Come Together • Activist/Rapper/Poet Paul Willis Mixes it Up

Local rapper/poet, educator and social activist Paul Willis isn’t from Sacramento, but you wouldn’t know it from the way he talks about the city he calls home. “Dec. 1, 2011 is my Cali-versary,” Willis said when asked when he first came to the City of Trees. The answer came fast—he…

Outside the 9-to-5: Rock Climbing in Popular Culture

The emergence of rock climbing in popular culture has become extremely apparent in the past year. As a climber of almost two decades, I have watched the sport become discovered by the world outside of climbing. The sport has always had athletes “living on the edge,” but with the ease…

Whispers and Stares | If Beale Street Could Talk | Rated R

In Barry Jenkins’ previous outing, Moonlight, we were so immersed in the history of lead character Chiron that we felt caught in his life’s grip as it unfolded over three different time periods. The shock in seeing how much had changed with the character in the offscreen interludes spoke volumes…