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Podcast: The Oscars Recap Edition

Emerald writers Emerson Malone, Craig Wright, Chris Berg and Braedon Kwiecien found a good time of day to meet and discuss the 88th Annual Academy Awards with special guest Hunter Moore. In this episode, the #sowhite #somale cohort discuss how the big night went for people like Chris Rock, Jacob …

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Louis C.K. stays busy with ‘Baskets’ and ‘Horace and Pete’

In 2011, standup comedian Louis C.K. released his Live at the Beacon Theater comedy special for $5 through his website. Since then, all of his specials have been released in the same manner due to its success. Lately, his main project has been the FX show Louie, arguably one of …

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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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Review: The I Don’t Cares’ ‘Wild Stab’ finds Westerberg and Hatfield at their best and everywhere in between

The liner notes to The I Don’t Cares debut album Wild Stab include the message, “Recommended: Play at a moderate sensible adult volume.” While this is a far cry from the “File Under: Power Trash” note placed on The Replacements’ Sorry Ma, Forgot To Take Out The Trash, the message …

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Podcast: The 2015 Oscar nominations are, indeed, #sowhite

The general consensus of what reigned supreme in 2015 cinema was declared on Jan. 15 with the 88th annual Academy Award nominations. That same week, a few of us at the Emerald discussed what surprises (or lack thereof) and diversity (or lack thereof) was boasted throughout the Oscar nominations. The …

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Q&A: UO grad Andrew Katz returns to Eugene with Car Seat Headrest

Andrew Katz, an alum of South Eugene High School and 2012 economics graduate from the University of Oregon will return to Eugene this Friday, Jan. 22. He returns as the drummer for Car Seat Headrest, a rising indie-rock band reminiscent of Room On Fire-era Strokes, with the loose quality of …

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Q&A: Cole Kastner previews Face in the Sun Art gallery at GSH

This week, Global Scholars Hall will host Face in the Sun: A Colorful Collection of Student Artwork. The reception will take place from 6 to 7:30 p.m Thursday, Jan. 21 near the dining room at GSH. This is the grand opening of the GSH’s art gallery. To preview the gallery, …

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Double Takes: Despite its Golden Globes, ‘The Revenant’ is a polarizing film

In our Double Takes series The Emerald provides two reporter’s contrasting opinions about Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s Golden Globe-winning The Revenant, his first film since winning the Academy Award for Best Picture of 2014 for Birdman. Craig Wright was not impressed by the camerawork, while Meerah Powell says it is an immersive film. The film …

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Is Weezer Cool Again?

Was Weezer ever cool? Is it their inherent uncoolness that makes them cool? We investigated what Weezer means to the current generation of students at University of Oregon, and studied the nature of uncool-as-cool through the eyes of music critics from Grantland, The Oregonian and The Village Voice. What we found? Everyone has a Weezer story. …

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Emerald Recommends The Best Songs of Summer 2015

If some things tangibly define a season (the changing leaves and pumpkin lattes for fall; the punishing cold and perennial mood disorders for winter; the earth laughing in flowers for spring), summer, then, is the season inextricably tied to music. In his book Sex, Drugs & Cocoa Puffs, author Chuck Klosterman wrote, “Without a soundtrack, human interaction …

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Mötley Crüe and Alice Cooper make The Final Tour an explosive experience in Eugene

Mötley Crüe, the beloved hard rock band from Los Angeles, has been touring the world for the last time on what has been declared “The Final Tour.” The slogan “All Bad Things Must Come To An End,” has been the basis of the tour, as the band has signed a …

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Van Halen far exceeds expectations in show near Portland

When Van Halen, whose founding members are all past the age of 60, appeared on Jimmy Kimmel in late March to announce a new live album and summer tour, it looked as if the best days of the band had long passed. Lead singer David Lee Roth hit himself in …

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These are the 12 songs you won’t be able to escape this summer

Summer is in clear sight and so are the songs you will hear all summer. Here is a list of 12 songs that you can’t escape this summer but could possibly become obsessed with.

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The Mountain Goats return to Portland

This Saturday, the Mountain Goats performed at the Wonder Ballroom, with a mixed setlist featuring both fan favorites and tracks off the band’s latest studio release, ‘Beat the Champ.’

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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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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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Review: My Morning Jacket’s ‘The Waterfall’ is a cohesive journey of belief

My Morning Jacket’s new album “The Waterfall” is now available.

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Concert Review: Sleater-Kinney energetically returns to Portland in peak form

Nine years ago, Sleater-Kinney (SK) played its final show, and it was widely believed until this past year that the riot grrrl group originating from Olympia, Washington would never reform. The release of a new album and guitarist Carrie Brownstein’s time spent on Portlandia with Fred Armisen, generated a newfound …

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Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck provides intimate look at rocker’s tortured life

Two years before his death, Kurt Cobain was pushed onstage at the 1992 Reading Festival, hunched over in a wheelchair, wearing a white hospital gown, a long blond wig and a look of frailty. After feebly attempting to sing to the masses gathered, he collapsed spread eagle on the stage, …

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Review: Alabama Shakes’ Sound & Color avoids sophomore slump

Alabama Shakes debuts their second album “Sound & Color” after a long anticipated three years from their first album “Boys & Girls”. Brittany Howard’s vocals have since matured and come on strong to give great feeling to all of their songs.

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Is TIDAL worth paying for?

A new music streaming service called TIDAL has launched and might be drafting some Spotify customers to enjoy a “higher quality” of music.

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The Replacements return to Portland. Oh no

The Replacements performed at the Crystal Ballroom on Friday, April 10, resulting in a very different show than the last time the band graced Portland.

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The Replacements — Portland, 1987: Was it the band’s worst show ever?

On Dec. 7, 1987, The Replacements performed in Portland, a show that some have deemed the band’s worst ever.

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Sufjan Stevens overcomes abandonment in new album “Carrie and Lowell”

Sufjan Stevens finally delves into his personal tale of abandonment in his newest album, that features a nod to Eugene, Oregon.

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Community returns, but did it really need to?

Fan demand was so great after Community’s cancellation that Yahoo! Screen deciced to revive the cult comedy series. But with the show’s current quality in question, some of us are left wondering: Was this the right choice?

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Music to binge listen to during Spring Break

Enjoy your spring break with these song suggestions for the ultimate playlist.

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Review: Tweedy delivers a fun, funny concert

Tweedy takes the father and son relationship to the stage with a unique and entertaining performance in Portland.

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Review: Will Butler’s solo album ‘Policy’ an easy, humorous respite for Arcade Fire

Will Butler adds to the Aracde Fire family of music with his debut solo album ‘Policy’. His bizarre choice of lyrics and various styling add dimension to the unique album.

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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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