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Alan Chen

If you’re doing one thing and you’ve got blinders on for your whole life, you’ve got to turn around and ask yourself what you’re…

Wally Schnalle

After ten years in tech, Wally Schnalle left Silicon Valley to follow his dream of becoming a professional drummer. Now, 30 years onward, he…

Joel Slayton

Joel Slayton is the inaugural winner of the SVNexus Award, which recognizes pioneering artistic achievement at the intersection of art and technology. Slayton’s 40-year…

Girafa

How has San Jose influenced the artistic endeavors in your life and career? Born and raised in the city of San Jose, Girafa has…

Francisco Ramirez

Francisco Ramirez has been into art for as long as he can remember. His first memory is of scribbling on his mom’s walls. As…

Alan Rath

One of the world’s most tech savvy sculptors reflects on the connection between machines and their makers. Two robotic arms swivel in long arcs…

David Brookings

Under a canopy of shade at sunset in Plaza de Cesar Chavez, David Brookings sings directly to a lovely lady in the crowd. “I’ve…

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…

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…