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Cinema Culture

A Petaluma Boy Goes to Hollywood

Photo by Trane DeVoreCUT! Goddamn tourist trams. It’s a hazard of the neighborhood we’re shooting in, a tony faux burg that affords the beau ideal of establishing shots–a nice wide angle of the Leave It to Beaver house. That monolith of Americana is … Read on.

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Culture

Hold Me With Your Robot Hand

Neil Alden may have an artificial arm, but he has no tin ear. Despite being born without his right arm, Neil has yearned to play bass like his hero Michael Anthony of Van Halen. Through a chance encounter with a … Read on.

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Culture

The Late Projectionist Review

Cover photo by Sara Sanger, design by Josh Staples “…A torrid tale of angst set in a surreal little town a bit like Petaluma. Our narrator is a frustrated and slightly delusional would-be screenwriter coping with art, love, and life while searching for a leg up (or at least … Read on.

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Culture Personae

Brenda Starr Creator Dale Messick Endured Deadlines and Sexism

“I’m a half-assed celebrity — everyone knows Brenda Starr but nobody knows me,” laughs cartoonist Dale Messick. “I still get fan letters after all these years — five or 10 a week. They all want a sketch and an autograph … Read on.