.Emma Courtright

May 31, 2017

Pages And Party Lines at the Bay Area Book Festival

Mona Eltahawy and Chinaka Hodge at the 2016 Bay Area Book Festival. Credits: Courtesy of the Bay Area Book Festival The night of the 2016 presidential...
May 3, 2017

Yaa Gyasi Returns to Berkeley a Year After Her Novel’s Release

Author Yaa Gyasi Credits: Michael Lionstar In her 2016 novel, Homegoing, Yaa Gyasi chronicles the progeny of two sisters from 18th century Ghana. One sister marries...
Apr 12, 2017

Berkeley City Council Resorts to ‘Nuclear Option’ … In Library Board Drama

In what was referred to as Berkeley city council’s very own “nuclear option,” Mayor Jesse Arreguin and five other council members voted last week...
Apr 12, 2017

Barbara Blaser Didn’t Try Cannabis Until Her Seventies. Now, She’s A Registered Nurse At...

Barbara Blaser at Magnolia Oakland. Credits: Photo By George Baker Jr Barbara Blaser didn’t ingest cannabis for the first time until she was 70 years old....
Mar 29, 2017

Eating the Muslim Ban in the East Bay (and Beyond)

President Trump’s most recent executive order on immigration attempted to ban travelers from six majority-Muslim countries — Syria, Libya, Sudan, Iran, Somalia, and Yemen — from...
Mar 21, 2017

Berkeley’s New Progressive Majority Gets Serious About Homelessness Solutions

Berkeley Councilmember Ben Bartlett says his mom was priced out of housing, which motivated him to work on homelessness issues. Credits: Hayden Britton Berkeley’s new, progressive-majority...
Feb 14, 2017

The Cemetery-Park: Mountain View Cemetery in Oakland is Also a Killer Spot to Jog

Quite possibly the most underrated park in Oakland is not really a park at all. Founded in 1863, Mountain View Cemetery sits...
Feb 2, 2017

Trump Threatens UC Berkeley’s Federal Funding After Milo Yiannopoulos Protest

When asked how he would describe Wednesday evening's protest against conservative provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos at UC Berkeley, Oakland resident Michael Mendoza chose “volatile” and “togetherness.” ...