Slab Experiments

Slab Experiments

Michael Pearce's ceramics at Arcata Artisans

(September 11, 2014) White dust permeates the cracks in his forefingers and thumbs. Celtic music wheels away in the background. Dressed in a faded red shirt with leather elbow patches and a teal-blue...

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The Identical ain't nothing like the real thing

(September 11, 2014) Reviews THE IDENTICAL. I've sat through more than a few bad movies, many of them in the theater, mostly in the last four years. I don't like disliking movies. I...

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(September 11, 2014) Do-si-doing with the moon, your oceans swirl around your waist. You’re oh so beautiful, earth of mine, dancing with the moon in space....

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A Fine Edge

On passings, transformations and immediacy

(September 4, 2014) Attending Arts Alive! typically embodies fun, amusement, a bit of awe before a particularly impressive piece of artwork, the joy inherent in being part of the thriving crowd on the...

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Going Underground

Priest hits pay dirt

(September 4, 2014) Reviews AS ABOVE, SO BELOW. And it's a mess on both sides. Another found footage cock-up based on the shaky premise that, somewhere in the bowels of the Earth, an...

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(September 4, 2014) she walked in the wild ate from the earth kissed the love she had no past the stars were her guide free was not a word she knew, it was...

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Sin City comes back stale, If I Stay surprises

(August 28, 2014) Reviews SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR. A buddy hipped me to Frank Miller's comics a few years before Miller and Robert Rodriguez (El Mariachi, Spy Kids) teamed up...

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Give and Take

Dystopia's a pleasure, but growing up isn't for everyone

(August 21, 2014) Reviews THE GIVER. The film adaptation of Lois Lowry's The Giver has been floating around Hollywood for years, always with Jeff Bridges attached. The dystopian young adult novel is a...

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The Move

(August 21, 2014) been navigating the shores of my life tied up in those big ropey knots that only true sailors know how to undo these old blinds and curtains are nothing but...

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Even Twistier

Storm stagnates, Ninja Turtles belongs in the sewer

(August 14, 2014) Reviews INTO THE STORM. Somewhere around an hour in, I realized it was gut-check time. I'd been sitting there, half-passively, half-dismissively looking at this movie without bothering to make up...

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A Midsummer Night's Stage

Magic worlds at Redwood Park

(August 14, 2014) When the play calls for an enchanted forest, why try to fake it on a stage, when you can take the stage to the forest? That's the solution in the...

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Art Walks & Festivals

Arts Arcata

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

(September 11, 2014) Arts! Arcata is Arcata Main Street's monthly celebration of visual and performing arts, held at more than 30 participating locations around town. Visit for even more information about the...

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First Saturday Night Arts Alive!

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

(September 4, 2014) First Saturday Night Arts Alive! Saturday, Sept. 6, 6-9 p.m. Presented by the Humboldt Arts Council and Eureka Main Street. Opening receptions for artists, exhibits and/or performances are held the...

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Fortuna Arts Night

Friday Sept. 5, 5-8 p.m.

(September 4, 2014) Fortuna Arts Night Friday, Sept. 5, 5-8 p.m. Presented by members of the Fortuna business community and open for all Fortuna businesses to display the work of local artists. Receptions...

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