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

Daddy Issues

Reincarnation and Rock 'n' Roll

Geek Out

(Another) Nintendo Classic

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

Pandora Wants to Give You a Free Concert

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

R. Kelly's Love Letter Cruise

SL Letter of the Day: The Monogamish Closet

The Rock > Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Update on Jonathan Toubin

The Woods to Potentially Close Its Doors in January

Hey Hipster! The IFC Network Wants YOU!

Smokey and Woodsy Under House GOP Fire

Portland Benefit for Jonathan Toubin Announced


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

It's Happening Tonight!

Nostalgia Overload: New Dead Memories Portland Calendar

Portland Citydweller Pop Quiz

Tonight in Music

And the First Edgefield Show of 2012 Is...

This Week's Mercury Music Section

Santorum Spells It Out

I Still Want Legos

Witch Doctor Signing Tonight

The AV Club's 10 Best Comedy Albums

Hand Eye Supply's Curiosity Club Alumni Party

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

Grand Opening: Zebra Club and ROAD

Newsflash: Wealthy White Man Rails Against Political Correctness

Mitt Romney Can't Catch a Break

Breaking: Brandon Roy to Retire

Good Morning, News!

Newt Gingrich Proudly Defends Marriage from People Like Newt Gingrich

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

Here's Video of Blitzen Trapper on Letterman

ACLU Pushed to Remove Fences at Schrunk Plaza

Twitter Chatter: Should I Follow This Person?

Rick Perry Finally Makes (More) Sense

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

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

Rick Perry's Brokeback

And Now Some Interesting Facts About Pepper Spray

Good Morning, News!

Parks Releases Ugly, Uglier, and Ugliest Budget Cuts

Portland Business Alliance Endorses Eileen Brady

Tonight in Music

American Horror Story Chitty-Chat Club!

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

Hot Mitt-on-Newt Violence

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

Tonight in Music

IDOM to Close... and Reopen

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

Mitt's Weak-Sauce Attack Ad

Good Morning News!

Sexual Politics News of the Week Roundup

Adam Arnold's Damn It's Cold Sale!

Occupy Portland Packs Council Hearing on Police Accountabilty

Oh What the Fuck Is This

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

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

Stop-Motion Indiana Jones? YES.

The Spike TV Video Game Awards Were Terrible

Crazy Mickey Just Got Out-Crazied!

White Album Christmas

Tonight in Music

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

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

Details on Occupy's Planned Port Shutdown

R.I.P. Russell Hoban

Hangover Helper Video

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

Good Morning, News!

Jerry Robinson, Creator of the Joker, Dead at 89

Louis CK Gets Animated (Taiwanese-Style)

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

What Kind of Sociopath Would Remake That Movie?

Wild Flag on Letterman

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

The I, Anonymous Blog Quote o' the Day!

Unexpectedly, Bastion Is Now On Chrome

Mercury's Arthole Weekly Winner!

Good Morning News!

School of Rock Benefits PDX Pop Now!

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

It's Happening Tonight!

Bill O'Reilly Is an Umbrella-Wielding Wuss

Nonprofit Works With Transgender Kids—Long Before Puberty

Occupy Rallies 500 at Port, Two Terminals Shut Down

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

Half Pint: It's A Good Time for Boots

New Men in Black 3 Trailer!

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

Taking Fat Fancy to The Next Level

The Method Gun Added to

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

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

Delays at Bamboo NW

Andrew Sullivan Endorses Ron Paul

It's Happening Tonight!

Vanessa Veselka on Trying to Unionize Amazon

Good Morning News!

The I, Anonymous Blog Quote o' the Day!

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

Siljan, The Accessories

Good Morning, News!

What The Hell Atari?

Trailer for Laika's ParaNorman

21 Helmets

It's Happening Tonight!

Trailer Time! Sacha Baron Cohen's The Dictator

Here's That Autobot Ukelele You Ordered!

SL Letter of the Day: My Brother's Creeper

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

The I, Anonymous Blog Quote o' the Day!

Taxi Crashes Into Jupiter Hotel, Seriously Injuring Sleeping Guest

Bringing up Baby at the Hollywood

The Portland Trail Blazers Sign Kurt Thomas

Jonathan Toubin Injured in Jupiter Hotel Crash

It's Happening Tonight!

Reading Tonight: Patricia Cornwell

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

Troutdale Strikes Gold!

Lowe's Commenters Make Oregonian Commenters Look Like Commie Pinkos

Sold Out

One Day at a Time

The Week in Review

New Column!

Savage Love & Sex

Savage Love

Fanning Old Flames

I Love Television

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