Stories about Oakland

Screen Grabs: News of the world at the Arab Film Fest

Plus: Hola Mexico Film Fest, Berlin & Beyond showcase, Almodóvar's latest, Eddie Murphy's Dolemite, The Dead Center, more

The Onyx spirals upward, beaming ‘Black Girl Magic’

Uplifting group boasts three powerhouse singers, a fresh EP, and a family vibe through laughter and tears.

Celebrating 50 groundbreaking years of Ethnic Studies with ‘Solidarity’

An inspired show at Southern Exposure highlights the lasting influence of San Francisco State's unique program.

Live Shots: Stars and flash at Rolling Loud, day 2

Migos, Tyga, Playboi Carti, Shoreline Mafia, Saweetie, Rex Life Raj, and more on the second day of the huge hip-hop fest.

Live Shots: Style and surprises at Rolling Loud fest, day 1

G-Eazy, Future, Megan Thee Stallion, Kehlani, SOB x RHE, more delighted fans at Oakland Coliseum grounds.

There’s a ‘Mad God’ at the Drunken Film Fest

30 years in the making, visual effects wizard Phil Tippett's short movie finally screens. (Yes there are cocktails.)

Screen Grabs: From ‘The Joker’ to Japan…

Japanese Film Fest, Drunken Film Fest, tributes to Harry Partch and Zheng Junli, hot new Takashi Miike flick, and more in cinemas

An open letter to Marc Benioff about homelessness

You're spending $30 million to study homelessness, when we already have the answers; why aren't you helping us?

A night of great ‘Escape’ with Pop-Up Magazine

With its first explicit theme, the acclaimed 'live magazine' returns for more storytelling, art, and performance.

Screen Grabs: She raised hell!

Molly Ivins, Marlon Riggs, Peter Bogdanovich (live in person), Ms. Purple, Latino Film Fest, British New Wave, and more movies