Print Edition for the week of
Dec. 22 - 28, 2011

Vol. 12, No. 31
Liz Devine


A Call for Free-Market Parking

Portland's Parking System Lags Behind Its Progressive Transit Policies

Hall Monitor

Adams Whiffs on Cop Oversight

Fighting Foreclosures

A Q&A with Homeowners' New Best Friend: Unsettle Portland

Also in the Running?

The Mayor's Race: The Big Three—and 11 People You Don't Know

In Other News


Portland's Favorite Records of 2011

The Year: Five Records at a Time.

Up & Coming

Highlights in Music the Week of December 22-28

Movies & TV

The Land of the Ice and Snow

And Sex, and Violence, and Dragon Tattoos

Spy vs. Spy

The Moody Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

Yea and Neigh

Steven Spielberg's Battle Pony Is a Mixed Bag

The Ghosts of Tom Cruise

JK, There Aren't Any Ghosts in Mission Impossible 4!

Tintin in the Uncanny Valley

Spielberg's Quest for Perfection Sinks Tintin

Platonic Bromance

Jung and Freud, Sittin' in a Tree...

Sleepy Beauty

Catching Some Zs with Sleeping Beauty

Animal House

We Bought a Zoo: Cameron Crowe Ruins Christmas

Film Shorts

In Which We Hit It and Quit It

Don't Speak

The Artist: Shhh! There's a Gimmick Happening!

Food and Drink

Lutz, Come Forth

Portland's Favorite Dive Bar Returns from the Grave

Visual Art

Creatively Constructive

Four Local Organizations Combine Outreach and Art


They Worked Upon the Midnight Clear

Interviews with Portland's Hard-Working Holiday Employees

I, Anonymous


'Shed Culture' Set To Take Center Stage

Do Not Leave Baggage Unattended

SL Letter of the Day: Mind The Age Gap

Survey Says: Portlanders' Perception of Downtown Stinks, but It's the Safest Place to Live

Frank Cassano's "Blogtown: A Year in Review"

It's Happening Tonight!

Mercury's Arthole Weekly Winner!

Good Morning, News!

Tonight in Music

X-Factor Pakistan

It's Happening Tonight!

Have Another Game Of Thrones Trailer (Again, It's Not The TV Show)

A Cadre of Old, White Guys Plot a Creationist Science Museum

More of the Best Musical Moments of 2011

Frank Cassano's "Blogtown: A Year in Review"

American Horror Story will Return... with a New Cast and Haunted Mansion??

John Boehner's Office Cuts Off C-SPAN Cameras

Skate-A-Roke! Karaoke Without Brakes!

@WEBOUGHTAZ00 Is Funnier, More Touching, and More Truthful Than the Shitty Movie

This Week's Mercury Music Section

Vote for the I, Anonymous Blog Quote o' the Year!

Happy New Year from Baz Luhrmann and the '90s

That's My Jam! (2012 Edition)

It's Happening Tonight!

Ooo! A Lone Fir Cemetery Documentary!

Rick Perry Is Hip, Like an iPad

Last Day! The Best Musical Moments of 2011

2011: The Year in Shoes, Part 1

Activists Protest Courthouse Auction of Single Mom's Foreclosed Home

"Best Xmas Song EVARRR!!!" Day Four: Commenter's Choice!

Good Morning, News!

The Eternal (and Eternally Bizarre) Brilliance of Pee Wee's Playhouse Christmas Special

Bart Simpson as Baby Jesus

Another Installment of Intern Thoughts: Memories of Cultural Awareness

Tonight in Music

Merry Christmas, from All of Us at Blogtown!

Best of the Occupy Portland Voicemail Complaints to the Mayor's Office

"Best Xmas Song EVARRR!!!": The MEGA-POLL!

Merry Christmas from the Gingrinches

2011: The Year in Shoes, Part 3

The Wisest, Most Right-est Thing I Wrote in 2011

American Horror Story Chitty-Chat Club: Season Finale!

Walmart's New "Eco-Roof": How Does This Make You Feel?

Win Bruce Campbell's Bike

The I, Anonymous Blog Quote o' the Day!

Apprentice Thoughts: Messenger Bag Special Moves

The FOODday Situation

Gold Star: The Mercury's Web Comment OF THE YEAR!!

Even More of the Best Musical Moments of 2011

Frank Cassano's "Blogtown: A Year in Review"

A Better Version of that Dark Knight Rises Trailer

We're Not Going to Take It, No, We're Not Going to Take It

Skate-A-Roke! Roller Skating and Karaoke? SIGN ME UP!

How Bad is the NDAA? Even Occupy Haters Joined With Occupy's Protest March Last Week

Holiday Movie Blowout!

There Is No Way Grand Theft Auto III Should Work This Well

The I, Anonymous Blog Quote o' the Day!

Lil' Britney Spears' Japanese Existential Crisis

It's Happening Tonight!

Frank Cassano's "Blogtown: A Year in Review"

Syllable for Syllable, Jenna Maroney Is the Funniest Person on TV

Tonight in Music

2011: The Year in Shoes, Part 2

Weatherman Hissy Fit: Holiday Edition

Good Morning News!

Blazers vs. 76ers - Hot Live Blog Action

Ron Paul's Racist Newsletter Is Nothing Compared to Ron Paul's Crazy Racist Homophobic Direct Mailer

One Percenter Mitt Romney Doesn't Want America to Know How Wealthy He Is

You Should Probably Dance Your Faces Off Tomorrow Night

John Wayne Gacy "Victim" Found in Beaverton... Alive!

Some of the Best Musical Moments of 2011

Ladies and Gentlemen: THE BEST XMAS SONG EVARRR!!!

Welcome to Funkytown!

How Much Did Timbers' Parking Make the City?

2011: The Year in Shoes, Part 4

Nationale's Super-Bitchin' Third Anniversary

Dead Memories Portland Calendar Giveaway

Blazers vs. Kings - Hot Live Blog Action

From All of Us at Blogtown... HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

LADIES!: Helen Mirren Wants to Be a Timelord, and Other News

Stormtroopers, Klingons, and Blood

Tonight in Music

Good Morning, News!

Still More of the Best Musical Moments of 2011

Frank Cassano's "Blogtown: A Year in Review"

Another Christmas Song That You Should Know

Hey, Look at This: A Prometheus Trailer!

Bio Hazard: Pee Wee's Less-Than-Playful House

The Sexiest Xmas Song

This New Year's Eve, Drink Responsibly... with Asian Children

Good Morning, News!

Feel Good Stories

Tonight in Music

It's Happening Tonight!

Blaze of Our Lives

Sold Out


One Day at a Time

The Week in Review

New Column!

I, Anonymous Blog

Savage Love & Sex

Savage Love

Who's Your Daddy

I Love Television

I Love Television™

2011: The Year in Stuff I Said