Marley's Ghosts

Marley's Ghosts

At Reggae on the River, visions of Bob and Mary Jane

(August 18, 2016) Dare we consider a festival under the banner of visual art? Reader, in 2016, I think we must. This week let's consider the notable sights from last week's Reggae...

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Let's be Frank

Sausage Party and Weiner-dog

(August 18, 2016) Reviews SAUSAGE PARTY. One could make an argument that Sausage Party is exactly the sort of summer movie the world needs at a time like this. A jaunt down to...

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Decennial Villanelle

(August 18, 2016) Every ten years I write one. Sometimes playfully, like a crossword, antic — Maybe this time the right touch, the light one. I tried Optics — Oh, I thought I...

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Canon Fire

Squandered Squad and a champion Hunt

(August 11, 2016) Reviews SUICIDE SQUAD. My apologism for the canon of David Ayer has both strained my relationships with my more discerning friends and caused me to question my own taste....

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Content Management

Humboldt Collects at the Morris Graves

(August 4, 2016) Asher and Ellis Russo's collection of poultry wishbones looks like a series of spider-fine, upside-down capital Ys, hung neatly in order from small to large on parallel wires. It is...

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The Outsiders

Rogue agents, dads and moms

(August 4, 2016) Reviews JASON BOURNE. Bourne (Matt Damon), who spent most of the 14 years since we met him (The Bourne Identity, 2002) trying to reconstruct his pre-CIA past, has by...

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Opera to Opry

HLOC's Phantom of the Country Opera

(August 4, 2016) Phantom of the Opera traces its lineage back to to a 1910 novel of the same name by French author Gaston Leroux. For many people, the point of creation...

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Last Phase

(August 4, 2016) Sitting in my cozy chair Late into the night Looking up at stars By my campfire, Built with care Only elders know Everything is possible....

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Turn Off

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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Art Walks & Festivals

Arts! Arcata 

Friday, Aug. 12, 6-9 p.m.

(August 11, 2016) 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. ARCATA ARTISANS 883 H St. Loryn...

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Arts Alive!

Saturday, August 6, 6-9 p.m.

(August 4, 2016) Arts Alive! Saturday, August 6, 6-9 p.m. Presented by Eureka Main Street. Opening receptions for artists, exhibits and performances are held the first Saturday of each month. For more...

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Trinidad Art Nights

Friday, August 5, 6-9 p.m.

(August 4, 2016) Shuttle Service available from top of the hill down to the bay. BEACHCOMBER CAFE 363 Trinity St. "Wild and Wooly Felt Work," mixed media wool sculpture by Corbin Brashew....

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Light and Fog

(August 15, 2016) Under sunny skies on Saturday morning, the northwest corner of the Arcata Plaza was filled with people making their personalized remembrance lanterns for that evening’s 34th annual Lantern Floating...

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