What could be better than being surrounded by music and the passionate fanatics drawn to it? Other than winning the Irish Sweepstakes, not much. If you’re a record collector or just like people watching, the annual KZSC Ultimate Music Sale should be your destination Saturday, November 23rd. Dozens of music vendors will be selling everything from rare collectibles to bargain-priced vinyl and CDs. And back by popular demand, The Great 88 will have a separate titanic table with no item over 25 cents. Fun for the whole family and a Santa Cruz tradition in the fall, the Ultimate Music Sale is…well, the ultimate. FREE admission; FREE parking. Get there early for best selection. The double doors open at 10 AM Saturday, November 23rd. Follow the signs and balloons to the Crown/Merrill Cultural Center on the UCSC campus. More info and pictures on our Facebook Page.
UCSC Students: The Boardwalk Frolic is exclusive event for you. Come meet other students and join KZSC DJs on Monday, September 23 as we provide the soundtrack for the first bash of the new school year. Transportation from campus is free! The music starts at 6 pm and has been extended this year until 10:30 at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Tickets may be purchased online between now and September 11th. You can pre-pay for your tickets in person at the Bay Tree Bookstore. Stop by the KZSC sound booth and say hi. KZSC will also have a booth at the OPERS Fall Fest September 24th.
KZSC prides itself on being a community based radio station, and boy are we excited to welcome in our new members of the Santa Cruz community! That’s right, a fresh batch of UCSC Banana Slugs will be moving onto campus within the week! In order to give our new members a proper welcome to the campus, KZSC will be hosting an information booth at the OPERS Fall festival on September 24th located on the OPERS field on UCSC’s campus. The festival will take place from 3 – 6 pm. The festival is centered around the incoming students, but community members are welcome as well!
Keep a look out for the Great 88 while pursuing the amazing amount of resources and clubs/activities available through UCSC’s campus.
A Conversation with B. Ruby Rich on New Queer Cinema:
Two decades ago, B. Ruby Rich coined the term “New Queer Cinema” in a Sight & Sound essay to describe the movement of emerging independent queer films at film festivals. This March, Rich released a new book entitled “New Queer Cinema: The Director’s Cut,” which chronicles queer films of the last twenty-one years. The work doesn’t shy away from criticisms yet invokes scholarly and contextualizing discussions on post-1980s LGBTQ cinema. It is Rich’s second book, following Chick Flicks: Theories and Memories of the Feminist Film Movement.
Rich has had an extensive career around the film industry, writing for the Village Voice, The New York Times, The Chicago Reader and the San Francisco Bay Guardian. She frequents film festivals including Sundance and Toronto, and still manages to find time to teach at UC Santa Cruz, including my Eyecandy Film Journal seminar. After working with Professor Rich for a quarter, I realized she is a walking encyclopedia of all things film; dropping the names of people that she has worked with or met along the way (“John Waters isn’t as weird as you may think”) and recommending the most underground film for whatever topic a student is working with. Even with the iconic nature of her name attached to her person, Professor Rich may be one of the most approachable professors at UCSC. I had the opportunity to speak with Professor Rich on her new book, as well as oppurtunities within the film industry and the changing structures of delivering film criticism. In this interview she also discusses her upcoming endeavors, and explains the draw to the Social Documentation program at UCSC.
The interview is available online through Soundcloud. Listen below by clicking the red play button.
“New Queer Cinema: The Director’s Cut” was released in March 2013 and is available through Duke University Press.
Rainbow Theater is more than just a theater collective. It is a powerful group that aims to break down cultural walls that exist within our community. This goal is accomplished with lectures, public workshops, and community outreach, not to mention their powerful performances. Check out this video and be sure to catch a Rainbow Theater performance soon! Admission is free for UCSC students with ID and affordable for everyone else!
Whether you are a soccer fan, volleyball devotee, or a golf fanatic, fall sports at UCSC are bound to set the tone for the 2012-2013 year of the Banana Slug. With a new wave of freshmen, transfer, and of course returning students, UCSC athletics is ready to take the NCAA Division III by storm.
The men’s soccer team currently stands 3-2 in overall play with a recent victory over Linfield College on September 9th. With seven returning seniors, the UCSC Banana Slug’s soccer team will be led to victory this fall. On Saturday, September 22nd the men’s soccer team will take on Cal Lutheran at UCSC with games starting at 4pm. In addition, the Banana Slugs will play Menlo College on Tuesday, September 25th on the Slug’s home turf. Come out and cheer on your fellow Banana Slugs as they crush the Cal Lutheran Kingsmen and dominate the Menlo Oaks!
The UCSC women’s volleyball team is setting and spiking their way to victory this fall season. With a 5-4 overall record, the Lady Slugs are proving to be strong contenders in the Division III volleyball conference with a recent win against Pomono-Pitzer and Chapman University at the Posada Royal Invitational in Thousand Oaks, CA. With the help of Kim Rabbii and Katherine Grow, the Lady Slugs went 2-2 with nationally ranked teams. For their outstanding efforts in the Posada Royal Invitational, both ladies were named to the Puget Sound Premier All-Tournament Team. On Saturday, September 22nd the women’s volleyball team will host Menlo College with matches starting at 7pm, followed by matches against Holy Names University and William Jessup the week of September 24th.
Lastly, the fall season is not complete without the UCSC women’s golf team. With five new players (four freshmen and one junior transfer), the team has brought young and fresh talent to add to the roster. Best of luck to the Lady Slugs as they take on Texas and Minnesota in the Lady Bulldog Fall Classic and the Division III Classic hosted by Carleton College.