Arts & Culture

Free Will Astrology: Week of December 1

ARIES (March 21-April 19): It’s a favorable time to get excited about your long-range...

Pardoner: Good times, good vibes and vigorous noise

Pardoner came together in the dorms at San Francisco State, drawn together by their...

Couture Clash: Would-be epic bauble ‘House of Gucci’ loses...

Welcome to “Lives and Deaths of the Rich and Famous: Our Italian Cousins,” otherwise...

Free Will Astrology: Week of November 24

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Aries author Chris Brogan says, “Don’t settle. Don’t finish crappy...

Oakland Poetry Slam Is Back: Rich Oak poetry group...

Walk in. Scope the place. Hover around the edges. You know, be a poet....

Claudia Combs Carty: Songs of darkness and light

Claudia Combs Carty just released her impressive debut, Phases. The nine-song collection by the...

For the Culture: ‘Alice Street’ captures the history of...

Viewing for a second time Oakland filmmaker and director Spencer Wilkinson’s new documentary, Alice...

True West: Jane Campion’s ‘The Power of the Dog’...

Jane Campion’s The Power of the Dog is one of 2021’s best movies—intelligently written...

Cosmic Blackness: Afrosurreal artist Christopher Burch unveils a mural...

Full disclosure: Christopher Burch is my brother, comrade, friend and inspiration. We’ve known each...

Free Will Astrology: Week of November 17

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Aries poet and philosopher Friedrich Hölderlin (1770–1843) had many ups...

‘Cook Together, Eat Together’: LaRussell’s latest album harkens back...

“I like this, LaRussell—this dope. It got a good swing to it, very soulful,”...

Chime School: Bright chiming meditations on relationships and capitalism

Chime School’s eponymous debut album is a celebration of the creative impulse that drives...

Rich and Strange: Those who tire of the legend...

Just how sorry are we supposed to feel for Lady Diana Spencer, Princess of...

Free Will Astrology: Week of November 10

ARIES (March 21-April 19): For much of her life, Aries poet Mary Ruefle enjoyed...
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