Donate to Toys for Tots and see 'Red Tails' for Free on Veterans Day

(November 9, 2019) Wondering what to do with your Veterans Day? How about a night at the movies honoring those who've served while helping kids in need? At 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov....

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Grief, Loss and Parallel Universes

Redwood Curtain's Rabbit Hole and Synapsis' Cave

(November 7, 2019) Rabbit Hole When we hear the phrase "going down a rabbit hole" today, we tend to think of the endless distractions dangled in front of us by the internet. But...

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All Hail

Dolemite is My Name and The King

(November 7, 2019) Reviews DOLEMITE IS MY NAME. To fans who identify Eddie Murphy by his early movies — 48 Hrs. (1982), Trading Places (1983), Beverly Hills Cop (1984) and Coming To...

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Questions to Ask Yourself When the Power is Out

(November 7, 2019) Who am I, when it's overwhelmingly dark? Who am I, alone in this expanding gloom? Who am I, staring at weakly flickering candles? Who am I, writing in this...

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Trick or Treat: Photos from Arcata's Halloween

(November 4, 2019) Parking was a premium for Trick or Treat on the Plaza in Arcata in late afternoon as easily more than a thousand children and adults showed up for the Halloween...

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We're All Land Artists Now

Water and Power, works by Becky Evans and Jerry Martien at Piante Gallery

(October 31, 2019) Moon-shaped pools, underground flows and springs long-buried by sand inspired the poems, paintings and vessels in Jerry Martien and Becky Evans' new exhibition at Piante Gallery (and the gallery's...

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Heathers is Very

An '80s movie adaptation sings at HSU

(October 31, 2019) The 1980s are a decade remembered as a little more feckless, joyous and callow than they in fact were. In line with that recollection is a whole era of teen...

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William Blake Goes to Hear Parlour Game at the Arcata Playhouse

(October 31, 2019) Without, the land still flows with blood, A likeness of my day: Earth's creatures moan, in fire and flood And God must look away. But here, my vagrant spirit might...

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Geeking Out: Photos from Ohana Comic Con

(October 30, 2019) The second annual Ohana Comic Con in the Sapphire Palace at the Blue Lake Casino Hotel welcomed hundreds of attendees on Saturday, despite the power outages elsewhere. Lights were on...

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Surrounded by Monsters

Zombieland 2 and The Laundromat

(October 24, 2019) Reviews ZOMBIELAND: DOUBLE TAP. I liked Zombieland (2009) well enough: Its clever, comic tone, distinctive characters, strong performances and self-assured but restrained visual style made it stand out. Enough so...

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This Year of Flood

(October 24, 2019) —in memory of H.L. Redwood roots feel the Eel pooling and pulsing, dammed by February king tides, over spilling banks, dissolving fragile underpinnings, fueling turbid streams. Flood dispatches downed timber,...

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Meeting Your Connection

Jexi and El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie

(October 17, 2019) Reviews JEXI. Writers have been trying to get a handle on the notion of artificial intelligence — giving it an assortment of names, down the decades — for, oh, the...

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Winter Residents Return

(October 17, 2019) Forty black brant in league with the moon dropped from the evening to the bay. We did not dive in to the gold night sea, the dog and I. Monte...

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Through the Eyes of Native Activists

Kevin McKiernan's From Wounded Knee to Standing Rock

(October 11, 2019) I started my review of From Wounded Knee to Standing Rock: A reporter's journey, screening at the Eureka Theater on Oct. 19, with some trepidation because of its local connection....

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Joker's House of Mirrors

(October 11, 2019) JOKER. I am aware of the ex post facto politicization of Joker but I have not — will not — wade into that swamp. All art is a product of...

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Tiananmen, LLC

(October 11, 2019) People's Liberation Army             soldiers             corrected             turbulence on June 4, 1989 at the Square of Heavenly Peace                                     rewarded with                                     commemorative                                     wristwatches from the emperor. The chum                         under treads on red pavement...

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Photos from Saturday's Zombie Apocalypse

(October 8, 2019) On Saturday ahead of Arts Alive, the annual Zombie Walk from Eureka's courthouse through the streets of Old Town brought out the undead. The loose  scrum of leg-dragging cannibals stopped...

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'Diary of an Artist'

Photographs by William Pierson at Piante Gallery

(October 3, 2019) Media Literacy week at the NCJ presents a welcome opportunity to reflect on the critic's (frequently misunderstood) role. The critic, here at least, is neither judge nor booster nor native...

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All for One and One for All

Buckle your swashes for a rip-roaring good time at Ferndale Rep

(October 3, 2019) France was still embroiled in revolution when the story of The Three Musketeers first appeared in 1844. So, even though the story itself is set in the early 17th century,...

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Confessions of a Movie Nerd

On what exactly it is I do here

(October 3, 2019) My editor informs me this week's issue will be focused on media literacy. I don't believe I could be accused of possessing said literacy and, as a writer of movie...

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Art Walks + Festivals

Arts! Arcata

Nov. 8, 6-9 p.m.

(November 7, 2019) Arts! Arcata is Arcata Main Street's monthly celebration of visual and performing arts, held at locations in Arcata. Visit www.arcatamainstreet.com, check out the Arts! Arcata event on Facebook and Instagram,...

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Arts Alive!

Saturday, Nov. 2, 6-9 p.m.

(October 31, 2019) Presented by Eureka Main Street. Opening receptions for artists, exhibits and performances are held the first Saturday of each month. For more information, call 442-9054 or go to www.eurekamainstreet.org 707...

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North Coast Night Lights: A Trail to the Moonset

(November 7, 2019) Scenic Drive in northern Humboldt County, California, offers beautiful western vistas over the Pacific Ocean. Extending from Moonstone Beach at the south end to Trinidad in the north, the...

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Trick or Treat: Photos from Arcata's Halloween

(November 4, 2019) Parking was a premium for Trick or Treat on the Plaza in Arcata in late afternoon as easily more than a thousand children and adults showed up for the Halloween...

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North Coast Night Lights: Lost in Space (Big Dipper over Trinidad)

(November 1, 2019) The planet hung silently in space. A tiny jewel in the blackness, it was a half-lit marble of greens and browns and blues and whites. But it was more...

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