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Oakland's Experimental Music Talent Finds a Home at Ratskin Records

Mike Daddona's DIY label gears up to release projects by Maya Songbird, Tyler Holmes, Slanted Square, V.E.X., and more. Noise...
East Bay Express  |  09-28-2016  |  Ear Bud

Dan Savage: Should You Tell Him or Her That Your Cheating? Or Keep it Secret?

'I'm a guy, 35, and a cheating piece of shit.' I'm a guy, 35, and a cheating piece of shit...
East Bay Express  |  09-28-2016  |  Ear Bud

Donald Buchla, Synthesizer Visionary with a Countercultural Spirit, Dies at 79

The inventor and artist indelibly influenced Bay Area experimental music. Donald Buchla, modular synthesizer visionary who indelibly influenced Bay Area...
East Bay Express  |  09-28-2016  |  Ear Bud

Letters for the Week of September 28, 2016

Readers sound off on the displacement of low-income artists, one of Oakland's late warehouse spaces, and Prop 64. "The Vanishing...
East Bay Express  |  09-28-2016  |  Ear Bud

Will Revenue From Legalizing Marijuana and Passing Proposition 64 Mostly Go To Police?

Legalization Nation answers readers questions. I'm a marijuana lover who is not voting for Proposition 64, because I heard the...
East Bay Express  |  09-28-2016  |  Ear Bud

Welcoming Eatsa's Quinoa-Dispensing Robot Overlords to Berkeley

Automatic for the people! When Eatsa launched last year in San Francisco, the quinoa bowl-dispensing fast-food chain's big claim to...
East Bay Express  |  09-28-2016  |  Ear Bud

Living Room Light Exchange Salon Series: Where Tech and Art Converge

At the monthly discussion, artists gather in Bay Area living rooms to discuss new media. At the latest Living Room...
East Bay Express  |  09-28-2016  |  Ear Bud

Free Will Astrology

Horoscopes for the week of September 29 – October 5. ARIES (March 21-April 19): What's the difference between a love...
East Bay Express  |  09-28-2016  |  Ear Bud

Merciful Eye of the 'Cameraperson'

It belongs to cinematographer Kirsten Johnson. Kirsten Johnson, subject of her own documentary Cameraperson, has been everywhere. Everywhere there's trouble,...
East Bay Express  |  09-28-2016  |  Ear Bud

Comic Strip: I Like Eating

Why there are two awesome hotdog restaurants in the East Bay...
East Bay Express  |  09-28-2016  |  Ear Bud

How to Survive the Slow Season at East Bay Farmers' Markets

There's more to get excited about than just chard and kale. Those who claim the Bay Area is "seasonless" clearly...
East Bay Express  |  09-28-2016  |  Ear Bud

Oakland's Dive Bar Aficionados Adapt to the City's Changing Bar Scene

When your favorite working-class neighborhood watering hole becomes a fancy cocktail lounge. Once upon a time in Downtown Oakland, eager...
East Bay Express  |  09-28-2016  |  Ear Bud

Four East Bay Sodas Perfect for Sipping — or Pairing with Ice Cream for Floats

It's the Express' special soda-tax edition of 'Float Fridays.' One of the emerging trends of our 2016 election coverage is...
East Bay Express  |  09-28-2016  |  Ear Bud

How To Eat Dessert All Day in the East Bay

Treat yourself at any hour. For people with a penchant for sweet things, it can be difficult to find enough...
East Bay Express  |  09-28-2016  |  Ear Bud

East Bay Breakfast Spots that Don't Involve Waiting in Long Lines

You're welcome. Congratulations, you successfully made the most important decision of the day: You made it out of bed. But...
East Bay Express  |  09-28-2016  |  Ear Bud

Savor Filipino Comes to Oakland

A food festival aims to bring another side of Filipino cuisine to the light — for Filipinos and non-Filipinos alike...
East Bay Express  |  09-28-2016  |  Ear Bud

A Glutton's Guide to Hayward

Eating around the world in the East Bay's most underrated food city. Oakland's standing as a world-class food city is...
East Bay Express  |  09-28-2016  |  Ear Bud

Sushi For in the East Bay for Every Price Range

From the best food in a gas station to the finest of fine dining...
East Bay Express  |  09-28-2016  |  Ear Bud

From Cal Shakes, an Updated 'Othello'

New artistic director Eric Ting debuts with some Bard for the twenty-first century, with mixed results. Aiming to provoke response...
East Bay Express  |  09-28-2016  |  Ear Bud

Treasure Island Music Fest Announces New Location, Killer Views of Oakland, East Bay Cityscape

A multibillion-dollar development project on Treasure Island has its annual music festival on the move — to the east side...
East Bay Express  |  09-27-2016  |  Ear Bud

Frankie Cosmos at Starline Social Club

Greta Kline — better known by her stage name Frankie Cosmos — is a musician and singer-songwriter from New York...
East Bay Express  |  09-27-2016  |  Ear Bud

The House on Coco Road at Grand Lake Theater

In 1982, Fannie Haughton, an Oakland mother and activist, visited Grenada alongside Angela Davis to witness the People’s Revolution that...
East Bay Express  |  09-27-2016  |  Ear Bud

Oktoberfest Potluck at Victory Kitchen

For the past year, Victory Kitchen (1046 Murray St., Berkeley) has hosted cooking classes, craft nights, workshops, and community dinners...
East Bay Express  |  09-27-2016  |  Ear Bud

Swagger Like Us Queer Fashion Week After Party at Starline Social Club

Swagger Like Us, a popular queer dance party in the Bay Area, is hosting the official Queer Fashion Week after...
East Bay Express  |  09-27-2016  |  Ear Bud

WATCH: Express Endorsement Interview with State Senate District Nine Candidates Nancy Skinner and Sandré Swanson

You just watched the Clinton-Trump "debate" ... yikes. Also this evening, the Express held an Endorsement Board interview with former state...
East Bay Express  |  09-26-2016  |  92510

Amoeba Records Hits Big With Pot Shop Permit in Berkeley

Last October, we broke the news that cannabis might be helping to save the music industry. Amid the collapse of record...
East Bay Express  |  09-26-2016  |  Legalization Nation

Town Business: Finding a New Police Chief; Bobby Hutton Grove; Saving Oakland's SROs

Finding a New Police Chief: Oakland is searching for a new top cop, and Mayor Libby Schaaf has been holding...
East Bay Express  |  09-26-2016  |  92510

Raiders Win Ugly in Tennessee: Three Bad Habits The Team Must Kick ASAP

The Oakland Raiders snuck away with a sloppy and hideous win on the road this morning versus a turnover-prone Titans...
East Bay Express  |  09-25-2016  |  92510

Soda Industry Spent $67 Million Fighting Sugar Taxes and Health Labels Since 2009

The sugar-sweetened beverage industry's lobbying group, the American Beverage Association, and its two largest members, Coca-Cola, and PepsiCo, spent at...
East Bay Express  |  09-23-2016  |  92510

Low-Level Cops Facing Punishment in East Bay Sex Crimes Scandal

Four months after the East Bay police sex crimes scandal made international headlines, authorities are beginning to hold cops accountable...
East Bay Express  |  09-23-2016  |  92510

City of Berkeley Seeks Dismissal of Wrongful Death Lawsuit in Kayla Moore Case

Members of the Bay Area's queer and trans community gathered Friday morning in solidarity with the family of Kayla Moore,...
East Bay Express  |  09-23-2016  |  92510

This Weekend's Top Five Events

Brangelina broke up. It's true.…...
East Bay Express  |  09-23-2016  |  Ear Bud

Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson Hit in Face with Pie at Event, Assaults Protester in 'Bloody' Scene

Sacramento Mayor, former NBA star, and UC Berkeley standout Kevin Johnson was hit in the face with a pie on...
East Bay Express  |  09-22-2016  |  92510

Marshawn Lynch on Colin Kaepernick: Rather See Him Take a Knee Than 'Get Murdered'

Oakland native Marshawn Lynch dropped some bold wisdom last night on Conan, and it's worth sharing : Conan had asked...
East Bay Express  |  09-21-2016  |  Ear Bud

Viral at Betti Ono Tracks Twenty-Five Years Since Rodney King

The group show collects responses to police violence in various forms. There's a timeline on the wall at Betti Ono...
East Bay Express  |  09-20-2016  |  Ear Bud

Dan Savage: Horny High-School Teacher Needs Help Getting Laid

From how to fuck as a high school teacher to how to turn gay at 64-years-old. I'm a 27-year-old straight...
East Bay Express  |  09-20-2016  |  Ear Bud

Dear Oakland Leaders Who Want to Get Into the Weed Biz: Why Stop at Marijuana?

The City of Oakland wants to get into the marijuana business. A few council members’ big plan is to require...
East Bay Express  |  09-20-2016  |  Ear Bud

This Year's Eat Real Festival Features an Anti-Sausage Party

Female butchers take center stage. When Eat Real Festival hits Jack London Square this weekend, its annual whole-hog butchery demonstration...
East Bay Express  |  09-20-2016  |  Ear Bud

Escape to Yesteryear At Layer Studios

Earlier this summer, multidisciplinary art collective Macro Waves brought us SPF 30, an immersive installation and event inspired by those...
East Bay Express  |  09-20-2016  |  Ear Bud

San Francisco Latino Film Festival

At various venues. Cine+Màs SF is back for its 8th annual San Francisco Latino Film Festival. From September 16 through...
East Bay Express  |  09-20-2016  |  Ear Bud

Tomatotopia

At Lungomare. Everyone loves a good tomato, but how often do you get to taste a brand new tomato varietal...
East Bay Express  |  09-20-2016  |  Ear Bud

Vice Follies

Marijuana, poker, sex toys in Alabama: It's time to get our public policy priorities straight and stop prosecuting victimless crimes.
Nashville Scene  |  Roger Abramson  |  08-03-2005  |  Commentary

The Pen Responds

In the aftermath of the Charlie Hebdo attack, we asked local cartoonists if they'd like to respond by taking their pen to paper.
North Coast Journal  |  Thadeus Greenson  |  01-20-2015  |  Civil Liberties

'Revenge Porn' Larger Problem Than Proposed Laws Can Solve

"If people understood how much damage this can do to someone's life, I think we'd be able to get much stronger protections."
Pittsburgh City Paper  |  Charlie Deitch  |  02-14-2014  |  The War on Women