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Gifts from Oaklandish give back

While the pandemic will force the reinvention of many holiday traditions this year, gift-giving...

Day of the Dead Lives On In Fruitvale

Oakland’s Fruitvale neighborhood was looking forward to 2020’s Día de los Muertos Festival, celebrating...

Living Jazz overcomes pandemic blues with ‘Call & Response’

For 36 years, Living Jazz has provided disadvantaged youth, adults and seniors free music...

Beyond the Stars

While the premise of the film A Chef's Journey focuses on following James Beard–award...

Fundraising While Black

When Bay Area actor and educator Aldo Billingslea began leveraging Facebook to market an...

Banding Together

In July, the American Alliance of Museums announced the results of a spring 2020...

The Matter With Muir

"The very stones seem talkative, sympathetic, brotherly. No wonder when we consider that we...

Dark Night of the Song

Frank Ene has been writing songs and making music since he first picked up...

Brighter Days for Dark Carnival

Berkeley's Dark Carnival has seen bleak times before. The Claremont Avenue science fiction and fantasy...

Writing Wrongs

In its essence, my job is to put words together—in a row. Sure, there's...

Black Films Matter, Now More Than Ever.

The #OscarsSoWhite protests around the 2015 Academy Awards were trying to tell us something....

July First Friday Postponed One Week Due to Police...

The Oakland First Fridays street festival that has been planned for July 5 has...

A Conversation with Shy’an G

Credits: Photo courtesy of Shy'an G On Jan. 25, rapper,...

Boygenius Stuns with Gorgeous, Slow-Burning Songs at the Fox

Julien Baker headlined the evening solo. Credits: Madeline Wells Supergroups are designed...
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