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The Real You

American Ultra and The End of the Tour

(August 27, 2015) Reviews AMERICAN ULTRA. Here's a stupid thing I did, an illustration of my occasional inability to get even simple things right. Having glanced cursorily at show-times and decided I had...

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American River Haiku

(August 27, 2015)         Dusty, brambled banks             Sycamore-lined, cobweb-laced,                  Cradle snowmelt mass....

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Legally Blonde: The Musical at Ferndale Rep

(August 20, 2015) If you're much over the age of 13, you've likely been there at least once — that place where we are so madly in love and so wildly convinced that...

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Rock, Paper, Glitter

Lauren Lester at Plaza Grill and Seana Burden at Bang! Bang! Vintage

(August 13, 2015) August is a disunited month in a college town. Summer's heat may have reached its peak, but minds are already shifting back to school. Many galleries take an August...

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Gift and Re-gift

A smart thriller and a Marvel misfire

(August 13, 2015) Reviews THE GIFT. I first became aware of actor Joel Edgerton when he starred opposite Tom Hardy in Warrior (2011), a brother-versus-brother fighting movie that, so far, hasn't gotten nearly...

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Mission Style

Rogue Nation's solid action, wobbly story; Vacation detours

(August 6, 2015) Reviews MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE — ROGUE NATION. As time has gone on, Mission: Impossible has come to feel less and less like its own, distinct franchise than the goofy, virginal younger...

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A Spoonful of Sugar

HLOC's sweet Mary Poppins

(August 6, 2015) Beloved classics tend to share common ingredients: relatable stories, charming characters, catchy music — and in this case, a spoonful of sugar. First introduced in 1934 through the books...

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Riverbank Music

(August 6, 2015) As I lay down by the river in half shade listening ... I cant help but think of them they started as seeds dropped in warm sand by their...

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Fountain of Youth

Young Alumni 2015 at HSU's First Street Gallery

(July 30, 2015) Young Alumni 2015 features works by 40 recent graduates from the Humboldt State University Art Department. While subject matter and execution can be bewilderingly diverse in a big group show...

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On the Ropes

Portraits of fame and loss in Southpaw and Amy

(July 30, 2015) Reviews SOUTHPAW. Just so we're all clear, that Jake Gyllenhaal did not win an Academy Award for his performance in Nightcrawler (2014) seems like the result of some grievous actuarial...

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Trapped in Taffeta

Bridesmaid cast shoulders a cliché-heavy play

(July 30, 2015) Few plays boast six well-rounded roles for female actors. Fewer still could wrest the largest laughs of the night out of a well-heeled wedding planner waving an axe. Always...

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Art Walks & Festivals

Arts! Arcata

Second Friday Aug. 14, 6 to 9 p.m.

(August 13, 2015) Arts! Arcata is Arcata Main Street's monthly celebration of visual and performing arts, held at various locations throughout the city. Visit for more information about the event or call...

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Trinidad Arts Night

Friday, Aug. 7, 6 to 9 p.m.

(August 6, 2015) Shuttle service available with several pick-up and drop-off locations through town. Upper Trinidad SAUNDERS PARK Start of Patricks Point Drive. Aerial Dance performance by Synapsis Troupe with open drum...

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First Saturday Night Arts Alive

Aug. 1, 6-9 p.m.

(July 30, 2015) 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...

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in our blogs...

Creamery Rises to the Big Top

(August 24, 2015) A sold-out crowd headed for a big-top circus tent that sprouted on an open lot on the south edge of the Arcata Creamery district on the evening of Friday, Aug....

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Humboldt Arts Council Gets a Little Walkin' Around Money

(August 21, 2015) The Humboldt Arts Council is working with a little less red these days. On June 11 the council, which operates the Morris Graves Museum of Art and maintains Morris...

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