"The Bachelor is hands down the most dramatic show I have ever had the privilege of watching. Having multiple women compete for the proposal of one man would obviously come with drama." (Logo courtesy of ABC)
Film & TV

‘The Bachelor’ recap: Women Tell All as “Prince Farming” Chris shakes in his cowboy boots

In what is always The Bachelor’s most awkward episode, the eliminated contestants soberly discuss the show and their eliminations.

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According to IMDB, the film had been re-casted multiple times, with the roles originally being offered to actors like Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Brad Pitt and Ben Affleck. (Screen grab courtesy of Warner Brothers)
Film & TVWknd

Review: ‘Focus’ kept the audience unfocused

Warner Brothers released its latest flick on Friday, titled Focus, starring Will Smith and Margot Robbie. The film told the story some of us have all seen almost one too many times — the classic tale of a con man that falls for the apprentice, only to see his mastery …

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If you're eating a classic, thin-crust Italian pizza, here's what you do: Cut a medium-sized, rectangular piece of the pizza using a fork and knife. Pick up the rectangular slice with your hands and fold it in half. Inhale it. (Creative Commons Archive)
FoodWknd

Cooking & Culture: How to eat pizza in Milan, Italy

Yuri d’Agosto, a sophomore at the University of Oregon, wants to clear up one thing about Italian cooking: “We eat meatballs. And we don’t eat them with spaghetti.” A native of Milan, Italy, d’Agosto isn’t sure where Americans got the idea to put spaghetti and meatballs together. Today, d’Agosto studies economics …

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The goal of Yoga Nidra is to relax every part of the body and to release emotional, muscular, mental and spiritual tension. By quieting their minds the students learn to simply observe their thoughts but not act on them. (Taylor Wilder/Emerald)
HealthWknd

Namaste: Yoga Nidra helps bring out the ultimate zen

Find the inner zen within yourself through this form of guided meditation. The breakthrough in Yoga Nidra is key to anyone looking to eliminate stress, insomnia, depression and anxiety.

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EventsTheaterWknd

Review: “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” doesn’t disappoint

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? is not about Virginia Woolf. There are no grand allusions to influential modernist literature or tributes to Woolf’s novels. Woolf herself is essentially meaningless in the context of this play, but that is part of its genius. Oregon Contemporary Theatre’s production of Edward Albee’s Tony …

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Batman: Arkham Knight introduces the Batmobile to Rocksteady's take on Gotham.
Video GamesWknd

What’s Batman Arkham Knight doing with an M rating? Check out the gaming week in review

Wondering what’s the word in the world of video games? Curious what big reveals to expect in the coming months? Get a head start on the rest of your clan with our Gaming Week in Review. Once again, GTA5 has been pushed. PC Gamers have a special relationship with Rockstar Games, …

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The third season of House of Cards premiered on Feb. 27. (Photo courtesy of Netflix)
Film & TV

‘House of Cards’ recap: Chapter 27 is full of surprises and returning faces

The third season of House of Cards premiered Feb. 27. Chapter 27, the first episode of season 3, was full of surprises as Doug Stamper recovers from his brain injury and Frank Underwood adjusts to his new role as President of the United States.

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The third season of House of Cards premiered on Feb. 27. (Photo courtesy of Netflix)
Film & TV

The best moments of House of Cards

With the third season of House of Cards coming up, let’s relive all of our favorite moments so far. (Caution, contains spoilers.)

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A look into the thoughtfulness that went into "I Loved You More" and Spanbauer's personal experience as a writer. (Photos courtesy of litreactor.com)
BooksWknd

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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The Salsero Dance Company dedicates itself in promoting Latino culture through salsa dance and music. With this being only the second festival ever, organizers hope to increase its attendance. (Emerald Archives)
EventsWknd

Wknd Calendar: Salsa festival, Parks and Rec bar quiz, and The Odyssey

The end is near, of winter term at least. With finals and dead week coming up, this is the worst time to slack off. But if you do begin to slack off, here are a couple of ideas on what to do this weekend. Organized by the Salseros Dance Company, …

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