Down to Business

Down to Business

Out of time but in tune at NCRT

(November 20, 2014) Some revivals use sweetly charming finesse and nearly neurotic attention to detail to evoke a wistful walk down memory lane. Others update the setting to modern times for satire and...

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spoke tightener

(November 20, 2014) you got to let the crow lady into your heart no other way to say it. if she talks don't say it's you talking. that's pretty rude. if she talks...

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The Birdman Cometh

Done with Dumb and Dumber To

(November 20, 2014) Reviews BIRDMAN or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance). I've been an admirer, if a casual, distanced one, of director Alejandro González Iñárritu since his feature debut, Amores Perros (2000). His...

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(November 13, 2014) At their confluence, the waters roiled and rebelled at having to shed their former selves, so placid and alone. The tumultuous tryst yielded only to grassy banks that guided and...

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Space Age

Small step for Hero, Interstellar takes a leap

(November 13, 2014) Reviews BIG HERO 6. If the movie were more captivating, with a story that rose occasionally above boiler-plate predictability, I might not have been so distracted by the 2-year-old tirelessly...

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Pigmented Memories

Looking back at a life of images

(November 13, 2014) Drunken mobs and brass bands heave with sound and excitement. A matador is hooked in the armpit, his jacket torn open. Three horses drag a dead bull across the dirt....

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(November 6, 2014) In the morning rush at the coffee shop, I flew in behind a woman with a Shakespeare tattoo: his famous face engraved on her right bicep. Only, this version was...

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Sharp noir and forgettable amnesiacs

(November 6, 2014) Reviews NIGHTCRAWLER introduces the viewer to the world of independent Los Angeles news stringers: freelance cameramen with police scanners who prowl the darkened landscape in search of others' misfortune. They...

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Desert Storms

Other Desert Cities stands solid at Redwood Curtain

(November 6, 2014) With Halloween over and the holiday season officially upon us, the coming months will offer much in the way of charming, sugar-sprinkled and heartwarming entertainment to enjoy with our families....

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(October 30, 2014) flute in hand, poring over her shelves, seeking something diaphanous in an outfit, hears the cry of a blocked poet. Racing to the paper-strewn study on wings of thought, she...

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Horizons Unknown

Marceau Verdiere at Piante Gallery

(October 30, 2014) Doubt is a luxury," declares local French-born artist Marceau Verdiere. "Being able to doubt means you have the time to doubt; you have choices to ponder." These choices, and the...

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Art Walks & Festivals

McKinleyville Arts Night

Friday, Nov. 21, 6-8 p.m.

(November 20, 2014) A celebration of local art and artists, music, food and fun. McKinleyville Art Night is open for all McKinleyville businesses to display work from local artists on the third Friday...

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Arts Arcata

Second Friday, Nov. 14, 6-9 p.m.

(November 13, 2014) Arts! Arcata is Arcata Main Street's monthly celebration of visual and performing arts, held at more than 30 participating locations. For more information, visit or call (707) 822-4500. ARCATA...

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First Saturday Night Arts Alive!
Nov. 1, 6-9 p.m.

(October 30, 2014) 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 2....

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in our blogs...

You Got Thrilled

(October 29, 2014) The dead hordes came to life all over Arcata this afternoon. Students from Sunny Brae Middle School collapsed in Murphy's Market, the plaza and Adult Day Health Care of Mad...

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