Updated at 1:02 PM

Claudia Alick remembers when she had her “Ferguson moment.” It was watching the civil uproar after Michael Brown, a 19-year-old unarmed black man, was shot dead by a policeman in Fergurson, Mo., a city of 21,200 people on the northwest side of St. Louis, on Aug. 9, 2014. In that moment, Alick, a producer with Oregon Shakespeare Festival, joined scores of other dramatic artists around the country who connected on the Internet and decided to produce 90 one-minute plays...

Updated at 10:21 AM

"Try imagining a state of being where reality and fantasy are indiscernible from each other; where the most solid truth is no more valid to you than the most fantastical fiction."  So begin director Roy Von Rains's notes on Camelot...

Updated at 10:20 AM

Katherine Roselli will present her documentary film “OLD?!” tonight at the Varsity Theater as a fundraiser for the Ashland Independent Film Festival. Beautifully photographed and smartly edited, the film includes such local...

Posted Oct 18, 2015 at 2:00 AM

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival has sparked an international debate with a recent announcement that it has commissioned playwrights to translate William Shakespeare's plays into modern English. With its ambitious three-year Play on! project...

Updated Oct 17, 2015 at 5:22 PM

ROSEBURG — Chris Mintz, an Oregon college student celebrated as a hero for running toward danger while a gunman opened fire at Umpqua Community College, says the shooter showed no emotion as he shot Mintz five times.

Updated Oct 17, 2015 at 9:46 AM

Sixteen children and a handful of their mothers found the only door to their library room blocked by a man who held hunting knives in each hand as he screamed, "I’m going to kill some people!"

Updated Oct 16, 2015 at 11:25 PM

SPRINGFIELD — Forget the 451 yards rushing No. 1-ranked Springfield piled up Friday night in its 44-21 victory against No. 7 Ashland. Forget Trever Watson’s 249 yards rushing and two touchdowns or that Nicolas Ah Sam had 123...

Posted Oct 16, 2015 at 11:01 PM

Over 120 feet of 33-inch high, "temporary" iron fences, costing an estimated $10,000, were approved for the east and west sides of the Plaza at a recent City Council study session, when no members of the public were present, and are now awaiting...

Posted Oct 16, 2015 at 11:01 PM

Reflecting in last week’s column on the terrible event in Roseburg, I suggested that we set Christopher Harper-Mercer’s actions in a cultural context. We did that when Dylann Roof killed nine people at the church in Charleston,...

Posted Oct 17, 2015 at 2:00 AM

PORTLAND — The 12th-ranked Southern Oregon volleyball team avoided a letdown and rebounded from a first-game setback with a 23-25, 25-22, 25-23, 25-16 win Friday night against Warner Pacific at Bart Valentine Court. The Raiders...

Posted Oct 17, 2015 at 2:00 AM

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