Running for Cover

Running for Cover

The Promise and Free Fire

(April 27, 2017) Reviews THE PROMISE. And so we revisit the conundrum of the historical drama, tangled with as recently as last week regarding The Zookeeper's Wife. Again, a movie takes as its...

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Viva las Mujeres!

Real Women Have Curves at HSU

(April 27, 2017) It is September 1987, and the Reagan Administration has recently passed the Simpson-Rodino Amnesty Act, enabling thousands of undocumented immigrants to become legal residents. Such is the case for the...

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Timber War Stories

Darren Frederick Speece's Defending Giants

(April 20, 2017) Sometimes a book invites a reader's favor. Darren Frederick Speece's Defending Giants seems like a love affair for those concerned with protecting ancient forests. The book cover entices readers with...

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The Zookeeper's Wife and The Fate of the Furious

(April 20, 2017) REVIEWS THE ZOOKEEPER'S WIFE. Period drama can, and in this case does, provide a respite from the breakneck editing and handheld camerawork that have subsumed the modern cinematic lexicon. It...

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Swift thou shouldst be living at this hour

(April 20, 2017) America has need of you. We are a swamp Of muddled, mangled meanings. Corrupted people Say whatever works The words uncoupled from the truth Jobs are actually tax cuts Healthcare...

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Points of Egress

Art in the airport

(April 13, 2017) Not long ago, I found myself in the recently renamed California Redwood Coast Humboldt County Airport, looking at art. Perhaps you haven't given much thought to the airport as arts...

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Toni Erdmann's dad jokes

(April 13, 2017) TONI ERDMANN. I pride myself on an appreciation of bizarre cinema, from camp to cult to psychedelic to oddball. It's not that I'm steely — plenty of genre films leave...

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Glow and Flow

Luminescence at the Van Duzer

(April 13, 2017) An impressive variety of 11 choreographed pieces with 50 dancers compose Luminescence, the Humboldt State University Dance Program's spring concert. The production is the culmination of original student and...

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(April 13, 2017) The moment It presented itself So clean Naked Black sky One star A gift just for me I grabbed it Stuffed it in my pocket Took it home Chewed grinded...

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The Old You

Donald Cried and Ghost in the Shell

(April 6, 2017) Reviews DONALD CRIED. For a small group of us who began refining — or at least establishing, as refinement may or may not have anything to do with it —...

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(April 6, 2017) What matters Is not matter. Nothing is Created Nor destroyed. Thought has Always been The language of Quantum Mechanics. Who's on first?...

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Art Walks + Festivals

Arts! Arcata

Friday, April 14, 6-9 p.m

(April 13, 2017) Arts! Arcata is Arcata Main Street's monthly celebration of visual and performing arts, held at locations in Arcata. Visit or call 822-4500 for more information. ARCATA ARTISANS 883...

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in our blogs...

First Contact: Steven Paul Judd's Moving Pictures

(April 28, 2017) When Kiowa-Choctaw artist Steven Paul Judd was a child, growing up on Indian reservations in Oklahoma and Mississippi, he contracted polio and had to go to the hospital. There, by...

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Dinsmore Homesteader's Artwork Featured at deYoung

(April 14, 2017) From Haight Street to a Humboldt County homestead: It's a familiar story for many back-to-the-landers who arrived in our region in the late ’60s and early ’70s, fresh from the...

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Serious Stuff with Comedian W. Kamau Bell

(April 9, 2017) W. Kamau Bell has a big laugh. It’s full and deep over the phone, inviting you to laugh with him — maybe at a joke he just made, maybe...

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