May 18, 2022

Secret Emchy Society: Queer country music from Oakland’s Honky Tonk Heroes

Cindy Emch, songwriter, guitarist and lead singer of the Secret Emchy Society, opens her band’s latest album, Gold Country/Country Gold, with a radical reinvention of the Willie Nelson hit, “Cowboys Are Frequently, Secretly Fond Of Each Other.”...
May 18, 2022

Kids on a Crime Spree: Urgent messages for dancing in the dark

Oakland’s Mario Hernandez, the frontman of Kids on a Crime Spree, wants to change the world. The songs on the band’s second outing, Fall In Love Not In Line, still have the bright, sing-along melodies and memorable...
May 18, 2022

Are We Not Men?: ‘Men’ is a dynamo of heartache taken to bizarre extremes

Alex Garland’s Men is remarkable, not so much for its basic story—a fairly typical horror-film situation about a young woman, on the mend from a personal tragedy, who unwisely decides to vacation, alone, in an old dark...
May 2, 2022

Up Against It: Who fought for workers’ rights before your grandparents were born? The Wobblies

A few short notes on Kino Lorber’s re-release of the angry, exhilarating 1979 documentary The Wobblies, the story of the Industrial Workers of the...
Cue the marimbas! After two years of pandemic-mandated cancellations, dancing, food and eco-consciousness will samba back on May 21, as the Farmers’ Market Salsa Festival returns to...
Ninna’s closed doors are now open for Roji Ramen Roji Ramen is the perfect place for diners who happen to share a passion for noodle soup and...
Sayaka Murata’s Convenience Store Woman is a favorite recent read of mine. In the novel, a woman comes to the conclusion that she is the soul...
Sometimes this crazy cannibalistic cannabis industry, overrun by excise taxes, underwater in bottoming harvest pricing and awash with out of state investment, can still inspire with...
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