Dating Advice for the Cursed

Dating Advice for the Cursed

HLOC's Ruddigore

(August 17, 2017) Nobody ever said finding a mate was easy. In some places, the absence of suitable suitors or a dating pool up to snuff is more prevalent than elsewhere. Heck,...

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Suburban Summer Nights

(August 17, 2017) Evening falling and cicadas So loud you could still hear them Above the air conditioners First fireflies signal night To kids on bikes racing sundown home With spokes snapping...

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Welcome to the Dollhouse

Big problems for little girls

(August 17, 2017) Reviews ANNABELLE: CREATION. Promotional materials reference this as "The next chapter in The Conjuring universe," which comes across as aspirational and grandiose. That known universe now includes: The Conjuring...

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Seeds and Surfing

Art at Reggae on the River

(August 10, 2017) This past Sunday festivalgoers at Reggae on the River reveled in good vibes, positive sounds and gorgeous summer weather. Any storm clouds that might be gathering in Babylon were...

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Fight and Flight

Tower wobbles, Detroit burns and Kidnap is on the run

(August 10, 2017) Reviews THE DARK TOWER. It's never surprising when a Stephen King novel series is adapted for film, but an eight-book series? In 95 minutes? The Dark Tower turns out to...

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The Faraway Nearby

Dan Kitchener's mural on Eureka's Buhne Building

(August 3, 2017) Old Town Eureka twanged with the shock of the new last week when street artist Dan Kitchener unveiled an enormous new mural in its midst, the first to grace the...

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Tangled Tales of Love

Love's Labour's Lost at Redwood Park

(August 3, 2017) What happens when King Ferdinand of Navarre and his three companions decide to improve themselves by dedicating three years to study and fasting, forswearing women by forbidding any member of...

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Wicked Bugs: The Meanest, Deadliest, Grossest Bugs on Earth

Written by Amy Stewart, illustrated by Briony Morrow-Cribbs

(August 3, 2017) Many benign and useful insects, spiders and arthropods do exist in the world, but you will not find them in this adaptation of Wicked Bugs: The Louse that Conquered Napoleon's...

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(August 3, 2017) Fog languidly cloaks this seaside town spreading over rooftop and door stoop creeping into the cracks of my soul slowly breaking brick apart with an imposing silence I have learned...

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Trailer vs. Movie

And the real Atomic Blonde

(August 3, 2017) Reviews ATOMIC BLONDE. So we return to the conundrum of The Good Trailer. On one hand, good trailers can surprise us like beautiful gifts. Because so many movies register as...

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Colossus 2017

(July 27, 2017) You're not from here; you're poor You homeless, turbaned Sikh You refuse of Syria, you masses of Sinaloa's shore You're tempest-tossed; you're not their best; you're meek Take heed, beware...

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Art Walks + Festivals

Arts! Arcata

Friday, August 11, 6-9 p.m.

(August 10, 2017) Arts! Arcata is Arcata Main Street's monthly celebration of visual and performing arts, held at locations in Arcata. Visit for more information or call 822-4500. ANGELICA ATELIER 1101 H...

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Arts Alive!

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

(August 3, 2017) 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

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Trinidad Art Nights

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

(August 3, 2017) Upper Trinidad SIMMONS' GALLERY 380 Janis Court (Trinidad Coastal Land Trust). "Paintings of the Trinidad Land Trust Properties," Paul Rickard, watercolors. Music by Tim Breed. TRINIDAD MUSEUM 400 Janis Court...

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in our blogs...

Century Celebration

(August 21, 2017) It took four days to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Creamery Building in Arcata this past week. Building owners Lisa and Brian Finigan, of Arcata, have spent the...

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The Painting on the Wall

(August 18, 2017) The lift parked in the alley behind the DePaul Building is down low enough for Duncan Jago to chat. The Bristol artist's black pants are spattered with the same...

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Irie Stylings at Reggae on the River

(August 11, 2017) Instagram-ready festival wear has become its own species of personal expression. The styles at Reggae on the River are certainly qualify, whether on performers, fans or the vendors, workers and...

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