Friday, February 26, 2021

Tag: Oakland

New Music: Brijean’s lovely ‘Feelings’ updates mellow disco flair with cool-out confidence

After all we've been through, the perfect record for a cold one in your right hand and a cute one on your left.

Oakland’s Brijean on effervescent new LP ‘Feelings’—and music’s essential conviviality

"It was like sampling ourselves or our group of friends," say duo, whose technique included hours of improvisation.

The bad narrative of ‘bad choices’

It's an easy way to look away and blame homelessness on poor people.

The push for $15 an hour

Local demonstration joins national movement calling on senators to support increase in minimum wage.

Quilting genius Rosie Lee Tompkins stitched abstraction to history

Through Berkeley Art Museum, the Richmond artist's "crazy quilts" dazzle with wild colors and spiritual messages

CA Craft Beer Week comes to a foamy head with tasty local offerings, events

Pour it on for new releases and collabs, a dim sum pair-up, a rap royalty tribute, and even—gasp!—great gluten-free beer

Muralist Nigel Sussman delights East Bay pedestrians with Escher-like worlds

Citing influences like R. Crumb and 'Where's Waldo,' the Berkeley artist draws walkers' eyes into colorful mazes.

SPUR, Yimbys say stealth state laws can force more housing

But what happens if developers don't want to build anything but luxury condos -- and maybe not even those?

Good Taste: Boba on demand, Uncle Tito, and the legendary BAP!

Our local food column has new snacks for you, plus 'Top Chef' star sightings, and the buzz on honey laundering.

What we saw at Sundance 2021, part 2: More Ficks’ Picks at the big fest

Questlove's hypnotic 'Summer of Soul' sings, animated 'Cryptozoo' melts face, and two docs on Bay Area HS seniors bring cultural exposé close to home.