Interview with J Sun of Deep Groove Society

Interview with J Sun of Deep Groove Society

Interview with J Sun of Deep Groove Society   Interview by Jeri Vergil and Kiana Vigil-Gibbs  Photography by Jesse Rather Back in the day, Arcata had a club called Brew n’ Beats on the plaza. It was live. Anyone of that era remembers how their hearts dropped when they first saw the mural (by the pool tables) had been painted over. From Cafe Tomo to Jambalaya, Hefe’s to Siren’s Song Tavern, we love to dance…

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Larrupin’ Welcomes You In

Larrupin’  Welcomes You In

Larrupin’ Welcomes You In Photos and Story by Bob Doran Larrupin’ welcomes you in. The place has a cozy, down-home feel. Part of it is the ambience of the place, warm colors everywhere, chic but funky, elegant but homey, good smells and good food emerging from the kitchen. Officially it’s The Larrupin’ Cafe, but it’s just Larrupin’ in Humboldt. Dixie Gorrel, the grande dame, founder, owner and the soul of the place, would explain it’s…

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Mendocino Art Center: The Heart of Art

Mendocino Art Center:  The Heart of Art

Mendocino Art Center: The Heart of Art Written by Nathan Butler | Photo Contribution by the Mendocino Art Center   John F. Kennedy once said “if art is to nourish the roots of our culture, society must set the artist free to follow his vision wherever it takes him.” As a society how do we go about setting our artists free? Where are some of the places that vision takes them? The Mendocino Art Center…

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Mountain Biker’s Paradise

Mountain Biker’s Paradise

  Mountain Biker’s Paradise by Vanessa Laird Are you looking for an epic adventure for you and your mountain bike this summer? Erupting out of the Lost Coast, the Kings Range mountains provide a slice of single-track paradise. The insurmountable beauty of the area combined with masterfully designed trails specifically for mountain biking create a spectacular chemistry. Paradise Royale is a 14 mile single-track loop situated near the 2,850 feet high Queens Peak. The trail incorporates…

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A Healthy Obsession: A Floating B&B

A Healthy Obsession: A Floating B&B

A Healthy Obsession By Benjamin Fordham   Whether it’s cruising around on a placid bay or braving the open ocean, sailing can be a wonderfully revelatory experience. With summer bathing us in golden light from above (wear sunscreen), there is no better time than now to enjoy our local waters in the S/V Obsession, Doby and Kim Class’ 38-foot Catalina sloop. The couple offers tours on their boat through their company, First Class Sailing Humboldt….

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Emerald Review: Lucy

Emerald Review: Lucy

Lucy Lucy. Action/SciFi (rated R, 89 min). Starring Scarlett Johansson, Morgan Freeman, Min-sik Choi, Amr Waked. Directed by Luc Besson. Showing in Mill Creek Cinema (McKinleyville), Broadway Cinema 8 (Eureka) and Fortuna 6 Theaters (Fortuna).     Astute philosopher Bill Hicks once predicted that the next kind of human evolution would be that of the mind. And like Mr. Hicks, the screenwriter of Lucy has decided the catalyst for this next small step will be…

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Emerald Review: Maleficent

Emerald Review: Maleficent

Maleficent : Toil, Trouble, and Awesome Animation   Maleficent. Family/Fantasy (rated PG, 97 min). Starring Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Sharlto Copely. Directed by Robert Stromberg. Showing in both standard and 3D formats in Mill Creek Cinema (McKinleyville), Broadway Cinema 8 (Eureka), and Fortuna 6 Theaters (Fortuna).     There are always gaps in the stories we are told as children. Clearly we weren’t given all the information about Sleeping Beauty. For one thing, this story…

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