.Addie Mahmassani

November 22, 2023

Teach Them How To Fish…

Thousands of years ago, fishing was relatively simple: a few hunters, a village to feed, a nearby body of water, a spear, a fire, a meal. In the globalized economy, however, one fish often passes through countless hands over thousands of miles from the moment of catch to the grocery store shelf. The human and environmental tolls along the way are about as unfathomable as the ocean itself...
October 25, 2023

Bonny-ween, Spooktacle, Monster Song

Local musicians Bonny June and Ken Kraft answered my phone call in the voices of their alter-egos, Countess June and Count Kraftula. Vampire-vaudeville is not a genre currently on any Billboard charts, but as they told me about the creepy, hilarious songs they’re working on lately, I started to think it could be.
August 15, 2023

Outspoken Mimes

Breakdown, San Francisco Mime Troupe’s Summer Musical, Arrives in Santa Cruz Shortly before my interview with Alicia M.P. Nelson, a member of the storied San...
July 12, 2023

Thinking Green

Santa Cruz businesses are on the cutting edge of new environmental products This past winter 5,000 tons of rock eroded from the Santa Cruz coastline...