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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 […]

On the piss: The Black Sheep

On the piss: The Black Sheep

Essentially, The Black Sheep is indeed what it claims to be: a traditional English pub and of course it is public knowledge that we Brits enjoy a drink or two or… you get the picture. This truly splendid establishment endeavors to maintain this age-old English drinking tradition with a happy hour from 4-6 p.m. Monday […]

What to rent: The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus

What to rent: The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus

Doctor Parnassus (Christopher Plummer) is a very old man living in a horse-drawn caravan with his daughter Valentina (Lily Cole), his assistant Percy (Verne Troyer), and Anton (Andrew Garfield), an additional member of his troupe of mummers. The four travel the streets of London performing short plays in order to eke out a meager living. […]

Vagabond Opera comes to Ashland

Vagabond Opera comes to Ashland

Classifying themselves as a “Bohemian Cabaret” ensemble, Vagabond Opera will be bringing their stunning stage show to Culture Works, 310 Oak St., at 9 p.m. this Friday. Begun in 2002 by classically-trained operatic tenor Eric Stern, the group defies definition by blending jazz, swing, folk-punk and klezmer.  They have been performing across the U.S., appearing […]

Program offers students in-the-field experience

Program offers students in-the-field experience

The Wild Rockies Field Institute, which offers college course credit for rigorous in the field outdoor classes, had a representative on campus this week to educate students on the program. The WRFI was created in 1993 and has since had over 700 students in the program. RMFI aims to mix traditional academics with service projects […]

“Silent Resonance” on display in Retzlaff Gallery

Tiffany Hokanson’s collection of mixed-media abstract art is now on display in the Retzlaff Gallery in Southern Oregon University’s Art Building. The show is entitled “Silent Resonance,” a name she calls a “paradox.” Judging from the reaction of those attending the opening reception last Thursday, her art is resonating with viewers very well. “I love […]

“Lovely, Still” offers a genuine surprise

“Lovely, Still” offers a genuine surprise

Many students at Southern Oregon University are quite young; some are a little older, and few are much older. Youth is often characterized by feelings of immortality and freedom, as well as a certain naÑ—vety. Although we know we will all grow old and die, we rarely put much thought into becoming senior citizens or […]