Broken Relics

Broken Relics

Walter Early and Benjamin Funke at HSU's First Street Gallery

(February 4, 2016) How does a sculptor adapt to a world already brimming with stuff? Both Walter Early and Benjamin Funke (full disclosure: this writer's partner) make a point of making do with...

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We Could Be Heroes

Pugilistic pandas, gunslinging gals

(February 4, 2016) Reviews KUNG FU PANDA 3. The third installment of this successful animated saga of anthropomorphic animals rolls in with more backstory for its panda hero, Po, otherwise known as...

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Samoa Highway

(February 4, 2016) Another barn down — what is it about rubble that so wanders my eye from the road? Is it the latent carpenter in me, the joist salvager, or just...

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Indie No-go

Black Road skids, Dirty Grandpa wheezes

(January 28, 2016) Reviews BLACK ROAD. I occasionally lament the fact that, even at my most esoteric, I tend to watch widely distributed, well-known if not always well-regarded movies. Unlike a rock nerd,...

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Wagner in Wranglers

Das Barbecu at NCRT

(January 28, 2016) Richard Wagner's Ring cycle, known formally as Der Ring des Nibelungen, is a four-part gesamtkunstwerk (bear with me here) from the mid-19th century that is staged in four parts...

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After Twenty Years

(January 28, 2016) (for J.) Canning peaches we talk about the past. About women looking for land of their own. I say, "I was thrilled to find this place that had a...

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Champing at the Bit

Coming of age and arrested development

(January 21, 2016) Reviews MUSTANG. Five sisters, on the last day of school in their coastal Turkish village, wander down to the beach in their school uniforms, splash in the water and play...

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(January 21, 2016) A seascape of luminous ivory scrimshaws itself into view. As if they were the dusk of the gods,    rolling fog and sea spray   entwine like Canova's Three Graces. In...

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The Opportunists

Wall Street and the wilderness

(January 14, 2016) Reviews THE BIG SHORT. Adam McKay is best known as a comedy writer and director. His tenure as head writer at Saturday Night Live opened the door for a younger,...

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Pantoum for France

(January 14, 2016) "All is forgiven," that's what the cartoon said, though murder is a sin, and seventeen are dead. That's what the cartoon said, and the prophet shed a tear for...

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Iconoclasm Spasm

Public sculpture takes a beating

(January 7, 2016) The past year was a rough one for public art in these parts. The summer months saw at least three public sculptures destroyed by vandalism. Those artworks, installed at Eureka's...

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Art Walks & Festivals

Arts Alive!

Saturday, February 6, 6-9 p.m.

(February 4, 2016) 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 or...

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McKinleyville Arts Night

Friday, Jan. 15, 6-8 p.m.

(January 14, 2016) 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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Arts! Arcata

Second Friday, Jan. 8, 6-9 p.m.

(January 7, 2016) 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 more information or call 822-4500. ARCATA ARTISANS  883...

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