Arts Feature

Brave New Film, Revisited

Guy Debord's 1967 Situationist manifesto, The Society of the Spectacle, presented a coolly scathing...

When Fake News Was Real

For Oakland writer E. R. Ramzipoor, fake news is good news. Set in Brussels in...

Who Are the Key Keepers of Ocean View?

On the night of June 6, under cover of darkness, members of the "Albany...

52 Letters Is More than Theater

Oh, woe is us, to paraphrase Shakespeare, that Regina Evans' searing, one-act play was...

The Shame of the Mural Censors — Why Art...

Arnautoff’s procession of spectral pioneers walking past the body of a dead Indian could...

Yukking It Up In Richmond

By day, JD Arandia is a mild-mannered electrician, who recently became a member of...

House of Malico Centers Safe Space

Queens D.Light, Lala Openi, and Sasha Kelley of Malidoma Arts Collective, aka House of...

No Ripped Bodices Here

In her new novel, The Wedding Party, Oakland writer Jasmine Guillory continues her best-selling,...

A Printing Press for the Resistance

Scott Ortega-Nanos of Project Kalahati. Credits: Photo by D. Scot Miller The term "underground resistance" has...

Genre Fiction for a Change

Berkeley writer Aya de Leon has more than a few authorial tricks up her...

Frameline 43 Brings Heat in a Cool Climate

The San Francisco International LGBTQ+ Film Festival, presented annually by the nonprofit Frameline, approaches...

Fresh Meat’s Oakland DNA

In 2014, when singer/songwriter Star Amerasu first performed at San Francisco's Fresh Meat Festival,...

A New Art Venue Grows in Alameda

These are inflationary times in the Bay Area rental market, as everyone knows, even...

Blackness and Anti-Blackness at BAMPFA

One dropped stitch in a hand-knit sweater can unravel the entire garment. A single...
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