Tag Archives: #04

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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Restaurant Review: Alice’s Steak and Sushi

When Blue Lake Casino opened, they must not have foreseen the amount of damage that one group of friends could do to a buffet — not just any buffet, but the Friday night all-you-can- eat seafood buffet For some reason, we had dubbed it “FuDuckDu” and, like clockwork, a dozen of us would storm in with a phone book’s worth …

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Madame Specifica’s Monthly Predictions #04

 Aries  March 20 – April 20  You are attending a wedding, and you know what that means: a trip to Ross. Don’t worry if you are embarrassed to see people you know at the mall. You have caught them there, too.  Taurus April 20 – May 21 You will be faced with an important gift to give this month. Instead of thoughtful, …

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why not to see “inception”

There are movies that make you think, and movies that think for you. “The Dark Knight” director Christopher Nolan’s hotly anticipated “Inception” belongs to the former category and thus should be avoided. Life is complicated enough without having to use your mind at all during the viewing of a motion picture. Here are two ways in which “Inception” will confuse …

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If Eazy Did It

 With Special Contributor Marshall Boyett It was a sad day in March of 1995 — one of West Coast gangster rap’s pioneers died. eazy-e started with nWA and then split to go solo, but died too young and never got a chance to move on to that next level, like his former homeboy ice Cube. But what if he hadn’t …

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HUMBOLDT-BASED PHOBIAS their secret origins

  Arkleyphobia You are inflicted with a toe-curling fear of Coastal Commission mixers, single malt scotch and Tea Party politics. Also characterized by a marked aversion to centers for the performing arts and beer pong tournaments played aboard Gulf Stream jets. The thought of fishing for salmon at elite Alaska resorts makes you tremble. You are forced to take Xanax …

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AMEN my quest for spiritual seniority

Ever since I was a kid, I wanted to be able to marry people, but I remember being told that the only people that could do so were ministers and boat captains. I wasn’t about to spend time in a seminary or learn to pilot a boat, so my childhood aspiration has been left unmet until now. Thanks to the …

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Are you reading this? Uhh Yeah Dude: Seth and Jonathan’s moms can’t be wrong

“They’re so Raven, his daughters,” Seth Romatelli said of Kobe Bryant’s daughters’ sparkly dresses as he watched the post- game award ceremonies June 17 when the Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Boston Celtics to win the 2010 NBA champion- ship. Romatelli is one of two hosts of the pod- cast “Uhh Yeah Dude” In a phone interview with Savage Henry …

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The Shoechucker We are all Oscar Grant

Choada Salinas, staff Let’s start here, just in case you don’t know what happened. Frankly, if that’s really true, then you are either a complete moron or you live under a rock or, considering this is Humboldt, both of those things multiplied by being too stoned to think. Two hours into 2009, Oscar Grant was in a fight at the …

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