‘South Park’ airs a brutal spoof of Facebook, fake news and Mark Zuckerberg

Even for “South Park,” Wednesday evening’s episode had a dizzying array of satiric targets. Facebook. … Read more


HARDCOVER FICTION 1. “Origin.” Dan Brown. Doubleday ($29.95) 2. “Sleeping Beauties.” King/King. Scribner ($32.50) 3. … Read more

Plath’s letters reveal a writer split in two

“The Letters of Sylvia Plath Volume 1: 1940-1956” Edited by Peter K. Steinberg and Karen … Read more

‘The Good People’ offers haunting look at Celtic superstition

“The Good People” by Hannah Kent (Little, Brown, 388 pages, $27)

Foreboding builds from the … Read more

‘Lucky’ weekend for indie film buffs

Starting tonight, a record 105 indie films will be screened at BendFilm Fest

The BendFilm Festival returns Thursday, once again kicking off a dream weekend for cinephiles and … Read more

Restaurant review: Tim Garling’s Jackalope Grill

French style, modern twists

Tim Garling has owned a restaurant for more than three decades — first in the … Read more

Embracing pumpkin beer season

Brews pair well with hearty food, desserts

Last October in this column, we tackled Halloween-themed beers while mostly managing to avoid the … Read more

Craig Morgan shares stories in Redmond

Country singer helping veterans on the road

Craig Morgan isn’t one to sing about politics. As the country star, Army veteran and … Read more

Q&A with director Molly Kreuzman

Filmmaker will attend Sunday screening of “

Molly Kreuzman is the Ashland-based director of “Earth Seasoned … #GapYear,” the official BendFilm documentary … Read more

Review: Rye Smiles subvert indie norms on debut

Band plays EP release show at Spoken Moto

Once upon a time, the term “indie” as applied to music meant one thing: music … Read more

Papadosio, Phutureprimitive play Domino Room

Jamtronica band, DJ team up for tour

North Carolina’s Papadosio is often lumped into the jamtronica movement of the late ’90s and … Read more

Pigeons Playing Ping-Pong takes flight at Volcanic

Funk band brings new music to Bend

Here’s one for the birds, as long as those birds are into psychedelic guitar freakouts … Read more

The Last Internationale plays The Capitol

Political punk-blues band prepping new album

New York City’s The Last Internationale burst onto the national scene with its 2014 major-label … Read more

Silver Moon hosts re-opening party

Mosley Wotta, Streetlight Moon to perform

Bend’s music community sure missed Silver Moon Brewing, which was out of commission for five … Read more

“Evil Dead” returns to 2nd Street

Catch the musical, and fake blood splatter at the Bend venue

“Evil Dead The Musical” — The slasher flick-inspired comedy musical returns this weekend to 2nd … Read more

Recommended reading from Deschutes Public Library

Tales for book lovers of all ages

Children’s books “Have You Seen Elephant” by David Barrow When an elephant asks a young … Read more

Author and journalist Beth Macy to speak in Bend

Award-winning writer reveals the human faces behind complex social issues

book notes News from Central Oregon’s reading scene Beth Macy visits — Award-winning journalist and … Read more

Upcoming concerts

Oct. 12 — Crow and the Canyon (newgrass), McMenamins Old St. Francis School, Bend, mcmenamins.com. … Read more

Chagall program at Bend Art Center

Cheers to Art — Bend Art Center will continue its monthly Cheers to Art series … Read more

Artists’ Gallery Sunriver: Featuring the works of 30 local artists; 57100 Beaver Drive, Building 19, … Read more

Featured artist: Local painter Ken Roth

Who: Ken Roth’s paintings are on display at Peterson/Roth Gallery through October. Oregon native Ken … Read more

Northwest best-sellers

Hardcover fiction 1. “A Gentleman in Moscow,” Amor Towles 2. “A Legacy of Spies,” John … Read more

This week’s cheap eats

Find deals on meals at restaurants throughout Central Oregon. … Read more

Happy hour specials

Drinks and nibbles that are easy on your wallet … Read more

Central Oregon eateries, at a glance

Food critic John Gottberg Anderson’s reviews of Central Oregon eateries, at a glance … Read more

Small bite

More news from Central Oregon’s dining scene

Worthy goes Tex-Mex — Worthy Brewing has announced plans to open a new pub in … Read more

On local screens the week of Oct. 12-18

Synopses and short reviews of films showing now (or soon) on Central Oregon screens

Details of special screenings and mini-reviews of movies playing now (or soon) on Central Oregon … Read more

Movie times for the week of Oct. 12-18

A full week of movie times for screens in Bend, Redmond, Sisters, Madras and Prineville. … Read more

Live music at Central Oregon clubs, theaters, other venues

Thursday 10/12 Song Writers’ Open Mic: Songwriters are encouraged to come and play their original … Read more

Out of town events

Events close to Central Oregon

Concerts Oct. 12-14 — Sweet Home Chicago — A Celebration of the Blues, Craterian Theater … Read more

Watkins Glen plays hurricane benefit in Bend

Mash-up tribute keeps spirit of ’70s rock alive

Gabe Johnson was 6 months old in July 1973, when The Grateful Dead, The Band … Read more

Band won awards, other TV questions

Q: I was sorry to learn of the death of Troy Gentry of Montgomery Gentry. … Read more

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