Arts & Culture

Screen Time

Lou Fancher covers the 20th San Francisco Documentary Film Festival, featuring Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson’s 'Summer of Soul' and sits down with Berkeley film maker, Jennifer Steinman Sternin, to discuss her heart-warming entry, 'Gramma and Ginga: The Movie'.

Fair Game

Kelly Vance reviews M.J. Bassett’s Endangered Species where Michael Johnston, Rebecca Romijn and Isabel Bassett get lost in the bush get lost in the bush and "go bananas," according to Vance.

Go Outside

EBX starts the summer off right with this year’s Best of Nature In the Bay...

Bobi Céspedes

j. poet sits down with the queen of Bay Area Latin Music, Bobi Céspedes, to discuss her latest album 'Mujer y Cantante'; a celebration of life, love and family.

Oaklash is Back

In this week's cover story, Chelsea Kurnick celebrates the Oaklash Drag Festival which returns Memorial Day Weekend for its fourth year. “That’s a beautiful thing,” said Oaklash co-creator, Mama Celeste.

Free Will Astrology

Week of May 26 ARIES (March 21-April 19): “Open your mouth only if what you...

Sour Widows

j. poet talks with 'bedroom rock' band Sour Widows about their latest album, 'Crossing Over', and how the pandemic may have closed one creative window, but opened several others.

Revival Revealed

Michael Berry sits down with Monica West, author of 'Revival Season', to discuss her book on a family of faith healers and how it reflects, and doesn't reflect, her childhood growing up in different churches across America.

Under Orders

Kelly Vance reviews Luke Holland's 'Final Account', a movie about the stunning inhumanity of Hitler Youth members even decades later, and how many of them escaped retribution in spite of their known crimes. "Holland’s earnest attempt at reckoning predictably falls short in the 'justice at last' category," says Vance.

Free Will Astrology

Week of May 19 ARIES (March 21-April 19): Aries playwright Samuel Beckett wrote the play...

Free Will Astrology

ARIES (March 21-April 19): In one of her poems, Emily Dickinson tells us, “The...

It’s in the Air

Kelly Vance reviews a movie about the Bay Area's innovative arts scene, 'Tell Them We Were Here', and sits down the Renee De Guzman, Senior Curator at Oakland Museum of California to hash out if Sadie Barnette's work could be considered Afrofuturism, "for want of a better term.".

Shadow Box

Author and co-founder of Nerds of Color, Shawn Taylor reviews Ayize Jama-Everett's graphic novel that mines racial stereotypes for Jungian "Shadow work" on the global Black psyche.

Same Song

Famed music journalist Mosi Reeves meditates on the criminally overlooked contributions of Oakland's Gregory "Shock G" Jacobs after his untimely death this April.

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