Print Edition for the week of
Jan. 6 - 12, 2011

Vol. 11, No. 33
Cover Art: Mercury Staff


Track Attack

Cyclists Criticize the Streetcar as Unsafe for Bikes

Shooting for a Diagnosis?

Sure, Health Cuts Make Cops' Jobs Tougher—But Tactics Still a Factor

Hall Monitor

Sweet Enough? Or Too Bitter?

In Other News


Can't Slow Down

Living Proof's Hometown Pride

Enter the Dragon

It's the '90s All Over Again with Little Dragon

Up & Coming

This Week's Noteworthy Shows.

Movies & TV

Musical Movies

But No Movie Musicals (Thank God)

Mary Jane Gets Murdered

All Good Things' Lurid Speculation

Jen-u-wiiiine Cuuuntry

Will Someone Please Stop Gwyneth Paltrow?

The Love of Money

Casino Jack Isn't Funny. He's Just an Asshole.

An Unholy Mess

The Inane, Nonsensical Season of the Witch

Film Shorts

In Which We Hit It and Quit It

I'm Staying Home

The Best and Worst of Buffy

Food and Drink

Just South of Northern China

Shandong: High Expectations Will Leave You Unsatisfied (in Bed)


There and Back Again (on Acid!)

Heavy Metal Meets The Lord of the Rings in James Stokoe's Orc Stain

Cute Hipster Comics™

Jason Little's Motel Art Improvement Service

The Man with Two Brains

Comedian Steve Martin Gets Serious

Art of Fiction

Cracking the Winter Issue of The Paris Review


The Best and Worst Mercury Covers So Far!

Past and Present Mercury Art Directors Select Their Finest and Fartiest Work

I Love Television

I Love Television™

Lose the Cape!

I, Anonymous


Do Not Despair.

Good Morning, News!

Big Pooh Talks About the Portland Trail Blazers

The Best Cee Lo Cover Yet!

It's 1/11/11: WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?

Screaming Birther Disrupts Reading of Constitution in the House

Beaverton School District Unanimously Agrees to Add Gender Identity Nondiscrimination Policy

Bad-Ass Dog Mocked Nazis, Got Away With It

The Best Cosby Show GIFs!

Good Morning News!

Provoking and Evoking: My Interview with Crispin Glover!

Meet Portland's New 700-Foot, $12 Million Pedestrian Bridge Over I-5

Debunking the Myth that Highways Pay for Themselves

Good Afternoon, Justin Bieber!

NASA Names the Most and Least Realistic Science Fiction Films Ever Made

At Long Last, We Now Know Why Nicolas Cage Isn't in The Green Hornet.

SL Letter of the Day: Asshole Boyfriend Not Interested in Boyfriend's Asshole

A Premeditated Assassination

SL Letter of the Day: Lady Seeking Ladies


Schedule It: Town Hall on Terror Task Force Set for Tomorrow Night

The Most Dangerous Bar: Club 915 Loses Liquor License After 19 "Serious Incidents"

Politics and the Shooting

Tonight: Matt Fraction at Floating World.

Q Center Director Takes Job in Governor's Office

"Lock and Load" Rhetoric in Right-Wing Politics?

Good Morning News!

The People's Choice...

It's Happening Tonight!

New Huck Finn Revision Replaces "N-word" with "Hipster"

Man Gets Justin Bieber Tattoo on His Thigh

The Most Dangerous Game Junkyard Edition

The First Public Fusillade in the Latest JTTF Debate

End Hits Freelancer Wanted

This Week's Mercury Music Section

Have I Got a Dance Flick for You!

Stupid, Stupid Baby: "Chicken" and "Noodle" are NOT Funny!

Superman Porn Parody Gets Even Better

iPhone Coming to Verizon February 10

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

"You Arab, I Know Your Kind": Police Hunt For Hate Crime Suspect

John Canzano Attempts to Link the Club 915 Shooting to Former Blazer Zach Randolph

Good Morning Simpsons Porno!

Voter Owned Elections: Can They Be Resurrected?

Mixing Cake Batter With A Plastic Tip Cigar

Seattle's Dork Knight Returns.

Women Can Castrate Men With Their Tears!

Comedy This Weekend

Jared Loughner and the Word "Terrorist"

Today in Diving Board Comedy

SL Letter of the Day: The Best Revenge Is Living Well (Second Best: Pounding Your Bully's Ass)

Good Morning, News!

Mexico's Keyboard Cat

Akron/Family Listening Party! Bizarre New Video!

Portland Police Bureau Has a Question for YOU: Tell Us How We're Doing

Tonight in Music

"My wife is 6-foot-3 and weighs 300 pounds. If there is somebody that thinks they can control her, have at it. I have tried for 11 years and haven't been able to."

Blazers vs. Heat - Hot Live Blog Action

Mugshot of the Day

HELP WANTED: Mercury Sales Team!

Myspace Is (Even More) Dead

For Your Consideration... Cool Dog!

Anonymous on the Internet No More?

Required Viewing: Bill Maher on AC360

BREAKING: Shakeup in Jeff Cogen's Office; COO Steps Down

The Politics of Jared Loughner

Derby Scores a Ford Commercial

Study Showing Link Between Autism and Vaccines "An Elaborate Fraud"

Countdown to The Golden Globes

Dark Horse Digital Download Contest

Let's Spend Most Our Lives Livin' in a Gamers' Paradise.

Health News Round-Up

Last Minute Warning! Mercury Cover Show Opening Tonight!

Local Domestic Violence Deaths Doubled in 2010

Today in Drunk People Cracking Themselves Up

Aliens Destroy Los Angeles. Again.

Barbie's New Body For A New Century

Park Chan-wook's iPhone Movie

Confidential to Wm.™ Steven Humphrey

Advise Ari Westby: JTT Edition

Grand Jury Clears Cops in Shooting of Mentally Ill Man with Machete, Charges Him With Assault

Police Identify Officers Who Shot, Killed Homeless Man

Evidence That the Answer to Gun Violence is Not More Guns

The Heartbreak of Lowered Expectations: Boehner Edition

Today in "Just Asking"

White Male in Search of Bieber Bangs

Of Penis-Enhancing Underpants and Freak Belly Buttons

Arizona Congresswoman Shot in the Head

Erotic Secrets From the Mousetrap Bathroom

Blazers vs. Knicks - Hot Live Blog Action

Prick Presents Ex-Girlfriend With Pipe Bomb Dildo

It's Happening Tonight!

Guantanamo Turns Nine Today.

If You're Looking for an Asshole... It's This Guy

Law Would Ban Babies from Bikes in Oregon

Nicolas Cage Proudly Presents the Mercury Film Section.

Hilarious Tigard Signs: A Photo Essay.

Good Morning, Amy Winehouse!

Stay Classy, Palin Censors

Amber Case: "We Are All Cyborgs Now."

I Dare You To Be A Man in A Belted Sweater

Too Soon?

Publication Studio Event This Sunday

BLOGTOWN QUIZ: Are You a Fake and Annoying Ducks Fan? (Answer: Probably.)

"I Readily Admit I Have Waaaay Too Many Rats"

Good Morning, News!

New Portlandia Clip!

SL Letter of the Day: Your Outer Dan Savage Disapproves

Adrien Brody is a Tool

Judd Apatow's Next: A Pseudo-Sequel to Knocked Up.

Police Union Contract Will Be Last One for Its Longtime Lawyer

Ain't Nuthin' But a Glee Thang

New Paul Trailer: Here's That Alien Penis You Ordered!*

Examining the Grand Jury Transcripts in the Police Shooting of Darryel Ferguson

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

Tonight on TV: Jeff Bridges: The Dude Abides

BREAKING: Mayor Sam Adams' Top Aide Moving to Transportation Bureau

Four Loko Finds a New Home: In Your Car

It's Happening Tonight!

Tonight in Music

The Six Most Important Words You'll Read Today: Haggar Joins Marvel Vs. Capcom 3


Good Morning, News!

Sarah Palin Crawls Out From Under Her Rock...

On the Vanguard of Police Technology: Flying Spy Drones

Unpaid Interns Unite! State Looks at Workplace Law to Protect Interns, Volunteers

Bearded While Biking

Overheard in the Mercury Offices.

World's Longest Cat! Coming Here!

One Day at a Time

The Week in Review

New Column!

Savage Love

The Spillover Effect

On the Cover

The Best and Worst Mercury Covers So Far!

Past and Present Mercury Art Directors Select Their Finest and Fartiest Work