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'Hawaii's Wounded Knee': Remembering the Olowalu Massacrenew

In late January 1790, an American sea captain slaughtered more than a hundred Hawaiians there in a massacre that though largely forgotten today, was every bit as horrific as Wounded Knee.
Maui Time  |  Anthony Pignataro  |  01-22-2016  |  History

The Myth of Super Bowl Sex Traffickingnew

With no evidence of a Big Game-related spike, the crackdown on trafficked humans more often than not targets sex workers and consenting adults.
Metro Silicon Valley  |  John Flynn  |  01-22-2016  |  Culture

True Leadership Demands Action in a Crisisnew

“True compassion is more than flinging a coin to a beggar. It comes to see that the edifice, which produces beggars, needs restructuring.” —Martin Luther King Jr.
Random Lengths News  |  James Preston Allen  |  01-22-2016  |  Commentary

Dylan Mortimer's struggles lead to a Curenew

As an artist known for making impressively scaled signs and combining hip-hop symbols with references to Christianity — Google him and his brilliant Prayer Booths still come up first — Dylan Mortimer has always made personal art. But his latest exhibition transcends the personal for something revelatory...
The Pitch  |  Tracy Abeln  |  01-19-2016  |  Art

Random weirdness for the week of Jan. 19, 2016new

It's not as cool as the animated Lego horror show of an oil spill Greenpeace did in 2014, but it's still entertaining figuring out why that guy in the bow of a ship sinking in oil-drenched Arctic waters is having such a great day.
Icepeople  |  Mark Sabbatini  |  01-19-2016  |  Commentary

Collective Mentalitynew

Father and son Andrew and Jamie Wyeth share an exhibit at the Denver Art Museum.
Boulder Weekly  |  Amanda Moutinho  |  01-15-2016  |  Art

Painting the Politicalnew

Former Buffalo Nine activist and renowned oil painter Jerry Ross returns to his political roots with portraits of 2016 presidential candidates.
Eugene Weekly  |  Alex V. Cipolle  |  01-03-2016  |  Culture

The Unforgettable Party That No One Can Remembernew

From tie-died, rainbow hallucinations to San Jose City Hall's gray concrete plaza, the hazy history of the night that cemented the counterculture and changed America.
Metro Silicon Valley  |  Geoffrey Dunn  |  12-15-2015  |  Culture

Trump: When Fascism Comes to Americanew

Trump’s rhetoric in recent months — whether it was his connecting Mexican immigrants to crime or his comments on Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), saying he is not a hero “because he was captured” and “I like people who weren’t captured”—has been tapping our nation’s darkest, deepest and most xenophobic veins
Random Lengths News  |  By James Preston Allen and Publisher  |  12-15-2015  |  Commentary

Waste Notnew

Silicon Valley has joined a nationwide push to feed the hungry with uneaten food that would otherwise end up in landfills.
Metro Silicon Valley  |  Jennifer Wadsworth  |  12-11-2015  |  Food+Drink

Thankful for Good Friends and Strong Voicesnew

As the discourse in America becomes less civil
Random Lengths News  |  By James Preston Allen and Publisher  |  12-04-2015  |  Commentary

A Beautiful Day on the Bow of the USS Iowanew

Garcetti, the Navy and Homeless People
Random Lengths News  |  By James Preston Allen and Publisher  |  12-02-2015  |  Commentary

Pop Culturednew

Costumes and camaraderie at Eugene Comic Con.
Eugene Weekly  |  Amy Schneider  |  11-12-2015  |  Culture

The Cult of Catnew

While the Internet popularized the cat video with its attendant memes, salable kitsch and viral stars, the genre—if one could call it that—dates back to the inception of cinema. For reasons probed by social science and debated by cultural critics, we have long obsessed over cats. Yet in the past decade, with the advent of cheap cameras and online video sharing, that fascination has reached fever-pitch frenzy.
Metro Silicon Valley  |  Jennifer Wadsworth  |  11-11-2015  |  Culture

The Outsider Art of Henk Pandernew

Renowned Dutch painter Henk Pander still sees himself as an outsider in the Portland art scene after all these years.
Eugene Weekly  |  Alex V. Cipolle  |  11-09-2015  |  Art

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