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Literature

Little Lit

Little Lit

September brings a series of unique and popular children’s authors to Bookshop Santa Cruz

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A&E

Fashion Art Santa Cruz Artwear Contest 2014

Fashion Art Santa Cruz Artwear Contest 2014

We have a winner!

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A&E

Livin’ It

Livin’ It

Radius Gallery unveils a new look at everyday life in Santa Cruz

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A&E

Walk of Frame

Walk of Frame

The Santa Cruz County Bank’s 40th art show takes us to China and India

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A&E

Two Souls, One Sea

Two Souls, One Sea

With song and acrobatics, Santa Cruz duo transcends norms

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Etchings of Eden

Etchings of Eden

Stephanie Martin’s hand-colored intaglio prints are inspired by the botanical and avian worlds

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Strokes of Genius

Strokes of Genius

Yoko Ono brings John Lennon’s art to Santa Cruz

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Literature

Take a Breath

Take a Breath

Mark Stephens wrote the book on yoga, literally

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A&E

Sol Survivor

Sol Survivor

For his 3,000th show, local promoter Michael Horne debuts the two-day Santa Cruz Mountain Sol Festival

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Animated Life

Animated Life

Larry Cuba’s algorithmic graphics blend the world of mathematics into cutting-edge digital art

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The Binding of Edmund McMillen

How a Santa Cruz designer created one of the most unlikely hits in video game history

 

Sun in Leo, Rosy Star, Venus and Uranus Retrograde

Three major celestial events occur this week. Wednesday, the Sun enters Leo, highlighting the heart center of everyone. Leo is a sign of deep sensitivity (along with Cancer). Wednesday is also the feast day of St. Mary Magdalene, one of the most misunderstood women in the Bible. Saturday, July 25, Venus turns stationary retrograde at 0 Virgo (progressed Regulus, the Law, Hall of Records). Venus retrogrades for 44 days and nights, forming one petal of a five-pointed rosy star (pentagram) in the sky (five retrogrades over eight years = star). Venus retrograde turns values upside down. Our usual sense of beauty, values, the real price of things, relationships—all turn into a bundle of confusion. We don’t seem to know anything. Luxury goods are mispriced, values are jumbled, we wonder who that person is we’re in relationship with. We don’t know where our money is or where it’s gone. Venus, in daily life, represents values (resources, money, possessions and quality of relationships). Venus retrograde asks, “What do I value?” Venus retrograde puts us in touch with what has changed and what is truly of value in our lives. Venus retrogrades from 0 Virgo to 14 degrees Leo (July 25-Sept. 6). Leo is about the self and our creativity, which is how we come to know and value ourselves. We “know ourselves through what we create.” In Venus (values) retrograde (inner focus) we will ask, “What are values (not just money and finances)? What are my values? What do I create? How do I value my creations? Do I value myself?” Sunday, Uranus—planet of all things new, revelatory and revolutionary—also retrogrades (from 20 to 16 degrees Aries) until the full moon of Christmas Day. Five months of Uranus retrograde. In July and continuing on through the following months we have many planets retrograding. Things therefore slow down. Everyone’s focus becomes subjective, hidden by veils and curtains. A time when inner reserves of strength are available. A time of protection.

 

The New Tech Nexus

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

 

Film, Times & Events: Week of July 24

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What do you think of Bernie Sanders?

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Hunter Hill Vineyards & Winery

Calling all Merlot lovers—Hunter Hill has released its 2013 estate Merlot ($25)—and a superb one it is, too.

 

Turn Up the Beet

Golden beets with buffalo mozzarella, plus single-malt whiskies and award-winning local Chardonnays