Sep 12, 2023

Freedom Art

Many people in the Bay Area came to know Ai Weiwei’s visionary art in 2014, when he remained banned from traveling outside China and remotely created the large-scale “@Large,” an installation on San Francisco’s Alcatraz Island. The exhibit focused on privacy and included quotes from activist Edward Snowden. Other followers...
Sep 5, 2023

Green Burials

Aug 23, 2023

Fall Into Arts

The East Bay delivers art and culture After suffering enervating, zombie-inducing online and hybrid performances during the pandemic, live shows are once again the norm. Thank the gods and goddesses of art and entertainment! To celebrate, the Fall...
Aug 16, 2023

Game On

Oakland reinvents the East Bay sports scene To many East Bay pro sports fans, the future looks bleak. When the A’s pack up for Vegas after the 2024 season, all three pro sports teams will have left for...
Aug 9, 2023

The Poison Pill

The fentanyl crisis explained The California Department of Public Health and multiple Bay Area counties are seeking to educate the public about the fentanyl crisis currently hitting the state and nation. The below explainer provides answers to some...
Aug 2, 2023

Wheels of Steel

SFMOMA explores and expands California’s low-rider culture in latest exhibit Visitors to “Sitting on Chrome,” the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art’s new exhibit opening Aug. 5, will find it impossible to separate art from artists. More importantly,...
Jul 26, 2023


Killer Mike talks about Black enclaves, Southern roots and his new album MICHAEL Many Black people in the Bay Area have seen more than a few friends leave the region for Atlanta. The Bay Area continues to consistently...
Jul 19, 2023

OXBOW Returns

Two chords and the unbearable truth On July 21, Bay Area avante-rockers OXBOW will release their eighth long-player. It’s a listen that benefits from awareness of the musical journey the band has walked since their start in 1989. To...
By Leaps and Bounds
Jul 5, 2023

By Leaps and Bounds

At the 21st annual Berkeley/Oakland AileyCamp, leadership looks like a backbend. Or a pirouette, hip-hop barrel roll, traditional West African dance or the three-minute pyrotechnical display of rhythms pumped out by every inch of a body performing...
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