Female is Male, and Male is Female Arts Feature

Female is Male, and Male is Female

Ubuntu's MacBeth plays with gender in a reimagination of Shakespeare's Scottish Play

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News Will the State Take Over PG&E? And If That is Possible, Is It Also Wise?

Will the State Take Over PG&E? And If That is Possible, Is It Also Wise?

With Gov. Newsom and a San Francisco senator making noises about public power, what would such a move entail?

Chronic Town Sanders vs. Warren on Cannabis

Sanders vs. Warren on Cannabis

As with many things, their goals are similar; their approaches are starkly different.

Feature How Finances Trumped Treatment for the Mentally Ill

How Finances Trumped Treatment for the Mentally Ill

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Seven Days Oakland Police Commission and Mayor Fire Chief Without Cause

Oakland Police Commission and Mayor Fire Chief Without Cause

Plus, illegal mailers and charter school backers.

Arts & Culture

Arts Feature Female is Male, and Male is Female

Female is Male, and Male is Female

Ubuntu's MacBeth plays with gender in a reimagination of Shakespeare's Scottish Play

Arts Feature Is a Beautiful Soul Necessary  to Create Beautiful Art?

Is a Beautiful Soul Necessary to Create Beautiful Art?

The provocative A Human Ounce at Central Works asks whether the creator can be separate from the creation.

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Spit and Polish

Spit and Polish

Oral sex, beards and other gross-outs.

Food & Drink

Restaurant Review The Hidden Cafe Is the Hub of Strawberry Creek Park

The Hidden Cafe Is the Hub of Strawberry Creek Park

Its inventive menu includes Italian sausage tacos, chicken soup tacos, and botanical teas.

Restaurant Review Kitchen Story Tells a Familiar Yet Refreshing Tale

Kitchen Story Tells a Familiar Yet Refreshing Tale

The 10th restaurant from Bay Area restaurateur Hoyul Steven Choi offers a creative take on Korean-infused cuisine.

Movies

Movie Review Big Pink Musical Heroes

Big Pink Musical Heroes

Once Were Brothers celebrates the timeless sound of The Band.

Movie Review War and Peace

War and Peace

Beanpole sees post-WWII Russia through the eyes of two emotionally drained women.

Movie Review War and Peace

War and Peace

Beanpole sees post-WWII Russia through the eyes of two emotionally drained women.

Movie Review Careful What You Wish For

Careful What You Wish For

Fantasy Island is back. Who wished for that?

Movie Review
Misery

Misery

Ladj Ly's Les Misérables is a furious bulletin from the have-nots.

Movie Review
Desolation Row

Desolation Row

Clemency takes us where we don't want to go, for our own good.

Movie Review
Escape from Death Row

Escape from Death Row

Anti-racism courtroom drama Just Mercy thrives on its characters.

Music

Music Kamaiyah On East Oakland: Don't F*** With My Culture

Kamaiyah On East Oakland: Don't F*** With My Culture

The rapper revisits The Town through songs and videos on her new album,Got It Made

Music Building Community in Conscious Rap

Building Community in Conscious Rap

Jada Imani strives to reflect her inner dreams in her recorded work.

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