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

Project Runway Wrap Up!

Louis CK on George Carlin

Mott the Hoople Documentary

Fallout: Nuka Break Gets The Web Series Treatment

PDX Parking Director Ellis McCoy Resigns

Holy Womb Elephants!

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

Good Morning News!

Today's Voodoo Doughnut Traffic Report

Nerdlebrities Weigh in on the Star Wars Blu-rays

Slavery The Game Is Apparently A Thing (Maybe?)

The I, Anonymous Blog Quote o' the Day!

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

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

SL Letter of the Day: Pretty Little Hippie

Congressman Joe Walsh Not Doing His Job

Watch the Moon with Your Fancypants On

MGM Grand

Happy Labor Day!

It's Happening Tonight!

It's Happening Tonight!

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

A Rare Opportunity to Watch the Unfettered Market in Action

Tonight: First Thursday

Horrible Thing Replaces Horrible Thing

Good Morning News!

Today's Voodoo Doughnut Traffic Report

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

The I, Anonymous Blog Quote o' the Day!

Drive: Holy Shit

Good Morning News!

BREAKING: Anti-Gay Megachurch Moving to SE Portland

Today in Ultra-Violent Catfights

Stop Motion Jonny Quest!

Tonight in Music

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

Frank Cassano's "Blogtown in Review"

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

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

License Bicycle Riders!

PBR Must Die

It Gets Better for County Commissioners, Too

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

Mars Hill Church Cancels First Day of Services

Covet's Gone, But Not Gone Gone

Mountain Light Lownsdale: The Making of A Boot

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

Graph Friday: Part Two

HUMP! Submission Deadline October 7!

Free KEXP Shows at MusicFestNW

SL Letter of the Day: Straight Up Ex-Lesbian

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


Stupid, Stupid Baby: More Sand?

Ron Paul Attacks Rick Perry

Iconic, Brawny Firemen Quench SW Portland Fire

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

Portlandia... Now in a Mall Near You

'BURB WATCH: Labor Day Weekend Edition!

Local Author Patrick deWitt Makes Booker Shortlist

Introducing the Mercury's TBA:2011 Blog!

Donald Trump Thinks Dick Cheney Isn't Very Classy

More Info on Six Teens Shot in North Portland Last Night

Books Are Dead, Long Live Books

Planet Bling

In Germany, Senior Citizens Love Graffiti

If Bill Clinton Was a Mensch

Kitten Terrorizm Hits PDX

Labor Day Video Break

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

Prepare to be EYE BONED!

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

Sex + Esplanade = SEXPLANADE!

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

Big Turnout to Support Office of Equity

Photos from Dress/Undress

Good Morning News!

Somebody Get that Zombie Something to Bite On Already

Forty-Six Seconds From the New The Thing

Who's Funding Islamaphobia in America?

Take Bike Sharing on a Test Ride!

Perky Eunuchs

Wild Flag - "Romance" (Video)

FRONT Dance Journal Launches Tonight

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

Move Over, "Werewolf Bar Mitzvah"!

Kids' Koncerns Korner: The Happy Meal

This Week's Mercury Film Section

Embarrassing, Embarrassing Dad: The Seal

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

It's Happening Tonight!

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

City Finds Homes for Homeless... Geese

The I, Anonymous Blog Quote o' the Day!

Good Morning, News!

Good Morning, News!

This Week's Mercury Music Section

Young People Are Driving Less

It's Happening Tonight!

Some Men Just Want to Watch the World Burn*

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

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

Sold Out

Abrahams & Duffy

One Day at a Time

The Week in Review

New Column!

Savage Love

Twisted Words

I Love Television


Game ON!