Arts & Culture

Low-cost, low-commitment ways to get artsy in Eugene

Arts and crafts don’t have to be expensive. Here are some local and inexpensive options for creating art.

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Arts & CultureEvents

The Picc-A-Dilly Flea Market, a long-running gold mine for unique finds

The Picc-A-Dilly Flea Market has been in Eugene since 1970 and sells everything from vintage clothing to old video game consoles.

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Food

Better in Bulk: Budget-friendly black beans offer nutrition, too

Deliciously healthy black bean recipes to try when you’re on a budget.

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BooksColumns

McWilliams: We like strong women and relationships, according to our literature

Many people gauge the culture of a community on their literature. What do our favorite book say about us?

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Arts & CultureFood

Better in Bulk: Three easy pasta recipes beyond the Prego

Here are a few alternatives to try aside from the basic red sauce commonly put with pasta. These are sure to help your pasta staple become more adventurous for your taste buds.

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Arts & CultureFoodSpecial SectionsSpring Break Guide

Step up your cocktail game this spring break

Make your spring break at home exciting with these flavorful cocktail recipes.

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Arts & CultureFood

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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Arts & CultureMusicNightlife

“Hands Up” concert to honor victims of police brutality

Ten different artists, among others, will perform on Feb. 26 to raise awareness about police brutality.

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Arts & CultureFood

Cooking & Culture: Plentiful produce and earthy eats in Cameroon

Patrick Moneyang, a visiting lecturer and interim second-year French supervisor at the University of Oregon, was surprised to find that much of the food he ate growing up in central Africa would no longer be avaliable when he moved to the United States. He comes from Ebolowa, Cameroon, where the produce …

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Arts & CultureFoodNightlife

Cider gone wild: Eugene’s first “cidery”

Everyone is always looking for a new alcoholic concoction aside from their normal drink of choice. Wildcraft Cider Works has stepped forward with a vast arrangement of ciders from cherry to peach flavors. A taste of their experimental cider flavors at their new restaurant will increase your taste buds.

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Arts & CultureFood

Cooking & Culture: Goat stew, aromatic spices and dates in Abu Dhabi

Hamdah Ghobash, a University of Oregon junior studying comparative literature, speaks nostalgically of the food made in her home in Abu Dhabi. Abu Dhabi is the capital of the United Arab Emirates and is one of the country’s largest cities, seated on the northeastern part of the Persian Gulf. Bordered …

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Arts & CultureFilm & TV

Five of the sexiest films to watch at home this Valentine's Day

Not into 50 Shades of Grey? Too broke to spend $10 on a movie ticket? Not to worry. I’ve made a list of some of the sexiest flicks you can watch in the comfort of your own home. Many of these can be found on Netflix and other movie-sharing sites, …

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Arts & CultureCityProfile

Andrew Heben offers homes for homeless in Opportunity Village

As an undergraduate at the University of Cincinnati, Andrew Heben developed his thesis project with an unusual field study: live in a homeless tent-city for a month. With a degree in urban planning underway, Heben set off to Ann Arbor, Michigan to live in a community called Camp Take Notice. …

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Arts & CultureFood

Domino's Pizza is Coming to Franklin Boulevard

Domino’s Pizza has announced plans to construct a new franchise in what was previously the location of the Campus Chicken Shack at the intersection of Franklin Boulevard and Agate Street, as reported by The Register-Guard. The company plans to open the new location sometime this spring, in addition to its …

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Arts & CultureFood

Three ways to make food more affordable for college students

When you’re a college student, just making the time to feed yourself is hard enough. What’s even worse, is when the cost of food gets in the way as well. More than half (51.8 percent) of college students living off-campus receive income below the poverty level, according to a 2011 study by …

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Arts & CultureFilm & TV

Review: 'Still Alice' depicts Alzheimer's through the eyes of the afflicted

For an eye-opening and humanizing perspective on a disease that you think you’re familiar with, Still Alice is the film to go see. The novel-turned-film, which was released into theatres on Jan. 16, addresses a condition that is so often a minor part of films and left unanalyzed in terms …

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Arts & CultureMusic

Concert Review: Megan James of Purity Ring gets everyone dancing at the WOW

Megan James of Purity Ring commanded the stage on Friday night at Eugene’s W.O.W. Hall. Local artists Tetra Bomb and Octonaut opened for the Edmonton native. Sweat was in the air. The sold-out show brought in a young, lively crowd that was ready to dance. James is one half of …

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Arts & CultureFood

Cooking in Season: Recipes featuring winter's best produce

Fuller flavor. A fuller wallet. Cooking with the seasons has all sorts of benefits. And it’s easy, as long as you’re willing to do a little research. Sammy Clatterbuck, the produce buyer for The Kiva, Eugene’s downtown natural grocery store, has the scoop on which produce is best (and the …

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Opinion

McWilliams: 10 creative things to do for when winter has you stuck indoors

Winter is upon us. In Eugene, this means fewer daylight hours and lots of rain. During this time of year, it’s easy to feel cooped up inside and resentful of the weather that can be limiting to weekend plans. But we are resilient. We don’t let a little downpour force …

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Opinion

McWilliams: Why the bra is (mostly) irrelevant today

The bra. Two soft cups, connected by a spandex band that hugs the upper ribcage, underlined by a plastic or metal wire. This intricate contraption is a bit odd if you think about it long enough, and it has a interesting history that goes further back than many of us realize. …

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OpinionUncategorized

McWilliams: Beating the winter break anxieties

Winter break always starts out the same for me. I spend the last few weeks of fall term craving a break, basically watering at the mouth for a minute to myself. The only thing that gets me through finals week is imagining this fantasy world with no homework or due …

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Opinion

A realization about "getting ready"

If you’re a college female, you know that going out on a Friday night does not begin when you step out the door. Oh no, it begins two hours earlier when you start getting ready with your crew. It’s a planned event and often even more important than the actual …

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Opinion

Thankful to be able to work on Thanksgiving

This year, concern for the amount of people who will be working on Thanksgiving is more prevalent than ever. With the retail hours of Black Friday creeping into Thanksgiving day, we’re beginning to panic about what this means for the future of turkey day. It’s all over the media. Shaming …

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Opinion

Spotify has a “blank space” and it’s caused by Taylor Swift

To Spotify or not to Spotify? That is the question that music artists are facing today. Taylor Swift responded to this question in a big way on Nov. 3 by removing her entire music catalog from Spotify. Though she has gained significant attention from her choice, she is not the …

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Opinion

McWilliams: Let’s talk about sex, baby

Remember taking the awkward sex education courses in elementary and middle school? In my experience, the two-day class in elementary school was one in which boys and girls were separated into two different rooms by gender, and each class was taught by a few teachers of that same gender. First, …

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