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Booktails: “James”

Booktails: “James”

James by Percival Everett “I will be outraged as a matter of course. But my interest is in how these marks that I am scratching on this page can mean anything at all. If they can have meaning, then life can have meaning, then I can have meaning.” Many of you may be...

Fiber Artist Akiko Suzuki and The Case of Mr. F

Fiber Artist Akiko Suzuki and The Case of Mr. F

Fiber Artist Akiko Suzuki and The Case of Mr. F Not only has artist Akiko Suzuki been exhibiting her award-winning contemporary art quilts and fiber works internationally over the last two decades, but her works express her personal and global concerns and hopes on a...

Picket Fences — May 2024

Picket Fences — May 2024

Picket Fences As another Monday morning dawns, the residents of Benicia are starting their week as they usually do.  Things in the Walker house are no different. Hank is getting ready to meet with clients about a new housing development that his company is bidding on....

Booktails: “All Our Yesterdays”

Booktails: “All Our Yesterdays”

All Our Yesterdays By Joel H. Morris “If only men could take a turn at childbirth, risk their lives for it. Let women rest, let women live on. Then what would the world become? It would be a world made of words and not swords. The difference of a single letter. Yes,...

Benicia Art Weekend

Benicia Art Weekend

Benicia Art Weekend: A Vibrant Celebration of Creativity True to its reputation as an arts destination, Benicia will draw art lovers to town for a celebration of art during the first weekend in May. On May 4th and 5th between 10:00am and 5:00pm, over 50 artists in the...

Twixt: Soulscapes in Oil by Tom Strychacz

Twixt: Soulscapes in Oil by Tom Strychacz

Twixt: Soulscapes in Oil, An Exhibition by Tom Strychacz at the Benicia Public Library “I had nothing to do at all with art, while growing up. My formal art training ended at high school,” laughs Tom Strychacz, whose solo exhibition of paintings, “Twixt: Soulscapes in...

Picket Fences — April 2024

Picket Fences — April 2024

Picket Fences The residents of Benicia are settling in for the evening, enjoying their meals and glasses of wine to mark the end of the day. But Saraya Foster’s evening is spent searching for the Leavenworth’s Atherton house. While she's deep in her quest, she hears...

Picket Fences — March 2024

Picket Fences — March 2024

Picket Fences As midday approaches, Payton finally musters up the courage to finish listening to his mother's session. He sits down at the screen, takes a deep breath, and continues listening. He picks up where his mother left off, recounting the story, and he sees...

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