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Dim Lights and phaser fun

(July 28, 2016) Reviews LIGHTS OUT. I have become a victim of my own scant optimism. Among horror movies, the ratio of bad to good remains dishearteningly high; higher, perhaps, than in any...

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Almost Famous

Moon over Buffalo at NCRT

(July 28, 2016) The traveling stage family was once a commonplace American archetype, from high classical theater to Shakespearean companies taking dusty journeys around the 19th-century frontier, and then onto the scrappy times...

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Gone from the wind

(July 28, 2016) How lonely it will be When all the birds are gone. No more wings Leaning on the wind. Trees and ponds Riddled with silence. No sweet notes To lift our...

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Of Ectoplasm and Narcs

Ghostbusters, Infiltrators cross streams

(July 21, 2016) Reviews Ghostbusters. I would love to write an impassioned defense of the new Ghostbusters. I would find it deeply satisfying, both as a fan of the original and as...

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It's All About the Egg

Blood spatter, quiche porn and women kissing at Redwood Curtain

(July 14, 2016) It's the superficially idyllic 1950s in post-war Middle America. The role of women is to be decorative and do good works. Lesbianism does not exist (after all, Queen Victoria said...

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Dating Secrets

Mike and Dave bring the laughs, Pets falls flat

(July 14, 2016) Reviews Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates. As I've said time and time again, R-rated comedy is a risky genre. Banking on the strength or audacity of the material, it...

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Solstice Haiku

(July 14, 2016) Wild seed-soaking rains    give way to root-warming sun:       short-shadowed summer....

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Locospectating

Thinking globally, looking locally

(July 7, 2016) Now that it's July, the farmers market has reached max volume and we've got the full scale of summer fruits and vegetables on our collective mind. I'm going to say...

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The Buddy System

For self help and survival

(July 7, 2016) Reviews SWISS ARMY MAN. If we're being honest, Humboldt County doesn't really have the best track record when it comes to recent movie production. Sure, we get a little thrill...

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I hear my pulse

(July 7, 2016) I hear my pulse in dead of night wee hours it thrums so soft deep in my brain muted bassline from a distant prom dance endless endless and yet the...

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Cuts Like a Knife

Brooke Holve at Morris Graves Museum of Art

(June 30, 2016) An early work of language art by Jenny Holzer reads: "With all the holes in you already there's no reason to define the outside environment as alien." Sebastopol-based artist Brooke Holve's...

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Art Walks & Festivals

Arts! Arcata

Friday, July 8, 6-9 p.m.

(July 7, 2016) Arts! Arcata is Arcata Main Street's monthly celebration of visual and performing arts, held at locations in Arcata. Visit www.facebook.com/artsarcata for more information or call 822-4500. ARCATA ARTISANS 883 H...

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Arts Alive!

Saturday, July 2, 6-9 p.m.

(June 30, 2016) Presented by Eureka Main Street. Opening receptions for artists, exhibits and performances are held the first Saturday of each month. For more information, call 442-9054 or go to www.eurekamainstreet.org....

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Trinidad Art Nights

Friday, July 1, 6-9 p.m.

(June 30, 2016) Shuttle Service available with several pick-up and drop-off locations throughout town. Join Marna Powell and members of the Community Arts Trinidad team for a shuttle ride tour starting with cocktails...

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