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Hapa’s Brewing

Good Friends and Good Brews The Midtown Arts Mercantile on Lincoln Avenue houses some of the city’s most innovative and creative businesses, while connecting…

Demone Carter

Demone Carter is an emcee with an encyclopedic understanding of hip-hop’s history and cultural influence. His lyrics are punchy, candid bits of verse that…

Day Trip: Livermore

On the eastern edge of the Bay Area, about 20 miles north of San Jose, sits Livermore, an art-loving, cowboy-turned-wine-country town with a Mediterranean…

Natalya Burd

Natalya Burd’s paintings capture glassy memories from the ghosts of history. Admittedly a bit obsessed with the American Civil War, her work—usually in metallic…

Academic Coffee Community

Frank Nguyen has been on a journey for several years, moving toward opening his own crafted coffee house. From building out the space on…

9.5 Album Picks

Curated for each issue of Content by Universal Grammar, Album Picks are highlights of recent music releases by some of Universal Grammar’s favorite artists….

Aaron De La Cruz

Not long ago, artist Aaron De La Cruz was faced with an ultimatum: take on more work in the education sector to support his…

Lola x Kenneth Collaboration

There’s a difference between your job and your work. Your job pays the bills and ends after eight hours each day. Your work is…

Love District

We just wanted to write something cool and original, and everything came organically. In one way, the formation of Love District can be traced…

Asha

Hip-hop gave me consciousness before I could understand it. Spoken word and education as activism “I am not my hair, but I am proud…