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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.

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 Can Transit Improvements Lead to Gentrification?

Can Transit Improvements Lead to Gentrification?

Transit-oriented development has become a key tactic to combat the region's housing crisis, but the challenge is to make sure it helps the people who need it most.

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
In the Realm of the Senses

In the Realm of the Senses

Gray Loft Gallery
Savage Love
Savage Love: Fresh Starts

Savage Love: Fresh Starts

The sex is amazing, so why no orgasm?

Food & Drink

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 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.

Music Lyrics Born Gets Personal on 10th Record 'Quite a Life'

Lyrics Born Gets Personal on 10th Record 'Quite a Life'

The Berkeley rapper reflects on representation, #MeToo, and his past.

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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