Arts Feature

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...

Dan Pfeiffer Lays It On The Line

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

They Burn Witches, Don’t They?

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

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...

Tina Taylor is Always On The Move

Call it extreme, supremely physical theater. Call Artistic Director Tina Taylor radical or accuse...

Seeing the Invisible at AXIS Dance

In 2018, during a break in rehearsals for a ballet he was making in...

Sizzling Tango, Dizzying Story

Arrogance. Honor. Death. Thus begins the stage adaptation of playwright Cristina García's tense and...

Burning Man Fires Up the Oakland Museum

If you've always been curious about Burning Man, but lacked the time, money, or...
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