150th Sparks Celebration

The savory aroma of Paradise Dogs, a hot dog booth on Main Beach, wafted through the air, mixing with the sounds of local funk...

Laborers: the Unspoken Narrative

A mother and daughter push against loose mud to haul a ship up a river. A stooped woman shoulders a bale of hay. These...

Q&A with Brian Fallon

Brian Fallon, of The Gaslight Anthem, The Horrible Crowes and Molly and the Zombies fame, is embarking on his first solo tour after The...

Eaten to a Pulp

Between the chrome tinsel, black fur frames, fifty-six cherries hanging from the wall and red satin draped over a small parlor table and chair,...

Substandard Living, Full Price

In a state ranked the most impoverished in the nation, Santa Cruz is the least affordable small metro area in the country. The median...

Models of Free Expression

Over the sounds of static, screaming and bodily functions, the creatures of the art piece “19 Rusted Antennae” stalked on stage. Despite a trigger...

The Start of the Queer Legacy in Hip-Hop

Trigger warning: This article makes references to violence against the LGBTQIA+ community and contains sexually explicit language. For a music genre most commonly regarded as...

Gallery: Indian Student Organization Colors the Stage

The Indian Student Organization (ISO) held their 14th annual Journey Through India cultural show on April 19. The theater arts mainstage was a flurry...

We Need to Talk… About Art

A dozen Ducati motorcycles, an angry baby head sculpture and gallery attendees riding around on Onewheels in an old warehouse seem strange. But all...

Embracing a World of Culture

Thirty-seven years ago, a small group of students gathered at the Quarry Amphitheater for the first Multicultural Festival. Throughout the years, the event has...