Food & Drink

Restaurant Review Everyday Izakaya

Everyday Izakaya

Don’t let the affordable prices fool you — AS B-Dama serves some of the best Japanese food in town.

What the Fork The Hatch: Beer, Burgers, and the Return of a Long-Lost Chef

The Hatch: Beer, Burgers, and the Return of a Long-Lost Chef

Plus, the Kwik Way lives again (for a while, anyway).

Music

Music Casual Sacrilege with The Classical's Juliet Gordon

Casual Sacrilege with The Classical's Juliet Gordon

The singer on voice acting, espionage-themed musical motifs, and pelican symbolism.

Music The Latest in Virtual Reality: Music Videos

The Latest in Virtual Reality: Music Videos

A Bay Area tech company has produced a new media project with old-school blues legend Fillmore Slim.

Staff Picks

Too $hort

The New Parish
The Jet Set

The Jet Set

Luka's Taproom & Lounge
Motown on Mondays

Motown on Mondays

The Legionnaire Saloon

Movies

Movie Review Annie

Annie

It's still a hard-knock life.

Movie Review Exodus: Gods and Kings

Exodus: Gods and Kings

The biblical tale tries to placate everyone and thrills no one.

One-Night Stands
One Night Stands

One Night Stands

Repertory film listings for December 18-23, 2014

One-Night Stands
One Night Stands

One Night Stands

Repertory film listings for December 18-23, 2014

Arts & Culture

Events Say Goodbye to Berkeley Art Museum's Historic Building

Say Goodbye to Berkeley Art Museum's Historic Building

BAM presents a full day of free performances before reopening at a new site in 2016.

Theater Review: Shotgun Players' "Our Town"

Review: Shotgun Players' "Our Town"

Small town, big heart.

Culture Spy Hot Dog!

Hot Dog!

Oakland native J. Otto Seibold, famous for his zany children's books about a dog named Mr. Lunch, brings his illustrations off the page at the Contemporary Jewish Museum.

Savage Love
Quickies

Quickies

Dan answers audience questions from a live podcast taping at the Neptune.

Free Will Astrology
Free Will Astrology

Free Will Astrology

Horoscopes for the week of December 18–24, 2014.

News & Opinion

Feature West Oakland Councilmember Involved in House-Flipping Scheme

West Oakland Councilmember Involved in House-Flipping Scheme

Public records show that city Councilmember Lynette Gibson McElhaney, who represents a district impacted by gentrification, used her social justice nonprofit to finance for-profit house-flipping deals in Oakland.

News The Fight For Safer Surgeries at Highland Hospital

The Fight For Safer Surgeries at Highland Hospital

A group of anesthesiologists say the public hospital has failed to address major patient safety problems — and has retaliated against doctors for speaking up.

Raising the Bar Why You Should Support the Protests

Why You Should Support the Protests

Without street action, change will not come.

Letters
Letters for the Week of December 17, 2014

Letters for the Week of December 17, 2014

Readers sound off on UC Berkeley's wages, democracy as we know it and PAR

Corrections
Corrections for the Week of December 17, 2014

Corrections for the Week of December 17, 2014

Correct cost of Homestead's New Years wine pairings.

Upcoming Events

Too $hort @ The New Parish

Too $hort @ The New Parish

Fairy Winterland Celebration @ Children's Fairyland

Fairy Winterland Celebration @ Children's Fairyland

For eleven exciting days, Fairyland will be transformed into a Fairy Winter...

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Holiday Guide 2014

Your guide to the best gifts, gadgets, toys, music, and books of the year; plus holiday food and drink, snow sports, winter getaways, and more.

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