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11/23/2011

MAGAZINE ZYZZYVA: THE FALL ISSUE It’s almost a whimsical act in this digital age and town for a magazine... More»

11/22/2011

Some unfortunate plot twists are tough to take, including the devoted slave girl who happily sacrifices herself so the hero can find love, but the opera is... More»

11/11/2011

There are certain singers whose voices are so fresh and distinctive that you never forget the first time you hear them. Tune-Yards front woman Merrill... More»

11/1/2011

MAGAZINE REVIEW VOLUME ONE: 25 WAYS TO BE A LOCAL (The Bold Italic) Hovering somewhere between rough-edged... More»

11/1/2011

CD REVIEW LATEEF THE TRUTHSPEAKER: FIREWIRE (Quannum Projects) Many of the Bay Area’s brainiest rap... More»

11/1/2011

Book LOVE AND SHAME AND LOVE (Little, Brown and Company) I have a bias against literary style—language that... More»

11/1/2011

FILM REVIEW AFTER HAPPILY EVER AFTER (Luna Park Productions) Why are half of all Americans who tie the knot... More»

10/21/2011

When Joseph strikes his doomed bargain with the devil in Igor Stravinsky’s wonderfully spare and jazzy The Soldier’s Tale, which opens this... More»

10/21/2011

In 1991, famed photographer of the American West Richard Misrach ventured out into the wreckage of the Oakland and Berkeley hills after they had been... More»

10/21/2011

You can excuse the rabid fans of Pomplamoose for being excited. In the past three years, the only places locals have been able to see the pop band have been... More»

10/21/2011

You can count on the creator of chocolate–olive oil pizza and oatmeal ice milk to dish out unexpected entertainment as well. On Tuesdays and... More»

10/21/2011

It may be a stretch to think of Toni Morrison as picking up where Shakespeare left off, but that’s more or less what she has done in Desdemona, her... More»