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

English Gothic

The Woman in Black (Mostly) Hammers It Home

I'm Sorry, But That Is Not a Miracle

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

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?

Madame Butterfly, in the 21st Century

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

The Nutella of Doom

Santorum and Health Care Shouldn't Mix

"Get Sexy, Sing Karaoke"

Who's Lobbying The City and Why?

Tiger Woods PGA 13: They Cut The Interesting Bits

Hutch Harris Sings to His Kitty

Mr. Goodbody Called, And He Wants His Pants Back

Perfectly Pickled

Good Morning News!

The I, Anonymous Blog Quote o' the Day!

Tonight! Mayoral Candidates' Transportation Debate!

Artist Statements Are a Plague on the English Language.

Good Morning, News!

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

Meanwhile, in Russia...

Blazers vs. Bobcats - Hot Live Blog Action

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

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

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

Laura Gibson Adds an Early Show at Mississippi Studios Tomorrow

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

Blazers vs. Nuggets - Hot Live Blog Action

The Mercury Presents... TWO THINGS OF NOTE!

Oregon Republican Wants to Outlaw Online Organizing

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

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

Shhhh! Gingwich Is Hunting Womneys

Horse Feathers Announce the Details of Their Fourth Album

John Christopher, 1922-2012

Tonight in Music

CD Baby Had a Surprisingly Good 2011

Good Morning News!

Black Bloc Trashes Belmont; Cops Make Arrests

Rick Santorum Still Exists?

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

SyFy's Bigfoot Movie to Feature... Everybody

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

Tonight in Music

Sasquatch Lineup Announced!

Now You Can Remix Typhoon!

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

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

Wow. Werner Herzog Really Does Not Like Chickens.

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

Damning City Study Says Local Cabbies Have Bad Working Conditions

"I'm Not Modeling"

This Week's Mercury Music Section


Are Your Pants Too Dry?

Romney Tries to Wipe Santorum Off the Map

"That's My Jam!" Dance Party—TONIGHT!

The I, Anonymous Blog Quote o' the Day!

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

California Overturns Prop 8; Love Wins Again

In Case You Missed It: Madonna's Halftime Show

It's Happening Tonight!

Factcheck: Is Oregon's Gas Tax Revenue Decreasing?

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

Greg Oden To Undergo Arthroscopic Procedure

More Good Progressive News

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

Win Tickets to the Black Keys!

OMSI Science Pub Tonight: Chocolate!

Last Chance to Submit Your Mercury Reader Valentine!

It's Happening Tonight!

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

Jimmy Kimmel Ruins the Super Bowl

Good Morning, News!

Watch Michelle Obama Do 25 Push-Ups

The Simmering Battle Between Occupy and the Black Bloc

SL Letter of the Day: Convention Wisdom

Mario's Gets in On the Super Bowl Sale Action

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

New General-Election Poll Shows Obama in the Lead

The I, Anonymous Blog Quote o' the Day!

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

Tonight at Powells: The Sex Diaries Project

SL Letter of the Day: Glasstastic Podcast

Good Morning News!

First Friday Picks

Downtown Retail Big and Small: Trillium and Target

Win Tickets to The Perfect Pickle!

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

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

Alela Diane to Play Two Special Shows at Oaks Pioneer Church

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

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

Best Mad Men Graffiti Tag Ever?

Dance Varieties

Santorum Fills Democrats with Joy

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

RIP, Jaime Cooley of KNRK

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

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

Walkabout: Bill Murray Edition

Obama Kicking Romney's Ass in State Polls

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

The I, Anonymous Blog Quote o' the Day

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

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

Tomorrow at TFAW: Ladies Night Drink and Draw

SL Letter of the Day: Tower of Label

SPOILER: Hulk Still Likes Smashing Shit

Slabtown Changes Hands as the Bender Kicks Off

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

Tonight in Music

A Compost High

Blazers vs. Thunder - Hot Live Blog Action

IPRC Signs Lease on New Location

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

It's Happening Tonight!

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

Good Morning, News!

First Weekend Art Openings

You Know Who Hasn't Won in a While?

Co-Ed Naked Shopping

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


Conservatives Never Liked Clint Eastwood, Anyway

Sold Out

A Novel Romance

One Day at a Time

The Week in Review

New Column!

Savage Love & Sex

Savage Love

Full Dick-Closure

I Love Television

I Love Television™

This Business Called "Show"