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What will they think of next? We know …

At this point, nearly everyone in the world is hip to the whole energy drink/B vitamin/ caffeine craze that is destroying our planet. I bet there are pygmies from the depths of the Amazonian jungle who have a favorite flavor of Rockstar. And now there are products like gum, lip balm and jelly beans coated in B vitamins and caffeine, …

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The Shoechucker: You’re like school on a Saturday

Choada Salinas, Contributor You’re bored. You think the teacher is stupid. You’re wishing your phone had a stronger vibrate — just to make things more interesting. You keep getting text messages. You can’t help yourself. you try to hide it under your desk. you think the teacher won’t notice. “omg school sucks lol” Yeah, school does suck. And it’s your …

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Arcade Fire ~ The Suburb

Arcade Fire is what you might consider a “rated” band. While most albums and bands are either overrated or underrated, Arcade Fire manages to consistently be rated correctly. Most critics swoon over the band, heaping on praise. This is appropriate, as Arcade Fire has invariably released some of the most powerful and innovative music of the decade. “The Suburbs”, released …

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From the vault: Ryan Adams Heartbreaker

Have you ever felt so righteously depressed that you thought you’d never want to feel happy again? Has it ever felt cool to be so down that you’re more than ready to tell your caring friends to “fuck off” when they try to cheer you up? Or perhaps your sense of middle-class guilt has tempted you to lie about your …

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Ben’s Ten: Volume IV: Songs About Education

With the school year just beginning, it seemed appropriate to take a look at some rock and roll songs that cover the subjects of education, teachers, teen angst and rebellion. Not surprisingly, most rock songs featuring lyrics about school discuss topics of sexuality, drug use and frustration — not so much good grades, positive studying habits and perfect attendance. Songs …

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Done with Fighting

Look — I don’t fight anymore. Maybe I realized I’m puny and that broke the crazy streak in me. Maybe I just matured and mellowed. I’m quite tame now, I assure you. Big dude, I’m sorry I bit your finger when you pointed at me. I truly regret it. But maybe now you have a cool story to tell. Something …

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Places in Arcata that need a bar

Some may Say that four bars in Arcata is enough. those people suck, unless they’re 12-stepping, and then that’s just sad. Third floor of HSU library Nothing makes a government records depository fun like a round of daiquiris! Bored with the microfiche room? Make yourself a Caucasian. Not only will the third-floor lounge and bar make for a more fruitful …

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The Absinthe Minded Professor’s Guide to New Drinks

Marshall Boyett, mixologist  Editor’s note: If you read Savage Henry, you’re probably pretty hip. So when we sought to provide you a hip (and paid-for) syndicated column, we decided that the Absinthe Minded Professor’s Guide to New Drinks was the one. So sit back and soak up, then try to stump your local bartender with these concoctions. Strawberry Shortcake Three …

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Welcome back, Welcome back, Welcome back…

Every time August rolls around, the line at the Co-op is elongated with fresh-faced youngsters ready to take on the world and go vegan for a year. The town gets a little more attractive and the bars get a little more vomity. The newbies come, take classes, get inspired to press social activism, pass out in gutters, work for Food …

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Oaxacan Barbecue

Milo Scumpert-Appel, contributor There are a lot of interesting people in Oaxaca. I’ve met architects, old-school B-Boys … the Italian photographer introducing his exhibit of photos of migrant workers scarred and maimed while riding the rails in search of a better life up north. There are the expatriate hip-hop artists, the countless men and women who can salsa like it’s …

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