The Big Blue Eviction News

The Big Blue Eviction

The new owner of The Big Blue Haus, a beloved Oakland space for queers and artists, is evicting all the tenants, and renters say he told them he plans to turn it into an Airbnb.

News & Opinion

Feature Sex Shops Are Not So Scary

Sex Shops Are Not So Scary

Check out these East Bay sex-positive shops.

Feature 8 Pointers for Dating in 2019

8 Pointers for Dating in 2019

Single in the East Bay? Here are some tips for navigating the local dating scene.

Feature Where to Eat Out With Your Crush

Where to Eat Out With Your Crush

Restaurants to celebrate someone special.

Arts & Culture

Arts Feature Three Artists Explore Unusual Materials

Three Artists Explore Unusual Materials

Kerith Lisi, Brian Singer, and Hadley Williams craft elegant, witty works that look fresh and contemporary.

Arts Feature What’s Right in a World of Wrong

What’s Right in a World of Wrong

Ubuntu Theater Project explores society’s shades of gray.

Staff Picks
Monday Night PlayGround

Monday Night PlayGround

Berkeley Repertory Theatre
Ink, Paper, Silk: One Hundred Years of Collecting Japanese Art

Ink, Paper, Silk: One Hundred Years of Collecting Japanese Art

Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Building Bridges, Not Walls

Building Bridges, Not Walls

Berkeley Veterans Memorial Building
Savage Love
Where Can a Guy With ALS Get Some Sexual Healing?

Where Can a Guy With ALS Get Some Sexual Healing?

Plus, a query about non-sexual mummification

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Food & Drink

Food News Classic Cars West Parts Ways With Hella Vegan Eats

Classic Cars West Parts Ways With Hella Vegan Eats

Plus, Crooked City Cider softly opens in the Jack London district

Restaurant Review Edible Lessons in Indian Regional Cuisine at Munch India

Edible Lessons in Indian Regional Cuisine at Munch India

From Indo-Chinese noodles to Bengali-inspired sea bass.

Movies

Movie Review North of No South

North of No South

Frozen adventure Arctic channels Jack London while Mads Mikkelsen suffers in the tundra.

Movie Review Snow Use

Snow Use

Liam Neeson vehicle Cold Pursuit plows up snowdrifts of nasty action clichés.

Music

Music Music as Medicine

Music as Medicine

Donatella Moltisanti is bringing her sound healing practice to the Bay Area this month.

Staff Picks
Dillon Vado’s Never Weather

Dillon Vado’s Never Weather

Rendon Hall at the California Jazz Conservatory

Upcoming Events

Monday Night PlayGround @ Berkeley Repertory Theatre

Monday Night PlayGround @ Berkeley Repertory Theatre

Staged readings of thematically-connected short works by the Bay Area’s best new...
Dillon Vado’s Never Weather @ Rendon Hall at the California Jazz Conservatory

Dillon Vado’s Never Weather @ Rendon Hall at the California Jazz Conservatory

A young percussionist and composer with an expansive timbral palette, Dillon Vado...
Masako Miki at Matrix 273 @ Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Masako Miki at Matrix 273 @ Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Bay Area artist Masako Miki has fashioned a brightly colored, humorous forest...

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