Print Edition for the week of
Mar. 3 - 9, 2011

Vol. 11, No. 41
Brecht Vandenbroucke


Almost Within Reach

Another Agency Sides with Dismissed Cop Trying to Get Badge Back

Just Deserts

How to Lure Grocery Stores to Portland's Foodless Neighborhoods

Beautiful Burden

Will Plans for Washington High Fall Through... Again?

Hall Monitor

Waiting for Blumenauer?

The Hand Lets Go

Aid for Homeless Portlanders Running Dry

In Other News


To Hell with the Devil

A Secular Guide to Stryper

Makeshift Gears, Grinding Gracefully

Fury, Ghosts, and Kelli Schaefer

To Hell with God

Deicide Lampoon the Lord Above

French Invasion

Revolver Guns for America

Up & Coming

Highlights in music the week of March 3-9

Movies & TV

Fate Accomplice

The Adjustment Bureau Is The Notebook with Better Haberdashery

High Plains Lizard

Rango Isn't for Kids—Or You Either

Girls to the Front

Highlights of This Year's POW Fest

Beastly, Indeed

A Cautionary Tale About Terrible Tween Movies

Cultural Mobilization

Carbon Nation Declares War on Climate Change.

Shadow Play

Vanishing on 7th Street: B-grade Actors Chewing the Scenery. In the Dark.

Death by Plastic

Bag It: Hey, Agitprop That Isn't Terrible!

Film Shorts

In Which We Hit It and Quit It

Food and Drink

Dreadful Sorry, Clementine

Southern Hospitality and Low Prices Aren't Enough


Thousands of Characters, but Only Three Cars

The Creator of Hellboy on Building a World from Spare Parts and Fairy Tales

Small Press, Big Reading

Future Tense and Bookslut Present Jamie Iredell and Mike Young

Emerald City Comicon

(Hey, It's Closer than San Diego!)

Theater & Performance

One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest

PCS Takes on Kesey, Again


The 25th Annual Northwest Creation Conference

A Mercury writer and artist take a field trip.

I, Anonymous

Cold Hard Truth


Hey, Nerds, Here's Some Game of Thrones Footage.

The State of the Arts in Portland

Hello? Is it Me You're Looking For?

Good Morning, News!

SL Letter of the Day: Everything But

Getting Married? Don't Buy Her This Ring.

He Will Love You Violently

Criminal of The Week

IT'S A HUGE DAY IN NERD TOWN, NERDS! George R. R. Martin's A Dance with Dragons Has a Release Date!

Have You Hugged Your Murloc Today?

Comedy This Weekend + Viral Video of the Week

Tipping the Maid

Twenty Years Ago Today, a Man in L.A. Grabbed His Camera...

An Alternate Superhero Costume for Sam Adams

Cop Shooting Suspect Booked, Mayor Applauds Police "Heroism"

Free Weed: We Blew It

Which Countries Are the Best for Women? NOT US.

Mike Huckabee Goes After... Natalie Portman?

"In God We Trust"

Re: My Giddy, Geeky Enthusiasm for Ridley Scott's Prometheus (Plus Other Nerdery-Related Matters)

Your (Second) Daily Recommended Dosage Of Wu-Tang

Vote on Joint Terrorism Task Force Delayed Again

Spoiler Alert: Andy Rooney Doesn't Like E-Books

Your Perfect Family

Put a Weird on It: Soap

Stumptown Cold Brew: First Taste

I'm Having Fun Watching New Yorkers Fight About Bikes.

Where Are Portland's Grocery Stores?

The New Kind of Hate Mail

Nerd Watch: Emerald City Edition

Guantanamo. Forever.


Portland Trail Blazers Sign Coach Nate McMillan to a Two Year Extension

Please Buy Me This: The Wu-Tang Bath Mat

THE BIEBER BEAT: First the Hair... Now a Pedo-stache??

Charlie Sheen 1, Roger Ebert Zip

Overheard in the Office

Good Morning, News!

Good Afternoon, I'm Getting Tired of You Charlie Sheen

Ask an Abortion Provider!

Yes, You Really Do Care About the State of the Arts

Win Tickets to see Damien Jurado and Viva Voce

Council to Consider Outside Review of Police Shootings

Opening Tonight: Ilyas Ahmed's The Endless Intermission at Nationale

It's Happening Tonight!

Gawker Traffic Way Down Since the Redesign

Rocco's Pizza Update: Not Closed for "Reipears"

Pork Rebranding

Mike Mignola - Tonight!

Earl Blumenauer Talks About his Bike Commute

Hollywood Really Wants to Figure Out How That Goose Is Laying Those Eggs

Here Are Some Game of Thrones Pictures, Nerds!

Rocco's Pizza Closes After 18 Years

Listen to the New Song from Alela Diane

Your Daily Blazer: Taking My Tears to South Beach

The Hunger Games Movie Gets Off on the Wrong, Underfed Foot

Curious If You're Fertile, Guys?

Arizona State Legislature Provides Comfort and Aid to Future Jared Lee Loughners

A Very Good Reason Not to Enroll at the University of Lincoln

Plastic Wrapping is Bananas

Good Morning News!

Good Morning, News!

Michael Showalter Wants to Be the Neil Young of Dave Eggerses

Let's Play "Find the Mistake" in this Week's Mercury!

It's Happening Tonight!

Photos of Awesome Costumes from Emerald City ComiCon

New Study: Bike Plan Will Save Portland Nearly $600 Million in Healthcare Costs

3D Star Wars: The Phantom Menace to Be Released Next Year

Are You Surprised? Thursday's JTTF Hearing is Officially Canceled

EEEEEEEEE! A New Game of Thrones Trailer!

Internet Comments Minus Anonymity Aren't Very Interesting

An Interview With the Poop-Seat Bus Driver!

SLLOTD: Not My Best Work

Jimmy Fallon as Charlie Sheen as Perfection

Dear Universal: Please Make Guillermo Happy Again

Super Trailer: "SHUT UP, CRIME!"

Submissions for the Mercury Fashion Show Due Monday!

Win Tickets to Eight Diagram Pole Fighter and The Bastard Swordsman!

That's My Grandpa!

The Oregonian Tackles the House Show Menace That is Plaguing the City of Portland

Comedy Is OK: C'est La Vegan

Frank Cassano's "Blogtown in Review"

Rick Santorum on Being Reaganesque

Somewhere Kathy Griffin Is Masturbating Furiously to This Clip

Shot Cop Expected to Make Full Recovery

Tron: Uprising Trailer…and WAIT! It's Actually GOOD!

Today's Nostalgia Blast: Campbell Whyte's 8-bit Dreams

This Week's Mercury Music Section

Introducing "Samdroid"

Spreading Around Portland's Urban Renewal Dollars

The Food Dude's Reader Survey

KGW Admits it Screwed Up in Anti-Tax Reporting

Mike DeStefano: An Appreciation

The Governor Brings Tidings: CRC Construction in 2013?

Randy Leonard on the JTTF Deal: Don't Worry About How Long It's Taking

Model Gets Tit Snake Bit

Hope You Weren't Looking Forward to Guillermo del Toro's At the Mountains of Madness!

Nerd Watch: Emerald City Edition (Part II)

Allowing Undocumented Immigrant Kids to Pay In-State Tuition Makes the State Money


Gwyneth Paltrow Ruins Sex for Everyone, Forever

Eddard Stark Is Not Fucking Around. (Pssst! Here's a Game of Thrones Trailer, Nerds!)

Neil Diamond: The Bang Years

Tonight in Music

Born This Way Blog

Leprechaun: It's Out of the Crate

Yes, Even the Mayor Has to Sit Through Jury Duty

"CharIie" Sheen Twitter Account—FAKE!

"His" Bakery — Portland's Most Enlightened Baked Goods Emporium

It's Happening Tonight!

SLLOTD: Anger Mismanagement Issues

Blazers vs. Bobcats - Hot Live Blog Action

Hey, You! Buy Me a Game of Thrones T-Shirt!

Tonight: First Thursday

Absurd Plastic Wrapped Object of the Day: QFC Potatoes

Good Morning, News!

Good Morning News!

SLLOTD: Here's To You Some Advice For You, Mrs. Robinson

Watch America's Best Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 Players Throw Down Live, Right Now

How Much Is That Piñata in the Window?

It Gets Better: Michael Cunningham

Tweed Ride is Tomorrow!

Zach Galifianakis SNL Promos are Better than SNL

Wait a Goddamn Second... "Cumshot" is so TOO a Word!!

New Details in Police Shooting; Suspect Arraigned

Six Mini-Urban Renewal Districts?

How to Annoy Your Portland Grocery Clerk

French Disco Returns! Two New Videos from Yelle

Tonight's Nightmare Today: A Sex Poll

BREAKING: Two Police Officers Shot in Southeast

House Passes Bill to Let Cities Say, "Slow Down!"

Dead Freeways Across America

Five Times Faster, Five Times Most Furiouser!

Savage Love Letter of the Day: The Third Way

Sold Out

Van Spijker

One Day at a Time

The Week in Review

New Column!

Savage Love & Sex

Savage Love

Straight Rights Watch

I Love Television

I Love Television™

Ten MORE Reasons to Dislike Miley Cyrus