Arts & Culture

Thank you!

This newspaper is in your hands because of you. You gave money in a shutdown economy during a global pandemic … to a broke newspaper! You gave money to Arts DEVO, literally. I still have […]

Arts & Culture

STFU

Sometimes, there are not two sides. “Black lives matter.” That’s it. To argue something else is either wrong or switching from the subject at hand—which is that systematic racism has made black people matter less […]

Arts & Culture

‘Carny prozac’

Sometimes when Arts DEVO sits down at the keyboard, this column just writes itself, especially when I copy and paste the words from somewhere else: Silver Dollar Fair Food Drive-thru Menu: Corn Dog……………………………..$5Giant Corn dog………………….. […]

Arts DEVO

Save me, art scene!

Arts DEVO is a slave to the internet right now. I’m just trying to stay connected to people as I shelter in place, but with that comes being connected to all the anti-science, anti-mask, anti-human-decency […]

Arts DEVO

Poetry-in-place

Read aloud the poem below, yelling the word “Corndog!” every time it appears: CORNDOG!Corndog!amber brownCorndog!perfect coreCorndog!what are we eating?Corndog!what are we rooting for?Corndog!got a bad taste in your mouth?Corndog!you know what will get it outCorndog!down […]

Arts DEVO

C’mere, Chico

“Socially distant” is not how Arts DEVO rolls. When I greet Chico, I go in for the hug. I am, of course, following the COVID-19 stay-at-home guidelines by removing myself from the public sphere and […]

Arts DEVO

The show goes online

Virtual greetings, Quaranchico. The Chico News & Review is back (Arts DEVO, too!). Well, sort of. The newspaper racks are empty. Print publication is still suspended indefinitely as we wait out the coronavirus pandemic, so […]