How to Be Better Humans
Nov 29, 2023

How to Be Better Humans

Janeane Bernstein has spread flowers, love and joy since she was young. These days, she also picks up dozens of would-be-tossed bagels each week and drops them off at local shelters. Bernstein has no illusion that this...
Who's Calling? The DEA Wants to Know
Nov 28, 2023

Who’s Calling? The DEA Wants to Know

Just over 10 years ago, reporting by The New York Times and ABC News revealed that the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration had for several years been collecting billions of American phone records. The government was paying AT&T to...
Escaping Hell Through the Power of Doo-Wop
Nov 29, 2023

Escaping Hell Through the Power of Doo-Wop

The Helltones’ bright, lively sound combines jazz, R&B, doo-wop, surf music and other diverse elements with the deeply felt lyrics of main songwriter, singer and band leader Darwin Siegaldoud. The band’s uplifting music contradicts their foreboding name. “I...
Nov 21, 2023

Free Will Astrology: Week of November 22

ARIES (March 21-April 19): When we experience authentic awe, our humility deepens. This in turn tends to make us kinder, smarter and more positive....
Oakland's Mensho Innovates Ramen
The name of Chef Tomoharu Shono’s latest ramen restaurant, Mensho, combines the Japanese character for “men,” which means “noodle” in Japanese, with the first syllable of...
The humanistic magic of Ozu Yasujirô
Why is the late Ozu Yasujirô idolized by moviemakers and adoring audiences, both in his native Japan and wherever in the world his films are shown? A...
East Bay Express E-edition East Bay Express E-edition