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Dec 7, 2022

The State of Oakland

Power Poll addresses homelessness, crime, blight and business loss Participants in the latest Oakland Power Poll hold an almost uniformly grim assessment of the state of their city, portraying homelessness, grime, crime, business flight and ineffective civic leadership...
Dec 7, 2022

Wooden Mythology

A fantasy double feature with ‘Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio’ and Martika Ramirez Escobar’s ‘Leonor Will Never Die’ Puppet kid Pinocchio looks like a convention of toothpicks, or perhaps an animated pile of splinters in the shape of a...
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Dec 7, 2022

Last Minute Gifts

A festive guide to ethically sourced retailers in Oakland  Holiday season is here. *Bells jingle softly in the distance; steam rises off a cup of hot chocolate.* A miraculous and much-needed week or two of rain, nippy temperature...
Nov 16, 2022

N8NoFace

Short jolts of cyberpunk from LA N8NoFace didn’t invent cyberpunk—a term that encompasses a variety of musical styles, including punk, grime, techno, hip-hop, metal, funk,...
Dec 7, 2022
Gangstagrass unites a divided nation with music If one were to cross paths with the guys in Gangstagrass on the street—one would probably never guess that they...
Phoget about soup and set the hotpot to boil  Happiness is a hotpot filled with vegetables simmering in a bubbly broth. East Bay diners out for Vietnamese...
Oakland native Sheila E. returns to where it all began  I first learned of Sheila E. almost 25 years ago as a young kid stuck in traffic...
Nov 30, 2022
One course of horror, another of refined camp As Lord Voldemort in the Harry Potter films, Ralph Fiennes expresses a self-reflexive sense of awe and pleasure each...
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