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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A Southern Humboldt Feast

(October 1, 2019) This past weekend was a celebration of Southern Humboldt bounty in Garberville, with the Feast of Fields hosted by Southern Humboldt Business and Visitors Bureau. After Friday's Meet the Farmers...

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The Flash Fiction Contest Returns

(September 30, 2019) Let’s cut to the chase: The annual North Coast Journal Flash Fiction Contest is on. Tell your tale in 99 words or fewer, not including the title, for a chance...

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Photos from Sunday at the North Country Fair

(September 26, 2019) Sunday at the 46th annual North Country Fair featured another splash of the popular rhythms and dances of Samba da Alegria's Samba Parade, along with the usual mix of live...

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Ad Astra's Thoughtful Action

And Last Blood's mindless throwback

(September 26, 2019) Review AD ASTRA. Back in the dark and distant past, when the word "independent" was first buzzily attached to American cinema on a widespread basis, there was a whole cable...

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In Praise of Tiny Tomatoes

(September 26, 2019) Resting on my kitchen counter Lies a nest of ruby red tiny tomatoes Each complete in its skin Their size this summer out-selling the more robust ones. All the markets'...

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Photos from Saturday at the North Country Fair

(September 23, 2019) The 46th annual North Country Fair on Saturday lived up to its reputation on Saturday for lovely fall weather, lots of food, art, clothing and craft vendors, and — in...

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Oh, What a Tangled Web We Weave ...

Agatha Christie's Spider's Web delights at NCRT

(September 19, 2019) If you're looking for lighthearted entertainment that will have you wondering who did it right until the very end, you'll have a lot of fun with North Coast Repterory...

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Respect the Hustle

Hustlers delivers all the glitter, some of the grit

(September 19, 2019) Review HUSTLERS is not a perfect movie. Of course not, such a thing does not exist. But it is a timely, important and overall very good one, and for that...

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Fall Fly

(September 19, 2019) Fall fly, you poor immobile beast, cool weather has clipped your wings. No darting, no buzzing like before; just a quiet hanging out, life in the fast lane reduced to...

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Photos from the Lost Coast Tattoo Expo

(September 18, 2019) If you heard a buzzing around the Bear River Recreation Center this past weekend, it might have been the Lost Coast Tattoo Expo. More than 40 ink artists showed up...

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The Real Thing: Poets in Orleans (Video)

(September 13, 2019) As we listened to the three poets spin their webs last weekend in Orleans, it was easy to fall into a trance. I glanced around at the 50 people who...

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Art Walks + Festivals

Arts! Arcata

Oct. 11, 6-9 p.m.

(October 11, 2019) Arts! Arcata is Arcata Main Street's monthly celebration of visual and performing arts, held at locations in Arcata. Visit, check out the Arts! Arcata event on Facebook and Instagram,...

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Arts Alive!

Saturday, Oct, 5 6-9 p.m.

(October 3, 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 707...

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Trinidad Art Nights!

Friday, Oct. 4, 6-9 p.m.

(October 3, 2019) Note: Circus of the Elements will be providing roaming entertainment throughout Trinidad instead of Fire Dancing. No Skate Ramps due to earlier Sunset. FORBES AND ASSOCIATES 343 Main St. "A...

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in our blogs...

Author Chag Lowry to Talk About Yurok WWI Book at Multiple Events

(October 17, 2019) Formerly local author Chag Lowry, whose graphic novel Soldiers Unknown was the subject of the Journal’s Sept. 26 cover story, will be speaking at a couple local events this...

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North Coast Night Lights: Avenue of the Imagination

(October 4, 2019) Imagine, if you will, a journey down an avenue through corridors of towering redwoods. Between them the stars hang motionless in the sky, while streaking past beneath you fly...

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