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Oct 26, 2022

San Jose Multicultural Artists Guild Celebrates 25th Dia de Los Muertos

On a crisp and unusually quiet Saturday morning, I arrive at the Martin Luther King Jr. Branch of the San Jose Public Library. I’m...
Stephen Pitti
Aug 31, 2022

Stephen Pitti Speaks on ‘East Side’s Impact in San Jose’

In the 1990s, historian Stephen Pitti set out to write a centuries-long counterhistory of the so-called Silicon Valley.  A Chicano scholar with Northern California roots,...
Houyee Chow
Aug 17, 2022

Houyee Chow-Jiménez and Nick Ybarra’s Mural of Pride

Two summers ago, artist Houyee Chow-Jiménez responded to an open call on Instagram. Project MORE—a nonprofit serving LGBTQ+ people in Northern California—sought muralists to...
K-Ming Chang
Jul 5, 2022

Novelist K-Ming Chang Makes San Jose Her Literary Home

Bestiary, the startling first novel by K-Ming Chang, took place in Montebello, the Southern California city where much of her family originates. Now based...
Santa Clara County Youth Poet Laureate
Apr 6, 2022

Santa Clara Youth Poet Laureate

Last month, talented local writers—ages 13 to 18—applied to become the next Santa Clara County youth poet laureate. This week, judges announced seven finalists...
Mar 16, 2022

Esme Wang Reads for CLA San Jose

In early February, award-winning novelist and essayist Esmé Weijun Wang took up an exciting new post at San Jose State. As the 2021 Distinguished...
Mar 2, 2022

House of Mouse

Driving through East Side San Jose near the Tully Road overpass, a trio of red turrets juts up through white smog. Beneath the center...
Oct 27, 2021

These Old Haunts

Last week, podcasters Carmen Sánchez and Manuel Ávalos hit a major milestone.  “We made a podcast baby, and it survived to one year,” Sánchez says...
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