Throwaway Throwbacks

Throwaway Throwbacks

Snatched and King Arthur

(May 18, 2017) Reviews SNATCHED. When Amy Schumer, building on the success both of her stand-up comedy and subversive, hilarious TV show Inside Amy Schumer, made her first foray into the Hollywood mainstream,...

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(May 18, 2017) It was home, Until it wasn't. Moving vans  Fast foods     Tissues and fear Framing every day, Never stopping To talk about Who was there, And who wasn't....

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Time (and) Travel

Way back at the Blue Lake Museum

(May 11, 2017) It's May and the Blue Lake Museum just reopened for the season — two good reasons to head inland, toward the sun. A copywriter working for the now-defunct Hotel Korbel,...

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Family Messes

The Dinner and Guardians of the Galaxy

(May 11, 2017) Reviews THE DINNER. Elliptical awkwardness isn't everybody's thing and that's understandable. In real life, it's almost nobody's thing, and those who enjoy it are challenging to be around, to say...

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By the Horns

Beauty and the Beast at Ferndale Rep

(May 11, 2017) Beauty and the Beast has evolved into some sort of larger-than-life thing of its own in the past quarter century. It really owes all this to Disney's 1991 animated film,...

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Fourth World

(May 11, 2017) Where are you, boy who never was? Draped dead in your father's arms. Shrouding dust blown by hellish winds Held settled only by your family's blood. Where are you going,...

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Details from Big Collision

Kaye Buchman at the Morris Graves

(May 4, 2017) Whether or not you've spent much time thinking about the wizardly effects that can be achieved with pen and ink, you should catch Kaye Buchman: Around the Whirled at the...

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Big Girls, Big Brothers

The Circle and Colossal

(May 4, 2017) THE CIRCLE. Where have all the techno-thrillers gone? I began to wonder this after my disappointing afternoon with The Circle. I claim to be no expert in the subgenre, but...

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Hiding Behind Closed Minds

Third at Redwood Curtain

(May 4, 2017) Picture, if you will, a small liberal arts college. A feminist professor of literature. A white male undergraduate on an athletic scholarship. Unconscious bias kicked in yet? Such unthinking assumptions...

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The sheep have moved to higher ground

(May 4, 2017) In the lower pasture water leans into the footings of the small barn. Colonies of birds take root in the soft mud of new lakes, a whispered seeping of water...

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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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Art Walks + Festivals

Arts! Arcata

Friday, May 12, 6-9 p.m.

(May 11, 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, May 6, 2017

(May 4, 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 ADORNI...

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Trinidad Art Nights

Friday, May 5, 6-9 p.m.

(May 4, 2017) Upper Trinidad SAUNDER'S PARK (start of Patrick's Point Drive/behind Chevron) Trinidad Skate Alliance will have skate ramps 6-8 p.m. Circus of the Elements (fire dance performance troupe) 8:45 p.m. SIMMON'S...

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(May 4, 2017) Did you see something up in Willow Creek on Saturday? Bigfoot's stomping grounds were the site of a tribute to our hirsute local hero in Veteran's Park. The cast...

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