Jul 6, 2022

Starr Power: Pretty Frankenstein releases new EP

Grey Starr is a superstar.  She grew up with “goth parents” in the East Bay, started playing music at 14 and came out as queer...
Mar 30, 2022

Auto Eats: Documentary reflects on significance of Automat diners

There was a time when, for the price of a nickel, diners could participate in a uniquely American food phenom. The Automat anticipated both the...
Oct 31, 2021

Elmwood Scene: Neighborhood’s past is not its future

Elmwood is not without its own problematic history when it comes to breaking down racial walls. In the 1950s, according to scholar Richard Rothstein’s 2017 book, 'The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America', Elmwood was essentially envisioned as a segregated neighborhood. 
Apr 7, 2021

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.
Mar 2, 2021

Ferlinghetti Spaghetti

A poet prevails As regards the recent passing of poet, playwright and Beat publisher, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, exiting at three digits still seems untimely for such...
Feb 13, 2021

Craft Beer Week 

This much I know I love: California Craft Beer Week starts on a Friday and ends on a Tuesday—11 days later. That's a helluva week...
Jan 1, 2021

D. Scot Miller named Managing Editor of the East Bay Express

East Bay Express Editor Daedalus Howell welcomes D. Scot Miller as the new Managing Editor. Miller is the first black person to hold this position at EBX in our 40-year history.
Dec 9, 2020

Writing in Cafes

Obtaining a cafe in which to write used to be easy. It was having something to write that was difficult. Photo by Alan Chen Remember writing...