Updating a Narrative of Slavery Books

Updating a Narrative of Slavery

In her second novel, Margaret Wilkerson Sexton spans centuries to find a fresh angle on the continuing trauma of racism in America.

News & Opinion

News Fired Piedmont Custodian Seeks to Clear his Name

Fired Piedmont Custodian Seeks to Clear his Name

After filing grievances over a disciplinary incident that he believes was unfair, Ken Mockel was accused of far more serious charges that school attorneys later misrepresented.

Chronic Town Oakland Delays Pot-Tax Vote, but 'Damage Already Done'

Oakland Delays Pot-Tax Vote, but 'Damage Already Done'

It's impossible to know how much cannabis business has been lost to cities with lower rates. But it's a lot.

Seven Days Local Mayors Back Movement for Customer-Owned PG&E

Local Mayors Back Movement for Customer-Owned PG&E

Plus one-time foe of San Leandro Hospital to lead hospital district.

Guest Editorials

Let's Speak Truth About America's Housing Crisis

We need a Marshall Plan for housing in the country.

Feature The Clock is Ticking at  Point Molate

The Clock is Ticking at Point Molate

Should Richmond really build a waterfront community along the historic cul-de-sac directly adjacent to Chevron’s refinery?

Staff Picks

Daniel Ellsberg and Jeffrey Sterling

First Congregational Church of Berkeley

Arts & Culture

Books Updating a Narrative of Slavery

Updating a Narrative of Slavery

In her second novel, Margaret Wilkerson Sexton spans centuries to find a fresh angle on the continuing trauma of racism in America.

Books Why Home Ownership Has Kept Declining

Why Home Ownership Has Kept Declining

In Homewreckers, Aaron Glantz revisits the scenes of the crime.

Savage Love
Keeping My Sissy Happy

Keeping My Sissy Happy

Plus, learning about phimosis.

Food & Drink

Restaurant Review A New Restaurant Critic’s  First Year in Review

A New Restaurant Critic’s First Year in Review

A compilation of the best bites in my first year on the job as a food critic.

Movies

Movie Review A Trip to the Winners' Circle

A Trip to the Winners' Circle

Christian Bale, Matt Damon, and the sizzling race scenes in Ford v Ferrari are speed crazy.

Movie Review Perchance to Dream

Perchance to Dream

Or maybe not. Doctor Sleep may keep you awake at night.

Movie Review
Lost Highway

Lost Highway

The Irishman will depress you, one way or another.

Movie Review
Last Tangle in Paris

Last Tangle in Paris

"Bewildered foreigner" drama Synonyms is one of 2019's best.

Movie Review
The Long Goodbye

The Long Goodbye

Frankie is a melancholy drama with scenery to die for.

Staff Picks
Cereal Cinema at The New Parkway Theater

Cereal Cinema

The New Parkway Theater

Music

Music Vetiver’s Songs of Quiet Passion

Vetiver’s Songs of Quiet Passion

Andy Cabic is back with a new album memorializing unfulfilled relationships and one-sided love affairs.

Staff Picks

Frankie Cosmos

The UC Theatre

Trio M

Piedmont Piano Company

Goapele

Yoshi's

Upcoming Events

State of Change @ SLATE contemporary

State of Change @ SLATE contemporary

From the Ground Up @ Waterfront Playhouse and Conservatory

From the Ground Up @ Waterfront Playhouse and Conservatory

Living the Shuffle @ The Marsh Berkeley

Living the Shuffle @ The Marsh Berkeley

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Holiday Guide 2018

A guide to this holiday season's gifts, outings, eats, and more.

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