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EMDA Celebrates Third Anniversary

The Emerging Media and Digital Arts (or EMDA) Program recently celebrated its third anniversary at Southern Oregon University. The program is one of several interdisciplinary programs offered at the school, featuring a combination of digital media, art, writing, and technical courses. In its first three years the program has sparked major interest in the student […]

Review: “Our Town” is Simple, Classic, Good

You can’t put on a production of Thornton Wilder’s Our Town without acknowledging – or at least knowing – that it’s a theatrical classic. Director Paul Barnes certainly must be well acquainted with that fact. His production of Our Town is a pure embrace of the qualities which make this play one of the most […]

Review: “Ender’s Game” Isn’t a Bad Adaptation

Gavin Hood, director of the recent X-Men Origins: Wolverine does what is probably fair to say his best work so far in Ender’s Game. You can tell, watching the film, that he’s familiar with not only the simple text of the original book, but the experience it gives the reader. For non-readers, the story is […]

2014 Ashland Independent Film Festival Looking for Volunteers

The Ashland Independent Film Festival is looking for volunteers for the upcoming festival in April 2014, and they’re inviting SOU students to come join in. The AIFF is a five day event, beginning April 3rd, 2014 at the Varsity Theatre downtown. Though the films for this year have not yet been announced, the AIFF has […]

Review: Reign’s Fiction Less Interesting Than It’s History

It can’t claim to be accurate. Reign is about as much – or probably less – a responsible recounting of Mary, Queen of Scots’ life as The Tudors was of Henry VIII’s. While the pilot episode opens with some promise, giving us a fairly gruesome indication of the danger Mary’s highly politicized life is in, […]

Jonathan Warren and the Billy Goats Arrive This Weekend!

Indie band Jonathan Warren and the Billy Goats are coming to Club 66 in Ashland for some fall folk music entertainment! The three-man band feature plays an impressive seven-plus instruments, including cello, banjo, and upright bass. The Billy Goats are touring to promote their new album, released just this week, titled This Very Evening, and […]