The Arts

Akalá: Uncle Pompous

Akala began his career as a grime artist, but has moved away from the genre over time and has become a conscientious hip-hop artist, with many tracks containing heavily researched historical facts and deep messages. Akala's lyrics focus upon social class struggle, social conditioning and alienation among the disenfranchised. About the Author: Kingslee James Daley … Continue reading Akalá: Uncle Pompous

Stonewalled In Jerusalem

Sculptural Installation What you see in the image above is a 10 ft. x 4 ft x 5in. photo-based interactive sculptural installation depicting Sara Friedlander's reflections on the situation in Israel/Palestine. Her exhibition, "Stonewalled in Jerusalem: A Gateway to Dialogue," is currently on display in Santa Cruz through Dec. 15th (details below). See close-ups of … Continue reading Stonewalled In Jerusalem

PHOTOS: One Palestinian Museum's Artistic Message To The Pope

The Pope's visit to the Holy Land (today's Jordan, Palestine and Israel) has been the focus of many activists hoping to get the Catholic pontiff to speak out in favor of the Palestinian cause. One such symbolic act was done through an artistic lens. The Palestinian Museum, a new museum set to open in the … Continue reading PHOTOS: One Palestinian Museum's Artistic Message To The Pope

Two Men With Cellos Flow

Flow Chello players, Stjepan Hauser and Luka Sulic, remind us what it means to be alive, to create, to live in flow, as described by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi [ˈtʃiːksɛntmihaːji ˈmihaːj.] AC/DC's rock cover of 'Thunderstruck Tribute to Michael Jackson Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi [ˈtʃiːksɛntmihaːji ˈmihaːj] Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi is best known for developing the notion of flow, the psychology … Continue reading Two Men With Cellos Flow