Arts & Culture

Malibu’s Burgers Brings Vegan Soul to Piedmont

Darren Preston, a.k.a. Danny Malibu, is too smart, too sophisticated and too serially successful...

Freewill Astrology

Week of February 24 ARIES (March 21-April 19): I invite you to think about one...

Most Resilient City

The national press often glosses over the cultural impact Downtown Oakland has had on...

Seize the Time

Memo to progressive-minded audiences: You might not have heard about Fred Hampton, but J....

A Song and a Prayer

The Covid-19 lockdown has had a chilling effect on the East Bay’s music scene....

Free Will Astrology

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Atheists like to confront religious people with accusations like this:...

Free Will Astrology

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Author Anton Chekhov made a radical proposal: “Perhaps the feelings...

Love at Second Sight

After 36 years of divorce, my parents got married again. Up until the day...

Heart & Soul

Near the start of Disney/Pixar's latest animated film Soul, the character Ray Gardner encourages his...

Oakland Is Our Turf

Did you ever expect, during the pandemic lockdown, to miss the crushing inhumanity of...

The Kinship of Plants and People

Eighty humble plants and the wisdom of North American indigenous people add up to...

The Captain and the Kid

Notes on News of the World: Tom Hanks in a Western, reportedly the first...


We hosted our second Savage Love Livestream last week, and it was a blast....

Wong Kar Wai passes in review, while Kurosawa Kiyoshi...

Just when we need them most, Wong Kar Wai is here to reassure us...

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