Arts Feature

Melissa Valentine’s memoir is a love letter to Oakland

Melissa Valentine's realizations about love and anger were not easily gained. Growing up in...

Art of an Inflection Point

Jenny Balisle is a self-described "art nerd." She constantly adds to a computer doc about...

Evolution of Language

During the pandemic and prohibition of large public gatherings, the most progressive acts the...

A Movable Feast

A while back, local singer-songwriter Madeline Kenney fell in love, and it was a...

Rise of the Vegetable Kingdom

Oh, how we yearn to reside forever like the revered vegetables in the benevolent,...

Crazy Artist Types

Artists are better at coping with challenges—because we're crazy. Last spring, Artnet News published...

On Stage

Meet Margo Hall, a Bay Area–based actor of seemingly unlimited capacity. As a founding member...

Creative Artists Are Particularly Vulnerable to the Disruptions Caused...

The virus is just another hit after the disruption of AB5. Credits: Photo courtesy of...

Dispatches From Nowhere with Jeff Hull

Before it premiered last Sunday, months of promotional teasers for the AMC series Dispatches...

Female is Male, and Male is Female

First, let it be known that Director Michael Socrates Moran's Macbeth is admirable for...

Is a Beautiful Soul Necessary to Create Beautiful...

Central Works opens its 30th anniversary season with A Human Ounce, a new play...

Selfishness and Sacrifice After the Meltdown

Noble on its face for messages involving climate change and generational responsibility, excellent craft...

Sex, Drugs, and Mental Illness in Beirut

In 2005, Andy Warner took a study-abroad semester from Cornell University and traveled to...

Record Collector Helps Keep Lowrider Soul Alive in the...

Rene Lopez has a collection of 3,000 soul records. He keeps them in vinyl...
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