.Chelsea Kurnick

Mar 1, 2023

Ancestral Embrace

Artist Amanda Ayala invites visitors to hug their ancestors Three woven baskets hold round pillows, each painted with a bright sun-like geometric design. On the...
May 26, 2021

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.
Dec 23, 2020

Revolutionary Year

It's been a revolutionary year for the Radical Monarchs, who have harnessed their collective power, even as it was tested by the shift from...
Sep 30, 2020

Lashing Out

One might think an arts festival in its third year would have a hard time surviving the shitstorm of 2020, but that would be...
Sep 16, 2020

Censorship Disguised

A group of sex workers gathered outside Oakland City Hall on Sunday, Sept. 13 to oppose the Eliminating Abusive and Rampant Neglect of Internet...