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 […]


High anxiety

When coronavirus took hold in California over late winter and early spring, Adam Aaronson had a better sense than many Chicoans for how the pandemic would reshape lives. Aaronson, a marriage and family therapist in […]

No Picture

2020 and beyond

It is said that journalism is the first rough draft of history. And since we suspended our print edition after March 19, a lot of history has been made. The COVID-19 pandemic, the righteous anger […]


Crisis schooling

Like many parents, Dan La Bar felt the impact of the coronavirus emergency profoundly in March when stay-at-home orders from Gov. Gavin Newsom changed how schools teach and students learn. La Bar works as an […]


Mask man

When the coronavirus pandemic hit California, Tovey Giezentanner wanted to do something. The Chico native settled on making face coverings to help control the spread, but his ambition went beyond sitting at a sewing machine […]

Arts & Culture

Setting the stage

As California moves further into stage 3 of the Resilience Roadmap for reopening businesses closed in response to the coronavirus pandemic, workplaces in the arts and entertainment sector are now being included in the conversation. […]

Arts & Culture

Flip the script

When the Blue Room Theatre opened Stuff ’n’ Things on March 12, California had just announced the cancellation of sporting events, part of the first wave of the state-mandated shutdown in response to the coronavirus. […]


Safe for now

After decades of self-described “rough living,” including spending the last two years on the streets, Nathaniel Edwards is no stranger to hardship. But in mid-March, as fear of the coronavirus rose in the North State, […]