.Ruth Gebreyesus

Sep 26, 2017

The Sacrifices and Rewards of Family-Run Restaurants

Brothers Yonathan Yohannes and Benyam Yohannes (top left-to-right) might run Asmara Restaurant one day. That’s what their parents Kesete Yohannes and Okba R. Yohannes...
Aug 30, 2017

5th Annual Hiero Day in Oakland

For many folks in the East Bay, Labor Day has come to signify Hiero Day, the annual music...
Aug 29, 2017

A Gaze of Their Own

Two years ago, summer mason was taking a film class at UC Berkeley in which the professor screened Our Trip to Africa,...
Aug 29, 2017

We Asked Locals How They Discover New Music

Sara Ahmed, student college student UC Davis A few years ago, blogs were the predominant digital platform for discovering new music....
Aug 23, 2017

New Releases From Spellling, Down 2 Earth and Acephalix

Down 2 Earth, Sunburnt (Friend...
Aug 23, 2017

Mandy Aftel’s Museum of Curious Smells

Among the things you can smell at Mandy Aftel's museum: frankincense, vetiver, and ambergris (a byproduct of sperm whales). Credits: Photo by Lance Yamamoto ...
Aug 22, 2017

Keak Da Sneak in Stable but Critical Condition After Shooting

Oakland rapper Charles Kente Williams, better known as Keak Da Sneak, is recovering from surgery after being shot multiple times early on Monday...
Aug 16, 2017

Two Years of So, So Anxious

If there was a song to center your Nineties and early-Aughts nostalgia in, Ginuwine’s “So Anxious” is a good place to land. The quintessential...