Gunman and Insurgent miss their targets

(March 26, 2015) Reviews THE GUNMAN. There have been a number of comparisons made lately of the various late-middle-aged Hollywood actors recently restyled as action stars. This amounts to lumping everyone who makes...

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A Little Poem

(March 26, 2015) The breath of the garden has been steeped all night in wood smoke. That'll be my morning tea.   Was I standing long enough to collect dew? Because water fell...

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The Shoe Fits

Cinderella's magic, Run's the same old story

(March 19, 2015) Reviews CINDERELLA. For the last few years, fairy tale adaptations have been coming out of Hollywood like gases from a putrefying corpse. The image may be strong, but from Red...

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Freakish Early Spring

(March 19, 2015) The strangeness of this unnatural spring fills me with forebodings of the end. April, said to be in its uncertain glory the cruelest month, is preempted by ersatz February and...

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A Beautiful Life

Roger Cinnamond's paintings at Westhaven Gallery

(March 12, 2015) When you walk into the gallery, the first thing you notice is the colors — every hue in the spectrum represented. As you stand at a distance and take in...

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Company Men

Unfinished needs work, Chappie breaks ranks

(March 12, 2015) Reviews UNFINISHED BUSINESS. R-rated comedy is a risky medium. Keeping all the dirty language, nudity and questionable subject matter automatically shuts out a broad swath of ticket buyers: everybody under...

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Porcelain Reborn

CR's group show honors the porcelain city

(March 5, 2015) Lacey mist clings to the forested watersheds that circle the city of Jingdezhen. Spindly smokestacks puncture the skyline like branchless trees, competing with modern high-rise apartments. Sports cars speed past...

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Lazarus and Focus lack spark

(March 5, 2015) Reviews THE LAZARUS EFFECT. Having recently discovered that some contemporary horror movies are actually pretty good, I was prepared to meet this one without old preconceptions. My expectations may have...

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Jigsaw Buddha Susie

(March 5, 2015)   She always picks Colorful ones.   Typically landscapes Nurturing wildflowers,   Exploding in blissfully Ascending colors.   She also takes  Twice as long    As I   And enjoys...

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Seasons of Life

The Velocity of Autumn at Redwood Curtain Theatre

(March 5, 2015) Among the many frustrating contradictions in life, perhaps one of the greatest is that we spend our lives working only to find that, no matter our efforts or desires, we...

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Time Trials

Hot Tub 2's wrinkles, McFarland's runner's high

(February 26, 2015) Reviews HOT TUB TIME MACHINE 2. The first installment was winningly clever and absurd, so it was disappointing to learn that John Cusack would not reprise his role, and that...

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Art Walks & Festivals

McKinleyville Arts Night

March 20, 6-8 p.m.

(March 19, 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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Second Friday Arts! Arcata

Friday, March 13, 6-9 p.m.

(March 12, 2015) For more information, visit www.artsarcata.com for even more information about the event or call (707) 822-4500. ARCATA ARTISANS 883 H St. Dana Ballard, paintings; Vaughn Hutchins, photography; Terri Tinkham, fiber...

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Arts Alive

Saturday, March 7, 6-9 p.m.

(March 5, 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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So Long, Sewell Gallery

(March 6, 2015) Take a good look around Sewell Gallery Fine Art during Arts Alive! this Saturday. The gallery, opened in June of 2011, will be shutting its glass doors at the...

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