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OSPIRG video raises high-speed awareness

OSPIRG video raises high-speed awareness

OSPIRG recently posted a video on funnyordie.com titled “Mad Men on Trains,” hoping to raise awareness for the need in the U.S. for a high-speed rail system. The video gets a recognition boost from Vincent Kartheiser and Rich Sommer, actors from the AMC series “Mad Men.” The actors play Pete and Harry (the characters they […]

Music news: 4/4-4/10

Music news: 4/4-4/10

John Mellencamp to work with Stephen King on musical That’s right, campers, Mr. Small-Town himself will be working with prolific creator of the macabre on “Ghost Brothers of Darkland County,” which has been in the works for over a decade and will open at the Alliance Theater in Atlanta on April 4 next year and […]

Zombies strike Siskiyou

Zombies strike Siskiyou

It was a normal, sunny Friday afternoon in the sleepy town of Ashland,  when the zombies attacked. The hoard struck during the commute home for the unsuspecting residents of the quiet southern Oregon town. Pale-faced with dark, sunken eyes and mouths dripping blood, the living dead staggered and loped their way down Siskiyou Boulevard, arms […]

Radiohead’s “The King of Limbs” is a masterpiece of atmospheric imagery

Radiohead’s “The King of Limbs” is a masterpiece of atmospheric imagery

Radiohead has mastered the bait-and-switch mode of recording albums.  It’s not always a conscious effort, they just seem to grow and progress at an alarming pace – though much of this is due to the fact that they sincerely want to grow as musicians and songwriters. Their first album, “Pablo Honey,” was a searing, guitar-driven […]

Music news (2/22-2/28)

Music news (2/22-2/28)

      Tom Morello plays at Wisconsin rally       The guitarist from Rage Against the Machine, Audioslave, and The Nightwatchman took part in the Wisconsin protests on Monday, performing acoustic songs and delivering a speech in support of protestors against Governor Walker’s attempt to end the right of state employees to collectively […]

Ten-year, $100 billion budget cuts may hit Federal Pell Grant program and student loans

Ten-year, $100 billion budget cuts may hit Federal Pell Grant program and student loans

The U.S. Congress is preparing to vote on wide-reaching budget cuts that could affect the academic livelihood, and survival of many college students. President Barack Obama’s 2012 federal budget takes aim at Pell grants and loans for graduate students. The cuts proposed would decrease the available funds from the Federal Pell Grant program by $100 […]

Ashland Independent Film Festival will host Oscar night celebration

Ashland Independent Film Festival will host Oscar night celebration

The Ashland Independent Film Festival will hold its 2011 Oscar Night Gala on Sunday, Feb. 27, at 4 p.m. at the Historic Ashland Armory. The fundraiser for the AIFF will feature dinner and dessert by Helena Darling Fine Catering. A no-host bar will be sponsored by South Stage Cellars and Wooldridge Creek Winery, with all […]

Music News (2/13-2/21)

Music News (2/13-2/21)

      New Radiohead album out now Radiohead’s new album, “The King of Limbs,” is now available to download in a digital format from their new website, thekingoflimbs.com. MP3 copies are $9, and WAVs are $14.  They also have a physical/digital bundle for $48, which includes two 10-inch vinyl records, a CD and over […]

Oregon Shakespeare Festival prepares for opening weekend

        The Oregon Shakespeare Festival opens its 2011 season this Thursday with four new productions. Shakespeare’s “Measure for Measure,” Moliere’s “The Imaginary Invalid,” the stage adaptation of Harper Lee’s “To Kill a Mockingbird,” and Julia Cho’s “The Language Archive” will open the new season of awe-inspiring OSF productions. The Angus Bowmer Theatre […]

Keeping our rulers in check through technology

Keeping our rulers in check through technology

There are some things rulers and the powers-that-be will never learn. The more they struggle to silence their opponents by cutting off means of communication – such as the Internet – the more it is evident how wily and resourceful people can be, and how they will always find a way to speak out against […]

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