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Nov 16, 2022

The Hip Hop Nutcracker

Become a believer in the power of love with rapper and MC Kurtis Blow If the idea of dragging yourself to see an annual Nutcracker...
Oct 19, 2022

Freedom Songs: Black Panther leader Ericka Huggins brings the history and legacy of the...

In a foreword to the new book, Comrade Sisters, Women of the Black Panther Party, activist and author Angela Davis defines freedom as “far...
Oct 5, 2022

Piercing the Book Bubble: Litquake celebrates 23 years of bringing literature to the people

If Litquake 2022 were weaponry, it would be a bow and arrows. Instead, Litquake is the Bay Area’s beloved annual literary festival that this...
Sep 21, 2022

Face-Off With Fieldwork: An unlikely craft beer titan rises in San Leandro

Even energetic beer-averse objectors—people who have never liked and firmly believe they will never meet a beer they can enjoy—will crumble in a face-off...
Sep 14, 2022

The Summer Stretch: Defy autumn’s onset with these events

Suddenly, it's September. Where did summer go? Wasn’t there supposed to be frolicking, foolishness and far-away travel? Fortunately, the Bay Area is devoted to...
Aug 31, 2022

Fall Into Books: Immersive words and worlds in autumn literature

The love for literature comes naturally to some folks. For others, it can represent a chore because reading is entirely linked to work or...
Aug 3, 2022

Claiming Space in the Bay Area: The multi-Grammy winning Esperanza Spalding makes Bay Area...

The time is arguably ripe for five-time Grammy Award winning vocalist, bassist and composer Esperanza Spalding to buy a home in the East Bay....
Jul 27, 2022

Grand Times: Life on the lake has something for everyone

Social science experts and census takers claim that great cities and urban neighborhoods have double narratives that include rich, deeply embedded historical narratives and...
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