Piping Up: Photos from the Highland Games

(August 16, 2019) Blue Lake's Perigot Park was awash in tartan and the music of bagpipes on Sunday during the Highland Games. Competitors brought the hammer down — or rather up — throwing 12-pound...

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Comforting Fictions

The Farewell and Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark

(August 15, 2019) Review THE FAREWELL. Lulu Wang's The Farewell opens on a phone call between Billi (Awkwafina) in New York and her grandmother Nai Nai (Shuzhen Zhao) in China. It's a charming,...

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Doggerel

Or Impudence, Thy Name Is Terrier

(August 15, 2019) (For Shaggy) He wasn't big and he wasn't small. He lived to eat and to chase his ball. His raison d'etre: Fun, fun fun. His single speed was run, run,...

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Photos from the Lantern Floating Ceremony

(August 12, 2019) A large crowd attended the 37th annual Lantern Floating Ceremony at the Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary on Saturday evening under clear skies. A gentle breeze helped push a few...

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The Painting on the Wall

Eureka Street Art Festival 2019

(August 8, 2019) At the block party for the second annual Eureka Street Art Festival, more than a dozen artists hailing from points ranging from Bayside to Buenos Aires were steadily moving...

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Lady in Waiting

Ophelia offers further remembrances

(August 8, 2019) Review OPHELIA. As the title character of Ophelia tells us at the outset, "It is high time I should tell you my story myself." So begins this re-telling of Shakespeare's...

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See-Saws On the Border

(August 8, 2019) Fortunately, We all still care About the children, On both sides of the walls We build between each other......

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Big Pictures: Photos from the Eureka Street Art Festival

(August 1, 2019) Don't forget to look up while you're roaming the streets of Old Town this week. The Eureka Street Art Festival is in full swing, with artists working at lofty heights...

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Epic Scrolls and Journeys

Laura Corsiglia and Lida Penkova at the Morris Graves Museum of Art

(August 1, 2019) To stand in the middle of the building that houses the Morris Graves Museum of Art and look up is to feel the pull of the former Carnegie library's Renaissance-derived...

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A Bloody Time Capsule

Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood

(August 1, 2019) Review ONCE UPON A TIME ... IN HOLLYWOOD. It's been nearly four years since the release of Quentin Tarantino's last movie The Hateful Eight (2015) and for many of us much...

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Hot Wheels: Photos from Fortuna's AutoXpo

(July 30, 2019) Vintage gear heads descended once again on the Friendly City this past weekend for the annual AutoXpo. The chrome gleamed, the engines roared and a parade of classic beauties...

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Wookiee Here

(July 26, 2019) Magic Mirror, on the wall, what’s the best Star Wars of all? Answer: Episode IV or V. (That’s Star Wars and The Empire Strikes Back to us first-run ticket...

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Fool Me Once

Tartuffe at NCRT

(July 25, 2019) First performed in France in 1664, Molière's Tartuffe is a comedy for the ages — a hypocritical individual seeks to relieve an impressionable gentleman of his wealth, possessions and social...

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The Pretty Kitty has No Teeth

The Lion King underwhelms

(July 25, 2019) THE LION KING. By the time the original Lion King (1994) came out and caught fire, I had already started moving out of the animated feature lane (where I...

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At Butcher Slough

Arcata Marsh & Wildlife Sanctuary

(July 25, 2019) No ducks ply the slough, no great egrets glide. Wrung out clouds pattern the marsh in light ink. Air as crisp as cave-cooled watermelon. Silence ambushes me in this quiet...

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Mandibles and Mosquito Catchers

(July 21, 2019) Like any collector, I have my unicorns. Near the top of my list was Holorusia haspera, the western giant crane fly. Looking like the biggest mosquito you ever saw, this...

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The Filmore to Hunter's Point

The Last Black Man in San Francisco is a case study in gentrification

(July 18, 2019) Reviews The Last Black Man in San Francisco. The movie opens on a school-aged African American girl skipping happily down a street next to the bay. Inches away, be-hazmatted workers...

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Clam Beach Hike

(July 18, 2019) Beautiful walk along Clam Beach shore Scampered over dunes and grass and more Driftwood wet upon the sand Placed there gently by ocean's hand A misty day, no sun is...

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Spur of the Moment

(July 12, 2019) The month of July, the heartiest part of the summer sandwich, belongs to Fortuna. The Friendly City just celebrated a spectacular Fourth of July (on the third) and now...

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Banjo Unchained: The Humboldt Folklife Festival

(July 11, 2019) Humboldt is home to an enormous pool of talented and active musicians with a large portion of that demographic expressing its passion with pluck. Imagine the look arts and...

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Art Walks + Festivals

Arts! Arcata

Friday, Aug. 9, 6-9 p.m.

(August 8, 2019) Arts! Arcata is Arcata Main Street's monthly celebration of visual and performing arts, held at locations in Arcata. Visit www.arcatamainstreet.com, Arts! Arcata on Facebook, or call 707-822-4500 for more information....

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Trinidad Art Nights

Friday, Aug. 2, 6-9 p.m.

(August 1, 2019) Forbes and Associates 343 Main St. "Paintings by Jeff Stanley," acrylic and open acrylic on canvas. Headies Pizza and Pour 359 Main St. Susan Mayclin Stephenson, oil on canvas, prints...

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Arts Alive!

Saturday, Aug. 3, 6-9 p.m.

(August 1, 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: Reflections at Richardson Grove

(August 14, 2019) As you read on your computer or mobile device, remember that you, too, can unplug, go outside not too far from where you are now and experience a night...

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Photos from the Lantern Floating Ceremony

(August 12, 2019) A large crowd attended the 37th annual Lantern Floating Ceremony at the Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary on Saturday evening under clear skies. A gentle breeze helped push a few...

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North Coast Night Lights: Unexpected Magic: Rabbit Stargazer

(August 7, 2019) What makes a photograph special isn’t always what was planned but what happens instead. Of course, sometimes what happens instead can make a mess of things. One has no...

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