Charlie Swanson

Charlie Swanson is a North Bay native and an arts and music writer and editor who has covered the local scene since 2014.

Sausalito’s Floating Homes Tour Offers Online Gala and Auction This Month

For more than three decades, Sausalito’s colorful waterfront community of floating homes have drawn thousands of visitors in person to open house tours each...

Retired Marin Library Director Reaches Hall of Fame Status

California has a rich and fascinating history of librarianship, and the California Library Hall of Fame honors the historical significance and lifetime achievements of...

Culture Crush: Virtual and Live Events in the North Bay This Week

This week, several North Bay groups are getting outdoors for distanced live events, while other organizations stay in for online offerings. Here's a sample...

The Mother Hips Mark 30 Trips Around the Sun in 2021

From their college days to midlife, Tim Bluhm and Greg Loiacono have remained connected at the hip—the Mother Hips, that is. Since 1991, the two...

Gallery Route One Exhibits More Student Art in West Marin

Earlier this month, Point Reyes Station landmark Gallery Route One shared artwork from several local art students in the exhibit “Tomales High School Artist...

Sausalito Art Festival Canceled Over Uncertainty of Homeless Encampment

In December of 2020, tents began popping up on the Sausalito waterfront next to Dunphy Park. Since then, an encampment of homeless people has...

Marin Writer Creates Poetic Portraits in “Beat Scrapbook”

For nearly 50 years, Marin County writer Gerald Nicosia has participated in and documented the Bay Area Beat Generation that began with Jack Kerouac’s...

North Bay Sights Inspire New Movie “What Lies West”

Filmmaker Jessica Ellis grew up surrounded by the North Bay’s natural beauty. Now, she returns to those picturesque locales for her debut feature film,...

Culture Crush: Live Events Bloom in the North Bay This Week

California is one week closer to fully reopening, and the North Bay is getting in on the fun with several safe, distanced events this...

BottleRock Napa Valley Reveals Lineup for 2021 Festival

It’s been a long road to BottleRock Napa Valley this year, though the massive music, food and wine festival's return is now taking shape. Several months...

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