Sunday, November 23, 2014     Volume: 29, Issue: 17

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Paso Robles Library Foundation combines art and charity at annual Bookplate! fundraiser


Francis Bacon, the 16th century man of science and wearer of many, many ruffles, once remarked, “Some books should be tasted, some devoured, but only a few should be chewed and digested thoroughly.” Only a man with the last name Bacon could talk of books as food. But he’s not the only one ...

Cal Poly's Theatre and Dance Department stages dark satire, 'Betty's Summer Vacation'


If there’s one thing you can take away from Betty’s Summer Vacation, it’s that this is a play that is definitely not for everyone. Despite the fact that the performance has been advertised from the start as absurd, funny, and extremely disturbing—which it undoubtedly is—there were a few au...

SLO Film Fest screens silent film 'Daddy Long Legs' for Coming of Age series


As far as 21st birthdays go, mine was just between Gigli and Howard the Duck in terms of how laughably awful it was. There was no party, there was no carousing, no special just-on-your-birthday jägerbomb surprises, or, worse, any post-just-on-your-birthday jägerbomb sickness surprises. It was jus...

SLOMA Craft Art Market opens for the holidays


It’s November, and you all know what that means. Yes, it’s time again for National Pomegranate Month, so get out your bibs because those seeds are messy. OK, that’s not what November is about. It’s holiday season, so that means it’s time to be thinking about gifts. If you’re thinking abo...

Studios on the Park displays new encaustic exhibit


When most people look at wax, they think to themselves, “Oh yes, this would make a lovely candle for my new redwood bookcase.” Well, maybe not most people. Maybe that’s just me. But when Heidi Beal looks at wax, she sees a medium fit for her fantastical artistic expressions, which can currentl...