Features

Poppy Jasper International Film Festival

Film festivals amplify the movie-going experience for many reasons. They allow us to celebrate the authenticity of indie entertainment, support impassioned directors, discover up-and-coming…

B.A.C.K.

Jumping in headfirst. That’s how Haley Cardamon would describe her explosive entry into the magazine industry. Born and raised in East San Jose, Cardamon…

Super Stacked

Every comedian experiences an off night when they just can’t orchestrate a positive response to any story, punch line, or antic. But if bombing…

Bite Me

As much as we think we’re different from one another, we’re all really just after the same things: to be seen, heard, and loved…

San Jose Spotlight

As the 10th-largest city in the United States, San Jose’s local news offerings are startlingly sparse. The Mercury News has reduced its staff reporters…

Ren Geisick

Ren Geisick isn’t a typical jazz singer. Equally influenced by Bob Dylan and Nina Simone, her music flows seamlessly, from the soulful delivery of…

Nick Martinez

A Director, Drag Racer In car racing, who you are, what you are, where you come from, your physical make-up, nothing matters. All that…

Urban Innovation Network

Deliberately pushing leaders into deep dialogues gave them the opportunity to think outside of the box and collaborate on solutions to some of San…

Nandita Das: CQ19 Maverick

 Nandita Das did not come to cinematography the conventional way. Raised by a painter father and a writer mother (both infrequent film-watchers), Nandita’s childhood…

Guerilla Wanderers

Plot is what happens from A to B. But why? And how do the characters react? Some storytellers steadfastly hold that plot should sweep…