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Ryan Beltram has 579 articles published.

Passionate about movies, sports and writing, Ryan hails from Bend but lives in Springfield now. He earned his college degree in journalism from the University of Oregon and hopes to one day write a novel. He also enjoys sunsets and long walks on the beach.

Local Theater Watch

It's a slow week in local theater. Many productions ended last week and as you can imagine, everyone is focused on stuffing their faces with turkey, mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie. But not everyone is taking a break this week... Keep Reading

Local Theater Watch

We're getting closer and closer to the holidays, and the local playhouses and high schools are beginning to debut new plays. Some are Christmas-themed and others are of a different variety. But there's something for everyone looking to be entertained by local theater. Keep Reading

Local Cinema Watch

This week doesn't bring too many changes to the local cinema scene. But there are a few debuts that are worth mentioning, including a film about a father and son relationship, a doctor attempting to create a new form of skin and a movie that is so bad you have to see it to believe it. Keep Reading

Local Cinema Watch

If you like unconventional love stories than the two films playing at the Bijou through Thursday should satisfy you. If you want to show off to your friends how much of a film buff you are, than wait until Friday as two of the most acclaimed films of the year open. Keep Reading

Local Cinema Watch

A new slate of films open this Friday at the Bijou: a well-reviewed documentary, a film featuring the biggest cast ever,and the return of a popular film from a familiar director. In addition to a new set of films debuting, the Bijou will also be hosting a one-night event on Friday showcasing an old horror classic with a new interpretation on the sound of the film by a local band. Keep Reading

Local Cinema Watch

Where can you find independent, documentary and foreign films on the big screen? The Bijou of course and all those genres are represented this week. An examination of the changing landscape of a southern state, a French crime thriller and a documentary about a famous poet and photographer highlight a typically creative week of unconventional cinema at the art house theater. Keep Reading

Local Cinema Watch

It's the end of August and you may have noticed it's really hot outside. I can't think of a better place to be than in a nice cool air-conditioned movie theater. If you're already caught up seeing what remains of the summer blockbusters and in the mood for something a little different, how about seeing what the local theaters have to offer. Keep Reading

The Demise of Borders

When the last store sells its last book, Borders will have closed more than 500 stores and laid off thousands of employees as the big-box bookstore joins Blockbuster, Circuit City and Linens 'n Things as victims of the recession. But where did Borders go wrong? Keep Reading

Simply Cycle opens new location 

Summer is upon us and whether you're tired of going places in stuffy cars or trying to save money on gas, how about going back to a simpler time. A time before we were all excited to get our driver's license at the DMV (really the only time we would ever be excited at that place). Before learners permits, insurance and parking passes we simply rode a bike. Keep Reading

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