Is This the Real Life?

Life is a Dream at NCRT

(January 23, 2020) Are we here right now? And if we are, can we trust what we see before us? The idea of life as a complete or occasional dream state isn't new...

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Virgin River's Washed-out Humboldt

(January 23, 2020) Reviews VIRGIN RIVER. Last week I treated myself to a deep dive into the roiling drama of the Romance Writers of America, a professional organization undergoing a page-turner of...

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Hybernacula

(January 23, 2020) Seventy degrees below zero, he woolly bear caterpillar rolls into a ball, and survives an Arctic winter.            For years, in rain, hail and lightning storms,            a woman hunches...

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Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr.: Photos

(January 22, 2020) A large crowd of all ages gathered in the Adorni Center for a "Celebration of Service in our Community" at the Eureka NAACP's Celebration of the Life and Legacy of...

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The Virtues of Just Mercy

(January 16, 2020) Reviews JUST MERCY. While Just Mercy, the latest from director and co-writer Destin Daniel Crettin (Short Term 12, 2013; The Glass Castle, 2017), adapting Bryan Stevenson's memoir with Andrew Lanham,...

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a pome called sustenance

(January 16, 2020) 1 the actual world is not an imaginary friend. the moon in the sky is farther out than we can conceive but we can imagine what we imagine without end....

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The Grudge isn't Worth Holding Onto

(January 9, 2020) Reviews THE GRUDGE. Having emerged from what has disconcertingly become a New Year's tradition of spending the holiday and the week bracketing it, sick abed, I recoiled, mole-like, from an...

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Climate Change

(January 9, 2020) You use less water Have no son or daughter Eat less meat Rely on your feet But industry dwarfs So the climate morphs A tipping point reached A levee is...

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Diamonds in the Rough

Uncut Gems and Little Women

(January 2, 2020) Reviews UNCUT GEMS. New York City represents much of what is fascinating, romantic and terrible about the American experiment. At least to a soft, rural-raised Left Coast boy, the...

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End of Empire

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Bombshell and Cats

(December 26, 2019) Reviews STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER. A friend recently referred to me as the Star Wars Grinch — for the sake of full transparency, he said it in a...

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Last Days of Fall

(December 26, 2019) Sun dances along tree tops Encouraging the darkness, As I walk uphill Past endless Sword Ferns Forever defending hillsides Better left alone. Kirk Gothier...

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No Good Deed

6 Underground and Richard Jewell

(December 19, 2019) Reviews 6UNDERGROUND. More than six years ago, I reviewed Pain & Gain (2013) and, in so doing, established that I will not, whether out of actual enjoyment or simple contrarianism,...

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Winter Sun

(December 19, 2019) grotesque El Greco oaks sprawl this quieted land. Fall does not taper into winter here; but ends abruptly, like a clock struck, the sun pending like the last apple of...

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Together, We Are Strong

Three productions showcase Humboldt theater's range

(December 12, 2019) Scout's Honor: The Whichever Scouts vs. The Energy Monster This year's holiday show at the Arcata Playhouse, Scout's Honor: The Whichever Scouts vs. the Energy Monster, combines traditional English pantomime...

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Long Goodbyes

The Irishman and Marriage StoryBy John J. Bennett

(December 12, 2019) Reviews THE IRISHMAN. This is not exactly a new release. But as art and entertainment now live deathlessly — like identity, real or manufactured, and all of our malfeasance...

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At Crater Lake 2019

(December 12, 2019) The sharp granite point of Discovery Point points to a low-hanging curtain of rainbow projected onto fog rising from the dark blue lake. Gentle arc celebrates ephemera, the kiss of...

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Photos: Dell'Arte's 'Return to Oz'

(December 7, 2019) The 39th annual Dell'Arte 2019 Holiday Show: Return to Oz is now at one of the many traveling and free venues coming up before its return to Blue Lake in...

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The Landscape Gives You Information

Paintings by Bobby Wright at Humboldt Bay Social Club

(December 5, 2019) When you think about landscape, it's hard to get past the Impressionists. This has been true for more than a century, ever since Manet, Monet, Pissarro and the rest of...

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Brave Girls

Dell'Arte's Return to Oz and FRT's Matilda

(December 5, 2019) Return to Oz After battling high winds on State Route 299, I was braced for Dell'Arte's 2019 holiday show, Return to Oz, and the on-stage hurricane that carries Dorothy away...

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Knives Out is Razor Sharp

(December 5, 2019) Reviews KNIVES OUT. Classic mystery fans are an odd lot. We gleefully watch fancy people in drafty estates stab, shoot, garotte, bash, poison and shove one another down ornate staircases....

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Art Walks + Festivals

Arts! Arcata

Friday, Jan. 10, 6-9 p.m.

(January 9, 2020) 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, Jan. 4, 2020

(January 2, 2020) 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: Art Utility Boxes of Eureka: Marine Life Triptych

(January 24, 2020) Wintertime has dampened my nighttime roaming and kept my photography a little closer to home of late. But as a famous photographer once said, though I can’t recall who...

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Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr.: Photos

(January 22, 2020) A large crowd of all ages gathered in the Adorni Center for a "Celebration of Service in our Community" at the Eureka NAACP's Celebration of the Life and Legacy of...

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North Coast Night Lights: Harry the Honorable Hound Dog

(January 16, 2020) Growing up, I didn’t think of Eureka as beautiful. Never mind that I was a kid, and what would I know about that? Maybe I simply wasn’t tapped in...

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