Print Edition for the week of
Feb. 2 - 8, 2012

Vol. 12, No. 37


Sexual Politics

For the Children!

Cabbie Crackdown

City Study Vindicates Cab Driver Complaints of Poor Treatment

This Just Isn't Working

Shooting Raises Question: Stop Sending Cops to Suicide Calls?

Hall Monitor

Who Cares About Transparency?

In Other News


The Lawless Frontier

Laura Gibson Encamps and Finds Confidence in La Grande

Loyal Sinners of Rock and Roll

The Golden Bears' Home-Recorded Menagerie

Living Landscapes

Lost Lander Explores Inner and Outer Space

A Different Drum

Neal Morgan Follows First Impulses

Comfort in Being Sad

Los Campesinos! Find Their Lot in Life

Up & Coming

Highlights in Music the Week of February 2-8

Movies & TV

Pacing the Drama

The Rippling Effects of A Separation

Freaks and Geeks

Chronicle: With Great Power Comes Great Emo

American Gothic

Amateur Ghostbusting in The Innkeepers

Beer and Movies, Together Again

The Beer and Movie Fest Returns with Great 35mm Offerings, Plus Some Stuff on Blu-ray

I'm Sorry, But That Is Not a Miracle

I Don't Think the People Who Made Big Miracle Know What "Miracle" Means

English Gothic

The Woman in Black (Mostly) Hammers It Home

The Life

There Isn't Much Room for Life in Fight Life.

Geek Out

Not Quite a Jedi

Film Shorts

In Which We Hit It and Quit It

Food and Drink

Tanuki's Second Act

Bar Food at Its Finest

Visual Art

The Tyranny of Basements

Bruce Nauman's Frustrating, Sophisticated Video Work


Heart-Shaped Box

The Ephemera of Young Love in Why We Broke Up

Tragic Songs of Life

The Louvin Brothers' Harmonious Music and Discordant Lives

Theater & Performance

Gossip Girl

Violence Takes Center Stage in (I Am Still) The Duchess of Malfi

Heroics, Big and Small

Storytellers auGi and Slash Coleman Share Their Oddest Childhood Dreams


The Nothing Eaters

How Floating in a Sensory-Deprivation Tank Made Me Feel... Well... Nothing.

I, Anonymous


Should All of Buckman Declare Itself Historic?

The Nutella of Doom

Artist Statements Are a Plague on the English Language.

Tonight! Mayoral Candidates' Transportation Debate!

The I, Anonymous Blog Quote o' the Day!

Hutch Harris Sings to His Kitty

Who's Lobbying The City and Why?

"Get Sexy, Sing Karaoke"

SL Letter of the Day: Lesbian Teen Not Happy With Her Parents—Or With Dan

Co-Ed Naked Shopping

You Know Who Hasn't Won in a While?

It's Happening Tonight!

IPRC Signs Lease on New Location

Blazers vs. Thunder - Hot Live Blog Action

Tonight in Music

Ron Paul Proposes Useless Medical Procedure If a Woman Is a Victim of "Honest Rape"

Okay, No More Ignoring the Elephant in the Room... WHO WATCHED SMASH LAST NIGHT??

Walkabout: Bill Murray Edition

What Happened in Vegas: Mitt Romney Tries to Pretend Donald Trump's Endorsement Never Happened

RIP, Jaime Cooley of KNRK

Santorum Fills Democrats with Joy

Tomorrow at TFAW: Ladies Night Drink and Draw

A Trailer for Kill List, the Best PIFF Movie I've Seen So Far

Kristen Wiig is in This Week's Portlandia... Soooo, You Know

SL Letter of the Day: Glasstastic Podcast

Downtown Retail Big and Small: Trillium and Target

BREAKING: Trencito To Undergo Knee Surgery, Miss 6-12 Months

The I, Anonymous Blog Quote o' the Day!

Dance Varieties

Alela Diane to Play Two Special Shows at Oaks Pioneer Church

Jimmy Kimmel Ruins the Super Bowl

Win Tickets to the Black Keys!

It's Happening Tonight!

More Good Progressive News

New General-Election Poll Shows Obama in the Lead

Judge's Ruling on Occupy Prosecutions Threatens DA's Reliance on "Violations"

Watch Michelle Obama Do 25 Push-Ups

Good Morning, News!

Damning City Study Says Local Cabbies Have Bad Working Conditions


Greg Oden To Undergo Arthroscopic Procedure

Revel in Juicy Bad Dating Stories, Raise Money For Planned Parenthood

Factcheck: Is Oregon's Gas Tax Revenue Decreasing?

College Humor Turns Breaking Bad Into a 16-Bit RPG, Internet Weeps For Joy

"That's My Jam!" Dance Party—TONIGHT!

Romney Tries to Wipe Santorum Off the Map

CD Baby Had a Surprisingly Good 2011

Woot!! Win Tix to Tomorrow's "That's My Jam!" Dance Party!

Comedy News!: Down to Funny on Oregon Art Beat; New Sketch Duo Debuts

Now You Can Remix Typhoon!

SyFy's Bigfoot Movie to Feature... Everybody

Rick Santorum Still Exists?

Black Bloc Trashes Belmont; Cops Make Arrests

Maher Un-Mormon-Baptizes Mitt Romney's Non-Believing Father-in-Law

Oregon Republican Wants to Outlaw Online Organizing

Laura Gibson Adds an Early Show at Mississippi Studios Tomorrow

How to Get a Middle-School Boyfriend: The Definitive Treatise

Proactive Cops Worry About "Tone" of Anti-Police-Brutality March

Meanwhile, in Russia...

More Ties Between Ron Paul and White Supremacists Are Cropping Up All the Time

Perfectly Pickled

Mr. Goodbody Called, And He Wants His Pants Back

Santorum and Health Care Shouldn't Mix

Tiger Woods PGA 13: They Cut The Interesting Bits

Recaps for Poor People: Love and Money (mostly love) on NBC Thursday

Madame Butterfly, in the 21st Century

Good Morning, News!

Good Morning News!

Woman Arrested in Last Night's Police Brutality March: "I Was Outside My House"

A Compost High

Santorum Says Obama Might Force the Catholic Church to Hire Female Priests

Blu-ray Reviews: Boardwalk Empire, To Kill a Mockingbird, Star Trek: The Next Generation, and Woody Allen

Conservatives Never Liked Clint Eastwood, Anyway


First Weekend Art Openings

Good Morning, News!

Groundhog's Day Deal: $30 Tickets to PCS' Remaining Shows

City Council to OLCC: Slow Down on Liquor Licenses for Food Carts

Slabtown Changes Hands as the Bender Kicks Off

SPOILER: Hulk Still Likes Smashing Shit

SL Letter of the Day: Tower of Label

The I, Anonymous Blog Quote o' the Day

Recaps For the Mildly Interested: Last Night's Episode of Grimm Was (Dare I Say It?) Kinda Good!

Obama Kicking Romney's Ass in State Polls

Tonight at Powells: The Sex Diaries Project

Best Mad Men Graffiti Tag Ever?

"That's My Jam!": Thanks... and a Concern Directed at Portland White People

It's Not Over Until We Say It's Over

Win Tickets to The Perfect Pickle!

First Friday Picks

Good Morning News!

Mario's Gets in On the Super Bowl Sale Action

SL Letter of the Day: Convention Wisdom

The Simmering Battle Between Occupy and the Black Bloc

The One End-of-Season Sale You Don't Want to Miss

Last Chance to Submit Your Mercury Reader Valentine!

OMSI Science Pub Tonight: Chocolate!

Aaron Campbell's Mother on Decision to Settle: "I Don't Want to Relive This Again. It Hurts."

In Case You Missed It: Madonna's Halftime Show

California Overturns Prop 8; Love Wins Again

Are Your Pants Too Dry?

The I, Anonymous Blog Quote o' the Day!

This Week's Mercury Music Section

"I'm Not Modeling"

Ellen Has A Few Words for the 'One Million Moms' Who Want Her Fired for 'Open Homosexuality'

It's Happening Tonight!

"Wing Eating Contest, Except the Wings are Cat Legs"

Good Morning News!

Catholic Archbishop: Psych, Motherfuckers! We're Not Sorry!

Tonight in Music

John Christopher, 1922-2012

Wow. Werner Herzog Really Does Not Like Chickens.

Sasquatch Lineup Announced!

Tonight in Music

New Spider-Man Trailer Boldly Promises Same Old Spider-Man Who's Possibly Kind Of a Little Bit Different Maybe

Blazers vs. Bobcats - Hot Live Blog Action

Finally! We Have the Recipe for Toddlers & Tiaras' "Go-Go Juice"!

Q&A with Portland's Planned Parenthood President on Komen Funding Decision

Horse Feathers Announce the Details of Their Fourth Album

Shhhh! Gingwich Is Hunting Womneys

The Mercury Presents... TWO THINGS OF NOTE!

Blazers vs. Nuggets - Hot Live Blog Action

Sold Out

A Novel Romance

One Day at a Time

The Week in Review

New Column!

Savage Love

Full Dick-Closure

I Love Television

I Love Television™

This Business Called "Show"