Print Edition for the week of
Oct. 20 - 26, 2011

Vol. 12, No. 22
Suji Allen // CSA Illustration


Occupy Portland: So Now What?

The Occupiers Have a Soapbox—So Use It

"Understandably Upset"

Business Interests Line up Against Old Town Camp

A Call for Help

What's Behind the Recent Rise in Suicide Rates?

In Other News

Costume Controversy

At Buckman Magnet School, "Equity" Trumps Halloween

Hall Monitor

Jefferson Smith Likes It "Weird"

In the Shadows

Blinded by the Art


Sunrise, Sunset

Barreling Toward the Horizon with the War on Drugs

Down to the East

The Felice Brothers Shall Be Released

Like Rolling Thunder

Fruit Bats Keep on Truckin'

Up & Coming

Highlights in Music the Week of October 20-26

Movies & TV

Everything Falls Apart

Take Shelter: Fun for the Whole Family!

This Is a Test

Johnny English: Go Ahead. Try to Make It Through All 101 Minutes.

Paranormal Reactivity

Paranormal Activity 3: Still Scary!

Geek Out

Rest in Peace

Film Shorts

In Which We Hit It and Quit It

Food and Drink

In the Japanese Style

Wafu Excels at Noodles and Small Plates


Boom Town

NPR's Steve Inskeep Takes on Urban Growth in Instant City

Theater & Performance

No One-Trick Moose

Tom Green's 20 years of DIY Innovation Lead Him Back to Stand-Up

Figuring out Freedom

Gem of the Ocean Tackles the Rifts of the Civil War

Affirmative Action

Casting Women in Glengarry Glen Ross

Itching, Scratching, Discharge

Third Rail Takes Aim at their Audience with The Pain and the Itch.


The Hidden Cost of Cops

Want to Know Which Police Officers Get Sued the Most? Good Luck.

I, Anonymous


Hard Knocks: Portland Bouncer Company Top Flyte Involved in Multiple Lawsuits

Tonight in Music

Book Porn: Chip Kidd Shows Off Murakami's 1Q84

Rick Perry Doesn't Quite Believe in President Obama's Birth Certificate

Cart Confusion

This Week's Mercury Music Section

Occupy George: Stamp Your Money

Tonight: Center for Tactical Magic at PSU

Coming Up at Occupy Portland!

Here's That Phantom Menace 3D Trailer You Haven't Been Waiting For

Finally, a Green Lantern You Can Enjoy

Michael Winslow is Back! (Boy, is He Ever!)

It's Almost as Though They Had an Agenda

Win Manchester Orchestra Tickets!

Old Town Neighbors Plan Summit With Homeless Campers, City Officials

The Whole World Is Watching

Two Arrested at Occupy Portland

Dog Tuesday: Rin Tin Tin and Bobby the Oregon Wonder Dog

Tonight in Music

Check Yo Ponytail Hits Portland Tonight

Here's Your Halloween Costume: Chief Big Wood

It's Happening Tonight!

BREAKING: Occupy Portland Might Set Its Own Deadline for Departure

Portland Cocktail Week (And Ticket Giveaway!)

Nixon Night

"If they want to lose, this is the game for losers."

Good Morning News!

Occupy Portland: NOW What are the Commenters Saying?

MC Hammer's New Search Engine; And Yes, You Can Touch This

Sexism Doesn't Sell

The I, Anonymous Blog Quote o' the Day!

Mormons in Space Visit a Space Casino in Space with a Monkey In a Robot Dog Costume: The Movie Gets a Writer

Tonight in Music

Gaddafi Reported Dead as Hometown of Sirte Falls

It's Happening Tonight!

SL Letter of the Day: My Husband's Collection

Wanna See My Lizard?

It's Happening Tonight!

It's Happening Tonight!

The I, Anonymous Blog Quote o' the Day!

Randy Leonard on Occupy Portland: "I Don't Feel the Compulsion to Say There Needs to Be an End to This."

SL Letter of the Day: Who's the Slave?

Timbers Eliminated From Playoffs With One Match Remaining

SL Letter of the Day: Been There, Survived That

The Debut of Portland Garment Factory's HouseLine

Mayor Sam Adams Lays it Down: He's In No Hurry to Clear Tents from Downtown

Would You Take Political Advice from This Man?

Timbers Stand Together, Honor Their Own

Good Morning, News!

Occupy Portland: We Care About the Parks, Too!

Reading Tonight: Colson Whitehead. Plus: Book Giveaway!

Occupy Portland: Mayoral Candidates Agree Disagree That City Should Boot the Protest

A Hollywood Vintage Halloween

Military Recruitment Meets its Match

An Art Film Audience Soundboard

The Red Fang Air-Guitar Battle for World Domination

Video: Wild Flag - "Electric Band"

Video: Sapient - "Inglorious Days"

Update on Gun-Toting Occupier

Halloween Hauntings

Hey Sexy Pants! Win Tickets to HUMP!

The Second Annual Haunt Designer Sample Sale

Blackwater: The Cynical Profiteering Videogame

Roller Derby Weekend: Guys 'n' Gals Version

Good Morning News!

Rick Santorum, Small Government Conservative

William Shatner Wants to Wish You a Good Morning

Big Union/Occupy Portland March Today!

Good Morning, May I Ruin Your Day?

How Dare This Woman Fight for What She Believes In?

Occupy Portland to the (TV) Media: Stop Obsessing Over Every Little "Incident" at the Camp

The I, Anonymous Blog Quote o' the Day!

Good Morning News!

New Mitt Romney Ad Shivs Rick Perry In the Ribs

Tonight in Books: "NPR's Steve Inskeep," Steven Pinker, and a Star Wars Signing

Tonight in Music

Here's Your Dog's Halloween Costume: "Tank Dog"

Occupy Portland Sewage Scene

Herman Cain, Choicer

Legal Costs in Frashour Arbitration Set to Rise Again

Philly Has An Army Behind It As Timbers Stand On Last Leg

That's Your Halloween Costume: Super Creepy Gynecologist

Comic: What You Need for Winter Biking

Robo Taco

Here's Your Halloween Costume: "Señor Taco"

Mercury's Arthole Weekly Winner!

Bunk Sandwiches, Downtown Edition

Portland Police Officer Arrested in Vancouver on Three Felony Counts

The Best Twitter Feed of the 24th Century

The Guild Public House to Close

Neil Steinberg on Occupy Wall Street


Entertainment for People Addition: Blake Nelson

Henry Rollins, Takin' Pictures, Signin' Books

Roller Derby Weekend Wrap-Up

Dark Souls: The Mercury Review Now Exists

Good Morning, News!

A Treasury of Herman Cain Music Videos

Important News for Your Face

Q&A: What the Hell is Going on With TriMet's Budget?

It's Happening Tonight!

First Friday at Aequanimitas

"The Scenarios We See Are the Canaries in the Coal Mine"

Good Morning, News!

Edgar Wright Has Some Halloween Movies for You

A Sneaky Peek at Once Upon a Time

Salmon Victory! Watch This Dam Blow Up at Noon

Project Runway Wrap Up!

The Walking Dead Chitty-Chat Club!

The Lizard Lounge Warehouse Sale

I Like Any Video Entitled, "LSD Fail"...

SL Letter of the Day: Touchy

SL Letter of the Day: Pain Slutting Around

Tear Gas, Take Me Away!


The City Left Me a Trick or Treat Bucket

Occupy the Pearl? As in, Jamison Square?

"White People Being Awful"

Frank Cassano's "Blogtown in Review"

Fictional Troll Trap Becomes Real Troll Trap

Nerdist Live @ The Aladdin

Blitzen Trapper on Fallon

Good Morning, News!

Tonight in Music

Small Anti-Racism Campaign Goes Big

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

DVD Roundup: Tarantino! Adventure Time! Malick! Jurassic Park!

Sold Out

Modern Butterfly and HouseLine

One Day at a Time

The Week in Review

New Column!

Savage Love

Obvious Assholery

I Love Television

I Love Television™

Happily Never After