Arts & Culture

Freewill Astrology

Week of April 28 ARIES (March 21-April 19): Poet Allen Ginsberg despairingly noted that many...

Mailbox Militants

Janis Hashe’s piece on the vitality of protest artists meeting the necessity of the United States Postal service opens up dialogue in topics ranging from voter suppression and election tampering to wheat-paste posters and ’80s Xerox art to protest murals in the streets of Oakland—and all around the globe—today.

Lifting Language

Lou Fancher’s piece on Aurora Theatre Company’s adaptation of Toni Morrison’s Bluest Eye sparks conversations of the late writer’s works—like Beloved, Jazz and Song Of Solomon—and how rich a legacy and how lasting an impact she created in worlds of words and history.

Free Will Astrology

Week of April 21 ARIES (March 21-April 19): Blogger Emma Elsworthy wrote her “Self-Care List.”...

Stone Loco

I binge-watched Cheech and Chong so you’ll never have to This is the diary of...

Free Will Astrology

Week of April 14 ARIES (March 21-April 19): “Today I feel the whole world is...

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,...
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