Print Edition for the week of
Mar. 8 - 14, 2012

Vol. 12, No. 42
Carolyn Main


On Thin Ice

Multnomah County Takes on a Controversial Federal Immigration Program

Altered State of the City

The 2012 Edition of What Sam Adams Didn't Say

Hall Monitor

What About None of the Above?

Amanda Interrupted

Adams Silences Fritz at JTTF Hearing

In Other News


A Permanent Retreat

Anya Marina's New Home

Rules of Engagement

The Alialujah Choir Sets Boundaries

Illogical Songs

Paddy Considine Is Guided by Guided by Voices

Up & Coming

Highlights in Music the Week of March 8-14

Movies & TV

To Infinity and Beyond

Surprise! You've Already Seen John Carter!

Zombies, Spandex, and Meg Ryan

POW Fest Celebrates a Diverse Range of Female Filmmakers

Refn Rising

Here. Have Some Nicolas Winding Refn.

Breed Love

Friends with Kids: Kind of a Terrible Idea!

A Dim View

The Holocaust, In Darkness


Let the Bullets Fly: Nothing Makes Sense Anymore

Not Quite Ecstasy

A Tetris Documentary That's Just Short of Perfect

Film Shorts

In Which We Hit It and Quit It

Geek Out

John Carter's Back... In Book Form!

Food and Drink

The Treasures of Mextiza

Picking up Where Mole Leaves Off

Visual Art

Contemporary Definitions

Disjecta's Biennial Portland 2012



Powells' Annual Celebration of Small-Press Authors

Outsider Americana

Superstition, Spirituality, and Quackery in Hari Kunzru's Gods without Men

Theater & Performance

A Pair of Aces

High-Concept Comedy from a New Sketch Duo


The Annual Mercury Sex Issue Presents...

Sex: It Makes Babies, Don't It?

The Future of Male Contraception

Come on, Science! It Can't Be That Hard to Cockblock.

Throbbing Love Condoms

by Various Talented Writers

A 100 Percent Complete (and Accurate!) Timeline of Birth Control Throughout Human History

Portland's Favorite Condoms

According to Interviews with Savvy and Surprisingly Eager Store Clerks

Mountain Dewing It

The Worst Sex Myths Kids Are Spreading These Days

Children: The Ultimate Boner Murderers

How to Revitalize Your Sex Life—After Your Children Have Butchered It

I Was a Child Anti-Abortion Protester

And, Yep, It Sucked

Comic: The War on Women

I Love Television

I Love Television™

Blame Game

I, Anonymous


It's Happening Tonight!


An Emitown Primer

"Hot Dogs Cause Butt Cancer"

Good Morning, News!

You Want More New Chromatics? You Got It

Finally, a Use for Your Useless Dance Dance Revolution Skills!

Blu-ray Review: Game of Thrones, Season One

Newt's Getting Desperate

Win Tickets to the Malt Ball!

Today's Random Passage from Q-Squared, a 1994 Star Trek: The Next Generation Novel by Peter David

Best Book Cover or Best Book Cover?

Santorum Signed

Gossip Have a New Record; Hear the First Single

Triforce Tribute Opens At Land Gallery Tomorrow

TriMet Budget Cuts, Take Two

In AG's Race, WWeek Editor Pens Private Endorsement of His Boss's Wife

City's Bike Sharing Website Goes Live

Skate-A-Roke Was a Blast, Y'all!

Candlelight Vigil Honors Shooting Victims

Oregonian Revises Story: Bob Caldwell Died in Apartment of Woman Who Says He Sometimes Paid Her for Sex

See the Season Premiere of Game of Thrones Early, Finally Have Excuse to Dress Like Khal Drogo in Public

Tonight in Music

Hanford Rally Q & A

Here's Your Halo Movie

Fashion Star Debuts Tonight with Lizzie Parker

Lady Dems Demand an End to Birth Control Legislation

New Seasons Protesters Demand Change

Portland vs. Philadelphia—High-Pitched Live Blog Action

Homosexuality Isn't Unnatural

Bio Hazard: Fucked-Up People, Fucked-Up Show

Let's Check Out Bob Odenkirk's Let's Do This!

Help a Lady Out: Skate-a-Roke... TONIGHT!

Tonight's GOP Primaries: Race for the Hillbillies

East Coast Meat

Cartoonist Matt Bors Wins Herblock Prize

These People Who are Obsessed with Cabbage Patch Kids Aren't Creepy at All

Gone South

SL Letter of the Day: Minor Dispute

Men Shot Under Morrison Bridge Still in Hospital

Small Doggies Reading Tonight

Get Your Tickets Now for Skate-a-Roke!

Stupid, Stupid Baby: Bubbles.

The I, Anonymous Blog Quote o' the Day!

Blogtown's Poster of the Week

Sarah Palin Says She Will Debate President Obama "Anywhere, Anytime"

Let Kirk Cameron Know You Support His Stand Think He's a Douchebag

The Walking Dead Chitty-Chat Club!

Tonight: Library Lovers Unite!

Police Give Details on Last Night's Taxi Crash

Police Brutality Victim Wins Trial

Loren Parks Backs Anti-Light Rail Group

Mississippi Republicans Are Human Caricatures

Mash it Up! Community Meets Law & Order

More News on PSU's Bad Bookkeeping

Tonight at Powell's: Smallpressapalooza

Last Week to Apply to Show in The Mercury's Annual Fashion Show!

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

Adams, Leonard Chide an Absent Dan Saltzman Over Portland Playhouse's Code Fight

It's Happening Tonight!

Today's Random Passage from Q-Squared, a 1994 Star Trek: The Next Generation Novel by Peter David

Good Morning, News!

SL Letter of the Day: Permission Slippage

Clinton Street Theater for Sale

Get RillRill

Thursday TV Recaps for Poor People!

This Is EXACTLY What SXSW Is Like

Alan Moore Has Something to Say

Mirrorring - "Fell Sound"

New Mercury Food and Drink Twitter Account

Romney Won't Debate in Oregon; What About Everyone Else?

The Morning News' Tournament of Books

Man Injured in New Columbia Shootout with Police

Tonight in Music

Vogue Knitting Coming to Imperial Stock Ranch/Imperial Yarn

Rick Santorum Says Wildly Stupid Thing

Alberta's New Sugar Spot

It's Happening Tonight!

Good Morning News!

First Look at the Henson Company's The Happytime Murders

Be in The 2012 Mercury Fashion Show!

Wicked Remix: "Good DAY, Sir! You Lose!"

Female Lawmakers' Answer to Anti-Abortion Bills

Faithful America: NALTs Fight Back

The I, Anonymous Blog Quote o' the Day!

Abortion and Comics Don't Mix, Says Oregonian

SL Letter of the Day: The Limits of GGG

Great Wilderness - "The Enemy"

Onstage this Weekend


Tonight in Music

This Week's Mercury Music Section

Shooting Victim's Family Tells Oregonian He Mistook Cop for Prowler

Pat Robertson Says the Christly Thing to Do Is to Skip Your Sister's Gay Wedding

The I, Anonymous Blog Quote o' the Day!

SL Letter of the Day: I Get Too Many Letters Like This

A Hot Transformers Tip from ""

SL Letter of the Day: Short & Sweet

Not a Movie—But Might Be: Pauly Shore Missing in the Congo?

Division Street, Divided

Romney on Planned Parenthood: "We're Gonna Get Rid of That"

Skate-A-Roke: What's Your Jam?

Today's Random Passage from Q-Squared, a 1994 Star Trek: The Next Generation Novel by Peter David

The Stolen Sweets Are Releasing a 78 RPM Record

Tonight in Music

Rick Santorum Thinks Teleprompters Are Satan's Work

It's Happening Tonight!

Comedy Tonight: Jackie Kashian, the Weekly Recurring Humor Night's One-Year Anniversary

Review: Street Fighter X Tekken

Today's Random Passage from Q-Squared, a 1994 Star Trek: The Next Generation Novel by Peter David

It's Happening Tonight!

Good Morning, News!

Good Morning News!

Tonight in Music

Good Morning, News!

Here's a Preview of the New Radiation City EP

Today's Random Passage from Q-Squared, a 1994 Star Trek: The Next Generation Novel by Peter David

Oh, Great. Kermit the Frog Raped Kurt Cobain.

Police Union Boss Promises to Put More Muscle into Picking, Promoting Political Candidates

Video: The Alialujah Choir - "A House a Home"

A Snake Eating Its Own Tail: I Was an Extra on Grimm

Let's Just Look at How Pretty This Is

Betty & Veronica & Joss Whedon

Timbers Kick Off Today! What Questions Remain Unanswered?!?

Timbers' Rally Creams Philly

Mitt Romney Calls Campaigning in Southern States "An Away Game"

It's Happening Tonight!

Recaps For the Mildly Interested: Here Be Dragons

Doonesbury Fallout Actually Has Me Agreeing with Oregonian Commenters

A Sneaky Peeky at Next Week's Return of Community!

"Hot Dogs Cause Butt Cancer": The Poll!

Sarah Palin Says Barack Obama Wants to Take Us Back to the "Days Before the Civil War"

John Carter :(

Portland Goes Virgin

Bad Postcards

Everything Is Terrible in Mainstream Fashion

Selections from My Random House Historical Dictionary of American Slang

One Day at a Time

The Week in Review

New Column!

Savage Love

Someone to Talk To


As the Chainsaw Turns

The Timbers Rev Up and Kris Boyd Gets Wood