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Mashing Up Verse and Gastronomy

The Food Poet, Oakland resident Annelies Zijderveld, finds her niche in photographic food poems.
November 8, 2016

Dehydration, Sea Foraging, and Guns

Recipes, tricks of the trade, and a heartbreaking story round up the new releases.
November 3, 2016

Dancing on the Day of the Dead

"Luna Mexicana" mixes folkloric and Mexican music with ballet at the Paramount.
October 25, 2016

Head for the Hills

Dave Eggers' newest novel, "Heroes of the Frontier," might make you consider renting an RV.
October 18, 2016

Continuing the Black Panther Party Conversation

Just as comic books saved graphic novelist Alan Clark’s life, "The Black Panther Party for Self Defense" may provide a lifeline to another kid.
October 6, 2016

Story Elements that Echo After You Turn the Final Page

Yaa Gyasi’s latest, "Homegoing," is certain to be on someone’s read-it list. It’s on ours.
September 27, 2016

Chinaka Hodge Filters Life Through Hip-Hop

"Dated Emcees," the Oakland poet and playwright’s new book, expresses her views with a hip-hop perspective on societal phenomenon from rape and race to death and truth.
September 12, 2016

The Fall Arts Guide

The season promises lively choices for art, books, dance, film, music, and theater events.
September 7, 2016

Book Excerpt: American Exceptionalism at Its Worst

The horrors of American torture at Abu Ghraib are revealed.
August 10, 2016

Reconnecting with Griffin and Sabine

The "Griffin & Sabine" collection deserves to be on any art- or story-lovers bookshelf.
August 8, 2016