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Re: “Comedic Web-Series The North Pole Takes on Gentrification in North Oakland

Does the producer of this series not realize that he's part of very gentrification that he's lampooning? And that rather than shine a light on this issue, he's just contributing to it. Potentially profiting from it. Maybe his friend Dania should have mentioned this to him rather than stating that people from North Oakland are polar bears and having him listen to a Mistah FAB song.

Posted by Sharif Cavil on 02/24/2017 at 10:02 AM

Re: “Visions of Liberty

Poor I'm Alright Bee, down with a severe case of the bitter and twisted's, bless :D

Posted by Sian Obermaier on 01/30/2017 at 5:43 AM

Re: “Inkworks Press, 1974–2016

Thoughtful piece - BTW , if your company requires a CA East Bay Purchase Agreement Addendum , my boss found a fillable form here Bay Purchase Agreement Addendum.

Posted by Pat Redman on 01/18/2017 at 11:18 PM

Re: “Better Living Through Binging: Five Cinema Streaming Options For The New Year

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Posted by Laura Williams on 01/07/2017 at 1:57 AM

Re: “Better Living Through Binging: Five Cinema Streaming Options For The New Year

This was incoherent and incomprehensible if you were looking for a meaningful movie review.

Posted by ArtMurphy on 01/06/2017 at 6:26 PM

Re: “The Most Inspiring Art in Oakland and the East Bay in 2016

Where's Royal Nonesuch Gallery ....... great work, remarkable new inspiring artists. I also agree this is a visual medium , it would be good to see more images.

Posted by Kevin Radley on 12/29/2016 at 11:01 PM

Re: “The Most Inspiring Art in Oakland and the East Bay in 2016

One image. And how is that even shocking?

Posted by darrenj on 12/29/2016 at 12:29 PM

Re: “Inkworks Press, 1974–2016

Inkworks was my last printshop of a 13 year career that started in high school trade school. I knew I would need a trade after high school. When the counselor read through the other programs and skipped through printing because "that's for boys," my rebellious nature said, "sign me up." I found the Women's Press when I arrived in SF in '84. After WP closed in '87, I worked at a woman owned and operated pre-press shop (Negative something???) in SF and then Inkworks. Then it was off to music school in '91 and a whole 'nother life. I wasn't a collective member at Inkworks, and happy to not have that responsibility after all the work of WP and its closing, but I enjoyed working there.

Posted by Lisa Mischke on 12/27/2016 at 3:01 PM

Re: “The Most Inspiring Art in Oakland and the East Bay in 2016

why wouldn't shock value equal art? do you prefer to be challenged or comforted?

Posted by Jevohn Newsome on 12/25/2016 at 4:44 AM

Re: “The Most Inspiring Art in Oakland and the East Bay in 2016

One picture was not just enough but too much. Crap. Pure crap. Shock value does not equal art.

Posted by Charles C. Eroster on 12/21/2016 at 5:15 AM

Re: “The Most Inspiring Art in Oakland and the East Bay in 2016

No pictures? Beautifully written but WHERE R THE PICTURES

Posted by Guerrilla Davis on 12/20/2016 at 11:48 PM

Re: “The Most Inspiring Art in Oakland and the East Bay in 2016

How do I unsee this "inspiring art"?

Posted by Charles C. Eroster on 12/20/2016 at 7:10 PM

Re: “Painting Nails as Art

I miss you Kiyome. I wish I had taken you up on your multiple offers of getting my nails done.

Posted by dragonmint on 12/08/2016 at 9:59 PM

Re: “TheatreFIRST Gets Aggressive with Diversity

I so appreciate this article profiling theater companies dedicated to presenting diverse work. As the Managing Director of Crowded Fire Theater Company, I would like to make a clarification about the focus of our work as one stat noted is misleading.

You indicate that over "half of the works and productions [at Crowded Fire] are led by and focused on queer women of color." This is inaccurate.

We do aggressively promote diversity in the selection of the work we choose. For context, here is our mission statement: Crowded Fires ensemble produces poetic, bold theater created by new and contemporary artists. We seek to engage our community by producing adventurous work, innovative in structure, which addresses the diverse political and social concerns of our audiences.

For example, since 2009, 99% of Crowded Fire's plays have been written by women, people of color, and/or queer-identifying playwrights. Our 2016 seasons mainstage reflects 73% actors of color; 100% playwrights of color, and 75% directors of color. 75% of our directors this year are also female.

We invite you to check out our work in the future!

Tiffany Cothran, Managing Director Crowded Fire Theater
www.crowdedfire.org

Posted by Tiffany Cothran on 11/17/2016 at 5:49 PM

Re: “The Oakland Museum of California‚Äôs Homage to the Black Panther Party

Looking forward to seeing this exhibit. Growing up in East Oakland, the BP were always very
Much a part of the fabric of Oakland and it's transformational consciousness. It has also been something I felt was missing- a monument in Oakland acknowledging the indelible impact the BPP has had and it's legacy continues on in Oakland and the Nation. This should happen while legacy BPP folks are around to know their sacrifice is acknowledged. All power

Posted by Dorette on 10/16/2016 at 9:45 AM

Re: “Living Room Light Exchange Salon Series: Where Tech and Art Converge

Fun article! Great idea on the part of Vargas and Berdugo. I'm glad the East Bay Express is keeping us (the public) up to date on what is going on in this exciting new world of art and tech, combined. Thanks.

Posted by Susan Polakiewicz on 09/30/2016 at 10:08 AM

Re: “The Black Choreographers Festival Brings its First Summer Series to Laney College

Brilliant article. Kudos to the writer.

Posted by Rolly Viray on 08/26/2016 at 1:50 AM

Re: “The Woman Behind Big Freedia

Where is Renee in Season 5. Seems she's been replaced.

Posted by French Angel on 08/02/2016 at 4:23 AM

Re: “Boxing Night at 16th Street Station in West Oakland

Really, Oakland!
The hip-hop reviitalization of west Oakland is way cool, but boxing?
This cruel pastime of slaveowners:
showing off their prized, brawny breeds!
Get real!

OK, I understand making it our own.
But is boxing the legacy we want to hold up as our heritage?
I think not.
Long live Mohammed Ali!
Put boxing to rest in the history books.

Posted by Diane Scott on 06/29/2016 at 10:50 AM

Re: “An Identity Crisis at Mills College

Widdeling away at the arts is not how you increase attendance. As a prospective MFA student, this frightens me. Getting rid of the book arts program means getting rid of the only access I would have had to a printmaking machine while in residence. It also makes me fear what may come next.

Posted by Kendall Osborne on 06/03/2016 at 3:13 AM

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