.Rachel Dovey

Oct 23, 2013

Harvest Share

Nick Papadopoulos is a farmer now, but he has a professional background in conflict resolution. So, standing in a vegetable cooler on a Saturday...
Oct 2, 2013

Bypass Mayhem

It was 5:45am, and Will Parrish sat on a thin platform 30 feet above the ground. He was exhausted. His plywood perch rested partway...
Sep 25, 2013

Jesus Wept

In his essay "C.O.G." ("Child of God"), David Sedaris muses about a group of born-again Christians: "There seemed to be some correlation between devotion...
Sep 18, 2013

Manic Larceny

They're both tall and balding, with the kind of devilish good looks made for Hollywood or an Old West wanted ad. But Creed Bratton is...
Sep 18, 2013

Brew Local

From Russian River's iconic redwood to 101 North's black-and-white freeway sign, craft beer is often marketed as a regional vintage. Small by definition, artisanal...
Sep 4, 2013

Coursey Runs

Longtime Press Democrat writer Chris Coursey has announced a run for Santa Rosa City Council. The columnist and public-relations consultant, who was also a...
Sep 4, 2013

More Parts Per Million

Few landscapes connote dystopian waste like Richmond's Chevron refinery. Razor wire circles the 2,900-acre complex—a gray metropolis of rusting train tracks, lake-sized oil drums...
Aug 14, 2013

Which One Should I Buy?

Despite the appeal of home-mashed beet porridge and stitched-by-hand hemp diapers, baby DIY can seem like an impossible dream if you lack two things:...