Print Edition for the week of
Jan. 13 - 19, 2011

Vol. 11, No. 34 Tripper Dungan


"You Arab, I Know Your Kind."

Police Search for Suspect in Hate Crime Punchout

Death Behind a Dumpster

In the Heart of a Tourist Neighborhood, a Homeless Man Freezes to Death

Knock, Knock... You're Dead

Transcripts Reveal How "Routine" Police Call Turned into Fatal Shooting

Hall Monitor

Hey, Sam: Just Declare, Already

In the Shadows

Prepare for the Apocalypse!

In Other News


Rise and Shine

The Head and the Heart Are Well on Their Way

Two's a Company

The Midwestern Chill of Peter Wolf Crier

Crocodile Rock

Crocodiles Wanna Kill You

Never Trust a Punk

Therapists Don't Give a Fuck

Up & Coming

This Week's Noteworthy Shows

Movies & TV

Green Zone

The Green Hornet: Less than the Sum of Its Parts

Nowhere Fast

Familiar Ground in Sofia Coppola's Somewhere

Love Hurts

Blue Valentine: An Autopsy of a Marriage

So Gay

And Not in the Good Way in The Dilemma

Warts and All

Lemmy: an Aging Warhorse

Everything You Wanted to Know About Rabbit Hole

Sorry About the Spoilers—I'm High on Ketamine

Shadowy Men on a Samurai Planet

Seeing Double with Kurosawa's Kagemusha

I'm Going Out

What Is It? I Dunno!

Film Shorts

In Which We Hit It and Quit It

Food and Drink

Behind Central's Curtain

The Password Is: Don't Be an Asshole.

Visual Art

Two Israels

Two Photographers, Two Perspectives on Israel


The Rainbow Connection

Chasin' Rainbows and Fightin' Frost Giants with Thor: The Mighty Avenger

Jacques Tardi, Repackaged

A New Edition of The Extraordinary Adventures of Adele Blanc-Sec

Theater & Performance

Deep-Fried Cliché

Tracy Letts' Superior Donuts


Another New Reading Series Enters the Fray

I Love Television

I Love Television™

Not My Idol

I, Anonymous

The Grand Plan


Most Superior Donuts in Portland

Michelangelo Signorile Attempts to Reason With Palin-Worshipping Moron

Let's Rename the Rose Garden!

It's Happening Tonight!

Another Peek into the Editorial Process

Brandon Roy to Have Surgery on Both Knees

The Health Care Debate: Crossing Ever Deeper Into the Extreme

Gay Teenager Bullied At School Commits Suicide, School's Anti-Bullying Program Does Not Cover Anti-Gay Bullying

Required Viewing: The Tea Party's True Colors

You Decide if it's Funny!

This Is Not a Good Idea

The 1st Annual Perfect Pickle

The Final Solution to the Conservative Problem

The Battle Hymn of the Sarah Palin Republic

Mixed Verdict in Alleged Blow Pony Gay Bashing

"You can't even write racial abuse in excrement on someone's car without the politically correct brigade jumping down your throat."

Here Are Those X-Men Babies You Ordered!

Eeew, Who Brought the Hufflepuff?

Maximus Marathon Poetry Reading Begins Today

Blazers vs. Timberwolves - Hot Live Blog Action

Ted Wheeler's New Belt Buckle

Bike and Pedestrian Projects Create More Jobs Per Dollar

Got An iPad? Wanna Lose A Week Of Your Life? C'mere!

Duncan the Wonder Dog Now Available as Digital Download

The Cover of this Week's Stranger

Scenes From a Town Hall Meeting (on the Joint Terrorism Task Force)

"Sorry for slavery. We didn't mean to."

Anti-Gay Religious Attitudes Create Gay Families


Is Vancouver, WA, Gayer than Portland?

SL Letter of the Day: In a Word

Happy Birthday from Schmitty the Asshole Weather Dog

It's Happening Tonight!

Zombies are Hard to Headshot

Marcus Camby Partially Tears Meniscus

Born This Way

Mortal Kombat: Rebirth Goes Web Series (UPDATE)

Good Morning, News!

Crap. Guys... I've Been Handed Over to Satan!!

Meet the Absolute WORST MOM IN THE WORLD

Menomena Video Casting Call Today!

Gay Bashing on Trial: Court Finally Hears Both Sides of 2009 Blow Pony Scuffle

It's the Julian Assange Coloring Book!

New Bills Roundup: No to Phonebooks! Yes to Recycled Roads!

Speaking of Idiot Sarah Palin and Her Idiot Mouth

Anne Hathaway is Catwoman, Tom Hardy is Bane, and I Have Too Much Time on My Hands.

Good Morning News!

(Not So) Christmas DLC Dual Review: Fallout: New Vegas: Dead Money And Dead Rising 2: Case West

Bomb Found Along Spokane MLK Parade Route

Win Tickets to Grindhouse's Maniac

Cart Compass PDX/BarBird

Natalie Portman Totally Thinks I'm Hilarious

Good Morning, News!

Celebrity Round-Up!


Blazer Mania at Compound Gallery

Another Portland First? A Food Cart—Yes, the Whole Food Cart—Has Been Reported Stolen

The Most Dramatic Videogame Review Ever!

Online Comic Book Retailer on Giffords Shooting: "1 down, 534 to go."

Good Morning, News!

Jersey Shore - It's "Good" Again!

This Week's Mercury Music Section

Lookbook Shots From Pendleton's The Portland Collection

"Pornland" Reputation Built on Speculation.

Government Takes Jackass Teabaggy Comic Book Retailer's Guns Away

Michael Chabon Weighs In on the Mark Twain Whitewashing Issue

Bridgeport + World Cup Coffee = I Guess I Can Get Out Of Bed This Morning

Today in Things I Didn't Even Know to Wish For: 3-D Animated Chick Tracts!

Should Immigration Detention Center Be Built Next to a School in South Waterfront?

Video: Portlandia Premiere Q&A With Carrie Brownstein and Jonathan Krisel

Today in Justin Bieber

Here is Your 2011 Coachella Lineup

Now Playing on a Tucson

Adding Insult to Grievous Injury

Science? This Time You've Gone Too Far!


Oooohkay... I Guess Some Cats Just Don't Like Justin Bieber

New Bills Roundup: Curbing MAX Crime With Classical Music

HELP WANTED: Mercury Sales Team!

Ang Lee Nearly Created a Giant Hulk Robot

Sarah Palin Breathes...

For Once, Something Good Happens on Buffy's Brithday

Monogamy Is Natural

Holy Half-Off, Batman!

World of Warcraft: Now With 20% More Nazis!

Pavement on Ace of Cakes

Rep. Mitch Greenlick Responds to Controversial "No Babies on Bikes" Bill

What the World Needs Now Is a Pac-Man Reality TV Show

. ? Or . ?

At This Time in 2007, There Were 14 People Running for President

If This is How They Settle Traffic Disputes in Romania...

Joe Lieberman to Retire?

Gold Star: The Mercury's Web Comment of the Week!

New Bills Roundup: Freeing Homebrew From the Home

Good Morning News!

It's Happening Tonight!

SL Letter of the Day: A Less Unhappily Married Woman

Iran vs. Valentine's Day

It's Happening Tonight!

If Oregon is Pakistan, Mississippi is Bangladesh.

Frug Yeah!

Hippies Go Home!

The New Red Fang Album Has a Title, a Cover, and a Release Date

New Bills Roundup: "Arizona-Style" Immigration Laws in Oregon

Today in Fashion: Good News and Bad News

A Valentine's Day Treat for the Haters.


Holy Shit! This Is What It Looks Like Under the Morrison Bridge! (Wow That's Close to My Head!)

Good Morning, News!

Good Afternoon, Television!

Blazers vs. Nets - Hot Live Blog Action

It's Happening Tonight!

Sarah Palin: Troll

McMenamins Crystal Hotel Announces Opening

Eat—and Then Lose—Your Lunch: "Faces of Death" for Factory Workers!

Jurassic Park Slowed Down

SL Letter of the Day: Peace On The Side

No Charge for Driver Who Accidentally Killed Toddler

City Settles Car Crash Suit Against Officer in Aaron Campbell Shooting

Sold Out

One Day at a Time

The Week in Review

New Column!

Savage Love

Share and Share Alike


Halfway to Nowhere

The Portland Trail Blazers Mid-Season Report