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Oh yeah. Forgot about that one.

“Orange Rhyming Dictionary” – Jets to Brazil  Or maybe you didn’t. This band fronted by post-punk legend Blake Swarzenbach warmed my teenage melancholy heart in ways that still mystify me. It’s an album that makes the rounds through my iTunes playlist even today. What’s unfair to Blake is that anytime anyone reviews anything about every bit of musical minutiae that …

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Duke does the Boonville Beer Festival

There’s nothing that brings people together like beer. It’s a varied, refreshing beverage that makes that most maladroit, philistine glance the realm of the sophisticate. The Anderson Valley Brewing Company hosted the 14th annual Boonville Beer Festival on May 8. For $40, I got to taste the crafts of up to 85 different breweries from around the country. Being a …

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MOVIES THAT TEACH US WHAT TO DO ABOUT THE HOMELESS PROBLEM

Humboldt County’s chief product, aside from tole painting, is the homeless person. On every corner in every Humboldt city sits (or stands, if they prefer) the wandering poor, pleading for just a little money, food, or mind-altering substance to help them get through another day. Whose heart doesn’t break when such a person is encountered? The homeless and the rest …

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Having a cat doesn’t make me gay

CJ Stewart, Staff Every time I find myself talking about my cat, I soon realize that the person I am talking to automatically thinks I’m gay. What is up with that? Dogs don’t make you gay? They make you tough? Eff that. My cat is awesome and I’m totally straight. I mean at least its a female cat right? Combining …

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Shotgun graffiti

Milo Shumpert Appel, Staff Someone rides in the passenger seat of a lifted pickup truck with a beer in his lap, cigarette between his teeth and a shotgun in his hands. His best friend, in the driver’s seat, tears around each corner on the rural back roads of Humboldt County. And then, around the next corner, stands the thin, metal …

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savage henry guide to naming your band

We here at Savage Henry are what you might call opinionated. And with opinions come generalizations. There are often times that I decide to see a show based solely on the name of the band, and how their flyer is made. When coming up with the name for your band, keep in mind it’s the first impression that anyone will …

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Madame Specifica’s Monthly Predictions #2

 Aries    March 20 – April 20 That haircut you get mid-month is a bad idea. Not pointing-and-laughing bad, but “aaaw, you got a bad haircut” bad. The gel isn’t going to help either. Think do-rag.  Taurus   April 20 – May 21 Your partner develops night terrors this month and after a few days of being awoken from a …

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Gnarzipan… a burly confection

The British have had more time to separate themselves by class than the Americans have. You can tell a tracksuit-wearing, corner-pub drinker from a banker blindfolded just by listening to them talk. Here, where your professors tell you to “chill, bro,” it’s not as black and white. If you stay away from the word ain’t and breathe through your nose, …

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The Shoechuckers: Hippies or Mexicans: Deportation Roulette

Choada Salinas, Columnist Look at it this way. Imagine if every stinky dreadlocked dork in Guatemalan pants were to start getting pulled over and accosted on the suspicion of being a loser. Hold on, that’s wrong — it assumes they’re in cars. Let’s say stopped on the street. Yeah, that’s better. Can you see it now? You know that kid …

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