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 Theatre's new production of "The Manchurian Candidate," a play by John Lahr, based on the novel by Richard Condon. Such a description sets up a challenge to the viewer as to what sort of stagecraft might follow and, while opening night of the play might...

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 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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Updated Oct 16, 2015 at 9:32 PM

SALEM — A collared wolf thought to be dead has been spotted on a hunter's trail camera in the Southern Cascade Mountains.

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