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Sidebar: The Eugene Community Through the Years

“If you think you’ve seen big birthday cakes before, come to the corner of Broadway and Willamette in downtown Eugene next Saturday morning and feast your eyes on a r-e-a-l-ly big one. The cake will be Eugene’s version of Oregon’s … Continue reading

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Becoming the Best Eugene

One thing is clear when you travel to downtown Eugene: things are changing. The construction screens that once covered the pit on the corner of Broadway and Willamette, erected for the Olympic trials in 2008, are now gone and in … Continue reading

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The Grammys: Unpopular in Downtown Eugene

Despite its lively music scene, residents in downtown Eugene do not intend to watch the award show. By Laura Hanson Downtown Eugene residents are generally uninterested in watching the Grammy Award show on February 10th, citing their unfamiliarity with the … Continue reading

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Cafe by Day, Bar by Night

By Laura Hanson This establishment is on the edge of Downtown Eugene next to the University, and it is obvious from their “café by day, bar by night” theme that they intend to attract students. The first thing that you … Continue reading

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I’m Y.A., and I’m O.K.—Why’s This So Good?

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/20/books/review/Rabb-t.html?pagewanted=all I have always found essays that discuss the publishing industry to be extremely fascinating, whether written from the perspective of the writer, agent or editor. The essays by writers, however, are the most interesting. Unlike agents and editors who … Continue reading

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Downtown Eugene: Live, Work, Play

Downtown Eugene has many faces. On the weekends, the neighborhood blocks will be filled with families and college students exploring the Saturday Market and surrounding shops, on weekend nights one can experience the bar scene and during the week the … Continue reading

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Book Professionals That You Should Be Following On Twitter

One of the most important things that authors should do, both to expand and maintain their audience, is to have a Twitter account. Many agents, editors, interns and book journalists have Twitter accounts to promote current projects by engaging their … Continue reading

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