Issue: December 05, 2013

Hello, CN&R readers!

Dig into our cover story, "Forgotten news," for which Project Censored ranked the top 10 news stories poorly covered or not covered at all by the mainstream corporate media--good reading!

Our Newslines section offers updates on the issuance of liquor licenses to local establishments, the city's budget, and dioxin levels in Oroville-area soil, as well as a look at the current circumstances of the Torres Community Shelter after a particularly challenging year.

Contributor Evan Tuchinsky wrote both our Healthlines feature story and our Greenways feature. The first, "In the dark no longer," is about Butte County's newly streamlined DNA-testing process in the case of sexual assault; for the latter, "Mystery overhead," he interviewed an area teacher who has raised questions about unusual streaky cloud-like formations in North State skies, and their possible relationship to attempts to curb global warming.

In A&C: Check our Arts DEVO's festive beer-centric column, as well as his (Arts Editor Jason Cassidy) In the Mix review of Showtime's documentary series, Time of Death (and catch the final episode on Dec. 6!). Cassidy also penned "Moonwalking with Uncle Dad," a preview of This is Thriller!, a tribute to the Michael Jackson album Thriller, playing Dec. 5-7 at 1078 Gallery.

More holiday cheer (and some DIY as well): Contributor Henri Bourride's "In the spirits," on making infused vodkas.

Do also read "Cowboy up!," contributor Juan-Carlos Selznick's intriguing review of the new biographical film Dallas Buyers Club, starring Matthew McConaughey, which is playing at the Cinemark 14.

Don't forget to read Streetalk (fun!) in our print edition, as well as take a good long look at our informative Calendar section.

Stay warm...

Christine G.K. LaPado-Breglia, associate editor