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Movie Review: “The King’s Speech”

Movie Review: “The King’s Speech”

    What do you do if you are the king of nearly one-quarter of the world’s population and, finding your empire poised on the brink of one of the most pivotal episodes of the twenteieth century, you can barely make your way through a single sentence? The importance of voice is revealed in “The […]

Thorndike Gallery hosts Daniel Kasser’s work

Daniel Kasser’s series of photographic art titled “Artifacts of Technology”  opened in the Thorndike Gallery on Jan. 4. Kasser, a professor of visual arts at the University of the Pacific, collected stunning composite photographs that highlight the relics of a bygone age, and the seemingly ancient and monolithically proportioned remnants of American industry. The photos […]

Student filmmaker wins year supply of yogurt

Student filmmaker wins year supply of yogurt

One Southern Oregon University video production team is tasting victory after winning a year supply of yogurt in a commercial creating contest. SOU senior Jotham Porzio, 22, and his crew won a year supply of yogurt after winning a commercial contest for Yogurt Hut. Porzio is choosing to split his 368 yogurts amongst his friends […]

La Niña brings snow

La Niña brings snow

La Nina is in full swing in southern Oregon, already bringing a series of early winter storms and plenty of snow pack.  The counterpart of El Nino, a La Nina weather phenomenon means a cooler ocean surface temperature, which causes a cold, wet, winter and the chance of more storms than usual. The early winter […]

CD Review: New Politics

CD Review: New Politics

        I have problems with pop music.  Not with the messages, goodness no.  Nor is it an aversion to catchy and infectious beats that Dr. Dre came up with years ago.  It’s not even a music snob reason, as if I think pop is too mainstream and I want to be different […]

“Positive and Negative” art opening

Colby Stevens’ new exhibition “Positive and Negative” is now on display at Retzlaff Gallery in the Art Building, along with a number of other exhibitions by Southern Oregon University art students. The opening on Thursday night was attended by art goers from both the university and the community, and Stevens’ exhibition attracted a considerable amount […]

Coen Brothers create a new classic

Coen Brothers create a new classic

        The Coen Brothers have once again succeeded in mesmerizing us with another beautifully told story. It seems that every time we go to the theater to see a Coen Brothers film, we are partaking in an important part of cinematic history. “True Grit” is another film for the books. Mattie Ross, […]

What to rent: “Delicatessen”

What to rent: “Delicatessen”

Some movies always seem fresh. Although it was released nearly twenty years ago in 1991, “Delicatessen,” from the French directing team of Marc Caro and Jean-Pierre Juenet (“City of Lost Children,” “Amélie”), still feels as exciting and innovative as it did the day it premiered. Equal measures David Lynch and the Coen brothers, this dark […]

Vagabond Opera shows their vaudeville prowess

Vagabond Opera shows their vaudeville prowess

    Vagabond Opera brought their eccentric stage show to Ashland last Friday, playing to a packed house at CultureWorks. The “Bohemian Cabaret” ensemble played for over two hours, singing in a variety of languages and playing a variety of musical genres.  The Portland-based group has been to Ashland before, a fact that was evident […]

Built to Spill brings their energy to the Ashland Armory

Built to Spill brings their energy to the Ashland Armory

Built to Spill will be bringing their unique sound to the Ashland Armory this Thursday. Known for their amazing live performances which include much improvisation and well-selected cover songs, the Boise-based band have been honing their live show for over 15 years. Led by Doug Martsch on vocals and guitar, Built to Spill have been […]