Print Edition for the week of
Jul. 21 - 27, 2011

Vol. 12, No. 9
Brenton Salo


Break Out the Mosquito Nets!

Global Warming Will Make Us Sick—Literally

Terminal Religion

Catholics Take Aim at Oregon's Death with Dignity

In Other News


PDX Pop Now!

Our Illustrated Look at PDX Pop Now!

21st Century Jukebox

Cults' Singles Going Steady

In the Eye of the Storm

In Unknown Mortal Orchestra's Explosion, All Is Calm

Up & Coming

Highlights in music the week of July 21-27

Movies & TV

Captain Meh-merica

Jingoism Carries a Shield

When Your Bros Are Hos

Friends with Benefits: Just a Romantic-Comedy

Forest Fire

Terrorism, the Environment, and the Earth Liberation Front

Jakob Dylan and White People Problems

Family Arguments in A Little Help

Geek Out

Killing Stuff with Giant Robots: Addictive!

Film Shorts

Milking It

Farmageddon and the War on Small Farms

Food and Drink


Pitch-Perfect Plates, Whatever They Are


Comics Corner

Bringing SDCC to the Folks Back Home

American Gothic

Donald Ray Pollock's Lurid The Devil All the Time

Dirty Deeds

Chasing Aphrodite: The Complete Scandals of the Getty Museum

Unpacking Filter

It's a Release Party!

I, Anonymous

I Love Television

I Love Television™

Terrorists? Prepare to Get Terrorized!


Obama: No Guarantees Social Security Checks Will Go Out If the Debt-Ceiling Deal Doesn't Go Through

It's Happening Tonight!

The I, Anonymous Blog Quote o' the Day!

Chasing Aphrodite

SL Letter of the Day: Suggested Reading

The Prids - "Waste Our Time" (Video)

Authors Reflect on Borders Closing

Space Cat Friday!

Central Shifts Gears (Still No Bros Allowed)

It's Happening Tonight!

It's Happening Tonight!

Crew Work Late To Tear Down Timbers' Flimsy Foundation

Wu is Out!

Meet the Contestants: Bryce Black, Becky Ross (and Miss Trinidad-and-Tobago)

This Is What We Should Have Sent Ezra To

Good Morning News!

An Unrelated But Adorable Photo

Doctor Who Saves Hitler?!? SCREW YOU, WHO!!!

Wu News: Yes, He Gets a Pension. No, No One's Saying He's a Furry.

Bob Dylan's Grandson Spits Some FIre

The NFL Lockout is Over!

Let's Make Things Very Uncomfortable for Sarah Mirk

Major Study Shows Racist Outcomes of Measure 11

The I, Anonymous Blog Quote o' the Day!

Good Morning News!

Sarah Palin Uses Big Word, Astonishes Nation

What Kind of Footwear Should I Wear to a Foot Fetish Night?

12-Year-Old Boy Taken Hostage by Guy with a Rock

Portland vs. West Bromwich Albion — High-Pitched Live Blog Action

Mississippi Flea & Alley 33

IPRC Certificate Program Info Session

"You Sunk My (Alien) Battleship!"

Al Franken Takes on the Bearers of False Witness

Woods at the Doug Fir (No, Not the Woods)

Portland's First Permitted Skate Race Hits Tabor

Hold Still, Ryan Gosling is Going to Hammer This Bullet Into Your Skull

SL Letter of the Day: Love vs. Being In Love

Bad News for People Who Send Letters

Students Sue School District Where Justin Aaberg Was Bullied to Death

Good Morning, News!

Unknown Mortal Orchestra — "Ffunny Ffrends" (Video)

The Pearl District Summer Sale Starts Today!

I Don't Care If You've Seen These Already.

Dan's New Threat to Rick Santorum!

Not at Comic-Con? We've Got You Covered.

ComiCon Dispatch: Portlanders Win Awards, Sign Autographs for Can-Can Girls

Ezra Ace Caraeff: Welcome to the Discomfort Zone

On Portland Playhouse's Move and Oregon Arts Watch

Portland vs. Independiente—High-Pitched Live Blog Acción

Win Tickets to Thurston Moore and Kurt Vile!

Amy Winehouse Found Dead in Her Home

Golden Rule to Close?

Good Morning, News!

It's Happening Tonight!

In Case You Didn't Hear Me The First Time

Somebody Buy Me a Ticket to New York City

Suspect Caught in Oslo Massacre—He Doesn't Like Muslims, Loves Guns

Text Messages from the Massacre

Teen Comedies from the '90s KILL IT

Brass Tacks Sandwiches is Now Open

Ladies and Gentlemen, the Worst Sentence of 2011

Trenched: The Mercury Review Now Exists

Photo Slideshow: The Nerd Tattoos of ComiCon

That'll Do, Talking Racist Dennis Miller Doll. That'll Do.

The Nordic Fashion Biennale

Cover Art

My Bark Will Go On

Help Me Decipher This Cryptic Public Art, Please

Discomfort Zone: Where I Fear to Tread

Mums the Word on Amy Winehouse Autopsy; "Violent Death" a Possibility?

Can Last Thursday Actually Be Contained?

Captain America and Friends with Benefits, Reviewed!

Reading Tonight: Donald Ray Pollock

It's Happening Tonight!

Win Tickets to Fucked Up!

Fox News Fails to Use the C-Word to Describe the Norway Shooter

USPS to Close Almost 4,000 Post Offices?

Fruit Bats Bring the Art of the Music Video into the 21st Century

It's 1AM and David Wu is Not Resigning

Cover Your Eyes

It's Worth Knowing More About Dion DiMucci

I Saw Jimmy Buffet's Flip Flop

Good Morning, News!

The Purple Rain Sing Out

Important Murakami News!

As Might Be Expected, the New Björk/Michel Gondry Video Is Odd, Cool

New Mixtape from White Rainbow

Woo Hoo! We'll be Voting on Who Will Replace Wu

SL Letter of the Day: Pity Fucking Around

ComiCon Dispatch: Painting Batgirl with Joelle Jones

"What the hell is wrong with you people?"

The I, Anonymous Blog Quote o' the Day!

Good Match-Day, News! Move-Making Portland Seeks A New Sort Of Streak At Columbus

SL Letter Of the Day: The Female Orgasm

This Week's Mercury Music Section

Don't Ask, Don't Tell is Dead

Shhhh, It's the Quiet Music Festival

This is What it Looks Like When a Backhoe Meets Satyricon

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

Detective Dee Trailer; Ninja, Stop Kicking that Goat!

Could a Republican Win David Wu's Seat?

Space Raccoon Punches Anime Lawyer: Ultimate Marvel Vs Capcom 3 Confirmed

Go See I Am Secretly An Important Man

Another Anti-Gay Assault Reported Downtown

Introducing Stay Calm

Big-Ass Sandwiches Introduces "Harry Plopper and the Chamber of Meats"

SL Letter of the Day: My Little Sister

Sold Out

The Mississippi Flea

One Day at a Time

The Week in Review

New Column!

Savage Love

Lady Ejaculate


Of Captains and Kings

Meet Timbers All-Star Cap'n Jack Jewsbury!