Future, Shocked Music

Future, Shocked

Oakland noise trio Styrofoam Sanchez imagines a grim future with today's waste.

News & Opinion

News The Trouble with Kaiser's Technology

The Trouble with Kaiser's Technology

Nurses say the healthcare giant's new Oakland Medical Center is plagued by dangerous equipment malfunctions, ineffective communication systems, and chronic understaffing.

Eco Watch When the Water Runs Out

When the Water Runs Out

A package of bills now waiting for Governor Jerry Brown's signature would regulate the use of groundwater for the first time in California. But for some residents, it's too late.

Full Disclosure

Why Did Labor Oppose Transparency?

California’s unions angered Democrats and good-government activists by killing legislation that would have required more disclosure in political campaigns.

Letters
Letters for the Week of September 10, 2014

Letters for the Week of September 10, 2014

Readers sound off on life, death and hash browns

Letters
Letters for the Week of September 3, 2014

Letters for the Week of September 3, 2014

Readers sound off on patient care, Ferguson, and wasted water near Lake Merritt

Arts & Culture

Visual Art Oakland Artist Ron Weil Evokes Immersive Worlds with Peculiar Techniques

Oakland Artist Ron Weil Evokes Immersive Worlds with Peculiar Techniques

In his Vessel Gallery exhibit, Discovering Uncharted Territories.

Culture Spy The Only Riot Boy

The Only Riot Boy

Brontez Purnell's new illustrated sex memoir involves a long-awaited collaboration between two transgressive local artists

Events Breaking Chains

Breaking Chains

The Ubuntu Theater Project’s summer series offers affordable, community-oriented theater in unorthodox spaces.

Staff Picks

tug gut

Aggregate Space

Amen

Betti Ono Gallery and Shop
Berkeley Juggling Club

Berkeley Juggling Club

UC Berkeley Campus
Savage Love
Quick and Dirty

Quick and Dirty

On a cuckolding husband app, premature ejaculation, a pronoun quandary, and the upsides of porn-watching.

Free Will Astrology
Of Volleyballs, Ships, and Jackie Chan

Of Volleyballs, Ships, and Jackie Chan

Horoscopes for the week of September 11-17.

Food & Drink

Restaurant Review At Belly in Uptown Oakland, the California-Korean Burrito Comes North

At Belly in Uptown Oakland, the California-Korean Burrito Comes North

Here's hoping fries-in-burritos is a trend that's here to stay.

What the Fork The Latest Trend in High-Class Pork

The Latest Trend in High-Class Pork

Plus, Capone’s Speakeasy owner tries to bite a police officer.

Movies

Movie Review Review: <i>The Drop</i>

Review: The Drop

James Gandolfini and Tom Hardy star in one of the best films on screen this season.

Movie Review Review: Take Me to the River

Review: Take Me to the River

Memphis soul stew.

One-Night Stands
One Night Stands

One Night Stands

Repertory film listings for the week of September 11-17.

Movie Review
Love Is Strange

Love Is Strange

Brave new world.

Music

Music The San Francisco Electronic Music Festival Corrals Academics, Noise Artists, and Cult Experimentalists

The San Francisco Electronic Music Festival Corrals Academics, Noise Artists, and Cult Experimentalists

Experience the margins of sound at the fifteenth annual fest.

Music Dream Logic

Dream Logic

Greil Marcus Rejects the Rock Canon in His New Book, 'The History of Rock 'n' Roll in Ten Songs'

Staff Picks
The Jet Set

The Jet Set

Luka's Taproom & Lounge
Motown on Mondays

Motown on Mondays

The Legionnaire Saloon

The Booty Bassment

The Knockout

Upcoming Events

<i>Amen</i> @ Betti Ono Gallery and Shop

Amen @ Betti Ono Gallery and Shop

Betti Ono Gallery celebrates its 4th anniversary with a survival myth received...

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