We still don't know what 'Advent' is teasing, but all signs are pointing to XCOM.
Video GamesWknd

Gaming Week In Review 5/29/2015 – 2K teases the future of… something, with Advent Future.

This week in gaming review get ready for an updated XBox ONE controller and the mystery behind the teaser site “Advent Future.”

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UO’s student co-ops are taking applications for next year

The Campbell Club and the Lorax Manner are taking applications for next year. Located next to each other on the block of Alder Street between 16th and 17th Avenues, these two venerable-looking buildings represent two of three co-operative housing options (the third, the Janet Smith Graduate Co-Op, is reserved for …

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The Emerald Media Group will host an undie run on the University of Oregon campus in Eugene, Oregon on Thursday, May 28. (Emerald Archives)
EventsWknd

Arabian Night, SpoonFest and The Undie Run

With great weather coming our way, there are countless event to have fun in the sun. Portland will host the Starlight Parade and run, attracting over 325,000 people annually. And it gets better — Stumptown Events Inc. is putting on WaldoCon for the second year. The event is free for anyone …

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Dan Vidmar of Shy Girls sings with ODESZA. ODESZA performed at the Historical McDonald Theater in Eugene, Oregon on Tuesday, April 7, 2015. (Kenneth Osborn/Emerald)
MusicWknd

Shy Girls is the best local band you haven’t heard yet, and they’re performing this Friday

The dreamy electronic/pop/R&B music project from Portland was born in the bedroom of its talented lead vocalist and producer, Dan Vidmar. Here’s our Q&A.

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FoodWknd

Creator of Eugene In-N-Out hoax shows process of fooling many

When a sign was posted on the former site of Wendy’s on Franklin Boulevard with “Here Soon: In-N-Out” it didn’t take long for Eugene to react. Many took to Twitter to express excitement and anticipation for the famous fast-food chain landing in Eugene. However, it was soon proclaimed a hoax …

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'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang,' a rather bizarre 1968 film about a trip on a magic car to a land called Vulgaria, is an example of one of the classic movie musicals Netflix recently added. (Poster courtesy of Netflix)
Film & TVWknd

A Netflix guide for the musical lover

It’s hard to love musicals in college. Seriously. Even for die-hard Broadway fans, the campus schedule and lifestyle can set up a lot of barriers between you and your show tunes. Live shows are out of the question. Prices for a plane ticket to New York City are outrageous. Even …

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In the 1990s, a small group of German producers pioneered dub techno, a far more experimental and ambient genre of techno than most prevalent at the time. (Photo courtesy of Modern Love Records)
MusicWknd

Playlist: Enter the beguiling world of dub techno

Dub techno is a more experimental and ambient subgenre of techno. Here are the Emerald’s recommendations from the best of the genre.

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"We have moved away from sexualized marketing," said Mackenzie Bruce, a spokeswoman for Abercrombie & Fitch told Adweek. "Today, our marketing has undergone a significant evolution. We are using mostly color images and are focused on showcasing product and trends." (Creative Commons Archive)
FashionWknd

Abercrombie & Fitch ditches the abs

The infamous brand Abercrombie & Fitch has changed their brand for the better. Expect to see plus sizes, less fragrant Fierce cologne and brighter lit store.

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Maz Jobrani will be headlining the event and speaking about his experiences as a Persian- American. (Photo courtesy of Maz Jobrani media)
EventsWknd

Maz Jobrani coming to University of Oregon for Arabian Night

The Arabic Student Union is bringing famous comedian Maz Jobrani to the University of Oregon for its annual Arabian Night on May 28. Arabian Night is different every year. AJ Aljaafari has been the Arabic Student Union president since June and is excited about the changes he has made for this year. …

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Oregon's Just Food will be hosting a free screening and informal discussion of “FED UP.” (Poster courtesy of Atlas Films)
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Are you “FED UP” yet? After Thursday’s screening, you might just be

On May 28, Just Food – University of Oregon in the Mills International Center, the UO Student Sustainability Coalition, Holden Center, and Cultural Forum will be hosting a free screening and informal discussion of “FED UP.” The latest buzzed-about documentary takes “filmmaker Stephanie Soechtig and journalist Katie Couric on a …

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Revisit the wasteland in "Mad Max".
Video GamesWknd

Here are the can’t miss games for summer 2015

Without the burden of classwork, summer is the ideal season for gaming. Long wasted afternoons spent on the couch, embracing the 21st century miracle of air conditioning and losing yourself to a digital landscape. Deep nights with friends, sharing a few cold beers between rounds of intense competition. This is …

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The Nouns played in Portland, but they’re focused on Eugene at the moment, gigging at house shows as well as bigger venues like Cozmic Pizza, where they won $200 in cash after competing in the Phi Psi Battle of the Bands. (Photo courtesy of Justina Oland)
MusicWknd

Student band The Nouns bring jazz, hip hop to the Eugene music scene

The six University of Oregon students who comprise The Nouns have only been a unit for three months. But in that time, they’ve acquired an enviable following for any student band. They’ve played in Portland, but they’re focused on Eugene at the moment, gigging at house shows as well as bigger …

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Ryan Adams performs a "Norwegian metal" version of the Whiskeytown classic "16 Days" at the Les Schwab Amphitheater in Bend, Oregon.
MusicWknd

Ryan Adams and Jenny Lewis team up in Bend

It’s not everyday that a performer earns one of the largest cheers of the night by telling a crowd member, “Fuck you from the bottom of my beautiful heart.” While it may seem funny for people in the crowd to yell out for “Summer of ‘69,” the 1984 hit from …

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"The language is a bit sexist, though not terrible compared to most male-sung pop tunes (give Maroon 5's V a spin and cringe)." (Photo courtesy of Andy Grammer media)
MusicWknd

Bromfield: Why Andy Grammer’s “Honey, I’m Good” is a great pop song

Andy Grammer’s “Honey, I’m Good” is rapidly becoming one of my favorite pop songs of the year — meaning the song has accomplished exactly what it wants. I’ve never heard a pop song that tries to make you love it as much as this one does. Grammer trades in on …

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Betty Draper of Mad Men is most often in full skirts with a matching blouse and a silk scarf as her major accessory- definitely a Grace Kelly look. (Courtesy of AMC)
FashionFilm & TVWknd

Fashion inspiration from the shows we love

New York City sets the scene for some of our favorite TV shows, showcasing the lives of trend-setting characters acting as trailblazers in the fashion world.

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Sasquatch goers know there is no better view!  Music Festival over Memorial Day weekend from Friday, May 22 to Monday, May 25, 2015. (Cole Elsasser/Emerald)
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Photos: Fans gather at The Gorge for day 1 of Sasquatch! Music Festival

Sasquatch attendees enjoy an awesome view of the gorge from one of the many beer gardens. The Gorge host the 14th Annual Sasquatch! Music Festival over Memorial Day weekend from May 22-25. (Cole Elsasser/Emerald)

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While studying abroad, students should know that there are a lot of lesser known European cities that are well worth the train ride to see. (Photos courtesy of Creative Commons Archive)
AdventureWknd

Hidden gems of Europe — 8 cities you must see while abroad

While studying abroad, here are 8 hidden cities worth catching a train to check out.

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Need For Speed will fulfill your Fast & Furious fantasies this Fall.
Video GamesWknd

Gaming Week In Review: Announcement announces exciting announcement

From released ‘Doom’ footage to ‘Rock Band 4′ and ‘Guitar Hero Live’ track reveals, lots of announcements were made this week in gaming.

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George Clooney stares deep into the sky, away from the convoluted mess of "Tomorrowland".
Film & TVWknd

Review : ‘Tomorrowland’ — a nostalgic adventure that falls infuriatingly flat

What happened to our dreams for the future? In the post-war generation, all the way into the ’70s — our vision was always colored in bright skies, sleekly designed and endlessly prosperous. It was the product of hope. Now, our view is colored by despair. We envision worlds of dust, …

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The Nike F.C. Collection includes jackets, tees, sweatpants and shoes and is currently available online and in select Nike stores. (Creative Commons Archive)
FashionWknd

Here’s what to expect from Nike this summer

Nike is hitting summer strong with five collections not to miss out on. From unique prints to shoes designed for Kevin Durant, Nike enthusiasts will be excited.

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NBS Film Festival gives students opportunity to shine

The University of Oregon’s National Broadcasting Society will host a film festival on Wednesday, May 27, in Esslinger 105. The festival will showcase a wide array of videos, ranging from more serious hard news segments to vivacious music videos. All submissions are required to have been created during the students’ college careers, …

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This week, David Letterman said his final goodbye to 'The Late Show with David Letterman.' (Creative Commons Archive)
Film & TVWknd

David Letterman’s final goodbye

After 33 years on air, the final episode of the ‘Late Show with David Letterman’ aired Wednesday night.

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Nick Thune will perform at Sasquatch! Music Festival on May 25 at 4:20 p.m. (Creative Commons Archive)
EventsWknd

Your guide to the comedians at Sasquatch, from Doug Benson to Leslie Jones and Nick Thune

If you’re looking to catch up on the comedians performing this weekend at Sasquatch, check out this list.

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WKND Calendar: Fireworks at the 2015 Portland Rose Festival, a Springtime Drag Show or a Memorial Day tribute at the Masonic Cemetery

If you’re staying in town for the long weekend, you’re in for a treat. Check out all that’s going on this Memorial Day weekend in Eugene and Portland.

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University Theatre’s “Comedy of Errors” gives Shakespeare a colorful twist

University Theatre does ‘Comedy of Errors’ circa a 1950s beach town, complete with neon drink umbrellas and parasols.

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The 2015 Sasquatch lineup includes everything from the famous Lana Del Rey and Kendrick Lamar, to less popular (but equally as talented) Cashmere Cat and Courtney Barnett. (Photo provided by Flickr user Dalton Reed.)
MusicWknd

11 hidden gems of this year’s Sasquatch Music Festival lineup

TWO. MORE. DAYS. As you impatiently create your schedule for Sasquatch this weekend, be sure to check out the following artists who are not quite as well-known as some of the headliners , but just as talented. You know, the kinds of artists you may hear on the radio later and cooly say to …

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