Furlough Fridays: Divided… But Inseperable

Divided is a representation of Furlough Fridays’ formative years, 2011 – 2013. The second track is the very first song we ever learned and played

Heart On Fire: The Murder Of Marc Thompson

May your family and those who loved you find peace and justice.

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Rain Supreme

Once, as an 18-year-old wayfarer, I spent an incredibly intense three days alone in the redwoods, falling apart, crying my eyes out as a coastal rain storm rushed through the needled boughs above me.

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Godspeed You Lunatic Hillbilly

What the heck is going on with Harley Quinn? Or more specifically I guess I should ask, what the heck is going on with the series creators and contributors?

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Standards, Ambitions, Definitions

Are games art? Are games good? Are games even games? As you might guess, this article’s going to be rather contemplative, philosophical, even, so please put on your critical judgment hats and smoking jackets.

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Howl, An Introduction

The room was pitch dark—indeed, the sun had never in its millennia of light-giving managed to reach down here, except perhaps in another age

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Furlough Fridays: Divided… But Inseperable

Divided is a representation of Furlough Fridays’ formative years, 2011 – 2013. The second track is the very first song we ever learned and played

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Best Bets 9/29/14-10/5/14

Wednesday, October 1st SOCIAL DISTORTION SENATOR THEATRE This show kind of advertises itself. Are you telling me you DON’T want to swing your butt around shamelessly to “Story Of My Life”? Sweet, loud, raw, joyful tunes from tattooed hunk Mike Ness and his latest lineup of slick-haired rockers, forever putting wannabes like Alkaline Trio shame. […]

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New & Exciting Events 9/29/14-10/5/14

29 Monday El Rey: Aaron Carter. $15 adv., $18 door, 7:30pm Sierra Nevada Big Room: Hot Buttered Rum. $22, 7:30pm   30 Tuesday  Madison Bear Garden: Open Jam ft. opening set by Chris Schadt Band. Free, 9pm-1:30am LaSalles: Dead Horse Trauma, I-Exist, Smak City, Gun Metal Gray, Into The Awakening. $5, 8pm   1 Wednesday  […]

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Serial Flip-Floppers, Hypocrites, And Waiting For The Rain

Sometimes the conspiratorial part of my mind tells me they meant to lose those last two elections.

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Food And Math Are Both Nourishing

Thinking about food as a cost-per-meal calculation can help reign in spending.

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Heart On Fire: The Murder Of Marc Thompson

May your family and those who loved you find peace and justice.

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Furlough Fridays – Divided

The obvious star here is the female lead vocalist Minnie Mental: She’s a girl, she’s got great pipes, and she’s not afraid to sing with some grit.

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Robin Bacior with Nyx, Ave Grave, and Chris Keene

Although I’m a longtime resident of Chico, this was to be my first Robin Bacior show, and she certainly didn’t disappoint.

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Supertime

Art by Logan Kruidenier logankruidenier.tumblr.com

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Horoscopes 9/29/14-10/5/14

Aries You are the balance in this period of seeking out harmony. Relationships are your number one priority. You are seeking the meaning of justice and fairness more than usual. At the same time Mars moving through your ninth house makes you long for some sort of adventure. Venus moves into your seventh house on […]

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Local Politics

I went to see Heidi Hall and Doug LaMalfa, who are running for the House of Reprehensibles, and I accidentally hit the jackpot.

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The Old Diarrhea Ruse

He’s pensive for a minute, then looks at me with some alarm. “Ruh roh,” he says, “I maybe shouldn’t have downed that whole bottle of probiotics.” He scoots off to the bathroom in a comical penguin walk.

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Lisa Frank > Anne Frank

This week, in honor of the autumn leaf I saw, I’m recounting some of my favorite graphic novels and collected works to read in preparation of the cooler months ahead.

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Shadowgate (2014)

2014 has seen Shadowgate return with modern graphics, expanded setting, polished storyline, and loads more puzzles.

Mortified

What makes Mortified work is not just the specific story arcs, it’s the natural cadence of teenage drama—over inflated expectations and the quick rebound from despair to rage to the same inflated expectations—unfolding in big leaps of time.

Wrestling With Reality

The spectacle! The showmanship! The drama! It’s like a live movie—except for we only get one take.” “So more like a play, then?” I suggest.

Best Bets – September 22, 2014

Are you tired of all your things, but you don’t want to set them on fire? Do you covet the posessions of others, but are afraid to steal them? Good news!

New And Exciting Events – Sept. 22, 2014

23 Tuesday  The Bear: Big Train followed by Open Jam night, 9pm-1:30am 24 Wednesday  1078 Gallery: Chemical Burn: Deep Sea […]

Blind Dog and Boxer Shorts

These Days the Internet is my Portal From Country Living to Life in the Big City, Praying Mantises are Determined to Live Inside, and Bill the Dog Has Gone Blind.

Hope for Kids with Challenges – The Rose Scott School

  Among other things, I’ve long been naïve about the social safety-net for people with physical or emotional/social disabilities and […]

Ben Cummings – Foxhole

Ben Cummings is comedically self-obsessed, but I don’t mean to categorize his music that way. This single (plus two) is as selfless and timeless as any singer-songwriter can hope to concoct.

Supertime

Supertime by Logan Kruidenier

Horoscopes – September 22, 2014

Aries At 7:29pm PDT, the sun moves into your seventh house and the game changes from service to partnership. Mars […]

Two Years

What would this grief have been like, say, two hundred years ago? I would have no photographs of Janice and, unless we were well-to-do, no images of her at all. Would that be better?