Ideas on Tap is a free event the first Wednesday of each month. (Czarina Alegre/Creative Commons)
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Oregon’s Museum of Natural and Cultural History hops on the craft beer bandwagon with ‘Ideas on Tap’

The University of Oregon’s Museum of Natural and Cultural History has refined the perfect recipe for the first Wednesday of each month: It includes a scholarly blend of local craft beer and thought-provoking discussions with experts about the science, ecology and cultural history behind it all. “Ideas on Tap will provide opportunities …

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Wknd Calendar: Eugene Pro Rodeo, music and art shows to celebrate Fourth of July weekend

Starting on Thursday and continuing until Sunday evening, the Eugene Pro Rodeo welcomes members of the community to partake in one of Eugene’s old traditions at the Oregon Horse Center. Founded in 1991, and a part of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association, Eugene Pro Rodeo offers four days of events and …

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If you want to get any Avengers action on console this year, it'll have to be in the form of Lego Avengers.
Video GamesWknd

Berg: Where did all the good Marvel games go?

We’ve had three Iron Man flicks, two Avengers movies and exactly ZERO great superhero games. What gives, Marvel?

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Where to find fireworks near Eugene for the July 4 weekend

The apex of summer is coming. It’s time to don your most comically large Uncle Sam hat, take care of your dogs, and sport some red, white, and blue. Use the map below to find out where to buy fireworks in Eugene and where to watch them at night.  It’s taken from the list of everyone in the Eugene area …

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Review: ‘Batman: Arkham Knight’ is the ideal summer game

“Batman: Arkham Knight” is the fifth game in the Caped Crusder’s Arkham series, and the final chapter produced by founding studio Rocksteady Games. This is a franchise that took the entire gaming industry by surprise with “Arkham Asylum” in 2009, and took a great leap forward with “Arkham City” just two years …

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Destiny players are questioning the value of The Taken King.
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Gaming Week In Review: Destiny’s DLC Dilemma, and Batman’s PC Problem

Die-hard Destiny Fans Are Seeing Red (Bull) Last year, Bungie’s long-awaited online shooter Destiny hit next-gen consoles to a mix of ecstatic cheers and disappointed yawns. The game was a visual stunner with some of the best gun-play mechanics on the market, but suffered from a drought of content. Grinding through the same …

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Daniel McTavish (left), Addison Stern (right) and brewmaster Perry Ames (center) outside Viking Braggot Brewery. (Emerson Malone/Emerald)
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A Viking’s Laboratory

This past Saturday, Eugene’s only braggot brewery celebrated its second anniversary. Despite being located in the remote sprawl of west Eugene, any attendee of Viking Braggot’s special event wouldn’t realize its secluded locale, given its bustling attendance; the taproom offered air-conditioned refuge from the punishing midday sun for its bacon-braggot-sipping patrons. …

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True Detective episode ‘Night Finds You’ paints a grim future for the season

Warning: This article contains spoilers for season 2, episode 2 of True Detective In last week’s review of True Detective, I commented that the show’s second season was setting its eyes on a more ambitious narrative than the first season. The first episode established an elaborate array of personalities, plotlines and …

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Review: Four Tet’s soft-spoken ‘Morning/Evening’ cleanses the EDM palate

In an EDM culture saturated with artists who construct their tracks with grimy beats and filthy bass drops, it’s refreshing to have someone like Four Tet. The English musician, who’s responsible for 2010’s exceptional album “There Is Love In You”, 2013’s “Beautiful Rewind”, and collaborations with Burial and Thom Yorke, shared his …

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The Emerald Guide to Summer 2015

JUNE Calling all craft cider connoisseurs — the last week of June belongs to you. June 18 to the 28 marks the fourth annual Oregon Cider Week organized by the Northwest Cider Association. Here are some of the best cider-related events, including tap takeovers, tastings and cider dinners happening this week …

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True Detective's second season is full of secrets.
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Review: True Detective builds a new woeful world in ‘The Western Book of the Dead’

When HBO’s True Detective emerged onto the scene back in early 2014, it was an immediate cultural phenomenon and a premium quality show steeped in American philosophy, folklore, and subtle atmosphere. It burned fast and bright and left a distinct impression on all those who witnessed it. Now, more than …

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"De" Unthank. Photo courtesy of Libby Tower.
Wknd

Artists chosen for Lawrence Hall memorial installation

The University of Oregon School of Architecture and Allied Arts’ first African-American graduate will soon have his name permanently installed in Lawrence Hall. This summer, a memorial in DeNorval “De” Unthank Jr.’s name will be added as a fixture of Lawrence Hall. Unthank graduated from the school in 1951 with a bachelor’s degree …

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Tim McLaughlin performing at the Saturday Market. (Cooper Green/Emerald)
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Fresh sounds at the Eugene Saturday Market

A passerby is bound to hear a different breed of music on 8th Avenue and Oak Street in Eugene. The city’s Saturday Market hosts a myriad of vendors peddling a wide range of items. But the market is also host to a cultural platter of music. The curbs are stages …

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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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Horizon: Zero Dawn is the latest in a growing trend of games backed by female protagonists.
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Berg: E3 2015’s most exciting trend? Female main characters.

In the past couple of years, the gaming industry has seen a great deal of criticism on issues of representation and diversity within the medium. For an industry that is notoriously obsessed with selling games about white men gunning down enemies of varying shades of brown, it’s a valid concern. …

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Wknd Calendar: Free-play Friday at Blairalley, Captain Picard Day and more

By Emerson Malone and Andrea Harvey Whether you’re in Eugene or Portland this weekend, there’s plenty to do. Here are some of the best events our arts & culture editors have rounded up for you. Click on the event location to bring it up in a Google Map. Events on campus: …

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Bryce Dallas Howard and Chris Pratt investigate giant hamster balls in Jurassic World.
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‘Jurassic World’ review: Finally, a sequel worthy of the original ‘Jurassic Park’

The sequel to the 1993 masterpiece is bigger, badder and more dangerous than its two predecessors. At long last, Jurassic Park has a sequel we can get behind.

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Firewatch promises mystery, adventure, and plenty of beautiful, majestic fires.
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E3 Recap – Day 3: Firewatch, Metal Gear Solid V, and more must-see Games.

As somebody who isn’t actually attending E3, I feel it’d be extremely disingenuous to award any sort of “Best of Show” awards. But after three days of paying, arguably too much, attention to a parade of new game demos, announcements, and demonstrations, I feel pretty confident in highlighting some of …

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Just Cause 3 promises more grappling-hook powered madness, and it'll be here just in time for Christmas.
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E3 Recap – Day 2: Nintendo, Square Enix, and the PC Gaming Showcase

Nintendo 2015 marks a year of transition for Nintendo. They begin to shutter the WiiU and 3DS as they move towards mobile gaming and NX, their next dedicated hardware platform. As a result, Nintendo’s Direct was fairly short on big announcements, but a lot of content focused on the 2015 …

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Photo courtesy of Olivia Asuncion.
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Olivia Asuncion breaks new ground in a flawed system

For Olivia Asuncion, who was born with a physical disability and has used a wheelchair since age 13, fire drills and building evacuations were always a source of panic and anxiety. “I, for one, have been in many fire drills and evacuations where I definitely did not know what to …

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After six years of silence, The Last Guardian is home.
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E3 Recap – Day 1: Microsoft, EA, Ubisoft, and PlayStation

The Electronic Entertainment Expo is happening all week in Los Angeles, with the biggest developers in video games showcasing their latest titles and making huge announcements. Follow the action with the Emerald’s daily recaps. Microsoft With boastful claims that this year’s press conference would bring “the greatest lineup in Xbox …

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Multimedia: Morning/afternoon grad recap

The Emerald followed University of Oregon Class of 2015 Duck Walk to Matthew Knight Arena for Spring Commencement and throughout the day.   Graduates shared their favorite memories from their time at the University of Oregon and what they will be taking into their adult life. Follow Stacy Yurishcheva on …

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Photos: one last hurrah at Taylor’s for the Class of 2015

Today, hundreds of people gathered around the University of Oregon campus in the early hours of the morning. But this time, it wasn’t for an 8 a.m. lab. Taylor’s Bar and Grill, a hub for UO students and famous for its “dollar beer” Wednesdays, said goodbye to the Class of …

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Donato Dozzy & Neel's 2012 album "Voices From The Lake" is a techno-inspired album sure to please those new and aware of ambient music
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The best ambient albums of the decade so far

Here’s a list of five wonderfully unique ambient albums to listen to.

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The happiest of ‘happy hours’ can be found at Eugene local favorites

As the temperature continues to rise in anticipation of summer, locals make the most of their long afternoons by getting a jumpstart on evening festivities. In this iconic college town, one of the best kept secrets are the unique “happy hour” specials served up at your favorite bars. Get your …

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Faith is back in Mirror's Edge: Catalyst.
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Gaming Week In Review: Mirror’s Edge: Catalyst and Dark Souls III beat E3 to the punch

A couple of long-awaited video games made major news this week as E3 is on the horizon.

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The steely eyes of Nathan Drake watch over LA as E3 2015 approaches.
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E3 is the biggest event in gaming – here’s what to expect.

This year’s E3 Press Conference has the most packed schedule to date starting Sunday June 14. There will be 11 hours of content over three days related to everything happening and to come in the gaming world.

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Here are a few of the best shows to see in Eugene this summer

Whether you’re a native or a college student staying here while your friends disperse, Eugene is the place to be during summer. This is in no small part thanks to the touring acts that come by during the hot months. These are just a few of the acts that will …

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GloryBee's Save the Bee initiative began in 2012, and aims to directly impact organizations that are dedicated to saving the bee. (Creative Commons Archive)
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GloryBee and its Save the Bee initiative

Local organic honey has been all the rage in Eugene but the decline in bees has farmers concerned. GloryBee’s Save the Bee initiative began in 2012 to try and save the bees.

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