Dispatches From the Russian River

Filed from a creekside cabin outside an unincorporated hamlet, Alexis Coe's Dispatches From the Russian River is a personal and historical exploration of leaving home and pursuing dreams.

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Dispatches From the Russian River: Farther, Faster

Upon leaving her cabin in the woods, Alexis Coe realizes that not finding the answer to what you're looking for is sometimes just as good as finding it.

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Dispatches From the Russian River: Homer of the Redwoods

After a car rolls off the road and into the river near Alexis Coe's cabin, the neighbors mobilize to save the driver and clean up the mess. The scene is reminiscent of another tragedy in the redwoods, which dates all the way back to 1947. Turns out that when a tree falls in the forest, it makes a long-lasting community.

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Dispatches From the Russian River: Pee Wherever You Like

Alexis Coe walks to the edge of Bohemian Grove, the exclusive forest hideout of America's corporate and political ruling class.

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Dispatches From the Russian River: Locked and Loaded

After being offered a BB gun for protection, Alexis Coe explores what gun culture means out in the wild.

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Dispatches From the Russian River: Pioneers and Profiteers

Like the '49ers before them, modern-day techies arrive with a dream and feel as if they deserve to realize it.

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Dispatches From the Russian River: Apps Against Humanity

As she stacks piles of wood, Alexis Coe ponders the depersonalization of the working class.

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Dispatches From the Russian River: The Fall

After Alexis Coe takes a bad fall on a hiking trail, the language of the creek reveals a connection to the city.

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Dispatches From the Russian River: Beginnings

Alexis Coe leaves a changing San Francisco and settles into a cabin in the woods, beginning a process of personal and historical rediscovery.