Anti-Racism Now: Chipping away at racism by talking face to face
Mar13

Anti-Racism Now: Chipping away at racism by talking face to face

“One of my first memories of discrimination was when I was 10 or so,” said Gloria Graves Holmes, one of two co-facilitators of the Bridge 4 Unity project. “When I was standing on a corner, getting ready to cross the street, a white man drove by me and screamed ‘Go back to Africa!’ I never saw him again, but that moment resonated.” An echo of that moment occurred years later, when she and her family were moving into their dream home on...

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OroborO on the Valley Advocate Sessions Stage
Mar08

OroborO on the Valley Advocate Sessions Stage

OroborO combines experimenatal rock with punk, metal, and mathy riffs. Check out the band’s Advocate Sessions performance in the video below. Interview with...

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Graphic novels come of age in Eric Carle Museum exhibit
Mar05

Graphic novels come of age in Eric Carle Museum exhibit

Comic books and other forms of graphic novels haven’t always been met with respect from literary circles. During the 1950s, anti-comic book censorship called Comics Code Authority limited the kinds of stories and content that graphic novels could depict. Today that type of censorship for comic books, Japanese manga, and other forms of graphic novels is a thing of the past. A new exhibit at the Eric Carle Museum not only celebrates...

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Letters to the Editor: Solar and recreation can coexist
Mar05

Letters to the Editor: Solar and recreation can coexist

Editor’s Note: Welcome to our letters to the editor page. Here you’ll find reader comments on Advocate articles and other news. We collect readers’ opinions from emails, letters, Facebook comments, and comments to valleyadvocate.com. Want to get in on this? Email deisen@valleyadvocate.com and put “BackTalk” or “letter to the editor” in the subject. Solar and recreation can coexist Hickory Ridge golf course in Amherst is in its last...

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Cinemadope: CatVideoFest at Amherst Cinema
Mar04

Cinemadope: CatVideoFest at Amherst Cinema

If you’ve been around the interwebs for a bit, you’ve almost certainly run across Henri. Henri — or, to use his full title, Henri, le Chat Noir — is an ennui-soaked cat whose subtitled French musings call to mind old arthouse imports. “If my tail wags, it is a reflex action,” intones Henri over a soundtrack of Satie. “Nothing more.” In other installments, all shot in the same scratchy black and white, Henri visits the vet or bemoans...

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