Print Edition for the week of
Nov. 26 - Dec. 2, 2009

Vol. 10, No. 27
Jen Hill

Things To Do

My, What A Busy Week!

A heaping side of Busy Weeks and gravy.

News

A Line in the Sand

Police Commissioner Suspends Cop; Union Goes Ape

Fat Chance

Laurelhurst Neighbors Protest Planned Strip Club

Hall Monitor

Groundbreaker, Lovetaker

CRC in the Crosshairs

Quiet Metro Idea Could Kill the Big Bridge

Too Close to the Sun?

Portland Mulls Nonprofit Media Startup

In Other News

Music

I Still Love You (Only Slightly Less than I Used To)

The Dramatic Decline of Steven Patrick Morrissey

With a Lot of Help from My Friends

Vic Chesnutt's Creative Renaissance

Blue Planet

Mattress' Dystopian Torch Songs

Strange and Forgotten Sounds from Haiti

Alan Lomax's Lost Tapes

Up & Coming

Film

None More Black

The Road in Print vs. The Road Onscreen

The Giving Twee

Of Foxes in Corduroy and Wes Anderson's Shtick

Almost Famous

Bronson: The Return of the Ol' Ultraviolence

Diminishing Returns

Red Cliff: John Woo's Back in Action

Truth in Advertising

Ninja Assassin: He's a Ninja! Who Assassinates!

Waaaaaah! We're Old!

John Travolta and Robin Williams Refuse to Die

Film Shorts

Film Shorts

This Week on Television

I'm Staying Home

Our Friend the Ninja

Food and Drink

Not Africa

Afrique Bistro's Promise and Carelessness

Visual Art

Audio/Visual

Playing Glass as an Instrument in Transference

Books

Too Much Happiness

A New Collection from Alice Munro

Pop and Circumstance

Chuck Klosterman's Uneven Latest, Eating the Dinosaur

Theater

The Lying Kind

Feature

WORST... THANKSGIVING... EVER!

Mercury Readers Share their Most Disastrous and Disgusting Turkey Day Memories