Lingering Feelings

The Haunting of Bly Manor

(October 22, 2020) THE HAUNTING OF BLY MANOR. As I looked up the offerings for this week, I knew The Trial of the Chicago Seven, the Aaron Sorkin drama about the courtroom aftermath...

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Virtual Veils: Photos of Saturday's Remote Dance Performance

(October 20, 2020) My original plan for Saturday evening was to stay home and watch the live-streamed Arcata Playhouse Arts presentation Intersections, Where We Meet. The Playhouse's theater venue has been closed for...

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Local Luthier's 'Pawn Star'-dom

(October 15, 2020) Wolf Navarro knows everything about guitars. Well, that's what somebody told the producers of Pawn Stars, anyway. Navarro doesn't make that claim himself but when a mutual friend from the...

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Fun-size Assortment

A little junk, a little sweet and a surprise

(October 15, 2020) I 'd say I'm fairly neutral, as far as Halloween goes. I don't particularly like or dislike costumery. The proliferation of candy is fine, if eventually problematic — I'm thinking...

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Autumn's Eve at Sandy Bar

(October 15, 2020) Pantoum I see why the Karuk created here Earth's air, water's fire, soil's wind, ash's rain All their materials readily near While Klamath curates floods in her veins Earth's soil,...

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A Love Story for the Stages

(October 11, 2020) With stages and shows dark, what are a couple of theater kids to do? For local actors, Evan Needham and Caroline McFarland, creativity burns in them and so doth...

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History and Mystery

W.E. Roberts' The Rivers

(October 8, 2020) Zooming from London, W.E. Roberts said of his new novel The Rivers, which is set in Humboldt County, "The book was written because I'm an actor, because I like a...

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A Long, Funny Goodbye

Dick Johnson is Dead

(October 8, 2020) DICK JOHNSON IS DEAD. Netflix, as both bellwether and arbiter of contemporary taste, has long led the drive to popularize and, at least to some extent, legitimize documentary movies in...

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Mr. Bungle Returns with Virtual Halloween Show

(October 6, 2020) Depending on how big a fan you are of the Eureka-born band Mr. Bungle, maybe 2020 is balancing out. In an ominous, Eureka-heavy, black and white YouTube promo posted yesterday...

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UPDATE: Caltrans: Copyright Contract Grants Rights to Artists

(October 5, 2020) UPDATE: The Journal has received clarification from Caltrans spokesperson Myles Cochran on the language and intent of the contract it sent to artists who painted Caltrans utility boxes as part...

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Action! (With Some Distance)

(October 3, 2020) The city of Eureka posted on its Facebook page that sections of Sequoia Park and its trails will be closed on Saturday, Oct. 3 and Tuesday, Oct. 6, when one...

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The Bad Old Days

Ava and Antebellum

(October 1, 2020) AVA. There is certain cold, maybe sick comfort in watching a new, distinctly middle-of-the-road American action movie with an incidental plot and almost interchangeable heroes and villains. It helps to...

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Seasons

(October 1, 2020) When the growing season ends, some gardeners (and some lovers) will pull a withered embrace of sweet peas from the supporting trellis, sweep puckered tomato kisses off a stained patio...

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Dark Turns on Country Roads

The Devil All the Time

(September 24, 2020) THE DEVIL ALL THE TIME. This country has long suffered from an identity crisis — 2020 has turned it into an outright catastrophe but it was a pre-existing condition going...

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Redwoods are Resilient

(September 24, 2020) Redwoods are resilient, fire can consume their core yet they continue But we are so much more combustible, our lives are made of paper and wood, our memories attached to...

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Zoom and Doom

Coastal Elites

(September 17, 2020) COASTAL ELITES. Maybe this will be the one, among many little-read movie columns in a left-leaning but ultimately centrist alternative weekly newspaper from the charred western slope of the former...

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Life on Mars

(September 17, 2020) With our morning glow on We stare out windows Now covered in ash, Drawn to the coast By offshore winds. Indifferent notions Perch on tree tops No longer in motion,...

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HSU Lecturer's Photo on NYT Magazine Cover

(September 15, 2020) If you were clutching the pages of the New York Times Magazine's education issue this week or racking up screen time reading it online to learn about what's going on in...

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Live Entertainment Still Canceled

(September 14, 2020) Despite what you might be seeing around the county and online, live shows are still not allowed under our current phase of shelter in place. On Aug. 4, the Humboldt...

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Ghost in the Screenplay

I'm Thinking of Ending Things

(September 10, 2020) I'M THINKING OF ENDING THINGS. There was a moment, oh, 20 years ago or so, when it seemed like Charlie Kaufman was unstoppable. It was a weird confluence, with the...

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Virtual Veils: Photos of Saturday's Remote Dance Performance

(October 20, 2020) My original plan for Saturday evening was to stay home and watch the live-streamed Arcata Playhouse Arts presentation Intersections, Where We Meet. The Playhouse's theater venue has been closed for...

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A Love Story for the Stages

(October 11, 2020) With stages and shows dark, what are a couple of theater kids to do? For local actors, Evan Needham and Caroline McFarland, creativity burns in them and so doth...

Read On >

UPDATE: Caltrans: Copyright Contract Grants Rights to Artists

(October 5, 2020) UPDATE: The Journal has received clarification from Caltrans spokesperson Myles Cochran on the language and intent of the contract it sent to artists who painted Caltrans utility boxes as part...

Read On >

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