Print Edition for the week of
Dec. 29 - Jan. 4, 2012

Vol. 12, No. 32
Robbie Augspurger


Set It and Forget It!

The 2011 News Stories You've Already Forgotten About.


The Best New Year's Ever

Our Guide to the Best Parties in Town

Up & Coming

Highlights in Music the Week of December 29-January 4

Movies & TV

My 14 Favorite Movies of 2011

Why My Favorites? Because I Work at a Newspaper and You Don’t

Film Shorts

In Which We Hit It and Quit It

Geek Out

The 2011 Mercury Videogame Awards

Food and Drink

The Year in Eating and Drinking

A Roundup of My 2011 Favorites

Visual Art

2011 in Art

All the Years That 2011 Was, According to Art


Read Local

The Best Portland Book Releases of 2011

Theater & Performance

2011: Onstage


2011: The Year in Poorly Made Predictions

Did Our Predictions for 2011 Come True? (Spoiler Alert: No.)


Good Morning, News!

Mercury's Arthole Weekly Winner!

Film Criticism Is the World's Most Useless Profession

New Santorum Bumper Sticker Already Out

How I Feel About the Van Halen Reunion Tour

Good Morning News!

Wait. So I Won't Ever Get to Go on the Jaws Ride?

Too Funny

Reading the Mayor's Homophobic Voicemails, So You Don't Have To

Oregonian to CRC: Git 'er Done in 2012

Local35 to Close

Pancake Breakfast Sing About the City Where You Live

Iowa Voters: Fewer Batshit Republicans, Teabaggers, Reactionaries, and Anti-Gay Bigots Than the Coverage of the Caucuses Might Lead You to Believe

Blazers vs. Nuggets - Hot Live Blog Action

Today in Hollywood's Stupid, Stupid Ideas: Bridesmaids 2, Not Starring Kristen Wiig

The Most Torrented Movies of 2011

Watch the Season Premiere of Portlandia Online, If You Want (I Don't)

When the Cat Takes Off Its Sunglasses...

Rick Santorum: The Pied Piper of Fecal Matter

Good Morning, News!

Obama Wins!

Meet Your Skate-a-Roke Skaters

Will New Oversight on Portland Cops' Use of Force Be Effective?

Good Morning, News!

New Game Simulates Physically Disabled Romance (Sorta). Thoughts?

Can I Still Like Kelly Clarkson?

Good Morning, News!

Tonight in Music

Lord of the Rings Pub Quiz

It's Happening Tonight!

Snoop Dogg Co-Hosts The Price is Right

Obama to Name Consumer Protection Chief While Congress Is Out of Town

Floating World's 2011 Bestsellers

SL Letter of the Day: The Best Laid Plans

SL Letter of the Day: How'd I Miss That?

SL Letter of the Day: Sex Advice That Works

Last Night's Celebrity Wife Swap: Busey vs. Haggard!

The I, Anonymous Blog Quote o' the Day!

This Week's Mercury Music Section

New Company Alert! Introducing Surprise Party Theater

Occupy Hosting "Legislative Action Forum'

Sold Out

The Best of 2011 Style

One Day at a Time

The Best of One Day at a Time

The Year in Review

New Column!

I, Anonymous Blog

Savage Love

Love Hate Relationship

I, Anonymous