Arts Feature

Record Collector Helps Keep Lowrider Soul Alive in the...

Rene Lopez has a collection of 3,000 soul records. He keeps them in vinyl...

The Provocations of Brontez Purnell

Success means Brontez Purnell feels like an imposter in his own body. A 2018...

A Year of Planning, 18 Hours of Shopping

Ten days prior to the annual White Elephant Sale, in what could be a...

Resilient Women, Figuring it Out as They Go

New York Times bestselling author Juliet Blackwell doesn't know what she's writing about. The artist,...

A Neglected Beat Pioneer

The poet Bob Kaufman spent the entirety of his life in a manufactured obscurity....

Five Richmond Risk-Takers

The Richmond Art Center's Right Here, Right Now, Richmond is evidence of the city's...

Overcoming Obstacles to Get From “Uh-Oh” to “Ah-Ha”

Despite the mayhem, the first 20 minutes were cool and calm. The dress rehearsal of...

They Burn Witches, Don’t They?

It's disturbing to recognize contemporary urgency and relevancy in a play written 43 years...

Dan Pfeiffer Lays It On The Line

Podcaster Dan Pfeiffer says people hoping to dump Trump in the 2020 presidential election...

The Rad Dad Moves on to Fiction

Tomas Moniz is the original "Rad Dad," but the Oakland author has moved away...

Ten Years of Alternative Publishing

Although it's been around since the 1980s and the invention of the modern copy-machine,...

The Mahbhrata Honors Story and Teller Alike

What story is important enough for you to break off a part of your...

Women in the Eye of History

Playwright Bryna Turner's Bull in a China Shop doesn't classify as contemporary theater simply...

Magic Happens in Spaces Between Horrible Things

Playwright Sheila Callaghan performs a high-wire act balancing wacky humor with risk-taking love in...

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