Print Edition for the week of
Jan. 27 - Feb. 2, 2011

Vol. 11, No. 36
Charity Auction Winner


Fight, Not Flight

ACLU Takes on the Federal "No Fly" List in Portland


Oregon State Uninvites Feminist Sex Writer from Speaking

In Court

Gay Bashing on Trial


The Songs of Sailors

Anyone for Tennis?

The Adults Are All Right

The Get Up Kids Grow Up, Grow Old

Never Forget

Blake Schwarzenbach's War on Sentimentality

Hive Mind

The Massive Structure from Hives Inquiry Squad

Down the Rabbit Hole

Haunted by the Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger

Up & Coming

Movies & TV

Down in the Dumps

Javier Bardem Is Biutiful (and Sad!)

Dear Evangelion...

A Heartfelt Letter About Life, Love, and Anime

The Final Countdown

Sylvain Chomet's Sad, Sweet The Illusionist

Women of a Certain Age

Another Year, Another Meltdown

"Assassin" Defined

The Mechanic Is a Movie for Stupid People

A Hurricane of Pain

Ass Kicking and Propaganda in Ip Man 2

Avant-Garde Oregon

Empty Quarter's Rural Travelogue

Geek Out

First Place

Film Shorts

In Which We Hit It and Quit It

Film Shorts

Roman Holiday

The Rite: Eat, Pray, Ugh

Food and Drink

Frank's Wild Years

The Last Good Reason to Live in Beaverton Moved to NE Broadway


What the Fuck?

An Interview with Marc Maron


A Sci-Fi Girl in a Fantasy World

Jo Walton's Outstandingly Original Among Others

Night Soul and Other Stories

The Influential Fiction of Joseph McElroy

Theater & Performance

High Fart

Portland Center Stage's The Imaginary Invalid

Fertile Ground

High Points, Middle Points, and Low Points from Fertile Ground


Junk Stories

Bret Hodgert of Old Portland Hardware & Architectural Salvages History—and the Stories Behind Them

The Dark Side of Solar

Experienced Contractor Says City's "Solarize Portland" Program Hurts Business

I Love Television

I Love Television™

TLC: Best/Worst Network Ever!

I, Anonymous



The Artistery is Shutting Down in March

Remember that Lost-and-Found Food Cart? Fundraiser Planned for Next Weekend

Florida Judge Calls Health Care Reform Unconstitutional

Jesus Roves the Rittle Childlen

Win Tickets to Pickathon's Flickathon Benefit Screenings!

Good Morning, News!

Win Tickets to the Slabtown Bender!

SL Letter of the Day: A Piece of Cake

Chegg WTF?

Good Morning, News!

This Could Eat Up the Rest of Your Day

Drunk Driver in Kipp Crawford Case Gets 60 Days in Jail

Big Changes at Portland's Hollywood Theatre: Richard Beer Out, Dan Halsted In? (UPDATED.)

How Did Egypt Shut Down the Internet?

You Provide the Context!

It's Happening Tonight!

This Week's Mercury Film Section. (Oh! And! A Chance to Win Ip Man on DVD!)

Publisher's Lunch

Men of Blogtown: Please Explain The Appeal of a "Snuggle Pocket" for Your Penis Underwear

Rowdy? You're a PERV.

"The Pegged Boyfriend"

Photos of Women in Egypt

India's Terminator Makes Our Terminator Look Like Poopinator

Cute Band Alert: School of Rock's the Smiths vs. the Cure

Gallagher's Manager Weighs in on GallagherStormsOffPodcastAndIsTheTwitterThing RealOrFakeGate!

Holy Crap, That's a Lotta Great Local Comics Content

Best of Oregon City... Child Porn!

Could've Told You That

Ted Haggard: Yep, I'm Bi

Somebody Let Me on Stage Again!

tEEth Win 10k in Seattle's A.W.A.R.D. Show!

PANIC! Mercury Valentine Submissions End on Friday!

Chocolate Birth Control. (And Other Inspiration from Planned Parenthood)

The Gays are Counterfeiters!

This Week's Mercury Music Section

Seen Today in PDX: Bedbugs!

Marc Maron Interviews Gallagher

Grails - "Daughters of Bilitis" Video

Derby Weekend

Publican Don Younger In Unstable Condition (UPDATED)

Bruce vs. Frankenstein Still a Go

ATTENTION: Poors And Cheaps...

Here's the Map for the New Eastside Bike Route

Apple and News Corp's iPad Newspaper Launches

Geri Jewell Continues to Rule

(En)Counter Culture, Flashing Up This Weekend

Publisher's Lunch Part 2 - Philip Iosca

For the Cat Who Demands Privacy and High Quality Furnishings...

Bitch Magazine, YA Fiction, and an Irate Scott Westerfeld

Free Pornography on Amtrak Cascades!

Good Afternoon, Television!

How to Easily Opt Out of Phone Books: Hooray Hooray!

Tonight: Comedy Is Ok

Sarah Palin: She's Good For Something

Details on the Red and Black Cafe's Plan to Create Affordable Housing

Bridesmaids: CONDEMN OR ALLOW?

Glee Creator's Feud with Kings of Leon Continues! (Yay!)

The Book Of Freaks Preview From Future Tense

Dear Justin Bieber: You Can't Make Me Hate You!

Take That, Gertrude Stein!

Good Morning News!

Just Words? As You Watch the Events in Egypt, Remember Obama's Cairo Speech

Ugandan Gay Rights Activist Murdered

The Best Way To Waste Time This Afternoon

Good Morning News!

Dogs Playing Poker!

Interview with Aaron Shepherd of The Artistery

Why Does this Ass Smell Like Ass?

Good Morning News!

Republicans Will Let You Know When You've Been Raped

Black Swan Costume Fight!

Like, Justin Bieber Really Likes "Like"

Quick! Send Your Smoocher a Free Mercury Valentine!

Good Morning, News!


Melville's Beard Fetish

Girl Scouts Fire Some Cookies

Egyptians for Mubarak? Not Exactly

That Should Settle It

Examining the Grand Jury Transcripts in the Police Shooting of Tom Higginbotham

Today in Horrible News

Catholic Bishops to Straight Marrieds: No More Oral, No More Handjobs, No More Anal

To Portland Movie Theater Owners: A Polite Request

Blazers vs. Spurs - Hot Live Blog Action

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

Get Drunk—the Justin Bieber Way!

Today in "Best Sexual Harrassment Stock Photography"

Fuck You, Bruce the Dog

Chore Wars & "Alternate Reality Gaming"

SL Letter of the Day: Cut Him Off Already

Nerd Porn Thursday: "Star Trek Girl."

Fertile Ground: Closing Weekend

I, Anonymous: "To The Assholes at the Thermals Show"

The Existence of Bill O'Reilly Proves There is No God

Tonight's Nightmare... Today!

There's "This" and Then There's "That"

...And Down Goes Buffett


Half a Cinnabun is Better Than One

Police Union Agrees to Random Drug Testing

My Boss Really, Really Wants Me to Tell You About Vanilla Ice's Kangaroo

Portlandia!... One More Chance for Sam Adams to Sell, Sell, Sell!

Then They Came for the Food Day.


James Chasse Jr. Documentary Fundraising $12,500

Don't Do the Crime, If You Can't Do the Time (Being Humiliated on YouTube)

Anderson Cooper Attacked

Red and Black Cafe Aims for Takeover!

Private Sex Tape Lands Indonesian Pop Star In Prison

One Day at a Time

The Week in Review

New Column!

Savage Love

Truth Be Known