The Conversation Project works to build bridges with words
If there's one thing people can agree on, it's that the 2016 election revealed a divided nation.
Tips for taking part in direct action in Central Oregon and beyond
"The greatest hope for humanity lies not in condemning violence but in making violence obsolete." —JAMILA RAQIB
While the world is far from silent right now, a lot of you are wondering how to get started in being more active, and how to educate yourself in the political and activist spheres.
It's here again people (or almost)—the day of hearts and love and perhaps a bit too
In times of turmoil, the Vocal Seniority group forms to once again speak truth to power
As Generation X or Y or Millennials fight against the baby boomer generation, it's easy to forget that the baby boomers once fought against "The Greatest Generation" who fought against their parents generations, and so on. The Vocal Seniority (Raising Cane) is a newly formed civil group with members who fought in the Civil Rights Movement and against the Vietnam War.
Dave Eggers and his heartbreaking works
It must require nerves of absolute steel to name your debut novel "A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius." The title alone instantly gives easily bated critics the ammunition to attack even before thumbing its pages.
Teenage characters, hand puppets and a violent alter ego make up this black comedy
Each of us keeps a demon inside. The devil on our shoulder isn't someone that should be heeded all of the time (or even very often), but sometimes that pitchforked baddie gives us the courage to take on something a little too large for our better angels.
A look back at the best theatre in Central Oregon in 2016
Over the past year more theatre was produced in Central Oregon than ever before, and a wide majority of those productions were performed for sold out houses. With all of the productions that happened last year, we asked some of the myriad theatre folk in the region what their favorite shows across 2016 were.
When it comes to choosing some of the best reads of 2016, we knew no one would be more well-read than Tom Beans, owner of Dudley's BookShop Cafe in downtown Bend. These may not be the critics' picks for best books of the year, but they certainly were his favorites.
The odd, absurd and sometimes downright freaky side of Christmas traditions
Let's get weird for a second. Imagine you were trying to explain Western holiday traditions to someone not raised in our culture.
Roast the year 2016 like it deserves
Regardless how good of a year we had as individuals, it's kinda hard to deny that 2016 sucked. Sucked bad.