Thursday, April 24, 2014     Volume: 28, Issue: 39
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Lisa Coffman's second book of poems, 'Less Obvious Gods,' elegantly enumerates the divinity of subtle forces

BY ERIN C. MESSER

The patriarchal saint of Surrealism, André Breton, wrote that “poetry is made in a bed like love”—but what he meant was that the best poetry is made that way. In Lisa Coffman’s Less Obvious Gods, this is exactly how the poems are made. Coffman, who teaches at Cal Poly, originally hails f...

Cal Poly University Art Gallery's 'Annual Student Exhibition' showcases a dizzying array of styles and forms

BY ERIN C. MESSER

I’m going to let you in on a little secret—the “Annual Student Exhibition” at Cal Poly’s University Art Gallery isn’t just one show—it’s at least two or three. Once you’ve accepted the breadth of the exhibit, the dizzying range of skill and vision starts to become exciting. You m...

Come to Earth Day on April 27 at El Chorro Regional Park!

BY GLEN STARKEY

Is it just me, or does it seem kind of ridiculous that we have to dedicate a day to remember we’re stewards of planet Earth? I mean, shouldn’t we think about that every day and in every action and decision we make? Between the climate change deniers, the people who admit climate change but...

Hipster saint: Take Two Live at The Palm screens 'Lenny'

BY KEN SAMUELS

All the hippest cineastes around these parts know that it’s worth rolling out of bed one Sunday every month for Take Two Live at The Palm, a program devoted to screenings of an eclectic range of classic and underappreciated films, hosted by Jim Dee and Bob Whiteford. They’ve got an extra hip o...