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When the Surrealist Met the Magical Realist

Arts draws an oil-painting couple, Bill Weber and Arianna Siegel, together.
March 1, 2015

The Most Exciting Block in Oakland

A group of artists with a vision and a sense of community turn a strip of blight into a river of creativity.
February 26, 2015

Lobbing Jokes Across the Barroom

The East Bay may not be the comedy mecca that New York or Los Angeles is, but the stand-up scene has surged, with downtown Oakland the epicenter of worthy paid and free comic showcase venues.
February 12, 2015

Oakland FamilySearch Library Helps Would-be Genealogists Trace Their Roots

Oakland’s FamilySearch Library at the Mormon Temple helps people find their people in a state-of-the-art setting.
January 31, 2015

Hella Enters the Vernacular

Joining Silly String and "the wave" on a long list of cultural phenomena with strong East Bay links, the word "hella" has hit the mainstream big time.
January 20, 2015

Shebooks Publishes Books by Women for Women

Shebooks, a new digital publisher, hopes to give women readers what they want, the way they want it: short e-books, all by women, which can be downloaded and read in an hour or two.
January 18, 2015

Lobbing Jokes Across the Barroom

The East Bay may not be the comedy mecca that New York or Los Angeles is, but the stand-up scene has surged, with downtown Oakland the epicenter of worthy paid and free comic showcase venues.
January 15, 2015

Estuary Art Attack Shows off Alameda Art

If the crowds at the “amazing carnival” that is Oakland’s Art Murmur are too daunting, there is an alternative: The Second Friday art walk, also known as Estuary Art Attack, comprises more than a dozen venues dotting a mile-long route along Alameda’s Park Street and into Oakland’s Jingletown.
January 15, 2015

Oakland FamilySearch Library Helps Would-be Genealogists Trace Their Roots

Oakland’s FamilySearch Library at the Mormon Temple helps people find their people in a state-of-the-art setting.
January 15, 2015

Shebooks Publishes Books by Women for Women

Shebooks, a new digital publisher, hopes to give women readers what they want, the way they want it: short e-books, all by women, which can be downloaded and read in an hour or two.
January 6, 2015