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The Big Sick
In 2015, Davis-based writer Melinda Welsh was told that her cancer had progressed to Stage IV and that she had six to 12 months to live. Four years later, she is still alive—and cancer-free. The veteran journalist looks back on her hard-fought battle and shares her journey to the brink of death and back. 


Toasty Toasts
It may be cold as ice outside, but we found 10 winter cocktails around town that will have you feeling warm and fuzzy in no time. From an adults-only Mexican hot chocolate to an Irish coffee with a dash of Southern hospitality and a spiked sweet potato pie you can drink, these potent potables are worth cozying up to. 


Field of Screams
There are fans, and then there are fans. And then there’s the Tower Bridge Battalion, the 800-strong army of superfans who show up to every Sacramento Republic FC game. This is the Battalion’s story, from the group's unlikely origins to how it became part of the indomitable lifeblood of our city’s premier soccer team. 


Riverfront Essay
  The Community Center Theater is set to go under the knife for its extreme makeover, but without the cinematic tools to help boost local arts groups for decades to come. Here’s how to turn this horror flick into a Cinderella story.




Riverfront Q&A
Pioneering activist Dolores Huerta—who is the subject of a new Smithsonian exhibition at the California Museum—answers our questions about everything from co-founding the United Farm Workers with Cesar Chavez to her thoughts on the current generation of women leaders.




It’s all in the family for former Sacramento Bee editor Ginger Rutland, who has turned her mother’s memoir into a play that will premiere at the Sacramento Theatre Company; scene-stealer Tiffany Haddish is set to steal the show in the River City in February; local comedian Jack Gallagher is ready to rock ’n’ roll all night with the final performance of his concert series; to be or not to be—the Sacramento Ballet tackles that question in its rendition of Hamlet; Cirque du Soleil skates on thick ice during a staging of its first ice show, Crystal, at Golden 1 Center


There’s a British invasion on Capitol Mall with the opening of Camden Spit & Larder, the new eatery from former Grange chef Oliver Ridgeway, who harks back to his Sussex roots to whip up elevated English-meets-California fare; soup’s on at the recently relaunched Celestin’s, which is once again dishing out bowlfuls of its soul-warming gumbo; chef-owner Nick Dedier gets creative and goes classic at Milestone; the cart-focused Tiger wheels and deals New American food on K Street


Why Not Here?

A Dutch artist is shedding a bright light on the effects of climate change and rising water levels with dazzling “virtual floods” in cities around the world. Our flood-prone hometown should also take the plunge.