Holiday Arts 2011
Our annual roundup of seasonal events, from Thanksgiving to Christmas.
Out in the Cold
Occupy Santa Rosa finds itself providing services to the homeless and mentally ill.
News Blast: SSU fees; Marijuana Initiative
New report blasts fees vs. salaries at SSU; initiative would reduce marijuana penalties in California.
Green Zone: Growing a Village
Julie Chasen brings together communities in her SRJC neighborhood.
Apple's Siri: Is she the craziest darn thing or what?
Open Mic: Ranked-Choice Voting
Exploring a different way to vote for elected officials.
Interview: The Pixies' Joey Santiago
Innovative guitarist discusses 'Doolittle' tour-and why he's throwing away his fax machine.
Lars von Trier directs Kirsten Dunst in this strange, apocalyptic dazzler.
Profile: Kosta Browne Winery
Much buzzed-about Sebastopol winery stays secretive, plans move to Barlow project.
Small Bites: Flavor! Napa
Inaugural food and wine weekend recalls glory days of COPIA in Napa.
Swirl: Turkey and Wine Pairings
Local chefs and vintners offer advice on what bottle to bring to that Thanksgiving feast.
Stage: Holiday Preview
What's waiting in the wings for North Bay theater companies in 2011.
Stage: 'A Man, His Wife and His Hat' at AlterTheater
Innovative script and sensible direction elicits magical realism in this winner.
Letters to the Editor
November 16 - 22, 2011