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

Love Thy Neighbor

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

Small Fries Unite!

Food Carts Join Forces, Form a New Advocacy Group

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


We Need National Sex Ed Standards

Roller Derby Season Opener

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

The Republican Takeaway from the State of the Union

Justice Department Shuts Down Megaupload, Arrests Executives

So I Saw Some Naked Girls Read Some Books

About That David Graeber Reading

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

Gay Marriage Lines Up Votes to Pass in Washington!

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

PDX's Syringe Exchange Program Loses Fed Funding

Good Morning, News!

Damien Jurado Plays an In-Store at Jackpot Records

This Is a Movie About Space Nazis

A Novel Romance: 2012 Edition

Oregon No Longer a LEED Leader

It Never Gets Old (or Funny)

Occupy Portland Attacks Corporate Personhood

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

Fidel Castro Is an Astute Commentator on the American Political Process

SL Letter of the Day: Frustrated Sex Columnist

It's Happening Tonight!

Review: Bite Me A Little: A Vampire Musical

Good Morning News!

Cat Soup Almost as Good or Better than Real Soup

Who Is This Radical Anti-American Saul Alinksy Person?

"I Might Have Tacos"

Reif: S/S '12

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

SL Letter of the Day: Unbroken

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

Tonight in Music

Grouper Covers Dead Moon for Yeti

Inexplicably, Resident Evil 6 (Starring Zombie James Cromwell)

Tonight in Music

Tonight in Music

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

The I, Anonymous Blog Quote o' the Day!

And And And's New 10-Inch Record

Thinking of Premarital Sex?

Super Sales

Ghost Hunt at the Hollywood!

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

The Rosehip Revue Turns Two

Fuze It

Good Morning, News!

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

Gabby Giffords Will Leave Congress This Week

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

The Portland Music Awards Continue to Be a Joke

The Saddest Trekkie

Not So Subliminal Advertising

Sketches from Mike Daisey's 24-Hour Monologue


"Portland vs. Brooklyn": Venn Diagram

How to Be a Real Journalist

Portland City Hall Has a New Mayor!

The I, Anonymous Blog Quote o' the Day!

Art, Cats, and Clothes at Lulu's Vintage

Yesterday Was the Day I Learned Replicators Are Real at LAIKA

SL Letter of the Day: Girlfriend, Interrupted

America The Free-ish

Good Morning, News!

Happy 71st Birthday, Neil Diamond!

Occupy Portland Activist Formally Launches Mayoral Bid

It's Happening Tonight!

Good Morning News!

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

This Week's Mercury Books Section!

Hecklevision was Heckle-rific!

Reading: Housefire At The Jack London

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

Will Micro-Distilling Die with Privatization?

Michel Gondry Directs Japanese Commercial; May Have Foot Fetish

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

You Gotta Love Barney Frank

Brooklyn + Portlandia = Brokelandia

Tahrir Square Anniversary Celebration Downtown RIGHT NOW!

Tonight in Music

A Busy Week for the GOP!

SL Letter of the Day: Coming Unclean

This Week's Mercury Music Section

Good Morning, News!

It's Happening Tonight!

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

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

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

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

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

You're a Creep, Charlie Brown!

The I, Anonymous Blog Quote o' the Day!

Get Shwood's Mixtape

It's Still Neil Diamond's Birthday!

It's Happening Tonight!

Youth Lagoon Cancels Its First Portland Show

Santorum Begs for CUM

Tonight in Music

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

Coming to 20th and Morrison: 71 Apartments!

Let's Play... Spot the Photoshop!

Mitt Romney Angrily Defended His True Love Twice Yesterday

Roller Derby Recap: Season 7 Opener

It's Happening Tonight!

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

One Last Plug for Blueprints of the Afterlife

Win Tickets to Eastern Condors!

Newt Gingrich: Doing Monogamish Wrong

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

Hellboy Summer Camp!

Animal Traffic's Expansion into Downtown

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

SL Letter of the Day: Coming Out in Conversation

Sold Out

Closing, Moving, and Moving On

One Day at a Time

The Week in Review

New Column!

I, Anonymous Blog

Savage Love

School's Out

I Love Television

I Love Television™

On Grizzly Bears and Saxophones