Holiday Guide

Get Away and Spread Some Cheer

Get Away and Spread Some Cheer

Here are some beautiful getaway spots for this holiday season that also could use your help.

How to Self-Care During the Holidays

How to Self-Care During the Holidays

Experts suggest taking the pressure off what can be a particularly stressful time of year.

<i>Express</i> Holiday Traditions

Express Holiday Traditions

Lasagna, mahjong, and Black angels — how our employees and their families celebrate the holidays.

News & Opinion

The Oakland Zone Davis Dysfunction Dooms Raiders Again

Davis Dysfunction Dooms Raiders Again

Mark Davis’ head-scratching decision to move the team to Las Vegas has proven to be a major distraction for the team.

Feature The Wrong Path?

The Wrong Path?

Paideia helped turn Oakland Tech into the best public high school in the city. But some teachers and parents are worried about the future of the acclaimed humanities program.

Eco Watch Jerry Brown's Cap-and-Trade Program Isn't Working

Jerry Brown's Cap-and-Trade Program Isn't Working

California's greenhouse gas emissions declined last year. But it was primarily due to the rainy weather — not the governor's climate policies.

Arts & Culture

Arts Feature Where You Can See Bollywood Films (and More) in the East Bay

Where You Can See Bollywood Films (and More) in the East Bay

The increasing diversity of South Asian film screenings locally reflects changing tastes and demographic shifts.

Arts Feature Shotgun Players' <i>The Black Rider</i> Is a Bleak Musical

Shotgun Players' The Black Rider Is a Bleak Musical

You can't hide from the dark.

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.

Savage Love
Dan Savage: Doing It with an Audience

Dan Savage: Doing It with an Audience

Degrading kinks and sex in public.

Food & Drink

Restaurant Review The Saap Avenue Marries Lao Food and Cocktails

The Saap Avenue Marries Lao Food and Cocktails

The Chai Thai Noodles family expands with a hip restaurant on Piedmont Avenue.

Movies

Movie Review <i>Justice League</i> Is a Cheap-Looking Spectacle

Justice League Is a Cheap-Looking Spectacle

But you'll probably see it anyway.

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.

Music

Music Kamaiyah's Major-Label Blues

Kamaiyah's Major-Label Blues

The East Oakland rapper's breakout single asked how it'd feel to be rich. Next, she discovered the trappings of fame and the mainstream music industry.

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

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.

Staff Picks
Blank Square at Eli's Mile High Club

Night Shapes

Eli's Mile High Club
Howell Devine at Freight & Salvage

HowellDevine's "HOWL" CD Release Party

Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse

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Holiday Guide 2017

A guide to this holiday season's gifts, outings, eats, and more.

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