Review: The Shape of the Eye

Occasionally I come across a book in which I struggle to find the right words to describe it in a review. There's a variety of reasons I think for this. As a stay-at-home and work-at-home dad, sometimes it's just plain fatigue. Other times I almost feel that anything I say won't do the book the justice it deserves. George Estreich's The Shape of the Eye is a perfect example of the latter reason....

Fiction: Junkie Interlude

"They lay there on the grass, lazy and sailing. The man had come, bringing the joy dust, the wonderful white powder that freed them from worry." ...

Occupy Corvallis vs Wells Fargo

On leap day, Occupy Corvallis braved the cold slushy rain to once more take to the streets in answer to Occupy Portland’s call for a national day of protest, Shut Down the Corporations. ...

Annual Spring Run for Kids

The 9th Annual Spring for Kids Run is one of many campaigns helping the Corvallis Public School Foundation support and continue to ensure that the students and teachers of the Corvallis School Distric have an outstanding educational experience....

Too $hort Performs for Fred Thompson Benefit

Hip-hop artist Too $hort will perform a benefit concert in honor of Oregon State University football player Fred Thompson, who died early 12/7/2011 after collapsing from cardiac arrhythmia....

New Bike Parks? Support Grows, City Considers it

Corvallis Bike Polo, is one of the many facets of bike culture in Corvallis people may not be aware of. That’s a shame, because what unfolds is as exciting as hockey and as off-beat as roller derby....

The Corvallis HOUR Exchange Celebrates 10 Years

The Corvallis HOUR Exchange wants you to invest in the people and the community — your neighbors and your home. Why? In part, so everyone can feel the echo from the money they spend. How? By using a local currency called HOURS....

Crawl for the Cause 2012 slated for Saturday

Crawl for the Cause is a pub crawl with all proceeds benefiting the Benton County Women’s Cancer Coalition. This year’s event begins at 2 p.m. in downtown Corvallis....

Haircuts and Conversations

So, let me get this straight.... There are three local barbers in three shops that span two generations and they are all family. Yep, it all started in 1971 at the MU and continues today....

Review: John Dies @ the End

If I could give this book a different title it would be Harold and Kumar Meet a Shoggoth because that’s exactly what it is. Part buddy comedy, part indescribable horror from beyond the realm of human imagination....

Extreme Clay exhibit features at The Arts Center

The Arts Center, in conjunction with the Willamette Ceramics Guild, will feature an exhibit in the Corrine Woodman Gallery to complement a simultaneous ‘Extreme Clay’ exhibit curated in the Main Gallery....

Delinquent Brothers Productions presents GET SOME at Odd Fellows Hall

Delinquent Brothers Productions will be back at Odd Fellows Hall on Friday, March 2nd to provide their usual high quality 2-stage EDM events. For this month’s show, Delinquent Brothers presents “GET SOME.” The show is for 18 and over only and admission is $5 at the door....

The Advocate…Start Here

And here it is, our first issue, and it is tempting here to write something of scale; a bold declaration imbued with grandeur of purpose that recounts steely de...