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Oct. 11 - 17, 2012

Vol. 13, No. 21
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Jeff Soto


Clash of the Cabbies

Plan to Add Permits Divides Portland's Taxi Drivers, Sparks Claims of Racism

Sexual Politics

The Sexism Tax

Stinging Lawsuit

Occupier in Iconic Pepper-Spray Photo Sues the Cops

In Other News

Hall Monitor

Sam Adams Gets It Right


On Her Own Terms

Corin Tucker Redefines Mom Rock

Runnin' Down a Dream

Alexis Gideon's Art-Opera-Movie Thing

Lost and Found

The Stunning Story of Rodriguez

It Ain't Easy

Woods' New-Old Ways

Not Fade Away

Living with Bob Dylan's Ghost

Up & Coming

This Week's Music Previews

Movies & TV

Best Hostage Crisis Ever!

Argo Rocks, and Ben Affleck Does Too


Martin McDonagh's Seven Psychopaths Might Have Some Issues. Also, It's Great!

There Will Be Concussions

Kevin James Takes a Beating, Keeps on Teaching

Reel Big Fest

Reel Music: A Whole Lotta Music Documentaries

Don't Speak

Taking Wuthering Heights to a Darker, Wetter Place

When AIDS Was Young

AIDS Activists Still Inspire in How to Survive a Plague.

Different Folks

Latin American Film Fest Shines Through Music

I'm Going Out

Twenty Years Later

Film Shorts

In Which We Hit It and Quit It

The Proficient Sinister

Taking Care of Haunted-House Business

Food and Drink

The High Art of Surrender

Preview Dinner and Follow-Up with Ración


Mother of the Planet

Margaret Cho on Stand-up, Mother, and Playing Kim Jong-il


Sex, Death, and Richard Nixon

May We Be Forgiven's Bizarro-World Midlife Crisis

Of Ronins and Jabberwockys

Mark Z. Danielewski's The Fifty Year Sword Is an Odd One

Theater & Performance

Four More Years

Third Rail's That Hopey Changey Thing


Sexing up Wordstock

Portland's Little Book Fair Is Growing Up

Sex Advice from The Stranger

Hookup Tips from How to Be a Person

Wordstock for Writers

Learn How to Stalk an Editor without Getting Arrested

A Whole New Theme

Parsing the Wordstock Schedule

Locals Only:

It's a Portland-y Year at Wordstock

I Love Television

I Love Television™

Trilogy of Terror

I, Anonymous

A Shitty Date


Judge's Ruling: Cops Must Fork Over Info on Occupy

Wolf's Apothecary

This Week's Mercury Music Section

Wordstock 2012

Stupid, Stupid Corgi: The Hot Dog

Judge Declares Operating a "Disco Trike" is Free Speech

Masked "Mob" Gets All Smashy-Smashy on Hawthorne

For the Love of All That's Holy: PLEASE REGISTER TO VOTE

BREAKING UPDATE: Police Union No Longer Endorsing Jefferson Smith

The End Of The World!!! (Panel)

Guess Which Presidential Candidate Is Making the Most from Military Donations?

Can We Agree that Airlines Aren't "Locavores"?

Souchi's 10th

With Less Than a Month Left, It's Time for the Right to Go Full-on Racist

Sweet Debate Tweets!

Avenge Us, Uterus!

End Hits Jazzy Jazz News!

Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel

SL Letter of the Day: Nonmonogamous Blues

Tonight in Music

Kiss That Casino Goodbye: Wood Village Casino Measure Calls off Campaign

As Seen in the All-Ages Dance Club Window Display

The I, Anonymous Blog Quote o' the Day!

Cibo: Photo Recap

The Jefferson Smith "How Do You Feel Today" Poll

Tonight in Music

Saturday Market Should Always Be This Boozy

Late-Breaking Books Event: "Truth or Fiction"

Watch the Prezzy Debate with the Mercury—TONIGHT!

Good Morning News!

G.I. Joe—Drone Operator: "We Probably Got Him!"

National Book Award Finalists Announced

DOJ Fallout: Cops Restore Mental Health Unit, Tighten Taser, Deadly Force Policies

Jim Lehrer's Second Chance

"Joe Biden Was Right to Laugh"

Wieden + Kennedy 12

Obama Will Be President of 7-Eleven This Year

In a Serious Blow to the Obama Campaign, Lindsay Lohan Has Endorsed Mitt Romney

Occupy the Courts! Cops Aren't Handing Over Records

Mitt Romney Brought Every Mitt Romney He Could to the Debate, and President Obama Destroyed Them All

The People Have Spoken: MORE BOAT COP!

Good Morning, News!

A.M. Homes: The Unlikeliest Girl Scout Troop Leader

This Week's Mercury Film Section

Win Tickets to HUMP 2012!


Mope Grooves Are Not Safe for Work but Good for Your Ears

Tonight in Music

Good Morning, News!

SL Letter of the Day: Sex Worker vs. Waitress

State Says Portland's P Club Definitely Discriminated Against Transgender Customers

Tonight in Music

Gaaaaaaa! Lady Gaga Is Coming

Local Model Roundup!

Learning Things for Free: The Curiosity Club's Upcoming Curriculum

Photos from Monday's Justin Bieber Show


Occupy Portland Wins Right to Jury Trials—Will Dismissals Follow?

World's Shortest Freefall Record... BROKEN!

Funkytown Is Leaving Town

Misleading Anti-Marijuana Measure Billboard Forced Down

Tasty Burger Alert: Ate-Oh-Ate

First Five Minutes of American Horror Story

Good Morning, News!

The Walking Dead Chitty-Chat Club!

Street Nights' Glorious New Vid, and Farewell to Dan Wilson

Amputees! Here's Your Big Chance to be in Game of Thrones!

"Leave the Women to Me"

Design Crush

Last Night's Debate: Songified

For the First Time in 10 Years, Portland Might Get More Taxis

SL Letter of the Day: Word of Mouth

Bill Clinton Explains Mitt Romney's Tax Plan

Youth Pastor Watch

"I want to be blunt. We should not be fighting about equal pay for equal work and access to birth control in 2012. These issues were resolved years ago until the Republicans brought them back."

Boat Cop in: Boat Cop vs. the Sucky WW Article

Scalzi's Smart Take on Gawker vs. Reddit

Come Watch Joe Biden's Ridiculous Hairplugs Argue With Paul Ryan's Ridiculous Ears!

So I Watched a Couple of Episodes of Revolution on Hulu

Tonight in Music

Here's a New Trailer for Django Unchained. Good Day.

Video: Brainstorm - "Flat Earth"

It's Happening Tonight!

Good Morning, News!

The Demimonde/Sarah Seven Block Party

Bushel and Peck Set to Charm the Pants Off MLK

Presented Without Comment

KATU Poll: Small Bump in Hales' Lead Over Smith—Arts Tax Not Looking Good

Kickstarting The Goon Movie

Outward Bound: Commercial Astoria

It's Happening Tonight!

It's Happening Tonight!

"Jesus and the Huge Asshole"

Blogtown's Poster of the Week

Snoop, Hot Pockets, and the Greatest Musical Moment of 2012

Monday Music Videos

SL Letter of the Day: Plunge In

Join the Mercury and The Stranger Tomorrow for a Wordstock After Party!

Good Morning News!

The I, Anonymous Blog Quote o' the Day!

Joe Biden Beat the Shit Out of the Brains of the Republican Party, and He Did It for You

Ancient Argo-tifacts!

Racist Pro-Israel Ad to Run on TrIMet

"Poets Slam Wordstock" at Wordstock's Opening Night

Ración Photo Recap

Mitt Romney Exploits Fallen Navy SEAL, Navy SEAL's Mom and Best Friend Call Romney On It


Win Tickets to First Aid Kit

Red Bull Stratos Jump - IMPROVED AUDIO

HUMP! More Film Submissions Than Ever Before!

SL Letter of the Day: Girl Seeking Girl

Friday Night Lights' Creator SLAMS Romney for Stealing

Watch Glenn Beck Call Mitt Romney the Next Abraham Lincoln

City Finds Bike Boxes May Actually Increase Crashes

Meet Bill

Mitt Romney Says People in America Don't Die Because They Don't Have Health Insurance

FASHIONxt in Review

Oh My God, Look at Their Freaky Fashion: Die Antwoord vs. Lady Gaga in "Fatty Boom Boom"

Cocktail of the Week Premiere: The Cafe Racer

Feds: More Time Needed for Portland Police Reforms

Sold Out

FASHIONxt and Déjà Vu

One Day at a Time

The Week in Review

New Column!

I, Anonymous Blog


Presidential Smack Down

Weird Beards. Right.

The Rise of Apes

Equality, My Arse

Dumping on Grandma

PSA to Coffee Shop Patrons

Girl You So Shady

New Cell Phone Blues

Dogs at the Restaurant/Bar

Yuppy Migrator

It's MY Way on the Highway

No On 80

In Sickness AND in Health

Move Over

North Albina PIGS

Yes I AM Registered to Vote

It Was I

Savage Love

Choice Words