Sharp Shooters

Sharp Shooters

Sniper, Blackhat and Foxcatcher hit targets

(January 22, 2015) Reviews AMERICAN SNIPER. After the elegant train wreck of J. Edgar (2011) and the incomprehensible Jersey Boys (2014), some of us harbored concerns about Clint Eastwood's directorial career. The former...

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About, Among Other Things, God Too

(January 22, 2015) The archetypal housewife clad in apron, home surrounded by Sycamores, pantry filled with home made jam— She calls to her children come. come home and these words pressed into the...

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Vice and VirtueInherent's a good trip, Selma walks too softly

(January 15, 2015) Reviews INHERENT VICE. Writer/director — we could probably use "auteur" here without irony or too much embarrassment — Paul Thomas Anderson is one of my big three. After Tarantino broke...

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The Writers' House

(January 15, 2015) I Ghosts live like this. And sometimes, children. A house full of waiting. Small hands smooth bones into the flat, pale finish of the wall. II Letters             slide in...

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Perfectly Imperfect

Lauryn Axelrod's wabi-sabi vessels at Fire Arts Center

(January 8, 2015) Settling onto a wooden stool, artist Lauryn Axelrod relaxes her shoulders and breathes in slowly. Exhaling, she clears her mind and dips her fingers into a bowl of water. Beneath...

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The Gambler's Longshot

Into the Woods casts sleeping spell

(January 8, 2015) Reviews THE GAMBLER. Popular opinion holds that The Gambler, a remake of a 40-year-old James Caan vehicle with the same title, is Wahlberg's all-in (pardon the pun, I can't promise...

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In Dreams

(January 8, 2015) To soothe my mind, and rest my soul For all those things I can't control A dream I seek to travel from A life that has unraveled some 'Tis sleep...

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Home Grown

Redwood Art Association goes Off the Wall

(January 1, 2015) Art enthusiasts are a tough bunch. Despite endless holiday events, a new year and buckets of rain, we've still got to get our fix. Arts Alive in January can seem...

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Rogen, Franco and Rock nail their interviewsJohn J. Bennett

(January 1, 2015) Reviews THE INTERVIEW. Dateline: Christmas, Fortuna Theatre. There was a strong media presence. Well, the one guy with his camera and tripod from News Channel 3, me and an off-duty...

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The Day After

Stephanie Silvia

(January 1, 2015) Empty glasses rinsed (Tiny headache) Black coffee (Stuffy nose) Platters drying (in the dish rack) Chairs askew Living room still clean (cleaner than usual) (from pre-party assault) High heels (under...

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Journey's End

Wild, Annie and the last Hobbit

(December 25, 2014) Reviews WILD. I had to get over a few things in order to give Wild a fair shake: mostly my frustration at a protagonist defined largely by self-involvement and hubris...

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Art Walks & Festivals

Third Friday McKinleyville Arts Night

Jan. 16, 6-8 p.m.

(January 15, 2015) is presented by members of the McKinleyville business community and is open for all McKinleyville businesses to display the work of local artists. Receptions for artists, exhibits and/or performances are...

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First Saturday Night Arts Alive!

Saturday, Jan. 3, 6-9 p.m.

(January 1, 2015) Presented by Eureka Main Street. Opening receptions for artists, exhibits and performances are held the first Saturday of each month. For more information, phone Eureka Main Street at 442-9054 or...

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