Shooting Stars

Are you unsure of what to believe anymore? Has the world got you tied up in knots, unsure of which path to take? Do you wonder what your lucky numbers are or which planet will determine your fate for the next two weeks? If your answer to any of those…

Trailblazer • A Conversation with L.A. Punk Rock Legend, Alice Bag

Alice Bag remembers her very first performance with The Bags—one of the first punk bands to emerge from the Los Angeles area—which she co-founded and fronted. During my recent interview with the legend, she reminisced about how this performance helped define how she would decide to live the rest of…

Welcome Back, Old Friend | Once Upon A Time In Hollywood | Rated R

Seemingly everyone has a favorite Quentin Tarantino movie, as well as a least favorite. This is to say that he’s an oft-polarizing filmmaker. When he’s good, he’s great— easily one of the most influential, masterful and readily identifiable directors of the post-Golden Age era. And when Q.T.’s not so good?…

“They Can’t Stop All of Us”

It was nice taking off writing this column last issue. Taking over Jono’s “The Stream” instead—writing about a new Sacramento-based theater company with an important mission—was refreshing. During my many trips down the MSNBC YouTube rabbit hole, and wincing as I listen to the latest news out of Washington and…

A Tribute to the Sacramentan Surfer

“One of the best aspects of Sacramento is that it is close to the ocean and close to the mountains.” Sacramento’s golden ticket: a gateway to nearly every adventure sport you could ask for. Mountain biking, skiing, snowshoeing, hiking, trail running, climbing, stand-up paddleboarding, kayaking, fishing, rafting … and then…