Print Edition for the week of
Dec. 30 - Jan. 5, 2011

Vol. 11, No. 32
Totem #9 © Alain Delorme, courtesy Magda Danysz Gallery Alain Delorme


Set it and Forget It!

Here's What You Already Forgot from the Miserable Year That Just Passed

Set It and Forget It!

Here's What You Already Forgot from the Miserable Year That Just Passed


Finish the Year Right

There's a Lot to Do on New Year's Eve. Calm Down. We Can Help.

Farewell, Berbati's Pan

Our Fondest Memories of Berbati's Pan

The Godfather of Ethiopian Music

All Hail Mahmoud Ahmed

Straight Dope

Luke Wyland and Sporting's Improv Mainline

Up & Coming

This Week's Noteworthy Shows.

Movies & TV

The (Kinda Crappy) Year in Film

Portland's Film Experts Pick Their Favorites of 2010

Film Shorts

In Which We Hit It and Quit It

Food and Drink

Tinkering with the Formula

Venture Capitalists: Get Your Morning Fix at Coava

Visual Art

R.I.P, Crappy Art Trends

Matt Stangel Eulogizes Art Trends Whose Time Has Come


The Year in Laughs

The Mercury's 2010 Comedy Awards. (What? It's a Real Thing!)


Franzen-Free Zone

A Year in Reading, PDX Style

Theater & Performance

So. 2010.

The Year in Performance


Five Rough Drafts

A Few Articles I Tried to Write in 2010 That Didn't Pan Out

I Love Television

I Love Television™

The Dumbest Things I Wrote All Year

Destination Fun

Destination: New Year's Eve!

I, Anonymous



Happy Birthday, Davy Jones!

Updated: New Year's Shooting Blocks off Large Section of Downtown

SL Letter of the Day: A Quick Answer

State's Ex-Safety Chief Makes Dishonor Roll of 2010's Worst Bosses

30 Years Ago in Police Training Videos

The First Nationally Televised Face Plant of 2011!

Police: Middle Schooler Fondled!

Good Morning News!

Condemn or Approve: Vogue Paris' Little Girl Models

The End Is Nigh for Brandon Roy?

This Weekend Had the Most Insane Series of Crimes

SL Letter of the Day: A Couple Things...

Update in NYE Police Shooting: Officer Intentionally Shot at Suspect

First Thursday: Every Mercury Cover EVER!

This Lady Has More Mouth than My Ex-Wife

Kitchen Cybernetics

Stop the CRC Now Has a Poster Child. It is a Giant Snake.

What are YOU Doing for New Year's?

"A Large Fox Tends to Have Great Confidence."

New Starbucks Logo: CONDEMN OR ALLOW??

"The Urkel Initiative"

Weird News Round-Up from the Weekend

Who Thinks White-Washing Mark Twain Is a Good Idea?

Tomorrow: Stormtroopers vs. Klingons Blood Drive.

Guess Who Might Be Running for President

This Week's Mercury Music Section

Accidental Shooting? Police Bureau Disputes Reports—Meaning It's Up to the Mayor to Set the Record Straight

Oh, Hypocrisy.

Grand Jury Clears Police Officers in Southeast Portland Shooting

Finally, a Version of Tron: Legacy That's Worth Seeing!*

The Fuckiest Things of 2010: "Gahh! Fucky Crab!"

Film Review: Do it Again

Tonight: Hack/Slash Creator Tim Seeley

Officers Identified in 2010's Sixth Police Shooting

Another Reason for You to Dislike Me: I Didn't Think Toy Story 3 Was All that Great

UPDATED Pedestrian Killed in Hit and Run on Division

Good Morning, News!

The Many Animated Emotions of James Van Der Beek

Naomi Pomeroy And A Semi-Affordable Meal

Good News From Crafty Wonderland

R.I.P. Pete Postlethwaite

Good Morning, News!

If You're Not Yet Excited About This Year's Northwest World Reggae Festival...

First Pics of Peter Parker and Gwen Stacy's Hair Issues

Re: Patton Oswalt-Inspired Nerd Rage

Team Up: David Lynch and Michael Jackson

Celebrity Deaths Come in Threes

SL Letter of the Day: Soldiering On

Newsflash: God Is a Teabagger

John Boehner, Size Queen

Win Tickets to the New Year's Day Grindhouse Movie Marathon!

Good Morning News!

Penguins These Days!

Blazers vs. Jazz - Hot Live Blog Action

Happy Birthday, Hayao Miyazaki.

SL Letter of the Day: Love Means Never Getting To Say...

BREAKING: Another Officer-Involved Shooting!

Marvel Gets a New Editor-in-Chief: Axel Alonso.

Dog Fighting Equals Execution...

Hell Hath No Fury Like a Bieber Fan Scorned

Portland Performers Support Belarus Free Theater

Good Morning, News!

More Popular Than "God"

Is the Streetcar Bad for Bikes?

Robert Liberty Resigning from Metro Council

Sizzle Pie.... Finally Open!

The Year In Cats

Justin Bieber in Vanity Fair!

Awesome Cover Art: Alain Delorme's "Totem"

Review: Tiny Furniture

It Gets Better: Rebecca Drysdale

It Is Not Almost Two Thousand and Eleven

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

Dead Blackbirds! Dead Sardines! Dead Doves! DEAD! DEAD! DEAD!!

Parenting Tip of the Day!

Dig A Pony, Or Maybe Not

How Not to Kick Someone's Ass

Scamming Via a Fake News Site

Cheap Classical Music for Low-Income Families

It's Time for a Think Out Loud Drinking Game!

Beebs and Gomez Sittin' in a Tree...

The Quotable Bieber

How Would Gays & Lesbians from the 1950s Celebrate New Years? LIKE THIS!

With Laughter and Tears, Portland City Council Kicks Off the New Year

Did You Want to See the New Kanye West Video For "Monster"?

Blazers vs. Rockets - Hot Live Blog Action

Watch a Trailer for the Satyricon Documentary

Brandon Roy Out Indefinitely

Mayor's Office Responds to "Accidental Discharge" Dispute

Everything You Need to Know About the New STRFKR Album in One Handy Post

Good Morning, News!

New Years Eve Victim Name Released

Anti-Police Protest Tags Bank With Anarchy A

Man in a Blizzard

Lil Wayne's Teddy Bear Shoes: Adorable Or Annoying?

One Day at a Time

The Best of One Day at a Time—2010!

The Year in Review

Savage Love

One Ain't Enough