Women at the Wheel

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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Advice to a Student

(May 7, 2015) Much as despair seems the only dance move left, the Klamath will not die, no matter how much of it irrigators divert to the valley, no matter if they fail...

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The Artist Vanishes

All or Nothing and Labeled at First Street Gallery

(April 30, 2015) Two exhibits at Humboldt State University's First Street Gallery in Eureka bring social identity issues to the fore this month. All or Nothing, paintings and videos by San Francisco-based artist...

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Ex Machina's well built and Adaline's a pretty face

(April 30, 2015) Reviews EX MACHINA. Maybe it's foreshadowing: The first half of 2015 has, so far, produced two mainstream cinematic explorations of artificial intelligence. It would hardly come as a surprise if...

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Evening oak

(April 30, 2015) Evening oak   500 years of spreading branches softly fuzzed in green against a sky so deeply blue it touches on crystal. Over and over without longing or desire twisted...

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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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Arts Alive

Saturday, May 2, 6-9 p.m.

(April 30, 2015) Presented by the Humboldt Arts Council and Eureka Main Street. Opening receptions for artists, exhibits and/or performances are held the first Saturday of each month. Phone (707) 442-9054 or go...

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Trinidad Arts Night

Friday, May 1, 6-9 p.m.

(April 30, 2015) LOCATION TBA "Kidz Zone," skateboard ramps, boffer ring, face-painting. SAUNDER'S PARK (start of Patricks Point Drive). Circus of the Elements presents fire dance performances and fire art. 8:45 TRINIDAD MUSEUM...

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in our blogs...

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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Watch: Flatmo Plays the Fillmore

(May 3, 2015) Duane Flatmo, the demented genius behind El Pulpo Mecanico, opened for Infected Mushroom at San Francisco's famed Fillmore last night. Flatmo designed the massive animatronic set that tours with the...

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