Royalty Has Arrived… in Drag

*Drag names used for anonymity. In her stilettos and a form-fitting black dress with leopard print, professional drag queen Kylie Minono opened the 23rd...

Art as Sanctuary

From handcrafted painting frames to a rusty and decrepit metal door in front of the entrance, “The Cell and the Sanctuary: Art and Incarceration”...

Snaps and Slams

Tucked into a hallway next to Cowell Dining Hall, you’ll find people hungry for more than just food. There was a full house on...

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...

A Holiday to Reflect

“Blood bursting from the seams of our American dreams like the final rapture — yet the only revelation I have come to is realizing...

Rainbow Through the Ages

By students of color, for everyone. In fall 1993, Rainbow Theatre began opening eyes to cultural diversity at UC Santa Cruz and grew into...

The Queens of ‘Crowns’

Illustration by Franky Olivares Their beauty and countenance commands respect. The ladies of the church, these hat queens...

Annual Art Tour Kicks Off in Santa Cruz

The 28th annual Open Studios Art Tour began its first of three weekend-long exhibitions in Santa Cruz on Oct. 5.

Reinventing the Everyday

From cat whiskers to abandoned flip-flops and Troll Dolls, ticket stubs and Pepsi cans, the memories and narratives of locals lined museum walls normally...

Día de los Muertos: From Childhood to College

Lighting candles is a tradition that radiates on Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead. Flames illuminate the path for spirits of...
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