Print Edition for the week of
Feb. 17 - 23, 2011

Vol. 11, No. 39
Derek Ballard


Three New Reasons to Oppose the CRC

More Proof That the Big I-5 Bridge Is a Money Pit

Moving Violation

Chasse Cop Dinged in Road-Rage Spat

Hall Monitor

You've Heard This Before

Kindling for Conflict

Talking About the Future of Books with Laid-Off Powell's Employees

In Other News


Let's Move to the Country

The Decemberists Strip Down to Move Forward

The Laws of Evolution

Rabbits' Savage, Snarling Sound

The Winter of Our Disc Content

Gang of Four's Conflicted Comeback Album

Up & Coming

Noteworthy shows the week of February 17-23.

Movies & TV

Awesome, as Always

Unknown: Another Movie Starring Liam Neeson, Professional Badass

Teen Alienation

I Am Number Four: Better Than it Should Be!

Modesty Blasé

The Milquetoast Humility of Cedar Rapids

'Toon Time

Animation Shines in the Oscar-Nominated Shorts

Wingnutty Professors

I Am Feeling Much Better Now

Film Shorts

In Which We Hit It and Quit It

Geek Out

Crossover Event

The Laziest Minstrel

Big Momma's Back. Again.

Food and Drink

Jucy Lucy

Lucy's Original: When You Really Want a Cheeseburger


Q&A: Karen Russell

The Author Talks About Her New Novel Swamplandia!

Q&A: Aaron Renier

Unsinkable Walker Bean Creator on His Inspirations

Theater & Performance

Culture Clash

The Miracle Theatre Tackles Tolstoy. In Spanish.



I, Anonymous


Teacher Bad-Mouths Students on Blog, Hilarity/Sadness Ensues

Finally! A Beautiful Chest with Zero Distance!!

Good Morning News!

An Actually Good Article About "Bikes vs. Cars"

I Demand a Battlestar Galactica Roller Coaster in Portland

Name This Band: "Tuxedo Shirts for Everyone" Edition

Do You Know Your Local Art Spaces?


Hot Damn, They Actually Got Shane Black to Make Iron Man 3

City Targets Cabaret, Says Strip Club is a Danger to Public Safety

Life Goes by So Fast... Oh, and by the Way, YOU'RE DEAD!!

New Bill Would Let Police Shut Down "Problem Bars" (And Fast)

Overheard in the Office

Help Me Decide What to Do With Sam Adams' Tie

What the Wisconsin Governor Said When He Thought He Was Talking to a Koch

Congrats, Savage Lovers

Fall Fashion Week: Just The Important Parts

Let's Play What's Your Derby Name!

Here's Your New Thor Trailer, Nerds!

No More Mr. Professional Athlete

Attention Wonks! Oregon Census Data Out!

Sweden Attempts to Recreate the Solar System, Fails Miserably

Good Morning, News!

THE BIEBER BEAT: Justin Loses 80,000 Twitter Followers... PANIC!!

This Week's Mercury Music Section

LIVE BLOG! At Sam Adams' State of the City Speech

Five-Year-Old Goes, Girl!

John Scalzi's Old Man's War—Soon to be a Wolfgang Peterson Joint

Never Good News

Thune Out

Good Morning, News!

Coffee Vs. Meat Worldwide

A Good Kinks Movie

Shrugging at the Atlas Shrugged Preview, Finding Alternatives To Borders, and A Really Great Announcement

No Case Yet, but Fraud Complaint by PGE Park Gadfly Under Review

ALERT! Your Hero and Mine—GEORGE TAKEI—Is Currently in Portland

Blazers vs. Hornets - Hot Live Blog Action

Blogtown vs. Slogtown

Beck's War on Google

Nau/Lizard Lounge Warehouse Sale This Week

The Secret Love Lives of Noses

Non-Existent RoboCop Statue Feeds the Hungry

Here's What Will Happen If We Cut Birth Control Funding in Oregon

Boke Bowl/Oba

Leonard Maltin and Mike Tyson on the Oscars!

Britney Spears vs. Garfunkel & Oates

Hey Google Hotpot, Thanks for the Free Shows from the Thermals, Red Fang, Dandy Warhols, & More

Longer Transfers on TriMet? Maaaaaybe...

Extreme Rain Linked to Global Warming

PIFF After Dark Starts Tonight with Rubber

Yet Another Okay-Sounding TV Series to Shoot in Portland

Vote for the Most So-So President!

Angry Birds: The Cake!

Every Child Deserves a Mother and a Father

Good Afternoon, Escalator News!

This Is How Close We All Came to Dying. Horribly.

Fixing Three Bad Places for Bikes and Pedestrians

Here is Why Cutting Birth Control Funding is a Very Bad Idea

It Gets Better: The Book

Overheard in the Mercury Offices

TV Has It's New Wonder Woman (Whether You Like it or Not)

Neil Young's After the Gold Rush, Zuma, and Ragged Glory: Tonight!

Santorum Goes International

Six-Story Senior Development Slated for SE Ankeny

Your New Metro Councilor: Barbara Roberts!

Today in Unnecessary and Vaguely Insulting Instructions

The Great Teabaggy Hope?

A-Hole Astronauts Bring Alien Killer Rats to Earth; Apparently They Eat Toddlers

"Women's Healthcare is Under Attack! What Do We Do? Stand Up, Fight Back!"

A Win for Obama's Health Care Law

Target: No Longer Donating to Homophobes!

The Map of Metal

Dead Island: The Best Zombie Game Trailer Since That Last One

And What Did Link Get For His Birthday? An Insanely Huge Painting!

The Great Gatsby For NES

Tonight in Music

New Trailer for Fanboy Wankery: The Movie

Timbers Blogger Needed!

Postscript on the Mayor's State of the City Speech

Tradepocalypse Now

Be Safe

Download Radiohead's New Album... Now!!!

I Would Like Hesher to Be My Friend.

Good Morning, News!


Darth Bieber

It's Happening Tonight!

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

WSJ: All Single Men Are Spoiled Manbabies

Happy (slightly belated) Birthday Link!

Inside the New and Improved Ground Kontrol

The Best Ever Drag Queen Book Signing

Good Morning, Questionable Sex Appeal

No Sign of Snow Yet, but Mayor Postpones Hearing on JTTF

Good Morning, News!

Today in Mumblecore: Lena Dunham, Greta Gerwig, and Cold Weather

This Week's Mercury Letters, Plus: "Detachable Penis": Still Relevant?

Frank Cassano's "Blogtown in Review"

Today in Mos Def's Twitter Feed is Funny

It's a Bar! It's a Bike! It's in Bend.

Grand Jury Clears Gresham Cops in Death of Veteran

For Your Consideration

Yay! Bieber Finds A Fan Creepier than Me!

Ke$ha Puts Up (Half) a Three Goggle

Good Morning News!

Obama Says DOMA is Unconstitutional

I, Anonymous: Smartphone War of the Sexes

Portlandia Recap: Carrie's Friends Edition

DJ Caruso to Direct Preacher

Marvel Vs. Capcom 3: The Trailers Are Made Of Smiles

Design Group to CRC: Please Don't Choose the Ugly Bridge

Let's All Laugh as Justin Bieber is Riddled With Bullets

Please Trade for Gerald Wallace

BUMPED! NBA Tradeageddon!

It's Happening Tonight!

This Was Inevitable.

Sold Out

Sir Lukas

One Day at a Time

The Week in Review

New Column!

Savage Love

Safety Valve

I Love Television

I Love Television™

A Very Special Episode