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Photographer Dorothea Lange’s archive now available online at OMCA

The collection presents the iconic Lange as the personable creator she was—and a local picturmaker to boot.

Bottoms up for spirits-lifting Oakland Cocktail Week (now a month)

Support local bars and drink in good company, as the festival pivots to a vital fundraiser.

Uber drivers protest billboard campaign

Company claims to support Black workers while undermining their rights with a state ballot initiative.

Screen Grabs: Meet in the middle

This week's must-stream films bring visions of faraway lands and all-too-close looks at our own.

Screen Grabs: Heavy themes for heavy times

New movies: Social media manipulation, voter suppression, deportation, white nationalism... Oh, and Suzi Quatro!

Raising the wage for tipped workers

'Waging Change' by Berkeley filmmaker Abby Ginzberg tracks the fight for better service industry pay, from 9/11 to #MeToo.

Oakland’s Jun Yu represents in ‘Mulan’

The young actor, playing Cricket in the live-action version of the beloved film, breaks out on the big (and small) screen.

A dramatic new report sheds real light on homeless policies

The Coalition on Homelessness released a dramatic new study today that – unlike most reports on the unhoused – relies on data collected directly from the people on the...

Epic Sacramento showdown over looming eviction tsunami

In an important State Capitol legislative shift, on Thursday Berkeley Assemblymember Nancy Skinner agreed to amend her controversial housing bill, AB1085. She said she will delete the section of that...

Screen Grabs: Fighting disability stereotypes, from Frankenstein to Rain Man

The #MeToo era has brought heightened attention to a lot of mis- and under-representation issues in entertainment media, not all of them related to misogyny or racial discrimination. Close...