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The East Bay’s Lao Restaurant Community Embraces Its ‘Lao-ness’

The East Bay’s Lao Restaurant Community Embraces Its ‘Lao-ness’

After two decades under the radar, Lao eateries are coming into their own — and celebrating their fish-sauce funk.

Leavening the Resistance: Reem's Brings Traditional Arab Bakery to Oakland's Fruitvale

Leavening the Resistance: Reem's Brings Traditional Arab Bakery to Oakland's Fruitvale

'Food is very part and parcel to people-building movements.'

Food & Drink

What the Fork Don’t Call It a Goodbye

Don’t Call It a Goodbye

After five years reviewing restaurants for the Express, I’m hanging up my critic’s hat — at least for now.

Movies

Movie Review Terrence Malick's <i>Song to Song</i>, aka Blah Blah Land

Terrence Malick's Song to Song, aka Blah Blah Land

How can you make a movie with Ryan Gosling, Rooney Mara, Natalie Portman, Michael Fassbender, and Cate Blanchett that turns out such a bloody bore? Ask Terrence Malick.

Movie Review <i>Cardinal X</i> Is Hardly Ecstatic

Cardinal X Is Hardly Ecstatic

But Angie Wang's college-drug-dealer drama could have been worse.

Movie Review
For Here or To Go?: The Big Bungle Theory

For Here or To Go?: The Big Bungle Theory

Immigrant sitcom is neither funny nor serious enough.

Movie Review
Middle-Age Crazy with <i>Wilson</i>

Middle-Age Crazy with Wilson

Woody Harrelson and Laura Dern remind us of why we've always liked them.

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Dyke, Ginger, Mexican @ Interface Gallery

Dyke, Ginger, Mexican @ Interface Gallery

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Leni @ Aurora Theatre

Leni @ Aurora Theatre

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The Psychedelic Experience Film Screening @ BAMPFA

The Psychedelic Experience Film Screening @ BAMPFA

The Psychedelic Experience by Allen Willis and Jean Millay, is a cinematic...

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