Aiming High and Low

Aiming High and Low

American Assassins and Mother!

(September 21, 2017) Reviews AMERICAN ASSASSIN. Solid, straight-ahead action pictures seem ever rarer in a field dominated by costumed heroes, horror and animation. It may well be that their day has passed, that...

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Last Bites

(September 21, 2017) Our elder tree Barely bears,  Weak limbs Reaching, Apples shaking Morning fog, Lifting up So little of What we recall......

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Conversations Across Time and Space

Arcadia at North Coast Repertory Theatre

(September 21, 2017) My good friend Tom is very much a man of science and mathematics, and also the smartest person I know. I talk with him about all manner of things and...

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Dispelling the Princess Myth

Disenchanted at Redwood Curtain Theatre

(September 14, 2017) As a child, I wasn't much for princesses and happy-ever-after fairytales, and most Disney interpretations of princessdom passed me by, so I wasn't entirely sure how I was going to...

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Losers Rejoice

IT could have sunk but floats

(September 14, 2017) Reviews IT. Stephen King has a hard time relinquishing creative control of his body of work. He famously hated Stanley Kubrick's adaptation of The Shining, saying it left out the...

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Freedom for a little dog

(September 7, 2017) Simple, isn't it. To run and hide from master's voice. A little hole where It's hard to fit. It seems a long way off For a man to really be...

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Seven Plus Plus

Pop ups for summer's end

(September 7, 2017) I went to Arcata's Creamery District on foot before the heat wave broke to lay eyes on the new work of public installation art I'd heard about. It turned out...

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Dark Turns

Social media and Satan's son

(September 7, 2017) Reviews INGRID GOES WEST. As a person mistrustful of social media and the vast, false fabric it represents, one might guess I would enjoy a prickly, misanthropic movie about lives...

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Looking at a Statue Looking at the Stars

Installations by John Hylton at Piante Gallery

(August 31, 2017) In John Hylton's art installations, ravens lend a hand. Wooden pythons whiplash across the night sky. Rough-hewn wooden figures get lost in contemplation of a painted cosmos. This is...

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Slipping through Narrow Places

(August 31, 2017) Wild, curly haired kids still chase candy-colored rocks Across old sea floors, dotted with dandelions, And the long yawn of summer gone stale, All gathered up, into that rusty pail....

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Lonely Terrain

Loss and desperation in Wind River and Good Time

(August 31, 2017) Reviews WIND RIVER. Taylor Sheridan would be most recognizable to many for his arc as Deputy Chief David Hale on the first couple of seasons of the TV series Sons...

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Art Walks + Festivals

Arts! Arcata

Friday Sept. 8, 6-9 p.m.

(September 7, 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. ARCATA ARTISANS 883 H...

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Arts Alive!

Saturday Sept. 2, 6-9 p.m.

(August 31, 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 A...

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in our blogs...

Synapsis Studio's Future up in the Air

(September 23, 2017) A couple of weeks ago, Synapsis Performance Collective, a group of artists, dancers and performers that has been renting a space at 47 W. Third St. in Eureka for...

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Samba Sunday

(September 18, 2017) Sunny warm weather continued for another day for Sunday's 44th annual North Country Fair on the Arcata Plaza. A large crowd soaked up the sunshine and the high energy...

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All Species Saturday

(September 17, 2017) Event organizers Same Old People were surrounded by a large crowd attending the first day of the 44th annual North Country Fair held on the Arcata Plaza on Saturday...

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