Arts & Culture

Bonfire’s safe, and popular, storytelling space

Acie “Twitch” Schiff is no shrinking violet, nor is she a stranger to the stage. As a seasoned actor, writer, punk musician, concert promoter and out-and-proud trans person, she is usually unfazed by self-expression, or […]


Arts & Culture

Family style

Unless a patron with the name happens to stop by, you won’t find anyone named Maria at Tres Maria’s. But, when the doors are open, you will be warmly greeted by co-owner Sonia Montes, who […]


Arts & Culture

Strengthening the signal

What is Art?—a weekly event held Thursday nights at Idea Fab Labs (IFL) Chico—is a far cry from your typical coffee shop or bar open mic. The stage on which it is held occupies one […]


News

More than just a roof

Kerry Chancholo is grateful for his job, his sobriety, a safe place to call home and—most of all, he professes—people he can trust. While most people might take these things for granted, they were basic […]


Arts & Culture

Burger surprise

There is an interesting phenomena known as “multiple discovery,” which describes how different peoples—though separated by oceans, continents and thousands of miles—tend to stumble upon the same, groundbreaking advancements independently of one another: things like […]


Arts & Culture

Roots music

On Sept. 22, Sanjay Dev celebrated 30 years of programming his world-renown reggae show, “Devastation Sounds,” on KZFR, 90.1 FM. After three decades on the air, he’d planned for 2023 to be his last year. […]


Arts & Culture

Spooky, sexy, spectacular

This story is part of the CN&R Fall Arts special issue. In decades past, Halloween had a more fleeting presence in America, appearing for one exciting moment before vanishing just as quickly … like a […]


Arts & Culture

Our neighbor Jonathan

If you happen to run into Jonathan Richman while grabbing a cup of coffee or walking the streets of Chico—and the odds of that happening, in certain parts of town, are pretty good—just be cool. […]


Arts & Culture

Over the moon

The hamsa—an open hand with an eye on the palm—is regarded as a powerful symbol in many Middle Eastern cultures, representing good fortune and positive energy. It’s also known for its protective qualities, and is […]


Arts & Culture

Book ’em, Chico!

This feature is part of the CN&R’s Live Music Guide special issue. Check out the CN&R’s Arts & Culture calendar online at chico.newsreview.com/calendar It takes a village to build a music scene. Venues, performers and […]


Arts & Culture

Cheese toast time machine

Every time I pass through Yuba City on Highway 99, I am struck by two sights that never fail to excite and bewilder me. The first is the wild chickens roaming and roosting along the […]


Arts & Culture

PB for lunch

To cope with the isolation and existential dread wrought by the COVID-19 pandemic, Youa Vang—like many other people—turned to baking. She was already an accomplished, self-taught baker and the go-to person for birthday cakes and […]


Arts & Culture

‘Can one desire too much of a good thing?’

William Shakespeare’s words are so deeply woven into modern culture that everyone, regardless of whether they’ve read his plays or seen them performed, is more familiar with The Bard than they may credit themselves. That […]


Arts & Culture

‘Songs of peace’

Russian icon Boris Grebenshchikov’s music, like the man himself, is enigmatic. It is sometimes playful, often poignant, and always poetic; rebellious, yet reverential; and rooted in Russian culture, but embracive of global influences. This multiplicity […]