Author Archive

Jordan Marie McCaw

Jordan Marie McCaw

Since graduating from Eastern Nazarene College in the Boston area with a B.A. in Journalism and Writing, Jordan Martinez has been writing and copy editing for a few different publications, including the Rogue Valley Messenger. She loved living on the other side of the country for three brief years, but Southern Oregon is truly where she belongs. She also writes for BayArea.com, Showcase Magazine, and is the Copy Editor for Southern Oregon Magazine and Las Vegas Golf & Leisure Magazine. When she isn't writing articles, she's either working on her next book, reading, drawing, watching “There Will Be Blood,” or pulling shots at GoodBean in Jacksonville. You can check out her artwork at hitrecord.org, where she's been featured and loves using the site as a creative outlet: https://www.hitrecord.org/users/J.M.%20Black/records

As far as trends go, storytelling must rank as one of the more surprising ones of the 21st century, in a time when individuals are spending more time sucked into their computers and phones than actively listening to one another—or, so we are told. Perhaps more traditionally, storytelling was considered

Dozens of programs and shows are made possible by the grants both Jackson and Josephine Counties Cultural Coalitions, both part of the Oregon Cultural Trust network. Without them, the region would be missing many of the arts locals enjoy every year. Earlier this year, Jackson County donated over $30,000 to

A 2016 disaster preparedness survey for the Earth Institute at Columbia University revealed that 65 percent of Americans aren’t prepared for natural disasters, and 41 percent aren’t confident their community has adequate plans in an unlikely event. Essential resources or outdoor skill programs are not as hard to find as

Comic Con without video games would be like watching a movie but skipping the whole second act. A workshop at this year’s Comic Con, titled “How to Choose Your Own Adventure,” will create an immersive experience for those who attend. “The workshop (actually not a workshop per se) will involve

  On clean white walls hang paintings of soft blue roses and thick oil squares on large canvases. And throughout the newly opened Galt Gallery, curator Campbell Baker arranges fine jewelry, ceramics, and sculptures. Galt Gallery in Ashland opened its doors to the public in February. The gallery is named

Oregon’s Death With Dignity Act may not sound the subject matter for a comedy, yet the screenplay—and planned production of—Emma Was Here is sprinkling funny moments throughout an otherwise tough topic. The production is being undertaken by some of the usual suspects—and up-and-coming stars—in southern Oregon film’s film community; namely,

  An art piece can’t represent film better than taking sequenced photographs on 35mm film. By definition, that is what film is, and to Stacey Steers, that’s art. Steers’ multimedia collage exhibit at Schneider Museum of Art at Southern Oregon University will be featured during the Ashland Film Festival from

In a warehouse-sized building spectators laugh and cheer as a basketball soars through the air and hits the backboard. Instead of hearing sneakers squeak on the court, the audience hears a donkey trotting for the rebound. Yes, the fifth annual Donkey Basketball at the Medford Armory will be held on

In this arrangement, peach roses, pink tulips, eucalyptus, and fern fronds aren’t painted on a canvas but put into a beautiful glass vase. Heaven Scent Flowers & Gifts in Eagle Point has been an expert in the art of flower arrangements since 1975. Cathy Wallace has been the owner for

Pamela Haunschild’s nature paintings aren’t realistic interpretations of mountains, animals, or forests. A flock of birds is flying over a canyon, but the canyon is bleeding oranges and blues. There also is an enormous blue, yellow, and pink moon resting on the ocean’s surface, reflecting the bright colors while geese