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

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

It's Happening Tonight!

Mercury's Arthole Weekly Winner!

It's Happening Tonight!

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

Tonight in Music

Feel Good Stories

Good Morning, News!

Hey, Look at This: A Prometheus Trailer!

Another Christmas Song That You Should Know

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

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

Blazers vs. Kings - Hot Live Blog Action

How Much Did Timbers' Parking Make the City?

Welcome to Funkytown!

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

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

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

Blazers vs. 76ers - Hot Live Blog Action

Tonight in Music

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

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

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

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

Even More of the Best Musical Moments of 2011

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

It's Happening Tonight!

Holiday Movie Blowout!

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

Merry Christmas, from All of Us at Blogtown!

The FOODday Situation

Apprentice Thoughts: Messenger Bag Special Moves

American Horror Story Chitty-Chat Club: Season Finale!

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

2011: The Year in Shoes, Part 3

Tonight in Music

Another Installment of Intern Thoughts: Memories of Cultural Awareness

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

Activists Protest Courthouse Auction of Single Mom's Foreclosed Home

2011: The Year in Shoes, Part 1

Happy New Year from Baz Luhrmann and the '90s

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

John Boehner's Office Cuts Off C-SPAN Cameras

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

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

That's My Jam! (2012 Edition)

Tonight in Music

Good Morning, News!

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

SL Letter of the Day: Mind The Age Gap

Do Not Leave Baggage Unattended

X-Factor Pakistan

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

Still More of the Best Musical Moments of 2011

Good Morning, News!

It's Happening Tonight!

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

The Sexiest Xmas Song

Some of the Best Musical Moments of 2011

Tonight in Music

Stormtroopers, Klingons, and Blood

Dead Memories Portland Calendar Giveaway

Nationale's Super-Bitchin' Third Anniversary

2011: The Year in Shoes, Part 4

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

You Should Probably Dance Your Faces Off Tomorrow Night

Good Morning News!

Weatherman Hissy Fit: Holiday Edition

2011: The Year in Shoes, Part 2

Lil' Britney Spears' Japanese Existential Crisis

The I, Anonymous Blog Quote o' the Day!

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

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

A Better Version of that Dark Knight Rises Trailer

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

Win Bruce Campbell's Bike

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

Merry Christmas from the Gingrinches

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

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

The I, Anonymous Blog Quote o' the Day!

Good Morning, News!

Last Day! The Best Musical Moments of 2011

Rick Perry Is Hip, Like an iPad

Ooo! A Lone Fir Cemetery Documentary!

Bart Simpson as Baby Jesus

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

Skate-A-Roke! Karaoke Without Brakes!

More of the Best Musical Moments of 2011

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

It's Happening Tonight!

This Week's Mercury Music Section

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

Blaze of Our Lives

Sold Out


One Day at a Time

The Week in Review

New Column!

I, Anonymous Blog

Savage Love

Who's Your Daddy

I Love Television

I Love Television™

2011: The Year in Stuff I Said