Print Edition for the week of
Jan. 5 - 11, 2012

Vol. 12, No. 33


Citizen Complaints

The Best of Sam Adams' Year-End Voicemails

Grinding into Court

After Two Years, Civil Trial Set for Rent-a-Cops in Skateboard Attack


Into and Out of the Woods

Saying Goodbye to Portland's Loveliest Venue

Fade into Black

Blouse Go Beyond Boundaries

Up & Coming

Highlights in Music the Week of January 5-11.

Movies & TV

Coming Attractions

There's No Possible Way We'll Be Disappointed by 2012! Right?

Film Shorts

In Which We Hit It and Quit It


Alexis Smith's Glaciers

Melting Icecaps and the Perfect Party Dress

Theater & Performance

Not to Be

NWCTC's Hamlet Is Solid, but Offers Nothing New

I, Anonymous


Anti-Occupy "Daylight Disinfectant" Revealed?

This is What $16 Million in Transportation Cuts Looks Like

Mercury Covers: Time for Some Horn Tootin'!

The Republican Party Starts Falling in Line Behind Mitt Romney

Good Morning News!

Skate-a-Roke was a Blast, Y'all!

Skyrim Mod Replaces Dragons With "Macho Man" Randy Savage

Voter Suppression Craze Sweeping the Nation

Mitt Romney Ad Appears on Spreading Santorum

Pope: Legal Gay Marriage Will Turn All Straight Men Into Cocksucking Power Bottoms

Blind Spot Pilot Performs on Letterman

Don't Fuck with John McMillan's Yard Signs Either

Blazers vs. Clippers - Hot Live Blog Action

How Much Do You Want to Hate Humanity Today?

Sherlock Returns to PBS this May!

More Great Skate-a-Roke Pics!

Skate-a-Roke: What are YOU Wearing?

And Now the Greatest Music Video You Will Ever See

Gold Star: The Mercury's Web Comment of the Week!

Jeff Mangum to Play Two Nights in Portland

Hello Kitty: The Restaurant

The I, Anonymous Blog Quote o' the Day!

Benedict Cumberbatch Is in Star Trek 2 and All Is Right with the World

TV News Designed to Make Joneser "SQUEEEE!"

Reading Tonight: Alexis Smith at Powell's

The I, Anonymous Blog Quote o' the Day!

The Race Is Tied Between Huntsman and Romney...

Scenes from Yesterday's Rally to Save the Postal Service

PDX Pop Now! Opens Submissions and Gets Growly

Romney Wins New Hampshire

Eastbound & Down Season Three Trailer!

Wreckless Eric to Headline 2012 Slabtown Bender

Washington Governor Backs Gay Marriage—What's that Mean for Oregon?

Fever's New Single and Video: "White Witches"

From the New York Times Dept. of Corrections

SL Letter of the Day: Monogamish Week, Day 4

It's Happening Tonight!

Some Important Thoughts Re: Universal Pictures' Logo

This Week's Mercury Music Section

It's Happening Tonight!

Santorum Slings Mud—At Least It Looks Like Mud—In New Hampshire

A Housewarming Party for Occupy Portland! (And Other Stuff!)

BMX Fans Plan Protest of Gresham Skatepark

At Long Last, Chess As It Was Meant to be Played

Good Morning, News!

SL Letter of the Day: Threeway of Love

Tonight in Music

Mayor Adams: Cost of Hosting GOP Debate "Not Worth" It

The I, Anonymous Blog Quote o' the Day!

Me Doing Something with The Liberators!

Win Tickets to Evil Dead the Musical!

Adam Johnson's Abruptly Timely Novel of North Korea

Good Morning News!

Good Morning, News!

Savage and Olbermann Discuss Santorum

New Portland Loo Heading to North Park Blocks

The Black Keys Are Playing the Rose Garden

St. Johns Residents Vow to Protest New 7/11

The Alialujah Choir Announce Their Debut Album

Loaf It or Leave It: Tillamook Cheese Cuts 50 Jobs

Today in Portlandia: Links! Links!

Santorum Gets Booed AGAIN

It's Happening Tonight!

Unintentional Santorum Political Cartoon?

Police Review Board: No Discipline in Death of Keaton Otis

Beet It! First Ever Winter's Farmer Market Opens Tomorrow

Today in "Moist Heat"

Tonight in Music

And Now I Present to You: Gifolas Cage

Tonight in Music

Tonight: First Thursday

BREAKING: Witch Returns to Claim Beyoncé's Baby

Literary Arts Announces 2012 Oregon Book Award Finalists

Mark Those Calendars—Timbers Unveil 2012 Schedule

Mitt Romney Didn't Seem to Hate Europe So Much When He Was Living in a French Palace

It's Happening Tonight!

Prepare for the Biggest Nerd Fight Since the Battle of the Five Armies

A Short North Williams Story

David Cross Has Some Thoughts About Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked

It's Happening Tonight!

Child Abuse at Hands of Lesbian Parents: ZERO Percent

Wow. Portland Technically Can Ban "Obscenity" and the "the Exhibition of Deformed or Crippled Persons"

Local Paper Encourages Human-on-Pet Love

Top Ten Skate-A-Roke Songs!

Reading Tonight: Smalldoggies

Only Santorum Has Gotten the "Santorum" Treatment

Today in "Shit Wookiees Say"

Another PDX Designer on a Reality Show?!?

A New Shins Song - "Simple Song"

SL Letter of the Day: Monogamish Week, Day 2

Good Morning, News!

Respectfully Engaged: An Email Exchange

Jets Vs. the Sharks: 50 Years and STILL Fighting?

BREAKING: Man Reportedly Shooting at Cops in Outer Southeast

Inside Dragon Tattoo's Credit Sequence

Question of the Day

New Seasons Will Open Store on North Williams

Naked Girls Reading Comes to Portland

Good Morning, News!

Don't Fuck with Kathy Peterson's Yard Signs

Do You Want to Smell Like a Man?

SL Letter of the Day: Monogamish Week, Day 3

Support Local Virtual Fisticuffs This Saturday

Anti-Abortion Group Files Measure to Stop Abortion Coverage in Oregon Health Plan

Rabbit Capers Strike Again!

Tonight in Music

Introducing Marty Crandall's Terrific New Band: Sad Baby Wolf

Saltzman: Maybe Put Sunday Parkways on "Hiatus"

SL Letter of the Day: Monogamish Week

Tonight in Music

Dioramas! History! Awesome!

Street Roots Crunches Cash Reports in Mayoral Race—Makes Case for Return of Voter-Owned Elections

The Evil Dead Remake: Lady Lead

Mad Men Definitely Most Likely Returning March 25th

They Are the 99.9%

Big Ass Boombox

The I, Anonymous Blog Quote o' the Day!

Skate-a-Roke! TONIGHT!

Blazers vs. Lakers - Hot Live Blog Action

There Might Be a Republican Enthusiasm Gap

It Could All Come Down to South Carolina

Sold Out

One Day at a Time

The Week in Review

New Column!

I, Anonymous Blog

Savage Love & Sex

Savage Love

Open the Swinging Door

I Love Television

I Love Television™

Year of the Dry Bone