.Amyra Soriano

Jan 9, 2019

Masako Miki’s New BAMPFA Exhibit Draws on Japanese Folklore to Spur Connection

Masako Miki's larger-than-life sculptures are on display at BAMPFA. Credits: Photo courtesy of JP Li ...
Dec 27, 2018

Vallejo Rapper Benny Is on the Rise

Benny went to jail twice before feeling motivated about music. Credits: Photo courtesy of Audible Treats Benny managed to flip the worst hand into...
Oct 24, 2018

‘Hella Pinay:’ A Digital Space for Filipinx Voices

Fashion-forward Stephanie Gancayco is the editor-in-chief of Hella Pinay. Credits: Photo by Amyra Soriano After an eye-awakening first trip to the Philippines with...
Sep 11, 2018

Lyrics Born Gets Personal on 10th Record ‘Quite a Life’

Tsutomu “Tom” Shimura raps about his past on his new album. Credits: Photo courtesy of Scott La Rockwell Minutes before Lyrics Born...
Aug 22, 2018

Alameda Rapper Franchise Is Just Getting Started

Francis Gesmundo drops his bars on Instagram. Credits: Photo by Lance Yamamoto Francis Gesmundo's Instagram feed looks like a mosaic of sneak peek clips...
Nov 22, 2017

A Green Gift Guide

The hmbldt vape pen 200 would be a great stocking stuffer. Credits: Photo courtesy of hmbldt When it comes to...
Oct 11, 2017

Zola Jesus at Starline Social Club

After a three-year hiatus, Nika Roza Danilova, who goes by the name Zola Jesus, is back in business. Her fifth...
Oct 11, 2017

Oakland Print Fair at FLAX Art & Design

The March of Women (hand-colored silkscreen print) by Carmen McNall Credits: Courtesy of Oakland Print Fair Printmaking — the process...