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Mardi Gras Madness

The party is on at Cafe Van Kleef, where every second Saturday, the boys of Blue Bone Express take the stage (and the aisles and the chairs).
January 3, 2013

Take My Word For It!

I have great ideas coming to my mind; they just pop up,” says 8-year-old Megan Lin, who is enrolled in a creative writing program known as Take My Word For It.
January 3, 2013

Ethnic Treat

In 2005 a simple hunk of pickled herring atop a slice of rugged rye bread in an outdoor Copenhagen cafe stole my heart.
January 3, 2013

Magical History Tours

Drinking virgin mai tai’s at a cemetery? One of the docent-led tours that take place at Mountain View Cemetery in Oakland did just that.
January 3, 2013

Hopscotch

Any time a restaurant becomes “my favorite new restaurant,” I begin to worry. In the case of Hopscotch, a classy hole in the wall on the western boundary of Oakland’s meteoric Uptown district, my concerns set in after our first visit; they were in full swing after dinners two and three.
January 3, 2013

Stories of Home

Feeling homesick for her hometown, Mariah K. Young began writing the tales that would become the Houston Award–winning collection Masha’allah and Other Stories.
January 3, 2013

Gallery on a Hill

Nestled in a picturesque campus in the Oakland foothills, the 87-year-old Mills College Art Museum boasts the largest collection of any liberal arts college on the West Coast.
January 3, 2013

Media Shelf

Books from the Bay Area
January 3, 2013

Step Back in Time

It’s hard to imagine that just four blocks west of Broadway, two landscaped city blocks provide an Oakland architectural oasis. For nearly 125 years, Preservation Park has been home to 16 20th-century Victorian residences.
January 3, 2013

Out on the Town

January-February 2013 Calendar
January 3, 2013