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Feature When the Mind Splits

When the Mind Splits

Dissociative identity disorder affects millions of people, most of whom are former child abuse victims. Why do some psychologists doubt that the condition even exists?

Election 2014 The Fight to Regulate Health Insurers

The Fight to Regulate Health Insurers

Insurance companies have spent $56 million to defeat a statewide ballot measure — Proposition 45 — that would regulate health premiums. If opponents win, do consumers lose?

Endorsements Vote McLaughlin, Beckles, Myrick, and Eduardo Martinez for Richmond City Council

Vote McLaughlin, Beckles, Myrick, and Eduardo Martinez for Richmond City Council

We also endorse Jones for AC Transit, Roberts for Oakland city auditor, and Cutter for San Leandro mayor. And we urge "no" on Props 1 and 2, and "yes" on Props 45 and 48.

Letters
Letters for the Week of October 29, 2014

Letters for the Week of October 29, 2014

Readers sound off on the coming elections.

Arts & Culture

Culture Spy This Month's The News Offers an All-Oakland Lineup

This Month's The News Offers an All-Oakland Lineup

Artist Xandra Ibarra (aka La Chica Boom), performing for The News at SOMArts, plays with racial and sexual expectations using humor, Tapatío hot sauce, and unsuspecting piñatas.

Culture Spy Finding Hope After Prison

Finding Hope After Prison

An East Bay writer and social justice advocates document the struggles and accomplishments of formerly incarcerated people.

Visual Art Future Memory

Future Memory

Acclaimed artist and activist Maya Lin memorializes the environment in her Art/Act Award Showcase.

Staff Picks

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Betti Ono Gallery and Shop

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Savage Love
Inanimate Objections

Inanimate Objections

On a teenage son’s tampon habit, a spanking fetish, and an ex’s panties.

Free Will Astrology
Free Will Astrology

Free Will Astrology

Horoscopes for the week of October 30 - November 5.

Food & Drink

What the Fork California Ingredients Make a Comeback in Oakland Schools

California Ingredients Make a Comeback in Oakland Schools

OUSD leads the way on a statewide initiative to get schools to serve California food.

Restaurant Review "Nach-Oat" Typical Vegan Restaurant

"Nach-Oat" Typical Vegan Restaurant

Sanctuary Bistro offers food that's vegan and gluten-free, but might leave you hungry for more.

Movies

Movie Review Review: Nightcrawler

Review: Nightcrawler

"If it bleeds, it leads."

Movie Review Review: The Overnighters

Review: The Overnighters

Jesse Moss's documentary reflects a perfect storm of American social and economic problems.

One-Night Stands
One Night Stands

One Night Stands

Repertory film listings for October 30-November 5.

Movie Review
Review: Fury

Review: Fury

Europe on 500 casualties a day.

Music

Music Mass Culture Pranksters Negativland "Jam God"

Mass Culture Pranksters Negativland "Jam God"

The band's latest release, It's All in Your Head, takes on organized religion.

Music Queens D.Light Bucks the Hip-Hop Status Quo

Queens D.Light Bucks the Hip-Hop Status Quo

The rising Oakland rapper brings perspective from the Yoruba faith to empower herself, her peers, and women everywhere.

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William Gibson @ Diesel, A Bookstore

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