Give and Take

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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For Yupik Elders Irene and Vernon Evan

(August 14, 2014) I love hands that are strong That grip the world With firm presence Hands That know the feel of tools With smooth strokes Do common work And make it come...

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Lasting Impressions

Libby George back at her press after 30 years

(August 7, 2014) Printmaking can be a nasty business. Traditional etching uses nitric acid to dissolve an image out of a metal plate. Inks are laden with solvents, and everything is cleaned up...

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Thoroughly Postmodern Millie

HLOC's big Roaring Twenties musical

(August 7, 2014) From the opening tableau of a 1920s Manhattan street scene that fills the Van Duzer Theatre stage, the Humboldt Light Opera Company production of Thoroughly Modern Millie has the look,...

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Guardians Gets it Right

Brown biopic lacks soul

(August 7, 2014) Reviews GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY. I've admired writer/director James Gunn for years, even if I'm not an outright fan of everything he's done. He cut his teeth at Troma Studios,...

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Live Wire

Elizabeth Berrien at Sewell Gallery Fine Art

(July 31, 2014) The Wire Lady grips her cat's nose with both hands. Deft twists keep the small object in constant motion as she defines subtle structures around its eyes. Almost imperceptibly, the...

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Rain

(July 31, 2014) Rain for a day and a half steady like the patter of tiny feet the river Trinity a muddy rush to the Klamath dreaming itself the Mississippi salmon cheer...

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Script Beats Rock

Hercules and Lucy waste their stars

(July 31, 2014) Reviews HERCULES. It's my own fault, really. I should know it's a sucker's bet to hang one's hopes on the promises of a movie trailer. But Hercules and snake-in-the-grass director...

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Art Walks & Festivals

Third Friday McKinleyville Arts Night

Aug. 15, 6-8 p.m.

(August 14, 2014) Join us for our community's celebration of local art and artists for music, food and fun. You can find more information about the artists and venues and see additional images...

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Second Friday Arts! Arcata

Friday, Aug. 8, 6-9 p.m.

(August 7, 2014) Arts! Arcata is Arcata Main Street's monthly celebration of visual and performing arts, held at 30 participating locations in Arcata. Visit www.artsarcata.com for even more information about the event or...

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First Saturday Night Arts Alive!

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

(July 31, 2014) Presented by Eureka Main Street. Opening receptions for artists, exhibits and performances are held the first Saturday of each month. For more information, phone Eureka Main Street at 442-9054 or...

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