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Tommy Orange Writes Second Urban Native Novel
Feb 28, 2024

Tommy Orange Writes Second Urban Native Novel

The difficulty in beginning a conversation with Oakland-based, New York Times best-selling novelist and writer Tommy Orange is deciding which direction to go. We could...
AG Bonta Talks 'People Power' in Oakland
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Feb 20, 2024

AG Bonta Talks ‘People Power’ in Oakland

On Feb. 8, Rob Bonta gave the keynote speech at the Barbara Lee and Elihu Harris Lecture held at Beebe Memorial Cathedral in Oakland....
Elevator Repair Service Reenacts a Legendary Debate
Feb 20, 2024

Elevator Repair Service Reenacts a Legendary Debate

Can a one-hour, 1965 televised debate between academically inclined orators that’s available for anyone to watch on YouTube warrant a fully produced, live-theater reenactment...
Library Cards Showcase Oakland Spirit
Feb 6, 2024

Library Cards Showcase Oakland Spirit

The limited-edition artwork of nine winners of Oakland Public Library’s 2024 library card contest combines to create a vibrant, celebratory mini-exhibit of the city...
W. Kamau Bell Tests New Material at Berkeley Rep
Jan 30, 2024

W. Kamau Bell Tests New Material at Berkeley Rep

Busting down the fourth wall between performers and live audiences in a project with Berkeley Repertory Theatre after a five-year hiatus from the stage,...
Evie Ladin's Body Music of Women's Woes
Jan 23, 2024

Evie Ladin’s Body Music of Women’s Woes

MoToR/dance's full evening-length production, "Water in the Kettle," is a masterclass in poignant and exuberant choreography and compelling storytelling, featuring a multigenerational cast of women and additional guest musicians, and exploring the complex female in a way that's not didactic but expository, with humor, grace and tight ensemble rhythm.
The Becoming of Mimi Tempestt
Nov 28, 2023

The Becoming of Mimi Tempestt

The best advice for reading mimi tempestt’s second book, the delicacy of embracing spirals, other than “do it,” is to remember to breathe. Now...
‘Hedwig and the Angry Inch'
Nov 14, 2023

‘Hedwig and the Angry Inch’

The cult musical, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, had its off-Broadway premiere 25 years ago. Written by John Cameron Mitchell, with lyrics and music...
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