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

An Unholy Mess

The Inane, Nonsensical Season of the Witch

The Love of Money

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

Jen-u-wiiiine Cuuuntry

Will Someone Please Stop Gwyneth Paltrow?

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.

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

Dark Horse Digital Download Contest

Good Morning, News!

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

The Best Cosby Show GIFs!

Bad-Ass Dog Mocked Nazis, Got Away With It

Countdown to The Golden Globes

Screaming Birther Disrupts Reading of Constitution in the House

Derby Scores a Ford Commercial

The Politics of Jared Loughner

Beaverton School District Unanimously Agrees to Add Gender Identity Nondiscrimination Policy

Last Minute Warning! Mercury Cover Show Opening Tonight!

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

The Best Cee Lo Cover Yet!

Big Pooh Talks About the Portland Trail Blazers

Health News Round-Up

On the Vanguard of Police Technology: Flying Spy Drones

Required Viewing: Bill Maher on AC360

Good Morning, News!

Anonymous on the Internet No More?

For Your Consideration... Cool Dog!

Sarah Palin Crawls Out From Under Her Rock...

HELP WANTED: Mercury Sales Team!


World's Longest Cat! Coming Here!

Myspace Is (Even More) Dead

Overheard in the Mercury Offices.

Mugshot of the Day

Blazers vs. Heat - Hot Live Blog Action

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

Bearded While Biking

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

Four Loko Finds a New Home: In Your Car

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

Today in Diving Board Comedy

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

"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."

Tonight in Music

Tonight on TV: Jeff Bridges: The Dude Abides

Akron/Family Listening Party! Bizarre New Video!

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

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

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

Tonight in Music

Mexico's Keyboard Cat

Good Morning, News!

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

It's Happening Tonight!

Ain't Nuthin' But a Glee Thang

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

Police Union Contract Will Be Last One for Its Longtime Lawyer

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

Good Morning Simpsons Porno!

SL Letter of the Day: Your Outer Dan Savage Disapproves

Jared Loughner and the Word "Terrorist"

Comedy This Weekend

Adrien Brody is a Tool

Women Can Castrate Men With Their Tears!

New Portlandia Clip!

Good Morning, News!

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

Seattle's Dork Knight Returns.

Mixing Cake Batter With A Plastic Tip Cigar

Voter Owned Elections: Can They Be Resurrected?

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

"I Readily Admit I Have Waaaay Too Many Rats"

This Week's Mercury Music Section

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

Publication Studio Event This Sunday

Have I Got a Dance Flick for You!

I Dare You To Be A Man in A Belted Sweater

End Hits Freelancer Wanted

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

Too Soon?

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

Amber Case: "We Are All Cyborgs Now."

Stay Classy, Palin Censors

Good Morning, Amy Winehouse!

iPhone Coming to Verizon February 10

Superman Porn Parody Gets Even Better

Man Gets Justin Bieber Tattoo on His Thigh

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

Blazers vs. Knicks - Hot Live Blog Action

The People's Choice...

Hilarious Tigard Signs: A Photo Essay.

Nicolas Cage Proudly Presents the Mercury Film Section.

It's Happening Tonight!

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

Good Morning News!

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

Law Would Ban Babies from Bikes in Oregon

The First Public Fusillade in the Latest JTTF Debate

Guantanamo Turns Nine Today.

It's Happening Tonight!

Prick Presents Ex-Girlfriend With Pipe Bomb Dildo

The Most Dangerous Game Junkyard Edition

Tonight: Matt Fraction at Floating World.

Police Identify Officers Who Shot, Killed Homeless Man

Politics and the Shooting

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

Evidence That the Answer to Gun Violence is Not More Guns


Erotic Secrets From the Mousetrap Bathroom

Arizona Congresswoman Shot in the Head

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

Of Penis-Enhancing Underpants and Freak Belly Buttons

SL Letter of the Day: Lady Seeking Ladies

A Premeditated Assassination

Q Center Director Takes Job in Governor's Office

White Male in Search of Bieber Bangs

Today in "Just Asking"

The Heartbreak of Lowered Expectations: Boehner Edition

Barbie's New Body For A New Century

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

Today in Drunk People Cracking Themselves Up

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

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

Aliens Destroy Los Angeles. Again.

Debunking the Myth that Highways Pay for Themselves

Local Domestic Violence Deaths Doubled in 2010

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

Good Afternoon, Justin Bieber!

Advise Ari Westby: JTT Edition

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

Provoking and Evoking: My Interview with Crispin Glover!

Good Morning News!

Confidential to Wm.™ Steven Humphrey

Park Chan-wook's iPhone Movie

One Day at a Time

The Week in Review

New Column!

Savage Love & Sex

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