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Taste of the Town

Comal Puts an Upscale, Market-Driven Spin on Mexican Cuisine
August 31, 2012

Media Shelf

Books from the Bay Area
August 31, 2012

Altered States?

If you’re a person of a certain age, you probably remember the 1980 movie Altered States, in which a young William Hurt takes hallucinogenic drugs, floats in a “sensory deprivation tank” and finds himself devolving along the evolutionary chain into a proto-human monkey.
August 31, 2012

Monday’s Child Is Full of Words

Oakland-based literary journal Monday Night got its start as a way for members of a writing group — that met, of course, on Monday nights — to find a public forum.
August 31, 2012

Pop-up Fashion

What do you get when a traveling sales wagon idea is combined with vintage clothes, food, wine, music and a lot of women with an eye for fashion?
August 31, 2012

What's Old Is New Again

The modern-day kitchen is the heart of the home. It’s the room where meals and memories are made; where parties begin and end. It’s one of, if not the, most important rooms of the house.
August 31, 2012

The Drinkingest Corner

This walk features four of Oakland’s oldest places of worship, a hidden creek, a necropolis, a rose garden and two awe-inspiring jazz-age theaters.
August 31, 2012

Breaking Their Silence

One of the most haunting chapters in Alameda’s history is the rousting of Japanese-Americans in World War II.
August 31, 2012

The Drinkingest Corner

This walk features four of Oakland’s oldest places of worship, a hidden creek, a necropolis, a rose garden and two awe-inspiring jazz-age theaters.
August 31, 2012

The Hunt Is On

People often stop to stare at the American flag displayed in the Nancy Hoffman Gallery in New York City. With its vibrant red, white and blue circles, the flag itself is a showstopper, but it isn’t until onlookers step closer that they discover the stars and stripe were created using 1,443 birth control pills.
August 31, 2012