Journey's End

Journey's End

Wild, Annie and the last Hobbit

(December 25, 2014) Reviews WILD. I had to get over a few things in order to give Wild a fair shake: mostly my frustration at a protagonist defined largely by self-involvement and hubris...

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Stick in the mud

(December 25, 2014) I threw a stick more like a fat rounded hunk of wood that was weathered grey like a piece  of Florida clay heavy dense dry if I put it in...

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Promised Lands

New Western, same Old Testament

(December 18, 2014) Reviews THE HOMESMAN. Conventional Westerns are scarce enough these days, but a bleakly comedic road movie with a female protagonist is unique.In the Nebraska Territory sometime before the Civil War,...

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On the Lost Coast

(December 18, 2014) There is a crack between day and night that is not cold nor loaming dark. A place for brutal beasts to rise up like myth and greet us. If...

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Holiday Road

(December 11, 2014) Despite what Martha Stewart would have you believe, this is not the season for tasteful restraint. Because we are pulling on ugly sweaters, strapping antlers on the dog, putting...

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Sifting Images

Suk Choo Kim on finding a great photo

(December 11, 2014) According to some estimates, nearly 900 billion photos will be taken in 2014. By the time you finish this paragraph, more than 200,000 photographs will have been uploaded to Facebook...

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The best movies Humboldt never saw

(December 11, 2014) Our local cinematic landscape can seem desolate, unsustainable. This is due in no small part to the entropy and transnational profit grubbing that have displaced art and showmanship in mainstream...

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Tradition, Romping and Risk

Holiday shows comfort and History challenges

(December 11, 2014) John Jakes' adaptation of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol at Ferndale Repertory Theatre uses Dickens himself as the narrator — a relatively small departure from the traditional telling and those...

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With a shrug

(December 11, 2014) the grey matter of the sea makes everyone else invisible. The trees                 all fall silent. Dirt, the color of new skin, the...

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Fish Tail

Micki Dyson-Flatmo's Visual Opera

(December 4, 2014) Art is elusive, says local painter Micki Dyson-Flatmo. "It may entirely swim away from you." It's not that Dyson-Flatmo is unfamiliar with painting or art — she's a fifth-generation woman...

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Finding my way

(December 4, 2014) I'll pick up my crappy ole guitar That I don't know how to play I'll learn it on the road Hoppin' from train to train I got my rucksack, With...

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Art Walks & Festivals

Third Friday McKinleyville Arts Night

Dec. 19, 6-8 p.m.

(December 18, 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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Second Friday Arts! Arcata

Dec. 12, 6-9 p.m.

(December 11, 2014) Arts! Arcata is Arcata Main Street's monthly celebration of visual and performing arts, held at more than 30 participating locations in Arcata. Visit for even more information about the...

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Fortuna's First Friday

Dec. 5 from 5-8pm

(December 4, 2014) The Fortuna Downtown Business Association invites you to a fun-filled night of art, music, refreshments and merchant specials on the first Friday of every month. Enter to win $50 in...

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