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Real Monsters

In the past month, North Bay stages have been occupied by vampires, ghosts, a Thing and Transylvanian transvestites. The Novato Community Playhouse now finds...

Lake’s Latest

Weed the People is director Abby Epstein and executive producer Ricki Lake’s timely and compelling documentary about using cannabis oil as an alternative medicine...

Cry Folk

It’s been a busy past couple of years for Richard Shindell. In 2017, he released his 10th full-length solo album, Careless. Then he reunited...

Word Crimes

God bless all the actors who aren’t there because of their looks. The literally catty tragicomedy Can You Ever Forgive Me? commences nicely with...

Awakened in Art

Like surrealism, the political-art movement opposing totalitarianism in the aftermath of the horrors of WWI, the power of art and dreaming in these turbulent...

Mike the Knife

Slasher films never seemed particularly frightening, even in their heyday, circa 1975–85, which David Gordon Green’s Halloween tries to commemorate.Like flaunting the silly Satanic...

The Mutation of the Mother Hips

­­Located on the outermost edge of civilization, a world and millennia away from Mesopotamia, California has never stopped evolving. While humanity has trudged ever...

Dark Journey

What was he doing, the great god Pan, / Down in the reeds by the river? / Spreading ruin and scattering ban . ....

A Cool Buzz

Tokey was sitting by the phone one morning, waiting for the call that never came. The Obama-era Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro...

Bearing Witness

Giuseppe Dezza’s on a job site in Inverness taking a break from his carpentry work to talk about his photography show now on exhibit...