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Muwekma Ohlone
May 3, 2023

Plants & Powwows: Muwekma Ohlone Push for Land Stewardship

A powwow is a joyous occasion, a gathering that celebrates inter-tribal relationships, Indigenous resilience and rich cultural heritage. At every powwow, the smell of...
A Distinct Society
Apr 12, 2023

The Border Crosses Everything in TheatreWorks’ ‘A Distinct Society’

Nothing much is supposed to happen in a library. Places of quiet refuge, repositories of knowledge and centers of community, libraries are like sanctuaries,...
Top Dumpling
Apr 5, 2023

Top Dumpling Rethinks a Classic Dish for a Modern Era

Seated at the bar at Sunnyvale’s Top Dumpling, I’m elated when my vegetarian dumplings arrive, delicately arranged in a traditional bamboo steaming basket. I’m...
Photo Credit: Cantor Arts Center
Mar 29, 2023

Reality Makes Them Dream: Recontextualizing 1930s Photography

The eye instinctively traces a curve, what looks like a spine hidden in lovely, firm, dark flesh. From the blade of what must be...
Armando Bravo
Mar 22, 2023

Mercado SanJo Markets Community

Armando Bravo would like to emphasize that he is not an entrepreneur.  “I don’t put entrepreneurship on a pedestal,” he says.  The plant store owner and...
Gareth Reynolds
Feb 8, 2023

Gareth Reynolds Brings More Than a ‘Dollop’ to Sunnyvale

Comedian, writer, producer, actor and podcaster Gareth Reynolds is no stranger to the Bay Area comedy scene—or, for that matter, nearly any comedy scene. The...
Feb 1, 2023

Stepping Inside Sugarcane and Lightning (pt. 3)

Upon entering artist Adrian Burrell’s Sugarcane and Lightning pt. 3 in the David Pace Gallery at ICA, one feels not only transported to another...
Pertenecer: To Belong
Dec 7, 2022

Pertenecer: To Belong Held at San Jose MACLA

Alyssarhaye Graciano had many expectations for her first curated exhibit at MACLA, but the preview walkthrough still managed to catch her by surprise.  “I didn’t...

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