Wasteful World

Michael Berry reviews former East Bay Express Editor, Michael Mechanic and his unflinching portrayal of the super-rich as both parasitic and spiritually impoverished in his new book, 'Jackpot'.

Samual Sattin’s personal stake in this year’s Oscars

When the Academy Awards are presented on April 25, Oakland writer Samuel Sattin will...

Write Is Might

East Bay Express Editor, Daedalus Howell, meditates on the pleasures and perils of the literary life in this week's Press Pass.

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...
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