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A win for Streep and a free press

(January 18, 2018) Reviews THE POST. My brother, an attorney quicker both in wit and temper than I, said to me some months ago, "When they go after the free press, we must...

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Secret Box

(January 18, 2018) My classmate Buddy brought a box to school — size of a shoebox,   string-tied shut. He carried it everywhere, but would not open it,   nor explain it. It might have...

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Megafauna Goes Big

Arcata's newest public art draws on the Pleistocene

(January 11, 2018) Armored glyptodontids and giant sloths feature in Arcata's newest work of public art — and no, that's not a metaphor. Pleistocene megafauna have returned to G Street in life-size reproduction...

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About a Boy

(January 11, 2018) Review THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER. On the heels of my uncharacteristically optimistic (surprised myself with that one!) survey of the cinema of 2017 last week ("The Best of...

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I'm Underwater

(January 11, 2018) I see crystal clear bubbles floating all around my head like an iridescent halo. I glide beneath the waves, not thinking of the surface. Sometimes I long for the sun,...

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Caged Birds Sing

Reproductions of prints by Morris Graves at the Morris Graves Museum of Art

(January 4, 2018) It is easy to be enchanted by the calligraphic grace with which Morris Graves captures the nuance of a bird's posture. Looking at the print or drawing that results, you...

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The Best of 2017

(January 4, 2018) Years ago now, some friends of mine were at a shooting range taking some target practice. They were alone in the place, except for a pair of women, one of...

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(January 4, 2018) She calls herself a Pluto prancer, planet dancer, starlit spirit enhancer. She moon walks on Mars and tip toes on stars capturing constellations in her vision jars. She strums sun...

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Honey, I Shrunk Downsizing and Jumanji Can't Fill the Screen

(December 28, 2017) DOWNSIZING. A sprawling sci-fi satire, ironically, Downsizing can't seem to shrink its ambition into a manageable story. Alexander Payne's (Election, Sideways) take on American ambition, class inequity, climate change, consumerism,...

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Life With No Egrets

(December 28, 2017) The mud is in and Clouds are stalking, With no legs up Taunting winds Offshore. No white lines On blue skies, Nor shallow footprints Painting geometrics Onshore. Nobody is Home......

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In Gratitude

(December 21, 2017) Cry with the ancestors long gone Family we've never met Cry with them now as they cried then... Stoking fires of wet wood Mending what would not be fixed And...

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Art Walks + Festivals

Arts! Arcata

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

(January 11, 2018) Arts! Arcata is Arcata Main Street's monthly celebration of visual and performing arts, held at locations in Arcata. Visit www.facebook.com/artsarcata for more information or call 822-4500. ANGELICA ATELIER 1101 H....

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Arts Alive!

Saturday, Jan. 6, 6-9 p.m.

(January 4, 2018) 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. ADORNI...

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in our blogs...

Kicking Third Street Gallery to the Curb?

(January 13, 2018) In an email addressed to “Friends” with the subject line "Pawning Off HSU's Crown Jewels" this week, Humboldt State University’s Third Street Gallery Director Jack Bentley announced his planned...

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TL;DR: Arts in Corrections at Pelican Bay

(January 7, 2018) Crazy week? No time to read our long form cover story about the arts program at Pelican Bay State Prison? No problem, we got you covered. Here are five things...

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