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Free Will Astrology

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Temporary gods are deities who come alive and become available for...

Finding Place, Holding Court

A woman sits, regal and poised like a goddess or a noble, Deep South...

Shane MacGowan and life after death

Shane MacGowan has really gone to the dogs, but wasn't that always part of...

Free Will Astrology

ARIES (March 21-April 19): According to Taoist scholar Chad Hansen, "Western philosophers have endlessly analyzed...

Radio Days

Riding a crazy Covid-19 carousel to reach production, Contra Costa Civic Theater has managed...

Mank Tanks, Kane Remains

When Mel Brooks' Alfred Hitchcock spoof High Anxiety first arrived in theaters in 1977,...

Free Will Astrology

ARIES (March 21-April 19): An anonymous blogger on Tumblr writes the following: "What I'd really...

Too Late

I'm at a bit of a loss. I met a guy that I really...

Book Gift Guide

As with everything else, it's been a rough year in bookselling. Now that it's...

Free Will Astrology

ARIES (March 21-April 19): "A little too much is just enough for me," joked poet...

Gifts from Oaklandish give back

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

Dealing with phone harassment

A friend just shared on Facebook that she has been accosted by some dude—a...

Americans make their unsteady way in Hillbilly Elegy and...

Pre-teenager Alicia (played by actor Tayler Buck) and her disabled veteran father Bo (Edi...

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