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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.

Feature Can a New Oakland A's Ballpark Help Fight Gentrification?

Can a New Oakland A's Ballpark Help Fight Gentrification?

As Oakland's soon-to-be last pro sports team, the A's are trying to land on the right side of the city's housing battles, as they aim to build a new ballpark.

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 ‘Fahrenheit 11/9’ Is Most Urgent of Michael Moore’s Films

‘Fahrenheit 11/9’ Is Most Urgent of Michael Moore’s Films

It’s not the most organizes documentary, but the message is clear: Vote or else.

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.

Upcoming Events

Arcade Fire @ Greek Theatre

Arcade Fire @ Greek Theatre

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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...
<i>Monster of Zayante Creek</i> @ Totally Rad Gallery

Monster of Zayante Creek @ Totally Rad Gallery

New paintings by Eli Thorne that explore depictions of natural landscapes wherein...

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