<i>The Force</i> Fails to Tell the Real Story About OPD Arts Feature

The Force Fails to Tell the Real Story About OPD

Filmmaker Peter Nicks was granted extraordinary access to the Oakland Police Department, but his documentary doesn't shed light on the organization's complex problems.

News & Opinion

News Some Oakland Landlords Are Using a Legal Loophole to Exempt Housing from Rent Control

Some Oakland Landlords Are Using a Legal Loophole to Exempt Housing from Rent Control

And a group of tenants has banded together and is fighting back.

News Turmoil Returns  for Charter Schools

Turmoil Returns for Charter Schools

American Indian Model Schools in Oakland are once again facing controversy, despite their high test scores.

Raising the Bar

Callousness to Inequality Is Dooming Climate Change Progress

No job should be destroyed in carbon industries unless a green job with equal benefits, wages, and rights is produced.

Food & Drink

Restaurant Review Pacific Lighthouse Serves Dim Sum with a View

Pacific Lighthouse Serves Dim Sum with a View

Despite uneven service, the new Alameda restaurant's beautiful Cantonese dishes match the equally beautiful setting.

Movies

Movie Review <i>Mother!</i>: Who Are All These People?

Mother!: Who Are All These People?

Darren Aronofsky's Freudian allegory is nowhere near as interesting as Black Swan.

Movie Review <i>Rebel in the Rye</i> Is Airless and Suffocating

Rebel in the Rye Is Airless and Suffocating

In attempting to explain the author’s withdrawal from public life, the J.D. Salinger bio falls way short.

Movie Review
<i>Logan Lucky</i>: Mountain Dew, Mountain Don't

Logan Lucky: Mountain Dew, Mountain Don't

Steven Soderbergh, the Duke of Hazard, is back.

Movie Review
<i>False Confessions</i> Rings True

False Confessions Rings True

Isabelle Huppert and director Luc Bondy revive a classic French farce.

Music

Music Barriers Remain to Reforming Oakland's Nightlife Regulations

Barriers Remain to Reforming Oakland's Nightlife Regulations

The city taskforce studying nightlife regulation reform is aware of many of the system's shortcomings, as well as potential remedies. But does it have buy-in from the cops?

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<i>Luna Gale</i> @ Aurora Theatre

Luna Gale @ Aurora Theatre

Caroline, a social worker, struggles to find the "best" home for baby...
Breed and Rescue @ The Marsh Berkeley

Breed and Rescue @ The Marsh Berkeley

The Marsh Berkeley announces a new solo musical performance Breed & Rescue,...

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