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Optimists with Guns

San Leandro sports one of the last venues for target practice.
March 28, 2017

Billboards That Inspire

Photographer Brittani Sensabaugh didn’t like billboards with negative messages in her East Oakland neighborhood. So she created her own.
March 22, 2017

Be a Human Billboard

Social activist Ruth Smiler is on a mission to support racial justice.
March 16, 2017

Drew Ackerman Will Bore You to Sleep, And His Fans Love Him for It

Ackerman couldn’t sleep as a kid, so now he tells rambling, sleep-inducing stories on his wildly successful podcast.
March 9, 2017

Back to East 14th Street

There’s a viral movement to change the name of International Boulevard back to East 14th Street—the name it had for nearly 100 years.
March 6, 2017

Hot Rod Heroine

Leigha Miller is a teenage drag-racing champ.
February 22, 2017

Essay: Universal Love and Sowing Seeds

A trip to Club Mud in Nigeria leads to Rita, Unekwu, and a lot of rain.
February 15, 2017

Essay: The Beds We Make

Sometimes there is no doing something over.
February 1, 2017

Essay: Present Pioneer

She finds what it takes to start over.
January 31, 2017

Essay: What I Learned

A play date crumbles in a Church’s Chicken parking lot.
January 30, 2017