Oakland’s Writes

Arts Editor, D. Scot Miller, opens this week's Spring Lit issue with a round-up of notable new titles from Oakland's historic literary legacy.

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".

The Kinship of Plants and People

Eighty humble plants and the wisdom of North American indigenous people add up to...

Book Gift Guide

As with everything else, it's been a rough year in bookselling. Now that it's...

99 Percent Invisible City

Why are manhole covers round? What's the deal with those colorful inflated tubes that...

The Butterfly Effect

2015 was a tense year. Protesters took to the streets in multiple states, demanding...

Brighter Days for Dark Carnival

Berkeley's Dark Carnival has seen bleak times before. The Claremont Avenue science fiction and fantasy...

Poetry as Prophecy

I'm hazy on the details, but apparently a couple of freelance astronauts parked a...

Anti-Racist Reading List

As protests against police brutality continue in the streets, and are met with more...

Beat Survivor

MORRISON'S MUSE: The late beat poet Michael McClure. Credits: OneHandClapping - CC I first met Michael...

Virtual Book Signings

A pandemic might be a good time to catch up on your reading, but...

Books To Read While Social Distancing

Okay, you're stuck in the house, but is it really that awful? OK, probably....

Doing Some Binge Reading?

Harvard Business School professor Ryan Raffaelli describes the unique value that independent booksellers provide...

Updating a Narrative of Slavery

In her new novel, The Revisioners, Oakland writer Margaret Wilkerson Sexton explores the legacy...
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