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Seattle Is an Easy Getaway

Emerald City charms with storied attractions like Pike Place Market and the Space Needle but shines with new attractions, including Hotel Alexis and the Nordic Museum.
December 18, 2018

Anne Lamott’s News Book Uplifts With Humor and Optimism

In Almost Everything: Notes on Hope, the author doesn’t sugarcoat reality but does manage to find the silver lining.
December 18, 2018

The Bay Area Music Program Soars at Maya Lin

It’s grown from a tiny choral program to a major musical ensemble and continues to expand.
December 17, 2018

Paint the Town Puts Traffic-Calming Murals Around Oakland

Administrators of the pilot program, organized through the city’s Department of Transportation, had hoped more murals would be painted in economically distressed areas.
December 17, 2018

Explore Two Treasure Island Eating Outposts

MerSea and Aracely inhabit a new frontier well worth exploration.
December 14, 2018

Thursday’s Briefing: Oakland Council Certifies Measure AA Despite Apparent Loss; Raiders to Play Elsewhere in 2019

December 13, 2018

Kings, Revolutionaries, and Immigrants

Media Shelf offers jazz-pop standards and books with empowering messages and personal portraits to lift spirits.
December 13, 2018

Johansson Projects Features Modernism That Pushes the Limit

Two exciting abstract painters—Alexander Kori Girard and Rachel Kaye—bring Loop Melody to the gallery.
December 13, 2018

Ban the Leaf Blowers

Readers want the city council to put a stop to them.
December 12, 2018

Disappointed by Some Advocacy Journalism

Label advocacy journalism as opinion — or eliminate it altogether.
December 12, 2018