Arts & Entertainment

Arts & Entertainment

Honoring the Afro-Latinx Beat

Pa-chang-a. Noun. 1. A musical genre derived from the Latin American adoption and integration of African rhythmic music. 2. A Cuban dance of crafty footwork. 3. A term...

Overcoming Borders

Borderlands — borders in identities, memories, psyches and dreams ­— are where contradicting elements within religion or gender identity lie. Naima Shalhoub said it...

Spoken Love

This is my face / Framed by my short coarse hair that I started loving too late / Sparse eyebrows sit insecurely above puzzled...

The Things We Keep

From baby shoes to human teeth and puppets to old letters — these are the objects we hold dear. People collect souvenirs to mark...

Roses are Red, Violets are Blue…

On the Westside of Santa Cruz, florists buzz around Shay’s Flowers and Gifts. The shop is packed to the brim with roses, tulips, daisies...

It’s in the Cards

As a kid, Valentine’s Day might mean buying a box set of Scooby Doo or Kim Possible cards and handing them out in class....

The Scream Heard Across the World

Before entering the third floor gallery at the Museum of Art and History (MAH), the elevator doors open and an enormous graphic of a...

A Tribute for Social Change

A hip-hop mix of Mariah Carey’s “Shake It Off” echoed through the loft of The Catalyst as a projector flashed video clips from classic...

Taking Creative Action

A banner reading “Imagination is power,” in bright yellow and red, shined through the clouds as it led hundreds of students through the UC...

Putting the Fun in Fungus

The Fungus Federation of Santa Cruz (FFSC) transformed the Louden Nelson Community Center into a mushroom wonderland this weekend. The Santa Cruz Fungus Fair...


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