time We Listen

No One Was Going to Die

Defense Emerges in Bomb Plot: Entrapment

Hall Monitor

The Politics of Public Safety

In Other News

In the Shadows

Dishing up Tacos with Day Laborers


Everybody Knows

The Gospel of Leonard Cohen

Punk Is Not Dead

Les Savy Fav Play Like it's the First Time

Order of the Arrow

The Brotherly Rock of Archers

Rose City Queens

Rose Bent's United Front

Broad Horizons

The Sublime Sounds of Bedouin Soundclash

Up & Coming

Movies & TV

Small Victories

Bite-Sized Films in The Sundance Shorts Program

Cowboys and Ninjas

The Warrior's Way: The Old West, via Hong Kong

Demons and Molotovs

Heartless: The Devil's in the Details

Wanna Get Weird?

The Boxer's Omen Is Like Drugs. Bad, Strong, Strange Drugs

Film Shorts

In Which We Hit It and Quit It

I'm Staying Home

French New Wave 101


Lonely Highway

Damon Galgut's In a Strange Room

A Dog's Life

Andrew O'Hagan's New Novel Provides a Dog's Eye View of Marilyn Monroe

History Lesson

FreeDarko Saves Basketball. Again.


The Percy Jackson Author Kicks Off a New Series with The Lost Hero

Theater & Performance

Bunny Suits & BB Guns

A Christmas Story Takes the Stage

I Love Television

I Love Television™

Hasseling the Hoff

I, Anonymous

Daddy Issues


Want to Be an Extra for Brain Trust, a New Pilot Shooting in Portland?

What Does the Billboard Hot 100 Indicate Anymore?

Queer Coat Drive!

The Walking Dead: I'm on "Team Henriksen" Now

SL Letter of the Day: How Do I Get Mom To Come Out?

Charity Auction Item of the Day: Yeti Suit!

The Only Reason Anyone Should Ever Listen to "Let it Be"

"What is Islam?" Class Pulled at Lane Community College

It's Happening Tonight!

Christmas Music Countdown: Day 1

Do I Have Tokophobia?

Porn Makes a JLA Movie First

BREAKING: Hate Crime Reported in SEโ€”Man Perceived as Gay Beaten While Walking Home

Promotion for Cop Who Shot Raymond Gwerder Prompts Anger

Good Morning, News!

Gleegasm: The Difference Between an Elf and a Slave

A Legal Notice to Cease and Desist from Wm. Steven Humphrey

Here Is Paul Verhoeven Kissing Arnold Schwarzenegger. That Is All.

What Has Two Thumbs and is Catching the Next Flight to Europe?

Marvin Zindler, We Hardly Knew Ye

Assange Speaks Out

All TV Should Be Like This All the Time.

This Is Why They're Not Hired to Talk

Tonight in Music

Guy Loves Chuck Way Too Much

Your Daily Blazer: A Hopeful Loss

Reason #7,416 Why Thin Lizzy Is Awesome

Zombies Bum Me Out

Vote for Beaverton's New Slogan!

Win Tickets to Lucero!

Christmas Music Countdown: Day 12

Good Morning, News!

So What Do You Think of The New Timbers Billboards?

Gold Star: The Mercury's Web Comment of the Week!

Today in "Guys! I'm Not Gay, Okay?!? And Yet..."

I Can't Stop Watching This Video.

An X-Mas Present for Mr. Whiskers!

What Models Make

What Should Beaverton's New Slogan Be?

Good Morning, News!

Gay Teens More Likely to be Punished

Who Does This Bitch Think She IS???

You Hate Obama's Compromises? Here's What He Thinks of Your Complaints.

Good News For Artisan Cheese Lovers

Courts Cracking Down on Fradulent Investment Schemes in Oregon

Comedy This Weekend

Good Morning, News!

Tonight in Music

Good Morning News!

Blazers vs. Clippers - Hot Live Blog Action

Mercury Charity Auction Item(s) of the Day

Tonight: First Thursday

Remember These Guys?

Here is John Waters Giving Justin Bieber a "Reach Around." That is All.

Tonight: Comediennes

The Return of Manos!

It's Happening Tonight!

Who Wants to See TRON: Legacy?

Kentucky's Batshit "Creation Museum" Is Subsidized By Taxpayers

It's Hate Turkey Time

A Perfect Metaphor for the Mercury

SL Letter of the Day: Just Walk Away

Spotted in Portland...

Christmas Music Countdown: Day 2

The Cast of A Christmas Story: Creepy or Adorable?

MTV Hates You

They Haven't Found the Gay Gene Yet

Reason #476 I Love Tin House

Hitchens on the TSA


My First Pull Quote!

Win Tickets to Everyone Who Looks Like You

Hide Your Kids From the TSA

Lieberman Suggests Prosecution of New York Times, Too

Randy Leonard Strikes Blow in Terror Task Force Debate

PDC's Executive Director Will Step Down in April

Yes, Yes, Y'all, It's My Last Day

Flame Wars Are Good?

Britt Howard's Soft Knots

Christmas Tree Kitty Cat? Yew are Sooo Ba-yad!

Dear Democrats...

On The First Day Of Cataclysm ...

Newt Gingrich's 12-Step Plan

Christmas Music Countdown: Day 13

Local Arts Collective Interviews Former-Blazer Channing Frye

Sarah Palin = Michael Vick?

Today In "Things on the Internet that Make You Say 'Oh God, Why??'": The Worriers

Win Tickets to The Boxer's Omen and Shogun Assassin!

NW Doesn't Need More Parking

Am I the Only One Who Thought The Walking Dead Was Kinda Crappy?

"Anti-Portland Police" is Now a Music Genre

Trade Your Blood For Ice Cream

Megashark vs. Crocosaurus vs. Urkel... ON WHOM DO YOU WAGER?!?

Win Tickets to Polaris Dance's Repo

Mercury Charity Auction Item(s) of the Day: Backyard Chicken Farming, Starring Mayor Sam Adams

Tasers Across the United States: Watch Your Asses in the Windy City

Portland Rescue Mission Doesn't Want Gay Coats?

Burgerville In A Day


Conflict Kitchen

Behold: Fake Criterions! (Or: Dammit, Criterion Really Should Put Out a Point Break Blu-ray.)

Rudolph the Skull-Punctured Reindeer

Review: Kirby's Epic Yarn

Today in "Another Bieber Mystery Solved!"

Dan Saltzman: On Second Thought, What the Mayor Said...

Get Paid to Obey the Law!

Colbert Offers Relationship Advice to the President

A Few of My Favorite Anti-Santas

Robots are Taking Jobs Away from Hard-Working American Meth Heads

Tonight in Music

Happy Hour At Wildwood

The Lil'est Racist (Who Also Happens to be a Film Critic)!

George Lucas Is On the Way to Becoming the Evilest Person in Cinematic History

Portland Rescue Mission Responds to "Gay Coat-Gate"

Stupid, Stupid Baby

City Audit: We're Making Less Garbage, but It's More Expensive.

Christmas Music Countdown: Day 6

Your Daily Blazer: Rock Bottom

Woodburn Bombers Guilty on All Counts

SL Letter of the Day: Do We Invite The Daughter's Ex For Christmas?

Make Straight Marriage Compulsory

Shopping Event of the Day: Kings Treasure (Free Pizza!)

Tonight in Music

Good Morning News!

Bristol Palin Urticates Olbermann

Mercury Charity Auction Item(s) of the Day: Surprise Roller Derby Packages!

This Week's Mercury Music Section

And Now, Mel Gibson's Beaver

Amazon Under Fire for Dropping WikiLeaks

Blazers vs. Suns - Hot Live Blog Action

Mercury Charity Auction Item(s) of the Day: Langhorne Slim or Portugal. The Man Play Your Party

How Many Hate Crimes Are Reported in Portland?

Justin Bieber's Hot New Pedo-stache!

Mayor, Chief Respond to Concerns About Promotion of Officer Who Shot Raymond Gwerder

Five Years into the Ten Year Plan to End Homelessness, Homelessness is Still Increasing

Don't Believe The Hype: NEOGEO Station

Good Morning, News!

Steal of the Day: Arrested Development DVD Box Set!

Another Reason Justin Bieber is Better than You...

What Guys "Wear to Get Laid"

It's Happening Tonight!

Sold Out

The Busiest Time of the Year

One Day at a Time

The Week in Review

New Column!

Savage Love & Sex

Savage Love

O Come, All Ye

Mercury Music Hour