Catch of the Day

Catch of the Day

The Sea Forager's Guide by Kirk Lombard

(October 19, 2017) I have been following Kirk Lombard's blog, The Monkeyface News, for years now. His delightful writing style is a poetic blend of personal experience, history, humor and even a haiku...

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Stuck with Yourself

Happy Death Day and The Foreigner

(October 19, 2017) Reviews HAPPY DEATH DAY. I was reticent at the prospect of another PG-13 horror movie. More often than not, the tamer rating means the movie has been defanged just enough...

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(October 12, 2017) Our heads bow over a book Bow and bow again. We take turns reading pages Promising re-covery A loving cloak for raw emotions A shelter in discomfort. Lightning preceded the...

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Paul Rickard's Plein Air Progress

Watercolors at the Trinidad Coastal Land Trust

(October 12, 2017) This month, watercolorist Paul Rickard is staging the last of three successive month-long shows at the Trinidad Coastal Land Trust's Simmons Gallery. The first focused on the land trust's properties,...

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Amy Stewart, Portland Bound

Author waits with boxes

(October 12, 2017) Amy Stewart is all packed up but not quite ready to go. The author of eight published books, four New York Times bestsellers among them, sips her coffee a stone's...

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The Limits of Fidelity

Blade Runner 2049 and Battle of the Sexes

(October 12, 2017) Reviews BLADE RUNNER 2049. Lukewarm reception of an arguably perfect thing, based entirely on one's own predilections rather than on the qualities of said thing, can carry with it some...

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Little Shop's Creepy Charm

Killer plants and strange love at Ferndale Rep

(October 5, 2017) With the changing weather and darkening skies, October in Humboldt is well suited to those who relish turning their attention to gruesome subjects, culminating in the finale on Oct. 31,...

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Smooth Landing

American makes Cruise and Liman great again

(October 5, 2017) Reviews AMERICAN MADE. Some of the same criticisms could be levied (not unfairly) against both Tom Cruise and director Doug Liman, particularly at this rather advanced stage in their careers....

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Water Seekers and Pretty Ones

Abstract painting by Teresa Stanley and Kathleen Mahoney-Cobb

(October 5, 2017) There was so so much going on my life, I had a desire to straighten everything up," Teresa Stanley said. Until recently, Stanley had been showing abstract paintings based on...

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A SoHum Horror Story

Kind Nepenthe by Matthew V. Brockmeyer

(September 28, 2017) OK, first off, so you won't be thinking about it for the rest of this review: "Nepenthe, Wikipedia tells us, is "a fictional medicine for sorrow — a 'drug of...

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Jackhammer Magnet

(September 28, 2017) "It's something about my life," she began — but just outside the bookstore window, bedlam reigned. I cupped a hand behind an ear. "Selling books was all," she said; I...

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Art Walks + Festivals

Arts! Arcata

Friday, Oct.13, 6-9 p.m.

(October 12, 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 833 H...

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Trinidad Art Nights

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

(October 5, 2017) UPPER TRINIDAD: SAUNDERS PARK start of Patricks Point Drive Fire Dancing by Circus of the Elements! 8:45 p.m. SIMMON'S GALLERY 380 Janis Court (Trinidad Coastal Land Trust) "The Mundane and...

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Arts Alive!

Saturday Oct. 7, 6-9 p.m.

(October 5, 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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in our blogs...

Pretty in Pastels

(October 10, 2017) Sidewalk art is necessarily fleeting and, like Tibetan sand mandalas and bright fall foliage, its ephemeral nature is part of its beauty. If you still find yourself clinging to...

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Fukiko Oguchi Marshall and Orr Marshall's Shock of Color

(October 7, 2017) The Black Faun Gallery was awash in color on Friday evening when it hosted a private opening for paintings by Orr Marshall and Fukiko Oguchi Marshall. Old friends of the couple...

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