Articles

Boy Never Bored

Alexandr Beran, Contributor I’ve built up this reputation among my friends for being the guy who knows games and their histories. Because of this, they often ask me to help them remember a game title from their youth, or to point them in the direction of the developer of a cherished game. I’m always more than happy to oblige, but …

Read More »

Obama in Prague

James Tressler Contributor PRAGUE, Czech Republic — This was getting to be a habit. First, there was President Bush in the summer of 2007, then President Obama last April, and now Obama was visiting again. Three presidential visits to Prague, and I just happened to be on hand each time. Of course, during Bush’s visit, I just glimpsed his motorcade …

Read More »

death of a music scene

This month, I do not have an obituary that rises to a level of notoriety worth writing about. I do not write for the dead; I instead write for the dying. You see, it’s not often that one can predict death, and for one in the media to see such a dire omen is a journalistic opportunity that cannot be …

Read More »

Red Dawn (When shit hits the fan)

I ran across a personality test with this question: “You would consider it exciting if the apocalypse happened — true or false?” I weighed the options and had to admit to myself that, aside from all the guts and black stuff and after all the screaming quieted down, post-apocalyptic America would be the perfect place to evaluate one’s cache of …

Read More »

Shows you shoulda went to: Chicken of the sea

I don’t know how the baritone founder of Jurassic 5 and Ozamatli got his name, but no matter what Chali 2 Na goes by hip-hop legend should precede it. It was a little nerve wracking at first, with about six people in the crowd until just before opening act Medusa went on. It’s like there was a sign outside that …

Read More »

Shows you shoulda went to: Hank III: still Gnarbuckle

The Mateel has such a weird vibe. It’s the place where people who don’t see a lot of other people for most of the year go and see people. And shows. It acts as a sort of grange for the So. Hum growers and others from the area down there and gets forgotten by No. Hummers until something they are …

Read More »

Top Stories of 2010

As a new publication, we have to scoop the North Coast Journal and Times-Standard, not to mention The Eye, the McKinleyville Press, the Tri-City Weekly and the gobs and gobs of blogs as much as possible. Therefore, we give you the Top Stories of 2010. Eureka Police Lt. Murl Harpham runs for and wins a Eureka City Council seat with …

Read More »

Saving it for posterity (or a horrible prank)

When you live in the middle of nowhere you don’t get to choose your friends. I certainly didn’t choose Tom, the pimply kid who lived a half-mile away from me with his grandma and the derelict uncle who let him drink beer. He was the only other 13-year-old around. When we weren’t throwing oranges at cars or lighting fires, we …

Read More »

Why NOT to see “AVATAR”

If you haven’t heard about this little movie called “Avatar”, let me break it down for you: A bunch of Earthicans invade a planet to mine a mineral called unobtanium (not kidding), but the locals (10-foot-tall, blue, stupid-looking creatures called the Na’vi) don’t cotton onto that scheme and, led by a traitorous human soldier, decide to fight off the Halliburton-like …

Read More »

Lady GaGa is the Best Musician Alive

CJ Stewart, contributor     The first time I saw Lady Gaga perform on television I just dismissed her as a regular no-talent ass clown. I was wrong. Lady Gaga is effing amazing. Born Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, Lady Gaga started playing piano by ear at age four. That’s fucking rad. When I was four I was mostly just pooping on …

Read More »