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A&E

Animated Life

Animated Life

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

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Literature

Lady Luck

Lady Luck

Amy Bloom follows the twists of hope and desire in ‘Lucky Us’

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A&E

Walk Together, Mock Together

Walk Together, Mock Together

Santa Cruz native Joe Sib goes from one-man punk show to stand-up

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Theater

Time of Our ‘Wives’

Time of Our ‘Wives’

Santa Cruz Shakespeare hits new comic heights with ‘The Merry Wives of Windsor’

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A&E

Art Files: Opposites Attract

Art Files: Opposites Attract

Using found objects, Victoria May seeks beauty in dichotomy and tension, the creepy and absurd

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Literature

Hooked for Life

Hooked for Life

Lisa Jensen’s new adult fantasy explores a new twist on Neverland

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A&E

Doubting Harris

Doubting Harris

Ian Harris doesn’t care what you think—he’s just going to make fun of it

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Theater

What's Not to Like?

What's Not to Like?

Shakespeare returns to the Festival Glen with ‘As You Like It’ 

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A&E

Art Files: Heart of Glass

Art Files: Heart of Glass

Local glassblower Peter Vizzusi has found a following with his unique creations

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Theater

Boys in the Brand

Boys in the Brand

Pop parody, faux-faith merge in Cabrillo Stage’s energetic ‘Altar Boyz’

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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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Oral Fixations

Blown away by a Tuesday night dinner at Oswald

 

What would you like to see a TED talk about?

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