Taste

The East Bay’s Lao Restaurant Community Embraces Its ‘Lao-ness’

The East Bay’s Lao Restaurant Community Embraces Its ‘Lao-ness’

After two decades under the radar, Lao eateries are coming into their own — and celebrating their fish-sauce funk.

The Curious History of the Eritrean and Ethiopian Veggie Combo

The Curious History of the Eritrean and Ethiopian Veggie Combo

Fasting foods, 'chickpea fish,' and East Bay restaurants that are going beyond misir and hamli.

Food & Drink

What the Fork Don’t Call It a Goodbye

Don’t Call It a Goodbye

After five years reviewing restaurants for the Express, I’m hanging up my critic’s hat — at least for now.

Movies

Movie Review Terrence Malick's <i>Song to Song</i>, aka Blah Blah Land

Terrence Malick's Song to Song, aka Blah Blah Land

How can you make a movie with Ryan Gosling, Rooney Mara, Natalie Portman, Michael Fassbender, and Cate Blanchett that turns out such a bloody bore? Ask Terrence Malick.

Movie Review <i>Cardinal X</i> Is Hardly Ecstatic

Cardinal X Is Hardly Ecstatic

But Angie Wang's college-drug-dealer drama could have been worse.

Movie Review
For Here or To Go?: The Big Bungle Theory

For Here or To Go?: The Big Bungle Theory

Immigrant sitcom is neither funny nor serious enough.

Movie Review
Middle-Age Crazy with <i>Wilson</i>

Middle-Age Crazy with Wilson

Woody Harrelson and Laura Dern remind us of why we've always liked them.

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Dyke, Ginger, Mexican @ Interface Gallery

Dyke, Ginger, Mexican @ Interface Gallery

A joke, a habit, a ceremony gestural codes, cultural weight painted white...
Leni @ Aurora Theatre

Leni @ Aurora Theatre

Leni Riefensthal was the brilliant German film director of Triumph of the...
The Psychedelic Experience Film Screening @ BAMPFA

The Psychedelic Experience Film Screening @ BAMPFA

The Psychedelic Experience by Allen Willis and Jean Millay, is a cinematic...

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