Writer’s Guild of America on Strike – Future of Streaming and AI In Negotiations

Increasing inflation, AI, and streaming services are currently pressing issues of the collective American experience. These things can be a mixed bag. Inflation is causing the rise of basic necessities like housing and food to luxuries such as entertainment and…

Connections: An SOU Dance Performance

Dancing, live music, storytelling–they do it all! SOU’s very own Dance Club took to the Main Stage Theater and connected dances, stories, and music from all over–suppose the name fits the theme–featuring student-choreographed performances, guest-choreographed performances, and a “Farewell, SOU”…

Oregon Shakespeare Festival asks for $2.5 million in emergency fundraising campaign

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival is seeking $2.5 million in donations to save its 2023-2024 season. A cultural mainstay of Ashland, the festival started in 1935, and it serves as an economic hub for the Rogue Valley. The festival brings in…

Celebrating Spring with Art and Community: An Interview with Artist Dennis McNett

As spring arrives here in Ashland, residents of Southern Oregon will have the opportunity to celebrate the changing seasons with a unique and active art opportunity. The creator of Wolfbat Studios, Dennis McNett is the current artist in residence at…

BODYlogues 2023

Bodylogues 2023 is over, but the stories live on. For those who don’t know, Bodylogues is an event where students can create art themed after the body– the beautiful and ugly parts that make us human, and the stigmas and…

Chainsaw Man Review: Why You Should Read/Watch this Stylistic Action Series

In December, the Japanese magazine Weekly Shonen Jump saw the start of the publication of a brand-new series called Chainsaw Man. Created by Tatsuki Fujimoto, Chainsaw Man’s first part, “The public safety arc,” would last from December 2018 to December 2020. Then, in…

What Happened While Hero Was Dead: A Comedic Tragedy

*This production is rated “R” and is for mature audiences only (age 17+); contains explicit sexual content and adult themes. Oregon Center for The Arts presents What Happened While Hero Was Dead written by Meghan Brown, directed by Holly L.…

The show’s not over till the playhouse caves in! Interview with OCT’s Valerie Rachelle

For those haven’t heard, the Oregon Cabaret Theatre (OCT) is putting on The Play That Goes Wrong, the comedic tragedy of the Rogue Valley Drama Society’s valiant attempt to put on a murder-mystery play– no matter what (or who) falls…