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Strength Welcome to this week’s Reno News & Review. As I write this—in the afternoon on Tuesday, Oct. 10—wildfires are blazing through Northern California. Some of us here at the RN&R office are monitoring the news closely, hoping to hear safe-and-sound messages from friends who live over there. It’s a terrible thing. And every time I refresh my Google news feed, it seems like the damage gets worse. Condolences to the families of the people who have died in the fires. And condolences also to those folks who have lost homes or businesses or other personal possessions in those fires. That can be devastating. Personal safety has to come first, but it’s difficult to even imagine the loss of a home and all that it might contain. Reading about these fires— worrying from afar about friends, family, acquaintances and strangers—fills me with anxiety. And also—much to my frustration—a sense of deja vu. That feeling of anxious, empathetic concern has been a nearly constant companion the last few months. Hurricanes, gun violence, earthquakes, wildfires. The headlines keep using the word “apocalyptic.” Help where you can. Donate money or blood. Volunteer. Fight the good fight. And make time for your family. Make time for your friends. Eat. Drink. Exchange books. Listen to music. There’s always more to discover. Learn to hike. Learn to bike. Don’t be afraid to use the word “love.” For some reason, I’ve been listening to a lot of the Smiths recently, and there’s a lyric I keep thinking about: “It’s so easy to laugh/It’s so easy to hate/It takes strength to be gentle and kind.”
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Las Vegas and guns Who do Americans need to fear? Islamic State, Al-Qaida, Arab terrorist? or white American men? Looks like it is the latter. Republicans have a role in this. These guys are advocates for essentially no gun control whatsoever. In fact, they are trying to pass legislation that would legalize “cop killer” bullets, gun silencers, and concealed carry across state lines. The very first law that President Trump modified allowed mentally incompetent people to own guns. We do not ban people on the “no fly list” from owning guns. While the massacre was going on in Las Vegas, the Republicans allowed the children’s health care (CHIP) law to expire. And these guys claim to be for family and Christian values. Are you kidding me? So, do Republicans get credit for all these shootings? Just asking. Don McKechnie Sparks The second amendment of the United States Constitution states: “A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” Obviously, the need for a state militia has been replaced by the National Guard and Coast Guard, whereby trained military personnel are entrusted with the defense of this country against domestic enemies. Their weapons are tightly controlled and safeguarded. The only two reasons for a citizen to own a firearm are for hunting or defense of the household from intruders. In either case, ownership of a handgun, shotgun or rifle is more than adequate to satisfy these purposes. There is absolutely no need for any U.S. civilian to own any weapon more powerful or sophisticated than these. Accordingly, all handguns, shotguns and rifles must be licensed and registered to the degree necessary to match weapon
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to owner at the click of a computer key. Furthermore, we must guarantee that the mentally ill do not gain access to them under any circumstances. Finally, if we had prohibited the purchase of more sophisticated weapons, several innocent victims would not have died or been harmed at shopping malls, college campuses, Congressional meetings, churches and now concerts. We as a country must deal with this issue immediately lest our society fall back to the days when everyone carried a holster. Joe Bialek Cleveland
save my concerns about the well being of my wife after the fact. A quote by Dr. Brian Callister in the article reads, “We have advanced so far in control of pain and symptoms that we can look you in the eye and say, We can control your symptoms.” Now, that’s really nice and thoughtful; you can administer enough pain medication so that we will be no more than breathing zombies! I will pass on that. Dan Archuleta Sparks
Unturned pages Re “In passing” (cover story, Sept. 28): First, I would like to commend you for printing this article. It is high time we humanoids talked about the “End of the Hunt” openly and simply deal with it. The article was in depth and worthy of much needed publicity and discussion. However, I found that there were zero comments devoted to a subject that most of us old farts consider far and above keeping our mostly worthless, worn-out carcasses alive. That issue is called quality of life! I am now 80 years old, and for about 75 years of my life I was an active, athletic, and energetic man and had no major health issues. I can honestly say that I have led the life of at least a half a dozen men and left very few pages unturned. Currently, I am undergoing treatment for the removal of a cancer attached to my bladder and face another minor surgery for a biopsy in November to determine where we go from there. For the most part, I am mobile but have a great deal of difficulty (and pain) climbing stairs and simply doing odd jobs in or around household. My doctor simply said, “These things can get out of hand, so we have to watch it carefully.” Who knows where this will lead me? I consider myself a Christian and thus have no fear of death,
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Does Christopher Columbus deserve a holiday? asked at the saint, 761 s. ViRginia st.
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My first thought this morning when I saw a commercial for a Columbus Day sale was, “So, you’re telling me I can walk into the store, take anything I want, shit on the floor, kill somebody, and walk out? And I’m all clear? All good to go?”
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What he did was not correct, because it’s still fucked up, but he definitely had enough courage to sail across the world and find something new. It’s definitely monumental and statue-worthy, but I don’t really celebrate Christopher Columbus.
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GOP games the system Republicans in Clark County are busily circulating petitions to recall three members of the Nevada Senate. None of the three—Joyce Woodhouse, Nicole Cannizzaro and Patricia Farley—have done anything to warrant recall except not vote as Republicans would have preferred. The fact that all three are women is probably not a coincidence, either. Farley offended Republicans by leaving the GOP, but that is hardly an indictable offense. It’s an insider’s issue. It’s also something for Republicans to challenge, if they can, in her next regular election. If the petitioners dig up 15,000 signatures on each of the three petitions, Clark County taxpayers will be handed the bill for an estimated $153,310 to pay for the recall elections, according to Clark County Registrar of Voters Joe Gloria. This is part of the modern Republican Party’s strategy of trying to win, through administrative manipulation, victories they can’t win in regular elections. Their techniques include using recall elections, voter ID, presidential electors, unscheduled redistricting. All of these knavish tricks are technically legal. They are also underhanded. In 2002, California Republicans launched a pioneering effort in this field. Literally just days after Gov. Gray Davis was reelected, they began planning a recall funded by a millionaire congressmember. Amid an electricity crisis caused by deregulation and the collapse of the dot-com boom, Davis faced celebrity Arnold Schwarzenegger, who campaigned on the issue of the state deficit. Davis lost and Schwarzenegger served two terms during which he failed to eliminate the deficit and handed it off to Jerry Brown, who eliminated it in less than two years.
Reapportionment is normally done every 10 years, after each census. It’s not usually done at any other time, to prevent constant manipulation of the system each time elections are held and legislatures change party hands. In 2003, U.S. Rep. Tom Delay of Texas came up with the idea of reapportioning eight years early because his party had gained an advantage in the 2004 election and wanted to exploit it. The United States now has its second appointed president in two decades. How healthy can a democracy be when it is saddled regularly with leaders the public voted against? Around the country, Republican legislative majorities are imposing polling place requirements for voter identification aimed at preventing pro-Democratic groups from voting—senior citizens and minorities, groups which have a lower rate of holding personal identification cards. It may affect only a slender slice of the electorate, but every bit helps. In 2014, for instance, Nevada’s attorney general was elected by just .12 of one percent of the vote. Thus, while good-government folks are trying to get people to vote, Republicans are trying to prevent people from voting. All of this renders further unstable a political system that is not in great shape and does not command public confidence in the first place. If elected officials must keep looking over their shoulders in concern that superfluous recalls can be launched at any time or that their districts can be eliminated for no reason, they are going to become more political and personally protective than ever instead of governing. We have enough of that already. Ω
I don’t think he does because the indigenous people of America were here first.
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I’m a little on the fence about it. If you were to break it down, he wasn’t the first person here, so I feel like he probably doesn’t. I feel like Christopher Columbus Day is pointless anyway.
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I don’t know. It’s always been a holiday since I was little, so I don’t know anything different. So, sure—why not?
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by SHEILA LESLIE
Another seeming end to health battles the bill to deprive Americans of their health care was not what it clearly was. Heller petulantly testified that Nevada would be able to tailor its own approach to providing health care, saving money through greater flexibility, despite all evidence to the contrary. It was embarrassing and painful to watch Heller lob softball questions to Sen. Cassidy, who awkwardly overacted his ready-made responses, making wild promises that 80 percent of the nation knows are not true. The Heller/Cassidy discourse was so scripted and so unsophisticated it was hard to believe it was a serious legislative hearing in one of the two highest elected bodies in the land. Nevada’s state legislature would guarantee a more thorough and more honest debate. But Americans are increasingly willing to tolerate incoherent and truly mendacious behavior from their politicians, as is all too obvious when you consider our president. Donald Trump’s core supporters remain loyal even when he says racist, demeaning
and ridiculous things. They excuse his actions and ask the nation to “give him a chance” to improve, as if he were an entrylevel employee struggling with a first job. But you have to look long and hard now to find a Republican willing to defend Heller’s constantly changing position on health care. Democrats, meanwhile, become more incensed with him by the day and more determined to force him into an early retirement should he run for re-election next year. While Heller embarrassed Nevada with his rote and juvenile performance in the hearing, Sandoval was crystal clear about the “false choice” between dramatic cuts in federal funding and the state’s flexibility in designing a Nevada-specific health care system for its citizens. In a statement, Sandoval said he refused to “pit seniors, children, families, the mentally ill, the critically ill, hospitals, care providers or any other Nevadans against each other” if the bill were enacted. The latest estimate shows Nevada would
get more, spend less.
When historians look back at 2017, they’ll have a difficult time understanding the zealotry of Republicans intent on destroying our health care system. Just like our tweetaddicted president who is laser-focused on keeping professional athletes from expressing their beliefs, it doesn’t make any sense. Ten years from now, political science students will study the actions of Nevada’s Sen. Dean Heller in particular, given the high stakes and soap opera quality of his legislative performance as he labored to become a leader in moving health care backward, despite the outrage of his constituents. They’ll wonder how he could have so cavalierly worked against the state’s interests, even when Gov. Brian Sandoval was steadfastly opposed, citing the hundreds of thousands of Nevadans who would lose their health care. Perhaps they’ll watch video of last week’s hearing on the Graham-CassidyHeller-Johnson proposal, also known as zombie Trumpcare, where Heller insisted
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have lost at least a billion dollars under Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson. Heller was utterly unconvincing in his arguments in favor of the bill, leading one to conclude the last-ditch attempt to repeal Obamacare really was just about the politics of placating the right-wing base and the big Republican donors who demanded their due. As Washington moved on from the national battle over health care coverage, turning its attention to cutting taxes for the wealthy, Reno looked more like a developing nation dependent on charity for health care last weekend. More than 1,000 people spent all night in line for a chance to receive free health care from Remote Area Medical, an organization that provides medical, dental and vision care to underserved and uninsured people. It was a sad coda to the health care debate and proof that so much more needs to be done to transform America into the country we all know it can be. Ω
by Brendan Trainor
Tragedy in Las Vegas The horrific mass shooting in Las Vegas that took the lives of 58 innocent concertgoers and wounded about 500 will likely change Nevada and impact our lives forever. Our thoughts and prayers go with the victims and their families. No one knows why Stephen Paddock, the shooter, planned and carried out his evil project. He had homes in Mesquite and Reno and was a high roller in several casinos, betting thousands a hand. He had a relationship with a former hostess at the Atlantis casino but otherwise was a loner. The heroism of individuals caught up in the shooter’s death trap reveals another side of Nevada, the courage and compassion of the people who live and work amidst the glitter and greed. Las Vegas Metro distinguished itself from other mass shooting incidents by the officers’ willingness to run toward the shots rather than establish a safe perimeter for themselves as police have done in earlier incidents. The unarmed private security guard Jesus Campos, whose response to an alarm
distracted the shooter—who then killed himself—deserves our sincere thanks. But most of all we celebrate the courage and bravery of the ordinary people, both at the concert and living in Las Vegas, who helped each other through this ordeal. The Cajun Navy may be in the docks but the Cajun Army was mobilized as people risked their lives to load the wounded into pickup trucks and cabs to take them to the hospital. Men shielded their loved ones with their bodies or helped women and children climb fences to escape, sometimes paying with their lives. The doctors and hospital staff, the interns who volunteered all night, the many who donated blood show how compassionate and dedicated Nevadans are. I cannot say the same thing about the politicians who rushed to exploit the tragedy with the same irrelevant policy proposals that have been tried and failed before. Hillary Clinton made a fool of herself by ignorantly coming out against
a proposed law that would legalize noise suppressors. The shooter’s weapons would still have been heard with suppressors and the rapid firing enabled by the bump stocks would likely have generated enough heat to melt them. The notorious bump stocks are manufactured by a small company in Texas and are used by a handful of enthusiasts who make YouTube videos. Because the shooter used them, they will no doubt be banned to satisfy the gun controllers, and that will likely pass constitutional muster. What we need are not more mandates and bans but more ideas about how to encourage a more positive gun culture. Countries with high gun ownership and low rates of gun crimes like Switzerland, Israel and Finland all incorporate gun ownership with civil defense. Despite the constant claims of government that they are here to protect us, the state has no legal obligation to protect us individually. A system of volunteer civil defense, aside from the police and national guard, would
be one way of encouraging responsible gun ownership. Our schools should abandon their zero tolerance of guns and instead promote organized gun safety and responsibility activities. Statistician Leah Libresco, in a recent Washington Post article, wrote that she used to support gun control but, since the numbers don’t add up, now supports a harm reduction strategy to reduce the gun deaths of the most vulnerable. Of the 30,000 annual gun deaths, two-thirds are white male seniors who commit suicide. Young adult males and abused women make up most of the final third. Libresco advocates special outreach and protections targeted to reduce these deaths. Law abiding, middle-class gun owners should be left alone. Ω
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At left, Pine Middle School. At right, Jamaica Park. Foreground, Neil Road. Nevada uses federal funds for education, parks and roadbuilding, but it surrenders other money for which it is eligible and Nevadans have paid.
Killings delay Bundy trial U.S. District Judge Gloria Navarro has postponed Cliven Bundy’s trial on weapons charges for his role in an armed standoff with federal land agents in 2014. Defense attorneys asked for the delay, telling the judge the Las Vegas mass shooting could sway jurors. She granted a postponement but rejected requests for a 90-day delay and a change of venue to Reno. She did not say when the trial will begin.
road closure upheld The road dispute in Jarbidge may finally be at an end. In 2000, at the behest of an anglers group, the U.S. Forest Service decided not to reopen South Canyon Road to protect the bull trout in the Jarbidge River. It pitted two groups of Westerners against each other— those who fish and those who dislike federal authority. After Forest Service blocked the road, a number of Nevada figures—many of them law and order Republicans like John Carpenter and Demar Dahl—announced they would reopen “their” road in violation of the law. On July 4 that year, a “shovel brigade” of volunteers went to the site and repaired the road, removing a boulder the USFS had installed to block use. Since then, the case has been in and out of court— the U.S. Supreme Court declined to get involved—with the U.S. Court of Appeals twice ruling against Elko County, which had championed the brigade. Federal Judge Miranda Du has now ruled against the county again, citing the Ninth Circuit’s finding that the Forest Service cannot “ignore federal law.” It will now be up to the Elko County Commission whether to head back to court for another appeal. Jarbidge is in northeast Nevada near the Idaho border. It is one of the least developed regions in the United States, near an area identified by the Center for International Earth Science as one of the three most remote and untouched by humans in the nation.
deep throat movie out Mark Felt, the FBI agent who was revealed in 2005 to be the Washington Post’s “Deep Throat” source, is now the topic of a movie—Mark Felt. Felt is portrayed by Liam Neeson. Felt has a Nevada past. In the 1950s, as an agent in the Salt Lake City FBI office, he sometimes worked in eastern Nevada. On Nov. 17, 1956, he arrested Frank Bacca, a 19-year-old, alleged peacetime draft evader, in the small Nevada mining camp of McGill. Felt once addressed a convention of the Eastern Nevada Peace Officers Assoc. at Fireman’s Hall in Ely. Subtitled “The Man Who Brought Down the White House,” the film gives a sympathetic view of Felt. The director has said he used the movie to make the case that Felt, and not Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, was responsible for ending Richard Nixon’s presidency. After he relocated from the West—and after the Watergate affair—Felt was convicted of authorizing illegal break-ins of antiwar offices. He was pardoned by President Reagan in 1981. The Reno Cinemark theaters plan no showings. In Sparks, Galaxy theater assistant manager Steven McNeals said, “Unfortunately, we are not currently showing the film Mark Felt. ... I’m very sorry, as it does look like a great film.”
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Numbers game How much federal money does Nevada get? For every tax dollar nevada residents send to D.C., the state gets 95 cents back, which ranks Nevada 23rd highest in the nation. If that’s the case, it would be a sharp, almost shocking improvement in Nevada’s situation. The figure comes from an organization called WalletHub, a personal finance website that is better known for list-making—“Best state to have a baby”; “Most livable beachside community”; “Most fun cities in America,” and so on. Its lists have often been targets of criticism. In a study of which states are the most or least “dependent” on the federal government, it ran a table labeled “Return on taxes paid to the federal government,” with the result that put Nevada 23rd. This graph was cited in an Oct. 6 Washington Post article. By contrast, in January the Tax Foundation placed Nevada 47th. The difficulty with such competing lists is that sometimes they measure different things while labeling them
similarly. Some lists refer to the reliance of state governments on federal funding, or the federal share of state funding. Others simply describe it as money returned to the states. There is a difference between the two. Social Security payments, for instance, would not be included in the first. They would be included in the second. Then there is the issue of sources. The Tax Foundation finding in January relied on Census Bureau data. WalletHub used Internal Revenue Service figures. And some make calculations that others do not. For instance, the Tax Foundation does this: “During fiscal years in which the federal government runs deficits some spending is financed through borrowing. This creates implicit tax liabilities for states that must be repaid eventually. To incorporate these implicit tax liabilities into the analysis, the following adjustment was made to state tax burdens: First, the total federal tax burden is increased by the size of the
federal deficit. Next, this total burden is allocated among states based on each state’s proportion of the actual federal tax burden. Finally, adjusted spendingper-dollar-of-tax-ratios are calculated by dividing actual expenditures by the adjusted tax figure, effectively making figures deficit neutral.” As best we could tell, WalletHub does not make a similar calculation. However, Washington Post fact checker Glenn Kessler said WalletHub arrived at its figure of 23 for Nevada with a calculation “that combined three different metrics.” Those metrics were “Return on Taxes Paid to the Federal Government” (which was figured by “by dividing federal funding in U.S. dollars by IRS collections in U.S. dollars”), “Share of Federal Jobs” and “Federal Funding as a Share of State Revenue.” When WalletHub considered only which are the states most reliant on the federal government, Nevada drops to 44. Even that is higher than most competing lists. There is a further issue with some of these lists. They are inevitably used politically to indicate how good a job a state’s congressmembers are doing bringing home the bacon. For instance, in 2011, the Nevada Republican Party posted some news clips on its website under the heading “More Problems Securing Federal Dollars.” The clippings referred to federal funding Nevada did not get: “Nevada is dead last in per-capita federal funding for state programs such as health, education and transportation, according to a new report from the Brookings Institution.” “Nevada has the nation’s worst unemployment—14.2 percent—but ranks 46th in stimulus benefits.” “Southern Nevada has 2 percent of the country’s homeless, but gets just 0.4 percent of $1.7 billion in funding from the Department of Housing and Urban Development.” The site then posted a statement by a GOP official: “Senator Harry Reid loves to tell Nevadans that ‘nobody can do more,’ but when it comes to securing federal support nobody has done less for his home state.” In a 2007 letter to the editor of the Las Vegas Review-Journal, GOP official Dan Burdish noted that Nevada congressmembers Reid, John Ensign,
Shelley Berkley and Jon Porter all held either. Congress has already appropriated the influential posts in D.C. “We probably have money. If Nevada does not get the funding, the strongest congressional delegation in another state will get more. These states will the country, and yet we cannot get to the have better schools, more effective health national average in money returned to the care systems, more efficient energy sources, states,” he wrote. “If there is a funding shorthigher levels of exports and cutting edge age for highways and education, it can be research. The Silver State will have the laid at their feet.” status quo.” The problem with this interpretation is During the troubled administration of that how much money returns to the states is Nevada Gov. Jim Gibbons, he threatened to influenced as much by state as by federal reject federal funds for both highways and legislators. Nevada traditionally has unemployment compensation. This opted out of numerous federal was during the Great Recession, programs because it did not and he received harsh criticism “If Nevada want to pony up the usually and eventually accepted the small matching funds. funds. does not get the In 2013, the Brookings Many of these studies are funding, another Institution’s John Hudak packaged in language that state will get more.” called attention to this suggests an agenda, and if it lack and wrote, “States doesn’t, one appears when it John Hudak with power in Congress is reported by many of today’s Brookings Institution tend to receive more grant online sites. Some use the more money. Swing states tend to pejorative term dependent rather than reliant. One site even referred receive more grant money. States to the state as “mooches” for accepting with deeper need tend to receive more funds returned from D.C. Remarkably, this grant money. Nevada tends to be all of these was the politically conservative CNS News, things. … Attention must be paid to the formerly known as Conservative News effort—or the lack of effort—of the state Service. government. For many grant programs, One graph in the Atlantic Monthly of regardless of the final recipient of money, WalletHub data was labeled “States by state agencies are required to serve as the return on taxpayer investment.” Taxes are applicant. … Federal funding helps balance paid, not invested. An investment is a willstate and local budgets and can reduce local ing expenditure, and not all taxpayers are tax burdens. Additional grant money to willing. Ω Nevada does not increase federal deficits,
A storytelling of ravens was meeting on a fence along Keystone Avenue. The one perched higher than the others appeared to be presiding. Storytelling is the collective noun for ravens. We’re not making this up. We chose storytelling over the alternative group name—an unkindness. Repeat, we’re not making this up. Look it up. PHOTO/DENNIS MYERS
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The five women you meet in jail
A former inmate profiles her cellmates
bY CAITLIN THOMAs
911 Parr Boulevard, we wait. We wait for anything. Mail. Visits. Court. Prison. We are patient in our pound, where women pretend to be girls and girls pretend to be women. I had the honor of doing four months flat in this bloodbath of lesbian drama and 20 second, timed showers. I got out on May 18 and felt like a tourist in my own city and a stranger to some of my friends. For four months, I was absorbed in women and rules. I still think of these dreamgirls on the daily. They left an impression of friendship I don’t think I’ll ever shake. And maybe I don’t want to forget—their colored hair and roots coming through as the season changes. Also, the ones who buzzed their hair altogether. Sometimes I paint them on afternoons when the light is right on my balcony and I feel like I’m on the cusp of revisiting dirty nostalgia. I can almost taste the 4 a.m. oatmeal. It’s like that feeling of watching a really gross porn, getting off, and being unable to shake the shame. One’s hair sometimes tells the truth, though. Sidney was totally a brunette, but we treated her like a blonde— carefree and fun. We wouldn’t remind Janelle that her highlights were fading because we were all fading. Into what, though? We all just wanted to go home. But some of us killed people. (She gave out the bread rolls at dinner.) Some of us stole people’s credit cards and slid until the cashier gave them the “really?” look. And some of us didn’t pay our speeding tickets for five years. And I shouldn’t have had heroin on me two years ago, but I did. But this piece, it’s about the collective “us,” people with addictions and mental problems that led us down the rabbit hole of Chuck Allen’s Washoe County Jail. It’s about some of the women you see every day who hide their secrets in their Prada purses. Some of us die, go to prison, or end up in a mental institution. If you’re lucky, you go to prison. If you’re really, really lucky you may escape and recover into a non-destructive, “happy” person like the bank tellers whose smiles look almost surgically pasted on. Back to me—but this isn’t about me; I totally, like, hate attention—I had to let myself fade a little too. We laid on our bunks and took in our punishment, whatever that was. (I always believed it was the food.) As an avid reader and writer, I always kept myself busy and kept a routine like a drill sergeant with track marks that read like a map to the next mission. My drastic imagination was the only thing that kept me from breaking my fist on the sink and drinking the juice. If you took a chainsaw to my split ends you could find the bridge to Terabithia. The book cart was my saving grace, and I resented the fact they would only update them every two weeks. Tall tales saved my sanity. I think I made it through unsinged. Almost. But there were some of us who couldn’t read, and I understood why they screamed at night. I’ve been in and out of jail for the last two years because of my disease of addiction. I have zero shame about this. I want to explore our jail system at good old Parr Boulevard when it comes to the feminine divine. I met a wide variety of characters—too good for reality shows. Let’s stereotype them the best we can, shall we? Putting women into boxes and defining them is nothing new, and it’s easy. I like easy.
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Trap 1 1. The Queen You’ve seen her at 7-Eleven, outside, on the phone bitching at her ex-boyfriend about the paternity of little Jace, and you’ve met her current boyfriend, Smoky, outside the Walmart on Second Street. He asked you for a Newport. You gave him one. Then he asked for another and if he could use your cell phone. She’s in jail about 70 percent of the year, studies show. Her tattoos are a work in progress, along with her GED studies and frontal cortex lobe. She worked at a call center for two weeks once. But let’s not be a pessimistic Patsy. She offers Reno more than uneven cleavage and expired bus passes. The trap queen—or if we are sticking to her original alias, “the street bitch”— takes care of the trap (usually a weekly motel room used to sell drugs and venue prostitutes—shit, I mean sex workers). She keeps track of who comes in and out to buy merchandise or return Alexis’ hair straightener. Her pierced dimples are just as cliché as her soundtrack, which is probably an artist you don’t want to hear and will fade out, too. Unfortunately, sometimes an undercover cop entraps the queen in her own trap. So, she does the time and doesn’t snitch, and brags about how she doesn’t snitch. A lot. She goes down for her man, in multiple ways. Still, there is honor in the street bitch. She does not bitch about jail, and she’s ready for inspection every morning at 7. Hell, she’s ready for prison after sentencing. There’s something to be admired about the street bitch, who goes with the flow and only cries into her pillow at night when she thinks her cellie (cellmate) is asleep. (I hear you. I care. I promise not to tell the world, except this publication.) And if you look closer at her face, that tattooed teardrop starts to look like a rain drop on a mountain top. You’ve probably read it on her chest: Ride or die. The street bitch rides. She’s an inspiration in the way of dealing with things, though. Fuck a counselor. If you’re crying in jail, the street bitch will pull you aside and let you know how to deal with your missed visit with your dad. Why? Because she’s ridden this ride too many times, and her wisdom sweats out of her pores as she stretches in her cell, as if she could move those brick walls and escape. She also knows how to make the perfect commissary order (groceries for jail). The street bitch just knows, and she’s an important asset to the Washoe County Jail. She just knows.
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The BiBle 22. Woman “Do you have a Bible? Just let me get you a Bible, and then I’m sure the judge will believe in his true...” Wait what? Oh, sorry, I fell asleep. Please, if there is a god, make her stop. I’ve had a few Biblethumpers as cellies, and while I appreciate the quiet and prayers before court, I could do without the studies and questions. And crying. I like denial, and crying can really get in the way of that. Their optimism is as false as their prayers for bail. And every time some inmate goes home, they think Jesus himself went through the courthouse metal detectors and vouched for Deb’s child abuse case. “Jesus told me last night, Debs was going to go home.” “Bullshit,” I reply and go back to Game of Thrones. Pause. After Tyrion’s trial, I got so excited. I had to do something, anything. I then convinced her that Jaime Lannister was one of the apostles. She gave me an interested look and grabbed different versions of the New Testament. For two days, she buried her unruly gray hair in the texts only not to find Waldo. Look, I’m not the devil, but when you’re on 23-hour lockdowns because Chuck Allen’s jail has a death rate that is nearly five times the national average, you’ve got to pass the time somehow. And really, sometimes, pray. The Bible woman is usually in her 50s, and it’s usually alcohol that flips her casual existence. “I like my wine,” the overweight granny pinches the front of her glasses and slides her Bible to the side. “I just like it a little too much.” She showers you with pictures of her granddaughters and details of her honeymoon with her husband, Roy, who has a gambling problem. “He wasn’t always like that,” she would say, and I would offer her a hug that would last a little too long. I asked to be her jail granddaughter once. “Oh, dear, you’re too sweet, but I’m getting released in a week.” I would shrug. “When do you get out?” she would ask. “I don’t know, never?” And then I turn my body opposite her and get lost in the incest and fire of Game of Thrones again, convincing myself that my direwolf would save me, not Jesus Christ, but Jon Snow, Our Lord and Savior.
menTal 33. The healTh ChiCk She’s out of her fucking mind and not in a hot Harley Quinn way. I’ve had some crazy birds as cellmates too often, especially this last stint when I did my fourmonth stretch. What I don’t like about the mental health girls is how unpredictable they can be. With a street bitch, you know she’s going to be writing postcards after lunch to her husband in prison. With the Bible thumper, you know she’s going to be doing her Bible studies at the big table with all the other grandmas, drinking instant coffee and talking out-dates. But some women—you’re not sure what their next move is, like some fucked-up chess game. Therein lies my next cellmate, and we shall call her X. X liked to talk about her daughter’s discharge during dinner time. X liked to call me her little mouse. She had full-on conversations with herself in the mornings, and I used to write down what she would say—that’s how bored I was. Her teeth were perfect except for one missing in the front, no doubt from some altercation. In a moment of mental dementia, she told me a story about her daughter’s quinceañera and how she wore a flowing flower of a dress—a pink confidence of Judy Blume realism and pride, dedicated to her heritage. X cried and said it was the best day of her life. Her daughter came out to the song “I Knew You Were Trouble” by Taylor Swift, and 15 balloons exploded like fireworks. Three days later, X cried all day like an SPCA commercial was looping in her brain. It was her daughter’s big 18th, and she had no money to call on the phone. I swiftly offered to let her use some of my phone time. She swiftly threatened to kick my ass while I was cleaning the cell. I had a broom in my hand and a general rage in my system that had built up for a few days due to her existing in it. She made an already small cell feel smaller. Caitlin, put the broom down. Caitlin, she has mental problems. Caitlin, this is like fighting a kid in a wheelchair. X had a new cell five minutes later, and I kept my composure and wore it like a badge for the rest of the afternoon. Rumor has it she did the rest of her sentence in the hole (solitary confinement cell).
The “Gay For 44. The STay” ChiCk Here is the classic diary of a young woman who comes to jail for the first time who has never even touched another girl’s labia. Like the escalation of drug use, it’s a growing epidemic of straight girls fighting loneliness with any defense mechanism their subconscious can muster. The following narrative will follow our hero, Sarah the Straight, through the trenches of jailhouse sex-politics. Week One: No, I’m straight. Week Two: No, I mean, once my boyfriend comes to visit me next week, you guys will believe I am, like, totally not a lesbian, but the shaved haircut is really kind of cute on some girls here. Week Three: [Boyfriend doesn’t show. Her soul is an Edgar Allen Poe poem filled with worms.] Yeah, I think he’s still at work and missed the visiting time, again. But, yeah, Brittney has been looking cute lately with the cornrows and half-shaved head. It really brings out her eyes. But I couldn’t do that to my boyfriend. I only hook up with girls when he’s around. Week Four: Fuck him! I just talked to his mom on phone time, and he hasn’t even mentioned coming to visit me, let alone putting money on my books. I’m done! I need to stay single for a while in here anyway. My lawyer says he can get my bail reduced, so I’m out of here, bitches! Week Five: So, my lawyer says the motion for my bail reduction was denied. But I’m not that upset because of Brittney. She’s really been there for me these past two weeks. She even held my hand during movie night. AUTHOR’S NOTE: Once a week the whole unit sits in plastic chairs and watches a movie that was popular in the 1990s, and the DVD skips at least six times. No, it’s not hipsterdom or ironic, it’s just sad. This is the equivalent of a “date” in the outside world. You sit next to your love interest. It’s not cute or surviving. It’s just sad. We also get popcorn that was from the 1990s. You hold the wrong girl’s hand though—I’ve seen fights on the yard. “Why you gotta fuck with my bitch during Lion King?!” Fist connects to face, and so on. OK, back to my rendition of a straight girl grasping at straws—or a closeted lesbian … you never really know, do you? Our hero is mysterious and complex.
AuThor of 55. The This ArTicle Week Six: Things are getting pretty serious. She bought me a Twinkie on commissary, and I don’t even like Twinkies, but I’m totally going to act like I do. She snuck me a note under my dinner tray saying I should shave my head like hers. Like I would ever do it! She’s so funny. I’m pretty sure I’m falling in love with her. Week Seven: Brittney screamed at a girl for looking at me today. It was so cute. And she even punked someone out of the shower so I could use it first. I love her. I love her. I love her. Week Eight: No. No. No. They’re sending my love to rehab next week. Fuck the inmate assistance program, and fuck drug court for sending her there. She needs me— not some counselor. I’m shaving my head to show exactly how deep my love goes. Week Nine: Well, all my hair is gone. And Brittany is too. She never even got to see it. I’m fine. She gets visitors at rehab, right? Week 10: I miss my hair.
Surprise! Plot twist. I’m number five. There are a million reasons, actually four pin-points before you got here. I am all four women. No, I don’t have split personalities with different names like that one show on Showtime with Toni Collette. God, she’s a good actress. I’m a fake, but not that good. While I was in jail, my eyes wandered to girls when they got out of the shower, the dripping of their hair down the back. One time in March. (I only remember the month because I nicknamed it March Sadness in my jail diary.) I thought I stopped time in my cell. It was two in the morning for four hours— I still swear by it. I never touched a Bible in jail, but I chanted, like some wannabe guru, when I didn’t have a cellmate. I ordered an extra pad of paper so I could start a cult. I still keep it in my closet like a skeleton. And being a street bitch is so common in any city. My boyfriend has definitely asked to use your cell phone outside of Walmart. I had high friends in places. I was the girl next to him, twisting my hair in JonBenet ringlets and shaking my head back and forth, wanting to go home. Even on the outside, I always wanted to go home.
I’m home now and as happy as a pessimist can be. I write long words and work dead-end jobs. I strum my guitar a little more slowly and worship my mother like a goddess for torturing her for so long by playing with fire over and over again. I don’t push black heroin into my arms anymore. And I’m thinking of dying my hair black and growing it out. Black is the hardest color to fade. You don’t need a back-number to peel back your layers and focus on the four details of the women I danced with. But be careful. After-all, the devil is in the details. But what do I know? I’m just another crazy street-bitch who stares at girls with wet hair. OK, now it’s time to stop time. Ω
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You’ve probably noticed the two blue, 80-foot women that watch over Reno from the Whitney Peak parking garage. They’re hard to miss. Painted in 2015 and 2016 by Erik Burke and Christina Angelina—artist names OverUnder and Starfighter, respectively—these paintings are just a few of almost 150 that have turned this city into something of a mural magnet in recent years. Soon, a third female-centric mural will go up on the last blank wall of the garage, painted by South African artist Ricky Lee Gordon, effectively marking the end of obscurity for Reno street art. Besides the fact that Gordon is super famous, he is also a part of a larger ensemble that includes 30 other international, national and local artists who make up the inaugural Reno Mural Expo. Other attendees include Collin van der Sluijs, Dr. Chip Thomas, Troy Lovegates, Sebastian Coolidge, David Young Kim and Yale Wolf, as well as local favorites Joe C. Rock, Bryce Chisholm, Mike Lucido, Kelly Peyton and Jamie Darragh. With them, they bring images of climate change, Nevada history, immigration, native issues and extraterrestrial encounters. “We’ve been working on [the expo] for close to a year and a half now,” said Eric Brooks, mural expo and Artspot Reno co-founder. For the past two years, Brooks has been leading mural tours with Geralda Miller, his co-founder of both projects. “We realized that with all of the people that we’ve talked with, and in interacting with the artists, we needed to have a bigger celebration of creativity,” Brooks said. 14 | RN&R | 10.12.17
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Eric Brooks is co-founder of Reno Mural Expo.
But turning a two-hour weekend tour into a full-on festival is harder than you think. Or maybe it’s as hard as you think. “It was an interesting process of convincing artists to sign on when we didn’t have walls or money, getting business owners to sign on when we didn’t have artists or money, and getting money when we didn’t have artists or walls,” said Brooks. “It was my first major fundraising project.” Sixty thousand dollars later, the expo is slated to happen— thanks in no small part to the City of Reno, the project’s three dozen community collaborators, and its relatively silent partner, Erik Burke, who is responsible for recruiting a good chunk of out-of-town talent. In addition to business sponsors like Whitney Peak and Mynt, the City of Reno has also thrown its support behind the project after seeing what mural festivals can do to enliven downtown areas.
Sticky partS You would think that painting 20,000 square feet of vacant brick and concrete with beautiful images seems like a no-brainer, but the politics of mural festivals can get complicated quickly. First of all, you can’t swing a paintbrush in this town without someone crying gentrification. That concern is not wholly unfounded. Midtown has followed a development pattern that is typical for neighborhoods and cities experiencing growth spurts. Art is followed by retail and restaurants, and they’re followed by advertising. According to Lamar Advertising Vice President
Reno is about to become home to a new mural expo
Matt Strofus, midtown is the place for clients who want to advertise in a location that is “hip and trendy.” “The more Midtown develops, the greater the demand,” Strofus said during a recent phone call. Whether this is positive or negative depends on who you are. “It’s nothing new,” said Brooks. “The more people who move in from the Bay and with Tesla and the tech companies, it will go beyond gentrification to where the cost of living is much higher than the wages anyone is willing to pay. Minimum wage is $7.25, and a studio apartment in midtown is now $850-900. It’s super hard to live.” Another sticky issue is the inherent tension between making art and selling out, temporary and permanent. For some artists, this illustrates the gap between graffiti and other street art. Traditionally, two main differences between graffiti and murals are that the former is illegal and usually trades in words, while the latter is legal and focuses on images. There is also plenty of crossover talent. Dutch muralist and former graffiti artist Collin van der Sluijs is a regular at mural festivals. Firmly on the other side of “making it,” van der Sluijs gave a rock ’n’ roll analogy in a recent phone call. “I always see a lot of the same names [at festivals],” he said. “People tour like a band. They just make a Europe trip for a few months or so.” Though van der Sluijs started tagging when he was 11, he now supports himself by doing paid murals, including the one he will create in collaboration with Troy Lovegates at the expo. Second-time muralist and Reno local Jamie Darragh is in a different place. She is neither attached to the
permanence of her art, nor convinced that graffiti is the best way to come up. “If you’re going to paint on walls, you should do it legally,” said Darragh. “I think if anything happens to it, it’s cool that it would be up for as long as it is.” Perhaps the best example of the gray area surrounding street art profiteering is the Banksy piece that sits in the back room of the Sierra Arts Foundation—on display through the end of the festival. Taken at face value, it is just a car-sized wall with an image of a rat in a Che Guevara hat, holding a can of red spray paint. The piece was “saved” by art collector Brian Greif after Banksy’s much sought after murals started getting poached, tagged or painted over in San Francisco back in 2010. In order to prevent the “Haight Street Rat” from a similar fate, the well-intentioned Greif paid for and cut out the wall in an attempt to donate the piece to a museums. Several turned down his offer. At the same time, Greif was flooded with six-figure offers from private collectors for his Banksy (“Walled in,” RN&R, Sept. 21). Now, the piece sits in No Man’s Land, “I always see a lot of the same touring galleries across the country for no cost, names [at festivals]. People trying to find a permanent public home, and tour like a band. They just watching over Reno’s first mural festival.
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Collin van der Sluijs, muralist
To be fair, it is entirely too soon to declare the Mural Expo a direct cause—or effect—of commercial interests run amok. For every artist who “parachutes in” to make work, there’s one who does not. For every business that gets a mural for sponsoring the Expo, there are private foundation dollars and in-kind donations that bolster the event for those who cannot afford it. Artists are being flown in, put up, fed and compensated. Furthermore, the City may well see some benefits. Brooks said that several cities in the U.S. and Canada have issued reports saying that outdoor murals have reduced vandalism and made for safer walking spaces. In addition to making it right for the artists, the expo also provides a good bit of education for the public in the form of mural tours, workshops for schools, and a screening of A New Color, a film about the story of the mural expo’s master of ceremonies, Edythe Boone. Led by van der Sluijs, student programming will take place at Hug High School and possibly a few more unconfirmed locations. Though the prospect of using actual paint is still being worked out with Washoe County School District, van der Sluijs is an optimist. “It would be fun to do some lectures, but maybe we could figure out a way to get their hands a little bit dirty, but not toxic, you know?” As for the new artists, getting a chance to paint at the expo is an education, too. For Darragh, this means showing up with a game plan and some confidence. “What’s really important is to get the main parts [of the mural] done, and then if I have extra time to add some detail, then I will,” she said. “I think I can manage this wall by myself. I’ve got it. I hope. We’ll see.” Ω
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TALK Larry Harvey in Conversation with David Walker: Reﬂections on the Growth of Burning Man Thursday October 12, 2017 / 6 – 7 pm $12 / $8 Members
Artist Jonathon Keats is working on a 5,000-year calendar that measures time against the growth of long-living bristlecone trees.
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Stewart Harvey, Figures with Dusty Man, (detail), 2001, Digital print. Courtesy of Stewart Harvey
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Not long ago, Jonathon Keats—a San Francisco-based artist, writer and philosopher—was thinking about a disconnect that he’d noticed between our society and the natural world. “I’ve been—I guess as all of us have— noticing how totally out of sync we have become with our planet,” Keats said. “We seem to be aware, at least some of us, of the fact that there is massive climate change taking place, that we’re having a profound effect on the planet. And yet at the same time, all of our systems are built on top of the planet in a way that they don’t really correspond to the ground truth of the planet and how the planet is subsisting, what is happening to the planet itself. So, I started thinking about what the most fundamental way might be to approach that, to potentially provide some mechanism for change in mindset. And it seemed to me that time is really at the essence of everything. We really are, as a society, completely regulated by the clock and by the calendar.” This train of thought inspired Keats to start a new project, a calendar rooted in the daily happenings of the planet. Trees, he realized, were natural timekeepers. “Their ring growth is annual, so therefore we have a new ring every year,” Keats said. “But the thickness of those rings varies with environmental conditions.” The outcome of this idea—a project called Centuries of the Bristlecone—is now in the planning phase. Working in collaboration with the Nevada Museum of Art and the Long Now Foundation, Keats has proposed to construct a 5,000-year “calendar” based on time as it is experienced by the Great Basin bristlecone pine. Bristlecone pines, one of the world’s most long-lived species,
can live for more than 5,000 years. On Mount Washington in eastern Nevada, the Long Now Foundation—a nonprofit that specializes in long-term thinking—owns property that includes groves of these ancient trees. One portion of Keats’ project will occur on Mount Washington, where he has selected five bristlecone pines of varying ages and altitudes. Around each tree, he will place 10 limestone markers in a doublespiral formation, each marked with the estimated date that the tree’s trunk should grow into—and ultimately knock over—the marker. Stones will be placed at intervals of 100 to 500 years, depending on the age of the tree, demarcating each tree’s expected growth during its 5,000-year life span. A second element of the project will be housed at the NMA, where a mechanical calendar will display real-time data on the growth of a sixth bristlecone pine. Data will be sent from Mount Washington back to Reno by satellite. Bristlecone growth is irregular, and climate change may impact the trees in uncertain ways. Over time, Keats expects that dates of the bristlecone calendar will diverge from those of our society’s Gregorian calendar, leaving the viewer to ponder which calendar is correct. “Inherent in this project is that you can see it as an act of extreme hubris that we are going to designate what time it is by the placement of these stones,” Keats said. “One way or another, these are going to be out of sync … and might be out of sync in some sort of completely crazy way.” Keats hopes to see this project come to fruition by 2020, but he’s not making any promises. After all, what is five more years when you’re living on bristlecone time? Ω Jonathon Keats will be speaking about the Centuries of the Bristlecone project at the Nevada Museum of art on Oct. 21 as part of the 2017 art + environment Conference. read more at blog.longnow.org/02016/01/21/ centuries-of-the-bristlecone/.
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“i heard ryan Gosling said yes to Blade runner because he originally thought it was a movie about ice skating.”
Robots in disguise Ridley Scott’s original sci-fi masterpiece Blade Runner came out in 1982—35 years ago. Scott has tooled with the cut of that movie numerous times, resulting in a final cut that was released about 10 years ago. While there was a lot of monkeying—in a good way—with the original, it didn’t seem there was much thought, or chance, for an actual sequel. The original was a box-office bomb and didn’t start gaining its classic status until a decade after its release. In fact, critics beat up on it a bit. Here in 2017, we actually do get a sequel, this time directed by Denis Villeneuve, the visionary behind Enemy and Arrival. (Scott remains involved as a producer.) Harrison Ford, who has classically moaned about the original movie, has, nonetheless, returned to play blade runner Rick Deckard. Ryan Gosling steps into the starring role of K, a new blade runner tasked with “retiring” older model replicants, the synthetic humans originated by the likes of Rutger Hauer and Daryl Hannah in the original. Other than the presence of Ford in the final act of the movie, and the vision of Pan Am and Atari logos still present in the Los Angeles skyline, there’s little to make this one feel like a standard sequel. 2049 goes off on many new tangents, bending the mind when it comes to topics like artificial intelligence, what really constitutes love, and determining what is “real” in this world. Villeneuve, along with writers Hampton Fancher and Michael Green, have concocted a whole new world, a realistic evolution of Scott’s. The film opens with a scene actually meant for the original Blade Runner, one in which a farmer (Dave Bautista) is trying to live a peaceful life before being confronted by K. K finds things at the farmer’s homestead that trigger memories, and the excavation of a body at the site triggers more. At the behest of his boss (Robin Wright), K is off on a mission to find a lost child and, eventually, that old, cranky son of a bitch, Rick Deckard.
There are many twists and turns along the way, and there need to be, because the movie is almost three hours long. This is not a complaint. Cinematographer Roger Deakins puts pure art in motion with his camerawork, giving us a dirtier, gloomier, yet still beautiful Blade Runner. K’s travels take him to the ruins of major cities. Ruined cities have never looked this gorgeous. As with the original, there are things in this movie you have never seen before. Amazing sequences include a battle between two men in an abandoned showroom. The showroom used to house a hologram show starring the likes of Elvis and Marilyn Monroe, and that show gets started up again after somebody flips the switch. It’s one of the more surreal scenes you will see in any movie this year. The same can be said for a moment where K meets Dr. Ana Stelline (Carla Juri), who makes memories for replicants. Villeneuve crafts an eerily beautiful scene where K observes her creating a birthday party memory, which we see as a hologram. It’s one of those movie moments where you think, “Now, that’s some hardcore original shit, right there.” Gosling is in top form as K, a confused member of a future society where one’s sense of identity can be a very confounding thing. His home companion is a very lifelike and cognizant hologram named Joi (Ana de Armas). Much credit goes to Armas for making Joi something far more than a glorified Siri/Alexa. The film has a few flaws. Jared Leto, while not awful, pours it on too thick as Niander Wallace, creator of replicants. And while the film’s finale is fine, it doesn’t live up to the preceding excellence. These are minor quibbles, because the wonders that Blade Runner 2049 delivers far outrun the missteps. Villeneuve has done the legacy of Blade Runner supreme justice with this offering. I actually doubt Ridley Scott could’ve directed this better. Ω
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The messed-up life of pilot Barry Seal gets a movie that’s not messed up enough in American Made, an entertaining film that plays it a little too safe. Drug cartels and Iran-Contra are played for laughs in a story that probably shouldn’t have us giggling all that much. The movie winds up being moderately enjoyable thanks to Tom Cruise sweating it out in the lead role. Director Doug Liman, who teamed with Cruise on the sci-fi masterpiece Edge of Tomorrow, rips off Catch Me if You Can, The Wolf of Wall Street, Goodfellas, Blow and many more in telling the story of the notorious TWA pilot turned pawn for the CIA. Inspired by Seal’s true story—and some of the more outlandish stuff depicted in the film actually happened—the movie starts with him grinding out flights for TWA, smuggling the occasional box of Cuban cigars and trying to support a family that includes wife Lucy (Sarah Wright). He winds up taking a side gig for the CIA, taking reconnaissance photos, delivering arms to Central America. This eventually leads to smuggling drugs for Medellin cartel. The movie is a whirlwind of activity, but skimpy on some of the details that could make it more than just a silly blast. Honestly, this story might have played better as an HBO or Netflix miniseries than a big motion picture. It feels far too slick for the source material and needs some more meat on the bone. A 10-hour running time probably wouldn’t even be enough to cover everything Barry got himself into.
Battle of the Sexes
Usually reliable directors Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Farris (Little Miss Sunshine, Ruby Sparks) somehow manage to make this, the story of Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs’ infamous early ’70s tennis match, quite boring. King is played by Emma Stone, who brings a nice warmth to one of the great trailblazing athletes of the 20th century. Steve Carell labors a bit playing Riggs, the chauvinist pig who challenged the much younger King to a battle of the sexes, an exhibition tennis match to prove the superiority of the male athlete. The actual match happens in the film’s final half hour, and it’s an entertaining half hour that manages to incorporate real footage of Howard Cosell and a realistic depiction of the actual tennis play. The movie doesn’t have much of a pulse in the buildup, portraying King’s love life in a way that would seem too schmaltzy for your average soap opera. Surely, there must’ve been some fireworks when the married King started sleeping with her hairdresser on her tennis tour, but this movie goes a dull and sappy route. I expected to laugh more at this movie, but the film just sort of drags along until Stone and Carell pick up their rackets, which looked a lot like badminton racquets back in the ’70s. The movie also tries to make Riggs too likeable, and it probably would’ve been OK to make him a little nastier. No doubt, Billie Jean King is a legend. This movie doesn’t quite live up to that legend.
Now Netflix chips in on the effort to make us all forget that filmed adaptation of Stephen King’s The Dark Tower with this latest King effort, a powerhouse acting job for both Carla Gugino and Bruce Greenwood. They play Jessie and Gerald, a married couple who have hit tough times. They attempt to rekindle their relationship on a holiday excursion, one that involves her getting handcuffed to the bed. Things go bad, like, really bad, and Jessie winds up in a truly precarious situation that involves starving, dehydrating and hallucinating. The original King novel, of course, finds a way for Gerald to stick around for the whole movie, even after a fatal heart attack, while flashbacks show us other traumas involving Jessie’s dad (Henry Thomas). The movie is, appropriately, hard to watch at times. This is a careerbest performance from Gugino, who carries most of the movie. Greenwood is allowed to get deranged in the role, and he does just that. Visits from a ghostly giant give the movie a supernatural twist, and are legitimately scary. (Available for streaming on Netflix.)
Kingsman: The Golden Circle
The benefit of a movie like Andy Muschietti’s It is that the director and his writers can keep some core themes that worked in the novel but streamline the narrative to make the story work a bit better 30 years after it was written. In that respect, the new It is a triumph. While the 1990 TV miniseries dealt with both the young and older versions of The Loser’s Club, the posse of kids that stand up to evil, the new It stands as Part One, completely dividing the kid and adult stories. There’s also a major time change, with the kids’ story taking place in the late ’80s instead of the ’50s. Thank you, Stranger Things. The core story remains the same: Children in Derry, Maine, have been disappearing for many years, and the film starts with the sad case of Georgie (Jackson Robert Scott), a little boy in a yellow rain slicker who follows his paper boat to the sewer drain and makes an unfortunate acquaintance, Pennywise, the sewer-dwelling clown, played as a savage beast by Bill Skarsgard. The kids are great. The standout is Sophia Lillis as Beverly Marsh. Lillis has that kind of leading-lady-in-ateen-film commanding screen presence.
If you thought Kingsman: The Secret Service was a bit over-the-top, and you liked that aspect of it, you’ll be happy to know that things were just getting started with Matthew Vaughn’s adaptation of the Mark Millar/ Dave Gibbons graphic novel The Secret Service. Kingsman: The Golden Circle is an example of a sequel pulling out all of the stops, going into severe overkill mode, and holding together quite nicely. It’s too long at 141 minutes, and a pug dies, but the action snaps with expert precision, and the cast kicks ass. That cast includes Taron Egerton as Eggsy, Harry Hart’s (Colin Firth) young recruit from the first film. The Kingsman, an underground, sharply dressed spy agency in England, remains in operation. Eggsy has settled down with a royal girlfriend (Hanna Alstrom), and has segued into the life of a secret agent. Then, things start sucking badly as missiles destroy Kingsman headquarters and strongholds, leaving behind only Eggsy and techy Merlin (Mark Strong). Eggsy and Merlin wind up in America, where they meet the Statesman, secret agent allies doing a similar spying service for the U.S.A. The task force includes Tequila (Channing Tatum), Ginger (Halle Berry) and Champ (Jeff Bridges). Harry, despite apparently dying in the first film, makes a comeback, and the movie is better for it.
Writer-director Darren Aronofsky’s latest film, Mother!, is one helluva nutty movie. The film takes unabashedly nasty aim at relationships, the Bible, narcissism, celebrity, art, family, smoking and, oh, yeah, motherhood. By the time it’s over, you might not know exactly what went down, but you know that it landed on the side of cynicism. Jennifer Lawrence plays Mother, an apparently kindhearted partner to Him (Javier Bardem). They live in an old-style country house out in the middle of nowhere. Him is a writer, going through some major writer’s block. They live a quiet life in their little Eden, Mother preparing meals while Him tortures himself, unable to produce a single word for his next great work. Then, there’s a knock at the door. It’s Man (Ed Harris), soon to be followed by Woman (Michelle Pfeiffer), a strange couple who wind up houseguests thanks to Him’s hospitality, and much to the chagrin of Mother. Man and Woman invade Mother’s space, with Man huffing cigarettes and frequently vomiting from illness while Woman swills alcohol and asks Mother extremely personal questions. Later, after a rage-inspired sex session, Mother becomes pregnant, and Him is suddenly fertile with ideas. He writes his next big thing, and their home is besieged by agents, fans, religious zealots, paparazzi, former SNL cast members, policemen, soldiers, terrorists and fire. If there’s a takeaway from Mother!, it’s that Aronofsky doesn’t have the most pleasant attitudes toward celebrity and Sunday school.
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Loaded rice King’s Inn Casino in downtown Reno— opened in 1974 and closed by 1986—hung out on the “doomed to demolition” list for decades. I often wondered why someone didn’t just bulldoze the eyesore. Thus, I was genuinely surprised when it reopened in late 2016 as 3rd Street Flats, a stylish apartment building with a street-accessible mix of retail and restaurant space. I almost can’t believe it’s the same place. Among the new tenants is Reno’s latest Korean spot, Bab Café, which I’ve looked forward to trying since its doors opened earlier this year. The room is modern and inviting. The quick, friendly staff serves up a menu of Korean rice bowls—bab—along with a few appetizers and a kids’ menu. Free wifi is available to customers, which is good since there is next to no cell service once you step inside. There’s a patio and swimming pool just above, which likely has something to do with that. My friends and I started with mandoo ($2.99 for five), a Korean potsticker traditionally made with ground pork and beef, Asian chives, mushroom, onion, tofu, scallion, egg, garlic, seasonings, sesame oil and fish sauce. I don’t know exactly the ingredients of the crispy bites we enjoyed, but they packed a ton of zesty, herby flavor. The rice bowls were served with cups of hot miso soup with plenty of scallion and tofu in a savory broth, a welcome addition to the meal. The menu featured a few styles of bab, each a combination of veggies with a choice of proteins, served apart from each other on a bed of steamed rice, waiting to be mixed together. You can add additional ingredients for a few extra coins, or scale up to a considerably larger portion for an additional $2. I found the regular serving to be plenty for one
person, especially when combined with appetizer and soup. First up was dak-galbi bibim-bab ($9.99) with teriyaki chicken, cooked spinach, carrot, cucumber, radish, zucchini, and egg. The tender meat was cubed, but the veggies, other than the spinach, were zoodled, i.e., cut into long, thin shreds. The sauce was not as sweet as Japanese teriyaki, with just a touch of heat. Additional side sauces included spicy Korean barbecue, spicy mayo and a big bottle labeled “super hot.” The spicy barbecue sauce did have a kick, tempered by a fair amount of sweetness. The extra-rich mayo was akin to Japanese kewpie with a bit of punch. My favorite—super hot—was similar to the most fiery Mexican sauces in my cupboard. A couple shots really hit the spot. Next was kimchi bokkum-bab ($9.99), a bowl of spicy pork fried rice with spicy Korean fermented cabbage, topped with shreds of fresh veg. The rice and pork were tasty, and the kimchi did its part on both flavor and heat. I really liked being able to taste each item separately before mixing. This combination was probably my favorite dish of the meal. A couple of bowls with thin, chopped beef in a classic Korean marinade rounded out the meal—Bulgogi top-bab ($11.99) with steamed baby carrot and florets of broccoli and cauliflower and japchae top-bab ($10.99), essentially the same thing with the addition of stir-fried glass noodles in their own sauce. The beef was excellent, and the veggies were fine, but the addition of japchae’s savory-sweet notes of sweet potato, garlic and sesame made this my second favorite bowl of the evening. Ω
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Rich Delano, pictured here, and Susan Duniphin opened their brewery in Plumas County, California, in 2012.
in the woods We took a convoluted road getting to The Brewing Lair of the Lost Sierra for a Monday picnic lunch and flight of beers. Not literally, although the drive from Reno into nearby Plumas County, California, to get there took about an hour. Our journey to The Brewing Lair started in late June when a family reunion trip conflicted with a magic show. My son was really bummed to miss it, so we thought we’d catch it in Las Vegas during fall break. After considering the required amount of driving and cash, we opted instead for a camping weekend at Lahontan, during which I ran out of time for a distillery visit. The night was cold and motivation low. We broke camp early and headed home. A whole day of potential family fun remained, and my wife wanted to take a drive to see some fall color, so to The Brewing Lair we went! Opened in 2012 as Undercover Ale Works, rebranding came shortly after legal action over another beer with “undercover” in the name. Now going on year six as The Brewing Lair, founding couple Susan Duniphin and Rich Delano brew tasty craft beers in this charming pocket of northern California. Charming barely describes it, really. It’s easy to miss the dirt driveway if you’re not paying attention driving CA70 from Hallelujah Junction. It takes you through quaint logging and Gold Rush towns like Portola and Quincy if you keep going. We got there shortly after the noon opening with a packed lunch for our whole family. Duniphin and Delano oversee a 15-acre forest destination. Kids and (leashed) dogs are welcome in the almost entirely outdoor space. Virtually the only indoor areas are the outhouses and gift shop, part of a recent expansion with the expected T-shirts and
hats, but also artwork and handmade growlers and steins from local potter Joe Winter. The grassy, tree-surrounded grounds were mostly empty during our visit, leaving amenities like disc golf, ping-pong and cornhole free for our enjoyment. The beer is good. As Delano put it, they’re keeping it simple. More than five years in, a small brewery might be chasing market trends, looking for a bigger facility or expanding distribution. During our visit, the five taps were pouring a typical Brewing Lair lineup—four hop-forward beers and one light, approachable sour, probably the only concession to popular beer trends. The other brews included a straightforward, textbook IPA, a single hop variety called Mosaic Solo, and a dark IPA, a mostly abandoned style that was quite popular just a few years ago. Aside from the choice of hops in the Solo, most were familiar. I typically look for any new and interesting beers, but I suspect sticking to a short, familiar roster of recipes works well here, given the limited brewery capacity and small distribution reach. Besides beer, water and canned Izze soda are available to drink. Food options are limited to housemade flavored popcorn or local pizza delivery. However, barbecue grills are available for customers’ use. We gathered our lunch remnants and wrapped up our visit to the Brewing Lair, made a quick Frostee stop in Graeagle and took the scenic drive past old farms and trees, the only things between us and home to conclude the journey that brought us here. Ω
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Reno metal band Kanawhaâ€”Garett Ball, Tony Ashworth, Chris Mastroianni and Mark Earnestâ€” are famous in West Virginia.
Deep roots Kanawha We live in a fragmented world. You know that. Youâ€™ve heard of the internet. Probably even spent some time there. We live in the future, where everyone is famous to 15 people. The monocultureâ€”that single stream of knowledge wherein an entire nation can watch a single TV performance by an unknown band from another country and suddenly know the name Ringoâ€”is gone. Now, we have a vast, weird ocean full of odd subgenres, micro-movements, niche stations and cult starsâ€”all making it clearer than ever that the idea of â€œtimeless artâ€? is bullshit. Works of artâ€”music, theater, novels, movies, whateverâ€”are specific to a certain time and placeâ€”each created with a specific audience in mind. Works proclaimed timeless are usually defined by some historical bias. Nothing is timeless. Nothing is universal. But then again â€Ś thereâ€™s a strong counterargument to this point, and thatâ€™s the first six Black Sabbath albums. That little run of records, spanning five years in the early â€™70s, isnâ€™t universal. Itâ€™s not going to speak to everyone. And those albums are definite products of a specific time and place. But theyâ€™re also not going anywhere. Like Beethoven or Duke Ellington or Hank Williams, Black Sabbath is not in any danger of going out of style. Anyway, that gets us to Kanawha, a group of veteran musicians from Renoâ€™s metal scene: Tony Ashworth on guitar, Garett Ball on drums, Chris Mastroianni on bass, and Mark Earnest on vocals. Comparing a metal band to Black Sabbath is a bit ridiculousâ€”itâ€™s like comparing some new beverage to water. But Sabbath is a clear and direct influence on Kanawha. The guitar riffs are heavy but melodic. The rhythmic section plays powerful, neck-loosening grooves. And Earnest
sings with an Ozzy Osbourne-inspired wail rather than the Greg Dulli-like croon he employs for his other band, Vague Choir. â€œWe sound like if Soundgarden in 1998 got too drunk to play a show and just decided to cover Sabbath for an entire set,â€? said Ashworth. Soundgarden is an audible influenceâ€” but the drunkenness part isnâ€™t exactly accurate. The band isnâ€™t loose or sloppy. But thereâ€™s a distinct lack of pretension. This isnâ€™t a band trying to show off musical chops for the sake of showing off. The songs are tight and grounded. The band name refers to the county in West Virginia where Ashworth grew up. â€œI really just wanted to return to my roots, play some rock â€™nâ€™ roll,â€? he said. An uncle from the area texted him, â€œYour band is huge around here. I see the name everywhere!â€? Earnest and Ashworth split lyric-writing duties. â€œI thought it would be interesting to try to translate somebody else for a while, and see how that changes what I do,â€? said Earnest, who writes all the lyrics for most of his musical projects. â€œAnd it did, because Tonyâ€™s words are kind of abstract in a really intriguing wayâ€”not just word soup. Thereâ€™s meaning behind them, but youâ€™re only seeing part of the picture. â€œThe other thing is that all his lyrics are really good. He hasnâ€™t presented a song about a dragon or a super political song in either direction that I wouldnâ€™t want to do. â€Ś Itâ€™s all been stuff that has made sense to me, and thatâ€™s made me want to write more, too. â€Ś I like that itâ€™s rooted in human nature and real life, instead of being too far into fantasy land or something thatâ€™s too pretentious.â€? ÎŠ
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DJ Trivia, 6:30pm, no cover
Jake’s Garage 5.0, 8:30pm, no cover
Chris Costa, 8:30pm, no cover
Live music, 8pm, no cover
Live music, 8:30pm, no cover
The Loving Cup
Jazz Night, 8:30pm, no cover
MidTown wine Bar
MoodY’S BiSTro Bar & BeaTS
188 California Ave., (775) 322-2480 1527 S. Virginia St., (775) 800-1960 10007 Bridge St., Truckee, (530) 587-8688
Acoustic Wonderland singer-songwriter showcase, 8pm, no cover
Karaoke, 10pm, no cover
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Pignic Pub & Patio’s 3rd anniversary party w/Six Mile Saloon, 5pm, no cover
Bazooka Zac DJ Set, 9pm, no cover
Love Jerks, 10pm, no cover
The poLo Lounge
Ladies Night with DJ Bobby G, 9pm, no cover
Karaoke Sundays, 7pm, no cover
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Others Brothers, 7pm, no cover Bryan Titus Trio, 9pm, no cover
1559 S. Virginia St., (775) 322-8864 76 N. C St., Virginia City, (775) 847-7474
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Tony G’s Blues Jam, 8pm, no cover
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Artist Industry Night, 9pm, no cover
Deep Groove, 5:30pm, no cover
The Last Kings, 9pm, no cover
Saturday Dance Party, 9pm, no cover Bohemian Burlesque presents Hell Bound Beauty, 8pm, $15-$20
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Whiskey Dick’s anniversary party w/Judas Thieves, others, 9pm, no cover
Cash Only Band, 9pm, no cover
XhaLe Bar & Lounge
Rekoh Suave, DZ Beatz, 9pm, no cover charge for women until midnight
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Oct. 14, 7 p.m. The Holland Project 140 Vesta St. 742-1858
Open mic, 7pm, W, no cover Live blues, 8pm, W, no cover
Greg Austin, 9pm, no cover
STudio on 4Th
432 E. Fourth St., (775) 737-9776
Karaoke, 8pm, Tu, no cover Richie Ballerini, 7pm, W, no cover
Caustic Casanova, Corner/Store, Alphabet Cult, Roxxy Collie, 9pm, $5
715 S. Virginia St., (775) 786-4774
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You Play Wednesdays, 8pm, W, no cover
Weight of the Tide album release show, 9pm, no cover
T Sisters, Dainsley, 7pm, $9-$12
1237 Baring Blvd., Sparks, (775) 409-3340
T-N-Keys, 4:30pm, Tu, no cover Dave Messing, 7:30pm, W, no cover
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Seasons of Insanity, Super Natural Heroes, Blackwater, 7pm, no cover
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Tuesday Trivia, 8pm, Tu, no cover
Los Lonely Boys Oct. 14, 7:30 p.m. Harrah’s Lake Tahoe 15 Highway 50 Stateline (775) 427-7274
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2) Steppen Stonz, 8pm, no cover
2) Steppen Stonz, 8pm, no cover Atomika, 10pm, no cover
2) Steppen Stonz, 8pm, no cover Atomika, 10pm, no cover
2) Atomika, 8pm, no cover
2) Platinum, 8pm, M, Tu, W, no cover
2) Jason King, 6pm, no cover
2) The Starliters, 5pm, no cover The Look, 9pm, no cover
1) Christopher Cross, 6pm, 8pm, $30-$60 2) The Look, 9pm, no cover
2) Phil Pruiner, 6pm, no cover
2) Tandymonium, 6pm, M, no cover Mark Miller, 6pm, Tu, no cover Stephen Lord, 6pm, W, no cover
2) After Dark Band, 7pm, no cover
2) After Dark Band, 8pm, no cover
2) After Dark Band, 8pm, no cover
14 Highway 28, Crystal Bay, (775) 833-6333 1) Crown Room 2) Red Room
1) Crystal Garden, 9pm, $15-$18
2) Haylestorm, DJ Paul, 10pm, no cover
2) Metal Shop, 10pm, no cover
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1) Adam Trent—The Next Generation of Magic, 7pm, $19.95-$49.95 2) DJ Montague, 10pm, Tu, no cover
1) Adam Trent—The Next Generation of Magic, 8pm, $19.95-$49.95 2) Jerry Jacobs, 10pm, no cover
1) Adam Trent—The Next Generation of Magic, 5:30pm, 8pm, $19.95-$49.95 2) Jerry Jacobs, 10pm, no cover
2) Rae Sremmurd, 10pm, $19-$23 3) Grand Country Nights with DJ Colt Ainsworth, 10pm, no cover
2) Ayla Simone, 10pm, $15 3) Grand Country Nights with DJ Colt Ainsworth, 10pm, no cover
2) DJ SN1, DJ Josbeatz, 10:30pm, $20 3) Arty the Party, 9pm, no cover
1) Los Lonely Boys, 7:30pm, $38-$46 2) DJ Stretch, 10:30pm, no cover 3) Arty the Party, 9pm, no cover
2) Naked City, 8:30pm, no cover 4) Harrah’s Reno 80th Anniversary Celebration, 4pm, no cover
1) Piff The Magic Dragon, 7pm, 9:45pm, $27-$68.58 2) Naked City, 8:30pm, no cover
ATLANTIS CASINo RESoRT SPA 3800 S. Virginia St., (775) 825-4700 1) Grand Ballroom 2) Cabaret
2100 Garson Rd., Verdi, (775) 345-6000 1) Convention Center 2) Guitar Bar
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Karaoke Elbow Room Bar, 2002 Victorian Ave, Sparks, (775) 358-6700: Karaoke with DJ Toni Tunez, Tue, 8pm, no cover The Point, 1601 S. Virginia St., (775) 3223001: Karaoke, Thu-Sat, 8:30pm, no cover Spiro’s Sports Bar & Grille, 1475 E. Prater Way, Ste.103, Sparks, (775) 356-6000: Karaoke, Fri-Sat, 9pm, no cover West 2nd Street Bar, 118 W. Second St., (775) 348-7976: Karaoke, Thu-Wed, 9pm, no cover
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345 N. Virginia St., (775) 786-5700 1) Theater 2) Brew Brothers 3) NoVi
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2500 E. Second St., (775) 789-2000 1) Grand Theater 2) Lex 3) Race & Sport Book
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15 Hwy. 50, Stateline; (775) 427-7274 1) South Shore Room 2) Peek Nightclub 3) Center Stage Lounge
219 N. Center St., (775) 788-2900 1) Sammy’s Showroom 2) The Zone 3) Sapphire Lounge 4) Plaza 5) Convention Center
2707 S. Virginia St., (775) 826-2121 1) Tuscany Ballroom 2) Terrace Lounge 3) Edge
2) Kuinka, 7pm, no cover 2) Kuinka, 8pm, no cover 3) Ladies Night with DJs Enfo & Twyman, 3) Latin Dance Social, 7:30pm, $10-$20 10pm, $20
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407 N. Virginia St., (775) 325-7401 1) Grand Exposition Hall 2) Rum Bullions Island Bar 3) Aura Ultra Lounge 4) Silver Baron Lounge
1) Adam Trent—The Next Generation of Magic, 2pm, 5:30pm, $19.95-$49.95 2) Jerry Jacobs, 10pm, no cover
1) Adam Trent—The Next Generation of Magic, 7pm, W, $19.95-$49.95 2) DJ Logan, 10pm, Tu, no cover
3) Buddy Emmer and guest, 8pm, Tu, no cover
1) Fabulous Thunderbirds, Elvin Bishop, 8pm, $25-$45
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2) Flock of 80z, 9pm, no cover 4) Mike Furlong, 9pm, no cover
2) Kuinka, 8pm, no cover 3) DJ Spryte, 10pm, $20
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FOR THE WEEK OF OcTObER 12, 2017 For a complete listing of this week’s events or to post events to our online calendar, visit www.newsreview.com. INATURALIST WORKSHOP: Learn how to create an iNaturalist account, document different life forms and become your own naturalist. Please sign up for the account at www.inaturalist.org and download the iNaturalist app before the program. Sun, 10/15, 2pm. Free. Galena Creek Visitor Center, 18250 Mount Rose Highway, (775) 849-4948.
NEVADA SPACE CENTER GALA AWARDS DINNER: The Challenger Learning Center of Northern Nevada’s gala event features keynote speaker Paul Dye, who will share his experiences planning, directing and controlling the activities of the space shuttle team as NASA’s longest-serving flight director. The center will honor his achievements with an official induction into the Nevada Space Center Hall of Fame. Sat, 10/14, 6:30pm. $125-$1,000. Renaissance Reno Downtown Hotel, 1 S. Lake St., www.nevadachallenger.org.
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Hands ON! Second Saturday
The Nevada Museum of Art’s monthly program offers free admission, hands-on art activities, storytelling, a docent-guided tour, live performances and community collaborations. This month’s event will celebrate the Mexican holiday Día de los Muertos. Highlights include making sugar skulls and calaveras skull masks, viewing and contributing to a community altar, children’s storytelling with Kathleen Durham, a performance and presentation by Danza Azteca Aztlán, and Art Investigations in which kids investigate selected artwork and talk with NMA staff about the pieces. The event takes place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 14, at the Nevada Museum of Art, 160 W. Liberty St. Call 329-3333 or visit www.nevadaart.org.
DISCOVER SCIENCE LECTURE SERIES: Scott E. Page presents “The Diversity Bonus” as part of this lecture series. Thu, 10/12, 7pm. Free. Davidson Math and Science Center Redfield Auditorium, University of Nevada, Reno, 1664 N. Virginia St., (775) 784-4591, www.unr.edu/dsls.
20TH ANNUAL FALL FEST CRAFT FAIR: The fair features more than 60 vendors selling a wide variety of arts and crafts, beadwork, baskets, pillows and blankets, artwork, jewelry, baked goods, etc. The event includes a raffle and free trickor-treat bags for kids. Indian tacos will be sold. Fri, 10/13-Sat, 10/14, 10am. Free. Reno/Sparks Indian Colony Gymnasium, 34 Reservation Road, (775) 842-1385.
FAIREST PICTURE—MARK TWAIN AT TAHOE: Follow Mark Twain’s footsteps from Carson City and beyond, and see the locations where he camped and relaxed. See the same views that inspired him to declare Lake Tahoe as the “fairest picture the whole Earth affords.” Copies of David Antonucci’s books, including Fairest Picture, are available for purchase. Sat, 10/14, 2pm. Free. Galena Creek Visitor Center, 18250 Mount Rose Highway, (775) 849-4948.
CONTRA DANCE: No partner is needed to participate in this dance featuring live music with a caller. Stop by at 7:15pm for a beginners’ walk-through. Sat, 10/14, 7:30pm. $10. Southside Cultural Center, 190 E. Liberty St., www.sierracontra.org.
DINE THE DISTRICT FOOD TOUR: Enjoy a variety of eclectic culinary options, spanning from Thai cuisine to pizza. You will receive a food tour map as your formal admission to the self-guided tour. Tickets and map are limited to the first 600 people to purchase online and limited to 100 people on the day of event. Sat, 10/14, 1-4pm. $20-$25. The Riverwalk District, downtown Reno along The Riverwalk, (775) 825-9255, renoriver.org/ features/dine-the-district-food-tour.
HARRAH’S RENO 80TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION: Harrah’s Reno marks its
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80th anniversary with a party that includes a free live concert by ’80s party band Fast Times, free servings from an 80-foot cake and free food vouchers for the food trucks that will be on the Plaza. Fri, 10/13, 4pm. Free. Harrah’s Reno, 219 N. Center St., (775) 786-3232.
the area’s culinary culture with food and drink crawls, themed dinners and dinner specials offered at dozens of participating venues. The sixth annual event culminates with the Chef Showdown, which pits top chefs in a onehour competition for prizes and bragging rights. Thu, 10/12-Sun, 10/15. $0-$30. Various venues in Reno, (775) 772-8447, renobitesweek.com.
RENO RACE FOR THE CURE 2017: The 5K run/ walk will raise funds for local breast cancer community health programs and breast cancer research, and ultimately to contribute to Susan G. Komen for the Cure’s goal of reducing breast cancer deaths in the United States by half by 2026. Sun, 10/15, 8am. $40 entry fee. Reno City Plaza, 10 N. Virginia St., komennevada.org/renorace.
RENO WESTERN AND COLLECTIBLE SHOW: The show offers a wide selection of Western and Native American antiques, clothes, books and related memorabilia. Fri, 10/13, 9am-5pm; Sat, 10/14, 9am-3pm. $10$70. Grand Sierra Resort, 2500 E. Second St., renowesternandcollectibleshow.com.
SATURDAY NIGHT STAR PARTY: The Jack C. Davis Observatory hosts free star parties every Saturday night year round, starting at sunset. The evening starts with a lecture on one of numerous topics and then concludes with guided star viewing by one of the observatory’s astronomers. Sat, 10/14, 6pm. Free. Jack C. Davis Observatory, 2699 Van Patten Drive, Carson City, (775) 857-3033.
SLAUGHTER HOUSE: The 12th annual haunted house returns with a new attraction, the Terror Train Ride, a 10-minute, frightening train ride through the interior of Greater Nevada Field. A separate ticket is needed to ride the train, or you can purchase the $30 combo ticket offering access to all the haunted attractions. A portion of the proceeds goes to help fund Washoe County’s Children in Transition Program. Thu, 10/12-Sat, 10/14, 7pm; Sun, 10/15, 5pm. $10-$30. Greater Nevada Field, 250 Evans Ave, (775) 885-6999, renofrightfest.com.
STEPPIN’ BACK IN TIME 1910s: The Historic Fourth Ward School Museum holds its first fundraising event, an evening of early 20th century fun as visitors step back in time to 1910. Come dressed in historical costume (optional), enjoy hors d’oeuvres and refreshments and celebrate life as it was on the Comstock. Regional artists created unique artwork from select pieces of historic 1910 school desks. These one-of-a-kind creations will auctioned off along with other raffle prizes. Sat, 10/14, 5pm. $50. Historic Fourth Ward School Museum, 537 S. C St., Virginia City, (775) 847-0975, fourthwardschool.org.
V&T RAILROAD STEAM TRAIN: The V&T Railroad offers round trips on its steam engine on Saturday and Sunday and select Fridays through Oct. 15. The train departs Carson City Depot at 10am. Return trip departs Virginia City at 3pm. Advance booking is recommended. Please arrive a half hour before your train departure time. Sat, 10/14-Sun, 10/15, 10am. $32-$52. Carson City Eastgate Depot, 4650 Eastgate Siding Road, Carson City, www.vtrailway.com.
ALL AGEs ANDELIN FAMILY FARM PUMPKIN PATCH & CORN MAZE: The farm’s fall festival pumpkin patch features pick-your-own pumpkin from a variety of pumpkins. Activities included in the admission price are hay rides, a cow train, meeting farm animals, lassoing, a corn shed, a hay bale maze for kids, “cow milking,” sling shooting, hamster wheel, bean bag toss, kids’ corn maze, among others. Pumpkins are not included in the general admission ticket and are priced according to variety and weight. The festival also offers the Corn Creepers Haunted Attraction, Scarecrow Paintball Safari and Zombie Paintball Apocalypse on selected days in October. Tickets are $10-$15 for these attractions. The pumpkin patch is open 10am-3pm, Tuesday-Thursday, and 10am-6pm, Friday-Saturday, through Oct. 31. Thu,
10/12-Sat, 10/14, Tue, 10/17-Wed, 10/18, 10am. $7-$12. Andelin Family Farm, 8100 Pyramid Way, Sparks, (775) 530-8032, www.andelinfamilyfarm.com.
FERRARI FARMS PUMPKIN PATCH: The pumpkin patch is open for the 2017 harvest season Sunday-Thursday, 9:30am-8pm, and Friday-Saturday, 9:30am-10pm, through Oct. 31. Attractions and activities include a five-acre corn maze, hayride on a tractor-pulled trailer, farm animals, a mechanical bull and bounce houses for the little ones. There isn’t an entrance fee, but activities are individually priced. The pumpkins are all priced according to size. Thu, 10/12-Wed, 10/18, 9:30am. Free. Ferrari Farms, 4701 Mill St., (775) 997-3276, ferrarifarmspumpkinpatch.com.
PUMPKIN PATCH HARVEST FESTIVAL & CRAFT FAIR: The fair features over 50 booths with local artisans and crafters selling holiday gifts, wreaths, floral items, jewelry, soaps, lotions, handmade items, woodworking, quilts, hand-sewn items, clothing and more. There will be a pumpkin patch with over 1,000 pumpkins for sale. Sat, 10/14, 9am; Sun, 10/15, 10am. Free. Sparks United Methodist Church, 1231 Pyramid Way, Sparks, (775) 358-0925, www.sparksumc.org.
ART ARTISTS CO-OP GALLERY RENO: Nevada Beauty in All Seasons. The Artists Co-op Gallery and the Latimer Art Club present the 10th annual juried and judged miniature art exhibition. The show is open daily through Nov. 8. Thu, 10/12-Wed, 10/18, 11am-4pm. Free. Artists Co-op Gallery Reno, 627 Mill St., (775) 322-8896.
BLUE WHALE COFFEE COMPANY: Midtown Mural Tour. The area has more than 60 murals painted by local, national and international artists. Learn more about the artists and their work during a docent-led tour, held every second Saturday. Sat, 10/14, 11am. $10. Blue Whale Coffee Company, 32 Cheney St., (415) 596-4987, artspotreno.com/ midtown-mural-tour.
METRO GALLERY AT RENO CITY HALL: Turning Over a New Leaf—Fabric Constructions. This exhibition by Lisa Flowers Ross features bright and bold abstract artworks using hand-dyed fabric. Drawing upon themes of nature and daily observation, fabric and thread is transformed into simple shapes with an emphasis on line, color and composition. Viewing hours are 8am-5pm, Monday-Friday, Oct. 16 through Dec. 1. Mon, 10/16-Wed, 10/18, 8am. Free. City of Reno City Hall, 1 E. First St., (775) 334-6264, renoculture.com.
CLASSROOM GALLERY, OATS PARK ART CENTER: Hallowed Absurdities. Mixed-media works by Theodore Waddell. The exhibition runs through Nov. 18. Thu, 10/12-Wed, 10/18. Free. Classroom Gallery, Oats Park Art Center, 151 E. Park St., Fallon, (775) 423-1440, www.churchillarts.org.
DOWNTOWN RENO: Reno Mural Expo. Watch 26 artists, including two international, eight national and 16 local, transform 28 vacant walls and alleys into an outdoor art gallery. Well-known muralist and activist Edythe Boone, from Oakland, Calif., is the master of ceremonies. Her documentary film, A New Color, will be shown at the Nevada Museum of Art on Saturday, Oct. 14 at 6:30pm, followed by a panel discussion with the film’s director Mo Morris and muralists Erik Burke and Dr. Chip Thomas. The weekend’s festivities include free docent-led mural tours and nightly live music and dancing at Lincoln Lounge and The Bluebird Nightclub. Meet the artists at Pignic Pub & Patio with the official event afterparty, starting on Sunday, Oct. 15, at 7pm. Fri, 10/13, 5pm; Sat, 10/14-Sun, 10/15, 10am. Free. Downtown Reno, 17 S. Virginia St., (415) 596-4987, artspotreno.com/ reno-mural-expo-2017.
E.L. WIEGAND GALLERY, OATS PARK ART CENTER: American Landscapes. Multimedia installation by Willem Volkersz. The show runs through Nov. 18. Thu, 10/12Wed, 10/18 . Free. E.L. Wiegand Gallery, Oats Park Art Center, 151 E. Park St., Fallon, www.churchillarts.org.
GALLERY EAST, MCKINLEY ARTS & CULTURE CENTER: Angles and Eaves— Deconstructing Architecture. The exhibition features hard-edge acrylic paintings reflecting the architectural styles of California before the turn of the 20th century. Karen Anable-Nichols creates colorful abstractions based off the angles and geometry of buildings, using arbitrary colors to create an exciting juxtaposition between color and form. The show is open 8am-5pm, MondayFriday, Oct. 16 through Dec. 1. Mon, 10/16-Wed, 10/18, 8am. Free. McKinley Arts & Culture Center, 925 Riverside Drive, (775) 334-6264, renoculture.com.
GALLERY WEST, MCKINLEY ARTS & CULTURE CENTER: Preserved Limb, timber and tree-spirit. The exhibition features paintings of serene, color-drenched environments exploring themes of nature. Artist Jennifer Kapnek uses layers of acrylic paint on recycled wood while incorporating natural elements to reflect concepts of history, endurance and preservation. The show is open 8am5pm, Monday-Friday, Oct. 16 through Dec. 1 Mon, 10/16-Wed, 10/18, 8am. Free. McKinley Arts & Culture Center, 925 Riverside Drive, (775) 334-6264.
NORTHWEST RENO LIBRARY: A 40-Year Collection of the Art of Lady Jill. Plein air watercolorist Lady Jill Mueller presents favorite works from her personal collection over the last 40 years. This display will be up until Oct. 25. Library hours are 10am-6pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 10am-7pm on Wednesday and 11am-5pm on Saturday. Thu, 10/12Sat, 10/14, Mon, 10/16-Wed, 10/18. Free. Northwest Reno Library, 2325 Robb Drive, (775) 787-4100.
THE POTENTIALIST WORKSHOP: Mike Higdon’s 365 Days Of Reno Gallery. In this 365 photo gallery, Mike Higdon used film to capture Reno life as he saw it—without a filter. Starting July 1, 2016, and ending June 30, 2017, he used one roll of 35mm film with 36 exposures per month. He took one, sometimes two, shots per day, then developed them at the end of each month at a local film store. See the results of his year-long project. The closing reception is on Oct. 26, 6:3010pm. Thu, 10/12-Wed, 10/18. Free. The Potentialist Workshop, 836 E. Second St., (775) 867-5309.
SERVA POOL SPACE, THE HOLLAND PROJECT: Rendirse, Ya Vieven La Noche. New work by printmaker Lauren Cardenas, featuring poems by Daniel Enrique Perez. Through the use and manipulation of a Xerox machine, Lauren has created abstracted prints that set out to explore the sublime that exists within the mundane of the everyday. With this work she is interested in investigating the domestic environment and suggested intimacy found within. The show runs through Oct. 13. The closing reception is on Oct. 12, 5-7pm. Thu, 10/12-Fri, 10/13, 3-6pm. Free. The Holland Project, 140 Vesta St., (775) 742-1858, www.hollandreno.org.
SIERRA ROOM AT CARSON CITY COMMUNITY CENTER: Tahoe Clarity. The Capital City Arts Initiative presents its photography exhibition by artist Dylan Silver. The show runs through Nov. 9. Thu, 10/12, Mon, 10/16-Wed, 10/18, 5-8pm. 851 E. William St., Carson City, www.arts-initiative.org.
ST. JAMES INFIRMARY: Artist Industry Night. Discuss ideas and network with other visual creatives at this monthly gathering. Thu, 10/12, 9pm. Free. St. James Infirmary, 445 California Ave., (775) 657-8484.
ST. MARY’S ART CENTER: Fall Art Reception. A collection of work by regional and visiting artists, including Carol Brown, Chris England, Will Barber, Sophie Scott, Mimi Patrick, Casey Clark, Anna Smith, Grey Wolf Leather Works, Cosmic Copper, Bonnie Kennedy, Pinyon Pottery, JoAnn Pinnock and Pura Vida Sierras Art. Sat, 10/14, 1pm. Free. St. Mary’s Art Center, 55 N. R St., Virginia City, (775) 847-7774.
STUDIO 2035: Monster Mash Art Show. Fall and Halloween-themed group show. Fri, 10/13, 5:30pm. Free. Studio 2035, 2035 Dickerson Road, (775) 322-9961.
MUSEUMS NATIONAL AUTOMOBILE MUSEUM: Science Saturday—Moons, Miner & Mars Adventures in Space Mining. Innovators, investors and mining company partners will be looking to the moon and asteroids for the resources we need here on Earth and to explore the rest of the Solar System. Discover examples of these efforts and participate in hands-on activities and simulations of what these exciting missions will be like. The ticket includes admission to the museum, refreshments and the chance to work firsthand with a geology science team. Sat, 10/14, 9:30am. $12. National Automobile Museum, 10 S. Lake St., (775) 830-5295, www.nevadachallenger.org.
NEVADA MUSEUM OF ART: Andrea Zittel: Wallsprawl. On view through Dec. 31; City of Dust: The Evolution of Burning Man. The show runs through Jan. 7; Unsettled. The exhibition runs through Jan. 21; View from the Playa: Photographs by Eleanor Preger. The show runs through Dec. 7. Thu, 10/12 -Sun, 10/15, Wed, 10/18, 10am. $1-$10. Nevada Museum of Art, (775) 329-3333, www.nevadaart.org.
TERRY LEE WELLS NEVADA DISCOVERY MUSEUM (THE DISCOVERY): Science Underground. Located on the museum’s lower level, Science Underground features an eclectic, subterranean collection of exhibits from The Discovery’s first five years, including big, blue building blocks, Electrosketch, Nano Science, an oversized Nevada puzzle, the Tube-o-Phone, a walking piano and more; A T. rex Named Sue. At 42 feet long and 12 feet high at the hips, Sue is the largest, most complete and best-preserved T. rex ever discovered. A dramatic, life-sized skeleton cast of Sue is the centerpiece of this exhibition that also features digital and handson interactive exhibits that help you uncover Sue’s past and explore the field of paleontology. A T. rex Named Sue will be on exhibit through Jan. 15. Museum hours are 10am to 5pm on Tuesday, Friday and Saturday, 10am to 8pm on Wednesday, 10am to 2pm on Thursday and noon to 5pm on Sunday. Thu, 10/12Sun, 10/15, Tue, 10/17-Wed, 10/18. $10-$12. The Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum (The Discovery), 490 S. Center St., (775) 786-1000, nvdm.org.
WILBUR D. MAY MUSEUM: Sherlock Holmes & the Clocktower Mystery. A shocking crime has been committed and Victorian London’s most celebrated detective needs your help to find out “whodunit!” Challenge your powers of observation and deductive reasoning as you work to solve a baffling mystery. The exhibition runs through Oct. 29. Hours are 10am to 4pm Wednesday and Thursday, 10am to 8pm on Friday and noon to 4pm on Sunday. The exhibition is closed on Monday, Tuesday and Saturday. Thu, 10/12-Fri, 10/13, Sun, 10/15, Wed, 10/18. $8$9. Wilbur D. May Museum, 1595 N. Sierra St., (775) 785-5961.
FILM A NEW COLOR—THE ART OF BEING EDYTHE BOONE: As part of the 2017 Reno Mural Expo, Art Spot Reno presents this film screening, followed by a panel discussion moderated by the film’s director Mo Morris. Edythe Boone, Erik Burke and muralists from around the country also will be on the panel. Doors open at 5:30pm for a social hour and a cash bar. The event begins at 6:30pm. Sat, 10/14, 5:30pm. $5-$12. Nevada Museum of Art, 160 W. Liberty St., (775) 329-3333.
FALL FILM SERIES—DANCE ON FILM: Churchill Arts presents a screening of the 1952 film Singin’ in the Rain, starring Gene Kelly, Donald O’Connor and Debbie Reynolds. Fri, 10/13, 6pm. $10-$12. Barkley Theatre, Oats Park Art Center, 151 E. Park St. Fallon, (775) 423-1440.
HIMALAYA: Artemisia Moivehouse presents a screening of this 1999 drama directed by Eric Valli and Michael Debats. High in the mountain region of Dolpa, an aging village chief has a new rival. Misunderstanding and distrust between the leader and this daring young herdsman leads to a confrontation that jeopardizes the tribe’s survival just as the deadly winter season approaches their already harsh landscape. In Tibetan with English subtitles. Sun, 10/15, 6pm. $5-$9. Good Luck Macbeth, 713 S. Virginia St., (775) 337-9111, artemisiamovies.weebly.com.
ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW: Greater Nevada Field, the Slaughter House and Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe present a screening of the 1975 cult film. Come upstairs to Greater Nevada Field starting at 7pm for chills and thrills at the Slaughter House. Then, starting around 11:30pm, the Bawdy Caste will “shadow act” the movie. Food and drinks available for purchase. Free admission with purchase to the Slaughter House haunted attraction. Fri, 10/13, 7pm. $17-$30. Greater Nevada Field, 250 Evans Ave., (775) 334-7000.
ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW: The Bawdy Caste from San Francisco will shadow act to the 1975 cult film. Doors are at 8:30pm, with a pre-show at 9:30pm and the film starting at 10pm. Tickets are sold at the door. Sat, 10/14, 8:30pm. $7 general admission, free for University of Nevada, Reno students with ID. Joe Crowley Student Union, University of Nevada, Reno, 1664 N. Virginia St., (775) 784-6505.
MUSIC GERRY O’CONNOR AND RICHARD MANDEL: Brewery Arts Center presents an evening of Celtic music. Sat, 10/14, 7pm. $12-$20. Maizie Harris Jesse Theatre, Brewery Arts Center, 449 W. King St., Carson City, (775) 883-1976, breweryarts.org.
P’OPTOBERFEST: P’Opera presents an evening of great drinking songs from operas, operettas and pubs. Sun, 10/15, 5pm & 7:30pm. $30. Napa-Sonoma South, 7671 S. Virginia St., (775) 233-5105, poperanv.org.
ONSTAGE 2017 VOICES OF THE PAST: FunTime Theater presents its annual ghostly walking tour to raise funds for the restoration of the Silver Terrace Cemetery. Sat, 10/14-Sun, 10/15, 10am. $10-$15. Silver Terrace Cemetery, 381 Cemetery Road, Virginia City, www.funtimetheater.com.
A WRINKLE IN TIME: Reno Little Theater’s Act Out! Theater for Young Audiences presents this play based off the novel by Madeline L’Engle and adapted by James Sie. One of literature’s most enduring young heroines, Meg Murry, joins forces with Mrs. Whatsit, Charles Wallace, Calvin O’Keefe and others to battle the forces of evil so she can rescue her father, save humanity and find herself. Pay-what-you-can performance on Saturday, Oct, 14, at 2pm. Fri, 10/13, 6pm; Sat, 10/14, 2pm & 6pm; Sun, 10/15, 2pm. $5$10. Reno Little Theater, 147 E. Pueblo St., (775) 813-8900, renolittletheater.org.
BEAUTIFUL—THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL: Broadway Comes to Reno presents this Tony Award- and Grammy-winning musical that tells the inspiring true story of Carole King’s rise to stardom—from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history. Along the way, she made more than beautiful music, she wrote the soundtrack to a generation. The show opens Tuesday, Oct. 17, and runs through Sunday, Oct. 22. Tue, 10/17-Wed, 10/18, 7:30pm. $60$125. Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts, 100 S. Virginia St., (775) 686-6600, pioneercenter.com.
THE FLICK: Nevada Repertory Co. presents this play by Annie Baker, which was awarded the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. In a run-down movie theater, three underpaid employees sweep popcorn and tend to an antiquated but beloved 35-mm film projector. Their tiny battles and not-so-tiny heartbreaks play out in the empty aisles, becoming more gripping than the lackluster, second-run movies on screen. With keen insight and a finely-tuned comic eye, The Flick is a hilarious and heart-rending cry for authenticity in a fast-changing digitized world. Fri, 10/13-Sat, 10/14,
Reno Zombie Prom
The inaugural event celebrates the popculture phenomenon of zombies mashed up with the nostalgic Americana that is prom. Reno party band Decoy will provide the tunes while R-Boogie from Wild 102.9 FM will keep the undead on the dance floor. Other highlights include the crowning of the Reno Zombie Prom King and Queen and cash prizes for the best and most original zombie. Free raffle tickets and prom photos are included in ticket price. Formal attire and dates are not required, but a zombie look is. The party starts at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 14, at Cargo Concert Hall at Whitney Peak Hotel, 255 N. Virginia St. Tickets are $35 in advance and $40 at the door. Visit www.renozombieprom.com.
THE HOOTCHY KOOTCHY GIRLS AMATEUR DAY OF THE DEAD/HALLOWEEN SHOW: An evening of spooky and sexy Halloween and Day of the Dead-themed fun. The Hootchy Kootchy Girls Vintage Cabaret is an amateur show with professional production. Guest artists Reno World Dance and ASHA World Dancers will also perform. Fri, 10/13, 6:30pm & 9:30pm; Sat, 10/14, 6:30pm. $22-$25. The Pioneer Underground, 100 S. Virginia St., (775) 322-5233, www.renotahoecomedy.com.
7:30pm; Sun, 10/15, 1:30pm; Wed, 10/18, 7:30pm. $5-$15. Redfield Studio Theatre, Church Fine Arts, 1335 N. Virginia St., University of Nevada, Reno, (775) 7844278, www.unr.edu/theatre.
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PIAF! THE SHOW: A musical celebration of the life and music of the legendary French chanteuse Edith Piaf starring Anne Carrere. In two, 45-minute acts, the show narrates the rags-to-riches story of the Parisian singer’s career through her unforgettable songs, complemented by a visual tapestry of previously unreleased photographs and images of famous locations of the Edith Piaf era. Sun, 10/15, 7pm. $25-$55. Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts, 100 S. Virginia St., (775) 686-6600, pioneercenter.com.
THE REAL INSPECTOR HOUND: Brüka Theatre kicks off its 25th anniversary season with this one-act play by Tom Stoppard. Feuding theater critics Moon and Birdboot, the first a fusty philanderer and the second a pompous and vindictive second stringer, are swept into the whodunit they are viewing. In the hilarious spoof of Agatha Christie-like melodramas that follows, as mists rise about isolated Muldoon Manor, Moon and Birdboot become dangerously implicated in the lethal activities of an escaped madman. Performance are ThursdaySaturday through Oct. 28, with a matinee performance on Sunday, Oct. 15. Thu, 10/12-Sat ,10/14, 8pm; Sun, 10/15, 2pm. $18$25. Brüka Theatre, 99 N. Virginia St., (775) 323-3221, www.bruka.org.
SPORTS & FITNESS CONDITIONING HIKE: These training hikes will gradually condition you to be able to complete the whole nine miles of the Jones Creek loop trail by the end of October. Please bring water, food and a good pair of hiking shoes. Please call ahead to reserve your spot. Sun, 10/15, 6:30am. Free. Galena Creek Visitor Center, 18250 Mount Rose Highway, (775) 849-4948.
GUIDED HIKE: Enjoy a guided hike through Galena Creek Park with a local specialist. Please bring appropriate clothing and plenty of water. The hike intensity varies, depending on the audience. Sat, 10/14, 10am. Free. Galena Creek Visitor Center, 18250 Mount Rose Highway, (775) 849-4948, www.galenacreekvisitorcenter.org.
IDLEWILD HEALTH WALKS: These interpretative walks are a safe and supportive environment designed to offer people in all stages of Alzheimer’s and their carepartners an opportunity to get outdoors, get some exercise and socialize with their peers. Tue, 10/17, 10am. Free. Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation Office, Idlewild Park, 50 Cowan Drive, (775) 784-1807.
LAKE TAHOE MARATHON & RUN TAHOE EVENTS: Run, swim, kayak or paddle on or around beautiful Lake Tahoe during the 22th annual event. The boutique races run Friday-Sunday and include Friday’s Lakeside Marathon & Nevada Half Marathon, Saturday’s Cal-Neva Marathon and Carnelian Bay Half Marathon, and Sunday’s 21st Lake Tahoe Marathon and Emerald Bay Half Marathon. Plus there’s a 72 mile Ultra Run, 4-Person Marathon Relay, 16.6 Miler, the Edgewood 10K and the Super Hero 5K, as well as the Kids Free Pumpkin Run. Fri, 10/13-Sun, 10/15. Prices vary. Various locations at Lake Tahoe, (530) 559-2261, www.laketahoemarathon.com.
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REDRUN—THE HUNT: The Hunt is a twisted, riddle-solving race in the most authentic living ghost town in the world. On Oct. 14, the eerie landscape of Virginia City transforms into a vast apocalyptic breakout room crawling with the fleshstarved dead. You compete against your fellow survivors. You explore the depths of the paranormal. You are timed. Your team is tested. Find the clues. Keep an eye on the clock. Just remember to watch out for the living dead. There is no set course. Sat, 10/14, 8am. $20-$65. Downtown Virginia City, C Street, Virginia City, (775) 851-4444, redrunvc.com.
RENO 1868: Reno’s professional soccer team plays Sacramento Republic FC in the last home game of the season. A fireworks show will follow after the match. Sat, 10/14, 6:45pm. $15-$27. Greater Nevada Field, 250 Evans Ave, (775) 334-7000, www.reno1868fc.com.
SENIOR HEALTHY WALKING PROGRAM: The Center for Healthy Aging offers a free senior walking program for people 50 years of age and older. Snacks and water will be provided at the walk. Wed, 10/18, 9am. Free. Meadowood Mall, 5000 Meadowood Mall Circle, (775) 384-4324.
USA BMX BLACKJACK NATIONALS: BMX racers of all ages will compete during this stop on the 35-city tour that spans across the United States and Canada. Fri,
10/13, 5pm; Sat, 10/14, 11:30pm, Sun, 10/15, 8am. Free admission, $10 parking fee. Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center, 1350 N. Wells Ave., usabmx.com.
LIFESTYLE OUTDOOR SPANISH GROUP: Practice Spanish language in an outdoor setting. Join the group every other Sunday and visit a different trail or park each time. Sun, 10/15, 7am. Free. Training Connexion, 4600 Kietzke Lane, Bldg. B, Ste. 117, (775) 2246271, www.trainingconnexion.com.
SIERRA SUNRISE TOASTMASTERS: Learn to get comfortable with your public speaking skills. Thu, 10/12, 7am. $6-$15. Gold-N-Silver Inn Restaurant, 790 W. Fourth St., (775) 750-7950, www.facebook. com/SierraSunriseToastmasters.
SPANISH CONVERSATION WINE & APPETIZERS: A monthly free event organized by Training Connexion for English speakers to practice Spanish in a relaxed and casual atmosphere. Bring your favorite wine or recipe. The group meets the second Thursday of the month. Thu, 10/12, 6pm. Free. Training Connexion, 4600 Kietzke Lane, (775) 224-6271, www. meetup.com/Reno-Spanish-Languageand-Culture-Meetup.
CLASSES AUTO WASTE ANIMATION WORKSHOP: Experts from Italy’s “What WEEE Are” program will lead this interactive arts and science lab. Participants will learn about the nature and materials in automotive technology. Participants will disassemble this e-waste with the workshop artists, and these materials will be used to create sculptures. Sandwiches, sodas and snacks will be provided. Sat, 10/14, 9am. $20. National Automobile Museum, 10 S. Lake St., (775) 830-5295.
DRAWING FOR BEGINNERS: Kids ages 10-15 can learn how to draw by recognizing simple shapes and building upon them. Explore the techniques of line equality, hatching and shading. This is a fourweek session held on Tuesdays in the Art Studio. Park in the lot off Arlington Avenue and walk down the ramp. Supplies are included in cost. Class size is limited to 15 participants. No class on Oct. 31. Tue, 10/17 - 4pm. $55. Lake Mansion, 250 Court St., (775) 826-6100, www.artsforallnevada.org.
DRINK & DRAW: An unorthodox figure drawing class with limited formal instruction and maximum visual stimulation from an assortment of the following—nude models, burlesque performers, musicians, staged still lifes, running films and projected images. Basic drawing supplies are offered (charcoal, pencils, paper, drawing boards). Please bring materials as you like. The event takes place on the first and third Wednesday of the month. Instructor: J. Charboneau. Wed, 10/18. 7pm. $10-$20. Reno Art Works, 1995 Dickerson Road, (651) 361-0757.
KIDS ART ADVENTURES IN SPARKS: Children ages 6-10 years old will explore a variety of visual art activities, including drawing, painting and 3-D work in this beginner/intermediate class. Supplies are included. Class size is limited to 15 participants. The class takes place on Oct. 17 and 24 and Nov. 7 and 14. Tue, 10/17, 4pm. $40. Larry D. Johnson Community Center, 1200 12th St., Sparks, (775) 826-6100.
PAINT & SIP WITH O’KEEFFE: Learn basic painting techniques while having fun in a small social setting for all levels. Paint your own 16” x 20” canvas acrylic painting . You may bring your own alcohol/non-alcohol beverage and snacks. Wine glasses, cups, napkins and water provided. The featured painting is Georgia O’Keeffe’s “Autumn Leaves, Lake George.” This class takes place in the Lake Mansion’s Art Studio. Park in the lot off Arlington Avenue and walk down the ramp. Sat, 10/14, 11am. $30. Lake Mansion, 250 Court St., (775) 826-6100, www.artsforallnevada.org.
PRACTICAL MAGIC—MODERN DAY POTIONS + TINCTURES: Drop by on Friday the 13th for a little hands-on practical magic and explore the use of various herbs and oils to craft your own modern day tinctures, tonics and home remedies. Each attendee will make four take-home items, as well as learn recipes and useful knowledge to help craft your own homemade potions. Fri, 10/13,7pm. $35-$45. The Basement, 50 S. Virginia St., (775) 771-0334, www.thebasementreno.com.
WATERCOLOR PAINTERS OPEN GROUP: This is a group of watercolor painters who paint together and learn from each other. Fri, 10/13, 9am. $5. Nevada Fine Arts, 1301 S. Virginia St., (775) 786-1128.
by AMY ALKON
Pay pal An older male friend keeps paying for me—buying me meals and clothes. Am I making a mistake in accepting? I’ve repeatedly made clear that I have no romantic interest in him. I’m a struggling artist, and he’s highly successful. We’re basically BFFs, talking and laughing every day. He occasionally jokes that I should be “giving up the sugar to the sugar daddy,” but I roll my eyes and say, “Hush!” I think he’s teasing me, but could he be playing the long game? There are some asymmetries between men and women in the effort required to get some action out of the opposite sex. Some men will engineer elaborate plots to try to wear a woman’s “nuh-uh, never gonna happen” into a “maybe just this once.” A woman, on the other hand, doesn’t have to plot. Assuming she’s reasonably attractive, she can probably just make extended eye contact with a man while eating a banana. This difference reflects what evolutionary psychologist David Buss explains as men’s and women’s conflicting evolutionary goals. It’s in a man’s evolutionary interest to shoot and scoot—possibly passing on his genes without putting out any further time, energy or resources. However, because women can end up all “baby on board,” they evolved to look for emotional commitment and the ability and willingness to “provide.” Buss notes that these sex differences in evolved mating psychology show up in the different ways men and women try to deceive each other. Scammy men tend to exaggerate their “resources” in hopes of suckering the ladies into the sack. Scammy women, on the other hand, tend to feign “willingness to have sex in order to secure nonsexual resources”—as in, “Sorry, Bob. I had my knees welded shut recently. I guess I forgot to mention that. But thanks for the $300 dinner!” In your situation, however, nobody’s deceiving anybody. You’ve repeatedly made clear that there will be no sexcapades. He’s got an amusing dining companion and a dear friend. When we care about people, we do nice things for them—offer them a bite of our sandwich or our disposable income. Sure, he’s probably still clinging to wisps of hope. But in time, he
should accept that if the day comes when you suddenly grab him in your arms, it’ll be because he’s got a small piece of chicken caught in his windpipe and he’ll die unless you give him the Heimlich maneuver.
Check, mate! I’m a 28-year-old guy, and I read your column on how men and women are clueless about who’s supposed to pay and when. I’ve had dates be insulted when I wouldn’t take their money and others insulted when I did. Is there an optimal strategy for the first few dates? As I pointed out in that column you mention, sociologist Janet Lever and her colleagues find one striking commonality between men and women: intense confusion about who should pay and when. For example, nearly 60 percent of women said they “always” offer to help pay, even on the first date. Meanwhile, 39 percent of women wish men would reject their offer to pay—but 40 percent say it bothers them when men don’t accept their money. Argh, huh? Because female emotions evolved to push women to feel bad when they’re with a man who shows no signs of being a “provider,” I think it’s wise for a guy to pick up the tab on the first few dates. The researchers concur, explaining that “men who fail to pay risk being viewed as lacking economic resources or as being uninterested, unchivalrous or—worse yet—cheap.” That said, your investment should be more symbolic than substantial, and you keep it that way by following my three-point advice for the first few dates: Make them cheap, short and local. This means, for example, getting to know a woman over happy-hour drinks—as opposed to the kind poured by a sommelier, flanked by his two assistants, who comes to your table right after the team of loan officers helps you finalize your paperwork.
Got a problem? Write Amy Alkon, 171 Pier Ave., No. 280, Santa Monica, CA 90405, or email AdviceAmy@aol.com (www.advicegoddess.com).
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For the week oF october 12, 2017 ARIES (March 21-April 19): In his book The Logic of
Failure, Dietrich Dorner discusses the visionaries who built the Aswan Dam in Egypt. Their efforts brought an abundance of cheap electricity to millions of people. But the planners didn’t take into account some of the important effects of their innovation. For example, the Nile River below the dam no longer flooded its banks or fertilized the surrounding land every year. As a result, farmers had to resort to chemical fertilizers at great expense. Water pollution increased. Marine life suffered because of the river’s diminished nutrients. I hope this thought will motivate you to carefully think through the possible consequences of decisions you’re contemplating. I guarantee that you can avoid the logic of failure and instead implement the logic of success. But to do so, you’ll have to temporarily resist the momentum that has been carrying you along. You’ll have to override the impatient longing for resolution.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Are you primed to
seek out new colleagues and strengthen your existing alliances? Are you curious about what it would take to infuse your best partnerships with maximum emotional intelligence? From an astrological perspective, the next nine weeks will be a favorable time to do these things. You will have opportunities to deepen your engagement with collaborators who cultivate integrity and communicate effectively. It’s possible you may feel shy about pursuing at least one of the potential new connections. But I urge you to press ahead anyway. Though you may be less ripe than they are, their influence will have a catalytic effect on you, sparking you to develop at an accelerated rate.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20): “I was satisfied with
haiku until I met you,” Dean Young tells a new lover in his poem “Changing Genres.” But Young goes on to say that he’s no longer content with that terse genre. “Now I want a Russian novel,” he proclaims, “a 50-page description of you sleeping, another 75 of what you think staring out a window.” He yearns for a story line about “a fallen nest, speckled eggs somehow uncrushed, the sled outracing the wolves on the steppes, the huge glittering ball where all that matters is a kiss at the end of a dark hall.” I bring Young’s meditations to your attention, Gemini, because I suspect that you, too, are primed to move into a more expansive genre with a more sumptuous plot.
CANCER (June 21-July 22): Statistical evidence
suggests that Fridays falling on the 13th of the month are safer than other Fridays. The numbers of fires and traffic accidents are lower then, for example. I find this interesting in light of your current situation. According to my analysis, this October’s Friday the 13th marks a turning point in your ongoing efforts to cultivate stability and security. On this day, as well as the seven days before and seven days after, you should receive especially helpful clues about the future work you can do to feel even safer and more protected than you already do.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Too much propaganda
and not enough real information are circulating through your personal sphere. You’re tempted to traffic in stories that are rooted more in fear than insight. Gossip and hype and delusion are crowding out useful facts. No wonder it’s a challenge for you to sort out the truths from the half-truths! But I predict that you will thrive anyway. You’ll discover helpful clues lodged in the barrage of bunkum. You’ll pluck pithy revelations from amidst the distracting ramblings. Somehow you will manage to be both extra sensitive and super-discriminating.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): A journalist named
Jenkin Lloyd Jones coined the term “Afghanistanism,” which he defined as “concentrating on problems in distant parts of the world while ignoring controversial local issues.” I want to urge you Virgos to avoid engaging in a personal version of Afghanistanism. In other words, focus on issues that are close at hand, even if they seem sticky or prickly. Don’t you dare let your attention get consumed by the dreamy distractions of faraway places and times. For
the foreseeable future, the best use of your energy is here and now.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): “I am more interested
in human beings than in writing,” said author Anais Nin, “more interested in lovemaking than in writing, more interested in living than in writing. More interested in becoming a work of art than in creating one.” I invite you to adopt that perspective as your own for the next 12 months, Libra. During this upcoming chapter of your story, you can generate longlasting upgrades if you regard your life as a gorgeous masterpiece worthy of your highest craftsmanship.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Scorpio actress Tara
Reid told the magazine Us Weekly about how her cosmetic surgeries had made her look worse than she had been in her natural state. “I’ll never be perfect again,” she mourned. I bring this up in the hope that it will inspire you. In my astrological opinion, you’re at a turning point when it’s crucial to appreciate and foster everything about yourself that’s natural and innate and soulfully authentic. Don’t fall sway to artificial notions about how you could be more perfect than you already are.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): I didn’t go to
work today. I woke up late, lingered over a leisurely breakfast, and enjoyed a long walk in the autumn woods. When I found a spot that filled me with a wild sense of peace, I asked my gut wisdom what I should advise you Sagittarians to attend to. And my gut wisdom told me that you should temporarily escape at least one of your duties for at least three days. (Escaping two duties for four days would be even better.) My gut wisdom also suggested that you get extra sleep, enjoy leisurely meals, and go on long walks to spots that fill you with a wild sense of peace. There you should consult your gut wisdom about your top dilemmas.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): A snail climbed to
the top of a big turtle’s shell as it was sleeping under a bush. When the turtle awoke and began to lumber away in search of food, the snail was at first alarmed but eventually thrilled by how fast they were going and how far they were able to travel. “Wheeee!”, the snail thought to itself. I suspect, Capricorn, that this little tale is a useful metaphor for what you can look forward to in the coming weeks.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): “If these years have
taught me anything, it is this,” wrote novelist Junot Díaz. “You can never run away. Not ever. The only way out is in.” That’s your plucky wisdom for the coming weeks, Aquarius. You have arrived at a pivotal phase in your life cycle when you can’t achieve liberation by fleeing, avoiding, or ignoring. To commune with the only kind of freedom that matters, you must head directly into the heart of the commotion. You’ve got to feel all the feelings stirred up by the truths that rile you up.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): J. Allan Hobson is
a scientist of sleep who does research at Harvard. He says we dream all the time, not just at night. Our subconscious minds never stop churning out streams of images. During the waking hours, though, our conscious minds operate at such intensity that the lower-level flow mostly stays subliminal. At least that’s the normal state of affairs. But I suspect your dream-generator is running so hot right now that its stories may leak into your waking awareness. This could be disconcerting. Without the tips I’m giving you here, you might worry you were going daft. Now that you know, I hope you’ll tap into the undercurrent to glean some useful intuitions. A word to the wise: The information that pops up won’t be logical or rational. It will be lyrical and symbolic, like dreams.
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by BRAD BYNUm
I don’t know how much you know about the history of this location ...
It’s flipped quite a bit.
Monolith had a good run.
Blind Dog Tavern opened on Oct. 6 in the space formerly occupied by Monolith Bar, at 100 N. Arlington Ave. Owner Josh Callen named the bar in honor of his dog, Moose. The tavern’s grand opening will be on Oct. 29. For more information, visit www. facebook.com/blinddogtavern.
Who are you? Where did you come from? Josh. I come from Nevada County— Grass Valley, Truckee area. There’s two things to do in Nevada County once you get out of high school ...
… grow weed? Pretty much. Get in trouble or get married. I wasn’t into doing either, so I moved to [San Francisco]. … I moved there about 15 years ago. Stayed for quite a long time. Loved it. Went through the first dot-com and right after, when it was kind of gritty and fun. I kind of outgrew it or it outgrew me. I got older. … I found myself gravitating back home, back to the mountains. I had a bar in the City as well.
What bar? Cease & Desist. It was a fun little spot. It was called Buffalo Club at first, but then we got a cease and desist letter from another Buffalo Club. … We probably could have beat it, but it was more fun
just to change the name. But I found myself traveling more up to Truckee and Tahoe, and getting back to my roots. So I sold it to my friends. There were three of us down there, so I sold out to those guys, and took a shot and moved back to Truckee to buy a bar up there initially. ... Truckee gets expensive to stay, especially in the winter with the skiing and snowboarding, so I found myself staying in Reno all the time. … And I was digging Reno at the time, started to meet some people down here, and I liked the scene. It’s really a lot of fun. And this bar fell through in Truckee, and I was bummed. And it was almost like a natural progression to come down here. It felt more right.
They seemed to hit a wall, from what I’ve heard. But that’s OK. It benefited me. I like the space a lot. It’s just four walls. I think what we’ve done is pretty cool. It’s sexy in here—the lighting. It’s a neighborhood bar, but at the same time has a bit of a cool feel to it. But I’m a little biased. I did the space—a lot of high school wood shop came out. … [Monolith] had a good thing going, and good for them. But they were happy to sell and I was happy to buy it. … I just wanted to have a simple little life, run one place, and go skiing in the winter, catch some fishing in the summer, and have a bar in between.
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What do you want to do, drink wise? I enjoy spirits, and I enjoy cocktails. And I want everybody else to too. I really think we’ve gotten far enough into our day and age where we can enjoy a good cocktail and not call it a place fancy, and enjoy a good spirit and not call that high-priced. We can lower the prices and offer good things that are good for the world and good for the people, without being snobby. … The idea is to have good product, something you’d like, cocktails while you’re in a neighborhood dive bar—find that good medium. Ω
by BRUCE VAN DYKE
A dream runs down Last week, while the country was in a gigantic spasm of shock over the Mandalay Massacre, something notable took place, and it was, quite understandably, overwhelmed by the story in Las Vegas. It was just one of those cases of bad timing, where Mr. Reaper shows us that he proceeds on his schedule, not ours, thank you very much. So on Sunday, Oct. 1, Steve Paddock went berserk. On Monday, Oct. 2, we lost our boy Tom Petty. Paddock got 95 percent of the coverage last week, and I understand. But now that things are calming, maybe we can balance things a bit. I’ve spent the last few days whipping up a thorough tribute to T.P., one of our most righteous and enduring rock ’n’ rollers, and it came out pretty damn good. Considering the material I had to work with, how could
it not? I mean, when you have songs like “American Girl,” “Mary Jane’s Last Dance,” “The Waiting,” “Here Comes My Girl,” “Running Down a Dream,” etc., etc., etc., etc., your chances of putting together a terrific tribute show are not just good, but guaranteed. If you wanted to say goodbye to Tom—well, I’m sure you’ve been playing your albums and CDs and doing it up in your own way. But if you’d like a crazed bossjock to step up and do it, I’m here for ya, to where you can just turn out the lights, strap on the headphones, and re-live all the great mojo that has occurred in your mind and body over the years because of T.P. and the Heartbreakers. Just go to JiveRadio.org and check the broadcast schedule for this tribute. The show runs two hours, and even at that length, I couldn’t get everything
in the mix. Petty was a good one. A real good one. In fact, I wouldn’t argue with you for a microsecond if you wanted to go ahead and say that T.P. and the Heartbreakers were the American Rolling Stones. No problem. I’m down. And if you wanna get all choked up, go to YouTube and search Florida Fans Sing Petty. Check out 90,000 people last Saturday the 7th at the University of Florida football stadium singing “I Won’t Back Down” as a farewell to their favorite son (Petty grew up in Gainesville). It’s pretty doggone neat. And my tribute to Walter Becker of Steely Dan, done last month, was pretty spiffy, too. Again, considering the material, how could it not be? What an incredible combo the Dan was. It’s also available right there on the homepage. Ω