The Bay Area Record Fair Is a Snapshot of the Local Music Industry Music

The Bay Area Record Fair Is a Snapshot of the Local Music Industry

Some of the newest labels participating in this year's Record Fair released some of the finest local titles this year.

News & Opinion

Eco Watch The Return of the Crematorium

The Return of the Crematorium

Overburdened with air pollution, East Oakland residents and activists thought they had blocked a crematorium from opening in 2012. But it quietly began operations a few months ago.

News Fourth Ex-City Worker Alleges Oakland Auditor Abuse

Fourth Ex-City Worker Alleges Oakland Auditor Abuse

Mary Seymour, a performance audit manager, says Oakland City Auditor Brenda Roberts created a toxic and hostile work environment.

News New Oakland Law Fails to Protect Low-Income Residents

New Oakland Law Fails to Protect Low-Income Residents

Despite temporary rules enacted by the city council to preserve low-income SRO housing, property owners are converting buildings into boutique hotels.

Arts & Culture

Arts Feature <i>Umber</i> Magazine Provides an Outlet for Creative People of Color

Umber Magazine Provides an Outlet for Creative People of Color

The new Oakland publication explores artistry and vulnerability.

Arts Feature Bay Area Nerd Culture Gets a Comedy Network, Komedio

Bay Area Nerd Culture Gets a Comedy Network, Komedio

"The comedy party for kids that were never invited to parties."

Savage Love
Dan Savage: Navigating the First Time, No Orgasms, a Sexless Marriage, and More

Dan Savage: Navigating the First Time, No Orgasms, a Sexless Marriage, and More

Dan answers audience questions from an appearance in Vancouver.

Food & Drink

Restaurant Review Wild Ginger Puts the Spotlight on Xi'an Flavors

Wild Ginger Puts the Spotlight on Xi'an Flavors

Let the new Alameda restaurant introduce you to cold-skin noodles.

Restaurant Review Shinmai Is Oakland's New-Wave <i>Izakaya</i>

Shinmai Is Oakland's New-Wave Izakaya

Despite an early chef shakeup, the new restaurant delivers on flavors, presentation, and fun.

Movies

Movie Review <i>Mudbound</i> Is a Family Saga Worth Seeking Out

Mudbound Is a Family Saga Worth Seeking Out

Dee Rees' tale of strong emotions, raw injustice, and courage, Southern-style.

Movie Review Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri: Provocative Dialogue in a Unique Story

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri: Provocative Dialogue in a Unique Story

Frances McDormand and Sam Rockwell in some of their finest performances.

Music

Music Why Aren't There More Latinx Nights in Oakland?

Why Aren't There More Latinx Nights in Oakland?

Venue owners and DJs say lack of consistency and promoters is partially to blame.

Music Celebrating the Last of Disco Innovator Patrick Cowley's Lost Porn Soundtracks

Celebrating the Last of Disco Innovator Patrick Cowley's Lost Porn Soundtracks

Honey Soundsystem and Dark Entries honor the late San Francisco disco producer with a range of fittingly lascivious sights and sounds.

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