.Michael Giotis

Mar 19, 2024

Best Place for a Fight With Pointy Objects

En Garde Fencing, Santa Rosa Gifted with that balance of “strict” and “silly” so prized in a coach, owner Jim Liebich realizes that behind the...
Mar 19, 2024

Best ‘Third Place’ in Which to Commune

Aqus Café, Petaluma Walk into Aqus Café in Petaluma and you’ll notice something different than many a coffeehouse—it’s loud in here. “At 9:15 in the morning,...
Mar 19, 2024

Best Way to Get Stoned and Stare at a Wall

High Art competition, OrganiCann, Santa Rosa Art and weed go together like a horse and carriage. Santa Rosa dispensary OrganiCann and its parent company, Natural...
Feb 16, 2024

‘Black 2 the Future’ at Hopmonk

What is the real deal with Sonoma County? Are we a backwater of dirt kickers, a progressive haven of white liberals or a forgotten...
Feb 8, 2024

Fox Medicine headlines Sharkfest II

The exemplar of feel-good doom is a little rock combo out of Portland called Fox Medicine. Very little—just guitar and drums to deliver the...
Jan 16, 2024

The impact of confrontational comedy in the woke culture: Insights from Matt Braunger

Matt Braunger's stand-up comedy provides audiences with a window into his life from partying to parenthood, while also highlighting the social and creative industry shift toward independent creators.
Jan 9, 2024

Petaluma Activists Fear Silence More Than Hate

On Monday night, a coalition of concerned citizens presented a draft resolution to the Petaluma City Council calling for a ceasefire in Gaza and...
The Impact of LGBTQ+ Storytellers on Recognizing Bayard Rustin
Jan 9, 2024

The Impact of LGBTQ+ Storytellers on Recognizing Bayard Rustin

The documentary "Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin," directed by Nancy Kates, helped to inspire the new Netflix film, "Rustin," which aims to recognize the civil rights leader.