Creatures Great and Small

Creatures Great and Small

Kedi and Kong: Skull Island

(March 16, 2017) Reviews KEDI. As I age, I see the argument of "cat people" versus "dog people" as an ever more specious one. People will continue to use it to lever their...

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Goodbye, Java

(March 16, 2017) One last meal: egg over easy, with chicken, on kibble. (No need for the meds now.) One last walk: just down the block, with stops for sniffing, on deeply arthritic...

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Stitching Together a Life

Quilters at Ferndale Repertory Theatre

(March 16, 2017) It would be a mistake to think of Quilters as a play — rather, it is a metaphor for the lives of pioneer women of the 19th century Midwest....

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Tapping into Wire

Elizabeth Berrien expands her Wire Zoo

(March 9, 2017) Elizabeth Berrien makes sculpture from tensile wire, crimping, twisting and winding silvery filaments around a central void. Her gossamer sculptures take the forms of living things — mostly animals and...

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Battle Scars

Logan and Table 19

(March 9, 2017) Reviews LOGAN. I'll keep the preamble brief because, if memory serves, I wind up saying essentially the same thing every time a new Marvel movie comes out. As time wears...

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The Power of Faux News

Julius Caesar at Humboldt State University

(March 9, 2017) Political intrigue is timeless fodder for dramatists and with an overtly political play like Julius Caesar, it's tempting to start correlating key characters with members of the current administration. Is...

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Lilies For Rick Park

(March 9, 2017) Eve wept as up the Smith she strolled, But from each tear, a lily rose! The King's touch turned his child to gold. Eden, perfect, we were told, But...

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Low Life and High Times

Jesse Wiedel's paintings at Black Faun

(March 2, 2017) Jesse Wiedel paints moments when the down-home, corn-pone, howl-at-the-moon strain of crazy that burbles beneath the placid surface of Humboldt life rears its head. And he owns the niche. The...

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Sinister Elements

Brainy horror and mindless car chases

(March 2, 2017) Reviews GET OUT. My (relatively) recent enthusiasm for modern independent horror movies seemed to be on a precipitous slide toward its nadir of late. It was a startling thing to...

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Atmospheric River

(March 2, 2017) blankets me with deep watery  dreams of underwater beauty Indian Rhubarb  crawdads willow roots flow towards  summertime swims...

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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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Art Walks + Festivals

Arts! Arcata

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

(March 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, March 4

(March 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 A...

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in our blogs...

Logging On

(March 20, 2017) Redwood Acres Fairgrounds transformed into the 79th annual Redwood Region Logging Conference in Eureka this weekend. The sounds of saw mills and chainsaw carvers at work and the...

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