Arts & Entertainment

Technicolor Trap

Mysteries and thrillers present interesting challenges for critics. We want to give audiences enough of an idea of the plot to pique their interest...

Lifesaver

When Bob Dylan won the Nobel Prize for literature in 2016, the news was greeted by some with the retort that, if the Swedes...

Take Note

When playwright August Wilson died in 2005, he left behind a body of work that has become a staple of American theater. As much...

Hands On

North Bay songwriter Timothy O’Neil has spent his life steeped in folk music. As a solo artist and as the namesake for his four-man...

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....