Print Edition for the week of
Jan. 19 - 25, 2012

Vol. 12, No. 35
Nicolle Clemetson


Here to Stay?

Old Town Homeless "Rest Area" Will Reluctantly Try for Permit

Small Fries Unite!

Food Carts Join Forces, Form a New Advocacy Group

Love Thy Neighbor

Can LGBT Folk and Portland's Newest Megachurch Be Friends?

Roll Back

Scuttled Streetcar Won't Help City's Budget

Hall Monitor

There's Something About Dan

In Other News


Forever Young

After 29 Years, NOFX Age Gracefully

Sunlight through the Blinds

Gardens and Villa Heed Bridgetown's Beckon

At Rainbow's End

Youth Lagoon Is Bigger Than the Bedroom

No Longer in Hollywood

Concrete Blonde: Vampires to Unicorns

Up & Coming

Highlights in Music the Week of January 19-25

Movies & TV

Sex and Violence

Soderbergh Pulls No Punches with Haywire

Never Forgive

Extremely Loud Incredibly Blows

"Die, Nazi Dog!! DIE!!!"

Red Tails: “Ack! My Plane’s Being Riddled by Clichés!”

Man of Mystery

A Father's Secrets in The Man Nobody Knew

Film Shorts

In Which We Hit It and Quit It


Post-Post Apocalypse

Sentient Glaciers and Masturbating Ghosts in Ryan Boudinot's Blueprints of the Afterlife

The Evening Hour

Carter Sickels' Expertly Muted Debut

Live Nude Girls. Reading.

Portland Gets a Chapter of Naked Girls Reading

Theater & Performance

Population Explosion

Navigating the Increasingly Populous Fertile Ground Festival

From Metaphor to Cliché

Third Rail Rep's Collapse

Communication Breakdown

Near to the Wild Heart


Drinking: A Portland Romance

The Mercury Drinking Issue

I, Anonymous


The Saddest Trekkie

The Portland Music Awards Continue to Be a Joke

How to Be a Real Journalist

We Need National Sex Ed Standards

The Republican Takeaway from the State of the Union

Will Justin Bieber Remake Fear? (Oh, God! Yes, Please, YES!!!)

Roller Derby Season Opener

It's Happening Tonight!

Occupy Portland Activist Formally Launches Mayoral Bid

Oregon Undocumented Workers Pay $154-309 Million in Taxes Every Year

Good Morning News!

Fidel Castro Is an Astute Commentator on the American Political Process

Romney Releases Tax Returns, Had Tons of Money in a Swiss Bank Account...

Occupy Portland Attacks Corporate Personhood

It Never Gets Old (or Funny)

Tahrir Square Anniversary Celebration Downtown RIGHT NOW!

It's Happening Tonight!

Good Morning, News!

This Week's Mercury Music Section

Newt Says He Won't Do Any More Debates Unless the Audience Is Baying for Blood

Tonight in Music

Inexplicably, Resident Evil 6 (Starring Zombie James Cromwell)

It's Still Neil Diamond's Birthday!

Get Shwood's Mixtape

Gingrich: The Story Is False! I Did NOT Ask My Second Ex-Wife For An Open Marriage!

Good Morning, News!

Fuze It

The Rosehip Revue Turns Two

Obama Says Americans Get Free Birth Control—Even if They're Religious

Newt Gingrich: Doing Monogamish Wrong

Animal Traffic's Expansion into Downtown

Hellboy Summer Camp!

America The Free-ish

SL Letter of the Day: Girlfriend, Interrupted

Yesterday Was the Day I Learned Replicators Are Real at LAIKA

Art, Cats, and Clothes at Lulu's Vintage

This Is a Movie About Space Nazis

Damien Jurado Plays an In-Store at Jackpot Records

Good Morning, News!

PDX's Syringe Exchange Program Loses Fed Funding

Brooklyn + Portlandia = Brokelandia

You Gotta Love Barney Frank

Get Your Tickets for "That's My Jam!"

Review: Bite Me A Little: A Vampire Musical

It's Happening Tonight!

Reif: S/S '12

OC ReMix Releases New Album, Like A Hug Made Of Nostalgia

A Very Unmerry Birthday to You, Roe v. Wade!

Watch the New, Portland-Shot Video from Cake. No, Really!

Tonight in Music

And And And's New 10-Inch Record

The I, Anonymous Blog Quote o' the Day!

Okay, Guys... Seriously. Who's Fucking with Canada?

Roller Derby Recap: Season 7 Opener

Mitt Romney Angrily Defended His True Love Twice Yesterday

Let's Play... Spot the Photoshop!

It's Happening Tonight!

"Portland vs. Brooklyn": Venn Diagram


Sketches from Mike Daisey's 24-Hour Monologue

Not So Subliminal Advertising

About That David Graeber Reading

So I Saw Some Naked Girls Read Some Books

Justice Department Shuts Down Megaupload, Arrests Executives

Happy 71st Birthday, Neil Diamond!

Hecklevision was Heckle-rific!

This Week's Mercury Books Section!

Oregon No Longer a LEED Leader

A Novel Romance: 2012 Edition

SL Letter of the Day: Frustrated Sex Columnist

SL Letter of the Day: Coming Unclean

A Busy Week for the GOP!

Tonight in Music

"Epic City Hall Slumber Party" Planned to Protest Camping Ban

SL Letter of the Day: Unbroken

Grouper Covers Dead Moon for Yeti

Tonight in Music

Tonight in Music

Santorum Begs for CUM

Youth Lagoon Cancels Its First Portland Show

It's Happening Tonight!

This Afternoon Brought to You by the 1988 Crystal Light National Aerobic Championship Opening

Dear Certain Members of the News Media: You're the Worst.

Gabby Giffords Will Leave Congress This Week

Hecklevision Reminder! And Five Excellent Quotes from John Milius, the Director of Red Dawn

Win Tickets to Eastern Condors!

SL Letter of the Day: Coming Out in Conversation

The Miracles Club - "I Can't Help It"

The I, Anonymous Blog Quote o' the Day!

Portland City Hall Has a New Mayor!

Good Morning, News!

Heavyweight City Union Gets Behind Smith, Nolan, and Novick in Portland Races

Gay Marriage Lines Up Votes to Pass in Washington!

President Obama Sort of Sings Al Green, Sort of Makes Me Fall in Love All Over Again

Reading: Housefire At The Jack London

Michel Gondry Directs Japanese Commercial; May Have Foot Fetish

Will Micro-Distilling Die with Privatization?

Recaps for Poor People, Especially The Ones Who Watch 30 Rock and Parks and Rec When They Air

Who Is This Radical Anti-American Saul Alinksy Person?

Cat Soup Almost as Good or Better than Real Soup

Good Morning News!

"I Might Have Tacos"

The I, Anonymous Blog Quote o' the Day!

You're a Creep, Charlie Brown!

Recaps For the Mildly Interested: NBC Put My Neighborhood on the TV, Guys!

Skateboarder Clubbed by Pioneer Square Rent-a-Cop Talks to ESPN

Ghost Hunt at the Hollywood!

Super Sales

Thinking of Premarital Sex?

Coming to 20th and Morrison: 71 Apartments!

One Last Plug for Blueprints of the Afterlife

Will State Skip Out on Adding Millions to Crime Victim's Fund?

Sold Out

Closing, Moving, and Moving On

One Day at a Time

The Week in Review

New Column!

I, Anonymous Blog

Savage Love & Sex

Savage Love

School's Out

I Love Television

I Love Television™

On Grizzly Bears and Saxophones