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This week, a letter-writer discourages indulgence in angry tempers, and encourages responsible action for the common good.

‘Constantly Impressed’ While we are Sonoma County residents, we were spared from these horrible fires that have come into our communities [‘Fire Relief,’ Oct. 18]. The response from everyone, both locally and far away, has been unbelievable. I am constantly impressed with the services and offers of help from those of us not “affected” in the same way as those that lost their homes and/ or businesses. We will all get through this, but the outside help is phenomenal. Thank you all. —Nancy Aita, via pacificsun.com

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I am disappointed that the recent letters to the editor of the Pacific Sun have not been offering genuine and sincere solutions to the current problems of the world. I have noticed that contributors to the editorial section over the last month or so are not confronting people’s real and serious problems like poverty, homelessness, drug addiction and the growing dangers of global warming and nuclear war. Instead, I am reading letters that exchange insulting remarks with the writers of the former week’s letters. This avoidance of dealing

with reality is not going to prevent us from suffering from these very real and growing social issues. These issues are causing us all much anxiety and are, in fact, dangerous threats to our survival. I sense that by resorting to personal insults and rude personality contests we are unknowingly following the examples set by many of those people in high positions of power. I offer this as an example: When President Trump addressed the General Assembly of the United Nations on September 18, he offered not ONE realistic suggestion for resolving our nation’s perilous standoff with North Korea. In fact, he made the crisis even worse by personally taunting and insulting the leader of North Korea and issuing menacing threats of “totally destroying” their entire country. Clearly this is not the time for an immature indulgence in our angry tempers—but for all of us human beings to realize that only by acting responsibly and with genuine concern for our common good as a world community do we stand much of a chance of continuing to live on this beautiful but much endangered planet much longer. With all my deepest hopes for our collective awakening, —Rama Kumar


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By Howard Rachelson

1 The longest river in California has the same name as a city. What is this 447 milelong body of water?

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2 The average adult body contains around how many quarts (or liters) of blood? 3 What is the largest denomination of

commonly used U.S. currency? What was the largest ever issued for public circulation (discontinued in 1969)?

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4 The names of the two largest islands in

the Mediterranean Sea begin with the same letter. What are they? Which one is shown here, with what mountain?

5 What 1969 Beatles album featured

this photo? What street are they crossing, at what intersection? Why this location? What’s significant about this album relative to the Beatles’ career?

6 Halloween traces back 2,000 years to the ancient holiday of Samhain, and later All Saints Day, celebrated in what region of Europe?

7 Answer without a calculator: What’s the value of 64, raised to the negative two-thirds power, expressed as a fraction? 8 U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt’s foreign policy was based on the African proverb, ‘Speak softly and … ’ what?

9 List three different swimming strokes with names beginning with the same letter.

10 The symbol of the Olympic Games consists of five interlocking circles of what colors? BONUS QUESTION: The bestselling musical soundtrack album of all time, featuring R&B, soul and pop music, came from what 1992 movie starring a singer with a city name? Who was her co-star?

▲ Who let the dogs out? Three Marin volunteers, who exposed the dirty dealings of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA) during its efforts to impose severe dog-walking restrictions on the few trails and beaches where pooches are currently allowed. Cassandra Fimrite of Mill Valley and Laura Pandapas of Muir Beach, founders of the nonprofit Marin County Dog Owner’s Group, joined forces with Chris Carr, a Mill Valley resident and partner at the law firm Morrison & Foerster, to file a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against the GGNRA. Documents obtained revealed a rigged process, which forced the GGNRA to abandon its ill-conceived dog plan. To show your appreciation to Fimrite, Pandapas and Carr, enjoy a frolic with your dogs in the GGNRA (and pick up the poop).

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▼ Riding a bicycle in Marin is dangerous enough without performing asinine stunts. Multiple witnesses called the California Highway Patrol (CHP) last week to report a cyclist who was holding onto the back of a big rig and getting pulled along U.S. Highway 101 near Paradise Drive. Take a moment to picture this mode of transportation. The intellectually challenged individual grabs on and takes a ride, while the truck driver has no idea he’s towing anything. Officers who stopped the moron for this maneuver learned that he had been cited before for riding his bike on the freeway and, get this, the guy admitted that he frequently traveled over the Richmond/San Rafael Bridge behind a big rig. Not anymore, because the CHP confiscated his bike and threw him in the pokey.—Nikki Silverstein

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The mission of Slide Ranch, founded in 1970, is to connect children to nature. In September, the nonprofit unveiled a state-of-the-art Farm-to-Table Teaching Center.

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Slide Ranch continues commitment to environmental education with new Farm-to-Table Teaching Center By Flora Tsapovsky

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very decade brings new parenting challenges. For the modern-day parent, it’s the ‘screen time’ dilemma, complicated by the fact that these days, many schools offer coding and animation classes. While the future is waiting for no one, surely, good old nature will always be there, offering solace and welcome ‘unplugging.’ Slide Ranch, a nonprofit organization established in 1970, is now providing even more chances to do just that, with its new Farm-to-

Table Teaching Center (FTTC). Slide Ranch, located in Muir Beach, is offering schools, families and individuals opportunities to connect with Northern California’s agriculture, farm animals and natural resources. The center, which opened in late September, is, according to Executive Director Maika Llorens Gulati, a “stateof-the-art children’s eco-learning center and kitchen, the first of its kind of the Bay Area.” Being the first new building on the ranch in 50 years, the

teaching center features a commercial teaching kitchen, a deck overlooking the Pacific Ocean, a living roof designed by landscape architect Paul Kephart and fully accessible design. “It significantly enhances and expands Slide Ranch’s unrivaled, nationally renowned environmental education and lifestyle programming,” Llorens Gulati says. “It’s groundbreaking and gorgeous.” Designed by architect Mark Cavagnero, who also created the

San Francisco Jazz Center and the Wilsey Center for Opera, the center is not about appearance alone. “We have been planting kids in nature since 1970 and this center has been a dream for many of those years, and we are elated with the result,” Llorens Gulati says. “We’re excited to position Slide Ranch as an environmental education and lifestyle destination through programs and events that highlight the best of life in nature.” In fact, she says, the Slide Ranch “punny” motto, ‘planting »8


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Slide Ranch’s new Farm-to-Table Teaching Center offers eco-education, a commercial teaching kitchen and views of trees and the ocean.

kids in nature,’ couldn’t be more accurate; the outdoor venue uses organic gardens and animals to teach an appreciation for healthy foods, healthy living and environmental awareness. “We give the kids a respite from modern childhood,” Llorens Gulati says. “It’s now more important than ever to take care of environmental education,” Llorens Gulati, continues, on the importance of educating kids on environmental issues. “We give kids, 70 percent on scholarship from over 100 Bay Area organizations, their first view of the ocean, first sense of outdoor freedom, first taste of fresh vegetables, first milking of a goat, first night under the stars. Better for their health and mental well-being.” The ranch currently sees about 10,000 visitors a year. Roughly one third are from Marin, one third are from San Francisco and the rest are from the East Bay. The scholarships are based on the need of each

particular school or community group, according to Llorens Gulati. “In many cases we also have to offer support for transportation. We know that access to transportation is very limited in many cases and one of the main reasons of inequity for children to have access to nature,” she says. “These kids live right here in the Bay Area, and yet hiking, being with the animals and gardening are not experiences that these kiddos have access to. Many have had trauma and simply being outdoors is very restorative.” With the new center, the ranch plans to expand its current curriculum to teach visitors where the food comes from, as well as different ways to cook in a healthy and sustainable way, the difference between industrial farming and local organic farms and how they affect the environment. 2018 will bring in Farm-to-Table events, cooking classes and other educational


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—Maika Llorens Gulati workshops with subjects that cover natural tie-dyeing, beekeeping at home, floral arrangements, composting, gardening at home and photography in nature. “Some of these activities will allow us to expand our scholarship opportunities to connect more children from low-income communities to nature,” Llorens Gulati says. The Bay Area itself is a powerful teaching tool. “Our location tells the story and it allows us to offer a hands-on experience that is hard to find anywhere else with three components—our organic farm, the grasslands and the seashore ecosystem,” says Llorens Gulati. “For example, we can teach about our oceans down by our immaculate tidepools and use all our senses to experience that learning.” Another bonus? Slide Ranch is only 30 minutes from the Presidio in San Francisco, which allows many groups to come and experience the best of nature without having to spend hours driving. “You are very close to the city and yet you feel you are in a different world,” she attests. “Our overnight camping is the secret jewel of Marin, right by the ocean where you see millions of stars and just hear waves and our occasional nocturnal friends passing by.” In addition to kids’ education and open days for families to come visit and pet the occasional goat, the ranch is home to a Teachersin-Residence program, focused on planning and leading experiential learning programs with children, youth and families, a summer

camp and a chefs’ collective, which includes chefs from Bay Area standouts like flour + water, SPQR and State Bird Provisions. One would think that the operation is run by dozens of dedicated employees. “Slide Ranch currently has 10 staff members and seven teachersin-residence, adding three more teachers-in-residence during the summer,” Llorens Gulati says. The demand, however, is big. “We receive over 150 applications each year for our Teachers-in-Residence program from all over the U.S. Our common denominator is a strong passion for the environment, education and equity, and to make a difference protecting our land and making connections with our planet and each other.” As for those parents bringing their kids in? They’ve got something to learn, too. “We can educate by example, by being good stewards and doing what we can to reduce our footprint,” Llorens Gulati says. “It really starts in our ecosystem, what we buy, packaging, how we cook and what we eat, reducing and recycling, maybe start with a little garden at home. “I have to say in many cases our kids are now educating us about the importance of caring for our land and our oceans!” she continues. That’s exactly the outcome you dream of.Y Slide Ranch, 2025 Shoreline Highway, Muir Beach; 415/381-6155; slideranch.org.

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ronically, decorative artist Wendy Gold uses vintage globes and maps as her canvases, yet the geographic location of her own studio/ storefront ImagineNations—near the U.S. Post Office on San Anselmo Avenue—is easy to miss. Gold started out offering her artwork online, and what has since evolved to globes, maps, puzzles and more began with a less versatile medium—toilet seats. Gold made one-of-a-kind decoupaged bathroom scales and toilet seats and gained a following for her unique and original work. The Lucas Valley-based artist recently returned home from Connecticut to Marin, where she now lives in the same home that she grew up in. Gold opened her San Anselmo gallery in June of 2016, and on the first Sunday of every month, heads to the Alameda flea market to scour for vintage globes and maps for her whimsical and customized works of art. “It takes a little while for people to wrap their heads around what I

do,” says Gold, who displays multiple globes that feature everything from colorful butterflies, to underwater fish to flowers. “Often I create pieces that commemorate important events—like weddings and anniversaries.” Gold also takes commissions for hobby maps that are personalized with an individual’s or a family’s name. The maps, not necessarily vintage as they are often meant to be functional, are mounted on foam core, framed and include pushpins to continuously track travel destinations. Gold feels that her work offers people a way to have highly personalized pieces of art that capture what they are passionate about. It can also provide a snapshot in time—and the globes and maps can quite literally show a person’s place in the world. “Everyone has a story to tell,” she says. “This is kind of a way to step back and see it all.”Y ImagineNations; 151 San Anselmo Ave., San Anselmo; 415/491-9619; artonglobes.com.


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an Anselmo is known for its small-town charm. Eclectic shops, boutiques and cafés line its creekside location, and surrounding hilltops make it particularly scenic. Though not a “hot” destination for nightlife, it can be a lovely place to spend a day, and quietly unwind from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Read on for our suggestions. Start the day at M.H. Bread and Butter, a café and bakery that features a wide selection of homemade breads, and breakfast and lunch menus. M.H. was co-founded by two master bakers: Nathan Yanko, who baked bread for many years at San Francisco’s popular Tartine, and Devon CrosbyHelms, who ran Fast Foodie, her own personal chef business, for many years. Selections range from Ricotta Brioche Toast, to Baked Eggs to Rosella Iced Tea (mhbreadandbutter.com). The San Anselmo Theological Seminary, perched on a hill overlooking the town, Ross Valley and Mount Tamalpais, is a beautiful place for a stroll. The 14-acre campus is made up of historical buildings, Victorian homes and two stone castles, complete with stained glass windows (sfts.edu). Bring a picnic from Comforts Café, a local favorite

“famous” for its Chinese Chicken Salad (comfortscafe.com). If you have a kid or two in tow, a visit to Doodlebug is a must. Art workshops, classes and an open studio (on Saturdays and Sundays) await, and you and the family can create your very own works of art using pottery, paint, decoupage, mosaics and more (doodlebugmarin.com). By now, you may be in need of some “chill time,” and it’s hard to beat the outdoor soaking at Shibui Gardens Outdoor Spa. Tucked away on a side street, this little rustic sanctuary features hot tubs in a garden, massage, bodywork and a sauna (shibuigardens.com). The restaurant scene in San Anselmo is quite happening (think Marinitas and Insalata’s, to name a couple of favorites) but for something new, try the recently opened Creekside Pizza & Taproom. Local resident Pat Townsley and chef Janet Abrahamson offer comfort, quality and a menu that includes pizza, salads, pasta and small plates (creeksidesa.com). To top it all off, enjoy a glass of wine (Friday and Saturday nights) at EV Lounge, a modern wine lounge that offers bi-monthly live music (evloungemarin.com).Y

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‘Pinky,’ written by David Templeton and told from two sides, is the story of a geeky teenager trying to win the heart of his love.

THEATER

Labor of Love ‘Pinky:’ An adventurous teen romance By Charles Brousse

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enuine romantic comedies are pretty rare these days. Our 21st century zeitgeist, subjected to a daily acid bath in woeful events, won’t easily accept a love story with a happy ending. If one of the lovers is dying of some dreadful disease, perishes in a useless war, falls victim to drugs or is psychologically crippled by childhood abuse, then maybe … maybe … their emotional attachment will conform to today’s standards of credibility. Otherwise, it’s likely to be dismissed as pure sentimentality, of little or no interest to a battle-hardened, cynical man or woman of today. That’s the steep mountain that author David Templeton, director Carl Jordan, his cast and

others involved in Marin Onstage’s production of Pinky have to climb. While they don’t quite make it to the top when judged purely in terms of theater aesthetics, they get far enough to offer a sweetly satisfying evening’s entertainment without ever becoming maudlin. Before proceeding to the details, I should offer the required disclaimer. Templeton and I both write for the Pacific Sun—I on a regular basis, and he mainly as a contributor when he isn’t busy with his editorial duties at Petaluma’s Argus Courier and varied freelance work. Before accepting the assignment to review his play, I stipulated that no special favors would be granted, and none were, as will soon be evident.

Pinky is essentially a semiautobiographical memoir about teenage first love. Place and time are not specified, but a clue about the former is contained in a program note that the Apollo spacecraft was built there. Although a little Google sleuthing revealed that Apollo had various components originating in companies around the country, the most likely candidate seems to be what was once known as North American Aviation, based in the Southern California town of Inglewood. As for time, the significant role given to the Dungeons & Dragons (D&D) craze that swept through the teen world suggests the late ’70s to early ’80s. The show opens with “David” (a rare occasion when an author uses

his actual name for a character) describing how he came to believe in love at first sight. He relates how his grandfather met his grandmother in the factory cafeteria where she was cashiering, impressed her with a $5 bill (she gave him 99 nickels as change for his $.05 lunch), kept going back to ask for the same change to win her attention, married her soon thereafter and remained with her for 45 years. David met “Pinky”—a real nickname derived from the pink notebook that she used to jot down her thoughts—in a bowling alley. But it was while playing D&D that the teens quickly discovered that they shared a strong interest in the game and in Jean Cocteau’s classic film, Beauty and the Beast. What they didn’t share was David’s unquestioned conviction that this was a case of love at first sight. Pinky saw herself as a princess, awaiting the arrival of ‘Prince Charming,’ and this young fellow didn’t exactly fit the bill. She liked him, true, but not in that way, and before long—despite comic efforts to turn himself into a dragonslaying prince—David heard Pinky utter the dreadful words from Beauty and the Beast: “Let us be friends, Beast. Do not ask me for more.” Crushing though that must have been, David (the author, not the character) describes their relationship with gentle humor and not even the slightest touch of acrimony. Jeffrey Weissman (alternating at certain performances with Larry Williams) provides a sympathetic portrait of young David, and Melissa Claire is similarly effective as Pinky. In both cases, the actors are called upon to present the various people who make up their world, which they do with refreshing energy. Jordan’s direction moves the action along at a sprightly pace and the production, including its atmospheric rear wall projections, has a polished feel not often found in these low-budget efforts. On the negative side, never having participated in D&D, I was left scratching my head over the lengthy references. Other audience members might wonder why there is no mention of the drugs and sex prevalent among teens in the ’70s. Simply stated, Pinky isn’t that kind of play.Y NOW PLAYING: Pinky runs on Friday, Nov. 10 and Fri. Nov. 17, 8pm, and on Saturday, Nov. 11 and Sat., Nov. 18 at 2pm and 8pm; The Belrose Theatre, 1415 Fifth Ave., San Rafael; 415/448-6152; marinonstage.org.


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etallica has represented the Bay Area since 1983, and now the heavy metal icon will headline a massive fire relief benefit concert at San Francisco’s AT&T Park on Thursday, November 9. The show, dubbed Band Together Bay Area, will raise funds for the San Francisco-based nonprofit Tipping Point Community, which is helping, through an emergency relief fund, lowincome communities recover and rebuild from the recent North Bay wildfires. Formed in 2005, Tipping Point helps fight poverty in the Bay Area by supporting service organizations working in the areas of housing, education, employment and early childhood development. “There’s just far too many people living in poverty here in a region where there’s tremendous wealth and we think that’s got to change,” says Tipping Point founder and CEO Daniel Lurie. “We need to get everybody engaged and involved in giving back.” This month, Tipping Point adds relief work to its to-do list.

“We knew immediately that the members of the community up north most impacted would be low-income individuals and families, and immigrants, both documented and undocumented,” Lurie says. “We wanted to help our neighbors, and we felt like we could bring our experience to support the work going on up there.” In addition to Metallica, the concert bill includes Dead & Company, featuring Grateful Dead members Bob Weir, Bill Kreutzmann, Mickey Hart and guitarist John Mayer. Platinumselling songwriter Dave Matthews, as well as local stars, will also perform. The show is close to selling out, though Tipping Point is holding the best seats for first responders and those directly affected by the fires. “We wanted to show all our neighbors in the North Bay that the Bay Area’s got your back,” says Lurie. “We’re not going anywhere.”Y Band Together Bay Area; Thursday, Nov. 9, AT&T Park, San Francisco; 6pm; $69 and up; bandtogetherbayarea.org.

While ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ leads to uprising in two realms, it’s not as thrilling a hymn to uprising as ‘War for the Planet of the Apes.’

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Action-Packed A series of clashes in ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ By Richard von Busack

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comedy of outsized figures bashing at one another, punching their frenemies into the next county: The idea in Thor: Ragnarok is that the God of Thunder (Chris Hemsworth) has been overrelying on his invincible hammer Mjolnir and his superb head of hair. The former is smashed and the latter cropped. Loki (Tom Hiddleston) spirited away Odin (Anthony Hopkins), king of Asgard, to an old folk’s home on Midgard (Earth). A testy Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) intervenes. Odin’s daughter, Hela, the god of death (Cate Blanchett) is unloosed. This sooty-eyed Maleficent clone, helmeted with antlers that look like they were designed by Erté, plots to slay the universe. Meanwhile, she oppresses the peasantry of Asgard, which, in previous films, we hadn’t really known existed. Thor: Ragnarok parallels two bad monarchs: The action switches from Hela’s misrule to the planet of the cruel, fey Grandmaster ( Jeff Goldblum). He diverts the subjects of his junkyard planet with fights

at a million-seat arena; armored like Mars, the Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) has been dispatching all comers as a mixed-martial artist. Thor, brought there by a wormhole accident, is caught by a bounty hunter (Tessa Thompson) from his old neighborhood and forced to become a gladiator. As a director, perhaps also as a Maori, Taika Waititi seems allergic to European-style royal pomp. He keenly underscores the way aristocracy legitimizes itself through art and theater. The movie isn’t as spirited as its circusy poster. The clashes are loud and diverting, but not amazing. If Hemsworth is tired of playing Thor a fifth time, either he’s showing no evidence of weariness, or else he’s a better actor than most people say he is. Hemsworth’s stalwartness holds these superratpack movies together. But it would have been nice if they’d given Thor someone to squeeze in those tremendous triceps—besides the threatened bro-hug with fellow heroes and brotherly villains.Y

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• New Movies This Week A Bad Moms Christmas (R)

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Friday November 3 - Thursday November 9 • A Bad Moms Christmas (1:41) The malcontented matriarchs are back and crankier than ever as they navigate the highexpectation, low-return Yuletide season; Kathryn Hahn stars. • Brimstone & Glory (1:17) Effervescent documentary about the National Pyrotechnic Festival in Tultepec, Mexico, a 10-day explosion of spellbinding pyromania in honor of San Juan de Dios, the patron saint of firework makers. • Bugs (1:14) Palate-challenging documentary follows adventurous eaters around the globe as they snack on honey ants, hornets, grasshoppers and other edible insects. • Daddy’s Home 2 (1:38) Devoted brodads Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell try to give their kids the perfect Xmas despite the meddlings of alpha grandpa Mel Gibson and beta grandpa John Lithgow. • Faces Places (1:29) Documentary follows legendary filmmaker Agnès Varda and acclaimed muralist JR as they travel the French countryside, creating enormous portraits of the locals and posting them on barns and factories. • Geostorm (1:49) It’s all about the VFX in this Gerard Butler fantasy flick about rogue satellites and the destruction of the world. • Goodbye Christopher Robin (1:47) A.A. Milne biopic looks at how the author’s Winnie-the-Pooh stories helped heal the postWWI English psyche even as they wounded his relationship with his young son. • Hello Again (1:50) The offbeat OffBroadway musical hits the big screen with Martha Plimpton and nine other lost souls looking for love across 10 eras of New York City history. • Human Flow (220) Dissident artistactivist Ai Weiwei searches 23 countries for humanitarian answers to today’s refugee crisis. • Incident at Vichy (1:30) Direct from the Great White Way it’s Arthur Miller’s searing drama of political resistance and bureaucratic evil in Nazi-era France; Richard Thomas stars. • Jane (1:30) Documentary examines the life and work of legendary anthropologistenvironmentalist Jane Goodall through never-before-seen National Geographic footage; music by Philip Glass. • Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2:21) The elite British intelligence agency is back, teaming up with Statesman (its U.S. counterpart) to foil one fiendish plot or another; Elton John stars! • LBJ (1:37) Woody Harrelson stars as the larger-than-life Texas politico from his days as a power-brokering Senate Majority Leader to a civil rights-championing U.S. President; Rob Reiner directs. • The LEGO Ninjago Movie (1:30) A troupe of modern-day ninjas band together to take down an evil warlord; Jackie Chan lends voice and gravitas. • Mansfield 66/67 (1:24) Tabloid quasidocu-mashup of interviews, archival footage, animation and dance numbers celebrates the (rumored) life of atomic-era blonde bombshell Jayne Mansfield.

Blade Runner 2049 (R) • Marshall (1:36) Chadwick Boseman stars as future Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, taking on a racially charged rape case early in his career. • The Mountain Between Us (1:52) Kate Winslet and Idris Elba star as the sole survivors of a mountain plane crash who bond on their perilous cross-country trek back to civilization. • Only the Brave (2:14) True story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, a group of Arizona firefighters with the right stuff; Jeff Bridges and Josh Brolin star. • The Paris Opera (1:50) Documentary focuses on the company’s frantic 2015 season: Strikes, terrorists, a prize bull, a little Die Meistersinger… • Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You! (1:35) Ten-year-old Ash Ketchum sets off on a voyage of discovery as he trains to become a Pokémon Master. • Royal Shakespeare Company: Coriolanus (3:00) Direct from Stratfordupon-Avon it’s the Bard’s powerful drama about a born soldier struggling with the (im)moral politics of Imperial Rome. • Sing Your Song (1:43) Documentary tribute to Harry Belafonte celebrates the entertainment giant’s singing and acting career as well as his six-decades of activism for civil rights. • Suburbicon (1:46) The idyllic surface of a 1950s suburb masks a creepy Coen Brothers underbelly of violence and racism; George Clooney directs Julianne Moore and Matt Damon. • Take Every Wave (1:58) Documentary tribute to Laird Hamilton, the charismatic bigwave tow-in surfer who revolutionized the sport. • Thank You for Your Service (1:49) A group of U.S. soldiers return home from Iraq and struggle with civilian life and posttraumatic stress disorder; Amy Schumer stars. • Thor: Ragnarok (2:10) The Nordic übermensch is having a rough day: Stuck on the other side of the universe without his mighty hammer, and having to go all gladiator on the Incredible Hulk! • Tyler Perry’s Boo 2! A Madea Halloween (1:40) Madea, Bam and Hattie are back and getting themselves chased around a haunted campground by monsters, goblins and bogeymen! • Wait for Your Laugh (1:25) Affectionate documentary tribute to showbiz legend Rose Marie from childhood vaudeville superstardom through Vegas, video and Broadway; Carl Reiner, Dick Van Dyke and other luminaries offer insights. • Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? (1:33) Wild Frank Tashlin comedy stars Jayne Mansfield as a movie sex goddess pushed to the brink of matrimony by Mad Man Tony Randall; Groucho Marx co-stars! • Wonderstruck (1:57) Todd Haynes’ imaginatively rendered children’s film about a boy and a girl searching the past in two different eras; Oakes Fegley and Millicent Simmonds star.

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Brimstone & Glory (Not Rated) Bugs (Not Rated) Daddy’s Home 2 (PG-13) Discover Arts: Raphael (Not Rated) Faces Places (Not Rated) The Florida Project (R) Geostorm (PG-13) • Goodbye Christopher Robin (PG) Happy Death Day (PG-13) • Hello Again (Not Rated) Human Flow (PG-13) • Incident at Vichy (Not Rated) Jane (Not Rated) Jigsaw (R) Kingsman: The Golden Circle (R) • LBJ (R) The LEGO Ninjago Movie (PG) Loving Vincent (PG-13)

Mansfield 66/67 (Not Rated) Marshall (PG-13) The Mountain Between Us (PG-13) Only the Brave (PG-13) • The Paris Opera (Not Rated) • Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You! (G) Royal Shakespeare Company: Coriolanus (Not Rated) • Sing Your Song (Not Rated) • Suburbicon (R)

Thank You for Your Service (R) Thor: Ragnarok (PG-13)

Fairfax: Fri-Sat 1:45, 4:20, 6:55, 9:30; Sat-Wed 1:45, 4:20, 6:55 Larkspur Landing: Fri, Mon-Wed 7, 9:40; Sat-Sun 11:30, 2, 4:30, 7, 9:40 Northgate: Fri-Tue 11:35, 12:50, 2:15, 3:30, 5, 6:15, 7:30, 8:50, 10:10 Playhouse: Fri 4, 6:45, 9:30; Sat 1, 4, 6:45, 9:30; Sun 1, 4, 6:45; Mon-Wed 4, 6:45 Fairfax: Fri-Wed 12:10, 3:45, 7:20 Larkspur Landing: Fri, MonWed 6:30, 10; Sat-Sun 11:15, 3, 6:30, 10 Northgate: Fri-Tue 1:45, 8:05 Rafael: Fri, Mon-Thu 5:45; Sat-Sun 1:45, 5:45 Rafael: Sun 4:15 (filmmaker Andreas Johnsen in person) Northgate: Thu 5:05, 7:45, 10:25 Lark: Sat 1; Wed 8 Rafael: Fri-Sun 3:45, 7:30; Mon-Thu 7:30 Regency: Fri-Sat 11:10, 1:55, 4:40, 7:35, 10:20; Sun-Thu 11:10, 1:55, 4:40, 7:35 Northgate: Fri-Tue 11:15, 1:55, 7:15, 9:50; 3D showtime at 4:35 Fairfax: Fri-Sat 1:20, 4:05, 6:45, 9:25; Sat-Wed 1:20, 4:05, 6:45 Regency: Fri-Sat 10:45, 1:30, 4:15, 7, 9:45; Sun-Thu 10:45, 1:30, 4:15, 7 Northgate: Fri-Tue 12:35, 3:05, 5:30, 7:55, 10:25 Lark: Wed 8 Rafael: Fri-Sat 3:15; Mon-Wed 8:15 Lark: Thu 7:30 Rafael: Fri 4, 6, 8; Sat-Sun 2, 4, 6, 8; Mon-Thu 6, 8 Northgate: Fri-Tue 12:30, 2:55, 5:20, 7:45, 10:05 Northgate: Fri-Tue 7:05, 10:15 Regency: Fri-Sat 11:30, 2:15, 4:50, 7:20, 9:55; Sun-Thu 11:30, 2:15, 4:50, 7:20 Northgate: Fri-Tue 11:20, 1:50, 4:20 Sequoia: Fri 4:50, 7:20, 9:40; Sat 2:20, 4:50, 7:20, 9:40; Sun 2:20, 4:50, 7:20; Mon-Wed 4:50, 7:20; Thu 4:50 Lark: showtimes TBD Northgate: Fri-Tue 11:25, 2:10, 4:55, 7:40, 10:30 Larkspur Landing: Fri, Mon-Wed 7:15, 9:55; Sat-Sun 1, 4, 7:15, 9:55 Northgate: Fri-Tue 12:45, 4, 7:10, 10:10 Lark: showtimes TBD Fairfax: Sun 12:55; Mon 7 Playhouse: Sun 12:55; Mon 7 Regency: Sun 12:55; Mon 7 Lark: Sun 1 Lark: Tue noon Regency: Fri-Sat 11:45, 2:25, 5, 7:45, 10:25; Sun-Thu 11:45, 2:25, 5, 7:45 Sequoia: Fri 4:30, 7, 9:30; Sat 2, 4:30, 7, 9:30; Sun 2, 4:30, 7; Mon-Wed 4:30, 7; Thu 4:30 Northgate: Fri-Tue 11:10, 2, 4:45, 7:20, 10 Cinema: Mon-Wed 12:30, 3:45, 10:10; 3D showtime at 7 Fairfax: Fri-Sat 1, 2, 4, 5, 7:05, 8, 9:55, 3D showtimes at 12, 3, 6:05, 9; Sun-Wed 1, 2, 4, 5, 7:05, 8, 3D showtimes at 12, 3, 6:05 Northgate: Fri-Tue 11:30, 1:10, 2:50, 4:30, 6:10, 7:50, 9:30; 3D showtimes at 12:20, 3:40, 7, 10:20 Playhouse: Fri 3, 3:45, 5:55, 7, 8:45, 9:45; Sat 12, 12:45, 3, 3:45, 5:55, 7, 8:45, 9:45; Sun 12, 12:45, 3, 3:45, 5:55, 7; Mon-Wed 3, 3:45, 5:55, 7 Rowland: FriWed 9:45, 4:15, 7:30; 3D showtimes at 1, 10:30

Tyler Perry’s Boo! 2 A Madea Halloween (PG-13) Victoria & Abdul (PG-13)

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Northgate: Fri-Tue 11:40, 2:20, 4:50, 7:25, 9:55 Larkspur Landing: Fri, Mon-Wed 6:45, 9:30; Sat-Sun 11, 1:40, 4:15, 6:45, 9:30 Regency: Fri-Sat 11, 1:45, 4:25, 7:30, 10:05; Sun-Thu 11, 1:45, 4:25, 7:30 Wait for Your Laugh (Not Rated) Rafael: Thu 7:15 (filmmakers Christine Tucker and Jason Wise and co-star Peter Marshall in person) Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? (Not Rated) Lark: showtimes TBD Wonderstruck (PG) Regency: Fri 4:05, 10; Sat 10:25, 4:05, 10; Sun 4:05; Mon, Thu 10:25, 4:05; Tue-Wed 10:25

Because there were too many movies playing this week to list, we have omitted some of the movie summaries and times for those that have been playing for multiple weeks. We apologize for the inconvenience. Showtimes can change after we go to press. Please call theater to confirm. CinéArts at Marin 101 Caledonia St., Sausalito, 331-0255 CinéArts at Sequoia 25 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley, 388-4862 Cinema 41 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera, 924-6505 Fairfax 9 Broadway, Fairfax, 453-5444 Lark 549 Magnolia Ave., Larkspur, 924-5111 Larkspur Landing 500 Larkspur Landing Cir., Larkspur, 461-4849 Northgate 7000 Northgate Dr., San Rafael, 800-326-3264 Playhouse 40 Main St., Tiburon, 435-1234 Rafael Film Center 1118 Fourth St., San Rafael, 454-1222 Regency 80 Smith Ranch Rd., Terra Linda, 479-5050 Rowland 44 Rowland Way, Novato, 800-326-3264


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Due to limited space this week, most Sonoma and Napa listings have been cut from the calendar. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Concerts MARIN COUNTY The Cole Porter Society Salutes Motown The Society’s annual fundraiser sings in tribute to the Temptations, the Four Tops, Marvin Gaye, the Supremes, Mary Wells, Aretha Franklin, Michael Jackson and more. Nov 5, 2pm. $65-$95. Marin Center Showcase Theatre, 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael. 415.888.8975. Floating Records Fall Revue Independent label hosts performances by Marble Party, Graham Guest, Jeffrey Halford & the Healers and a fashion show by Mill Valley boutique, 7 on Locust. Nov 4, 8pm. $21-$36. Throckmorton Theatre, 142 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley. 415.383.9600. Telegraph Quartet Mill Valley Chamber Music Society presents the ensemble in a program featuring works from Beethoven and more. Nov 5, 5pm. $35/18 and under are free. Mt Tamalpais United Methodist Church, 410 Sycamore Ave, Mill Valley. 415.381.4453.

Clubs & Venues MARIN HopMonk Novato Nov 2, Dr Montgomery. Nov 3, Neon Velvet. Nov 4, Lender with Sunhunter and Magic in the Other. 224 Vintage Way, Novato. 415.892.6200. Marin Country Mart Nov 5, 12:30pm, Folkish Festival with Hobo Paradise. 2257 Larkspur Landing Circle, Larkspur. 415.461.5700. 19 Broadway Club Nov 1, Damon LeGall Band. Nov 2, Small Change Romeos. Nov 3, 5:30pm, Danny Montana and friends. Nov 3, 9pm, First Friday reggae with Broken Silence Sound System. Nov 4, 5:30pm, Michael Brown and friends. Nov 4, 9:30pm, Aaron Pearson Band with Guilty Pleasure. Nov 5, 6pm, 19 Broadway Good Time Band. Nov 5, 9pm, Elvis Johnson’s blues jam. Nov 6, open mic. Nov 7, Blues Champions. Nov 8, Soulbillies. 17 Broadway Blvd, Fairfax. 415.459.1091. Panama Hotel Restaurant Nov 1, Todos Santos. Nov 2, John Roy. Nov 7,

Swing Fever. Nov 8, Ricky Ray. 4 Bayview St, San Rafael. 415.457.3993. Rancho Nicasio Nov 4, UndocuFund fire relief with Foxes in the Henhouse. 1 Old Rancheria Rd, Nicasio. 415.662.2219. Sweetwater Music Hall Nov 2, Mill Valley Friends of Parks and Recreation fundraiser with Mustache Harbor. Nov 4, fire relief benefit with IrieFuse and Native Elements. Nov 5, 5pm, Sol Horizon. Nov 6, Crossroads Music School concert. 19 Corte Madera Ave, Mill Valley. 415.388.3850. Terrapin Crossroads Nov 1, Free Peoples. Nov 2, Ross James’ Cosmic Thursday. Nov 4, Grant Farm. Nov 5, 12:30pm, Instrument Musical Chairs Brunch. Nov 5, 7:30pm, Midnight North. Nov 7, Kitchen Dwellers with Horseshoes & Hand Grenade. Nov 8, Honky Tonk Blues Night with Koolerator. 100 Yacht Club Dr, San Rafael. 415.524.2773. Throckmorton Theatre Nov 1, noon concert with RossoRose Duo and Ian Scarfe. Nov 3, Sha Sha Higby. Nov 5, 5:30pm, Sunday Sessions with Nathan Bickart. 142 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley. 415.383.9600.

Art OPENING MARIN Dominican University “Nigel Poor: The San Quentin Project,” archive mapping and typology project displays alongside sculptures by Andrea Bacigalupo. Nov. 2, 5pm. 50 Acacia Ave, San Rafael. 415.457.4440 Headlands Center for the Arts “Fall Project Space Exhibitions,” artists in residence show off their season of works. Nov. 5, 4pm. 944 Fort Barry, Sausalito. 415.331.2787. Throckmorton Theatre “A Break in the Battle,” art installation from Ronie Dalton features large-scale canvas images that depict individual tattoos, quotes and portraits of U.S. soldiers and their families. Nov. 7, 5pm. 142 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley. 415.383.9600.

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victims of the North Bay fires. Nov 8, 10am. Sausalito Woman’s Club, 120 Central Ave, Sausalito. 415.332.2700.

Elect to Laugh Will Durst puts the mock in Democracy. Nov 5, 7pm. $15-$20. Rancho Nicasio, 1 Old Rancheria Rd, Nicasio. 415.662.2219.

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Steve Hytner Best known as the character Kenny Bania on the TV show “Seinfeld,” the veteran standup comedian performs in Marin. Nov 3, 7:30pm. $20-$25. Trek Winery, 1026 Machin Ave, Novato. marincomedyshow.com. Team Trivia Contest Jeopardy-style questions, songs and visuals hosted by comedian Clark Peterson. Fri, Nov 3, 7pm. $3. The Club at McInnis Park, 350 Smith Ranch Rd, San Rafael. 415.492.1800. Tuesday Night Live See comedians Clinton Jackson, Brian Seff, Tony Camin, Stephen Furey and others. Nov 7, 8pm. $17-$27. Throckmorton Theatre, 142 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley. 415.383.9600.

Dance Alma del Tango Studio Tuesdays, Lindy Hop & East Coast Swing Dance. Wednesdays, Tango 1 & 2. 167 Tunstead Ave, San Anselmo. 415.459.8966. Marin Center Veterans’ Memorial Auditorium Nov 2, 7:30pm, Swan Lake, presented by the Russian Grand Ballet. $25-$62. 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael. 415.473.6800.

Events Bolshevik Cabaret Join Contemporary Opera of Marin in a performance of music, theater, dance, opera and more by Soviet composers, to observe the 100th anniversary of the October Revolution. Nov 4 and 11, 7:30pm, and Nov 12, 2pm, Lefort Recital Hall, Performing Arts Building, College of Marin, 835 College Ave, Kentfield, and Nov 5 at the Dance Palace, 503 B St, Point Reyes Station; pa.marin.eu. MarinMOCA’s Open Studios Forty-five artists open their workspaces and share their creative process in the weekend event. Nov 4-5, 11 to 5. Free. MarinMOCA, 500 Palm Dr, Novato. 415.506.0137. North Bay Fire Relief Food Drive Sausalito Woman’s Club, in support of the SF/Marin Food Banks, accept nonperishable food items (no glass containers) for the

Bugs Danish filmmaker Andreas Johnsen is on hand for a Q&A and screening of a documentary that examines and learns from the 2 billion people who eat insects. Nov 5, 4:15pm. Smith Rafael Film Center, 1118 Fourth St, San Rafael. 415.454.1222. Italian Film Festival The fest offers great films, both comedy and drama, from Italy. Sat, Nov 4, 5:30pm and 7:45pm. $16/$120 full series. Marin Center Showcase Theatre, 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael. italianfilm.com. K2 & the Invisible Footmen Documentary filmmaker Iara Lee Skypes is in for a discussion following the film about indigenous porters who ascend the dangerous mountain. Nov 2, 7pm. Smith Rafael Film Center, 1118 Fourth St, San Rafael. 415.454.1222. Mind Reels Documentary and discussion series presents “Sing Your Song,” about Harry Belafonte’s legacy as a great entertainer and significant activist in the Civil Rights Movement. Nov 7, noon. Lark Theater, 549 Magnolia Ave, Larkspur. 415.924.5111.

Food & Drink Backyard Fermentation Workshop Led by Karen Diggs, a certified nutritionist, therapeutic chef, writer and founder of Kraut Source. Sun, Nov 5, 9am. $55. The Fairfax Backyard Farmer, 135 Bolinas Rd, Fairfax. 415.342.5092. Fresh Starts Chef Event Chef Agustín Gaytán presents a menu to celebrate Día de los Muertos. Nov 2, 6:30pm. $60. The Key Room, 1385 N Hamilton Pkwy, Novato. 415.382.3363, ext 215. Ghost Supper A special evening of remembrance for loved ones who have passed on includes food, stories and ceremony. Nov 4, 6pm. Free. Pt Reyes National Seashore, Red Barn Classroom, Bear Valley Road, Olema. ptreyes.org.

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Opera Guild Preview Prepare for San Francisco Opera’s upcoming performances of “Manon” with a lecture by Timothy Flynn, chair of performing arts at Olivet College. Nov 6, 7:30pm. $10. The Redwoods, 40 Camino Alto, Mill Valley. 415.456.7872. Owls: Spies in the Sky Sausalito resident Robert Timineri explores the relationship between humans and owls, with Trill, a western screech owl, and others on hand. Nov 3, 7pm. Free. Sausalito Library, 420 Litho St, Sausalito. 415.289.4121. Women’s National Book Association Panel Join in a celebration of 100 years of women in the world of books with writers of the San Francisco Chapter of the WNBA. Nov 5, 1pm. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera. 415.927.0960.

Readings Book Passage Nov 1, 7pm, “Two kinds of Truth” with Michael Connelly. Nov 3, 7pm, “Way of Zing” with Mark Nelson and Bill Silver. Nov 4, 1pm, “Wine Country Women of Napa Valley” with various authors. Nov 4, 4pm, “Thanksgiving” with Melanie Kirkpatrick. Nov 5, 4pm, “The Vegan Way” with Jackie Way. Nov 6, 7pm, “The Water Will Come” with Jeff Goodell. Nov 8, 7pm, “Not What I Expected” with Bokara Legendre. 51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera. 415.927.0960.

Book Passage By-the-Bay Nov 1, 6pm, “Amazon Wisdom Keeper” with Loraine Van Tuyl. Nov 4, 5pm, “Murder in Saint-Germain” with Cara Black. Nov 6, 7pm, “Writing as a Path to Awakening” with Albert Flynn DeSilver. Nov 7, 6pm, “Collecting Evolution” with Matthew J James. Nov 8, 6pm, “Kitchen Creativity” with Karen Page. 100 Bay St, Sausalito. 415.339.1300. Corte Madera Library Nov 8, 7pm,“Passion Projects for Smart People” with Michael Wing. 707 Meadowsweet Dr, Corte Madera. 707.924.6444. Left Bank Brasserie Nov 2, 6:30pm, “Bringing It Home” with Gail Simmons, a Cooks with Books event, includes dinner. $115. 507 Magnolia Ave, Larkspur. 415.927.3331. Novato Copperfield’s Books Nov 3, 6pm, “The Nutcracker” with Marin Ballet. 999 Grant Ave, Novato. 415.763.3052. O’Hanlon Center for the Arts Nov 4, 7pm, Poetry as Sanctuary with Rebecca Foust and Javier Zamora. $5. 616 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley. 415.388.4331.

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By Amy Alkon

Q:

I’m a newly divorced woman trying some online dating sites. Because I read your column, I understand how men prioritize beauty. I’m an attractive woman, but I often photograph terribly, and I’m thinking of spending some money and having a professional photographer shoot some pix in a studio. Would this be a good investment? I feel like I’d have a better shot if I had really great photos.—Unphotogenic

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Being somewhat vain, I fear the candid camera. In fact, I not only favor the posed photo but tend to stick (rather aggressively) to a single pose— the one that doesn’t make people wonder whether I eat oats out of a burlap bag. On online dating sites especially, appearance drives whom we choose or lose. Not surprisingly, marketing researcher Jonah Berger reports that “most online contexts,” including dating sites, “are dominated by posed photos,” as opposed to the candid kind—to the point where the main leisure activity in North America appears to be standing in a bathroom making duck lips for the camera. Berger notes that people tend to assume that others will find them more likable and worth getting to know if they present “a curated, polished version of the self.” Yet in his research, it was the candid pix that made people more interested in “being friends with or going on a date” with the person pictured. Those he surveyed also reported feeling “more connected” to those in the candid photos and liking these people more overall. “Candid photos made photo targets seem more genuine,” Berger explains. They “seem to provide a glimpse into what someone is truly like, an unvarnished perspective on how they look and behave when others aren’t looking.” However, there are times when candids are less advisable. For example, Berger found that employers on LinkedIn were more interested in hiring someone who used a posed photo. Sadly, it seems the candid “Here I am at 1 in the morning drinking my sixth glass of chardonnay” does not scream, “Hire MEEEEE!” But getting back to online dating, let’s temper Berger’s findings with what we all know: The hotter you look, the more replies you’ll get on a dating site. So, because you’re somebody who often photographs “terribly,” your best bet is getting photos taken that appear to be candid. You do this by having a photographer or friend shoot you “in action”—in other words, appearing not to notice the big honking lens or the iPhone right in your face. Plan to shoot a ton of photos and at least a few will catch you looking babe-alicious. This should help you bridge the photogenic fairness gap—how there are those the candid camera loves and those it loves to make look like ringers for Winston Churchill.

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I’m happily married. My wife is beautiful. She used to put a lot of effort into her appearance, but she now wears sweats and T-shirts everywhere and she never wears makeup or does her hair. I felt really bad about this on our recent date night, when she just put her hair in a ponytail and wore a slouchy army jacket. I want her to keep making an effort to put herself together for me. How can I offer her constructive criticism without making her mad?—Bummed

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You come up behind a ragged, disheveled person standing on the corner and put a dollar in the Starbucks cup they’re holding—and then you realize your error: “Oops! Hi, honey!” I suspect that the term “constructive criticism” was coined by someone who went through life without ever encountering another human being. As I explain in Good Manners for Nice People Who Sometimes Say F*ck, here in the real world, “criticizing people doesn’t make them change; it makes them want to clobber you.” That’s because our ancient fight-or-flight system is a little one-note—juicing us to respond to a verbal attack as if it were an attack by some dude running at us with a bloody spear. So, though it isn’t unreasonable to want your wife to make an effort on date night, you should focus on what you do want to see rather than what you don’t. For example: “Honey, you’re so beautiful, and when it’s date night, it would make me so happy if you did your hair and wore a dress. And I’ll wear whatever you want.” And to get her to make more of an effort day-to-day: “I love you so much, and I want to be sure we keep the romance alive.” Make clear that you aren’t expecting her to do the dishes in an evening dress and a tiara. You’d just be thrilled if, from time-to-time, the thigh-highs could be fishnets instead of, well, hip waders.Y Worship the goddess—or sacrifice her at the altar at adviceamy@aol.com.

Astrology

For the week of November 1

ARIES (March 21-April 19): America’s Civil War ended in 1865. A veteran from that conflict later produced a daughter, Irene Triplett, who is still alive today and collecting his pension. In the coming months, I foresee you being able to take advantage of a comparable phenomenon, although it may be more metaphorical. Blessings from bygone times, perhaps even from the distant past, will be available to you. But you’ll have to be alert and know where to look. So now might be a good time to learn more about your ancestors, ruminate exuberantly about your own history, study the lives of your dead heroes and maybe even tune in to your previous incarnations. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): “I wasn’t in

the market to buy a Day-Glo plastic fish from a street vendor,” testified a witty guy named Jef on Facebook, “but that’s exactly what I did. The seller said he found it in someone’s trash. He wanted 50 cents for it, but I talked him up to a dollar. The best part is the expression on the fish’s face. It’s from Edvard Munch’s The Scream.” I bring this testimony to your attention, Taurus, because I feel it’s good role-modeling for you. In the coming days, I bet you won’t know exactly what you’re looking for until you find it. This prize may not be highly valued by anyone else but you. And it will amuse you and be of use to you in just the right ways.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Where are Chinese gooseberries grown? In New Zealand. What is a camel’s hair brush made of ? Squirrel fur. When England and France waged their Hundred Years’ War, how long did it last? One hundred and 16 years. When do Russians celebrate their October Revolution? In November. Trick answers like these are likely to be a recurring theme for you in the coming weeks, Gemini. That’s why I advise you to NOT be a Master of the Obvious.

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didn’t actually get a windfall during this favorable financial phase, I was glad I’d entertained the fantasy. In alignment with current astrological omens, Libra, here’s the moral of the story for you: Meditate on what educational amusements you’d seek if you had more money.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): In the early

stages of Johnny Cash’s development as a musician, his mother hired a coach to give him singing lessons. But after a few meetings, the teacher counseled him to quit. Johnny’s style was so unique, the seasoned pro thought it better not to tamper with his natural sound. I hesitate to offer you comparable advice, Scorpio. I’m a big believer in the value of enhancing one’s innate talents with training and education. On the other hand, my assessment of your destiny between now and October 2018 impels me to offer a suggestion: It may be useful for you to give some credence to the perspective of Johnny Cash’s voice coach. Make sure you guard and revere your distinctiveness.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): I used to nurture a grudge against Tony Pastorini. He was the high school math teacher who kicked me out of the extracurricular Calculus Club because my proofs were too “intuitive and unorthodox.” The shock of his rejection drove me away from a subject I had been passionate about. Eventually, though, I came to realize what a good deed he had done. It would have been a mistake for me to keep specializing in math—I was destined to study literature, psychology and mythology—but it took Pastorini to correct my course. Now, Sagittarius, I invite you to make a similar shift of attitude. What debt of gratitude do you owe a person you have thought of as a source of frustration or obstruction?

CANCER (June 21-July 22): In accordance with the astrological omens, I recommend that you indulge in any or all of the following exercises. 1. Dedicate an entire day to performing acts of love. 2. Buy yourself flowers, sing yourself a song and tell yourself a story about why you’re so beautiful. 3. Explain your deeply-felt opinion with so much passion and logic that you change the mind of a person who had previously disagreed with you. 4. Make a pilgrimage to a sacred spot that you want to be influenced by. 5. Buy a drink for everyone in a bar or café.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): In the lore

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): “Dear Rob: I saw a photo

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Here’s a parable that you may find useful: An armchair explorer is unexpectedly given a chance to embark on an adventure that she has only read and dreamed about. But she hesitates on the brink of seizing her opportunity. She asks herself, “Do I really want to risk having ragged reality corrupt the beautiful fantasy I’ve built up in my mind’s eye?” In the end she takes the gamble. She embarks on the adventure. And ragged reality does in fact partially corrupt her beautiful fantasy. But it also brings her unexpected lessons that partially enhance the beautiful fantasy.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Author Clarissa Pinkola Estés encourages us to purge any tendencies we might have to think of ourselves as hounded animals, angry, wounded victims, leaky vessels aching to be filled or broken creatures yearning for rescue. It so happens that now is a perfect time for you to perform this purgation. You have maximum power to revise your self-image so that it resounds with more poise, self-sufficiency and sovereignty.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): “A game of chess is usually a fairy tale of 1001 blunders,” said chess grandmaster Savielly Tartakower, a Pisces. “It is a struggle against one’s own errors,” he added. “The winner of the game is the player who makes the nextto-last mistake.” I think this is excellent counsel during the current phase of your astrological cycle, Pisces. It’s time to risk bold moves, because even if they’re partly or wholly mistaken, they will ultimately put you in a good position to succeed in the long run. Here’s a further point for your consideration. Remember the philosopher René Descartes’ famous dictum, “Cogito ergo sum”? It’s Latin for, “I think, therefore I am.” Tartakower countered this with, “Erro ergo sum,” which is, “I err, therefore I am.”Y

of you recently, and I realized that you have a scar on your face. I hope you don’t mind me telling you it resembles an ancient Mayan hieroglyph that means ‘Builder of Bridges for Those Who Are Seeking Home.’ Did you know this? If so, do you think it’s an accurate title for what you do?”—Renegade Leo Scholar. Dear Scholar: Thanks for your observation. I don’t know if I fully deserve the title “Builder of Bridges for Those Who Are Seeking Home,” but it does describe the role I’m hoping to play for Leos. The coming weeks will be an excellent time for your tribe to clarify and cultivate your notion of home.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): I used to scoff at people who play the lottery. The chance of winning big is almost nil. Why not invest one’s hopes in more pragmatic schemes to generate money? But my opinion softened a bit when the planet Jupiter made a lucky transit to an aspect in my personal horoscope. It really did seem like my chances of winning the lottery were unusually high. I started dreaming about the educational amusements I’d pursue if I got a huge influx of cash. I opened my mind to expansive future possibilities that I had previously been closed to. So even though I

of ancient Greek mythology, the god Prometheus stole fire from his fellow deities and sneakily gave it to us humans. Before our patron provided us with this natural treasure, we poor creatures had no access to it. As I gaze out at your possibilities in the coming months, Capricorn, I foresee you having Promethean inclinations. Your ability to bestow blessings and spread benevolence and do good deeds will be at a peak. Unlike Prometheus, however, I don’t expect that you’ll get into trouble for your generosity. Just the opposite!

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