Monthly Archives: June 2012

Nicholas Andelin’s interview with Dr. Warren Hedges of Southern Oregon University

Dr. Warren Hedges grew up in Springfield, Missouri, in a very conservative town (John Ashcroft is from there; Jerry Falwell went to college there; Jimmy Swaggart & Jim Baker got called back there to be defrocked). This left Warren with a … Continue reading

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‘Fictitious Dishes’ Captures the Essence of Classic Books Through Food Photography

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/11/fictitious-dishes-food-literature_n_1587276.html Above is the link for an article which I came across in the Huffington Post recently. Basically, the article discusses how Dinah Fried’s new photography series, Fictitious Dishes, “embraces food as a means of transportation to the fictional worlds … Continue reading

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On Being a Fraud (Like Me LOL :) )

I suppose there are moments in everyone’s life where we feel like frauds. It might be because we don’t feel we’re working hard enough. It might be because we feel like we don’t belong in the place or crowd we … Continue reading

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How Do Fans Affect The Writing of Games’ Rulebooks?

As a recent convert to the almost-religion of tabletop gaming, I have been watching the recent development of the metagame (a term coined by the community to represent the community’s own dialogue regarding the rules and how the game company … Continue reading

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Pride and Prejudice…and ignorance

Since it’s now finals time, obviously I’ve been watching a lot of YouTube (thanks to my newly developed super power, procrastination). Normally, this wouldn’t warrant a blog post to Literary Ashland, but some of the videos I’ve been watching are … Continue reading

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An Interview with Mandy Valencia

Mandy Valencia uses social media, videos, and photos to report on stories specific to the Southern Oregon area.  She covers news in the Ashland and Medford area.  She covers local musicians in her Tidings Cafe feature. She also shoots and … Continue reading

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Kristy Evans Reviews the Barry Lopez Workshop

A guest post by Kristy Evans, from Professor Charlotte Hadella’s ENG 298 class The anticipation for Barry Lopez’s free student workshop on Friday, April 20th was tangible in the air. Students from the university as well as from various Ashland … Continue reading

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Re: The Digital Shift

Although I did not attend the “From Print to Pixels” event, I am fascinated by the influence of technology and emerging media on culture and long-held customs. A recent theme in my studies involves contemplating the possibility of reconciling global … Continue reading

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A Writer’s Gaming Habits; Good or Bad?

This is a formal apology to anyone that is irritated by this post. Why? Well, in my recent experiences, there are two reactions to my obsessive compulsive tendency to wax philosophical about everything: a gigantic explosion of a fight and/or … Continue reading

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Who should decide what we read?

For some reason, this week made me start thinking about censorship. Not the type of censorship typically thought of, with a capital C, revolving around the government and its plethora of octopus-type arms, but rather the smaller forms that are … Continue reading

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