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A Quiet Place

When the guy from “The Office” makes a horror movie. What makes a scary horror film is sound production. A jump scare doesn’t make you jump unless there’s a loud “DUN” at the right moment, but it has to be

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“The Tenth Muse” moves audience to tears

Now playing at the North Coast Repertory Theatre, “The Tenth Muse” deals with issues of women’s rights, religion, racism, caste systems and the destruction of art. “This is a very different type of show,” actor Heather Roche-Waldo said. “It really

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“Loaded” is packed with a kick

Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz breaks down the Second Amendment and white supremacy in her new book “Loaded: A Disarming History of the Second Amendment.” Dunbar-Ortiz spoke at Humboldt State’s Van Duzer Theatre on March 20 about her recent book “Loaded,” which explores

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“Thoroughbreds” is a richly dark comedy

People are terrible and horses will take over the world. “Thoroughbreds” is the debut film of writer and director Cory Finley. It is about two rich girls plotting their stepfather’s murder, but there’s more to it. It’s less a murder

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Queso is king in Loleta

Nobody is re-imagining one of America’s classic foods as deliciously as the Queso Kings. Now and then, life gets hard. Our jobs, our studies, hell, even our passions can wear us out. When it comes to getting away from it

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“A Wrinkle in Time” is passable

Just because a director makes a small, successful movie, doesn’t mean Disney should give them over a hundred million dollars to make another one. Take Ava DuVernay, director of “Selma” and “13th,” for example. The initial success doesn’t guarantee similar

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Charlotte’s Web wins hearts

Chances are you know about Charlotte’s Web, a bestselling children’s novel. Now that we are grown up, we can return to the days of being read to and tap into the inspiration of animals, language and the importance of community.

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Dog Expo has its day

Longtime dog owners in the community showed off their pooches to raise money for spay and neutering funds on March 4 at the Redwood Acres. The 31st annual fundraiser was organized by the Humboldt Dog Obedience Group, also known as

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Rockin’ philanthropic

Delta Phi Epsilon Male Beauty Pageant. From silly to serious, pageant contestants brought their finest swimsuits, talents and rock and roll air guitars to the Delta Phi Epsilon male beauty pageant on Feb. 24. The annual Deepher Dude pageant raised

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Black Panther pounces on box office expectations

The anticipation for this movie has been building since Marvel made its initial announcement. With everything being promoted – the soundtrack, the trailer and the cast – the hype surrounding Black Panther was at stake. The opening weekend finally arrives

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18th annual International Education Week

The 18th annual commencement of International Education Week at Humboldt State occurred last week from Feb. 5 through Feb. 9. The commencement began with an annual flag ceremony procession that snaked its way from the Feuerwerker House, up around the

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Student bands rock The Jam

Downtown Arcata music venue The Jam was filled with energy and excitement on Feb. 1. Two bands, Dimboi and NASA, both made up of Humboldt State students, performed at a free show for the community. Local residents and students crammed

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Restaurant review: The Burger Joint

One of Arcata’s latest restaurants launched their soft opening on Feb. 1: The Burger Joint. Owners Halleh Paymard and Will Hauser have a good thing going. The marquee above the front entrance grabs your attention. Once you’re hooked, you can’t

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Movie review: The Post

The Post is a well-made film. The film is set in the early 1970s and details the leak of the Pentagon Papers. These classified documents revealed 20 years of the U.S. government’s involvement in Vietnam’s government. In addition, the documents

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Food review: Kebab Cafe

By Bryan Donoghue To me, there’s nothing compared to a greeting full of warmth. Whether it be the humid sun of the Mediterranean or the staff of Kebab Cafe, genuine warmth is the type of feeling that makes someone feel

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“13 Reasons Why” review

By Liam Olson The first two episodes of “13 Reasons Why”, “Tape 1, Sides A and B” are a strong and well done start to the story of high schooler Hannah Baker. What makes this show so great is the

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