Fall Arts Preview
The best of the music, theater and visual arts headed to Santa Cruz this fall
A late-in-life experience with the homeless inspires Elaine Badgley Arnoux's dark fairy tale series
A Poet and A Patriot: Chris Matthews (1946-2008)
Geoffrey Dunn recalls a larger-than-life Santa Cruz character.
When Music Was News to Me
Stephen Kessler on KUSP's all-business decision to ditch midday music.
Nūz: Santa Cruz County News Briefs
Town greenies unite against Santa Cruz parking garage plan, beleaguered Pajaro Valley water agency forestalls county meddling, Planet Cruz strikes back against East Coast chauvinism and a Santa Cruz delegate for Hillary discusses the vibe in Denver.
'Hamlet 2' mocks actors and the immortal Bard, but it's no 'Waiting for Guffman.'
Melissa Leo's acute acting highlights a tale of northern smuggling.
Sax master Bill Evans and his new bluegrass pals make tracks for Kuumbwa.
Curtis Cartier ventures north for San Francisco's Outside Lands festival.
Music and Nightlife Calendar Picks
On tap this week in Santa Cruz venues: Southern Culture on the Skids, shoegaze king Neil Halstead, The Tubes, fiddling master Alasdair Fraser, MC E-40 and the Monterey Bay Reggae Fest.
Christina Waters on the male Labor Day grilling ritual.
Asana Teas steeps in downtown Santa Cruz; Jim Denevan's Outstanding in the Field goes international.