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Smashing Patriarchy, One Chord At A Time

This Sunday, Interzone plays host to an all-ages punk rock show featuring Angries, Dark Beach, Agatha, Dogjaw, and Vises, five women- and queer-centric bands from five different cities along the west coast. The show takes place at 6:00 pm and there is a $5 sliding scale donation requested. Interzone is located at 1563 NW Monroe Street....

Science Pub Marks Three Years

Science Pub Corvallis started up three years ago in March, and judging by the crowd that meets on the second Monday of the month at Old World Deli, it’s still going strong. ...

It’s Different for Guys: Writing About Sex

by Greg Andersen A funny thing happens in an editorial meeting when you ask writers to pen on a topic as ubiquitous as sex. The women grab at assignments lik...

The Undeniable Charm of ‘The Artist’

The Artist debuted in 2011, and is now playing at Darkside Cinemas. It took home five Oscars at The Academy Awards, but many have reservations about the relevancy or fairness of the Awards. The Artist deserved all five- and more. ...

Twenty-Something, Dumped & Lovin’ It

So how does it feel to be dumped? I ask this because chances are if you’re attempting to date in this sad little town of ours you’ve recently been rejected. I know what you must be thinking. Oh the dating pool is limited, there’s nothing to do here, and my personal favorite the opposite sex is stupid....

Sick Town Derby Dames March Radness recap

It was a packed house at the Linn County Fairgrounds last Saturday night as The Sick Town Derby Dames kicked off their league season with a rousing intrasquad battle between The Punks "Sick Pistols" taking on The Preps "Country Club Crushers."...

Makers’ Space Reviving The Majestic Theatre

The Majestic has been a Corvallis staple for almost 100 years. The recent launch party marked the beginning of a renaissance for the theatre, the new endeavor, Makers’ Space, is an alternative arts program that will run through the Majestic Community Theatre....

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....