The Express' 2018 June Endorsements Feature

The Express' 2018 June Endorsements

We endorse Gavin Newsom, Kevin de Leon, Tony Thurmond, Measure A, RM3, and most of the local and state ballot initiatives.

News & Opinion

Feature In the 15th Assembly District, Six Candidates Appear to Have a Shot at the Top Two Spots

In the 15th Assembly District, Six Candidates Appear to Have a Shot at the Top Two Spots

It looks like the race will come down to a contest among Judy Appel, Ben Bartlett, Jovanka Beckles, Dan Kalb, Rochelle Pardue-Okimoto, and Buffy Wicks.

Feature A Bare-Knuckle Fight for Top Cop

A Bare-Knuckle Fight for Top Cop

District Attorney Nancy O'Malley is in a heated battle against progressive civil rights firebrand Pamela Price.

Feature Key Measures Are on June Ballot

Key Measures Are on June Ballot

Voters get to decide on a county childcare sales tax, a parcel tax for Oakland libraries, Emeryville's affordable housing bond, a regional bridge toll hike, and a $4 billion statewide parks bond.

Arts & Culture

Arts Feature Ariel Craft to Make a Splash with 'Dry Land' at Shotgun Players

Ariel Craft to Make a Splash with 'Dry Land' at Shotgun Players

With a predominantly female cast, the rising star director will explore the complex world of teenage womanhood.

Arts Feature Artists to Paint the Town During Weeklong Oakland Mural Festival

Artists to Paint the Town During Weeklong Oakland Mural Festival

The Jack London district will see nine new murals created from start to finish.

Staff Picks
Face-to-Face: Looking at Objects That Look at You

Face to Face: Looking at Objects that Look at You

Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology
Topdog/Underdog

Topdog/Underdog

Waterfront Playhouse and Conservatory
Savage Love
Savage Love: Quick Hits

Savage Love: Quick Hits

Book recommendations, poop realities, and Mike Pence.

Movies

Movie Review 'Boom for Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat' Fails to Deliver Satisfying Portrait

'Boom for Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat' Fails to Deliver Satisfying Portrait

The famous New York artist is barely present in the new documentary.

Movie Review 'Lu Over the Wall': A Shrill Mermaid Musical

'Lu Over the Wall': A Shrill Mermaid Musical

The latest release from GKIDS lacks the charm and beauty of other beloved animated films from Japan.

Music

Music Ashkenaz Adjusts to a Changing East Bay with More Experimentation, Wider Representation

Ashkenaz Adjusts to a Changing East Bay with More Experimentation, Wider Representation

Some regulars accuse the stalwart Berkeley music venue of 'politically correct multiculturalism.'

Music Spurred by Threatening Legislation, Musicians Rally Behind Sex Workers

Spurred by Threatening Legislation, Musicians Rally Behind Sex Workers

Underground artists— many sex workers themselves — are raising awareness of a congressional bill package that undermines sex workers' safety.

Staff Picks
Muevelo Muevelo

Muevelo Muevelo

The Legionnaire Saloon

Upcoming Events

<i>Face to Face: Looking at Objects that Look at You</i> @ Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

Face-to-Face: Looking at Objects That Look at You @ Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

The Hearst staff and 14 UC Berkeley first-year students have co-curated a...
Topdog/Underdog @ Waterfront Playhouse and Conservatory

Topdog/Underdog @ Waterfront Playhouse and Conservatory

Pulitzer Prize-winning drama exploring the complexities of brotherhood, masculinity, rivalry, and power....
<i>Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes</i> @ Roda Theatre

Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes @ Roda Theatre

Tony Kushner’s Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning masterpiece finally arrives at Berkeley...

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