Self-proclaimed "farmer/midwife/DJ/producer/emcee/touring musician" Ietef Vita was born Michael Walker in Five Points in 1986, part of a family of artists and activists with "a lot of people in my village," he explains, including Brother Jeff and the late storyteller Opalanga Pugh. But that wasn't e ... More >>
Even if the year the world was supposed to end is barely out of sight, people still don't know much about Mesoamerican mythology and the workings of the Mayan calendar, or what that heritage means to us in modern times. But Westsider Tony Shearer did. The late activist, poet and storyteller espous ... More >>
Ah, 1995: a time when entire Best Of categories were devoted to the O.J. Simpson trial, Bernie Bickerstaff and Dikembe Mutombo were still dominating the sports pages, and Mel's Bar and Grill was still new. Check out the winners from our 1995 Best Of issue after the jump.