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The 6 Questions: Deborah Ellen

WHO: Deborah Ellen. WHAT: Spirited Paws, a private canine and feline massage practice serving the East Bay, offers Swedish techniques to inspire relaxation, rehabilitation, and range of motion for small animals as a complement to veterinary care.
November 04, 2013

Art Meets Auto Repair

By day, Uptown Body & Fender is an auto body shop; by night—on First Friday nights when galleries open their doors for Oakland’s Art Murmur and on occasional other evenings—it’s an art gallery with a philanthropic twist.
November 04, 2013

Out on the Town

November 2013 Calendar
November 04, 2013

The Video Arcade Comes of Age

Those well-versed in the history of video games fondly remember the heyday of the video arcade in the late ’70s and early ’80s. There, among the mullet-coiffed in a spirit of camaraderie fueled by nacho cheese Doritos and Mountain Dew, records were broken on classic games like Donkey Kong and Pac-Man. All for the price of a fistful of quarters.
November 04, 2013

Media Shelf

Mac and cheese lovers, listen up: This book by two recipe developers can turn your simple pasta-and-cheesy world upside down. Oakland-based Stephanie Stiavetti, the foodstress behind TheCulinaryLife.com, and Sacramento’s Garrett McCord of VanillaGarlic.com dive into the comfort zone of mac and cheese and turn the familiar into the extraordinary.
November 04, 2013

Twin Art Stars Shine on Park Street

Pruning that can seem radical and overzealous often produces renewed healthy growth in plants and trees. Luckily for Alameda, the same can be said for Jacqueline Cooper’s Autobody Fine Art, which closed in early 2011. Now two galleries share the space at 1517 Park Street: Cooper’s reinvigorated Autobody Fine Art, and popUp Gallery, directed by Gabriele Bungardt and Mi’Chelle Fredrick.
November 04, 2013

The Iceman Createth

You have to be gung-ho, in-the-moment creative and a risk-taker to be an ice sculptor. That it is an extreme art form becomes clear chatting with Dana Eng, who has been making his glinting multifaceted ephemeral creations since the 1970s, which is when the third-generation San Franciscan moved to Oakland.
November 04, 2013

Alt Work Option

In the growing industry of alternative work places, a group of dynamic and socially conscious women have founded Impact Hub Oakland, a co-working space for social innovators and entrepreneurs. The space operates weekdays at 1423 Broadway in newly renovated Uptown space as the latest branch of the Global Hub Network, which spans more than 30 cities worldwide.
November 04, 2013

Lit Notes

In late 2007, former Brit and current Oaklander Ramsey Kanaan, teenage punk rocker and lifelong leftist, departed venerable anarchist publisher AK Press and, along with another AK Press alumna, launched a new media venture, PM Press.
November 04, 2013

Public Showcases

If you ask East Oakland artist Cameron Thompson about the key to developing Oakland’s art scene, he will give you a short answer: public walls.
November 04, 2013