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In it Together

The Lovebirds' wild ride hits a bump

(May 28, 2020) THE LOVEBIRDS. There's a lot to unpack here, both in terms of the movie itself and pandemic-related shifts in the industry. I'll briefly address the latter before belaboring the former....

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Southern Noir

The shallow graves of Arkansas

(May 21, 2020) ARKANSAS. Clark Duke first registered on my radar in 2010, when Kick-Ass and Hot Tub Time Machine were released (both classics, incidentally). With his self-aware charm, wry delivery and beyond-adroit...

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Swainson's Return

(May 21, 2020) In mid-May: A passing rain opens the day. Finally, on cue, the evening sun, Casts colored light across the tops of trees, And peers through the kitchen window, Suddenly...

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Dell'Arte-Wiyot Rural Residency in Place

(May 17, 2020) Dell'Arte International's rural residency program has adapted itself for the times. The 10-day program normally sees Dell’Arte students living and camping in a rural community, engaging in a cultural and artistic...

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Crip Camp and the Possibility of Revolution

(May 14, 2020) In its ongoing re-creation and refinement of the history of movie production and distribution, Netflix has leaned heavily on documentaries. Especially in the early days, when nine-figure budgets and international...

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The Hour of the Wolves

(May 14, 2020) A chill a ululation one howl and then another like a wounded animal like a caged animal breaking free in voice calling out across the neighborhood lighting the city at...

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Fizzle: Fourth of July in Old Town Canceled

(May 11, 2020) While California and Humboldt are loosening some restrictions on shelter-in-place orders, safely gathering in large crowds is still far off. With this in mind, Eureka Main Street has announced the...

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KEET's 'Asian Americans' Panel Kicks off Series

(May 9, 2020) Nobody knows what day it is anymore but it's definitely May, and that means Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. KEET is kicking off a series of programming about the...

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Libations to Hubris

(May 7, 2020) Barkeep, pour me a stiff one, will ya? a climate-changer on the rocks, a big hunk of ancient ice, if ya' got it; want to watch it melt. Thanks for...

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Without a Doubt

(April 30, 2020) Swallows dart about Apparently together But never quite in sync, Changing course In a heartbeat for No apparent reason, Which always Seems to work. Kirk Gothier...

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Show Us Your #NCJMaskSelfie

(April 24, 2020) Humboldt County is officially masking up to flatten the curve and slow the spread of COVID-19. That means wearing a mask on your essential outings and the Journal wants...

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'Alone Together' Collaboration Strikes a Chord

(April 23, 2020) Most of the time when the Bayside Music Collective plays, "It never leaves the building," says Mike Dronkers, who describes it as "an informal group of people who do music...

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No Need For Company

(April 23, 2020) Enjoying my own company Sharing space with just one friend, Who lovingly lays next to me from morning til day's end. No need to entertain her she's content without the...

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Front Window: Janessa Johnsrude's Sheltering in Places portraits

(April 18, 2020) In one of Janessa Johnsrude's photos, a mother and daughter sit perched in an open window, smiling at one another, a big, milky-eyed dog between them. Their tableau, framed by...

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The Show Must Go Online: Dell'Arte's Virtual Season

(April 16, 2020) Despite the Mad River Festival being pushed back to September and a handful of scheduled performances canceled due to shelter-in-place orders, Dell'Arte International is not sitting idle. In a press...

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Help for Bookworms

(April 16, 2020) Four weeks into sheltering in place, some of you have burned through all the books within reach and are starting to eye the junk mail for entertainment. Before you dive into...

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Atonement

(April 16, 2020) The rain and the burning sun entwine; and what becomes of water and fire but spirit-lifting mists,  vaporous and lovely, rising like a host at the height of prayer. True,...

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Having been discharged from Hell

(April 9, 2020) Having been discharged from Hell, the New York dead lie piled inside refrigerated trucks, awaiting their transport to Heaven and reunion with old enemies and friends. A continent away, the...

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Sara Bareilles and Guy Fieri are Taking COVID-19 Seriously and So Should You

(April 3, 2020) Yesterday People reported that Eureka's singer-songwriter and person who's made me cry with songs about pie Sara Bareilles announced on an Instagram story that she contracted but fully recovered from...

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Disequilibrium

(April 2, 2020) Breath in, breath out. On the Adirondack bench beneath the kiwi arbor late afternoon sun beneath bluest of sky, stilling my mind, emptying thoughts: focus on the cool air traversing...

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Kinetic Grand Championship Goes the Social Distance

(March 31, 2020) Hang your heads, for the Kinetic Grand Championship Race as we know it will not take place this year with an Arcata Plaza kickoff and all its attending fanfare. Instead,...

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Trinidad Art Gallery to Reopen June 1

(May 31, 2020) The Trinidad Art Gallery will reopen its doors to the public on Monday, having received certification from local health officials. A newsletter sent out on Friday states that in addition...

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Dell'Arte's 2020 Mad River Festival Cancelled Due to COVID-19

(May 26, 2020) Dell'Arte has announced that its annual Mad River Festival has been canceled.  According to a press release sent by the school, Dell’Arte Producing Artistic Director Michael Fields was hoping...

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Kinetic Sculpture in Place Streaming Right Along

(May 24, 2020) It’s Memorial Day Weekend and the Kinetic Sculpture in Place is streaming right along. This holiday weekend, Humboldt's beloved Kinetic Grand Championship is still going for the glory, but carrying...

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