Print Edition for the week of
Dec. 15 - 21, 2011

Vol. 12, No. 30
James Ward



Mayor Sam Adams' Dream Transportation Projects Lead to Harsh Cuts

Casting Away the Shadows

Bad Financial Forecast Threatens City's Favorite Budget Cheat

Hard to Port!

Lessons from Occupy's Port of Portland Shutdown

Sexual Politics

Transgender Tweens

Hall Monitor

A Step Toward Legal Camping

In Other News


Interstellar Overdrive

Sons of Huns Keep It Lean and Mean

Acid Reflux

Scratch Acid Reunites... and It Feels So Good

Believe to My Soul

Allen Stone Breaks the Soul Mold

Old School New Age

Eliot Lipp Is Okay with Smooth Jazz

Up & Coming

Highlights in Music the Week of December 15-21

Movies & TV

Welcoming the Unwelcome

Sherlock Holmes Gets a Second Chance

I'm Going Out

David vs. Goliath

Young Adult Friction

The Pains of Being Mavis Gary

Soft-Core Porn, with Crying

A Sex Addict Hits Rock Bottom in Shame

With You, Not at You

Laughing at James Westby's Rid of Me

Film Shorts

In Which We Hit It and Quit It

Food and Drink


(Excitable Punctuation Not My Own)

Visual Art

Life in the Margins

Joakim Eskildsen Photographs the People Formerly Known as Gypsies


One More for the People

Collecting Eight Years of Martha Grover's Zine Somnambulist

Q&A: Ernest Cline

Talking Nostalgia, Fanboy Culture, and Coming of Age

Theater & Performance

Angels in America, Again

Portland Playhouse Dusts off Tony Kushner's Classic


Strip Maul

Nine Strip Clubs in 48 Hours: a Tourist's Guide to America's Porniest City

I, Anonymous


Quick 101 on the NDAA Everyone's Yelling About

Tonight in Music

Good Morning, News!

Watch Newt Gingrich Discuss His Plan to Send U.S. Marshals to Bring Secular Judges Before Congress

Tonight in Music

Seattle Atheists Launch Confusing Bus Ad Campaign

Occupy Joins With Immigrant Groups to Protest Deportation

It's Happening Tonight!

Workers Picket Progressive Groups OSPIRG, Environment Oregon

This Is Not A Necklace

Ryan Gosling in Pajamas, Mouthing Along to a Drunk Recitation of "Twas the Night Before Christmas"

Resort Season at Popina

Have A New Game Of Thrones Trailer (Not That Game Of Thrones, The Other One)

"Jesus Heals a Gay Man"

Silent Night, Deadly Night

Light Bulb Limbo

Cogen Won't Push for Library District Next Year

"People's Portlandia": Because Portlandia Isn't Embarrassing ENOUGH.

SL Letter of the Day: Anger Management Tissues

Tintin 101

The Mercury Review of Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol

Time to Mandate Children-Free Driving?

"Best Xmas Song EVARRRR!!!": Day Three (Creepy Wooden Puppet Songs)

The I, Anonymous Blog Quote o' the Day!

Rapunzel the Killer Wolf-Girl: It's Grimm Recap Time!

AT&T Leaves T-Mobile at the Altar

Skate-a-Roke! Get Your Tix NOW!

Kristen Bell in Her Underpants, Because... Kristen Bell in Her Underpants.

Chelsea Morrisey Talks About Artifice and the End of Dirty Mittens

The Final Countdown: The Last Week of Holiday Shopping Thingies

Deliver Us From Our Dicks

I Have a DeLorean. Whose Desk Should I Light On Fire?

Norway Is Suffering a Butter Shortage

Now Is An Excellent Time to Tell Jamal Crawford How Much You'd Like Him to Be a Portland Trail Blazer

Sexual Assault Reported at PSU


TriMet Needs You to Solve Its Problems

Ed Forman's Last Hurrah

It's Happening Tonight!

LKN Interviewed by Tom Tom Magazine

Give Star Peace a Chance

From Now On, the Days Get Brighter

SL Letter of the Day: Build That Firewall

Blogtown Vote-Off! What's the Best Xmas Song EVARRR??

Old Town Tent Refuge Appeals Code Violations

Oh, Valencia! Timbers Sign Young Colombian Star

Why Pizza Bagel Bites are the Most "Extreme"

Will Leather Goods

Frohe Weihnachten von das Kinks!

Vulture's 10 Best and Worst Movie Posters of 2011

Watch Adventures! With Might's New Frankenstein-Themed Video

Republicans Just Voted to Raise Your Taxes

Another Occupy Portland Sitdown with Mayor Sam Adams

More Retail Shakeups for the West End

Marcus Bachmann Vows to Battle Gay Marriage as First Husband

PSU's Electric Avenue Goes Groovy

Good Morning, News!

Win Tickets to Langhorne Slim's New Year's Eve Show!

Romney Calls Gingrich "Zany"

"What possible reason could I have for going around killing Santa Claus?"

Christopher Hitchens On His Death

Little Cuts on Dirtnap

Late-Night at The 811

How to Deal With a Hideous Barbed Wire Fence

Good Morning, News!

"Best Xmas Song EVARRR!" Day Two! (God and Junk)

Gay Dads Find Out They're Gonna Be Grandpas

The I, Anonymous Blog Quote o' the Day!

The Good, the Bad, and the Sexy

Today In Humiliating Ways To Die...

"This is not poker. This is not a game."

Win Tickets to Talkdemonic's New Year's Eve Show!

SL Letter of the Day: A Change of View

Portland Police Respond to Call of Raging Jedi Swinging Lightsaber

What He Said

Punch! Kick! Funny! Reviewed!

Galactic Empire Shills for Salvation Army: Super "Right" or Super "Wrong"?

Good Morning, News!

Higher Education is a Liberal Conspiracy, Everyone Should Carry Uzis, and Barney Frank's New Job: What I Learned at that Rick Santorum House Party in Iowa Where That Picture Was Taken

It's Happening Tonight!

Trailer for The Expendables 2

Tonight in Music

What Do Newt Gingrich and Philip K. Dick Have in Common?

A Moment to Reflect on North Korea's Website

Cloaks, Jason Urick, and Bryan Free Make Music for the Alien Nativity

Four City Unions Endorse Nolan and Novick for Council, but Hold Off on Mayor's Race

An Extremely Important Poll About Christmas Lights

And Now, Presented Without Context, an Excerpt From an Email Written by Ned Lannamann Regarding Cameron Crowe's Upcoming Holiday Film We Bought a Zoo

Frock Off

Martine Satchels

Just Theoretically Speaking, Does North Korea Have a Missile That Can Hit Portland?

Courtney Stodden Hates You, Xmas... EVERYTHING!!

Tonight in Music

The I, Anonymous Blog Quote o' the Day!

Tonight in Music

Comic Book Store + Comedians = Funnies

Theater You Can Afford.

Trailer for Wrath of the Titans

American Horror Story Chitty-Chat Club!

Party at St. Jack (Yes, There Will Be Free Food)

Tonight in Music

The I, Anonymous Blog Quote o' the Day!

"Overnight Sleeping" Plan Advances—Amid Spirited Defense of Old Town Tent Refuge

Review: King of Fighters XIII

It's Happening Tonight!

NWDP: As Good As They Say?

BAFTA Guru: Will Wright Says Smart Things About Game Addiction

Blake for Mayor

There's Something Happening Here

SL Letter of the Day: The Gay Panic Offense

Another High-Minded Debate Between a Reader and the Editor of the Portland Mercury

Good Morning News!

Good Morning News!

Bob Vander Plaats Asked the Woman to Step Out of the Way for the Real Christian Man


Our Review of the Dinosaur Jr./Scratch Acid Show

Tonight: Blue Christmas Comedy

Fox Hosts "Not Another Republican Debate" Tonight!

Good Morning News!

Portlandia Is So Two Hours Ago. Welcome to Vancouvria!

This Week's Mercury Music Section

Tonight in Music

Long-Lost Doctor Who Episodes Found

New Trailer for The Mushle Fuffle Waffle House Rishes

Foti's Greek Deli to Close

This Is a Picture of Howe Gelb, Who Is Playing Tonight

Holy Crap! Will We Be Able to Buy Liquor in Grocery Stores?

Sold Out


One Day at a Time

The Week in Review

New Column!

Savage Love

Thanks, But No Spanks

I Love Television

I Love Television™

A Very Gimpy Xmas