Print Edition for the week of
Feb. 9 - 15, 2012

Vol. 12, No. 38
Ruel Pascual


When Is Segregation Legal?

State Sued By Advocacy Groups over Segregating Workers with Disabilities

Net Failure

Volunteers Sound Alarm over Flaws in Portland's Disaster Response Plan

Fight Between Friends

Q&A with Portland Planned Parenthood Prez David Greenberg

In Other News


The Creepiest Love Songs of All Time

A Special Valentine's Day Playlist

Take Your Medicine

The Pharmacy's Rock and Roll Lifestyle

The Final Frontier

Vektor Is Light Years Ahead of the Fleet

Up & Coming

Highlights in Music the Week of February 9-15

Movies & TV

The Young Ones

A PIFF That Looks Younger Than Ever

The Blueprint

So Some Stuff Happens in Safe House I Guess

Blood, Honey, and a Trojan Horse

Angelina Jolie Brings a Dog into the Bosnian War

Buster Keaton and Time-Traveling Hipsters

Making a Little Time for Oscar-Nominated Shorts

Bombad Three Dees!

Ooo! Da Phantom Menace! Deesa Besto Star Warsie!

Geek Out

3D Done Right

Film Shorts

In Which We Hit It and Quit It

Food and Drink

All Shook Up

Oven and Shaker's Italian Comfort Food



Pam Houston's Contents May Have Shifted Travels the World with Grace

24/7 Jihad

The Mirage Reverses the Roles in the War on Terror

A Month of Letters

Mary Robinette Kowal's Hand-Written Challenge

Theater & Performance

Madame Butterfly

Portland Opera Takes on Puccini's Tale of Love and Betrayal

Tour Guide to Shakespeare

Portland Center Stage's Shakespeare's Amazing Cymbeline.



Tantalizing, Romantical Love Notes—Written by You! The Mercury Reader!

I, Anonymous


(UPDATED) Are You Ready for Comic Book Men? Hell, is Anyone?

Tonight in Music

From the Mercury Mailbag!

Nicolas Cage: Vampire, Clone, Hero

Google Briefly Acknowledges the Existence of Gay Couples—and Princess/Frog Couples—on Valentine's Day

It's Happening Tonight!

Good Morning, News!

TriMet Bus Driver Assault!

Weekend Shopper

Chromatics Cover Neil Young

Police Make String of Arrests for Squatting in Vacant Houses

This Week's Mercury Music Section

Community Service for Naked Valentine's Day Bondage Game

Police Officers Also Want You to Know "It Gets Better"

Lexicon Valley on "Faggot"

Radish Underground 101

Tonight at Powell's: Katherine Boo

Tonight: Sailor & Lula & Clarence & Alabama

Surfboard Building Class? Okay!

Die Antwoord's Fashion Week Outfits: Kind of Obvious

And Now, Your Daily Picture of Bruce Campbell Wearing a Kilt and Carrying a Sword

The I, Anonymous Blog Quote o' the Day!

Good Morning, News!

Required Listening: Howard Stern on Ellen, JC Penney, Bullied Gay Kids, Rosie, Santorum, Bachmann, et al

Santorum Rises

Lille Boutique's Stella McCartney Lingerie Spring 2012 Lookbook

Tonight in Music

I Like Sony's Vita, But Save Your Money

Did You Get a Call from Sam Adams Yesterday?


A Fire Sale. Literally.

Good Morning, News!

Tonight in Music

"Don't Call Her Vagina A Beautiful Flower. Please Don't."

Why the City Hall Camping Vigil Is Allowed to Keep Its Tent

It's Happening Tonight

It's Happening Tonight!

Driving Around With a Tied-Up Naked Woman is Apparently a Crime Even If She Agrees to Do It

My (Drunken) Chocolate-Free Valentine's

Good Morning, News!

TriMet Budget Cuts Rundown: Fare Increase, MAX Cuts, Killing Free Rail, Oh My!

How PBS Covers Presidential Blowjobs

Tonight in Music

Coming to North Williams: A New 84-unit Apartment Complex

Mitt Romney Tries to Woo Detroit By Saying "Let Detroit Go Bankrupt" a Second Time, in More Detail

$880K Says Adventure Games Aren't Dead

Recaps For the Mildly Interested: Watching Grimm on Location

SL Letter of the Day: Pill The Homos!

"Dear Sugar" Revealed as Portland Author Cheryl Strayed

Lackthereof's New, Free Album Was Recorded in a Single Day

By the Numbers: Charting Change on North Williams

Sneaky Peek: Louis CK on Parks and Rec!

Should Portland Ban Cops From Using Horses and Pepper Spray to Bust Up Protests?

Give and Take

Required Viewing: Alternate Version of Clint Eastwood's Halftime-in-America Commercial

Bare-Bones Report Released on Police Bureau's Work with JTTF

The Walking Dead Chitty-Chat Club!

Tonight at Helium: Amy Schumer

PIFF Liftoff

The Return of Purity Bear!

The Other Breakfast Club Archetype: The Class Clown

American Income Inequality Looks a Lot Like 1928

Would You Buy a Mini-iPad?

Kirk Cameron Makes Doc About America's "Growing Pains" (GET IT?!?!?)

Planned Parenthood Exposed!

Shoot This Truck


Chris Brown: The Quiz

Announcing: Communion

Here's That Care Bear Reboot You've Been Waiting For

Situation Tense at SE New Seasons Over Firing, Says Worker

Google Wants to Get in Your House

Last Minute Erotic Valentines!

Good Morning News!

PSA: Project Runway Is on The Hunt

Win Tickets to Cate Le Bon!

Required Reading: The Self-Delusions of "Self-Sufficient" Americans

The I, Anonymous Blog Quote o' the Day!

Gretchen Jones F/W '12

The Decemberists' Jenny Conlee's Grammy Dress in Progress

Cabbie Crackdown Update

New Tu Fawning! Or Should That Be Nu Tu Fawning?

Recaps for Poor People: Long 30 Rock Episode is Long.

Experimental Half Hour - "XXX Valentine's Day"

"Happy Black History Month, Charlie Brown!"

Mandatory French Fries on Sandwiches: CONDEMN OR ALLOW?

Whitney Houston Dead at 48

New Ramona Falls Song!

Valentine's Day Bondage Date All Kinds of Wrong

So Now George Lucas Is Just Trolling Nerds

Typhoon to Release Live DVD

Disgruntled New Seasons Employees Protest Firing of Worker over Alleged "Rice and Tofu Theft"

Tonight! KATU Wants Everyone to Be Afraid of Marauding Crazy People!

Madonna Throws M.I.A. Under the Bus

Introducing CASH Music

"I Have Chickens Too!"

It Was the Best of Times, It Was the Worst of Times

EMA's New Single Raises Money for Antibullying Nonprofit

President Obama Listens to AgesandAges

URGENT BLOGTOWN POLL: How Do YOU Feel About Jean-Claude Van Damme's Mustache?

Win Valentine's Dinner for Two at Central

Tonight at The Portland International Film Fest

SL Letter of the Day: Anger Mismanagement

SL Letter of the Day: Daddy Loves Who?

Hodor Valentine's Day (feat. SeƱor Chang)

Gary Busey Files for "Butt-horn!"—I Mean, "Bankruptcy"

Santorum-Soaked Headline of the Day

Romance, Comics

Net Failure Update: Mediation Group Says City Emergency Plans Fall Short

Transformers 4: Please Make a Note of It

SL Letter of the Day: Life Sentence

Good Morning News!

The Republican Race Is Getting Democrats Excited About Voting

Grand Jury Clears Cops in Shooting of Bradley Morgan

New Paris Laws Give Bikes Okay to Run Red Lights; Ooh-La-La!

Krugman: Severely Conservative Lunatics Running the GOP Asylums

Today in You Are Tiny and Insignificant: Special Valentine's Edition!

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

Tonight in Music

Santorum Gets Glitter Bukkake'd

After Gay Controversy, Romance Writers Contest Canceled

Two Queer Media Outlets Launch in Portland

In Which Bobby Roberts Attempts to Ruin the One Thing That Made Me Happy Today

About That Rift Between Occupy and the Longshore Workers...

It's Happening Tonight!

Let's Play the Game of Love Thrones

Good Morning, News!

Sold Out

The Specialty Store

One Day at a Time

The Week in Review

New Column!

I, Anonymous Blog

Savage Love

Welcoming Committee

I Love Television

I Love Television™

Into the Donkey Abyss