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A&E

Rock On

Rock On

Michael Eckerman’s free-form rock work mimics the sea

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A&E

Reclaiming the Pole

Reclaiming the Pole

Jody Ryker and Aerial Arts Santa Cruz bring ‘Pole Diversity’ to Santa Cruz

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Theater

Woman on the Verge

Woman on the Verge

JTC cast excels in new play ‘Harper Regan’

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A&E

More Than Movies

More Than Movies

The Watsonville Film Festival expands into four days

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Literature

Roads to Home

Roads to Home

Former-GT-editor-turned-author Greg Archer has long looked for signs from the universe to point him in the right direction. When it came to his Polish family’s mysterious past, they arrived in abundance.

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Theater

Tripping

Tripping

Jewel Theatre’s ‘Harper Regan’ is a heady twist on the current extreme-adventure zeitgeist

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Literature

Witty Snicket

Witty Snicket

When he’s not writing immensely popular books for children, Daniel Handler turns his irreverent strangeness to novels

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A&E

Quilt Trip

Quilt Trip

Ann Baldwin May’s quilts are like abstract paintings

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Theater

All Eagles

All Eagles

UCSC Theater Group Channels Tuskegee Airmen in ‘Black Eagles’

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A&E

Be Our Guest: George Lopez

Be Our Guest: George Lopez

Comedian George Lopez is best known for his starring role in the sitcom George Lopez, which ran from 2002-2007, but his resume also includes author, stand-up comedian, producer, and talk show host.

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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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Munch

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