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Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

Santa Cruz shows itself to the world

'We Are Santa Cruz' brings joy back to a city touched by violence

Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

Why does baseball continue to haunt me into mid-life?

Baseball is not about stimulation; it’s about meditation, which is why the Guy I Know loves a 11-2 game between two fourth-place teams in August almost as much as a World Series game. Whether it’s in person...

Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

The righteous fury of the gods meets high school

Jill Wolfson channels teen wrath in 'Furious'

Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

What climate change?

By WALLACE BAINE There isn’t a lot of artfulness in the title of Craig Scott Rosebraugh’s political documentary “Greedy Lying Bastards.” But then again, the film, playing a four-day run at the Rio Theatre in Santa Cruz...

Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

Cabrillo’s bow to Kronos

By WALLACE BAINE The Kronos Quartet, one of the famous chamber ensembles to ever come out of the United States, will be joining the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music for the group’s 40th anniversary celebration this summer....

Sunday, April 28th, 2013

Worst job in the world?

By WALLACE BAINE Wow. I mean, honestly, where do I start in expressing the gratitude of me and my colleagues here at your local daily at the outpouring of sympathy and solidarity this week? Thanks for all...

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

My letter to ‘Dear Leader’

By WALLACE BAINE To: Kim Jong-un, Big Cheese, North Korea What’s up, Dear Leader? Forgive the informality of my salutation, but I think we can agree that “Dear Dear Leader” sounds a little silly, and I don’t...

Friday, April 12th, 2013

Baseball — The story of a middle-aged obsession

By WALLACE BAINE A Guy I Know – the one who lives with my wife, carries my wallet and drives my car – this guy winced when a friend recently asked him why the new movie about...

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

To mark the 2013 home opener in San Francisco, we remember the last home game played by the Giants — Game 2 of the World Series

To borrow from George Harrison, it’s been a long, cold, lonely winter — actually, it was kind of mild, and, yeah, the Niners thing was kinda cool. But the point is, the long baseball-less days of the...

Saturday, March 30th, 2013

Twenty years after its release, it’s time to declare the comedy ‘Groundhog Day’ one of Hollywood’s greatest spiritual allegories

By WALLACE BAINE To all those of the Christian faith, here’s to a happy and meaningful Easter Sunday. And to Jews everywhere, may all be well in the continuing celebration of Passover. But to those not part...

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