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Forget it's cold with these winter workout essentials

Wondering what to wear for outdoor workouts in winter? This guide will help you put together a warm workout outfit to battle the cold. Leggings will continue to be hot this year. In fact they are getting even crazier. If your feeling it try a crazy pattern mixed with a …

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Boyhood's sweep leaves others sweating at the Golden Globes

All week, as word buzzed around about the Golden Globes this Sunday, it almost always followed with, “what are the Golden Globes, exactly?” The 72nd Golden Globes handed out awards last night ranging in all categories for both film and television. The Golden Globes welcomed back hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler …

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Wknd Calendar: Drag Bingo, Free yoga and Bar tours

It’s the first week back from break and we couldn’t be any happier the weekend has arrived. The drag scene has been receiving more and more support by the community. One local bar supports the drag community by hosting a bingo night. Docs’s Pad is your average downtown restaurant. It offers …

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How to start 2015 with a bang: New Year's Eve do's and don'ts

There’s something about New Year’s Eve that brings a certain agony to most minds, with heightened expectations being our worst enemy. Every year we think Dec. 31 will be the best night of the year, yet it has the tendency to fall short of what we were hoping for. It …

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Portland: Spread holiday cheer by helping in the community

If you’re like me and have already done the family dinner and gift exchange, and don’t have much plans this Christmas, it’s a good opportunity to help out others. After all, not everyone is as fortunate as you to enjoy those things. So take this opportunity to spread the real …

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Review: Spoon crafts a polished live show; Future Islands just makes things weird

Following the massive rain storm of earlier in the day, a crowd flooded into the Crystal Ballroom on what turned out to be a warm and dry winter night to see Spoon in a sold-out show. The 94/7 FM December to Remember show also featured openers Future Islands and A …

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Wknd Calendar: Ghost hunts, concerts and a roller derby match

We’re on the brink of finals week. The weekend might be filled with studying, but there’s always time for a break or two (maybe three). Check out what’s going on in Eugene and Portland this weekend and get in the holiday spirit with the Eugene Concert Choir. The Eugene Concert Choir …

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Comedian Carly Aquilino to ignite the McDonald Theater

Stand-up comedy has been sneaking its way into Eugene college culture for awhile now. This year alone, Kevin Hart, David Sedaris and Chris D’Elia have performed, the Buzz hosts a weekly Open Mic comedy night, and the University of Oregon Quackin’ Me Up Comedy Competition hosts its final round this week. …

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From the Bay to Portland: G-Eazy at Roseland Theater

Tuesday night, G-Eazy tore the roof off of the Roseland Theater in Portland. From the Bay to the Universe tour began its run about two months ago and features E-40, Jay Ant, Marty Grimes, a handful of talented DJs and surprise guest, Bobby Brackins. The show started at 8 p.m. and opened with …

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From Macy’s to Best Buy and Walmart, tackle Black Friday like a professional in Eugene and beyond

Black Friday holds different meanings for many people. Some know it as the aftermath of the Thanksgiving meal, when you grab a coat and head to the nearest mall only to wait in line for hours in hopes of being the first into Macy’s to get your hands on the discounted …

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From Macy's to Best Buy and Walmart, tackle Black Friday like a professional in Eugene and beyond

Black Friday holds different meanings for many people. Some know it as the aftermath of the Thanksgiving meal, when you grab a coat and head to the nearest mall only to wait in line for hours in hopes of being the first into Macy’s to get your hands on the discounted …

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Wknd Calendar: Black Friday shopping in Portland, community dinner and ugly sweater runs

Black Friday is large part of our capitalist culture, and like it or not, Thanksgiving could soon become “Grey Thursday.” But that capitalist culture comes with some positives, like the long-standing tradition between the music industry and Black Friday: Record Store Day specials. On Record Store Day, some bands release …

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Think Eugene needs a gay bar? You might be in luck.

When John O’Malley first moved to Eugene from New York City, he was shocked. It wasn’t the city’s people, its politics or its dampness. It was its nightlife: Eugene didn’t have a gay bar. Then O’Malley thought: forget a gay bar. Eugene didn’t even have a place where LGBTQ-identifed people could …

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Video: Civil War Blood Drive

Before they meet on the football field, the Ducks and the Beavers have a friendly competition that nearly all students can get involved with. For 13 years, the Civil War Blood Drive has helped thousands of people in the Corvallis and Eugene communities. The Ducks have won the last four …

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Arts & CultureEventsTheater

Dance in Dialogue delivers a mesmerizing take on modern dance

This Friday and Saturday night (Nov. 21-22), dancers from the University of Oregon and other local companies will perform the final installment of the Dance in Dialogue series, or “D.i.D.” This four-part performance series began in January and culminates this weekend as dancers present works by a wide variety of …

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Review: Justin Timberlake swooned Portland with the 20/20 Experience Thursday night

Almost 20,000 Portlanders gathered at the Moda Center for Justin Timberlake’s 20/20 Experience Thursday night, including someone who was not as excited as she should have been: me. I was a little underprepared and hadn’t heard any of his new stuff. Nor did I have very high expectations from him …

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David Sedaris pays a visit to Eugene’s Hult Center

Eugene’s Hult Center was fortunate enough to host American satirical author and humorist David Sedaris on Thursday, Nov. 20. Sedaris has published a number of best-selling works, from short story collections to articles for The New Yorker and is an active contributor for NPR’s This American Life. Having sold millions of copies of his …

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David Sedaris pays a visit to Eugene's Hult Center

Eugene’s Hult Center was fortunate enough to host American satirical author and humorist David Sedaris on Thursday, Nov. 20. Sedaris has published a number of best-selling works, from short story collections to articles for The New Yorker and is an active contributor for NPR’s This American Life. Having sold millions of copies of his …

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Arts & CultureEventsTechnology

Your Black Friday Tech Guide: TVs, video games and more

With the brisk cold winter air scarring faces every morning and the smell of candy cane mochas oozing out of red cups across campus, it’s impossible to doubt that the most magical, generous time of year has come upon us. Black Friday: the merciless halfway point between capitalism and suburban …

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Dressing with Pride: The costume design behind University Theatre show “Pride and Prejudice”

If you haven’t seen the University Theatre’s new adaptation of Pride and Prejudice, I highly recommend you do. The show, which runs until Nov. 22, is three hours long and is filled with laughter and ornate, hand-crafted costumes. “The costume element of this production is of such a high caliber, …

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Dressing with Pride: The costume design behind University Theatre show "Pride and Prejudice"

If you haven’t seen the University Theatre’s new adaptation of Pride and Prejudice, I highly recommend you do. The show, which runs until Nov. 22, is three hours long and is filled with laughter and ornate, hand-crafted costumes. “The costume element of this production is of such a high caliber, …

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Wknd Calendar: You can find psychedelic Christmas music, shooting turkeys and food donations this weekend

At the Hult Center this weekend, check out gingerbread men flying and flipping mid-air, toy soldiers marching on thin wires and much more. Cirque Dreams: Holidaze is a unique merge of Christmas theme characters with Cirque du Soleil acrobatic spectacles. Director Neil Goldberg, along with the show’s songwriters, created an …

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Joy, Joy, Joy: Nothing but pure joy at the Vance Joy concert.

Vance Joy and Jaymes Young stole girls’ hearts one song at a time last night at WOW Hall. WOW Hall was packed with people varying from high school students to couples sharing the romantic experience of Vance Joy. Starting off the show was artist Jaymes Young. Young played one of …

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Chris D’elia’s natural hilarity well received by McDonald’s Theater

Los Angeles-based actor and stand up comedian Chris D’elia, largely known for his appearances on Comedy Central, performed new material at McDonald’s Theater in downtown Eugene Sunday night. Both him and his opener Jason Collings supplied the audience with the laughter that was probably well needed before yet another tiresome …

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One bad bitch: Rhea Della Vera and the Lipstick Divas take on Eugene’s drag scene

Once a month at Luckey’s bar, a 22-year-old drag queen performs at GLAM Night. She stands at about six feet, seven inches tall in her black stiletto ankle boots and handmade skin-tight black leotard, which is studded with iridescent rhinestones. Long curls fall from her blonde wig down to her …

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Q&A: The Growlers’ Brooks Nielsen on tossing quarters into a ‘Chinese Fountain’

With gruesome make-up, women’s wigs and costumes fit for a Halloween bash, a quick YouTube search of The Growlers will demonstrate the mad theatrics that the musical group often brings to a live show. Known for its restless work ethic after releasing four LPs and five EPs in the last six …

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Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art’s “The Human Touch” collection explores the human condition

College is a time of soul-searching for many students, a formative period during which much is discovered or shifted about identity. Questioning the perception of self in terms of ethnicity, gender or socioeconomic status often feels like a shortcoming — aren’t we supposed to have all the answers by this …

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What’s the deal with Trivia Nights?

Question: How do local bars and restaurants drum up business on historically slow evenings? Answer: Gimmicks. But not like a Joaquin Phoenix “retiring” from movies gimmick, but participatory ones. Enter the trivia night. The methodology is simple: on Mondays or Tuesdays restaurants and bars need to sweeten the deal to …

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Roller derby, ‘Buffy’ parody, Bicycle Film Festival and more coming up this weekend

In Eugene This Saturday night, WOW Hall will host four artists who will be performing in this year’s Sonic Bloom Festival, which takes place June 19-22 in South Park, Colo.  Sonic Bloom caters to lovers of electronic music and the Colorado mountains. Artists lined up to perform are on the …

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The Feminist Museum brings feminism to life on campus

Art comes in all forms to the University of Oregon, but few exhibits have as direct of a mission statement as the Object/Subject exhibition currently being put on by the Feminist Museum. Now, there are few things I enjoy more frequently than lively discussions about feminism with intelligent people, but …

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