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MUSIC

MUSIC

Creating Community

Musical visionary Todd Sickafoose on sustaining creative relationships, collaboration, and lessons learned from bass legend Charlie Haden.

MUSIC

United Opposites

How Winston Goertz-Giffen decided to unify the arts scene in support of the broader East Bay community.

FOOD & DRINK

RESTAURANT REVIEW

The Other Noodle Soup

Bun Mam Soc Trang is a testament to the funk-laden pleasures of Vietnamese home cooking

WHAT THE FORK

A Vegan Fast Food Scuffle

After a staff implosion, Nature's Express tries to move forward under new ownership.

ARTS & CULTURE

CULTURE SPY

Turtle Power

Renowned comic book creator Gene Yang ties superheroics to the Asian immigrant experience in his new graphic novel.

EVENTS

Art & Soul Fest Stays True to East Bay Roots

In its fourteenth year, Oakland's annual Art & Soul Festival adds a barbecue competition and emphasizes community involvement.

THEATER

Review: Brian Copeland's The Scion is a grisly retelling of the San Leandro sausage factory killings.

Murder, privilege, and sausage.

SAVAGE LOVE

Taking Advantage

On drunken bi hookups, sex ruts, and when to come out in an open relationship.

Lecture & Lit Picks

NEWS

NEWS

The Dirty Fight for Oakland's Trash

Oakland failed to attract competitive bids for its garbage franchise and is now pushing a proposal that critics say includes exorbitant rate hikes, weak local job protections, and an inadequate composting plan.

SEVEN DAYS

It's Time to End the Death Penalty Nightmare

Governor Jerry Brown and Attorney General Kamala Harris should refuse to defend the state's unconstitutional system for putting people to death.

LEGALIZATION NATION

Do Or Die for Mystery Pot Law

A landmark bill to regulate medical pot in California is speeding through Sacramento, but no one knows for sure what will be in it.

FEATURE

Books Are Dead. Long Live Books.

The artist cooperatives, innovative bookstores, poetry reading series, presses, and gritty, grassroots communities behind the East Bay's literary renaissance.

LETTERS

Letters for the Week of July 30

Readers sound off on overfishing, alternatives to incarceration, and a biased report on the minimum wage.

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Local Economy 2014

Everything you need to know about buying local, artist collectives, local hacking movements, co-working spaces, and more.

Summer Guide 2014

Your definitive guide to summertime entertainment, outings, eating, drinking, and more.

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Books Are Dead. Long Live Books.

FEATURE

Books Are Dead. Long Live Books.

The artist cooperatives, innovative bookstores, poetry reading series, presses, and gritty, grassroots communities behind the East Bay's literary renaissance.

 

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