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Habit Forming

There was a time when Hand Habits was reserved for the bedroom. That’s where guitarist and songwriter Meg Duffy would craft melodic homespun folk...

Time and Punishment

Russian novelist Fyodor Dostoevsky—who poured his blood, sweat and tears into the pages of Crime and Punishment—would feel at home in John Beck’s splendid,...

Spring Screens

With March well under way and spring around the corner, the clouds are starting to clear in the North Bay, meaning the stars are...

San Anselmo’s Fire

I grew up in Sebastopol, and until recently barely had a sense of where San Anselmo was, much less what it had to offer....

Telling Tubbies

Wine country tourism has “relaxing” in its mission statement, and the latest addition to the leave-your-troubles-behind premise is apparently a bathtub. But unlike the...

Family Jewels

Sprouting up like mushrooms after rain, frozen yogurt shops seem to have taken over every shopping mall nook and retail strip cranny in 21st-century...

Rhythm Rustler

“My older brother was the only white kid in an all-Filipino gang in Vallejo,” says Kevin Russell, in one of the most unexpected openings...

Early Bloomers

“Totally fucked.”That, dear readers, sums up the teen angst expressed via song in Spring Awakening, Marin Musical Theatre Company’s latest offering. It runs at...

Dirty Business

Two contracting companies that cleared fire debris in the North Bay last year have been defrauding the federal government on contracts across the country...

Biting Back

Wouldn’t you know it but we’re in the midst of National Invasive Species Awareness Week (Feb. 23 to March 5), and Farm Burger in...