Sunset magazine’s ‘One-Block Feast’ takes local cuisine to the next level
National Dance Week arrives. Is Santa Cruz Ready? “Dance first. Think later. It’s the natural order.” —Samuel Beckett Leave it to a...
This one’s a keeper. A film that has smatterings of What The Bleep Do We Know? yet manages to tell a more...
Santa Cruz’s Nadia Krilanovich unveils an illustrated children’s book worthy of attention
The topic of food and money—and all the rich insights that can come along with exploring the emotions surrounding them—spring to life...
Local fashion designer Angelina Rennell on design and her online eco-boutique
Dark entries from the Gothfather himself, Peter Murphy
Think Santa Cruz is soundproofed by the surrounding mountains, one snaky Highway 17, and that thing called the Pacific Ocean? Think again....
Ecology mixes with art in T.C. Boyle’s fascinating new environmental novel, ‘When the Killing’s Done’
Jewel Theatre Company takes over the Actors’ Theatre spaceJulie James has some big shoes to fill. And we think she’ll do just...
Debut novelist’s provocative tale reveals casualties of war through a camera lens
Monterey Bay Area filmmaker makes it to Sundance
Nicole Kidman is back on her game here. (Sorry Nic, I had trouble understanding your reasoning behind Stepford Wives, Bewitched, Birth, The...
Local maven launches a ‘green’ fashion retail outlet online
Local indie fashionista Domini creates custom clothing to embrace your body as well as your beliefs
Interview with Amy Sedaris at Bookshop Santa Cruz
Surf activist’s new video makes a splash—just in time for holiday shopping
Santa Cruz’s own equity theater company soarsIn an era when the arts are still getting hit hard financially, and money is so...
Burning questions for the crown princes of cannabis, Cheech & Chong
Paula Poundstone brings her quick wit to The Rio.
When your internal DJ won’t stop playing an infuriatingly catchy song, you’ve got yourself an earworm. Our intrepid reporter dissects the tunes...
They Might Be Giants’ John Flansburgh on living with a split personality
Brace yourself—something big is set to ignite Cabrillo Stage
Local writer and performer Patrice Vecchione brings her one-woman show home
The Glitch Mob’s Justin Boreta lives up to his band’s name in a bug-riddled phone chat
A Q&A with Linnaea Holgers James, owner of Artisan's Gallery, one of the 18 businesses vandalized during the May 1 riots
New leadership preserves intrepid, independent vision in Santa Cruz Film Festival IX One-woman human dynamo Jane Sullivan may be out of the...
This sensational weeklong celebration of dance returns to Santa Cruz for the third year
Pat Metheny’s robot band rocks the Civic
Up-and-coming local fashion designer hits her stride