Arts & Entertainment

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"What does it mean to be Chicano?": International film festival pushes for Latinx inclusion in Hollywood

The weekend festival highlighted the triumphs of Chicana/o creativity while addressing the continued need to fight for inclusion and diversity.

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Using fashion to celebrate the full spectrum of genders and abilities

"Within ten years we can change the fashion industry," says Sky Cubacub, whose Rebirth Garments line embraces the differences in all of us.

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Genocide, dispossession, and creating a human and sustainable community

"An Indigenous People's History of the United States," is an unforgiving accounting of the nation-building practices of the European settlers and the heroic resistance of indigenous peoples.

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Alda's "Passage": Music and environment, Cascadian style

Not a band to mince words, Alda is the latest 'green' black metal artist that is lamenting the destruction done to nature.

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Empowering young women, one paint stroke at a time

We seem to live in a world where young girls are taught that their voices, opinions, and thoughts aren't as valuable as those of males.

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Artists to link up Sept. 26 for world peace and justice

In Oakland, Cassandra Lopez and the We Tell Our Stories Film Collective will be contributing to the event with their documentary.

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Today in history: Musician/activist Leonard Bernstein is born

Bernstein became the most prominent American-born conductor and a supremely talented musician, educator and composer.

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Marlon rides again: Hey Brando!

Stevan Riley's great new documentary "Listen to Me Marlon"  is a must-see for viewers interested in film/theater history, the art of acting, celebrity activism, and Brando the man and artist.

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Today in history: Actor-activist Martin Sheen celebrates his 75th birthday

Martin Sheen has stated, "While acting is what I do for a living, activism is what I do to stay alive."

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“This Land is Your Land”: 75 years and the fight’s still on

"I have decided long ago that my songs and ballads would not get the hugs and kisses of the capitalistic experts." - Woody Guthrie

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