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Podcast: Emerald Recommends songs for the rain

In this episode of Emerald Recommends from the Emerald Podcast Network, podcast editor Emerson Malone and music writer Sararosa Davies share the songs that they turn to when the rain won’t stop pouring. With everything from Ann Peebles to Vampire Weekend to Chopin, this podcast explores music that can help …

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This Oregon Life: Exploring the world of imaginary friends

  In the term’s first episode of This Oregon Life, co-hosts Franziska Monahan and Emerson Malone investigate the world of imaginary companions and the children who create them. This episode will also be broadcast on KWVA tonight (Thursday, Oct. 13) at 7:30. Tune in to 88.1 FM to listen.

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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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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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The Queer Film Festival is pushing cultural and cinematic boundaries

The 1993 film Blue depicts director Derek Jarman’s eyesight deteriorating as he undergoes AIDS treatment in a hospital. The movie is a stark shade of blue for 79 minutes with Tilda Swinton narrating. And to Hallie Frost, it’s pure inspiration. “For me it exemplifies the use of film as an …

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Double Take: The slow burn of Charlie Kaufman’s newest film, ‘Anomalisa’

Anomalisa is writer-director Charlie Kaufman’s seventh feature film after a string of heady movies like Being John Malkovich (1999), Adaptation. (2002), and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004). The 90-minute, stop-motion animation film, which Kaufman shares the directorial helm with Duke Johnson, features puppets in the starring roles and …

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Visting researcher urges for a more adaptive way of coastal living as sea levels rise

On Jan. 11, Catherine Seavitt Nordenson, a landscape architecture professor from the City College of New York, will visit the UO for her presentation on the transformational effect of climate change on eastern coastal regions.

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UO grad cuts into Lane County surgical history in exhibit

The mere mention of 19th-century surgery may conjure up grotesque images of gore and doctors begging for a malpractice lawsuit, but this is a perception that one University of Oregon graduate aims to debunk. Faith Kreskey wrote and did extensive research for the exhibition No Harm Intended: A Medical History …

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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: Cold War Kids at HiFi Music Hall

With a live show that could bring any audience to its knees, Cold War Kids are as gritty and inexhaustible as garage-rock gets.

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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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Review: Blitzen Trapper’s live shows are unparalleled

It’s a match made in high fidelity heaven: Blitzen Trapper played an exceptionally perfect set for the HiFi Music Hall.

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Review: Sturgill Simpson is a metamodern man for metamodern times

In case anybody was wondering where to find an SOJC professor on a Sunday night in Eugene, a Sturgill Simpson concert would be a great place to start.

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Review: A$AP, Tyler, Vince destroy MKA

Hopefully the Matthew Knight Arena is insured for fire damage, because nobody was expecting Tyler, the Creator to burn the arena to the ground.

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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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A$AP, Tyler, Vince – what to know about the hip hop trio headed for the MKA

A$AP Rocky, Tyler the Creator, and Vince Staples are the prolific lineup playing at the Matthew Knight Arena on Thursday, Nov. 12.

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8 other hip-hop tracks that Sufjan ought to cover

After Sufjan Stevens covered “Hotline Bling” on Halloween night, here are some other suggestions to further his promising career in hip-hop covers.

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Graduate student curates JSMA exhibit on European satirical art

Francisco Goya, William Hogarth, and other legendary European artists who challenged the status quo are featured in the exhibition “Contemplation & Confrontation: The Satirical Print in Europe, 1750-1850” until Dec. 27 in the JSMA.

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What’s going on this weekend: 10/30 through 11/1

An eventful Halloween weekend in Eugene and Portland will feature John Grant, a Bollywood Halloween, elaborate haunted attractions and “Zombie Cats From Mars.”

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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: John Grant’s ‘Grey Tickles, Black Pressure’

‘Grey Tickles, Black Pressure’ is witty, callous, and disarmingly beautiful.

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Craig Hickman, Kid Pix creator and UO professor, changed your childhood and your college

UO digital arts professor and Kid Pix creator Craig Hickman discusses his background in computer programming, his new book “Oxide,” and how he accidentally drew the reputation of being Satan’s love child.

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Preview: UO professor blends decrepitude with comedy in photography book “Oxide”

UO digital arts professor Craig Hickman to speak about “Oxide” at 6 p.m. on Oct. 21. at Eugene Public Library.

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Emerald Recommends: what the presidential candidates’ campaign songs should be

Here are our suggestions on what Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton, Ted Cruz, Jeb Bush, Carly Fiorina and others should use to soundtrack their campaign.

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Review: Beirut played a distinctively perfect set at the McDonald

For a bunch of faux-Europeans, Beirut has really mastered the “Sicilian funeral march” and “beleaguered Balkan soul” genres.

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Help from My Friends: how the Eugene Middle School’s mentor program supports at-risk students.

The Eugene Middle School Lunchtime Mentor Program offers a support system for vulnerable and at-risk middle schools students in the community.

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Ted Rall discusses new graphic novel Snowden this Saturday

Award-winning novelist and cartoonist speaks on privacy and security in the graphic form

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