Print Edition for the week of
Nov. 23 - 29, 2016

Vol. 17, No. 28
Janelle Hammerstrom


A Controversial Portland Cop Improperly Spied on Her Former Stepdaughter

That Should Have Been Grounds For Firing. It Wasn’t

Portland Cops Have Issues With Their New Crime Reporting Software

That Should Surprise No One

Hall Monitor—Eudaly Visits the Precinct

Portland’s Newest Commissioner is Making Some Bold Plays. Can She Keep It Up?


Castle’s Black Widows and Cauldron Bogs

The LA Trio’s New Record Welcome to the Graveyard Lets in a Sliver of Light

Fea Fights Fascism with Feminism

The San Antonio Chicana Punks Call for a Revolution

Floating Room’s Sunless Is Portland Gray Pop

The Band’s Debut Full-Length Reflects a Distorted Reality

Things to Do Music

Noteworthy Shows for the Week of November 23-29

Sneaker Wave

The Latest in Portland Hip-Hop

Movies & TV

Meet Me in Stars Hollow

My Mom, Gilmore Girls, and Me

In Praise of TV’s Smart Girls

Rory Gilmore and Our Hope for the Future

It’s Not Too Late to Watch Gilmore Girls!

Notes on Gilmore Girls, from a Gilmore Woman

Things To Do Film

This Week: Tampopo, Gremlins, and Doctor Who!

Allied Offers a Friendly Reminder: Don’t Marry Nazis

It’s Just Common Sense.

Crass Kringle

Bad Santa 2: Another So-So Sequel for Your Holiday Movie Rotation

She’s the Very First Eagle Huntress!

(Sort Of) (Not Really)

Moana: More Feminist Than Frozen

Need Hope for the Future? Look No Further.

Tom Ford Returns with Nocturnal Animals

And He Brought Some Sad White Rich People!

Warren Beatty's Rules Don’t Apply Is Kind of a Mess...

... But You Won’t Mind


Getting High with the Queen Kisser

Taking the World’s Greatest Flirt on Her First Weed Journey


Dollops of Wisdom

Get Through Your Trump Grief with These Essential Episodes of Dave Anthony and Gareth Reynolds’ History Podcast


Scrappy and Self-Aware

Anna Kendrick’s Scrappy Little Nobody Keeps it Real


The Mercury Staff’s Wish List of Holiday Gifts!

We Want It. So Give It to Us!


Jill Thompson, Jewel of the Comics Industry

With The True Amazon, She Gets Wonder Woman Right (Finally)

Lush Life

Beer: To Burger or Not to Burger

That is the question

Last Supper

Jacqueline Rises to the Top

A Seafood Joint That Hat Tips Wes Anderson? Why Not?

I, Anonymous


Testing Products (and Patience)

The New Rules for Testing Cannabis Concentrates Are Causing Headaches

Sold Out

Portland’s Pretty

Simpler Summer Times


Letters to the Editor

“Until People Realize They Have More Than Two Choices, This Idiocy Will Continue”

Savage Love & Sex

Savage Love

Eat Me

I’m Just Visiting

No Sleep ‘til Brooklyn