Arts & Entertainment

Bass Man Begins: Roseville’s David Albertson keeps the speakers rumbling

Neurologists at McMaster University recently discovered that the human brain absorbs bass notes into the nervous system more directly than any sonic flare, drawing that pulsing res ...

Detour Before Dark: Falling under ‘South’s’ deep spell of comfort

Detour Before Dark is a monthly feature that visits the most intriguing food, wine and entertainment destinations within a 45-minute drive of South Placer County.  Born in Ne ...

Travel: Southern reflections in Louisiana’s swamps and rivers

People still wonder about that old antebellum majesty of the “the land of cotton,” today filled with unbelievable food, grand art and architecture and some of the frien ...

Our View: Southern bits and the speed of Mardi Gras

February offers two celebration options: One involves a vacuous, corporate-manufactured holiday aimed at wringing cash from depleted wallets while mercilessly preying on guilt and ...

Scotland's shadows of roguery and genius

The streetscape of Edinburgh’s Old Town was once called the murky fishbone, that long spine of “Royal Mile” descending from a castle-head as courts, wynds and all ...

Detour Before Dark: Drinking Scotch at the Imperial with the Mother Lode Scots

Detour Before Dark is a monthly feature that visits the most intriguing food, wine and entertainment destinations within a 45-minute drive of South Placer County.  The Scots ...

Travel: Escape the shades of winter in Cabo San Lucas

It’s freezing cold, and you know you’d rather have fun in the sun then start the new year in sleet and rain. Snorkeling, suntans and soft sand sounds good right about n ...

The Force is with Auburn “Star Wars” artist

In a galaxy far away, in a town called Auburn, Frank Ordaz works his artistry in oil paints far from the madding crowd that is the “Star Wars” franchise now back in mul ...

Detour Before Dark: Enjoying Gordian knots at Yianni’s Greek Diner

Detour Before Dark is a monthly feature that visits the most intriguing food, wine and entertainment destinations within a 45-minute drive of Granite Bay and Roseville.  The ...

Greece’s wealth, in beauty and history

At the foot of the world’s most famous citadel, which is capped by a Doric temple of Pentelic marble and peerless ingenuity, is an urban jungle of anonymous apartments, shops ...