.Rick Paulas

Oct 10, 2018

What’s Missing in Oakland’s First Cultural Plan in 30 Years?

Will Oakland’s arts community benefit from the new cultural plan? Credits: File photo/Stephen Loewinsohn In June 1988, Oakland released its "Strategic Plan...
Jul 4, 2018

Photographer Stephen Loewinsohn Captures Oakland from Above

Sideshows look different from 400 feet in the air. Credits: Photo by Stephen Loewinsohn On a Sunday evening in late April, police converged on...
Feb 7, 2018

Shannon and the Clams Discuss the Ghost Ship Tragedy and Their New Album

Shannon and the Clams got their start by playing local warehouses. Credits: Photo by Alysse Gafkjen The narrative destined to attach itself...
Jan 8, 2018

Family, Friends, and Fans Pay Tribute to Rod Dibble, Oakland’s Pianist

RIP Credits: Rick Paulas A memorial was held at The Alley over the weekend for Rod Dibble, the dive bar’s resident pianist since 1960, who died...
Jan 4, 2018

Last Night’s Earthquake Proved That Earthquake Twitter Is Ideal Twitter

Twitter is a value-negative cesspool that's increasingly rotting our brains and perhaps leading to nuclear destruction. But last night at 2:39 a.m., after being...
Nov 1, 2017

Pay No Attention to the Man at the Piano

"I'm playing situations where their expressed purpose is for two lonely people to try to fuck." Credits: Photo by Rick Paulas ...
Sep 26, 2017

Question Bridge: Black Males

After spending years as a traveling show, this heavily praised exhibition returns to the Oakland Museum of California for its...
Sep 20, 2017

Blasted by Sarah Kane

In 1995, British playwright Sarah Kane premiered her first production, a provocative three-person play featuring rape, suicide, and cannibalism. It...