For the past two terms, the Scene desk has recommended some of our favorite movies: our favorite sci-fi flicks, musicals, foreign films, stand-up comedy specials, documentaries and more. For our last set of recommendations, we’re recommending our favorite movies of all time.
“Saturday Night Live” can be hit-or-miss on the funny factor, but despite this, some comedy greats have emerged from the weekly sketch show. Chris Farley, Tina Fey, Will Ferrell, Kristen Wiig, Amy Poehler, Bill Hader … the list goes on. … Here are our favorite movies featuring “SNL” alums or current cast members.
The University’s Oregon Ballroom Dance Club will put on their annual Masquerade Ball in the EMU Ballroom tonight. At 7:30 p.m., there will be an American tango lesson, and then from 8:30-10:30 p.m. there will be open dancing.
It seems like too often actresses are given crummy roles: the nagging wife, the girlfriend whose life apparently revolves around her boyfriend, the bitchy coworker. But this week, we’re recommending movies featuring strong female leads, because movies with good female roles do exist, they’re just harder to find. All three movies pass the Bechdel test, which means that they have at least two named female characters who talk to each other about something other than a man.
Sunny days are nice, but with the Mayans end-of-the-world prediction, who is to say what the world will be like when — or if — that comes?
Music to go with the cool lawns, cold beers and good friends on these hot summer-like days.
When the money crunch hits, the Scene Desk staff has you covered with an assortment of practical — but tasty! — recipes of our favorite noodles.
We all like to think we understand ourselves pretty well. We know who we are. But what if all wasn’t as it seemed? This week we’re suggesting our favorite psychological thrillers, ones that just might make you question everything you know to be true.
PostSecret’s Frank Warren will be visiting the University campus today as part of his “PostSecret Live” presentation.
There are a lot of complaints about how Hollywood has run out of original ideas, turning instead to books for “inspiration.” Too often they bastardize our favorite books by cutting key scenes or ruining chemistry between two characters. Sometimes the source material isn’t even original enough to merit a movie …
When Reid Frumkin answered a kickball ad on Craigslist in fall 2009, he probably didn’t anticipate it leading to meeting his future best friends and business partners, Dan Butters and Keith Shayon. The trio started Dump City Dumplings in April 2010, with their first food cart stationed in Bend. This past November, Dump City opened a second location here in Eugene, on West Broadway next to John Henry’s.
Dead Week has most of us feeling, well, dead. Unwind with these blast-from-the-past movies and TV shows to remind you of a simpler time, when homework consisted of multiplication tables and the last week of class was just a five-day-long party.
Sitting at a table with dozens of bottles of vodka in what used to be a feed store, James Stegall carefully applies a label to each of them. The roll of labels for his distillery’s newest offering came in backward, he explains, so instead of using a labeling tool, he’s doing them all by hand.
It’s week eight. Chances are you’re overwhelmed by all those last-minute projects, essays and tests to the point of exhaustion. The best way to relieve this stress? Laughter. Check out these stand-up comedians available to watch instantly on Netflix.
On Sunday night, the best of the film industry will come together for the Academy Awards to celebrate their art. And to win some awards. This year’s best picture nominees are “The Artist,” “The Descendants,” “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close,” “The Help,” “Hugo,” “Midnight in Paris,” “Moneyball,” “The Tree of Life” and “War Horse.” We’ll each tell you which movie we think should win the night’s biggest honor.
Emerald reporter and sophisticated man Alando Ballantyne, photographer Alex McDougall and I went on the hunt to discover the best that Eugene breweries have to offer, which included trying four samples at three of our local breweries: Oakshire, Hop Valley and Ninkasi.
In this new weekly series, the Scene Desk, as well as some other Emerald staffers, will recommend to you our picks for the best stuff on Netflix. This week we’re suggesting our favorite TV shows, all of which are available on instant streaming. So put off that paper, study for your midterm tomorrow before class starts and visit that faithful website for the procrastinator in all of us.
We at the Scene desk believe you all generally drink responsibly, but let’s face it: hangovers happen. And they suck. Everyone has their own remedy that they use to combat the aftermath of a hard night out, but just in case you don’t — or if your current one is no longer cutting it — here we will offer you some of our own go-to antidotes, sure to ease your stomach, quell that headache and get you up and going for another night of drinking — err, studying.