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Risky Business
Guy Maynard’s first novel looks back
by Ted Taylor

Fluoride, Anyone?
Pondering the ballot on the kitchen table
By Tony Corcoran

Music Shorts
Blue Scholars, Trashcan Sinatras, Old Man Markley, Ultraviolet Hippopotamus, Mad Sin, Eugene Symphony



Funny Guy?
Mike Birbiglia puts his pain on display
by Molly Templeton

Buying the Race
Shadowy campaign finances and shady science
By Camilla Mortensen


Axe & Fiddle Musicians Spotlight w/Larry Barkemeyer­7; Variety, $1

Blind Pig Open Mic­8; n/c

Café Maroc Belly Dancing w/Heather­7:15; n/c

Club Snafu Sassy Mouff­10; DJ, n/c


Blue Scholar Suspension

Transition Techniques
Conserving the river and an organic conversion
By Shannon Finnell

Decent Sports, Bad Owners

Dave Zirin wants public ownership to go with public financing

All exhibits free unless otherwise noted.


Natural Resistance:
At the Table

Vested interests too often hold sway

On The Blogs:


Letters to the Editor





At the Table
Vested interests too often hold sway
By Mary O’Brien


Election Endorsements

Ballots will be arriving in mailboxes beginning this weekend for candidates and local and statewide measures. Deadline for dropping ballots in a ballot box around town is 8 pm Tuesday, Nov. 2. Postmarks don’t count, so it’s best to mail ballots in by Thursday, Oct. 28. Below are our selected endorsements. For races and issues not listed, please refer to your Voters’ Pamphlet. Most candidates have easily found websites.

Nothing Gold Can Stay