Drink Local, Stay Gold • Gold River Distillery Sources Close To Home

Greg Baughman points to a copper cylinder that towers high above his head. Through tiny windows in the cylinder, you can see liquids thrashing about and excitedly bubbling. “Something violent but beautiful happens in there,” he says. Baughman is referring to the 160-gallon side-mounted column still that he built himself…

HUMP Film Fest Returns to Sacramento • Sept. 15, 2018

The HUMP Film Fest has been making audiences squirm in their seats for 13 years. Renowned columnist Dan Savage (known for his “Savage Love” column) will bring this adult film showcase back to Sacramento at the Crest Theatre on Saturday, Sept. 15 (1017 K St.) with 21 new films in…

Jive Turkeys

There are dinosaurs amongst us and they are out for blood! I’ve seen them lurking around my hood just waiting for someone to start something. I thought I had chosen a safe place to live, but I’m starting to think that I was wrong. In fact, if you don’t hear…

Cheers to Your Health

It’s been a crazy close to August 2018: Senator John McCain, one of the few judicial voices left in the GOP, succumbed to brain cancer. Paul Manafort was convicted on eight of 18 charges brought against him with another trial on the way; Michael Cohen pled guilty to eight of…

Muppets Gone Bad | The Happytime Murders | Rated R

I was really excited when I first heard about The Happytime Murders. Not only because film noir is my game, or because it was written by Todd Berger (who wrote and directed the hilariously sublime It’s a Disaster), but because it’s a Muppet noir that was directed by first-timer Brian…