Eyebrow threading is a good alternative to plucking and waxing

By on Friday, Aug. 22 at 1:01 pm.

Pluck here. Wax there. Eyebrow grooming can be annoying. Perhaps getting your eyebrows done by thread might be a better substitute. Threading is an ancient hair removal method that originated in Persia but is also used in other Middle Eastern countries. According to Silk & Stone, a spa in SE Portland, this technique involves 100 […]

Local artists to create Simpsons mural in Springfield

By on Wednesday, Aug. 20 at 1:10 pm.

Next month, a Simpsons mural will be installed in downtown Springfield, giving the town a chance to finally claim the longest-running scripted television series as its own. The city of Springfield has spent years working with 20th Century Fox pitching idea after idea with little success, according to Niel Laudati, the city’s community relations manager. “We […]

Review: Rebelution, Iration, The Green and Stick Figure share island vibrations at the Cuthbert

By on Tuesday, Aug. 19 at 12:21 pm.

Sunday night, reggae bands Stick Figure, The Green, Iration and Rebelution played at the Cuthbert Amphitheatre, sharing some kickback island vibrations with Eugenians. Stick Figure was the opening act for the reggae night. Stick Figure filled the atmosphere with fun, summer loving beats as people started spilling into the amphitheater. Keyboard Player Kevin Bong’s long, […]

Recap: Portland’s own MusicFestNW offers an intimate festival experience

By on Tuesday, Aug. 19 at 9:08 am.

This past weekend, Portland’s own MusicFestNW took place in the Tom McCall Waterfront Park, featuring two days of music, art and food. The most important thing to understand about MusicFestNW is that it is very different from other big name music festivals today. Unlike Sasquatch! Festival and San Francisco’s Outside Lands, MusicFestNW manages to be […]

Fetishization of women of color impacts media and society

By on Sunday, Aug. 10 at 3:10 pm.

There’s a thin line between having a preference and fetishizing in the dating world — women of color know this all too well. Fetishization is the process where certain physical traits of women of color become objectified and hyper-sexualized to fit the dominant stereotypes. Some stereotypes include being submissive, sexually inhibited and sexually available. Women […]

Q&A: Anthony Hickerson becomes a staple around campus with his freestyling poetry

By on Sunday, Aug. 10 at 3:33 pm.

Standing across the street from Georgia State University, Anthony Hickerson was hungry. His poems weren’t selling and he needed an uplifting sign. Then, an elderly woman approached him and the two engaged in conversation. She noticed his poems and referenced a scene from the 1995 film Before Sunrise. In the scene, a homeless poet tells […]

Rebelution to rasta-fy the Cuthbert on August 17

By on Sunday, Aug. 10 at 3:37 pm.

Rebelution proves that, contrary to what your mom thinks, your college cover band can become commercially successful. The five-piece reggae rock band recently released its fourth studio album Count me in, which debuted at No. 14 on the Billboard 200 chart and took the top spot on the Reggae Album chart. Rebelution is currently on the […]

Photos: Eugene celebrates 8th annual Whiteaker Block Party

By on Sunday, Aug. 3 at 7:54 pm.

The sun was shining bright all day long as residents of Eugene came out to play at the 8th annual Whiteaker Block Party in Eugene, Oregon. The entire event was organized and held by volunteers and residents of the neighborhood. There were four stages filled with promising bands from the Willamette Valley music scene, food carts, booths […]

A different form of racism on college campuses: Micro-aggressions

By on Monday, Jul. 28 at 3:20 pm.

An annoyed student walks away after being called “sexy” solely based on the fact that she is multi-ethnic. An Asian-American student rolls his eyes after being asked about his ethnic origin for the umpteenth time. A black student groans after being told, “You’re pretty for a dark-skinned girl.” These comments reflect a form of racism: […]

UO music professor composes first original piece of music for an American track event

By on Monday, Jul. 28 at 12:26 am.

Spectators at Tuesday’s 10K race in the IAAF World Junior Track & Field Championships may not have realized they were part of a unique experiment combining music and sports. TrackTown USA president Vin Lananna commissioned the University of Oregon’s Brian McWhorter to compose an original piece and perform it with a live orchestra. McWhorter, a nationally renowned trumpet player and professor at […]

Thrift stores speak out – past fashions are today’s trends

By on Monday, Jul. 28 at 12:29 am.

High-waisted shorts, one-piece swimsuits and crop tops have made a comeback. Whether it’s a thank you to your mom’s closet, or a “good-lookin’ out” to Macklemore for his thrift shop suggestion, it seems that we can’t get away from the clothes from the past. Every decade or two, it’s becoming more popular to see fashion trends repeat […]

The pros and cons of dining in versus dining out on $30 budget

By on Sunday, Jul. 27 at 5:52 pm.

Dining out is more expensive than cooking food at home, but dining out is more convenient. Or is it? Two Emerald reporters set to find out. Sophia June and Leigh Scheffey each received food budgets of $30. June could only eat at restaurants, while Scheffey spent $30 at the grocery store. Here’s what they found. June: Dining Out Day […]

Review: Obvious Child deals with the new scarlet A with humor and honesty

By on Wednesday, Jul. 23 at 7:46 pm.

A lot of people choose to deal with life’s problems through the route of humorous self-deprecation, or in psych lingo- defense mechanisms. For many, laughter is the best way to deal with pain. There’s even scientific evidence behind it. I, being one of these people, loved this film. Obvious Child‘s main character Donna Stern, played by former […]

Q&A: Jared Smith of Wilderness on their upcoming show at Sam Bonds Garage

By on Sunday, Jul. 20 at 7:04 pm.

Wilderness will be holding it’s debut performance at Sam Bonds Garage on Thursday, July 24. In honor of the Eugene performance, band member and creator Jared Smith spoke to the Emerald in a phone interview. Can you tell us a bit about Wilderness? Our first record came out last August, Homeward From the Battle, and we’ve […]

Review: Plain White T’s, Daughtry and Goo Goo Dolls rock the Cuthbert

By on Saturday, Jul. 19 at 9:15 pm.

Last night, The Plain White T’s, Daughtry and the Goo Goo Dolls played the Cuthbert Amphitheatre, filling a Eugene summer night with rock music. The Plain White T’s was the quintessential opening band. Confined to far downstage as a result of all of Daughtry’s and Goo Goo Doll’s equipment, Plain White T’s were spread horizontally […]

Here it goes again: OK Go to play Portland’s Hawthorne Theater

By on Thursday, Jul. 17 at 5:28 pm.

This Sunday, July 20, OK Go, the mid-2000s pop rock band that made DIY music videos cool, will play the Hawthorne Theater in Portland. On October 14, the band will release Hungry Ghosts, their first album since 2010. The album’s catchy single “The Writing’s On The Wall,” has already gained over 9 million views on Youtube, thanks […]

Max’s Tavern named “best bar in the world” by Bar and Restaurant Magazine

By on Wednesday, Jul. 16 at 7:24 pm.

The Simpsons creator Matt Groening admitted in 2012 that Springfield, Oregon is the “true home” of the Simpsons. This week, Max’s Tavern in Eugene has been named the “best bar in the world” by Bar and Restaurant Magazine, partially due to its correlation with Moe’s Tavern from The Simpsons. Max’s is located at 550 E. 13th in the Thompson-Roach Building, which […]

9-piece old-school funk Turkuaz to play Cozmic Pizza party

By on Tuesday, Jul. 15 at 8:34 am.

While Jurassic 5 takes “four MCs and makes them sound like one,” nine-piece Brooklyn-based funk band Turkuaz highlights the unique and varied talents of an entire group of Berklee-schooled musicians. Turkuaz, pronounced Tur-kwaz, recorded their first album in 2011. Roommates Dave Brandwein, who is a composer, producer, guitarist and vocalist. Along with Taylor Shell, who […]