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REVIEW: of Montreal Returns to the WOW Hall

Returning to Eugene on their first tour since the COVID-19 pandemic began, Kevin Barnes’ eclectic indie-pop band of Montreal brought their usual colorful and theatrical show to the WOW Hall on the evening of Sept. 16.   Previously, the band has performed at the WOW Hall twice: May 27, 2005 and Feb. 10, 2007. They last...

Alex Jones, a short haired white man, holds both his hands up to his face in a look of astonishment as he speaks through a couple of microphones placed in front of him.

God, Goats, and Misinformation on the Radio Part II

Over the course of the last sixty one years, the alt-right has been gaining massive traction on the “air waves.” Political Evangelicals have been exposing United States citizens and the world to ridiculous amounts of propaganda through programming and commercials aimed at “bringing people to Christ” and taking down the “evil government.”  One notable example...

A black-and-white photograph of part of Amber Mark's memorial. There is a photograph of her that she took as a selfie laying against a tree. Largely, in the foreground, are bunches of flowers that are laid down.

Stop The Sweeps-Eugene Hosts Candlelight Vigil for Amber Mark

On the evening of Sept. 14, both the family of Amber Mark and community members gathered at the corner of Highway 99 and Bethel Drive for a candlelight vigil honoring her life following her death nearly a week prior. The vigil also paid respect to fourteen other houseless residents in Eugene who have died over...

Sizzle Pie Closed; Restaurant Blames Declining Business, Former Employees Say Otherwise

Last week, Sizzle Pie—a downtown pizza staple for college students, bar-hoppers, and bar-hopping college students—suddenly closed. The doors closed for good following a morning meeting with its employees and, contrary to the business’ claims, former employees believe it was the result of unionization efforts.  On the morning of Wednesday, Sept. 7, the restaurant’s staff was...

Suspected Driver That Killed Houseless Woman, Critically Injured Another Pedestrian, Identified

Update: The deceased houseless victim has been identified as Amber Joanne Mark. On the afternoon of Sept. 8, the driver of an older model Toyota 4-Runner, 18-year-old Anthony Rodeen, drove over a tent on Highway 99—killing one houseless woman and barely missing another man—before critically injuring another woman on the sidewalk half-a-mile away, and then...

PHOTOS: George Floyd Square, Minneapolis, MN

On August 10, DSM photographer Robert Scherle visited the George Floyd Square at the intersection of E. 38th and Chicago in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  In his own words:  “There are no ghosts at George Floyd’s Memorial. It feels more like a vacuum. Although it’s filled with offerings, art, graffiti, and artifacts; there is no air.  And...

A photograph of a multi-piece art installation on the grass of Alton Baker Park. It reads "BLACK IS BEAUTIFUL" and each letter is it's own painted board.

The Second Annual Black Cultural Festival at Alton Baker Park

Editor’s Note: This article has been updated to properly credit both the postcards and the dolls to a local Black curator and not to the Lane County History Museum. Singer-songwriter Amiaa Nectar was unable to perform during the event due to illness, and Makeda’s Ethiopian Cuisine did not attend due to a family emergency.  On...

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