Bay Chefs Find Sweet Inspiration Taste

Bay Chefs Find Sweet Inspiration

From mochi muffins to corn ice cream, bakers and dessert-makers fold complex stories of identity into their treats.

Taste

Luz Calvo Wants to Decolonize Your Plate

Luz Calvo Wants to Decolonize Your Plate

The Oakland resident and ethnic studies professor aims to preserve healing indigenous food traditions through a cookbook and art exhibit.

Cafeteria Food: What the Tray Says About Us

Cafeteria Food: What the Tray Says About Us

From hospitals to schools, mass-produced meals aren't what they used to be.

A Guide to the East Bay's Best Tortas

A Guide to the East Bay's Best Tortas

From the heart of Mexico to the East Bay's barrios, the torta is the richest sandwich.

News & Opinion

News Oakland and Berkeley Homeless Sweeps May be Unconstitutional

Oakland and Berkeley Homeless Sweeps May be Unconstitutional

Homeless advocates say the recent federal appellate court ruling in Martin v. Boise could stop East Bay cities from imposing camping bans and other anti-homeless laws.

News A Deadly Year of Pursuits in Contra Costa County

A Deadly Year of Pursuits in Contra Costa County

Contra Costa Sheriff's deputies get in more pursuits that cause more injuries than most other agencies in California. This year the pursuits have led to more deaths.

Feature The Forces Driving Gentrification in Oakland

The Forces Driving Gentrification in Oakland

The East Bay has seen a widening gap between rich and poor and the displacement of people who are low-income and of color. But it doesn't have to be this way.

Arts & Culture

Arts Feature Berkeley Author Tim Pratt on the Rise of Sci-Fi

Berkeley Author Tim Pratt on the Rise of Sci-Fi

The Locus Magazine senior editor has published a new space opera, 'The Dreaming Stars.'

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
In the Realm of the Senses

In the Realm of the Senses

Gray Loft Gallery
Savage Love
Savage Love: Needs and Deeds

Savage Love: Needs and Deeds

Plus cuckolding definitions and emotional blackmail.

Food & Drink

Restaurant Review The Hideaway's Generic Bar Food

The Hideaway's Generic Bar Food

The new Rockridge spot offers uninspired burgers and shakes rather than a distinctive point of view.

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.

Movies

Movie Review The Price of Copper in 'Bisbee '17'

The Price of Copper in 'Bisbee '17'

This historical documentary says immigration has long been an issue in this former mining town.

Movie Review 'Lizzie' Is Emotionally Bloodless

'Lizzie' Is Emotionally Bloodless

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

Music

Music The Grand Return of Makossa Oakland Cookout

The Grand Return of Makossa Oakland Cookout

After gaining notoriety in Brooklyn and Los Angeles, the dance party comes back to where it all began.

Music Character Chameleons Omnesia Balance 'Pop as Art'

Character Chameleons Omnesia Balance 'Pop as Art'

Oakland duo fuses sex bots, ear candy, and Kate Bush into newest album.

Staff Picks
Death Cab for Cutie

Death Cab for Cutie

Greek Theatre
Planet Booty

Planet Booty

The Uptown Nightclub

Upcoming Events

Mark Hummel & Blues Survivors @ Yoshi's Oakland

Mark Hummel @ Yoshi's Oakland

Jen Hofer and John Pluecker @ E. M. Wolfman General Interest Small Bookstore

Jen Hofer and John Pluecker @ E. M. Wolfman General Interest Small Bookstore

The Poetry Center's Tripwire Cross-Cultural Poetics Series debuts with a two-day series...
Redacted: Art for Human Rights @ Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Redacted: Art for Human Rights @ Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Artworks that feature redacted text and spaces to illustrate the unstable position...

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