Print Edition for the week of
Sep. 1 - 7, 2011

Vol. 12, No. 15
Nicolle Clemetson


Art vs. Vandalism

Police Target Gallery for Hosting Street Art Show

Gay by Gay

The Constitutional Push for Same-Sex Marriage in Oregon is Hedging its Bets

Life on the Border

Conflicting Immigration Policy Leaves Locals in Limbo

Hall Monitor

Guns and Gadflies

In Other News


Radio Silence

Does Portland Need Hard-Rock Radio?

Brass Tacks and Silver Linings

The Vibrations of Big Black Cloud

Motivational Thuggery

The Return of Young Jeezy

Emerald City Groove

From the Screen to the Stage with Wheedle's Groove

Up & Coming

Highlights in music the week of September 1-7.

Movies & TV

Angry Nurse

Point Blank: Thanks for the Badass Movie, France!

High School
(Docu-) Drama

Dramatizing History in The Adults in the Room

Mission FUBAR

Helen Mirren Settles The Debt

Geek Out

Revolution Resurrection

Film Shorts

In Which We Hit It and Quit It

Food and Drink

A Tavern in Name Only

The Bent Brick Explores Bar Food for Rich Folks


On the Couch

Analyzing Arbus in An Emergency in Slow Motion

Rites of Passage

Coming of Age with Cartoonist Tessa Brunton

Funnybook News

Changes Good and Bad in Portland's Comic Book Scene

Sloppy Seconds

The Leftovers: Tom Perrotta Can Do Better

Apartheid Adolescence

Coming of Age in South Africa in The Dubious Salvation of Jack V.

Theater & Performance


Pedophiles and Alien Abduction in Mysterious Skin


Books without Borders

My Life at the World's Dumbest Bookstore Chain

I, Anonymous


Bridge Life, Revealed!


Deus Ex: Human Revolution: The Mercury Review Now Exists

Ron Paul Attacks Rick Perry

Stupid, Stupid Baby: More Sand?


Holy Womb Elephants!

PDX Parking Director Ellis McCoy Resigns

Fallout: Nuka Break Gets The Web Series Treatment

I Don't Like It When The People I Actually Live With Use The Toilets In My House

SL Letter of the Day: Straight Up Ex-Lesbian

Iconic, Brawny Firemen Quench SW Portland Fire

Mott the Hoople Documentary

Louis CK on George Carlin

Project Runway Wrap Up!

Young People Are Driving Less

This Week's Mercury Music Section

HUMP! Submission Deadline October 7!

Graph Friday: Part Two

T-Mobile CEO to Employees: Don't Worry, We'll Shove This Thing Through Somehow

Good Morning, News!

Review: Rock Of Ages (It's Like A Smart Marble Madness)

Stupid, Stupid Baby: It's Called a VAGINA, You IDIOT!

Mountain Light Lownsdale: The Making of A Boot

Covet's Gone, But Not Gone Gone

Free KEXP Shows at MusicFestNW

Some Men Just Want to Watch the World Burn*

It's Happening Tonight!

Glass Candy - "Warm in the Winter" / "Beautiful Object"

It's Happening Tonight!

This Is the Best Spam Email I've Ever Received.

Mars Hill Church Cancels First Day of Services

Hey Hey! It's the MAX's 25th Birthday!

It Gets Better for County Commissioners, Too

Embarrassing, Embarrassing Dad: The Seal

Good Morning, News!

The I, Anonymous Blog Quote o' the Day!

PBR Must Die

License Bicycle Riders!

Microsoft Sued for Collecting Data Even After Users Tell Microsoft to Stop Collecting Data

City Finds Homes for Homeless... Geese

BREAKING: Anti-Gay Megachurch Moving to SE Portland

Kids' Koncerns Korner: The Happy Meal

Move Over, "Werewolf Bar Mitzvah"!

Christian Singing Group at a State University Votes to Kick Gay Singer Out

Minecraft 1.8 Gets A Trailer (And I Still Don't Get It)

Frank Cassano's "Blogtown in Review"

Hey Look! It's Two Portland-Made Bike Guides

FRONT Dance Journal Launches Tonight

Wild Flag - "Romance" (Video)

This Week's Mercury Film Section

Tonight in Music

Stop Motion Jonny Quest!

Today in Ultra-Violent Catfights

Today's Voodoo Doughnut Traffic Report

Good Morning News!

Perky Eunuchs

Take Bike Sharing on a Test Ride!

Who's Funding Islamaphobia in America?

Horrible Thing Replaces Horrible Thing

Good Morning News!

Drive: Holy Shit

Forty-Six Seconds From the New The Thing

Somebody Get that Zombie Something to Bite On Already

Good Morning News!

The I, Anonymous Blog Quote o' the Day!

Reading Tonight: An Emergency in Slow Motion: The Inner Life of Diane Arbus

A Rare Opportunity to Watch the Unfettered Market in Action

Today's I, Anonymous Blog Quote o' the Day!

It's Happening Tonight!

Photos from Dress/Undress

Big Turnout to Support Office of Equity

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

It's Happening Tonight!

Happy Labor Day!

Tonight: First Thursday

Sex + Esplanade = SEXPLANADE!

HTML Giant Takes on "Magic: The Gathering as Literature"

Prepare to be EYE BONED!

Books Are Dead, Long Live Books

Watch the Moon with Your Fancypants On

Congressman Joe Walsh Not Doing His Job

SL Letter of the Day: Pretty Little Hippie

Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks - "Tigers" (Video)

Labor Day Video Break

Kitten Terrorizm Hits PDX

"Don't Allow the Religious Right to Define All People of Faith": Open Letter from Rev. Chuck Currie

Oregon State's New Mascot Cut From Timber Joey's Cloth?

MGM Grand

If Bill Clinton Was a Mensch

In Germany, Senior Citizens Love Graffiti

Planet Bling

'BURB WATCH: Labor Day Weekend Edition!

Portlandia... Now in a Mall Near You

The I, Anonymous Blog Quote o' the Day!

Slavery The Game Is Apparently A Thing (Maybe?)

Nerdlebrities Weigh in on the Star Wars Blu-rays

SL Letter of the Day: Post-Traumatic Sex In Order

More Info on Six Teens Shot in North Portland Last Night

Donald Trump Thinks Dick Cheney Isn't Very Classy

Today's Voodoo Doughnut Traffic Report

Good Morning News!

SL Letter of the Day: A Friendly Amendment to CPOS Rule

Introducing the Mercury's TBA:2011 Blog!

Local Author Patrick deWitt Makes Booker Shortlist

Sold Out

Abrahams & Duffy

One Day at a Time

The Week in Review

New Column!

Savage Love & Sex

Savage Love

Twisted Words

I Love Television


Game ON!