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Our world is one that does not always give us tangible results, or a clear distinction between right and wrong. The consequences of our choices and actions are not always immediately visible to us, which can harm our resolve. Lindsey Grayzel’s documentary film The Reluctant Radical invites the audience to

The 1996 Telecommunication Act may sound like a somewhat dated and bureaucratic piece of legislation; but, it is really more like a seed planted two decades ago that has grown deep and gnarled roots into American culture. Consider, at the time, the 10,000 or so radio stations in America were

Here’s the thing about Opposition Brewing: it’s not for touristy types. If you’re looking for a nice sit-down place, for table service, a nice ambiance, or something quiet to have a conversation about the Shakespearean play you’ve just seen, this place is not for you. But if you want a

The last time that acclaimed poet and memoirist Richard Blanco read to a sold-out crowd in Ashland, Oregon, he’d recently been named Barak Obama’s Inaugural Poet. He returns to Ashland on Monday, April 16, where he will give a teachers’ workshop and read at Ashland High School’s Mountain Avenue Theatre.

The SOU track and field season is more than halfway completed and the team is going the distance, according to head coach Grier Gatlin. “Overall, I think we have a solid men and women’s team,” Gatlin said. “I think our women’s team is greatly improved from the last couple of

Rogue Valley Messenger: You are an English literature professor at SOU, correct? What is your favorite topic to teach and why? Alma Rosa Alvarez: I am currently an English literature professor at SOU. I have a wide range of favorite topics. I teach U.S. Literature. One of my favorite topics

Sound

The Bouray doesn’t waste a lot of time. After bandleader John Johns exited The Rogue Underground late last year, he assembled a new group, and hit ground gigging. Barely a weekend goes by that The Bouray isn’t playing somewhere in the valley. And on March 10 they played the release

Photo credit: Ben Shilton (Instragram: @benpaiguy) Eastern Oregon and Hip-Hop are not exactly synonymous, but at least one artist is busy in his desert lab putting rhymes over beats. For the past ten years Oregon emcee, Oso Negro, has been making music and touring the west coast. Alongside Z-man, Eva

Metal isn’t just a sound; it’s a calling. A bottomless rabbit hole of sub-genres and underground heroes ignored by all but the most dedicated, who will gladly go to their grave in a studded jean vest with their arms crossed in a pair of rock horns like the good lord
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