In Oakland, Artists Try to Build Intentional Community Feature

In Oakland, Artists Try to Build Intentional Community

While artists have been blamed for triggering gentrification, the Black Arts Movement and Business District wants to preserve the city's traditional neighborhoods and residents.

News & Opinion

Feature Is the Only Way to Make Housing Affordable By De-Commodifying It?

Is the Only Way to Make Housing Affordable By De-Commodifying It?

Land trusts, and similar housing models, take homes out of the for-profit market in order to preserve affordability for the long haul.

Feature Seven Longtime Oakland Residents Share Their Thoughts on Gentrification

Seven Longtime Oakland Residents Share Their Thoughts on Gentrification

From the Dubbs to Ice City, residents respond to the rapid changes in their neighborhoods, viewing gentrification as either a mechanism for displacement — or a financial opportunity.

Feature Gentrification Changed the Names of Oakland Neighborhoods

Gentrification Changed the Names of Oakland Neighborhoods

"NOBE," "Reservoir Hills," and "Baja Dimond" are efforts to put a genteel stamp on Oakland.

Arts & Culture

Arts Feature East Bay Filmmakers Fight for Latinx Representation

East Bay Filmmakers Fight for Latinx Representation

More diversity in roles, staff, and stories are all needed, say local filmmakers.

Staff Picks
Redacted: Art for Human Rights

Redacted: Art for Human Rights

Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Monster of Zayante Creek

Monster of Zayante Creek

Totally Rad Gallery
Savage Love
Savage Love: Fresh Starts

Savage Love: Fresh Starts

The sex is amazing, so why no orgasm?

Food & Drink

Restaurant Review Los Carnalitos Brings a Taste of Mexico City to Hayward

Los Carnalitos Brings a Taste of Mexico City to Hayward

The family-run restaurant features made-to-order items crafted from fresh masa, and each dish is clearly a labor of love.

Restaurant Review Feeling at Home at Xinia's Bakery

Feeling at Home at Xinia's Bakery

Tucked in an unassuming strip mall, the El Salvadoran restaurant serves some of the most delicious pupusas in the East Bay.

Movies

Movie Review 'Lizzie' Is Emotionally Bloodless

'Lizzie' Is Emotionally Bloodless

Somehow, the thrills are dampened in this portrayal of a famous double axe murder.

Movie Review The Never-Ending Fascination of 'Kusama – Infinity'

The Never-Ending Fascination of 'Kusama – Infinity'

The documentary reveals how Yayoi Kusama became the best-selling living female artist in the world.

Music

Music Freight & Salvage Is Changing with the Times Ahead of Its 50th Anniversary

Freight & Salvage Is Changing with the Times Ahead of Its 50th Anniversary

The Berkeley music venue is working to diversify its staff and sound.

Music The Uptones: The East Bay's Seminal Ska Band

The Uptones: The East Bay's Seminal Ska Band

The Berkeley outfit inspired Rancid, but it wasn't around when ska entered the mainstream.

Staff Picks
Bells Atlas

Bells Atlas EP Release

The New Parish
J Balvin at Oracle Arena

J Balvin

Oracle Arena
Arcade Fire

Arcade Fire

Greek Theatre

Upcoming Events

Bells Atlas EP Release @ The New Parish

Bells Atlas @ The New Parish

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Coming or Going? A Live Comedy Taping @ The Uptown Nightclub

Chey Bell @ The Uptown Nightclub

Chey Bell talks about the absurdity of trying to balance all the...

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