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Photos: 2018 Festival of Balloons raises wonder to Oregon skies

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Podcast: Spotlight on Science: 3D prosthetics with the UO Biomechanics club

In this episode of Spotlight on Science, Arts and Culture Writer Frankie Lewis speaks with Jordan Bailey, the president of the UO Biomechanics club. Within their conversation are the specifics on the prosthetic arm the club is 3D printing, as well was some more information on the field of biomechanics. …

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Glenn Brown exhibit at the JSMA features accessible, captivating works of art

This summer, people walking past the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art will see a banner with a striking image of a painting that is on display It depicts a girl, no more than six years old, with haunting blue eyes gazing out of the frame. Her tilted face, the curls …

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Emerald Recommends: the best releases of the year so far

We’ve made it. Well, almost. To celebrate the end of the school year, Emerald Arts & Culture writers compiled their favorite releases from the last few months. Celebrate summer and look back at the last year with some of the Emerald’s favorite albums and tracks. Arctic Monkeys, Kanye West and …

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Review: Girls just wanna have funds in star-studded heist-comedy ‘Ocean’s 8’

Remember comedian John Mulaney’s now infamous quip that an all-woman “Ocean’s” reboot wouldn’t work because two women would sneak off to smack talk the others? Well, the A-list all-woman cast of “Ocean’s 8” just stomped eight glitzy, razor-sharp stiletto heels into that tired joke’s neck. And then they sped off …

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Eugene’s largest bouldering gym offers heights for veterans and newcomers alike

When comparing Elevation Bouldering Gym to other climbing gyms throughout the Northwest, 10-year climbing veteran Jennifer Vargo said that Elevation “opens climbing up to a lot of people because it is less intimidating and people don’t have to learn ropes.” Elevation Bouldering Gym is a place for every level of …

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Double Take: Kanye West releases ‘ye’ but not without controversy

Kanye West has returned with a new album “ye,” and in typical fashion for the rapper, its release was padded with Twitter hullaballoo, hints at future collaborations and much controversy. Read the Emerald’s Double Take on West’s first new album since 2016 below. Feel free to chime in with your …

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Review: Former FBI director James Comey profiles leadership in ‘A Higher Loyalty’

“A Higher Loyalty” by James Comey is a memoir spanning from Comey’s childhood to his days post-FBI. Detractors believe it to be a book based on bashing Donald Trump, because of his abrupt firing of Comey in May last year. But it is more about leadership, more specifically how to …

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Photos: The Flaming Lips make one stop in Oregon for a zany sold-out show

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Photos: Holi 2018 excites life and color onto UO’s Friday campus

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Triple Take: Father John Misty gets personal on ‘God’s Favorite Customer’

Last spring term, Father John Misty’s third album, “Pure Comedy,” took over the Emerald’s Arts and Culture desk. Three A&C writers broke down the album in a rare Triple Take review, each with their own opinions on the character the former Fleet Foxes drummer inhabits. A little over a year …

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Review: Ruth Bader Ginsburg documentary reveals her life outside the Supreme Court

How does a U.S. Supreme Court justice become a pop culture icon in her 80s? She writes impressively lyrical, liberal-leaning dissenting opinions of the Court’s conservative decisions. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has her face printed on t-shirts, socks, coffee mugs and bumper stickers. Some people have even gotten tattoos of …

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Friday Playlist: Alt-Rock for Pride Month

June 1 is the first day of Pride Month, and we’re celebrating with an alt-rock gaylist! The explicitly sapphic (e.g. bisexual/lesbian) lyrics and dreamy guitar of these five songs pinpoint that rush of falling in love with yet another ultra cool, leather jacket-wearing goth babe effortlessly riding a skateboard across …

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Review: Pusha T elevates his drug raps, bolsters his legacy on ‘Daytona’

Pusha T’s visceral cocaine raps have sustained him for nearly 20 years. His all-knowing street vernacular and menacing bravado have expertly conjured up authentic kingpin imagery since he was a member of 2000s hip-hop duo Clipse. With his acclaimed “My Name Is My Name” in 2013, with Kanye West at …

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UO alum is finding success as an illustrator in New York City

Jenny Kroik, illustrator, painter and University of Oregon alum, never expected to hear back from the New Yorker when she emailed the magazine her cover illustration ideas. “I started doing fake New Yorker covers,” Kroik said. “I would just make a painting for fun and then I’d slap the logo …

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Photos: 2018 Sasquatch! Music Festival day three wraps up the holiday weekend

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Review: David Byrne dances through new music, Talking Heads’ classics in Portland

When I was touring colleges, my dad brought along a stack of CDs he loved during his college days. As we drove through the Midwest, he pushed “Talking Heads 77” into our gray Honda CRV’s CD player, and we talked about the bands that shaped his college experience. Through David …

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Highlights from Sasquatch! Day Three: A busy last day for the Memorial Day weekend festival

Tents are packed. The stages are likely coming down and soon, week nine of spring term will be in full swing. But that doesn’t mean you can’t relive the last day of this year’s Sasquatch! Music Festival. Softer indie-rock acts like Phoebe Bridgers and Big Thief joined high-energy bands Tune-Yards …

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Podcast: Spotlight on Science: Science journalism with Becca Cudmore

In this installment of Spotlight on Science, arts and culture writer Frankie Lewis speaks with journalist Becca Cudmore. Within their conversation are the struggles of being a science journalist, Cudmore’s work for Audobon and Nautilus, and a brief preview of her upcoming story on Cougar’s in the Pacific North West. …

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Photos: 2018 Sasquatch! Music Festival day two brings the heat

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Highlights from Sasquatch! Day Two: Lizzo, Girlpool and Japandroids play through the heat

Here are the Emerald’s highlights from day two of Sasquatch! Music Festival 2018. Photos by Sarah Northrop and Dana Sparks below. Lizzo is back at Sasquatch! after three years, but on the main stage this time —something she didn’t know until today. “I didn’t even know I was a main …

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Photos: 2018 Sasquatch! Music Festival day one unites fans of all genres

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Review: ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic performs mostly original material for an intimate sold-out show at McDonald Theater

Pop music parody artist and goofball satirist “Weird Al” Yankovic performed a sold-out show Thursday night at the McDonald Theater in downtown Eugene. Billed as “The Ridiculously Self-Indulgent, Ill-Advised Vanity Tour,” Yankovic’s set featured a setlist consisting of mostly deep cuts and original material for an audience of hardcore fans. …

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Podcaster Dylan Marron talks being empathetic but not supportive at UO lecture

Well-known podcaster Dylan Marron visited the University of Oregon on Thursday to showcase how he deals with people who presumably “hate” him. Marron is was nominated for an IFP Gotham Award & Drama Desk and is famous for the hit show “Welcome to Night Vale,” created by Joseph Fink and …

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Highlights from Sasquatch! 2018 Day One: David Byrne, Bon Iver, Vince Staples and more bring their energy to the Gorge Amphitheatre

This year’s Sasqautch! Music Festival has had a promising start with high energy performances and beautiful weather at the Gorge Amphitheatre. The Memorial Day Weekend festival has been criticized for its measly lineups in recent years, but 2018’s has seemed more robust — featuring soaring indie-rock acts like Japandroids and Alex …

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Photos: “Weird Al” Yankovic brings his ‘Ill-Advised Vanity Tour’ to Eugene

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Review: Tara Westover’s ‘Educated’ shows the struggle and beauty of maturing through education

“Educated” by Tara Westover is a riveting memoir that brings up hard topics that are important to consider for everyone, but in particular, college students. The book, a coming of age story, captures Westover’s life as she slowly grows out of her radicalized Mormon upbringing. She does so through means …

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Review: Parquet Courts expands its sound on ‘Wide Awake!’

“Wide Awake!” — the sixth album from the New York-based indie rock band Parquet Courts — is a frenzied mix of politically-conscious music, equally informed by both punk rock and funk. With help from pop producer Danger Mouse, the band has created its most varied studio effort yet, adding danceable …

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Hundreds of years later, UO’s oldest tree stands the test of time

The University of Oregon class of 1897 might find UO’s current campus unrecognizable. Large-scale building projects and student enrollment increases have whisked away memories of the university’s modest beginnings. Once the central operating building of the university, Deady Hall today houses parts of the math department and other assorted classes. …

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Review: Illenium wows Cuthbert, drops new track ahead of festival appearance in Las Vegas

The University of Oregon campus was surprisingly quiet for a beautiful Friday night on May 18. That is until the sun started to set behind the valley’s rolling hills and sounds of future bass began erupting from Eugene’s Cuthbert Amphitheater.  On Friday, Denver-based producer and DJ Illenium brought his world-renowned …

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