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Chinaka Hodge Filters Life Through Hip-Hop

"Dated Emcees," the Oakland poet and playwright’s new book, expresses her views with a hip-hop perspective on societal phenomenon from rape and race to death and truth.
September 12, 2016

The Fall Arts Guide

The season promises lively choices for art, books, dance, film, music, and theater events.
September 07, 2016

Book Excerpt: American Exceptionalism at Its Worst

The horrors of American torture at Abu Ghraib are revealed.
August 10, 2016

Reconnecting with Griffin and Sabine

The "Griffin & Sabine" collection deserves to be on any art- or story-lovers bookshelf.
August 08, 2016

Read Between the Lines in Joyce Maynard’s New Novel

“Under the Influence” is the latest from the Oakland-based writer.
August 03, 2016

Hip-Hop Poetry, AIDS Education, and Alameda County Fires

A crop of new books explores emotions, an epidemic, and courage.
July 21, 2016

Peggy Orenstein Writes to Empower Girls

The best-selling Berkeley author interviews more than 70 young women, ages 15 to 20, about virginity, oral sex, hooking up, online and traditional porn, sexual assault, LGBT children and acceptance, sex education in schools, and more in her new book Girls & Sex: Navigating the Complicated New Landscape.
July 20, 2016

Welcome to Night Vale, Fox Theater, Podcast

The popular podcast Welcome to Night Vale comes to the Fox as a live stage show.
July 05, 2016

Maisie Dobbs Goes to Munich

Journey to Munich, the 12th installment in Bay Area author Jacqueline Winspear’s best-selling Maisie Dobbs series, proves Winspear particularly adroit on the high wire.
June 27, 2016

Urban Wonders, Herbal Teas, and Birds

A writer explores urban nature, an herbalist shares tea remedies, and a guide highlights Golden Gate Park birds.
June 17, 2016