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Tagged with: Oakland

On Supreme Court, liberals have one job to do—and they’re not doing it

Expanding the court is our only hope. Why are so many progressive groups and leaders sitting on their hands?

Pharoah Sanders is gone. Take flight on his astral jazz legacy with this playlist

Featuring essential entry points to his work, from a masterpiece Alice Coltrane collaboration to the epic longform "Black Unity."

At Cal Shakes, a ‘Lear’ set adrift in Black San Francisco

Marcus Gardley's play moves Shakespeare's royal tragedy to the Fillmore in 1969, with much pontificating.

The radical drag queen at the heart of nightlife harm reduction

Punk rock party princess Kochina Rude on her mission to educate about safer drug use—and why it's deeply personal

A weaving of worlds: Miguel Arzabe explores ch’ixi

Everyday Bolivian textiles and harvest moon ritual inspire the Oakland artist.

Live Shots: Oakland Pridefest’s Big Freedia, Crystal Waters, and more shimmered onstage and off

Captures from the fest really "harness" The Town's afternoon energy.

Live Shots: Face, flair, and fabulousness at Hella Hyphy Ball

Fierce vogue contestants plus classic Oakland hip-hop sounds lit up Lake Merritt—with some surprise special guests.

Under the Stars: On new album, Larry June speaks to what the Bay does best

Plus: Oakland's Dandy Boy Records leads a shoegaze and lo-fi renaissance and a sophmore effort from Big Joanie comes home.

How a feminist faced the world 100 years ago

New biography of groundbreaking California journalist Elsie Robinson's life is a remarkable investigative achievement

Under the Stars: A legendary organist returns, the influence of Angela Davis, more

Thao pays for free at Jerry Garcia Amphitheater, a reminder of Anteloper's brilliance—music news you've got to hear.