Arts & Culture

Arts DEVO: Bird is the word

You’d never catch her dead disheveled/ She wore her buttons brassed and beveled/ Air host, Continental … Houston bound That’s how you start an album. Those scene-setting opening lines from the song “Race the Sun,” […]


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Editor’s note: Shelter in crisis

One recent morning, I was on my usual bleary-eyed shuffle through Lower Bidwell Park for the dog’s first constitutional of the day. I nursed my coffee, the good girl did her business, and we looped […]


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Back in season in Nor Cal

Without music festivals, it has been difficult for many Northern Californians to mark the passage of time. As schools let out and the sun heats up this part of the state, fun-seekers are accustomed to […]


News

Anti-imperial brew force

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. has joined the resistance in Ukraine. As part of a worldwide fundraising effort organized by Drinkers for Ukraine, the brewery released RESIST, an “anti-imperial” IPA, and will donate all profits from […]


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Primary primer

Californians have a lot to process in a primary election, especially during a redistricting year. To get Butte County residents ready to make decisions on all the local, state and federal offices on the June […]


Arts & Culture

Arts DEVO: The view from the balcony

The starting point for this column is art, and for 16 years now, I’ve tried to find it wherever I could—most often somewhere in our little corner of Nor Cal—and then share it with readers […]


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Editor’s note: Consequences

In contemporary American politics, the division between winners and losers is extreme. Winner takes all. No compromise. Our government representatives are often solely concerned about the needs and ideals of their supporters, at the expense […]


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Chico’s birthday party

The city of Chico is celebrating its sesquicentennial with a calendar of 150 local activities in 150 days—everything from taking a tour at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. to attending the Chikoko Pod installation at 1078 […]


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Dropping for spring

Lyfecoach – Lyfe Threatening Band PoliticsWord on the street is that you can buy Lyfecoach’s EP Lyfe Threatening Band Politics only at its upcoming release party, and that there will be just 45 copies of […]


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Editor’s note: Bring back the arts

This column is part of the Chico News & Review’s 2022 Arts & Music special issue. This July, I will celebrate my 19th year working for the Chico News & Review. Before transitioning to interim […]


Art

‘Sisko Lives!’

This feature is part of the Chico News & Review’s 2022 Arts & Music special issue. When family and friends of David Sisk put out a call for work created by the Chico artist to […]


Arts & Culture

Arts DEVO: Staging a comeback

This column is part of the Chico News & Review’s 2022 Arts & Music special issue. Over the three-plus decades Arts DEVO has been watching and playing live music in Chico, local venues have come […]


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Butte evac zones

Last month, Sheriff Kory Honea announced the completion of a new evacuation map for Butte County. According to the Butte County Sheriff-Coroner’s Office (BSCO) press release, in fall of 2020, the Sheriff partnered with Cal […]


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Editor’s note: Three notes

The fence Chico City Plaza has been surrounded in chain link since October. The city’s explanation is that it went up to allow for needed repairs followed by the installation and then operation of the […]


Arts & Culture

Arts DEVO: Unpause

Press play … now? Dude, Arts DEVO’s band has a show! It has been more than two years since Viking Skate Country has played out. I am so stoked to be rehearsing. And I finally […]