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Luis Alfaro is a renowned artist and activist, his creative legacy is substantial and potent, and his conversation is filled with tales of travel and casual literary name-dropping. He’s exactly the kind of person you want to see representing your region at a yearly conference focused on community and the

In her debut book, The Sex Myth, author Rachel Hills delves into a topic that can often feel sensationalized: sex. But Hills takes a more earnest approach, reaching out to and interviewing a wide breadth of people on their own sex lives, insecurities, identities, and beliefs. The result is a

Living Opportunities has been serving the Rogue Valley since 1974, providing workplace advocacy, residential assistance and family consulting for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. One of their core programs, The Studio, encourages participants to express themselves creatively through artistic mediums––which can also act as a vehicle for essential communication.

For the Pulitzer Prize winner for drama in 1937, You Can’t Take it With You is surprisingly suited for our day and age. And Barnstormers Theatre in Grants Pass delivers an award-worthy performance of it. It will play at Barnstormers through September 20. The entire play takes place in the

Make ‘Em Laugh to Make it Big (That’s What She Said?) In 2007, Amy Schumer took fourth place in the Last Comic Standing TV show. After performing on multiple shows and on Comedy Central, her own sketch show Inside Amy Schumer launched in 2013. Now she has taken the comedy

For our Wine Issue, we’re trying a bit of sophistication and culture. How about after wine tasting checking out local, public art? While the weather is still agreeable, why not see what our talented Rogue Valley has to offer in the great outdoors? If you are feeling refined after that

Typically, Oregon Shakespeare Festival productions allude to contemporary issues through costume and set design choices that attempt to cast the historical or “universal” struggles of humanity into a modern context. It’s latest production cuts straight to the chase. Sweat, which opened on July 29, and will run through October 31,

With humankind’s unfaltering penchant for being the very mostest most that can possibly be mosted, it only makes sense that we’ve created multiple organizations for keeping track of the world’s “best-ofs”––from the herculean, to the ridiculous to the patently disgusting. Those who aspire to such mosty greatness will have an

Like Facebook IRL After using social media apps one day, teaching consultant Abram Ramal Katz was feeling as if his phone was telling him “you will be alone on a desert island crying.”  So he decided to try something new. The next day Katz went to the First Friday Artwalk

Show-Stopper   Oregon Shakespeare Festival opened The Happiest Song Plays Last, on July 7. The play is the third in a trilogy from playwright Quiara Alegría Hudes, about a soldier’s search for meaning after returning from war in Iraq. Though it is the third in the series, it can be