Print Edition for the week of
Dec. 8 - 14, 2011

Vol. 12, No. 29
Hayden Wood


To Camp or Not to Camp

Booted From Another Park, Occupy Portland Debates on the Movement's Future

Bad Polluters, Better Neighbors?

One NW Factory Will Spew Less—What about the Rest of PDX?

"Now I'm in Control."

Q&A with Homeless Filmmaker Leo Rhodes

Hall Monitor

Police Oversight's Too Pricey

In Other News


Unknown Soldier

Cass McCombs' Song for Bradley Manning

Blossom World

Past, Present, and Papercuts

Sonic Connection

Christian Mistress Skips Self-Promotion

All Souls Are Aflame

Ocote Soul Sounds Ignite Body and Mind

Up & Coming

Highlights in Music the Week of December 8-14

Movies & TV

System Shock

Bullets, Brains, and Elite Squad

Have a Happy New Year!

By Not Watching This Crappy Movie

Geek Out

(Another) Nintendo Classic

Daddy Issues

Reincarnation and Rock 'n' Roll

Film Shorts

In Which We Hit It and Quit It

Ka-BOING! Goeth the Boner

The Sitter: Where Boners and Children Collide

Food and Drink

Chef Chew's Spinoff

Pok Pok Alum Brings Northern Thai to Sellwood


Life During Wartime

Ismet Prcic's Shards Is a Fractured Novel for a Fractured Life

Ting Tang Cthulhu Cthulhu Bing Bang

Do No Harm, Unless They're Monsters in Witch Doctor

Theater & Performance

'Tis the Season

Holiday Theater Season Is Upon Us


The Portland Mercury Holiday Wish List!

In Which We Ask You for Cool Stuff—and You Give It to Us!

I, Anonymous


Tonight in Music

R. Kelly's Love Letter Cruise

Nostalgia Overload: New Dead Memories Portland Calendar

It's Happening Tonight!

Listen to All of the Lower 48's Winning New Album

Hey Hipster! The IFC Network Wants YOU!

Update on Jonathan Toubin

The Rock > Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Here's Romney Super PAC's Anti-Gingrich Ad

Reading Tonight: Patricia Cornwell

It's Happening Tonight!

Taxi Crashes Into Jupiter Hotel, Seriously Injuring Sleeping Guest

With Drama Quieting Over Landlord Test Results, City Resumes Talks With Housing Agency

SL Letter of the Day: My Brother's Creeper

Trailer Time! Sacha Baron Cohen's The Dictator

Siljan, The Accessories

Nick Fish Unveils Plan for Small-Scale "Overnight Sleeping" Sites

It's Happening Tonight!

Delays at Bamboo NW

Sneak Peek at Secret Drum Band's Heather Treadway-Designed Stage Outfits

The Method Gun Added to

Good Morning, News!

Occupy Rallies 500 at Port, Two Terminals Shut Down

Nonprofit Works With Transgender Kids—Long Before Puberty

Good Morning News!

It's Happening Tonight!

Unexpectedly, Bastion Is Now On Chrome

The I, Anonymous Blog Quote o' the Day!

Taking Fat Fancy to The Next Level

Win Tickets to the Hollywood Theatre's All-Night Horror Marathon!

Human Baby vs. Yorkie Puppy: ON WHOM DO YOU WAGER??

The Occupy Portland T-shirts That Cost Close to $3,000

R.I.P. Russell Hoban

White Album Christmas

The Nation On the "Fracturing" of Occupy Wall Street: Depressing—But Required—Reading

Wild Flag on Letterman

Jerry Robinson, Creator of the Joker, Dead at 89

Good Morning, News!

"The Spirit Will Tell You Whether What You Are Wearing Is Appropriate or Not.”

The Nutcracker, in Review...Ok, This Is Not Really a Review (Sorry)

Crazy Mickey Just Got Out-Crazied!

The Spike TV Video Game Awards Were Terrible

Stop-Motion Indiana Jones? YES.

Occupy Portland Packs Council Hearing on Police Accountabilty

Sexual Politics News of the Week Roundup

Good Morning News!

ACLU Pushed to Remove Fences at Schrunk Plaza

American Horror Story Chitty-Chat Club!

Tonight in Music

Portland Business Alliance Endorses Eileen Brady

Rick Perry's Brokeback

Sean Hannity Thanks George W. Bush for Personally Killing Osama bin Laden This Year

Rick Perry Finally Makes (More) Sense

Mitt Romney Can't Catch a Break

Newsflash: Wealthy White Man Rails Against Political Correctness

The AV Club's 10 Best Comedy Albums

I Still Want Legos

Santorum Spells It Out

And the First Edgefield Show of 2012 Is...

Breaking: Brandon Roy to Retire

Portland Benefit for Jonathan Toubin Announced

Smokey and Woodsy Under House GOP Fire

SL Letter of the Day: The Monogamish Closet

The Woods to Potentially Close Its Doors in January

Recaps for Poor People: Best Christmases Ever on Community and Parks and Rec!

Pandora Wants to Give You a Free Concert

Portland Citydweller Pop Quiz


Bringing up Baby at the Hollywood

Here's That Autobot Ukelele You Ordered!

The I, Anonymous Blog Quote o' the Day!

It's Happening Tonight!

Lowe's Commenters Make Oregonian Commenters Look Like Commie Pinkos

Troutdale Strikes Gold!

Jonathan Toubin Injured in Jupiter Hotel Crash

The Portland Trail Blazers Sign Kurt Thomas

Hey Look, A New Arts Venue: "The Funhouse"

Andrew Sullivan Endorses Ron Paul

21 Helmets

Trailer for Laika's ParaNorman

What The Hell Atari?

The I, Anonymous Blog Quote o' the Day!

Good Morning News!

Vanessa Veselka on Trying to Unionize Amazon

Mercury's Arthole Weekly Winner!

We Bet You're Mildly Curious About... Grimm!

New Men in Black 3 Trailer!

Half Pint: It's A Good Time for Boots

Bill O'Reilly Is an Umbrella-Wielding Wuss

Is Calling Love Actually "a Perfect Film" a Fireable Offense?

School of Rock Benefits PDX Pop Now!

What Kind of Sociopath Would Remake That Movie?

Watch Mitt Romney Casually Bet a Fifth of the Median American Household Income

Louis CK Gets Animated (Taiwanese-Style)

Hangover Helper Video

Details on Occupy's Planned Port Shutdown

Former Marijuana User Newt Gingrich Proposed the Death Penalty for Trafficking Marijuana in 1996

Tonight in Music

Pioneer Place Money Saving Tip: Use Mercury as Toilet Paper!

Oh What the Fuck Is This

Mitt's Weak-Sauce Attack Ad

Adam Arnold's Damn It's Cold Sale!

IDOM to Close... and Reopen

Tonight in Music

Hot Mitt-on-Newt Violence

Judge Advances Trial in Campbell Shooting, but Peels Off Two Defendants

And Now Some Interesting Facts About Pepper Spray

Twitter Chatter: Should I Follow This Person?

Alamo Drafthouse's New Anti-Texting PSA... Starring Patton Oswalt!

Here's Video of Blitzen Trapper on Letterman

OccuPIE Follow Up: No One Got Hit in the Face With a Pie

Is This the Day the Rebuilding Begins for the Portland Trail Blazers?

Parks Releases Ugly, Uglier, and Ugliest Budget Cuts

Good Morning, News!

Hand Eye Supply's Curiosity Club Alumni Party

This Week's Mercury Music Section

Witch Doctor Signing Tonight

Tonight in Music

Newt Gingrich Proudly Defends Marriage from People Like Newt Gingrich

Good Morning, News!

Grand Opening: Zebra Club and ROAD

The Huff 'n Puff Days Are Over: Things That Happened on Last Night's Grimm

Sold Out

One Day at a Time

The Week in Review

New Column!

Savage Love

Fanning Old Flames

I Love Television

I Love Television™

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