Getting Real

Getting Real

Faux found footage and leaks

(September 22, 2016) Reviews BLAIR WITCH. Being of a certain age, I remember the media blitz surrounding The Blair Witch Project (1999): the ambiguous print ads and teasers, the early Internet presence,...

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Opposites Detract

The Odd Couple mixes it up at North Coast Rep

(September 22, 2016) Ahh, opposites. Not all of them exist in complete diametric opposition to one another, as many adhere closer to "one of these is not like the other" observation. Yin and...

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Hit Man

(September 22, 2016) When you shouted you were a hit man and lunged across the sidewalk at Sam's forehead with your third finger stretched like a weapon under the battered green siding...

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Hero Sum

Dissecting a crash landing and the Internet

(September 15, 2016) Reviews SULLY. Clint Eastwood has been directing movies for 45 years now, acting in them (less frequently, of late) for more than 60, and it shows. As much as...

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Survival of the Fittest?

After Darwin at Redwood Curtain

(September 15, 2016) Charles Darwin almost did not join HMS Beagle's round-the-world voyage as the official naturalist. Professing a fear of blood, dissection and taxidermy — not to mention never having been to...

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Climate Change

(September 15, 2016) Ascending Allwardt Creek, on slippery stones Our senses sharpened, suddenly we froze: Before us lay a Fisher’s whitened bones All perfectly aligned, from tooth to toes. It curled so naturally,...

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Ocean Views

Woodcut prints by Tom Killion at Reese Bullen

(September 8, 2016) In McWay Rocks Big Sur (2013), we view the scene from on high — lean in and a twinge of vertigo might seize you. The diagonally oriented composition yields a...

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Cops, robbers and comics

(September 8, 2016) Reviews HELL OR HIGH WATER opens on a panorama of desolate, dusty West Texas-ness to narrow in on graffiti scrawled on cement: "3 tours in Iraq but no bailout for...

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(September 8, 2016) Torn apart and pushed away, I die a little with each new day. Trying so hard to make the right choice, I call out for help but none hear...

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24-hour Arty People

Photographs at F Street Foto Gallery

(September 1, 2016) This solstice, 24 Eureka photographers came together to document the day's passage for 24 Hours, 24 Photographers. Humboldt State University photojournalism professor (and freelance photographer for the Journal) Mark Larson,...

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Genre Blind

Don't Breathe and Mechanic: Resurrection

(September 1, 2016) Reviews DON'T BREATHE. Director Fede Alvarez weathered the gaze of my red, watery eye when he remade Evil Dead (2013), surpassing my low expectations with skill, imagination and reverence...

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Art Walks & Festivals

Arts! Arcata

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

(September 8, 2016) 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. ARCATA ARTISANS 883 H...

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Arts Alive!

Saturday, Sept. 3, 6-9 p.m.

(September 1, 2016) 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 ADORNI...

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Trinidad Art Nights

Friday, Sept. 2, 6-9 p.m.

(September 1, 2016) BEACHCOMBER CAFE 363 Trinity St. Art show featuring a collaboration with Rebecca Crow and son Kagan. Music by Sand Fleas. Free face painting by Tess Kraus, free art supplies provided...

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in our blogs...

Redwood Borough

(September 23, 2016) A tiny Humboldt County-inspired redwood forest is taking root in downtown Brooklyn as part of a public art project set to open on Oct. 1. Spencer Finch’s Lost Man Creek...

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All Species, All the Time

(September 20, 2016) The Same Old People's 43rd annual North Country Fair continued on Sunday with a large crowd gathered to watch the All Species Parade. It featured the Arcata Playhouse’s large and...

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Samba and Sunshine

(September 18, 2016) The two-day 43rd annual North Country Fair got off to a bright start on a warm, sunny Saturday on the Arcata Plaza. Organized by the Same Old People since...

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