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City of Light, City of Night

  Coast to Coast:  From NYC to LA   **Award-Winning VIDEOS**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     Cities are like people, showing their varying personalities to the traveler.  Cities have the capability of providing something for everybody, only because they are created by everybody. For those who are lost, there will always be cities that [...]

Growing Up Tyler

  Unreturned Love Hurts When You’re Only 12-Years-Old   **Award-Winning Short VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel   Love is hard to find, hard to keep, and hard to forget. However much you wanted someone to want you, there was nothing you could do to make it happen. Whatever you did for them, whatever you gave [...]

If Tomorrow Starts Without Me

  Putting a Short Life Into Perspective   Award-Winning **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel   It’s an incredible reminder of how short life really is. Camille Marotte’s video offers a seamless interplay of beautiful images shot in locations such as Morocco, India, Senegal, and Vietnam, while narrator Tom O’Bedlam reads When Tomorrow Starts Without Me, a poem believed [...]

I Can See Clearly Now…

  …The Rain Is Gone:    Johnny and Jimmy’s Versions   **VIRAL VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     1972 was a good year for Texas singer/songwriter Johnny Nash. Nash, who recorded Reggae-influenced music, had gone to Jamaica and recorded his song Hold Me Tight and a cover of Sam Cooke’s Cupid with a [...]

Genesis

  The Creation of Life   A Short and Stellar Award-Winning Sci-Fi Film   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     Dawn of light lying between a silence and sold sources, Chased amid fusions of wonder in moments hardly seen forgotten Colored in pastures of chance dancing leaves cast spells of challenge Amused but real in [...]

The Flying Squirrel

  The Remarkable 6-Year-Old Surf & Skate Wonder   Award-Winning **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel   At the tender age of six, Quincy Symonds is already tipped as a future Layne Beachley or Stephanie Gilmore. She may well be the best six-year-old surfer and skater on the planet. They call her The Flying Squirrel.  The [...]

Hooked on Humboldt County

30 September 2014

    Changing the Times: Ideas from Around the Web   **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel   It’s about time Humboldt leaders start leading the way with innovative ideas for the future of our beautiful North Coast.  Instead of beating the tired old path of tax increases and asking for more, more, and still more, while [...]

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The Elusive Freedom of Tomorrow

29 September 2014

   The Great Dictator’s Famous Speech   **Award-Winning Animated Short**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength.    ~George Orwell, 1984   “I’m sorry, but I don’t want to be an emperor.   That’s not my business. I don’t want to rule or conquer anyone.  I should like [...]

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Hong Kong Protests Push for Greater Democracy

29 September 2014

    Police Pull Back as Protesters Jam City Streets   **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     The growing protests in Hong Kong have gripped the world’s attention. Extending their protests into the workweek, Hong Kong democracy activists continued occupying major thoroughfares Monday, forcing the closure of some schools, banks and other businesses [...]

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Aliens That Go Bump in the Night

28 September 2014

  ‘Envoy’   **Award-Winning Sci-Fi Film**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     A liberating force together, technology and indie filmmakers can deliver the goods.  It’s hard to believe the top-notch quality productions amateurs can make today with limited resources and on a shoestring budget.  David Weinstein’s Envoy is the latest example of this. A story [...]

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Beyond the Zen of Pizza

28 September 2014

  Bake Pizza, Ride Bikes: Pursuing Passion and Excellence   **Award-Winning Short**     Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel   Whatever you do, do it well. Anthony Mangieri owns and operates Una Pizza Napoletana in San Francisco.  His dharma has always been to be a pizza man. Mangieri’s considered by many to be one of the [...]

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Comic Book Heaven

27 September 2014

  Calling It Quits in a Different Era   **Award-Winning VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     It closed its doors for good. After more than a quarter of a century, a struggling New York Sunnyside comic shop is gave up its battle against the forces of digital books, eBay and superhero video games. Joseph [...]

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Companion Animal Foundation Dream Comes True

27 September 2014

  Art and Wine Benefit Tonight To Celebrate New 18-Acre Petopia   When:   Saturday, Sept 27 at 6:30 pm Where:  Bayside Grange               2297 Jacoby Creek Road     As you may have heard, Companion Animal Foundation recently bought land in McKinleyville to create a humane education center. We are hosting an Art Auction for [...]

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Marie’s Dictionary

26 September 2014

  Saving Wukchumni: ‘How We Got Our Hands’   **Award-Winning VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel   Her language has become her life. This short documentary tells the story of Marie Wilcox, the last fluent speaker of the Wukchumni language and the dictionary she created in an effort to keep her language alive. It was [...]

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Flying Water Cars and Robotic Dolphins

25 September 2014

    Ride the Hose!   **VIRAL VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel   Buckle up and hold onto your hose.  It’s going to be a bumpy ride. YouTube sensation Devin Graham has released another video using a few cool water toys and featuring some awesome stunts. Graham, a young American film director more commonly [...]

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Ebola Cases May Rise to 1.4 Million in 3 Months

23 September 2014

  Researchers Offer Stark and Differing Forecasts   **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     Cover your mouth, wash those hands, and be careful where you go and what you touch like Mom said.  It’s looking worse by the moment. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a report today predicting [...]

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US Airstrikes Hit Syria for First Time

23 September 2014

    ISIS in the Target Crosshairs   **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     It’s on.  The Tomahawk missiles are flying from afar into Syria. The United States, joined by five Arab allies, launched an intense campaign of airstrikes, bombings and cruise-missile attacks against ISIS and another militant group in Syria Monday night [...]

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The Late Great Kate Wolf

22 September 2014

    Kate Remembered   **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     Every night we light the candle that stands beside our bed, but sometimes the flame’s too much to handle, that’s what you said. That’s what you said, and you should know, because you built a fire in me and you made it [...]

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Magic Moments of Burning Man

21 September 2014

  Burning Man, Black Rock Desert, 2014   Award-Winning **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     Sitting and smiling on the playa awaiting the temple burn, I noticed the person next to me, English John, click something in his hand. He quietly said to himself, “Now this is deserving of a magic moment designation.” [...]

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Tens of Thousands to March in NYC Today

21 September 2014

    Massive Protest Forges Ahead of  U.N. Climate Change Summit   **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel   The Big Apple is hosting a people’s march demanding environmental change. Celebrities, activists and political leaders are expected to join more than 100,000 people in New York City today for what organizers say will be the largest climate-change march in [...]

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Pride and Bullets

20 September 2014

  Cause and Effect   Award-Winning **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     The causes of World War One have been written about countless times.  You probably know the straight-away story. It began on July 28, 1914, when Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia following the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand, sometimes referred to as “the [...]

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Free History Night in Freshwater

19 September 2014

  Jerry Rohde: The Infamous 1964 Flood A Unique Perspective of Disaster   Friday, September 19: Freshwater Grange Potluck at 6 pm Presentation at 7 pm   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     There will be good times in Wrangletown tonight.  Jerry’s back by popular demand for another free potluck and history presentation at the Freshwater Grange. Pierson [...]

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Scotland Votes on Independence

18 September 2014

  Historic Turnout at Polls Today   **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel   The once vast empire of the United Kingdom may be less united and vast once the votes are cast and counted. Scotland’s voters are heading to the polls today to cast their ballots in a landmark referendum on independence from the United Kingdom. There, [...]

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I Think It’s Going to Rain Today

17 September 2014

    Rain, Blessed Rain, is Here   **Music VIDEO by Peter Gabriel**     Broken windows and empty hallways A pale dead moon in the sky streaked with gray Human kindness is overflowing And I think it’s going to rain today Scarecrows dressed in the latest styles With frozen smiles to chase love away [...]

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The Bored Kids on the Block

17 September 2014

  ‘Daybreak’   **Award-Winning Short Film**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     Daybreak is a beautifully horrific film about kids and their pack behavior. Surrounding the curiosity of a group of bored pre-teens in an affluent Montreal suburb, director Ian Lagarde captures the thought process and point of view of today’s kids with minimal [...]

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Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson Speaks Out

16 September 2014

  The Duck Commander Quacketh On   **VIRAL VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel   He’s blunt, opinionated, and funny with a wry taciturn wit. Phil Robertson, who first found wealth as the inventor of the Duck Commander duck calls and then fame as the patriarch of a clan of Louisiana duck hunters on A&E’s [...]

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The Heart of Blowing Glass

16 September 2014

  The Art of Balance and Movement   **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel   Gravity, heat, movement, teamwork.  Fire and light. All of these make for the difficult-to-master profession of blowing glass. This is the story of a young glass blower with a singular and rare natural talent from workshop to the art gallery: [...]

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Never Say Never

15 September 2014

  Alex Zanardi’s Drive Refuses to Quit   Award-Winning **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     He lost his legs, but not his attitude. Racing fans knew for a long time that Alex Zanardi had the drive and determination to win world championships. His American Formula 1 Champ Car championship victories in 1997 and 1998 [...]

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Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea

14 September 2014

  George Harrison 1943 – 2001   *VIDEO*   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel   All things must pass. George Harrison was diagnosed with throat cancer in August 1997.  Undergoing radiotherapy and surgery, he battled the disease throughout the 1990s, having tumors removed from his throat and lung. In December of 1999 a mentally unstable intruder, [...]

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Breathe

13 September 2014

  The Air of the Moment   Award-Winning **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     Living, breathing, being. Life should be that simple.   In this little film by the French cinematographer only known as Franck, we get a small glimpse of what happens in the day of his two sons, Roman and Audran, in a small village [...]

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California Love

12 September 2014

  The Golden State   **Award-Winning VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     “California is about the good life. So a bad life there seems so much better than a bad life anywhere else.  Quality is an obsession there– good food, good wine, good movies, coffee, music, weather, cars. Those sound like the right things [...]

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We Are Dead Stars

11 September 2014

  Looking at the Cosmos and Ourselves In a Different Light   **Award-Winning VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel   We always thought life was a miracle. Living shoulder-to-shoulder on a small blue planet zooming through an ever-expanding universe, it’s easy to feel very, very small.  But what we are is actually pretty incredible:  every [...]

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The Day We Will Never Forget

11 September 2014

  Reflections of September 11   **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel   This essay, Towards a More Perfect Union, appeared in the New York Times on September 11, 2003:   Still missing in the rubble of 9/11 is the idea of America that enriched, strengthened and protected us for more than two centuries. Overcome [...]

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White Guys Can Jump

10 September 2014

  – With Trampolines –   **Viral VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel   They leave audiences in awe with their uncanny precision of moves and juke. Lords of Gravity is an energetic, gravity-defying acrobatic basketball show team based in Budapest, Hungary. YouTube uber-darling Devin Graham, aka Devin Supertramp, filmed the video above highlighting some of [...]

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Howard’s Farm

08 September 2014

  The End of a Family Farm   Award-Winning **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     A small Hudson Valley fruit farm is very different than a large Midwest commodity farm. Take 86-year-old Howard Quimby for example.  Still active, he grows Concord grapes, raises goats and boards horses on his 70-acre Marlboro farm.  He’s been [...]

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Who’s Been Monkey-Wrenching Your Nonprofit?

08 September 2014

  Fortune 500 Companies’ Corporate Espionage   **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     Giant corporations are employing highly unethical or illegal tools of espionage against nonprofit organizations with near impunity. Corporations hire shady investigative firms staffed with former employees of the Central Intelligence Agency, National Security Agency, U.S. military, Federal Bureau of Investigations, [...]

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This Sunday in Freshwater

06 September 2014

    A Big Day of Haps in the Little Sunny Valley   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel   The end of summer is near.  The trees are starting to turn, the leaves beginning to drop, the sun edging closer to the horizon.  Soon it will be a distant memory as we head towards colder days [...]

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The Shifting Landscape of Earth and Art

06 September 2014

  Zaria Forman’s Stunning Portraits of Climate Change   Award-Winning **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     Her mission, work, and art are spectacular. Zaria Forman’s works take up to a month to complete, creating portrait landscapes to document the ever-changing beauty of regions affected by climate change. Forman, from Brooklyn in New York, USA, [...]

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Grateful Dead’s Truckin’

04 September 2014

  America’s National Treasure   **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     Truckin’ got my chips cashed in.  Keep truckin’, like the do-dah man Together, more or less in line, just keep truckin’ on. Arrows of neon and flashing marquees out on Main Street. Chicago, New York, Detroit and it’s all on the same street. [...]

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Glass Eyes of Locust Bayou

03 September 2014

  A Blurred and Tangled Universe   Award-Winning **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     Phil Chambliss is a 59-year old filmmaker from rural Arkansas.  He makes weird and wonderful films that are a bizarre alter-universe mirroring America. Chambliss has been documenting his rural life in Locust Bayou, Arkansas, for nearly 40 years through his [...]

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The Forgotten Community

03 September 2014

  The Gypsy People Called ‘Roma’   Award-Winning **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     It’s a documentary that brings to light a community that has largely been forgotten. Intrigued by how such a large group of people could live out of shacks built from anything they could find– as well as earn a wage [...]

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From Now On

02 September 2014

  Life and Vulnerability   Award-Winning **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     Delta Spirit’s From Now On has the simple qualities we like seeing in a film. Director Andrew Bruntel goes for an epic sweep, some sumptuous photography, long pan shots, and a disparate cast of characters living very different lives on the prairies of [...]

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Happiness is a Warm Gun

02 September 2014

  Last Year British Cops Fired Their Guns 3 Times   –No One Died–   **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel   America has a love affair with their guns. In 2012, 409 people were shot and killed by American police in what were termed justifiable shootings. In that same year, British police officers fired [...]

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Jimi’s Machine Gun

01 September 2014

  Hendrix’s Famous Star Spangled Banner Shred at Woodstock   **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     At Woodstock in 1969, Jimi Hendrix did a startling take on the national anthem. He was the last act of the festival and scheduled to close the show on Sunday night.  He didn’t take the stage until 8 am on Monday [...]

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Humboldt Bay Coast Guard Open House Today

30 August 2014

  Saturday, Aug. 30, from 10 am to 3 pm A Rare Once-a-Year Peek Inside   **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel   It’s a once-in-a-year opportunity to see some really cool things. Coast Guard Station Humboldt Bay welcomes the public to its annual Open House Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014 from 10 am to 3 [...]

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Struggling for a Parent’s Affection

29 August 2014

  ’1982′ An Award-Winning Film   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     Leave it up to cinematographer Frank Buono and he’ll transport you into the window of a young boy’s life in ten minutes. Leave it up to writer and director Jeremy Breslau and a beautifully poignant story will slowly unfold before your eyes. Constructed like [...]

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Mitch McConnell’s Party of Greedy Old People

28 August 2014

    GOP’s Secret Plan for Making All of Us Poor   **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     Don’t let that glad handing and sweet Southern smile fool you.  It’s not hard figuring out whose pocket Mitch McConnell is in. At a secret meeting of elite donors convened by the Koch brothers last [...]

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My Big Brother

27 August 2014

  Living Life with a Giant   Award-Winning Animated **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     You usually have it two ways living with a big brother:  living in their shadow or living in their glow. My Big Brother is a Savannah College of Art and Design short directed by student Jason Rayner.  His  film [...]

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