Arts Feature

Mailbox Militants

Janis Hashe’s piece on the vitality of protest artists meeting the necessity of the United States Postal service opens up dialogue in topics ranging from voter suppression and election tampering to wheat-paste posters and ’80s Xerox art to protest murals in the streets of Oakland—and all around the globe—today.

Lifting Language

Lou Fancher’s piece on Aurora Theatre Company’s adaptation of Toni Morrison’s Bluest Eye sparks conversations of the late writer’s works—like Beloved, Jazz and Song Of Solomon—and how rich a legacy and how lasting an impact she created in worlds of words and history.

Looking Back

Lou Fancher speaks with author/activist, Roberto Lovato on trauma, recovery and migration in his latest book, "Unforgetting: A Memoir of Family, Migration, Gangs, and Revolution in the Americas".

Play On

Shotgun Players celebrate 30 years with innovative program Scary, challenging, cosy, open, hard, easier, pressured,...

[hieroglyph]-ic

Lou Fancher covers the historic milestones taking place at San Francisco's Lorraine Hansberry Theatre and their latest work with Erika Dickerson-Despenza.

Focus on Theater

“Virtual theater opens up access to many more people,” Co-creator Carol Lashof said, noting that Those Women’s usual performing space, La Val’s Subterranean Theatre in Berkeley, is limited in both number and type of audience members it can accommodate. “With Hindsight 2020, people will be able to see it regardless of their ability to get [to Berkeley].”

Beer Here, Bouquets Next Door

How a Bar Defied the Pandemic One year ago at the Hatch, a narrow neighborhood...

The Past Is Never Dead

Janis Hashe celebrates painter, Hung Liu, embraces the ghosts of the past by capturing the inner-light of her subjects.

Power of The People

The Bay Area honors the Black Panthers Misfortune is a test of people’s fidelity.Those who...

A Song and a Prayer

The Covid-19 lockdown has had a chilling effect on the East Bay’s music scene....

Black Art Matters

Brentwood-based sculpture artist Julee Richardson began her multi-piece Pieta takeoff of a Black mother...

Stop, Look and Connect

The actual eye on the actual art. GHOST IN THE MACHINE: Gould stands with...

East Bay artists revisit an ancient form in ‘The...

There are many books about filmmakers, but not a lot of films about bookmakers—specifically...

Oakland’s Black Literary Collective is reshaping classroom conversations on...

Although rhyme, reason, rhythm, poetry, hip-hop, rap and all manner of wordplay are involved...
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