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

Beastly, Indeed

A Cautionary Tale About Terrible Tween Movies

Girls to the Front

Highlights of This Year's POW Fest

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


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

The New Kind of Hate Mail

Nerd Watch: Emerald City Edition


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

Tipping the Maid

An Alternate Superhero Costume for Sam Adams

Cop Shooting Suspect Booked, Mayor Applauds Police "Heroism"

Free Weed: We Blew It

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

How Much Is That Piñata in the Window?

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

Five Times Faster, Five Times Most Furiouser!

Savage Love Letter of the Day: The Third Way

Gwyneth Paltrow Ruins Sex for Everyone, Forever

Neil Diamond: The Bang Years

Tonight in Music

Leprechaun: It's Out of the Crate

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

Introducing "Samdroid"

Spreading Around Portland's Urban Renewal Dollars

KGW Admits it Screwed Up in Anti-Tax Reporting

SLLOTD: Not My Best Work

Dear Universal: Please Make Guillermo Happy Again

Super Trailer: "SHUT UP, CRIME!"

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

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

Good Morning News!

Good Morning, News!

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

It's Happening Tonight!

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

Pork Rebranding

Mike Mignola - Tonight!

Mike Huckabee Goes After... Natalie Portman?

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

Guantanamo. Forever.

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

Please Buy Me This: The Wu-Tang Bath Mat

Which Countries Are the Best for Women? NOT US.

The State of the Arts in Portland

Hello? Is it Me You're Looking For?

SL Letter of the Day: Everything But

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

It Gets Better: Michael Cunningham

Tweed Ride is Tomorrow!

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

Born This Way Blog

Yes, Even the Mayor Has to Sit Through Jury Duty

"CharIie" Sheen Twitter Account—FAKE!

It's Happening Tonight!

The Food Dude's Reader Survey

Mike DeStefano: An Appreciation

The Governor Brings Tidings: CRC Construction in 2013?

Model Gets Tit Snake Bit

Submissions for the Mercury Fashion Show Due Monday!

That's My Grandpa!

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

Frank Cassano's "Blogtown in Review"

Here Are Some Game of Thrones Pictures, Nerds!

Michael Showalter Wants to Be the Neil Young of Dave Eggerses

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

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

Charlie Sheen 1, Roger Ebert Zip

Good Morning, News!

Earl Blumenauer Talks About his Bike Commute

"In God We Trust"

Your (Second) Daily Recommended Dosage Of Wu-Tang

Vote on Joint Terrorism Task Force Delayed Again

Your Perfect Family

Good Morning, News!

Getting Married? Don't Buy Her This Ring.

He Will Love You Violently

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

Zach Galifianakis SNL Promos are Better than SNL

New Details in Police Shooting; Suspect Arraigned

Six Mini-Urban Renewal Districts?

French Disco Returns! Two New Videos from Yelle

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

SLLOTD: Anger Mismanagement Issues

Blazers vs. Bobcats - Hot Live Blog Action

Tonight: First Thursday

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

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

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

EEEEEEEEE! A New Game of Thrones Trailer!

Comedy Is OK: C'est La Vegan

Rick Santorum on Being Reaganesque

Somewhere Kathy Griffin Is Masturbating Furiously to This Clip

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

Rocco's Pizza Closes After 18 Years

Listen to the New Song from Alela Diane

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

Overheard in the Office

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

Ask an Abortion Provider!

Win Tickets to see Damien Jurado and Viva Voce

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

Put a Weird on It: Soap

Stumptown Cold Brew: First Taste

Where Are Portland's Grocery Stores?

Criminal of The Week

Have You Hugged Your Murloc Today?

Comedy This Weekend + Viral Video of the Week

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

How to Annoy Your Portland Grocery Clerk

Tonight's Nightmare Today: A Sex Poll

BREAKING: Two Police Officers Shot in Southeast

Dead Freeways Across America

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

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

Absurd Plastic Wrapped Object of the Day: QFC Potatoes

Good Morning, News!

Good Morning News!

Shot Cop Expected to Make Full Recovery

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

This Week's Mercury Music Section


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

Internet Comments Minus Anonymity Aren't Very Interesting

An Interview With the Poop-Seat Bus Driver!

Jimmy Fallon as Charlie Sheen as Perfection

Your Daily Blazer: Taking My Tears to South Beach

Curious If You're Fertile, Guys?

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

Plastic Wrapping is Bananas

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

Council to Consider Outside Review of Police Shootings

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

Gawker Traffic Way Down Since the Redesign

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