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Numbers Game—SMART Ducks Questions About Freight Takeover

Read the Bohemian's previous coverage of SMART's freight takeover here, here and here. Last Wednesday, Jan. 19, the Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit district’s board of directors selected a company to take over the agency’s recently-acquired freight operations.  Beginning on March 1 and lasting for three months, the temporary contract with Willits-based...
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Make Them Scream—How to Review a Horror Movie

In 1996, a horror film shot in Marin and Sonoma County by master director Wes Craven changed the rules of the genre by going meta. The now-iconic Scream ushered in a new era of self-aware slashers and played with the conventions of movies in a fun and gory manner. Since...
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Senior Care During Covid—How Care Homes and Nonprofits Shifted to Support Elders During the...

Though the World Health Organization declared Covid-19 a pandemic on March 11, 2020, when Covid actually started in the United States is a somewhat difficult question. In early March a cruise ship, called the Grand Princess, docked off the coast of San Francisco, found Covid cases among its passengers. Shortly...
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Open Mic: Sonoma County Fails to Support Homeless During Freeze Emergency

On the morning of Tuesday, Dec. 28, Homeless Action! sent an advisory to the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors, Santa Rosa officials and media about the need to protect unsheltered residents from the ominous freezing-weather forecast for four successive nights beginning Dec. 29. The County Commission on Human Rights...
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Jilted Age—‘Vintage’ Faces

I hate when people say, “Age is only a number.”  It’s as if they’re trying to dilute themselves with the shabby math. To my ear, such turns of phrase underscore our country’s clinical obsession with youth—read: abhorrence of the aged and aging. I used to assume this was just one...
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Make Them Scream—How to Review a Horror Movie

In 1996, a horror film shot in Marin and Sonoma County by master director Wes Craven changed the rules of the genre by going meta. The now-iconic Scream ushered in a new era of self-aware slashers and played with the conventions of movies in a fun and gory manner. Since...
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CULTURE CRUSH—MARK MARON, LUMACON!, AND MORE

Photo courtesy Uptown Theatre Napa THIS MAY BE THE LAST TIME Veteran comedian, podcast host, actor and author Marc Maron appears in Napa as part of his current standup tour on Sunday, Jan. 30, at Uptown Theatre. Proof of vaccination and masks required. Uptowntheatrenapa.com. Online Digital Art Petaluma Regional Library’s eighth annual LumaCon!...

Art is My Megaphone

Rodney Toy’s Vibrant Response to Anti-Asian Racism The Chinese New Year and the arrival of the Year of the Tiger are just around the corner. Festivities begin on January 25, 2022. They last until February 7, 2022, with food, fireworks, and gifts. Rodney Toy, 53, a Chinese American artist, plans...
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