No Luck With Love

Q: Dear Vivi,  I have never had much luck with relationships. No matter what I do, they always seem to go downhill. I can’t figure out what I’m doing wro...

Book Review: Mushroom

Editors at Oxford University Press showed admirable restraint when they gave the 2011 book “Mushroom” its title. Surely someone at the table had wanted to add a subtitle, “Mushroom—a Natural History”, or some other way to codify Nicholas P. Money’s brilliant account of how the mushroom has challenged understanding and inspired imagination for centuries....

OnCloudN9ne.com Presents: Tyga

On April 9th, hip-hop artist Tyga is making a stop of his Careless World Tour at the Benton Country Fairgrounds to celebrate the release of his newest album, “C...

GMO: Frankenfood or Green Revolution?

The biotech companies tout it as a “Green Revolution,” a way to feed a growing population on limited land with high-yield wheat or drought-resistant corn. Critics view them as “Frankenfoods,” monsters with unnatural DNA that present a threat to human health. ...

Karly Sheehan Murder Revisited

The event will take place from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. in the Main Meeting Room at the library located on 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. Books are available for purchase from Grass Roots Books & Music, 227 SW 2nd., Corvallis or online at www.grassrootsbookstore.com....

Majestic Theater Education For Kids: Register For Spring Now

Starting April 2, Majestic Education has offerings (see the sidebar) designed to encourage confidence, creativity and communication skills in kids and teens. The classes are intended to serve all skill levels and were developed to inspire youth to explore their imaginations and find their own voices....

BHT: The Newest Petrochemical in Your Box of Food

During my hunt for the perfect pet food, I kept seeing three letters that would later became grounds for automatic rejection: an ominous compound known only as “BHT”. But what is this mystery substance, and why is it appearing in dog food all of a sudden?...

The Pagan Next Door

Let me introduce myself: I am the pagan next door. NO, I am not a Satanist! Sorry to be a little defensive, but we have had a bad rap in the last 1600 years. We really are very nice people. You may actually know some of us in the community and not realize we are pagans. Most of us are still in the broom closet....

The Hunger Games Reaches Past the Book Series, and Succeeds

“The Hunger Games” is the latest tween-book-turned-film, based on Suzanne Collins’ series, and is tearing up the box office with record sales. There’s a reason for that: it’s a really good movie. Fans of the book, and cinema in general, won’t be disappointed....

OSU Hosts Lumberjack Competition

On Friday, March 30th, the world’s top lumberjack athletes will be competing on the campus of Oregon State University as part of the STIHL TIMBERSPORTS Series. ...

Vivi’s Lust & Love: To Tie Or Not To Tie

Q: Dear Vivi, My boyfriend wants to try BDSM, but I'm not sure how I feel about it. What should I do? - To Tie Or Not To Tie A: Typically, BDSM is pe...

Yoga for Better Sex: Try Mula Bandha

We’ll begin with geography: in your minds eye find the territory between your pubic bone, your tailbone and your two sitting bones. It is an oval-shaped set of muscles that literally prevent your organs from falling out between your legs....

Gentlemen, Dress Like You Want It!

Fashion is a statement of who you are, and who you are isn’t always reflected in current fashion trends. So here is a list of advice that can span all the avenues of fashion from 3-piece suits to punk. Spring is all about reinvention and renewal, so suck it up, fellas: you’re getting a makeover....