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Video: Tereso Cobian draws comics

If you’ve ever wanted to see Spiderman smoke a bong and flip off the Green Goblin, then “Private Posse” just might be the comic book for you. Former UO student Tereso Cobian has spent that last few years writing and illustrating his own comic book currently on sale at The …

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Franz Nicolay: Author, musician and “Professional Traveler”

On Friday, Jan. 13, author, musician and “professional traveler” Franz Nicolay will speak with fellow author Cari Luna at Powell’s City of Books in Portland. Nicolay is best known as the sharply-dressed multi-instrumentalist for bands such as The Hold Steady, The World/Inferno Friendship Society and Against Me!, but he recently …

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Emerald Recommends: The best books of 2016

As college students, it’s tough to find spare time to read for pleasure between homework, midterms and term papers. The Emerald has enlisted its writers to recommend their favorite books they managed to read released in 2016. But What If We’re Wrong? By Chuck Klosterman Chuck Klosterman is the type of person who …

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Emerald Recommends: Last minute gift ideas for your parents

Update: 3:05 p.m. More last minute gift ideas have been added to the list. Let’s face it: our parents do a lot for us. In addition to being the reason we are in this world at all, our parents spent years loving us unconditionally, providing a home, feeding us, doing our …

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Emerald Recommends: Books to comfort you

The weeks leading up to finals can be very stressful. With tests and essays on the horizon, it’s important to practice self care at times like these. Why not escape the crazy stressful world of college for a moment with a book? These picks by Emerald writers Sararosa Davies and Patience …

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Four poems to read on Halloween instead of “The Raven”

It’s time to do something scary for Halloween. Read. Instead of watching a horror movie or searching for clowns, read some poetry. There are plenty of poems and books out there that can send chills down your spine beside Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Raven.” Skip your old stuffy literature class …

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Ten seconds with Springsteen: Inside the ‘Born To Run’ meet and greet at Powell’s

I’m prone to injuring myself in stupid ways. In eighth grade I tried to make a half court shot in basketball without warming up in 54 degree weather and, unsurprisingly, threw my back out and lost a bet. During a high school tennis match, I once hit myself in the …

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Review: ‘Your Song Changed My Life’ by Bob Boilen

In his book Your Song Changed My Life, NPR Music’s Bob Boilen has a simple inquiry for the musicians whom he interviews: what is a musical experience you’ve had that fundamentally changed your life? Boilen’s book is a great compendium of essays, almost all of which offer poignant insight into …

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UO psych graduates team up for children’s novella ‘Down the Manhole’

Inspired by Dr. Seuss, Roald Dahl and Lewis Carroll, a pair of University of Oregon students have taken their love for these tales and created an adventure of their own: Down The Manhole, a story of bunnies and psychology. Cesare B. Bisbocci and Louis Cicalese, two UO psychology students from …

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Tsunami Books owner Scott Landfield runs donation-free campaign for Eugene mayor

Tsunami Books owner Scott Landfield is running for mayor of Eugene. So far, he has spent just $3.47.






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Q&A with Michael Helquist, author of Stonewall Honor-winning ‘Marie Equi’

This Friday, historian and activist Michael Helquist will discuss his novel, Marie Equi: Radical Politics and Outlaw Passions, which won the 2016 Stonewall Honor – given to “exceptional merit relating to the gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender experience” – for Non-Fiction. He will also be signing books, which will be for sale in the Knight …

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Move over, Expanded Universe: This is the ‘Star Wars’ New Canon

The Star Wars franchise has spawned many thrilling sci-fi novels – Timothy Zahn’s Heir to the Empire trilogy, James Luceno’s Darth Plagueis novel – but with the release of The Force Awakens, most of the pre-existing expanded universe media is no longer part of the canon storyline. To fill the void, several new Star …

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Review: Mehr’s ‘Trouble Boys,’ is the unrivaled Replacements guide

After years of living in squalor on the road and playing countless gigs for little pay and sparse crowds, most bands break out to a larger audience that enables them to live a life of luxury. The tour buses grow larger, the venues grander, and the public adoration more intense. …

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Preview: UO professor blends decrepitude with comedy in photography book “Oxide”

UO digital arts professor Craig Hickman to speak about “Oxide” at 6 p.m. on Oct. 21. at Eugene Public Library.






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Ted Rall discusses new graphic novel Snowden this Saturday

Award-winning novelist and cartoonist speaks on privacy and security in the graphic form






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Law School Edition: Well, I guess we can’t use Atticus Finch in our law school apps anymore

America needs its heroes. Our heroes are confident, but not cocky. Wise, but not pedantic. Charismatic, but soft spoken. This summer, an American hero’s legacy was crushed under the weight of his own bigotry. With the publication of Go Set a Watchman, the To Kill a Mockingbird sequel published 55 …

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Q&A with Jeff Alworth, author of ‘The Beer Bible’

Goose Island Sofie. Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale. Dogfish Head Midas Touch. Firestone Walker Parabola. If you suffer from vertigo when you walk down mesmerically long beer aisles, Portland author Jeff Alworth can help you navigate the shelves and learn to read the idiosyncratic labels with his guide, The Beer Bible. Formerly a beer columnist for Willamette …

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Atticus Finch will be old and racist in ‘Go Set A Watchman,’ release party at Duck Store this Tuesday

Quick: think of your favorite civil rights attorney from a 20th-century novel who famously crusaded against racism in the Deep South. If you said Atticus Finch, this news may be troubling. To Kill A Mockingbird‘s follow-up novel Go Set a Watchman, which has invited excitement and skepticism in equal measure, will go on sale this Tuesday, exactly …

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Review: Alex Tizon makes his case in ‘Big Little Man’

Throughout my education, the topic of race was always firmly in place in our curriculum. It started in kindergarten, when Mrs. Rohloff had us draw Martin Luther King Jr. in celebration of his holiday. Every year from then on out, a few weeks were consistently devoted to learning about the black …

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5 books to read this summer before they hit the silver screen

Few things are more fun than reading a good book and then watching the film adaptation. These five books will be made into movies within the next year.






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Slam poet Anis Mojgani is coming to the University of Oregon

On May 14, University of Oregon students will have the opportunity to see renowned slam poet Anis Mojgani perform on campus, free of charge. Mojgani is one of two people to have won a national individual slam poetry title twice — in 2005 and 2006. He has also been a …

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Q&A: #1 New York Times bestselling author Daniel James Brown to visit the UO

Daniel James Brown spoke to the Emerald about his latest book, ‘The Boys In The Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics.’ He will also be holding a lecture in the EMU ballroom on April 16.






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What does the addition of online educational resources mean for textbooks?

Increasingly, many classes have begun to require online resources like Sapling Learning in addition to textbooks. How will this addition effect the price students pay for classes?






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‘Sorrow Arrow’ Review: Emily Kendal Frey explores the world of sorrow in her second poetry collection

Emily Kendal Frey’s latest release of over 80 poems offers insight into a range of emotional struggles, from personal relationships to fears.






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McWilliams: We like strong women and relationships, according to our literature

Many people gauge the culture of a community on their literature. What do our favorite book say about us?






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Interested in creative writing? Here’s how to get involved at the University of Oregon

“America chugs coffee like Zeus devoured ambrosia: messily, hungrily, knowingly. America tries so hard to impress older Titans.” Dante Douglas recites his original poetry in a booming baritone, installed confidently behind a microphone, his words emphasized with vitriol. “With poetry, there’s nothing else on stage,” Douglas said. “It’s a very naked situation.” He …

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Q&A: Portland author Tom Spanbauer on writing, teaching and his latest novel ‘I Loved You More’

Author Tom Spanbauer speaks to the Emerald about his latest release and the process of teaching “Dangerous Writing.”






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Book Review: 'I Loved You More' by Tom Spanbauer

Things in the world are just things. Your house, your table, your notebook, your computer, your bed, your toothbrush. Your clothes, your shoes, your socks, your car. Food. They have a life of their own unconnected to you. It’s as if you’re already dead and the world does not recognize …

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Introducing Art Ducko — the U of O's first comic magazine

The University of Oregon finally has its own comic book publication. Art Ducko had its official release party Friday at the Mills International Center. The comic publication features unique art and writing from students at the UO. The new publication was in the works last year when Alex Milshtein, editor in …

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