Cinema al fresco in Santa Cruz

July 17, 2014

I went to high school in a small, one traffic light kind of cowtown in upstate New York where the entertainment options for teenagers were sorely lacking. The one thing that we did have, however, was an old-school drive-in movie theater that opened each summer. Many a summer weekend night was spent gathering a couple…

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“A Hard Day’s Night” screening at the Nick

July 3, 2014
“A Hard Day’s Night” screening at the Nick

I’m an admitted sucker for the Beatles’ movies….along with other music themed films like “Quadrophenia,” “Tommy,” etc. One of my favorites is “A Hard Day’s Night.” And apparently it’s celebrating its 50th birthday. A remastered version will be screening at the Nick on Sunday and…

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“Lost Boys” kicks of Boardwalk’s summer movies series tonight

June 25, 2014

The boardwalk’s annual free movies at the beach summer series begins tonight with the classic 80s vampire flick, “The Lost Boys.” It’s practically a rite of summer, no? Movie starts at 9 p.m. and it’s free. Bring a blanket, snacks and low-backed chairs, but alcohol…

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Santa Cruz Waves launches new print magazine

June 23, 2014
Santa Cruz Waves launches new print magazine

In an era when many dead-tree publications are moving to digital only or closing all together, Santa Cruz Waves has taken theĀ opposite tactic and has launched a new, tangible print…

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Sante Adairius in the Wall Street Journal

June 22, 2014

Completely forgot to post this one earlier this month… The hits keep on a-coming for Capitola’s Sante Adairius Rustic Ales. This time, the critics’ darling of breweries got a mention…

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A memoir of Santa Cruz

June 10, 2014

I was thrilled to see “Under the Boardwalk: A memoir of Santa Cruz” pop up on Longform.org the other day. Majula Martin’s essay about returning to — and reflecting —…

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