Awkward Reunions

Awkward Reunions

Skeleton Twins is delicate, Judge overdoes it

(October 16, 2014) Reviews THE SKELETON TWINS. I don't bear heartfelt indie dramedies any ill will, but they rarely suit my taste. Maybe I've been made callous by decades of broad Hollywood entertainments...

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(October 16, 2014) I rolled with my wife in the neck of the woods we got poison oak and scratched till our skin fell off We walk around as skeletons, fully exposed now...

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Humboldt Tango

(October 9, 2014) Antediluvian high heels attitude lofted to the level of art a glint of steel in an embrace James Dean gone gaucho silver bells at the brim of my black hat...

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Bird's Eye on the Marsh

Ellen Land-Weber takes to the sky

(October 9, 2014) We'll stop at 1,000 feet and circle right," says pilot David Marshall as we lift off from Murray Field. "There might be a little bit of turbulence." I'm in the...

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The Lady Astonishes

Satanists and evangelists crash and burn

(October 9, 2014) Reviews GONE GIRL is one of the best-made movies this year. Its screenplay (which Gillian Flynn adapted from her own juggernaut novel) remains taut, and concise over two and half...

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They're Creepy and They're Kooky

The Addams Family is spooky fun at Ferndale Rep

(October 9, 2014) Some things go together so naturally we don't even question: cookies and milk or peanut butter and anything. Then there are combos that seem a mite odd at first, but...

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One of Them

(October 2, 2014) To be one of the trees, Mistaken for one of them. Unnoticed in their midst, They include me without thinking. I grow tall, Stretch down into the earth Where my...

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All Boxed Up

Boxtrolls nails visuals, Equalizer's full of fight

(October 2, 2014) Reviews THE BOXTROLLS. Laika Entertainment first entered the mainstream conversation with Tim Burton's Corpse Bride (2005), subsequently producing Coraline (2009), ParaNorman (2012) and now The Boxtrolls. Like Burton's movies, Laika's...

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A Bay in the Life of Humboldt

First Street Gallery presents A Negotiable Utopia

(October 2, 2014) Rocky, man-made shores echo with barking dogs and squawking riparian life. Inky waters bob with seals, kayaks, porpoises and sputtering boats. Cyclists challenge 18-wheelers; hikers meet the homeless. High tide...

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TV or Not TV?

A Comic Dilemma at NCRT

(September 25, 2014) Several blocks from where a royal henchman cleverly castigates Shakespeare to his face in Redwood Curtain's Equivocation ("Unequivocal Success," Sept. 11), some contemporary Americans (and a distinguished ghost) are conflicted...

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(September 25, 2014) Love A slither from my brain tries to tame the people that I meet  I was taught better but can't seem to stretch it my careful thought blows in the...

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Art Walks & Festivals

McKinleyville Arts Night

Friday, Oct. 17, 6-8 p.m.

(October 16, 2014) A celebration of local art and artists, music, food and fun. McKinleyville Arts Night is open for all McKinleyville businesses to display work from local artists on the third Friday...

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Arts Arcata

Second Friday, Oct. 10, 6-9 p.m.

(October 9, 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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First Saturday Night Arts Alive!

Oct. 4, 6-9 p.m.

(October 2, 2014) Presented by Eureka Main Street. Opening rec3eptions 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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