Dawn takes Planet of the Apes to the next level

(July 17, 2014) Review DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES. The previous installment in this set of prequels, Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011), somehow escaped my attention until this...

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We Go In Pig

(July 17, 2014) We go in pig we come out sausage. No mill on earth can push in sausage and pour out pig....

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In the Flesh

Joyce Jonté at Arcata Artisans

(July 10, 2014) She's framed by an angled heel on the left and a blaze of ruby curls on the right. Lying back, her bare chest rises into a field of deep slate...

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The Exorcists

Rom-coms expel their demons, Deliver still cursed

(July 10, 2014) Reviews THEY CAME TOGETHER. This, the latest from The State alums David Wain, Michael Showalter, et al., isn't playing here. It has only had a small theatrical opening in major...

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Trouble in Chekhovania

Durang's hit comedy at Redwood Curtain

(July 10, 2014) Imagine — as playwright Christopher Durang did — that two American parents who are also college professors name their three children after characters in famous plays by Anton Chekhov. The...

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The Barn

(July 10, 2014) The Barn is settling.                 Body splayed, exposure and rot cushion its slide                 into mulch. A gaping hole along the western face of the roof, bleeds ragged like an...

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The Clunky Bunch

Marky Mark can't save us from Extinction

(July 3, 2014) Review TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION. I don't seek out Michael Bay movies, but I don't really avoid them either. Once you've seen a dozen or so helicopters explode over a...

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Wall to Wall

July's Arts! Alive is packed

(July 3, 2014) Remember being a kid and staring wide-eyed at one of those all-you-can eat buffets? The overwhelming, giddy-in-your-toes excitement over what to pick first? Well, this month's Arts! Alive features a...

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Jersey Snore

Pearce and Pattinson shine in Rover

(June 26, 2014) Reviews JERSEY BOYS. When I visited New York years ago, the Four Seasons musical Jersey Boys was on Broadway and everywhere else in the city: billboards, the hotel TV's information...

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The Korbel Conspiracy

Is this the end for Dell'Arte's working class soap opera?

(June 26, 2014) Since 1992 there have been five episodes (including an unnumbered one) in Dell'Arte's soap opera saga of the working-class Dugan family in the fictional North Coast mill town of Korbel....

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Did the California fog bring you visions

(June 26, 2014) did the California fog bring you visions and love facing as far away from Brooklyn as an American can possibly be your children thick with curls running in the wet...

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Art Walks & Festivals

McKinleyville Arts Night

July 18, 6-8 p.m.

(July 17, 2014) Silver Lining hosts Nurelle Harrigan's paintings and assemblages exploring order and chaos in the natural world. is presented by members of the McKinleyville business community and is open for all...

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Second Friday Arts! Arcata

July 11, 6-9 p.m.

(July 10, 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 www.artsarcata.com for even more information about the...

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First Saturday Night Arts Alive!

Saturday, July 5, 6-9 p.m.

(July 3, 2014) Presented by the Humboldt Arts Council and Eureka Main Street. Opening receptions for artists, exhibits and/or performances are held the first Saturday of each month. Phone (707) 442-9054 or go...

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Big Bang

(July 3, 2014) The Fourth of July is one of the few occasions when fire lights up the entire sky and nobody runs for help. There's more to Independence Day than gunpowder...

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