The Women Behind the Trees

Laura and James Wasserman's Who Saved the Redwoods? The Unsung Heroines of the 1920s Who Fought for Our Redwood Forests

(June 6, 2019) On Nov. 10, 1924, the Pacific Lumber Co. began secretly logging its timberland near the mouth of the South Fork Eel River. The plan was to cut a right-of-way through...

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Liberation through Cultivation

Feminist Weed Farmer: Growing Mindful Medicine in Your Own Backyard by Madrone Stewart

(December 20, 2018) As the cultivation of cannabis transitions from illegal backwoods growing to a multi-million-dollar industry, some wonder: 1. Can we slow, if not stop, the inevitable corporate takeover of weed? 2....

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Street Poetry

Bob Hager's Brave and True

(November 22, 2018) If not from spotting him around Old Town, you may recognize Bob Hager from his Oct. 26, 2017, Journal cover story "Homeless Survival Guide." Hager is a veteran and he...

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'This is the Land We Dream of, the Land that Belongs to Us Again'

Brando Skyhorse's The Madonnas of Echo Park

(November 8, 2018) This week author Brando Skyhorse visits several locations in Humboldt County for a pair of readings and discussions. Skyhorse's first work, Take this Man: A Memoir, in which he recounts...

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Word Girl

Carlene Meredith Cogliati's To Durchhalten

(July 26, 2018) Amy Dixon, the protagonist of Carlene Meredith Cogliati's To Durchhalten, loves words — their shape on a page and their sound, which she can almost taste on her tongue. She...

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American Prometheus: Carnegie's Captain, Bill Jones

A family memoir by Tom Gage

(July 12, 2018) Why did tycoon Andrew Carnegie keep Bill Jones' portrait in his bedchamber? Gratitude? Because Jones, the engineering genius, made the Carnegie-owned Edgar Thomson Steel Works (ET) the world's most...

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