Arts & Culture

Future Is Now

Lou Fancher visits Oakland's Isis Asare and her Sistah Scifi online bookstore which focuses on Black speculative fiction through an Afrofuturistic lens. "Increasing interest in readers seeking sci-fi specifically has been propelled by not only the Black Lives Matter social justice movement, but also by the genre’s elevation through scholarly attention," Asare said.

Spitting Game

Alan Chazaro sits down the rhyme artists Jwalt and Nito to discuss the history of Bay Area rap as well as how they are forging a new future for the genre as representatives of Gen Z's contribution to the form.

The Pizza Guy

Kelly Vance reviews Jafar Panahi's film ‘Crimson Gold’, the real-life story of a put-upon pizza guy that was produced, directed and edited by Panahi and entered in the 2003 Cannes Film Festival without the Iranian government’s permission

Free Will Astrology

Week of June 23 ARIES (March 21-April 19): Author Albert Camus advised everyone to “steal...

Rock Solid

Andrew Gilbert profiles Drummer Larry Vann and his deeply rooted ties to the Bay Area and his storied history playing with some of the most noteworthy artists in Funk, Jazz, Blues, Rock, and Soul.

Where’s It Hurt?

Kelly Vance reviews Oskar Roehler’s dramatized tribute to the late filmmaker Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 'Enfant Terrible' with a caveat. "Potential audiences are warned that 'Enfant Terrible' is pretty much for Fassbinder fans only, he writes. "He’s an acquired taste, and it’s plain that he doesn’t really care whether viewers 'get' his films at first glance.".

Free Will Astrology

Week of June 16 ARIES (March 21-April 19): Aries playwright Tennessee Williams was honest about...

Radical Visions

Lou Fancher covers the 17th annual International Queer Women of Color Film Festival, speaking with the festival's Executive/Artistic Director and founder Madeleine Lim. “After a year of pandemic distancing, connections are even more important,” Lim says.

Jesse Brewster

j. poet sits down with Jesse Brewster to discuss his new album, 'Confessional', and how the musician managed to find solace during the pandemic. "After 20 years of hauling equipment around and playing gigs and running all over on tour, it was good to stop for a moment," he said.

Snip, Snip, Snip

Kelly Vance reviews Prano Bailey-Bond's 'Censor' and is particularly impressed with lead actor Niamh Algar. "Algar overcomes clichés with her performance, an unnerving portrait of an emotionally vulnerable woman with no escape valve for her fears," writes Vance.

Free Will Astrology

Week of June 9 ARIES (March 21-April 19): Aries actor Leonard Nimoy became mega-famous playing...

Don’t Grow Old

Long-lost George Romero film paints a horrific portrait of senior life In 1973, five years...

Free Will Astrology

Week of June 2 ARIES (March 21-April 19): “There is ecstasy in paying attention,” writes...

Super Fantastics

j.poet interviews the uplifting Rock band that imagined themselves as caped crusaders from the start. “I immediately started imagining the superhero colors and images we could use on posters,” said drummer Daniel Scharff.
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