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Halloween is for Lovers

Costume Ideas for Two There’s only one thing as bad as getting religious literature on Halloween while Trick or Treating: a half-assed Halloween costume. With various gatherings and parties to attend, costumes are obligatory. Even more daunting than simply dressing up, this year you…(lip-biting)… aren’t solo. You and your significant…

Make That A Triple!

Torstein Horgmo has pushed the envelope On Saturday, June 5, in the dead of summer on a glacier in Norway, 23-year-old professional snowboarder Torstein Horgmo changed the sport forever when he landed the first-ever triple cork caught on film. That’s three off-axis rotations, or diagonal flips, if you will, completed…

Academic Airwaves: KDVS

KDVS: Free Form Radio In less than seven hours, KDVS has scheduled radio programming that covers the ground of bile-worthy local bands, news, Sounds of Africa, radio theater, Aggie (sports) talk, psych, punk, garage and experimental music. And that’s just Tuesday. Yet, the long-standing local college station does much more…

No Ferrari for Felipe

Felipe Esparza tickles the charity bone Words by Adam Saake Most of the time you get 20 minutes. Maybe. Celebrities are busy people with complicated agendas that their publicists keep moving like a well-oiled machine. This was not the case with this past season’s winner of Last Comic Standing, Felipe…

Dual Dexterity

Local professional wakeboarder Shelby Kantar has talent and smarts Twenty-four-year-old professional wakeboarder and West Sacramento native Shelby Kantar has led a bit of a double life the past few years. Arguably one of the top female riders out there, Kantar has traveled to compete in contests all around the world….

Behind the Curve

W. Kamau Bell on America’s Racial Tourette’s Words by Vincent Girimonte W. Kamau Bell reassures me in our conversation last week that yes, I read the fine print correctly: if you bring a person of a different race to his show, The W. Kamau Bell Curve: Ending Racism in About…

Imbibe in Style

Midtown Cocktail Week will raise your drink awareness Words & Photos Anthony Giannotti What is your favorite alcohol? Whiskey? Vodka? Tequila? How do you like to drink said favorite libation? Sip it? Shoot it? Mix it? Well no matter what your drink of choice is or how you prefer to…

American Airwaves

This American Life‘s Ira Glass in Real Time If National Public Radio had a rock star, it would probably be Ira Glass. Sure, the mild-mannered, bespectacled 51-year-old may not have the same physical mystique as your run of the mill pop icon, but this is radio we’re talking after all….

I Want Candy

Amy Cluck Paints Sacramento Pink Words by Liz Franco Who’s pink, hip, local and sews a mean pillow? Amy Cluck from Peptogirl Industries, that’s who. Amy has been involved with the Sacramento indie scene for several years and doesn’t let the economy—which cost her her job—get in the way of…