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Taco Tour


Everything is tacos. Have I ever had a life without tacos? What was my first taco like? Will I ever not have a taco again?

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Tales from the Turntable


Do they ever elaborate, like “Please play something I can dance to—I only do Irish Step Dance…”?

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The Mondegreens


What’s that old saying about how “you’ve don’t know what you’ve got til’ it’s gone…” It seems that just as Chico band The Mondegreens are getting some traction in the local music scene and gaining fans, they’re hitting the dusty trail

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The Art of Matt Loomis

Old Man Gloom

There’s something about his art that I find deeply appealing; there’s a sort of heaviness to it, a strange harmony between beautiful and menacing

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Purple Rain


As compared to our Led Zeppelin IV tribute in Sept, this show will have quite a bit more mixed media; Videos, dances… We’re trying to make it feel more like a show start to finish. The music will be great, but we also want people to forget that they are in the BMU Auditorium in […]

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Doin’ It: Chico Sex Confessions


Let’s play Truth without the Dare, Never Have I Ever but without the Never. We asked around Chico for your craziest, funniest, most awkward sex stories, and in proper drunken slumber party fashion, you told us things you probably never should’ve.

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Hunting Cats


Dreams are receding from my memory, fast, into the blackness, pulled away the way waves are. Can’t make sense of them. There are just snippets, flashes: fur…claws…a sense of dread. I rise and begin gearing up.

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To Be Young and Homeless


If we ever want to break this cycle, break this chain of poverty and desocialization that passes down the generations, leading to so many other problems that affect our culture and drain our resources… this is the best chance.

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The She Things: F**K You For Jesus!!!


Come revel in the babeliness that is The She Things.

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I Love You Honeybear Suit: An Imaginary Interview with Father John Misty


This week the focal point of our issue is the upcoming Father John Misty show happening on Sunday, January 18 at the El Rey Theater in Chico. Synthesis had an interview scheduled with Josh Tillman, the man behind the Father John Misty curtain, but at the last minute (the very, very, last minute), the interview […]

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No Cissy Questions: A He Said/He Said Conversation about Transgenderism


No matter how much society wants to tell you you’re your genitals, you’re not your genitals. But you aren’t a bird.

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Kyle Forrest Burns – Views of the Lost


In this age of mass production and strip malls, the stark realism of Kyle Burns’ photography is a breath of fresh air. A heady current of melancholy and wistfulness runs through each image, with the embrace of decay and the promise of the passing of time. Originally from Magalia, California, Burns spent time in Fort […]

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The Future: Revealed!


Behold! The veil is lifted! The path you walk upon—revealed! The future—nude!

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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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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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