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Podcast: The folky camp of Lumineers’ album Cleopatra and remembering Prince

Emerald writers Emerson Malone, Craig Wright, Daniel Bromfield and guest contributor Alec Topkis review The Lumineers’ latest album Cleopatra and reflect on the life and career of legendary music icon Prince.

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Emerald Recommends TV to binge watch this break

Ah, spring break. As the weather becomes much nicer and student responsibilities fade away, the compulsion grows to draw the curtains, stay inside, and watch hours of TV on end. This week, you need not binge-watch those dark television programs about the trials of the human spirit, the likes of …

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Emerald Recommends: Songs about death for Dead Week

Consciously or not, death is almost certainly on your mind this week. Dead Week is upon us, turning the students into zombies, and the campus into a ghost town. Just for you, the Emerald recommends songs about dying, death and other mortality-related topics for your Dead Week. Listen to our …

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Triple take: Kanye’s polarizing ‘Life Of Pablo’

In our Double Takes series, writers from the Emerald share their (often contrary) thoughts on new music with one another. Kanye’s new album The Life Of Pablo has only been out for just over a week and it’s already the rapper-producer’s most polarizing and controversial work. After giving our writers …

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Kanye’s Bowie cover album: 5 songs that could work

Kanye wants to make a David Bowie cover album. It sounds like an impossible task, but here’s how it could work.

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Get to know the duo behind the score to Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s’s new film ‘The Revenant’

Alva Noto and Ryuichi Sakamoto will likely receive substantial stateside exposure following their ‘Revenant’ soundtrack, but they’ve released a wealth of material together on their own.

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Double Takes: David Bowie caps his career with ‘Blackstar’

Two of our writers – Bowie neophyte Daniel Bromfield and Bowie beginner Alex Ruby – offer their takes on the pop icon’s final album.

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WTF is going on with Kanye’s new album?

Kanye West finally announced the release date for his upcoming album Swish. But we’re no less confused.

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Eulogy: David Bowie

David Bowie, one of rock’s bravest artists, died January 10, 2016. Here’s why his legacy matters.

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Fantastic hot springs and where to find them: 7 springs within 4 hours of Eugene

Oregon is replete with hot springs, and most of them are accessible to the public. For those looking for a wild time in a natural setting, there are many public hot springs operating on land owned by the U.S. Forest Service. These allow nudity and are usually free. For those …

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Emerald Recommends the best albums of 2015

Courtney Barnett, Sufjan Stevens, Young Fathers, Dogs on Acid, and more top our best of the year list.

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Review: Giraffage and Slow Magic put on a high-energy show at the Hi-Fi

Giraffage and Slow Magic represent a sector of electronica that’s as much “ambient” as it is party music.

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Bromfield: At 50, ‘Rubber Soul’ is still one of the best pop albums ever made

Rubber Soul, which came out 50 years ago today, represents the Beatles at the apex of their creative powers.

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Arts & CultureFood

Conveyor belt sushi: how to make a notoriously pricey food affordable

Sushi belts are lucrative for the owners and affordable for diners – especially college students.

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Emerald Recommends: The Best Films of the Decade (So Far)

This Thanksgiving weekend, check out some of the best films from 2010-2015, handpicked by the Emerald staff.

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8 essential Eugene album releases from this year

The music scene around campus might seem a bit small with the same four or five bands at every bar or house show (give or take a few new names at the bottom of the bill.) But as a town filled with artsy students, grads and long-term residents with no …

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Review: Bieber’s ‘Purpose’ succeeds as a pop album but fails as an apology

There are a lot of mea culpas on the Canadian star’s fourth album, but he still comes across as a jerk.

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Podcast: Daniel and Craig Review the New Daniel Craig Movie: ‘Spectre’

Arts and culture editors Daniel Bromfield and Craig Wright tell you whether ‘Spectre’ is worth your time in this first installment of the Emerald podcast “Daniel and Craig Review the New Daniel Craig Movie.”

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Emerald Recommends the best thing to fall asleep to

In week seven, we’re collectively staring down a barrel of seemingly interminable assignments, deadlines and other miscellaneous obligations. We have midterms to cram for, innumerable distractions to tear us away from them and 24 hours a day to fully acquaint ourselves with the Knight Library. Sometimes we drink espresso in …

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Review: Mac Miller’s McDonald show didn’t reveal his strengths

Mac Miller’s voice and lyrics are his main draw, but both were drowned out by the bass during a performance at the McDonald Theater.

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Drake’s Hotline Bling vs. the Star Wars trailer – which won the Meme Wars?

Drake’s video for his Top 10 hit and the third trailer to The Force Awakens both broke the Internet this past week. But which was the worthier meme?

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Emerald Recommends: a house-curated menu of drinks and music

Today’s special: a hand-picked arrangement of an album and a beverage.

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Review: ‘In My Life’ brought the music of the Beatles to the Hult Center

Tom Maher and Andy Nagel’s loving tribute to the Beatles’ music puts their songs before their story.

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Preview: ‘In My Life’ brings the story of the Beatles to the stage at the Hult

The traveling musical features a live Beatles tribute band and 33 songs from the legendary band’s storied career.

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Review: Young Thug channels his inner rock star at the McDonald Theater

The Atlanta rapper played a hit-filled set at the McDonald Theater last Friday

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Review: Eugene’s Dr. Rocket plays glam and psych-pop with a punk approach

Dr. Rocket draws influences from the ’60s and ’70s, but the bone-dry production makes it sound distinctly modern.

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Preview: Why you should see Young Thug at the McDonald

Young Thug’s name may be generic, but his music is anything but. Here’s why to see one of the world’s hottest MCs at the McDonald this Friday.

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