Arts & Entertainment

Make ’em Laugh

Jon S. Baird’s biopic Stan & Ollie has a certain inflationary quality, regarding the appeal of a comedy team in their sunset years. But...

Sole Man

Dominic “the Shoe Surgeon” Ciambrone has never been afraid to step out on his own. Growing up in Santa Rosa, Ciambrone was always building...

Bloc Buster

Every shot is thrilling in Cold War, Polish-born director Pawel Pawlikowski’s follow up to 2013’s Ida. Like Alfonso Cuarón’s Roma, Cold War is an...

Strike a Pose

Guitarists and songwriters Jon Auer and Ken Stringfellow were barely out of high school when they first formed and fronted alternative rock outfit the...

Top Torn Tickets

It’s said that musicals are the bread and butter of community theater, so here’s a list of the North Bay productions I toasted this...

Expressions of Hope

Life inside San Quentin State Prison can be tedious, monotonous and dangerous. Most of all for long-term or lifetime inmates, it can be hopeless....

The Lovers

Consider If Beale Street Could Talk as a Romeo and Juliet story in which white repression is the force keeping true lovers apart.Twenty-two-year-old Fonny,...

Home Again

A familiar sight and sought-after voice in the Bay Area music scene, Elliott Peck has already made her mark singing in rock and roll...

Torn Tickets: Part One

’Tis the time for “Best of” lists, so in the spirit of my illustrious predecessor and with a nod to the substantial differences in...

Play It Back

It was quite a year. After a devastating end to 2017 in neighboring Sonoma and Napa counties, 2018 was a year of healing and...