.Michael Giotis

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.
Dec 4, 2023

Chef’s Pop-up is a Pleasure

Mark Malicki of De Havilland is on a roll. Chef of the new Petaluma pop-up restaurant that appears at the Tea Room on weekend...
Nov 21, 2023

Record Store Day lands on Black Friday

One of the most clever inventions of the modern shopping era is Record Store Day. It signals the release of hundreds of special editions and...
Nov 7, 2023

Evening Glass: The sound of the ocean in song form

The home of West Coast rock has always been the ocean. From the Beach Boys to Pearl Jam to the Mermen, the lapping of waves...