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Banter and Spark

Banter and Spark

Engaging actors, wry script distinguish lightweight rom-com ‘What If’

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Mass Appeal

Mass Appeal

Brendan Gleeson is superb as a pragmatic priest on a journey in ‘Calvary’

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Film, Times & Events: Week of August 22

Film, Times & Events: Week of August 22

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Cultures Collide

Cultures Collide

No surprises, but lots to savor in foodie film ‘The Hundred-Foot Journey’

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Film, Times & Events: Week of August 15

Film, Times & Events: Week of August 15

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Film, Times & Events: Week of August 8

Film, Times & Events: Week of August 8

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Feels Good

Feels Good

Chadwick Boseman kills as James Brown in spotty but fun ‘Get On Up’

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Film, Times & Events: Week of August 1

Film, Times & Events: Week of August 1

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Time Capsule

Time Capsule

Actors age in real time in audacious, mesmerizing ‘Boyhood’

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Film, Times & Events: Week of July 25

Film, Times & Events: Week of July 25

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We Can Rebuild You

A look back at how downtown Santa Cruz recovered from the 1989 earthquake

 

International Earth Day—Mother Earth Day

Every April 22, humanity celebrates International Mother Earth Day and Earth Day. As more than a billion people participate in Earth Day activities every year, Earth Day has become the world’s largest civic observance. The massive concern to build right relations between humanity and the living being we call Earth is evidence of humanity’s love of the Mother. In 2009, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed April 22 International Mother Earth Day, with a significant resolution affirming “the interdependence existing among human beings, other living species (the kingdoms—mineral, plant, animal and human) and the planet itself, the Earth which we all inhabit.” The Earth is our home. Celebrating Earth Day helps us define new emerging processes (economic, social, political) focused on the well-being of the kingdoms. Through these, humanity seeks to raise the quality of life, foster equality and begin to establish right relations with the Earth. We dedicate ourselves to bringing forth balance and a relationship of harmony with all of nature. Learn about planting a billion trees (the Canopy Project); participate in 1.5 billion acts of green. Disassociation (toward Earth) is no longer viable. We lose our connection to life itself. Participation is viable—an anchor, refuge and service for all of life on Earth. Visit earthday.org; harmonywithnatureun.org; and un.org/en/events/motherearthday for more information. From Farmers Almanac, “On Earth Day, enjoy the tonic of fresh air, contact with the soil, companionship with nature! Go barefooted. Walk through woods, find wildflowers and green moss. Remain outside, no matter the weather!” Nature, Earth’s most balanced kingdom, heals us. The New Group of World Servers is preparing for the May 3 Wesak Buddha Taurus solar festival. We prepare through asking for and offering forgiveness. Forgiveness purifies and like nature, heals.

 

The New Tech Nexus

Community leaders in science and technology unite to form web-based networking program

 

Mission Critical

How reading Lisa Jensen’s reviews taught me to love film
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Blown away by a Tuesday night dinner at Oswald

 

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Hydrogen-gas cars that are coming this summer. Scott Oliver, Santa Cruz, Professor

 

Sarah’s Vineyard

Sarah’s Vineyard of Gilroy is known for crafting fine wines—and one of my all-time favorites is its Chardonnay. But this time, its Viognier has my vote.

 

Munch

East Coast meets West Coast in new meat lover’s paradise