Does This Still Matter?

HBO's Scenes From a Marriage remake

(September 23, 2021) SCENES FROM A MARRIAGE. I think a lot about the influence of historical context on works of art. Strip away the social and political events of the time and does...

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Homesick

(September 23, 2021) September 2020 ~ pandemic and wildfires Poised and breathless, after too long away, my whole being turned toward home. But the path to Crater Lake was blocked by tortured, desiccated...

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Humboldt Quilters Dress Capitol Christmas Trees

(September 18, 2021) It's not even officially fall and Humboldt quilters have already finished their holiday decorations. Well, for the nations's Capitol, anyway. Since the Capitol Christmas tree (named Sugar Bear, by the...

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2021 Apple Harvest Festival Canceled

(September 17, 2021) Sad to say, but it looks like the Friendly City's annual Apple Harvest Festival will be put on the shelf again this year. Organizers had hoped to offer a limited and...

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A Sharp Eye

James's Wan's Malignant

(September 16, 2021) MALIGNANT. I was a vocal detractor of James Wan before I knew his name, long before I would ever see a single frame of one of his movies. Saw (2004),...

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Rain Journaling

(September 16, 2021) Low, pink clouds surprise. A glowing refreshment, Before the long exhale Of a wearied man having trudged so long Through dust, Succumbed to the dull stone, Scraped in thorns, Pasted...

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Worth's Old Math in a Changed World

(September 9, 2021) WORTH. In 2001, New York City might as well have been 1 million miles away from me. In rural Southeastern Washington, that particular September morning was gorgeous, the changing season...

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Evacuation List

(September 9, 2021) Family genealogy book All our relations One black bear A flock of towhees Passports We'll go nowhere without you Herd of deer Pileated woodpecker Tax records Heavy price to pay...

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The Forest for the Happy Little Trees

Bob Ross: Happy Accidents, Betrayal & Greed

(September 2, 2021) "Bob Ross, 52, Dies; Was Painter on TV." That was the caption in the July 13, 1995 New York Times obituary section. No headline, no picture. Just a blurb. Yes,...

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Grief, Lethargy and OCD

(September 2, 2021) I look at my raised feet beefy with squish Purple-skin design with lizard like texture Aching from too much pacing. I can't seem to level this Mount Everest of fatigue...

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The Craftsman Series to Star Blue Ox's Eric Hollenbeck

(August 31, 2021) It appears the restoration will be televised. Magnolia Network, a media venture by Discovery and celebrity house rehabbers Chip and Joanna Gaines, has announced it will air nine half-hour episodes...

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The Humboldt-Del Norte Film Commission Launches Movie App

(August 27, 2021) Here’s something you can do while everything’s canceled, postponed or shut down due to the rise in COVID cases in the area: The Humboldt-DelNorte Film Commission just announced the...

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Pop-Op Perfection?

Annette and Stillwater offer very different French experiences

(August 26, 2021) ANNETTE. Received rapturously at the Cannes Film Festival — the standing ovation lasted long enough for Adam Driver to smoke a cigarette — this might fairly be interpreted as the...

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A Pig, an Eagle and a Paranoid Thriller

Ride the Eagle and Pig shine, while Beckett falls short

(August 19, 2021) RIDE THE EAGLE. I did not, do not, probably will not watch the series New Girl. Nothing against it, it just isn't likely to happen. As such, I know series...

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Artists Hit the Streets in Eureka (Slideshow)

(August 15, 2021) Arts Alive may have been canceled due to COVID-19 but artists have been hitting the streets in droves as a part of the Eureka Street Art Festival. If you...

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Louis Marak's Visual Riddles

At the Morris Graves Museum of Art

(August 12, 2021) Louis Marak's illusionistic ceramics stretch the capacities of clay in unexpected ways. Fired ceramic slabs become surfaces to draw and paint upon. Images are full of illogical juxtapositions. Even when...

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Anti-heroic

The Suicide Squad and Val

(August 12, 2021) THE SUICIDE SQUAD. It has been five years (sigh) since the misbegotten and now confusingly titled Suicide Squad bowed. At the time, I was hellbent on enjoying the thing, intermittently...

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Bigfoot Bigotry

(August 12, 2021) Not having the pleasure of prior acquaintance, I wasn't sure whether their upturned noses were a constitutional characteristic or a register of their displeasure on finding me suddenly in their...

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Arts Alive Canceled Due to COVID

(August 6, 2021) You might as well keep your PJs on Saturday because Arts Alive is now among the growing number of events and gatherings canceled due to the spike in COVID-19 cases...

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Slings and Arrows

After a 16-month wait, NCRT's Hamlet triumphs at last

(August 5, 2021) You may know more lines from William Shakespeare's Hamlet off the top of your head than you think you even do; it's just that great packed with excellent lines...

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Art Walks + Festivals

Trinidad Art Nights

Saturday, Sept. 25, 6-9 p.m.

(September 23, 2021) Venues throughout town will open up late for art viewing and music. Follow the orange flags. Please follow updated Humboldt County guidelines and wear a mask indoors and at outdoor...

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Humboldt Quilters Dress Capitol Christmas Trees

(September 18, 2021) It's not even officially fall and Humboldt quilters have already finished their holiday decorations. Well, for the nations's Capitol, anyway. Since the Capitol Christmas tree (named Sugar Bear, by the...

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North Coast Otter Sculpture Auction and Preview

(September 9, 2021) Did you get a chance to hunt for any of the 108 North Coast Otter Art Initiative otter sculptures throughout Humboldt, Del Norte, Mendocino, Trinity and Siskiyou counties this summer?...

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