Skateboard Kicks & Surf Tricks

Local Santa Cruz surfer Zoltan "The Magician" Torkos continues his mission to be the first professional surfer to land a kick-flip while out on the water. Torkos speaks on surfing and skating as creative outlets that allow him to escape from the day to day grind.

Street Poet

Kevin Devaney has found a way to make a living doing what he loves, as a local street poet armed with a vintage type-writer, vaudevillian facial hair and a sharp wit. The Santa Cruz poet speaks about how he entered his unusual craft and how he has made a living out of his art

Wild Noise Art Camp

Artists from across the state come for a four-day art camp in Santa Cruz, motivated by the desire to create temporary art out of the natural world. 

Tearing down the 4th wall

Caleb Noal, talks about the trans-formative effect that music has had on his life. From helping him cope with the loss of a close friend, to dealing with the daily trials and grinds of life as a Marine near the end of active duty service, and finally as a bridge for social interaction and connection with others.

Quiet perfection

The Marine Corps Silent Drill Team performs weekly exhibitions at the 8th and I Barracks in Washington, D.C.

Light at the end of the tunnel

Jim's Hideaway, masked by residential houses behind Fort Meade, Md., is more than just a pub frequented by military, vets and blue collar locals. In the wake of 9/11, the Hideaway took its first hit to business, losing most of its daily lunch guests when the rear gate was closed. Then, when economic troubles gripped the nation business dropped to an all time low.