Hops on Hiatus

(August 11, 2020) Sorry, Hops in Humboldt fans. This year you’ll have to sip your suds while you SIP. In a press release sent out Sunday, Hops organizers announced that the 2020...

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Beats from the Underground

Knox the Dog's Akita is a mix to fight the Man by

(August 6, 2020) The artist known as Knox the Dog just dropped a mixtape tailored to sync with the 1988 sci-fi epic Akira and it could scarcely arrive at a better time. Anime...

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Girls on Their Own

Never Rarely Sometimes Always

(August 6, 2020) NEVER RARELY SOMETIMES ALWAYS. To me, rural Pennsylvania has never seemed especially welcoming, even on its best day. And slushy winter, 17, pregnant and getting catcalled while trying to perform...

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Dirty Jobs

The Assistant's brutal efficiency

(July 30, 2020) THE ASSISTANT. Jane (Julia Garner) is often just trying to eat. Arriving at the office in the dismal Manhattan pre-dawn, she finally gets a second to wolf down a bowl...

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Getting Blackberries

(July 30, 2020) Picking blackberries a lovely form of Zen practice the ones you see first – bright red – are not the ones you want their black edible sisters hide modestly among...

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Trouble Man

A documentary portrait of civil rights giant John Lewis

(July 23, 2020) JOHN LEWIS: GOOD TROUBLE. A friend at work turned to me yesterday, unprompted, and said "Well, are you ready to become a martyr in the second American revolution?" He asked...

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(July 23, 2020) A faithless comet promised luck To Bonaparte's far-reaching eye. The wavering Creeks watched, thunderstruck, Tecumseh, pointing to the sky. Pantribalism! Slavs undone! The comet passed behind the sun. In his...

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(July 23, 2020) Months of Pandemic And now this Comet, Beneath the Big Dipper. One faint light stroke Is apparently moving Nowhere in particular. Billions of Stars Appear indifferent, As my mind races....

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KMUD Accepting Submissions for Virtual Talent Show

(July 20, 2020) KMUD Redwood Community Radio is now accepting submissions for its first ever Virtual Talent Show. Children and adults who reside in Humboldt, Trinity, Del Norte and Mendocino counties who...

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Shively in July

(July 16, 2020) Pepperwood dust hung in sausage curls by the long, sweet face of the river. We ate Co-op bread from paper sacks as our bare feet thrummed nature's anthem, accompanied by...

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Mill Creek Theater Closes, Arcata Theater Lounge Opens

(July 10, 2020) Last week, in accordance with county reopening steps, Coming Attractions Theaters announced it was opening its doors at its Broadway and Mill Creek locations, while Arcata Theater Lounge's website declared...

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Resourceful People

7500 and The Vast of Night

(July 9, 2020) 7500. In the first review I ever published in this vaunted publication — years before the collapse — I wrote of Shia LaBeouf that I would "rather watch Joseph Gordon-Levitt...

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Sequoia Park Zoo Reopens with Online Reservations

(July 2, 2020) The red pandas will not be the only ones in masks at the Sequoia Park Zoo starting July 7. Visitors will need to make reservations online, which is meant to...

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An Eye on the Competition

Eurovision Song Contest, Irrisistible and Balle Perdu

(July 2, 2020) EUROVISION SONG CONTEST: THE STORY OF FIRE SAGA. Sometimes — almost always, these days — comedy feels like the only chance we've got. Not as escapism, really, but as a...

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On the roof next-door

(July 2, 2020) From the roof comes boyish laughter! How cool to be there in the blue with an elevated view, a solid job and good pay after. I see them resting on...

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Eureka's Clarke Historical Museum to Reopen July 8

(July 1, 2020) Humboldt County's distinguished history will be back on display at the Clarke Museum starting July 8. Tucked into the Bank of Eureka within the city's Old Town, the museum features...

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Morris Graves Museum of Art to Reopen July 22

(July 1, 2020) "At this extraordinary moment in time, we believe that the need for art has never been greater," a press release from Humboldt Arts Council, owner and operator of the...

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Sacred Surfboard Up for Auction

(June 25, 2020) A sacred surfboard hand-painted by artist Alex Escudero Ochoa as part of the Paddle out for Peace — a floating ceremony at sea that honored black and brown lives cut...

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Hail to the King

Apatow's Davidson bio-comedy ascends

(June 25, 2020) THE KING OF STATEN ISLAND. Nobody could accuse me of being on trend or up on what the kids are into. But even I know Pete Davidson is a pop-cultural...

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A Morning in June

(June 25, 2020) This morning I came down the stairs put water on to boil for tea opened the door to get the paper first breath of a new day and there at...

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Eureka Street Art Festival Announces Artists for Third Annual Event

(July 24, 2020) This year's Eureka Street Art Festival (Aug. 10-15), which will include a virtual component due to the COVID-19 pandemic, will feature 12 new murals and eight sidewalk poetry installations...

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