‘The goal of “Edith Heath: A Life in Clay” is, obviously, to showcase Heath’s artistry; her work’s clean, simple forms and glazes that enhance the clay’s textures. “But we want to go beyond,” Johnson said, “and talk about her personality and her processes.”’
"Understory also provides pop-up opportunities for local chefs through their partner organization Oakland Bloom," writes Jeffrey Edalatpour in our Taste feature story.
"'This Is Your Mind' isn’t simply an excuse for Pollan to get tripped-out and talk about it, or to display his rocketing curiosity and considerable intellectual energy," writes Lou Fancher. "It is a book that presents, and leaves for readers to consider, valuable questions: about presumptions they may hold, and embedded taboos relative to a sedative—opium—that has in recent history been transformed by a pharmaceutical company into a destroyer of human lives."
Shana Bull writes, "The East Bay is a hub for businesses that give back to the local community. Whether it’s TCHO Chocolate or Third Culture Bakery—both in Berkeley, with a location in Walnut Creek opening soon for the latter—working with farmers who pay their employees living wages, or Rubicon Bakers in Richmond providing employment to those in need of a second chance, many East Bay business owners understand that their company culture, and how they treat their employees, vendors and community, matters.".
Janis Hashe waxes eloquent on the abundance of figs in the East Bay and her ongoing competition for them with starlings, "the trashy relatives of the bird kingdom, as they start another round of Starling Wars."
Jeffrey Edalatpour dines at Oakland's latest pizza innovators, Soul Slice, and speaks with owner Karter Louis about adding a touch of soul to the traditional pizza from crust to toppings.
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