The Bachelorette

The Bachelorette

Pretty, predictable Far From the Madding Crowd

(May 28, 2015) Reviews FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD. Once I was at the salon with a new stylist who had just moved from San Francisco to Humboldt for love only to break...

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Growing Pains

Rock musical Spring Awakening at NCRT

(May 28, 2015) Childhood is an odd time. So much of the world is new; there are so many large, sincere questions. Adults seem to move in their own universe — one that's...

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Or The Fluke by Peter Santino

(May 28, 2015) Lady-Fame or The Fluke technically qualifies as a memoir, though it feels like an insult to call it one, given the way that term's been degraded in recent years. The...

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(May 28, 2015) Faith Lumbers in sloth like When I least expect it, Back arching into Warm afternoon sun On the front porch where Our Dachshund died, Letting go... — Kirk Gothier...

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Women at the Wheel

Mad Max: Fury Road and Pitch Perfect 2 drive on

(May 21, 2015) Reviews MAD MAX: FURY ROAD. It's been 30 years since Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome and George Miller's bleak, cracked, brilliant vision of a gasoline-crazed, water-poor landscape of nightmares hasn't slipped...

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On the Pier at Field's Landing

(May 21, 2015) On the Pier at Field's Landing   I spy two otters in the bay A mother and a daughter otter All sleek, tea-colored and athletic (It's May and we think...

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Warmed Over and Heartwarming

Hot Pursuit and Seymour

(May 14, 2015) Reviews HOT PURSUIT. Road comedies are an easy go-to for Hollywood during the lull between award and blockbuster season. They follow a basic formula and they're relatively cheap to make....

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(May 14, 2015) Restitution In the tidal pool I hopped gingerly from stone to stone, caught up in the cozy staging of it all: the lazy water lapping at my sneakers, the colors...

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What Do You See?

Brent Eviston's Apophelia at Upstairs Gallery

(May 7, 2015) At first glance, the pencil strokes on the canvas look like the outlines of an unfinished project. "So, what do you see?" Brent Eviston asks, pointing to the abstractly posed...

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Nerd Fight

Under the hype, Avengers find their humanity

(May 7, 2015) Reviews AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON. Joss Whedon seems to be in an unenviable position. After the writer/director reportedly fought tooth and nail to retain creative control of Ultron, now he...

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Going Deep on Tough Issues

Clybourne Park unsettles at Redwood Curtain Theatre

(May 7, 2015) Theater can be a fantastic escape. Stage magic can entrance and transport us to intriguing realms. Comedic dialogue can beguile us. A trip to see a show can be a...

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Art Walks & Festivals

Third Friday McKinleyville Arts Night

May 15, 6-8 p.m.

(May 14, 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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in our blogs...

Kinetic Kickoff, in Photos

(May 24, 2015) The 47th annual Kinetic Grand Championship is underway, with dozens of teams traversing 40 miles of asphalt, sand and water in pursuit of the glory. A trio of Journal contributors...

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There's a New Theater Owner in Town

(May 20, 2015) The Minor Theater is in new and, it sounds like, good hands. David Phillips and his wife LouAnna put the theater on the market several years ago, 40 years after...

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