Fall Arts

Artistic Outliers

Artistic Outliers

This fall, the East Bay art scene takes a conceptual tone with shows that challenge the conventions of curation.

Noteworthy

Noteworthy

The upcoming East Bay theater season promises an abundance of live music and singing.

Must-See Dance Performances This Season

Must-See Dance Performances This Season

With offerings ranging from experimental performance installations to elaborate productions of Swan Lake, there's no excuse for sitting this dance season out.

Food & Drink

Restaurant Review Get Sauced

Get Sauced

Perdition Smokehouse serves tasty Texas-style barbecue in downtown Berkeley.

What the Fork The Grilled Links Kings of East Oakland

The Grilled Links Kings of East Oakland

Plus, a health inspector forbids Anula's Cafe from serving meat.

Music

Music Bloom and Doom

Bloom and Doom

Hammered dulcimer black metal meets romantic reverence for the natural world in Otrebor's conceptual project, Botanist.

Music Keep Mutating

Keep Mutating

The Twisted Music and Career of Chrome's Helios Creed, Psychedelic Devotee

Staff Picks
Motown on Mondays

Motown on Mondays

The Legionnaire Saloon
The Jet Set

The Jet Set

Luka's Taproom & Lounge

Movies

Movie Review Life of Crime

Life of Crime

Pay as you go.

Movie Review <i>Rich</i> <i>Hill</i>

Rich Hill

Paradise Lost

One-Night Stands
One Night Stands

One Night Stands

Repertory film listings for August 28 - September 3

One-Night Stands
One Night Stands

One Night Stands

Repertory film listings for August 28 - September 3

Arts & Culture

Visual Art East Bay Artist Lauren Napolitano Creates Memories from Found Objects

East Bay Artist Lauren Napolitano Creates Memories from Found Objects

Catch one of her instinctive and immersive installations at Redux Studios and Gallery.

Culture Spy Gay Jokes Encouraged

Gay Jokes Encouraged

Bay Area comedians hope to elevate and diversify the Oakland comedy scene with Funny Fun, a new weekly stand-up night at Club 21, the LGBT nightclub in Uptown.

Culture Spy Violence Without Borders

Violence Without Borders

The NAKA Dance Theater explores the connections between violence at the Mexico border and violence in Oakland in its new production, The Anastasio Project.

Staff Picks

Xtreme Bugs

Lawrence Hall of Science

Reimagining Progress

David Brower Center

Process of Purpose

LeQuiVive Gallery
Savage Love
Working Out the Kinks

Working Out the Kinks

On ball accessories, golden showers and a different kind of pegging

News & Opinion

News How Oakland Landlords Fight Rent Control

How Oakland Landlords Fight Rent Control

One longtime tenant's battle against rent increases sheds light on the unfair advantage landlords have in rent board disputes — and the procedural loopholes they can manipulate.

News Obamacare and Immigration

Obamacare and Immigration

Fears about deportation have kept many Latinos from signing up for health insurance in California.

News Fallout from Oakland Garbage Contract

Fallout from Oakland Garbage Contract

San Leandro stands to lose nearly $2 million because of Oakland's decision to sever ties with Waste Management — a fact that caught some San Leandro officials by surprise.

Letters
Letters for the Week of August 27, 2014

Letters for the Week of August 27, 2014

Readers sound off on Kaiser, advertising in the Express and the appeal of Oakland

Corrections
Corrections for the Week of August 27, 2014

Corrections for the Week of August 27, 2014

Spelling of Latika Malkani and Hip-Hop for Change's fundraising

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