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

Love Hurts

Blue Valentine: An Autopsy of a Marriage

Nowhere Fast

Familiar Ground in Sofia Coppola's Somewhere

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

"Pornland" Reputation Built on Speculation.

Lookbook Shots From Pendleton's The Portland Collection

Michelangelo Signorile Attempts to Reason With Palin-Worshipping Moron

This Week's Mercury Music Section

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

The Health Care Debate: Crossing Ever Deeper Into the Extreme

Brandon Roy to Have Surgery on Both Knees

Jersey Shore - It's "Good" Again!

Good Morning, News!

Michael Chabon Weighs In on the Mark Twain Whitewashing Issue

Another Peek into the Editorial Process

It's Happening Tonight!

Let's Rename the Rose Garden!

Government Takes Jackass Teabaggy Comic Book Retailer's Guns Away

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

The Most Dramatic Videogame Review Ever!

Sarah Palin: Troll

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

Blazer Mania at Compound Gallery

McMenamins Crystal Hotel Announces Opening


It's Happening Tonight!

City Settles Car Crash Suit Against Officer in Aaron Campbell Shooting

No Charge for Driver Who Accidentally Killed Toddler

Celebrity Round-Up!

Good Morning, News!

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

SL Letter of the Day: Peace On The Side

Jurassic Park Slowed Down

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


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

Today in Fashion: Good News and Bad News

Natalie Portman Totally Thinks I'm Hilarious

Cart Compass PDX/BarBird

A Valentine's Day Treat for the Haters.

Win Tickets to Grindhouse's Maniac

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

Blazers vs. Nets - Hot Live Blog Action

Good Afternoon, Television!

Bomb Found Along Spokane MLK Parade Route

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

Good Morning News!

Good Morning, News!

Hippies Go Home!

Good Morning, News!

Frug Yeah!

If Oregon is Pakistan, Mississippi is Bangladesh.

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

It's Happening Tonight!

Speaking of Idiot Sarah Palin and Her Idiot Mouth

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

It's the Julian Assange Coloring Book!

Iran vs. Valentine's Day

SL Letter of the Day: A Less Unhappily Married Woman

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

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

Menomena Video Casting Call Today!

Meet the Absolute WORST MOM IN THE WORLD

It's Happening Tonight!

It's Happening Tonight!

SL Letter of the Day: In a Word

Good Morning News!

New Bills Roundup: Freeing Homebrew From the Home

Happy Birthday from Schmitty the Asshole Weather Dog

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

Is Vancouver, WA, Gayer than Portland?

Mortal Kombat: Rebirth Goes Web Series (UPDATE)

Born This Way

Joe Lieberman to Retire?

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

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

Marcus Camby Partially Tears Meniscus

Zombies are Hard to Headshot

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

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

Monogamy Is Natural

The Cover of this Week's Stranger

. ? Or . ?

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

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

Duncan the Wonder Dog Now Available as Digital Download

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


Pavement on Ace of Cakes

World of Warcraft: Now With 20% More Nazis!

Holy Half-Off, Batman!

Anti-Gay Religious Attitudes Create Gay Families

Ted Wheeler's New Belt Buckle

Science? This Time You've Gone Too Far!

Blazers vs. Timberwolves - Hot Live Blog Action

Maximus Marathon Poetry Reading Begins Today


Eeew, Who Brought the Hufflepuff?

For Once, Something Good Happens on Buffy's Brithday

Sarah Palin Breathes...

Ang Lee Nearly Created a Giant Hulk Robot

Here Are Those X-Men Babies You Ordered!

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

Bike and Pedestrian Projects Create More Jobs Per Dollar

HELP WANTED: Mercury Sales Team!

New Bills Roundup: Curbing MAX Crime With Classical Music

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

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

Mixed Verdict in Alleged Blow Pony Gay Bashing

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

The Battle Hymn of the Sarah Palin Republic

The Final Solution to the Conservative Problem

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

The 1st Annual Perfect Pickle

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

Adding Insult to Grievous Injury

Now Playing on a Tucson

This Is Not a Good Idea

You Decide if it's Funny!

Required Viewing: The Tea Party's True Colors

Here is Your 2011 Coachella Lineup

Today in Justin Bieber

Sold Out

One Day at a Time

The Week in Review

New Column!

Savage Love & Sex

Savage Love

Share and Share Alike


Halfway to Nowhere

The Portland Trail Blazers Mid-Season Report