Time Trials

Time Trials

Hot Tub 2's wrinkles, McFarland's runner's high

(February 26, 2015) Reviews HOT TUB TIME MACHINE 2. The first installment was winningly clever and absurd, so it was disappointing to learn that John Cusack would not reprise his role, and that...

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Wild Child

(February 26, 2015) hair-mess little girl, tree-climbing chaos tomboy girl lowers her head. spirit in metamorphosis she reads aloud a poem about trees, birds and mountains in mist. long hair, hereto wild, smoothes...

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Rough Stuff

Fifty Shades muddles, Kingsman gets all the action

(February 19, 2015) Reviews FIFTY SHADES OF GREY. As my wife was quick to point out, my very presence at some movies could, to a stranger, pose problems. And she's not wrong: The...

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(February 19, 2015) Forgiveness Jesus told us to forgive that's what I tell myself as I look at the skunk burst open on Highway 101 like a piñata — Amy Fontaine...

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The Extended Gaze

Andrew Daniel at Umpqua Bank

(February 12, 2015) Andrew Daniel likes to stare. "I love looking at people," he says. "I like studying their gazes and faces and fashion. You can't stop and do that, usually. It makes...

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Antonia Crane, Barnacle/Rare Bird Books 2014

(February 12, 2015) The very existence of this book stands as a testament to one of the oldest clichés there is: Sex sells. If it didn't, Spent would never have been published, and...

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Sinking Ships

Black Sea leaks, Jupiter crashes

(February 12, 2015) Reviews BLACK SEA. Director Kevin Macdonald, known best for The Last King of Scotland (2006) and more recently for the documentary Marley (2012), switches here to action-thriller-undersea-heist mode, with some...

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Comedy Takes Wing

Los Pajaros soars at Humboldt State

(February 12, 2015) Over 2,000 years ago in ancient Greece, crowds gathered to enjoy a funny, bawdy, topical new satire by Aristophanes titled The Birds. It was applauded for its humor, the wit...

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The Prolific Hermit

Painter John Motian at Piante Gallery

(February 5, 2015) "I swear from my very being by what I'm doing," says John Motian. "You've gotta do what you are." And Motian is a painter. Sitting on a simple twin bed,...

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Good Man

A mob movie takes the high road

(February 5, 2015) Reviews A MOST VIOLENT YEAR. Almost everything about J.C. Chandor's A Most Violent Year is familiar, from the muted colors of 1980s New York City — think Instagram's Perpetua filter...

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Life's a Tango

Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks charms at Ferndale Rep

(February 5, 2015) There is something transformative about dance. When we ignore our inhibitions and give in to the music, laws of time and physics seem temporarily suspended. In this intermediate space, we...

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Art Walks & Festivals

McKinleyville Arts Night

Feb. 20, 6-8 p.m.

(February 19, 2015) A celebration of local art and artists with music, food and fun. McKinleyville Arts Night is open for all McKinleyville businesses to display the work of local artists on the...

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Second Friday Arts! Arcata

Friday, Feb. 13, 6-9 p.m.

(February 12, 2015) For more information, visit artsarcata.com or call Arcata Main Street at 822-4500. ARCATA PLAYHOUSE 1251 Ninth St. Unveiling of the 16-foot-tall Pink Polka-dot Peg-legged Pony pull toy. ARCATA ARTISANS 883 H...

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Arts Alive

First Saturday Night Feb. 7, 6-9 p.m.

(February 5, 2015) Presented by the Humboldt Arts Council and Eureka Main Street. Opening receptions for artists, exhibits and/or performances are held the first Saturday of each month. Phone (707) 442-9054 or go...

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in our blogs...

Inked Hearts: A Photo Essay by Mark Larson

(February 15, 2015) As I entered the Inked Hearts Tattoo Expo, I was immediately struck by buzzing of tattoo guns and the unusual sight of many people lying passively on tables, receiving their...

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