News & Opinion

Seven Days OPD Improves Handling of Protests

OPD Improves Handling of Protests

The department has become more effective in dealing with demonstrations, and is doing a much better job than Berkeley police and the CHP.

News News Media Ignores Black Protests

News Media Ignores Black Protests

Black demonstrators in Oakland and Berkeley are taking the reins of a movement and designing their own powerful protests against police violence. But the news media isn't interested.

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.

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.

Arts & Culture

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.

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).

Movies

Movie Review The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

It's been an incredible journey, but the party's over.

Movie Review Annie

Annie

It's still a hard-knock life.

One-Night Stands
One Night Stands

One Night Stands

Repertory film listings for December 18-23, 2014

Movie Review
The Homesman

The Homesman

Plain geometry.

Music

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.

Music Xerox and Move

Xerox and Move

Rich Jacobs is a visual artist, curator, musician, and skate archivist who learned everything he knows by dodging Big Gulps as a young punk in Colorado.

Upcoming Events

Rock n Roll Holiday Spectacular @ Club Leo's

Rock n Roll Holiday Spectacular @ Club Leo's

w/ Happy Diving, Cocktails, bAd bAd, and Michael & The Strange Land...
Making Space @ City Limits Gallery

Making Space @ City Limits Gallery

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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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