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30 Sep 2020
Arts & Culture

Slugs in Stilettos 

Ornamented with stiletto heels, leotards and shimmering highlighter, the UC Santa Cruz queer community celebrated the annual Drag Ball — a brave space for members of the LGBTQIA+ community to explore and express their identities. While many people came as spectators, several were courageous enough…

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Give and Take 

Her breathing became more labored, raspy and desperate before stopping. The audience was transfixed as Ramona Parrotta depicted death in UC Santa Cruz professor Gerald Casel’s experimental movement theater show, “Give.” When Parrotta’s breath stopped, two other dancers closed her eyes and moved her body…

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Feelin’ Peckish 

When long-time friends Justin Williams, 28, and Danny Mendoza, 25, moved to Santa Cruz from the San Fernando Valley, they noticed a shortage of late-night food beyond Domino’s delivery. Initially, they considered serving open-face bao, a Chinese steamed bun, and calling themselves “Bomb Ass Buns”…