High Jump

Peer-reviewed studies finally bust the ‘lazy-stoner’ stereotype The “stoner” stereotype might be best represented by a guy sitting in front of a TV, watching Warner Bros. cartoons while surrounded by Yoo-Hoo empties and crumpled Funyuns...

Roasted and Raw

Jeffrey Edalatpour welcomes vegan Chef Imani Greer's Roasted and Raw to Oakland's Jack London Square as they discuss the vast differences in access to healthy food choices between "The Town" and the burgeoning tech-hub of his former home, Atlanta, GA.

It’s in the Air

Kelly Vance reviews a movie about the Bay Area's innovative arts scene, 'Tell Them We Were Here', and sits down the Renee De Guzman, Senior Curator at Oakland Museum of California to hash out if Sadie Barnette's work could be considered Afrofuturism, "for want of a better term.".

Jim Code

W. Kamau Bell uses Afrofuturism to take on white supremacist algorithms Afrofuturism is often associated with arts and entertainment, but at its core is the question of representation not just in the future, but in...

Shadow Box

Author and co-founder of Nerds of Color, Shawn Taylor reviews Ayize Jama-Everett's graphic novel that mines racial stereotypes for Jungian "Shadow work" on the global Black psyche.

Same Song

Famed music journalist Mosi Reeves meditates on the criminally overlooked contributions of Oakland's Gregory "Shock G" Jacobs after his untimely death this April.

Unspoken History

Veteran journalist Eric K. Arnold delves into the deep, and incredibly influential history of the Black Futurist Collective. An underground Oakland movement the preceded much of the mainstream Afrofuturism seen today.

Black to the Future

Arts Editor D. Scot Miller profiles Oakland Museum of California's upcoming exhibit, Mothership: Voyages in Afrofuturism, and runs down the history of today's hottest topic.

Cal Survived COVID. Now, Back to Its Usual Problems.

The COVID-19 pandemic had thrown most fall and winter sports into the spring, erecting logistical hurdles across campus. About two dozen teams and hundreds of athletes vied simultaneously in April for fields, courts, pools...

Play on the Moon

Lou Fancher sits down with performer Lisa Ramirez to discuss adapting T. S. Eliot's famous poem, 'The Wasteland', for the post-pandemic stage.
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Same Song

Famed music journalist Mosi Reeves meditates on the criminally overlooked contributions of Oakland's Gregory "Shock G" Jacobs after his untimely death this April.

Scatter Swept

j. poet writes about the mercurial and fluid music and approach of Scatter Swept, a psychedelic band with strong African origins, and their new album, 'Unfolding'.

How Art Moves

Aaron Carnes writes about Quentel the Cryptid’s new album, ‘Shadow Box' and their promise to the audience to provide a full, sensory experience that transcends the typical rock concert.

Heart & Soul

j. poet speaks with author and songwriter Zoe FitzGerald Carter about her latest album, 'Waterlines', and the pleasures and perils of producing an album during a pandemic.

Is She the One?

Film critic Kelly Vance covers the cryptic, and surprising, film 'Looking for a Lady with Fangs and a Moustache'. An unexpected treasure about living in the present and how difficult that can be.

Yachtclub101

Music writer, j. poet covers Scott Ayers and his Yachtclub101 album which not only reached his production goals, but crafted his version of perfect sonic ebullience.
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