A Season of Homicides: The Murder of Marc Thompson

15 minutes into the conversation, he told L.T. that there was a dead body in the car. That didn’t sit well with L.T. and felt insensitive; it was as if “Marc was a suspect in his own murder.”

A Shapeless Thief

In bits and pieces over many years, my mother has described to me this earth, the one she inhabits, expansively elaborating on the theme of plates and colonies, as well as the Assay, a natural force that continually sorts us according to where we belong.

Ten Years of Found Footage

The Found Footage Festival is one of those shows that, after attending, you’ll undoubtedly try (and probably fail) to accurately describe to your friends

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Acting Out

I still struggle with the same questions that arose for me during that time—how can we make direct action more than an expression of upset? How can we best accomplish our ultimate goals?

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What Idiot Called it ‘Staying Awake’ Instead of ‘Resisting a Rest’

We stood a few feet apart, under the grim pallor of the gas station fluorescents, the dark wall of the Grapevine looming behind us. I tried to hand him the wad of money again. “I’m telling you man, you guys picked the wrong weekend to play Los Angeles. You’re gonna be sorry if you go down there!”

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Contemplating the Classics: Doom 3

Apropos of absolutely nothing, I’ve been thinking about Doom 3.

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If We Can Make it Through December…

The only good thing about this time of year is fashion sense and eggnog

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A Season of Homicides: The Murder of Marc Thompson

15 minutes into the conversation, he told L.T. that there was a dead body in the car. That didn’t sit well with L.T. and felt insensitive; it was as if “Marc was a suspect in his own murder.”

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Supertime

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This Week in Entertainment – December 15th-21st, 2014

15th | Monday GRUB Cooperative: Winter Solstice Celebration, Dena & Adam Moes, Destiny Love, Fire Dancers. 6:45pm – 8:45pm. Organic treats for sale. Families welcome. $7-$14 16th | Tuesday City Plaza: Chanuka Celebration & Menorah Lighting/ music, crafts for kids, holiday treats. 6pm-7:30pm, free LaSalles: Happy Hour + Live Music with Bull Moose Party, Benchmaster […]

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Were Chico’s two anti-racism protests ‘separate but equal?’

“She’s got the ultimate power,” Jaquan said.

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Horoscopes for December 15th, 2014

Horoscopes for December 15th, 2014

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Necessaries

At first, I thought the “basic necessities” of Copiosis were a little goofy, and not just because of the redundancy. As far as I was concerned, food was the only universal necessity on the list

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California Honeydrops at Lost On Main

by Joey Haney The  California Honeydrops brought their brand of feel-good party-blues to Lost on Main Street last Friday. They are kicking off a North American tour, and Chico was lucky enough to be their second stop.  Word had been spreading for weeks that they were coming to town, and by Friday night a line […]

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The Ghost of Christmas Past

It wasn’t just the fact that they put up trees and lights and wrapped presents, it was the fact that they changed the way they behaved toward us, played a big game of pretend and indulged our innocence

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Winter is Coming!

Congratulations, guys. Despite all your best efforts of boozing and other activities driven by depression, you’ve made it to another installment of pine-scented anxiety season

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A Shapeless Thief

In bits and pieces over many years, my mother has described to me this earth, the one she inhabits, expansively elaborating on the theme of plates and colonies, as well as the Assay, a natural force that continually sorts us according to where we belong.

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Dragon Age: Inquisition

Reviewing Inquisition has proven to be difficult; not because it is so complex a work, but rather because it is so damned large.

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Wanderers and Wolves: Down in the Water

The title track crashes in with all the noise, splashing cymbals and hard drums against a wall of bass and guitar, then opens up space for greasy vocals to slide in, talking about panties and stuff

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Best Bets – December 8th-14th

Are you a child of the ‘80s with a penchant for VHS and hilarity? Wondering about “the angriest man in the world”? This show WILL sell out, so don’t miss the (10th anniversary) Found Footage Festival at the Pageant! 7:30pm, 18+, $10. Presale tickets available at pageantchico.com

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This Week in Entertainment – December 8th-14th

Blue Room: A Christmas Carol, 7:30pm, all ages. Followed by The Bare Bones Theatre Project Presents “Season’s Greetings” by David Sedaris, 10:30pm-midnight, 18+, $10

Faster Than the Speed of Reason

I find myself consistently dismayed when outside observers lump all the residents of Ferguson together

The Cost of Convenience

We’re in the midst of the seasonal sales storm, and there are innumerable Sirens of Convenience

Sitting With Fear At the Movies

“Whatever you say, Howl,” the fuzziness replied.

The State of the Commons, Part Three

Copyright is dead.

Horoscopes for December 8, 2014

Horoscopes for December 8, 2014

Dreadlocks, Entertainment

My hair is longer than it has ever been before, and I’ve been considering going rasta and trying dreadlocks again

Judgement Day

I instinctively follow the bulk of the group as they turn left down the hall, trusting that they know where they’re going and are here for the same reason as I am—jury duty

Far Cry 4

The series maintains a familiar structure, similar to and likely based on Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness. All follow the journey of someone from the first world moving suddenly to the darkest and most unstable parts of the world

White People Problems

…there is one place in this country—indeed in this (supposedly progressive) city—that is—even in this day and age—pretty much exclusively for white people. And I’m not talking about the City Council

Best Bets – 12/1/14-12/7/14

Tuesday, December 2nd COSMONAUTS, THE SHE THINGS, THE CHROME (BEN TIETZ) DUFFY’S TAVERN Kick off this holiday season in the […]

This Week Only – 12/1/14-12/7/14

Stansbury Home: Victorian Christmas, Santa, Horse-drawn carriage rides, entertainment, hot cider and cookies. 6pm-9pm, advance tickets are $5/adults, $1 kids, door prices go up $1

Wine, Thrifting, and Failing to Attain Zen

Working the Things I Cannot Change into my Spiritual Journey, an Unlikely Thrift Store Haul, and Concocting a Poor-Man’s Speedball

December Art Report

The structures depicted pulsate with an energy barely contained by delicate, but sharply etched lines.

PSA: Socially Transmitted Craft Matter

We’re slap in the middle of the holiday season—which means an uptick in shopping, parties… and glitter.