Arts & Culture

Don’t Sip That Tea

International true-crime miniseries The Serpent follows the trail of a serial killer of...

Samual Sattin’s personal stake in this year’s Oscars

When the Academy Awards are presented on April 25, Oakland writer Samuel Sattin will...

Write Is Might

East Bay Express Editor, Daedalus Howell, meditates on the pleasures and perils of the literary life in this week's Press Pass.

Oakland’s Writes

Arts Editor, D. Scot Miller, opens this week's Spring Lit issue with a round-up of notable new titles from Oakland's historic literary legacy.

Empire of Pain

Kelly Vance reviews 'I Am Not Your Negro' director, Raoul Peck's latest documentary on the brutal histories of colonialism and imperialism, 'Exterminate All the Brutes'.

Looking Back

Lou Fancher speaks with author/activist, Roberto Lovato on trauma, recovery and migration in his latest book, "Unforgetting: A Memoir of Family, Migration, Gangs, and Revolution in the Americas".

Freewill Astrology

Week of April 7 ARIES (March 21-April 19): Author Susan Sontag defined “mad people” as...

Play On

Shotgun Players celebrate 30 years with innovative program Scary, challenging, cosy, open, hard, easier, pressured,...

‘The Mauritanian’

Jeffrey Edalatpour reviews the latest movie starring Jodie Foster and Tahar Rahim in the suspense drama set in the morally grey days following 9/11,‘The Mauritanian’.

Free Will Astrology

Week of March 31 ARIES (March 21-April 19): Playwright August Strindberg (1849–1912) was a maverick...


Lou Fancher covers the historic milestones taking place at San Francisco's Lorraine Hansberry Theatre and their latest work with Erika Dickerson-Despenza.

Slippin’ Bob

Film critic Kelly Vance pulls no punches in his review of Bob Odenkirk's action debut.

Focus on Theater

“Virtual theater opens up access to many more people,” Co-creator Carol Lashof said, noting that Those Women’s usual performing space, La Val’s Subterranean Theatre in Berkeley, is limited in both number and type of audience members it can accommodate. “With Hindsight 2020, people will be able to see it regardless of their ability to get [to Berkeley].”

Free Will Astrology

Week of March 24 ARIES (March 21-April 19): In the novel House of Leaves, the...
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