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Axe & Fiddle Musicians Spotlight w/Larry Barkemeyer—7; Variety, $1

Black Forest Touch People, The Steady 27s, White Johnnies—10; Indie rock 

Cowfish Hump-Nite w/Connah Jay—9; Dubstep, glitch-hop

Cozmic Pizza “Look Me in the Eye Dance Party” w/DJ Trainwreck, Avatar—6; DJ dance, n/c

Sprawl Envisioned

More traffic for Crest, big boxes out 30th?

Holiday Happenings

Hot ‘Tails

EW’s take on wintertime drinks

Did I Like that Movie?

The Skin I Live In is weird as hell



Saving the Butte

A strip mine is starting up in the middle of a small town

Arts Shorts:
Recordando a los Muertos
Annual celebration of the Mexican holiday Día de los Muertos

That’s Life, Kid
Roger Ebert’s memoir tells story of the man, not the movies

Best of Eugene 2011-2012: Miscellany

photo by todd cooper

Best Local Athlete

1. LaMichael James, UO football

2. Darron Thomas, UO football

3. Ashton Eaton, UO track

Best of Eugene 2011-2012: Eats


Best Bakery, Sweets

photos by todd cooper

1. Sweet Life
755 Monroe St.  683-5676. sweetlifedesserts.com

Share the Feast

Despite the gloom, or maybe because of it

Best of Eugene 2011-2012: Nightlife


Best Bar Food

1. Horsehead 99 W. Broadway. 683-3154.

2. Jackalope 453 Willamette St. 485-1519. jackalopelounge.com

3. Sam Bond’s Garage 407 Blair Blvd. 343-2635. www.sambonds.com

All exhibits free unless otherwise noted.

Notes from the Riverside:
The ethics of slavery continue today

The Cost of Inequality
Income gap has deadly serious implications


On The Blogs:


Best of Eugene 2011-2012: Arts


Best Blog

1. Culinaria Eugenius culinariaeugenius.wordpress.com

2. Eugene Bicyclist http://eugenebicyclist.com

3. That’s So Northwest https://community.nwcu.com/thatssonorthwest

Best of Eugene 2010-2011: Civics


Best Local Activist

1. Frog

2. Peter DeFazio

3. Kitty Piercy

We salute Frog as an activist and, perhaps more appropriately, as an icon of free speech in Eugene.


Best Local Politician


The ethics of slavery continue today

By David Wagner

Best of Eugene 2011-2012: Spending


Best Bookstore

1. Smith Family 768 E. 13th Ave., 345-1651; 525 Willamette St., 343-4717.

2. Tsunami Books 2585 Willamette St. 345-8986.

3. J. Michaels 160 E. Broadway. 342-2002.

The Best of Eugene 2011-2012

You decide; we report. Eugeneans have voted once again for their favorite institutions and EW has your tally. Congrats to 2011’s best people, eats and places!



Time is Money
Parallels abound in Niccol’s new film



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