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egghead and twinkie, cinequest
Aug 16, 2023

Self-Discovery is a Joyous Journey in ‘Egghead & Twinkie’

Egghead & Twinkie is a film I wish I’d had in high school: a brightly-colored, unabashedly dorky queer buddy comedy. Screening on August 17th and...
Will sprott, mumlers, natural internet, natural alphabet
Aug 2, 2023

Will Sprott Connects With ‘Natural Internet’

San Jose-born musician Will Sprott captures an ecosystem in his songwriting—bugs and all.  Released at the beginning of July, Natural Internet is the third solo...
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Jul 11, 2023

Lydia Lunch Talks Twin Resorption and Performing in Palo Alto

Not only is Lydia Lunch a Gemini—the sign of the twins—but she herself contains a twin. This is what the multidisciplinary performer and self-proclaimed...
ICA’s ‘Altered Perception’
Jun 14, 2023

Optical Allusion: Three Bay Area Artists Pay Tribute to a Legend in ‘Altered Perception’

When Sarah Hotchkiss began a series of black-and-white graphic paintings as nursery gifts for new parent friends, one recipient called the designs “Baby LSD.” “High-contrast...
Jamie Stewart, Anything That Moves
Jun 7, 2023

‘Anything That Moves’ and the Pain and Poetry of Compulsive Sex

There’s a familiar kind of story to those close with people who have struggled with addiction, or any life defined by compulsive seeking. The recipe...
Fanime returns to San Jose
May 24, 2023

Character Study: The Passions and Fashions of Fanime Return to San Jose

Each year, on the last weekend of May, the streets of downtown San Jose bloom into a rainbow of wigs, petticoats and full-body makeup....
Katalyst at the SJZ Break Room
May 19, 2023

Katalyst Breezes Into the SJZ Break Room

Nine-piece experimental jazz ensemble Katalyst, conceived by drummer Greg Paul in the band’s home neighborhood of Inglewood, is quintessentially Angeleno in its sound. One...
May 17, 2023

Crescent Ridge Brings Melodic Grunge to the Tamper Room

DIY bookers Heavy Lemon are ready to squeeze every drop out of summer with this whopping five-band lineup. Crescent Ridge, a four-piece from Massachusetts,...

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