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.

Good Morning, News!

Free Weed: We Blew It

Cop Shooting Suspect Booked, Mayor Applauds Police "Heroism"

An Alternate Superhero Costume for Sam Adams

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

Tipping the Maid

He Will Love You Violently

Getting Married? Don't Buy Her This Ring.

Dead Freeways Across America

BREAKING: Two Police Officers Shot in Southeast

Tonight's Nightmare Today: A Sex Poll

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

How to Annoy Your Portland Grocery Clerk

Tweed Ride is Tomorrow!

It Gets Better: Michael Cunningham

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

Blazers vs. Bobcats - Hot Live Blog Action

SLLOTD: Anger Mismanagement Issues

Leprechaun: It's Out of the Crate

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

Tonight in Music

Neil Diamond: The Bang Years

Gwyneth Paltrow Ruins Sex for Everyone, Forever

Tonight: First Thursday

The Governor Brings Tidings: CRC Construction in 2013?

Mike DeStefano: An Appreciation

This Week's Mercury Music Section

The Food Dude's Reader Survey

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

Shot Cop Expected to Make Full Recovery


Model Gets Tit Snake Bit

Dear Universal: Please Make Guillermo Happy Again

EEEEEEEEE! A New Game of Thrones Trailer!

SLLOTD: Not My Best Work

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

Somewhere Kathy Griffin Is Masturbating Furiously to This Clip

Rick Santorum on Being Reaganesque

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

Comedy Is OK: C'est La Vegan

Super Trailer: "SHUT UP, CRIME!"

Here Are Some Game of Thrones Pictures, Nerds!

Your Daily Blazer: Taking My Tears to South Beach

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

Photos of Awesome Costumes from Emerald City ComiCon

It's Happening Tonight!

Plastic Wrapping is Bananas

Michael Showalter Wants to Be the Neil Young of Dave Eggerses

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

Curious If You're Fertile, Guys?

Overheard in the Office

Mike Mignola - Tonight!

Pork Rebranding

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

Win Tickets to see Damien Jurado and Viva Voce

It's Happening Tonight!

Ask an Abortion Provider!

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

Nerd Watch: Emerald City Edition

The New Kind of Hate Mail

Your Perfect Family

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

Vote on Joint Terrorism Task Force Delayed Again

Your (Second) Daily Recommended Dosage Of Wu-Tang

"In God We Trust"


Comedy This Weekend + Viral Video of the Week

Have You Hugged Your Murloc Today?

SL Letter of the Day: Everything But

Criminal of The Week

Hello? Is it Me You're Looking For?

The State of the Arts in Portland

Which Countries Are the Best for Women? NOT US.

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

New Details in Police Shooting; Suspect Arraigned

How Much Is That Piñata in the Window?

Zach Galifianakis SNL Promos are Better than SNL

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

Savage Love Letter of the Day: The Third Way

Five Times Faster, Five Times Most Furiouser!

French Disco Returns! Two New Videos from Yelle

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

Six Mini-Urban Renewal Districts?

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

Born This Way Blog

Good Morning News!

Good Morning, News!

Absurd Plastic Wrapped Object of the Day: QFC Potatoes

It's Happening Tonight!

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

"CharIie" Sheen Twitter Account—FAKE!

Yes, Even the Mayor Has to Sit Through Jury Duty

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

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

Nerd Watch: Emerald City Edition (Part II)

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

KGW Admits it Screwed Up in Anti-Tax Reporting

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

Spreading Around Portland's Urban Renewal Dollars

Introducing "Samdroid"

Frank Cassano's "Blogtown in Review"

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

That's My Grandpa!

Jimmy Fallon as Charlie Sheen as Perfection

Submissions for the Mercury Fashion Show Due Monday!

An Interview With the Poop-Seat Bus Driver!

Internet Comments Minus Anonymity Aren't Very Interesting

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

Good Morning, News!

Good Morning News!

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

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

Listen to the New Song from Alela Diane

Rocco's Pizza Closes After 18 Years

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

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

Council to Consider Outside Review of Police Shootings

Good Morning, News!

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

Charlie Sheen 1, Roger Ebert Zip

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

Earl Blumenauer Talks About his Bike Commute

Gawker Traffic Way Down Since the Redesign

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

Put a Weird on It: Soap

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

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

Mike Huckabee Goes After... Natalie Portman?

Please Buy Me This: The Wu-Tang Bath Mat

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

Where Are Portland's Grocery Stores?

Guantanamo. Forever.

Stumptown Cold Brew: First Taste

Sold Out

Van Spijker

One Day at a Time

The Week in Review

New Column!

Savage Love

Straight Rights Watch

I Love Television

I Love Television™

Ten MORE Reasons to Dislike Miley Cyrus