Arts & Entertainment

Women In Music Fest panelists celebrate women working in the industry

The second annual Women In Music Festival supported women in the many fields within the music industry on April 5–8 in Oakland. Carmena Woodward, aka DJ Red Corvette, and Evangeline Elder started the festival in 2017 as a response to misogyny in the industry. This year they partnered with more organizations to bring more events and people, including a […]

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Memoirist and punk drummer Michelle Cruz Gonzales is a Mills Creative Writing alumna.

Meet the author of ‘The Spitboy Rule,’ a fierce punk memoir

Before Michelle Cruz Gonzales earned a BA and MFA from Mills College, she was the drummer in the 1990’s all-female hardcore punk band Spitboy and people called her Todd. Or sometimes, the Female Phil Collins of Punk Rock Drummers because she sang and played drums at the same time. In her 2016 memoir, “The Spitboy […]

2nd annual COLLECTIVE art show celebrates POC artists

The second annual COLLECTIVE art show showcased art made by people of color, at Movement Ink, a local clothing apparel store, on March 9, 2018. Mills students and non-Mills students submitted works of visual art, multimedia, live poetry and music. The space became a makeshift art gallery for the night with art sharing space with the hoodies and T-shirts Movement Ink is […]

Feminist Literature Review: ‘For colored girls’ on-stage March 8 at Mills. Read the book!

“The stage is in darkness. Harsh music is heard as dim blue lights come up. One after another, seven women run onto the stage from each of the exists. They all freeze in postures of distress. The follow spot picks up the lady in brown. She comes to life and looks around at the other […]

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Colombian American diva Kali Uchis made Oakland’s Fox Theater swoon

Kali Uchis graced the stage in a sparkly bandeau top, high pony tail and black high-waisted pants ready to bless her fans with her music. Uchis performed with a drummer, guitarist and keys player at the Fox Theater in Oakland on Feb. 19.  Uchis performed songs from both of her albums “Por Vida” and “Drunken Babble” as […]

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Indira Allegra and Rebeca Bollinger are the spring A+P+I artists in residence

Indira Allegra and Rebeca Bollinger are this semester’s artists-in-residence for A+P+I, or the Art, Process and Ideas collaboration between the Mills College Art Museum and the Art Department. They presented past works and their perspectives on creation in the “Artists In Conversation” event Friday, Feb. 23 in Danforth Lecture Hall. “We pick artists who […]

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