The Year Oakland Exploded 

For the first time in recent memory, Oakland's being noticed for its culture, not its crime rate. Is that a good thing?

No one seems to be able to pinpoint exactly when or why Art Murmur exploded the way it did in 2012, but it's pretty obvious that what happened was swift, total, and huge: What began in 2005 as a small, simple, scrappy…

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