Bad, Bad Men

Bad, Bad Men

Wick and Grey suit up again

(February 16, 2017) Reviews JOHN WICK CHAPTER 2. Sequels, by their very nature, tend to place the audience at an impasse of anticipation and expectation. We want more of the same, provided we...

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(A Winter Fantasy)

(February 16, 2017) Satisfactions of silence, rocking to and fro in changeless heat. These are the dog days, but without dogs — smooth leaves shrivel and scallop, enduring the brilliance beyond chlorophyll, green...

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The Lady Doth Persist

Emilie: La Marquise du Châtelet Defends Her Life Tonight at Redwood CurtainBy Pat Bitton

(February 16, 2017) Emilie du Châtelet is an all but forgotten figure whose contributions to scientific knowledge brought together physics, philosophy and gender in a challenge that continues to resonate today. She met...

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Private Icons

Luke Forsyth and Molly Schaeffer at the Sanctuary

(February 9, 2017) A visual journal and a scattering of open letters kick off the Sanctuary's 2017 exhibition season. Concurrent exhibitions by Luke Forsyth and Molly Schaeffer provide a chance to contemplate...

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Ringing Hollow

The strange obsolescence of Rings and Neruda

(February 9, 2017) Reviews RINGS. Much has been made of Rings being the sequel no one asked for. I'm not opposed to sequels and I fondly remember The Ring (itself a remake of...

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Heartbreak Forward

(February 9, 2017) He made the mistake Of attempting to Tweet about The mountain We must climb With all our hearts. When the sun rises And first dew drops Mark starting points, Our...

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Reality Show

Transgender journeys at HSU Third Street Gallery

(February 2, 2017) Humboldt State University's Third Street Gallery takes on the topic of transgender identity with two concurrent exhibitions running through March 5. One features New York-based Lorenzo Triburgo's photographic portraits...

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It Ain't all Gold

The last of a dry January

(February 2, 2017) Reviews RESIDENT EVIL: THE FINAL CHAPTER. As anyone who knows me — or has been unfortunate enough to have fallen within the sound of my voice — can attest,...

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Family Circles

Eleemosynary, All My Sons and Shirley Valentine

(February 2, 2017) Don't hold Eleemosynary's title against it. It's a clever device by playwright Lee Blessing (whose Going to St. Ives was a popular production at Redwood Curtain Theatre last year)...

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Inauguration Vigil, 2017

(February 2, 2017) Standing in ragged rows, black coats drip, hushed, beneath the drizzle. One hundred or so strong, we face East this morning, toward Washington, D.C., three thousand miles away. On the...

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zen master outhouse

(January 26, 2017) tuck shirt in pants buckle back up mittens on no delay this day. trek uphill not far to the warm cabin                ...

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Art Walks + Festivals

Arts! Arcata

Friday, Feb. 10, 6-9 p.m.

(February 9, 2017) 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. ANGELICA ATELIER 11th and...

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Arts Alive!

Saturday, Feb. 4, 6-9 p.m.

(February 2, 2017) 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

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in our blogs...

The Real 'Dude' Doesn't Roll

(February 13, 2017) Karen Smith held up a dark green bowling ball. She lined up her last second shot to get a spare. She walked to the line and released the ball,...

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Erica Botkin’s Mail Art Valentines

(February 12, 2017) Erica Botkin’s long-running mail art valentine project involves the artist posing for pin-up photographs to be sent through the mail as valentines. The photos feature Botkin posing seductively in...

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Ink(ed) Well

(February 6, 2017) Updating an old expression, there's no explaining taste in food or love — or in choice of tattoo design. Evidence of the wide range of tattoo design choices was...

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