Lightning Round

Lightning Round

Animated shorts and schoolyard fisticuffs

(February 23, 2017) Reviews OSCAR ANIMATED SHORTS. Aliens, seabirds, alcoholics and the headless can be seen among the eight animated short films nominated for this year's Oscars, films that range from delightful...

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Dance Off

Dancing Stars of Humboldt returns

(February 23, 2017) On Saturday, 21 dance groups and soloists will hit the stage at the Arkley Center for the Performing Arts, each hoping to take home prize money to further their goals...

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Lunch for One

(February 23, 2017) Alone at Chili's Lunch in the intertidal region, a table in the bar Men in camo ball caps pick at Buffalo wing salads and wolf Coors We'll tell our wives...

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(A Winter Fantasy)

(February 16, 2017) Satisfactions of silence, rocking to and fro in changeless heat. These are the dog days, but without dogs — smooth leaves shrivel and scallop, enduring the brilliance beyond chlorophyll, green...

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Bad, Bad Men

Wick and Grey suit up again

(February 16, 2017) Reviews JOHN WICK CHAPTER 2. Sequels, by their very nature, tend to place the audience at an impasse of anticipation and expectation. We want more of the same, provided we...

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The Lady Doth Persist

Emilie: La Marquise du Châtelet Defends Her Life Tonight at Redwood CurtainBy Pat Bitton

(February 16, 2017) Emilie du Châtelet is an all but forgotten figure whose contributions to scientific knowledge brought together physics, philosophy and gender in a challenge that continues to resonate today. She met...

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Private Icons

Luke Forsyth and Molly Schaeffer at the Sanctuary

(February 9, 2017) A visual journal and a scattering of open letters kick off the Sanctuary's 2017 exhibition season. Concurrent exhibitions by Luke Forsyth and Molly Schaeffer provide a chance to contemplate...

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Ringing Hollow

The strange obsolescence of Rings and Neruda

(February 9, 2017) Reviews RINGS. Much has been made of Rings being the sequel no one asked for. I'm not opposed to sequels and I fondly remember The Ring (itself a remake of...

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Heartbreak Forward

(February 9, 2017) He made the mistake Of attempting to Tweet about The mountain We must climb With all our hearts. When the sun rises And first dew drops Mark starting points, Our...

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Reality Show

Transgender journeys at HSU Third Street Gallery

(February 2, 2017) Humboldt State University's Third Street Gallery takes on the topic of transgender identity with two concurrent exhibitions running through March 5. One features New York-based Lorenzo Triburgo's photographic portraits...

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It Ain't all Gold

The last of a dry January

(February 2, 2017) Reviews RESIDENT EVIL: THE FINAL CHAPTER. As anyone who knows me — or has been unfortunate enough to have fallen within the sound of my voice — can attest,...

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Art Walks + Festivals

Arts! Arcata

Friday, Feb. 10, 6-9 p.m.

(February 9, 2017) Arts! Arcata is Arcata Main Street's monthly celebration of visual and performing arts, held at locations in Arcata. Visit for more information or call 822-4500. ANGELICA ATELIER 11th and...

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Arts Alive!

Saturday, Feb. 4, 6-9 p.m.

(February 2, 2017) 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

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in our blogs...

Going to the Ball

(February 23, 2017) On Friday, Feb. 17, the Kate Buchanan Room got fierce when contestants and performers worked the runway at the Aqueerius Ball. Emcee Mantrikka Ho got the ball rolling with...

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The Real 'Dude' Doesn't Roll

(February 13, 2017) Karen Smith held up a dark green bowling ball. She lined up her last second shot to get a spare. She walked to the line and released the ball,...

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Erica Botkin’s Mail Art Valentines

(February 12, 2017) Erica Botkin’s long-running mail art valentine project involves the artist posing for pin-up photographs to be sent through the mail as valentines. The photos feature Botkin posing seductively in...

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