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9/17/2018

  "Modesty is not the goal. Liberation is the goal,” says Syrian American artist Mona Haydar of why she wears the... More»

9/4/2018

Two witches have locked themselves in a small room, a few bare light bulbs hanging from the ceiling. Through a pane of glass in one wall,... More»

8/30/2018

1. AN 85-FOOT CHINESE DRAGON MADE OF BICYCLE PARTS That’s our attempt to describe Chen Zhen’s ... More»

8/14/2018

  When researcher April Martin Chartrand was an undergrad at San Francisco State, a professor gave her an unlikely assignment: He wanted her to... More»

8/10/2018

It’s a brisk morning as Vanessa Hua strolls through Chinatown’s living room. At least that’s what the East Bay writer... More»

8/9/2018

  Oakland’s Shannon and the Clams bridge musical styles as varied as punk, soul, and doo-wop. Who better, then, to ask for a genre-... More»

8/8/2018

It’s featured Kanye and Kendrick. Sir Paul and Sir Elton. Mumford and all his sons. What Outside Lands... More»

8/3/2018

  How’s this for raising the degree of difficulty on your first feature film? Some of the tensest moments of Searching, the new... More»

7/18/2018

“I’m in touch with my inner kitten,” Sandy Lerner says. “If you want to call me a crazy cat lady, go right ahead.” We’ll... More»

7/13/2018

  Protean. Manic. A force of nature. People have tried to understand Robin Williams’s improvisational genius ever since... More»