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Calendar, Night&Day Exoskeletons


They appear to be more intricate than lace, more fragile than a thread of spider's silk in sunlight, whimsical as the ornaments in music boxes and fancy clocks: Bolinas artist Sha Sha Higby's sculptures are complex and layered, informed…
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Culture, Art BOSF 2011: Gravel and Gold Sells Beautiful, Beguiling Bric-a-Brac

BOSF 2011: Gravel and Gold Sells Beautiful, Beguiling Bric-a-Brac

The 1970s Marin County vibe is strong in Gravel and Gold, which sells handmade and sustainably produced stuff on 21st Street near Valencia. Tributes to the handmade ethos of the counterculture are everywhere — thick pottery, ethnic-print fabrics, and…
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Music, All Shook Down New Devendra Record, Made in Bolinas, Out Soonish

New Devendra Record, Made in Bolinas, Out Soonish

Devendra Banhart was holed up in the bohemian beach town of Bolinas for the summer, making his next record with Paul Butler of Band Of Bees (now just called The Bees).They took up residence in a private home and set…
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Calendar, Night&Day Good Times Roll

Good Times Roll

Today, there’s going to be a raffle, and the winner gets to pick one of two prizes: a “P125 complete” or a “1961 series 2 LI 125 kit.” To most of us those are just a bunch of random numbers…
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Culture, Summer Guide A literary road trip up the Mendonoma coast

A literary road trip up the Mendonoma coast

A half-century ago, beatniks and hippies fatigued by the heaviness of the San Francisco scene began a northward migration toward a quieter life amid the redwoods. Artists and poets like Richard Brautigan, Joanne Kyger, Robert Creeley, and many who are…
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Culture, Summer Guide

If you go:

Smiley's Schooner Saloon & Hotel rooms $84-$94. 41 Wharf (at Brighton), Bolinas, 868-1311, Bolinas Book Exchange 22 Brighton (at Wharf), Bolinas. Whale Watch Inn, rooms $180-$300, 35100 Highway 1 (at Ohlson), Gualala/Anchor Bay, 800-942-5342, Gualala Arts Center 46501…
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Calendar, Night&Day The Outsider In Crowd

The Outsider In Crowd

Whether via MTV's Cribs or that traveling exhibit of cadavers, we know your average human is interested in interiors, and how they fit with exteriors. The artist’s mind has always been a subject of (largely psychological) investigation, and now we…
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Summer Guide, Summer Urban Surfer, Urban One

Urban Surfer, Urban One

This spring I saw a surfer at Ocean Beach tear through waves like he was exacting revenge. He'd bury his rail off the bottom and ambush the lip, which he wouldn't hit so much as vertically displace, launching sheets of…
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Culture, Art Magic Markings

Magic Markings

My first gallery encounter with artist Arthur Okamura came at his one-man painting show two years ago when, unannounced, he began performing a series of his celebrated "pantry" tricks. Over lots of artsy chitchat from a crowd ogling his Bolinas…
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Culture, Stage

"Savage Eye"

Hal Savage's quartet of short one-acts is an homage to noir thrillers. The three very short pieces in the first half -- B Queen, Picture Perfect, and Archie -- deal either with '40s-era Hollywood or the clichés of hard-boiled plots,…
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Music, Home Is Where You Hang

Home Is Where You Hang

At one point in time, being a singer/songwriter was a high-minded calling. Troubadours across the country told of political unrest, the rights of the oppressed, and how the times they were a-changing. Now that the times have a-changed, many contemporary…
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Calendar, Night&Day Projective Verse

Projective Verse

Even on the verge of his 75th birthday, even having won the exalted Bollingen Prize, Robert Creeley shies from the idea of leaving a legacy. "It hasn't been a career in any determined sense," he says from his home in…
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Calendar, Halloween

Night Crawler

Two Fourths Despite the promise of sun on the Fourth of July, a heavy mist clings to the surface of Bolinas Lagoon, curling over the water like a cheap special effect. In real time, the sight is stirring, a picture-perfect…
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Dining, Eat


At Home on the Range Dish got a big telephone raspberry from Niman Schell, the tony meat purveyor, without even being able to ask this innocent question: Do happy animals taste better? "We're not interested in talking to you guys…
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News, Letters


Freedom of Info Not so fast: Don't let nostalgia and misfortune thwart a public service that most class-A libraries around the country are already offering (Bay View, "Runaway InfoExpress," July 19). And offering to people who want data fast, sent…
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News, Letters


Mis-Caste I found your review of Bandit Queen (Film, "Gangbusted," July 5) rather disturbing. In criticizing the fact-based movie about Phoolan Devi, a lower-caste Indian woman turned bandit revolutionary, Paul Reidinger argues that the movie never "comes to grips with…
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News, Feature

Bolinas? Baloney!

Overhead, there is a sound like the sky swinging shut. I look up. It is midmorning in Bolinas, late June, and the fog from the ocean -- rolling in after its thousand-mile run across the curve of the Pacific --…
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