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This Exhibition Is an Ode to Black Hair
Erin Feher | August 14, 2018


When researcher April Martin Chartrand was an undergrad at San Francisco State, a professor gave her an unlikely assignment: He wanted her to write about her hair. “I was running around with braids...

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The Perfect South Sonoma Day Trip
Ian White | August 13, 2018

Sonoma is enormous—roughly 1,768 square miles. With that much ground to cover, it would be a fool’s errand to try to see, much less enjoy, all of it in one day. To make it more manageable, we’ve...

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A New Novel Uncovers the Secret Lives of Chinatown
Brandon Yu | August 10, 2018

It’s a brisk morning as Vanessa Hua strolls through Chinatown’s living room. At least that’s what the East Bay writer calls the San Francisco park...

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‘I Came into Fat Pride Through Sex’
Ariel Wodarcyk | August 9, 2018


This is "Think Tank," an occasional series of conversations with Bay Area...

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Oakland’s Shannon and the Clams Pick Three Can’t-Miss Outside Lands Acts
Ian A. Stewart | August 9, 2018


Oakland’s Shannon and the Clams bridge musical styles as varied as punk, soul, and doo-wop. Who better, then, to ask...

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Finally, Outside Lands Books Headliners It’s Never Booked Before: Women
Ian A. Stewart | August 8, 2018

It’s featured Kanye and Kendrick. Sir Paul and Sir Elton. Mumford and all his sons.

What Outside...

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Four Emerging Brands That Are One-Upping Everyday Basics
Erin Feher | August 8, 2018

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Oakland designer Shayla Dopp is the new footwear maven to watch. Her line of candy-colored, low-slung leather heels is manufactured...

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How a Design Couple Turned Their NoPa Victorian into a Live-Work Utopia
Erin Feher | August 7, 2018

Susan and Ben Work were young designers newly dating and living in Brooklyn when they came across a heap of discarded asphalt pavers...

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This Nordic Pastry Is the Breakfast Food You Didn’t Know You Needed
Luke Tsai | August 6, 2018


When chef Nichole Accettola moved to San Francisco after having spent 15 years cooking in Copenhagen, it wasn’t Noma, or any of the other...

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This New Thriller Takes Place Almost Entirely Inside Apps
Ian A. Stewart | August 3, 2018


How’s this for raising the degree of difficulty on your first feature film? Some of the tensest moments of Searching, the new thriller from...

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Oakland City Councilwoman Desley Brooks Is Combative, Scandal-Prone, and…Popular. Can She Win Another Term?
Patrick Hoge | August 2, 2018

Elaine Brown, the 72-year-old former Black Panther leader, lay on the floor,...

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