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To a ski resort, “green” isn’t necessarily a good word. It can mean a lean year and patches where the snow is gone and the grass is showing. But in a 21st century, post-Al Gore framework, “green” also can mean something completely different: A sustainable business model and environmentally-friendly practices

Burlesque isn’t a just a tassel loving bump and grind where women shed their clothing. Burlesque today pushes the edges of physically rigorous dance and provocative performance. And it continues to reinvent itself against the American backdrop of taboo and puritanical values. It’s the expression of sexuality, an homage to

Wenonoa Spivak is the Director of Programs and Education of Court Appointed Special Advocates—or, as it is better known, CASA. CASA was one of the organizations at the Messenger’s Giving Tuesday event, and will be featured in our upcoming Give Guide. CASA works with hundreds of kids each year to

I fell in love with compilations when I was 17. My parents owned a small rental house, and one of the tenants that vacated it left behind a basket full of tapes and CDs. One of them was a compilation from Fat Wreck Chords, a small Bay Area record label.

For those who celebrate Christmas, cutting and decorating a Christmas tree often stands among the happiest holiday memories. With the recent shortage of trees, though, it may seem tricky to find a tree to harvest without going the store-bought artificial route. Thankfully there are still options for fresh trees, and

When enjoying a movie, most people aren’t focusing on scene transitions or how a particular sequence is presented to the viewer. But they should. How the film is edited is just as important as every other role in film; an art that sets the pace and tension and juxtapositions for

A great challenge in art is capturing a time in history, whether it’s an event or an emotion, perfectly on the page, canvas, or brick wall. Bob Eding has been a pro at depicting a point in time for decades now, recently finishing up a mural on the Rogue River

Earlier this year, the Oregon POUR Authority & Pizza Studio (OPPA) moved from their original tucked-away location across from the post office in Grants Pass to the hottest block in town, H Street. Home to the historic Rogue Theatre, the Haul restaurant, and The Sound Lounge, H Street and the

With the holidays right around the corner many people are starting to plan the meal that will take center stage in their kitchen and fill the bellies of themselves and those around them. This is a time of family and friendship brought together by a feast of foods. Often, this

Sound

There’s an old joke in Hollywood: How do you become a producer? You say, “I’m a producer.” It’s basically the same with indie music labels. Starting one requires little more than saying it exists and then behaving accordingly. But starting one, and running it well are different animals altogether. And

For the past seven years, Late Night District have been grinding away in San Jose’s local music scene—but haven’t ventured much further than the Bay Area. Until now. Formed by vocalist/guitarist Mark Shriver, the band delivers a high-energy brand of indie-rock, and on Tuesday, Dec. 12, they will play Oregon

Starting a new band is like rolling a pair of dice. But like Sgt. Pepper, you get by with a little help from your friends. Guitarist Trevor Roberts, and drummer Trevor Gill, have been playing together in Redding, California’s metal-scene for years; writing songs and toying with various lineups. And
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