North American Sake Brewery co-owners Jeremy Goldstein and Andrew Centofante go through roughly 6,000 pounds of rice a month to brew their specialty sake. Photo by Amy Jackson Smith

Sake to me: Falling in love with rice wine

For North American Sake Brewery co-owner Jeremy Goldstein, it wasn’t a trip to Japan but a visit back home to California that inspired his new venture. “I’d never had ‘craft’ sake, but I went to this amazing restaurant with a sake sommelier and had a whole different experience than I’d had before with the heated […]

Maria Chavalan Sut, a Guatemalan refugee, has been given sanctuary in the Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church while she fights to stay in the United States. Photo by Eze Amos

Local church offers sanctuary to refugee

A Guatemalan woman who fled to America seeking asylum in 2015 has been ordered by federal immigration agents to leave the country. But instead, a local church has given her sanctuary while she fights to stay in the United States through the legal system. “I have lived all of my life with violence,” said 44-year-old […]

Just Loud performs at the Pavilion on Sunday. Publicity image.

Arts Pick: Just Loud

Vintage vibes abound with a stylish blend of ’80s pop, funk, and soul from debut artist Just Loud. His EP Episode I, which featured the single “Electrified,” racked up over 1.5 million streams on Spotify as the first step in his quest to bring back funk. He collaborated with Blondie’s Debbie Harry on his single […]