Got Nuke…? State of the OSU Reactor

Oregon doesn’t have the best track record for nuclear reactors. The only nuclear power plant in the state, the Trojan Nuclear Power Plant in Rainier, was shut down after it started leaking radioactive gas in 1992, only 16 years after it was built. ...

Toxic Tides Hit Oregon Coast

A year has passed since the Fukushima disaster, but one aftereffect — a floating debris field the size of California — is just beginning to arrive on the West Coast....

Geektown: The Culture of Geekdom in Corvallis

Unlike the 80s, people can proudly claim they are gamers. You can even hear too-pretty-for-life sorority girls saying, “I am such a nerd!” from within the walls of Starbucks – if you listen close enough....

Review: War Is Boring

For David Axe, the author of War Is Boring, war was his life. For four years he covered military conflicts in Iraq, Afghanistan, East Timor, Somalia, Chad and Lebanon. During that time as a correspondent for The Washington Times, C-SPAN and BBC Radio, David flew from war zone to war zone, getting to the story about the true victims of the world's conflicts....

Campus Alt Radio; Changing & Localizing

KBVR, unlike most other radio stations, is not set to a certain genre. KBVR is also ahead of the pack playing music that a lot of the time you wouldn’t be able to hear anywhere else. ...

Review: The Woman in Black Scares but Disappoints

The plot harkens back to classic haunted house movies like House on Haunted Hill (1959) and The Haunting (1963), a beleaguered protagonist is forced to stay in a reportedly haunted mansion and gradually discover the truth behind the grisly murders that occurred there years prior. The Woman in Black attempts to revitalize this spooky genre......

Derby Night!

Some photos and video from March Radness where the Sick Town Derby Dames engaged in an intra-league Sibling Rivalry....

Sexism in Videogames

Video games are quickly become as ubiquitous as television and radio. Indeed, an entire gaming culture has sprung up in the last 20 years with game companies reaching successes never thought possible....

Corvallis Alum Halie Loren Returns After Sold Out Tour

World-renowned and award-winning singer and songwriter Halie Loren returns to the campus of Oregon State University on Friday, March 9 at 8:00 pm to perform a one-night exclusive event with guest conductor Rob Birdwell and the Corvallis-OSU Symphony Orchestra. ...

Sick Town Derby Dames: March 10 Season Opener at 6:00 p.m.

The bout starts at 6 p.m. on March 10th at the Linn County Fair & Expo at 3700 Knox Butte Rd. in Albany. Tickets are $13 at the door or $10 in advance. You can get advance tickets at The Uprise Skate Shop and Aqua Seafood and Steaks in Corvallis, and at The Cash House in Albany. You can also purchase tickets online at www.brownpapertickets.com....

But Who Speaks for the Lorax?

I don’t think in the history of the man’s legacy have so many people been grateful that Theodore Seuss Geisel, affectionately known around the world as Dr. Seuss, is dead. Film buffs were already shaking their heads at the recent childhood classic to be dragged — kicking and screaming -— into theatres. But what many didn’t expect to see was the Mazda CX-5 tie-in commercial featuring the Lorax. ...

This Dude’s Perspective on Women’s Day

One of my biggest goals as a dad is to take the time to show my daughter that the world offers unlimited possibilities for her. Admittedly, that’s not always easy to do....

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." ...