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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 [...]

The Brutalization of Kindergarten

26 August 2014

  Kids Just Wanna Play   **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     It used to be that kindergartners could play — which is how early childhood development experts say young children learn and are socialized best. Today 5- and 6-year-olds are forced to sit for hours at a time doing academics, often with [...]

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Bringing Jobs Back to America

26 August 2014

  The Cooperative Revival   **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     It’s not surprising that some are making the case for working co-ops.  When workers own their companies, everyone wins. Leo Gerard, the President of United Steelworkers Union, has been vocal about the possibility of what he calls “union cooperatives.”   He has [...]

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Remembering Playland at the Beach

25 August 2014

  San Francisco’s Long-Forgotten Icon **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel         Playland view to the south, 1940                 Young family enjoys cotton candy at Playland, 1960s.             Playland died along with blue collar image that once embodied a gritty [...]

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Net Neutrality and the Gilded Age

25 August 2014

  Time to Shut Up and Pay Up for Access   **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     It’s not the government that’s going to trample on your 1st amendment rights.  It’s the corporations with the government’s permission. Namely, Comcast and Time Warner.  And your local politicians who are paving the greedy way forward. A whopping [...]

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The Light at the End of the Tunnel

24 August 2014

  Nick Geddes’ Long Road to Recovery   Award-Winning **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     In April of 2011 while racing the Sea Otter Classic in California, I had an unexpected crash during the Dual Slalom finals that ended up changing my life. Following a minor concussion I was taken to the hospital for [...]

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Warbird Pilot

23 August 2014

  Keeping the Legacy Alive Award-Winning **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel   Some people see warbird pilots as fearless, confident, risky or arrogant. In reality, they’re no different than you or me.  They’re just willing to put it all on the line to keep the old warbird legacy alive at their own personal expense.  [...]

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Free Humboldt History Presentation in Freshwater

22 August 2014

  Jerry Rohde Offers a Historical Perspective of Humboldt’s ‘Unique and Useful Products’   Friday, August 22 at 7pm at the Freshwater Grange   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     There will be hot times in Wrangletown tonight. Pierson Building Center in Eureka is funding a free series of historical lectures as part of their celebration [...]

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Where Did You Sleep Last Night

21 August 2014

  Lead Belly’s Nirvana (1888-1949)   **Viral VIDEO**     He was a bad dude who lived larger than life. Lead Belly is an old-school wrecking ball folk-singer who worked hard labor as a sharecropper in the Depression-era South, and lived it up with hot babes, stiff drinks, and smoke-filled clubs in Renaissance-era Harlem. He kicked [...]

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Silo

20 August 2014

  A Short Film about a Man and his Missile   Staff-Pick **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     We hate a bad day at the office. When we lose things. And things go sideways. And the boss doesn’t understand. And we happen to be drunk. Sigh.   Ever have those days where everything goes wrong and it would’ve [...]

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Am I Next?

20 August 2014

  Ferguson Seen Through the Eyes of a Teenager   Award-Winning **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     A 16-year-old kid says more with a marker and paper than all of the media did. Looting, chanting, tear gas, and rubber bullets have been the frequent images coming out of Ferguson, Mo.   Much of the [...]

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Ranger Gabriel Gets His Wish

19 August 2014

  A Young Boy’s Journey to Yosemite   Staff Pick **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     Gabriel always had a wish to be a park ranger. When the Yosemite park rangers got word of his dream, they stepped up to the plate, in a VERY big way. Gabriel Lavan-Ying is an eight-year-old from [...]

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Pink Floyd’s Crazy Diamond

19 August 2014

  The Final Parting of Syd Barrett   **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     Remember when you were young, you shone like the sun Shine on you crazy diamond. Now there’s a look in your eyes, like black holes in the sky Shine on you crazy diamond. You were caught in the crossfire [...]

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Small Cameras, Big Stories

18 August 2014

  There’s a Spy Amongst Us In the Animal Pack   Award-Winning **VIDEO**     Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel   It’s a whole new world out there. Exciting developments in camera technology have distinguished the playing field between the professional and amateur photographer. The current challenge now is making something novel and better than what [...]

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Missouri Burning

17 August 2014

  Tensions Again Erupt in Ferguson– One Protester Shot; Seven Arrested   **VIDEO**     Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     It’s only getting worse. Rioting, looting, shooting and burning down stores.  What we’re seeing in the streets of Ferguson, Missouri, is an example of how the streets can quickly descend into chaos as tensions erupt. The [...]

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A Shredding Good Time Road Trip

16 August 2014

  Shred ‘Til You’re Dead With the Homies   **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel   Skate ’til you drop. Five of the world’s best shred skaters, such as Chris Haffey, Erik Bailey, Jeff Stockwell, Victor Arias and Brandon Smith shared a two-week, 3,000-mile summer tour of skate parks in Northern California, Oregon and Idaho. [...]

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Black Lightning Moto Envy Show and Bike Raffle Today

16 August 2014

  Be There & Show the Love:   Saturday, August 16, 12-7 pm   440 F Street, Eureka   Trina Black Lightning Motorcycle Café   This project started 7 months ago after I got a wild idea in my head. I had been working at the Black Lightning Moto Cafe in downtown Eureka, which meant I [...]

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Float Plane Barefoot Skiing Madness

15 August 2014

  Skating on Thin Ice & Thick Skin   ** VIRAL VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     What an insane way to beat the summer heat. Can you imagine surfing over water barefoot while getting pulled by an airplane? Three veteran barefoot water-skiers from the World Barefoot Center in Winter Haven, Florida, joined stunt [...]

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The Most Wanted Man in the World

15 August 2014

  Edward Snowden’s Untold Story   **VIDEO**   James Bamford Wired Magazine   The message arrives on my “clean machine,” a MacBook Air loaded only with a sophisticated encryption package. “Change in plans,” my contact says.  “Be in the lobby of the Hotel X by 1 pm.  Bring a book and wait for ES to [...]

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30 Gifts for 30 Strangers

14 August 2014

  Better to Give Than to Receive **VIDEO**   Lucas Jatoba Filmmaker     Hello! My name is Lucas and I’m Brazilian.   Since I arrived in Australia a lot of beautiful things happened in my life.  On the day I turned 30 I decided to celebrate in a special way, being grateful to the [...]

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A Love Letter for Trail Runners

12 August 2014

  …Or Trail Walkers   Staff Pick **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel   For The Love is a beautiful cinematic poem on trail running in the Marin headlands by Luis Peña. It reminds us that while running is good, it’s not the only thing going.  You don’t have to run, you can just simply… walk. [...]

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Robin Williams Crosses Over

12 August 2014

  Severe Depression Likely Led to Suicide   **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel   “The loneliest people are the kindest   The saddest people smile the brightest   All because they do not wish to see   Anyone suffer the way they do”     ~Unknown   The Oscar-winning actor and comedian Robin Williams died [...]

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My Life After Manson

11 August 2014

  Patricia Krenwinkel’s Story Award-Winning Documentary   Olivia Klaus Filmmaker     Forty-five years ago, Patricia Krenwinkel killed for Charles Manson.   I vividly remember entering the California Institution for Women for the first time in 2001. As the prison guard slammed the gate behind me, I wondered if I had made the right decision to [...]

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Ebola: A Painful, Dreadful, Merciless Virus

11 August 2014

  West African Outbreak Spreading   **VICE VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel   The World Health Organization has declared the Ebola outbreak in West Africa an international crisis, killing more than 900 people and spreading beyond borders. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention  (CDC) is calling it a “painful, dreadful, merciless virus.”  [...]

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Lookin’ Out My Backdoor

09 August 2014

  Tambourines & Elephants  Playing in the Band    Old School **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     I love being here, looking out my back door. Seeing mountains and green trees and beautiful skies every day.  Feeling the cool coastal breeze pass on through on a fine summer’s day.  The birds and dragonflies humming about, [...]

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The World’s Largest Water Balloon Fight

09 August 2014

  Christian Peeps Battle for Glory   VIRAL MUSIC VIDEO   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     Time out for a little fun and sun from an otherwise typical college day. Thousands of young Mormons gathered on the field of battle in Provo, Utah, armed with nothing more than a few thousand water balloons and [...]

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The Closeness of Summer

08 August 2014

  Cherish It While It Lasts Award-Winning **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     I almost wish we were butterflies and lived but three summer days– three such days with you and I could fill with more delight than fifty common years could ever contain.”      ~John Keats, Bright Star: Love Letters and Poems [...]

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The Billionaires’ Tea Party

08 August 2014

  How Koch-Headed Billionaires Plan to “Save” America   **VIDEO**   Jim Hightower Jim Hightower.com   The Tea Party movement, bankrolled by the Koch Brothers, has taken American politics by storm. But is this truly a populist uprising– or one of the greatest feats of propaganda ever seen?  In the above video, Australian filmmaker Taki [...]

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The Band and Ball Brawl

07 August 2014

  Basketball Streetball Bonding: ‘We’re All in this Together’   **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel   The Rigsketball tournament takes place every summer all around Portland. Here’s how it works:  The Rigsketball van is parked in front of strip clubs, skate parks, cul-de-sacs, alleyways—wherever you can brown bag it and hit the hoop. Two [...]

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Love, Humboldt

07 August 2014

  Humboldt-Made   A Staff Pick *Hum-VIDEO*   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     We love Humboldt.  Everyone does.  It’s our people and community; our place and our home. Head north along the coast to where most people think California ends. Then keep going.  You’ll eventually reach the redwood forests, pristine beaches, and the six [...]

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Life, Death, and Happiness

06 August 2014

  Reflections By Philip Seymour Hoffman   Staff Pick Animated Flick   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel   Sigh. The greatest interview ever recorded won’t get as many hits on YouTube as a cat giving a high five. The people behind Blank on Blank want to change that.  They take the audio gems falling on the [...]

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John Oliver Takes On Native Advertising

06 August 2014

  The Raisins in the Cookie No One Wants   **VIRAL VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel   It was an unusual, yet timely, subject to take on. HBO comedian John Oliver took a hatchet to native advertising, arguing that the trendy marketing practice is a threat to the editorial independence of newsrooms, misleads readers [...]

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The Last of the Neon Sign Makers

05 August 2014

  Todd Sanders and his Glowing Craft   Award-Winning *VIDEO*   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel   “When I went to buy the run-down fruit stand that is now Roadhouse Relics, I was offered $15,000 by an Austin investor to walk away from the deal.  My friends told me I was crazy not to take the [...]

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The Hunt for Shane Miller is Over

04 August 2014

    Murderer’s Remains Found in Petrolia   *VIDEO*   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel   From the Times-Standard news this morning: The hunt for Shane Miller is over. The Humboldt County’s Coroner’s Office confirmed Sunday the human remains recovered near Petrolia on Friday night belong to Humboldt County native Shane Miller, who was wanted in [...]

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An Engravers Art

03 August 2014

  The Beauty is in the Detail   Vimeo Staff Pick *VIDEO*   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel   From Kessler Productions: We recently traveled to Austin, Texas to collaborate on a shoot with Joe Simon, Owner and Creative Director of The Delivery Men. The subject of the mini-doc we filmed was engraver, Gerry Beathard.  Our [...]

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Run Jose, Run

02 August 2014

  Fleeing Africa’s Violence and Killing Fields Award-Winning **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel   After being abducted from a marketplace as a child and forced to kill, Jose Maria Joao had a vision one night in a dream. Risking death, he acted on his conscience.  The decision that came to him in his dream was [...]

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The Angst of Being Cyborg

01 August 2014

  A Sci-Fi Android’s Bonnie & Clyde Tale   **Award-Winning SHORT**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     Consider this the prequel to the coming blockbuster.  Sometimes the end is just the beginning. An android receives notice that he will be shut down the next day, effectively ending his dreary droidian life.  But an unexpected encounter of [...]

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Going the Distance

01 August 2014

  Ronnie Goodman’s Long Run Award-Winning **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     Ronnie Goodman may well be San Francisco’s most unexpected half-marathoner.  He might not have a comfortable place to rest his aching feet at night, but that didn’t keep the homeless artist from running 13.1 miles in San Francisco’s half marathon for [...]

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The Church of Type

31 July 2014

  Letterpress Font and Beauty Award-Winning **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     It’s been a long and archaic journey. For 15 years Kevin Bradley lived in Knoxville, Tennessee, as co-founder of the design studio and letterpress giant Yee-Haw Industries, churning out fine-art prints, commemorative and promotional concert posters, album art and even wedding [...]

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On With the Show

31 July 2014

  This is It– The Night of Nights   Award-Winning **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel   It’s a silver screen, silent film sacred sort of place, and it’s something out of time. The Old Town Music Hall began in the 1960′s when two musicians, Bill Coffman and Bill Field, purchased the Mighty Wurlitzer Theater [...]

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Where Are Your Teens Tonight?

30 July 2014

  Studying at the Library?  Yeah, Right.   Award-Winning **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel   Our youth now love luxury. They have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for their elders and they love chatter in place of exercise. They no longer rise when elders enter the room; they contradict their parents [...]

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Rubble and Broken Lives

30 July 2014

  The Human Cost of War Award-Winning **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     She is a courageous, remarkable woman– and an outstanding photo journalist. Immediately after the September 11 attacks, 24-year-old photographer Kate Brooks set out to document the impact of war on civilians. Since then, she has covered major conflicts throughout the [...]

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A Twilight Zone Groundhog Day Love Story of Infinite Possibilities

29 July 2014

  Need We Say More? Staff Pick **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel   The Universe is infinite– and so are the options. A Truncated Story Of Infinity is Director Paul Trillo’s look at the infinite possibilities within our everyday existence. It’s a bizarre and trippy flick.  As we follow a day in the life of Vincent– [...]

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