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?

The Republican Party Starts Falling in Line Behind Mitt Romney

Sherlock Returns to PBS this May!

How Much Do You Want to Hate Humanity Today?

Blazers vs. Clippers - Hot Live Blog Action

Mitt Romney Ad Appears on Spreading Santorum

Skyrim Mod Replaces Dragons With "Macho Man" Randy Savage

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

Blazers vs. Lakers - Hot Live Blog Action

Skate-a-Roke! TONIGHT!

The I, Anonymous Blog Quote o' the Day!

The Evil Dead Remake: Lady Lead

Dioramas! History! Awesome!

Tonight in Music

Saltzman: Maybe Put Sunday Parkways on "Hiatus"

SL Letter of the Day: Monogamish Week, Day 3

Do You Want to Smell Like a Man?

New Seasons Will Open Store on North Williams

Inside Dragon Tattoo's Credit Sequence

BREAKING: Man Reportedly Shooting at Cops in Outer Southeast

Respectfully Engaged: An Email Exchange

Support Local Virtual Fisticuffs This Saturday

Only Santorum Has Gotten the "Santorum" Treatment

Reading Tonight: Smalldoggies

It's Happening Tonight!

Local Paper Encourages Human-on-Pet Love

A Short North Williams Story

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

Good Morning, News!

Today in "Shit Wookiees Say"

And Now I Present to You: Gifolas Cage

Unintentional Santorum Political Cartoon?

Today in "Moist Heat"

Santorum Gets Booed AGAIN

It's Happening Tonight!

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

Tonight: First Thursday

Tonight in Music

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

Win Tickets to Evil Dead the Musical!

Today in Portlandia: Links! Links!

Loaf It or Leave It: Tillamook Cheese Cuts 50 Jobs

The Alialujah Choir Announce Their Debut Album

Savage and Olbermann Discuss Santorum

Good Morning, News!

Good Morning News!

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

Good Morning, News!

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

BMX Fans Plan Protest of Gresham Skatepark

This Week's Mercury Music Section

It's Happening Tonight!

SL Letter of the Day: Monogamish Week, Day 4

Scenes from Yesterday's Rally to Save the Postal Service

The Race Is Tied Between Huntsman and Romney...

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

Hello Kitty: The Restaurant

Jeff Mangum to Play Two Nights in Portland

And Now the Greatest Music Video You Will Ever See

PDX Pop Now! Opens Submissions and Gets Growly

Blind Spot Pilot Performs on Letterman

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

Good Morning News!

Voter Suppression Craze Sweeping the Nation

Mercury Covers: Time for Some Horn Tootin'!

This is What $16 Million in Transportation Cuts Looks Like

More Great Skate-a-Roke Pics!

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

Mad Men Definitely Most Likely Returning March 25th

SL Letter of the Day: Monogamish Week

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

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

It Could All Come Down to South Carolina

There Might Be a Republican Enthusiasm Gap

Big Ass Boombox

They Are the 99.9%

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

Question of the Day

Tonight in Music

Rabbit Capers Strike Again!

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

Don't Fuck with Kathy Peterson's Yard Signs

Good Morning, News!

Naked Girls Reading Comes to Portland

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

SL Letter of the Day: Monogamish Week, Day 2

A New Shins Song - "Simple Song"

Another PDX Designer on a Reality Show?!?

Top Ten Skate-A-Roke Songs!

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

Child Abuse at Hands of Lesbian Parents: ZERO Percent

Mark Those Calendars—Timbers Unveil 2012 Schedule

Literary Arts Announces 2012 Oregon Book Award Finalists

BREAKING: Witch Returns to Claim Beyoncé's Baby

Tonight in Music

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

Police Review Board: No Discipline in Death of Keaton Otis

It's Happening Tonight!

The Black Keys Are Playing the Rose Garden

New Portland Loo Heading to North Park Blocks

Adam Johnson's Abruptly Timely Novel of North Korea

Me Doing Something with The Liberators!

The I, Anonymous Blog Quote o' the Day!

Tonight in Music

St. Johns Residents Vow to Protest New 7/11

It's Happening Tonight!

From the New York Times Dept. of Corrections

Some Important Thoughts Re: Universal Pictures' Logo

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

Wreckless Eric to Headline 2012 Slabtown Bender

SL Letter of the Day: Threeway of Love

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

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

TV News Designed to Make Joneser "SQUEEEE!"

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

The I, Anonymous Blog Quote o' the Day!

Skate-a-Roke: What are YOU Wearing?

Eastbound & Down Season Three Trailer!

Romney Wins New Hampshire

The I, Anonymous Blog Quote o' the Day!

Reading Tonight: Alexis Smith at Powell's

Sold Out

One Day at a Time

The Week in Review

New Column!

I, Anonymous Blog

Savage Love

Open the Swinging Door

I Love Television

I Love Television™

Year of the Dry Bone