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Calling All Luddites

Tom Luddy is the most important Northern California film figure you’ve never heard of. And that’s just the way he likes it.

Nisei Sisters Are Doing It for Themselves

"Sisters Matsumoto," by Berkeley playwright Philip Kan Gotanda, shows through April 29 at the Lesher Center for the Arts.

Keep the Fires Burning

The Crucible celebrates the fire arts with a blazing soiree. Plus, check out the rest of our arts and culture, music, and events picks for April.

Real Rock Rebels

Tinariwen brings music banned from Mali to the UC Theatre.

Pondering Gentrification

Four Oakland theater companies create a theater piece, “Overnight.”

Microdosing Pays Off

Ayelet Waldman finds head space with a little LSD.

Paper Books Vs. eBooks

Would you trade your paper books for digital versions?

A Sit-Down with Mr. BART

Longtime flack Michael C. Healy talks trains, politics, and bagmen.

Daytripping Through Shorts in Albany

Art Examines U.S.-Iranian Relations

"Iran/USA" runs through May 28 at Saint Mary’s College Museum of Art.