Augusta Collins: Blending Life With Music (talented jazz drummer)

  Augusta Lee Collins Singer/Songwriter/Videographer You may peruse Augusta’s music here: http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&VideoID=34235374    Augusta may be reached here: augustaleecollins@yahoo.com He’s performing this Friday July 3rd and the 17th at It’s a Grind coffeehouse in Oakland near the City Center BART, 5 to 7 pm. The 3rd features more of his original compositions. www.itsagrind.com (corner of 11th & […]

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Friendship, astronomy, and linguistics: Kate Grenville’s The Lieutenant

  Kate Grenville’s new novel reads like a visit to a cultural anthropology museum’s long-awaited exhibit. Through a suspenseful tale, we learn much about the Cadigal tribe of New South Wales, as well as early astronomical techniques. Yet, the calm, finely crafted prose creates a sense of distance and timelessness. After building his wooden observatory […]

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Shadowscapes: Stephanie Pui-Mun Law

  Descriptions, from the top left: Like a strange blossom, or a butterfly emerging from its cocoon with crumpled and still-damp wings; she stretches out her tendrils. Uncoiling, unfolding, unfurling so slowly you might not notice it. She shakes her filaments, and reaches to the firmaments. She tilts her head up. She closes her eyes. […]

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Stories Growing Up Portuguese – Didacus Ramos

The Lesson By Didacus Ramos   (Best read with a Guatemala “Casi Cielo” (“Almost Heaven”) and a maple oat nut scone.)   Uncle Frank was pissed.   He slammed the gearbox of the ’41 Pontiac coup and it lunged forward across Winton Avenue.  Richard and Craig grabbed the back of the front seats and the […]

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Katie Quenneville – dream-inspired artwork

Katie Quenneville, on how she creates her distinctive images: My creative process, hmmm, that depends on what I’m doing. For my 3D work, I generally go off of something I’ve seen, either a picture or a dream. From there I do research and rough sketches. Once that’s done, I start the modeling. Everything is done in […]

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Eddie Freeland: Taking a Palette Knife to San Francisco

  Edward’s passion for painting and creative inspiration has always been driven by his Northern California surroundings. While working as a freelance painter, at the age of 11, he began to focus his energy on the vineyards of Livermore, Napa, and Sonoma. Most of his work from this early period was created in watercolor and […]

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