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Books from the Bay Area

Monday’s Child Is Full of Words

Oakland-based literary journal Monday Night got its start as a way for members of a writing group — that met, of course, on Monday nights — to find a public forum.

The Hunt Is On

People often stop to stare at the American flag displayed in the Nancy Hoffman Gallery in New York City. With its vibrant red, white and blue circles, the flag itself is a showstopper, but it isn’t until onlookers step closer that they discover the stars and stripe were created using 1,443 birth control pills.

One Crazy Book Club

Belonging to a book club is an awesome responsibility: Not only do you have to read a book a month, but you have to ensure you don’t cause heart attacks in your fellow members.

Out on the Town

What's going on in the months of May and June

Oakland Screenwriter

Tyler Perry and Steven Spielberg may soon have competition in the screenwriting and producing arenas if a talented Oakland woman realizes her dream.

Oakland Shakes Up the Disney Channel

From the time she was a little girl, Zendaya Coleman had dreams of stardom. Growing up in the world of theater, Coleman accompanied her mom, Claire Stoermer, to the California Shakespeare Theater in Orinda, where she worked as a house manager.

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New Books from the Bay Area

Social Transformer

The latest passion of Oaklander Marc Bamuthi Joseph — playwright, poet, director, essayist, choreographer, father, educator, actor and social activist — combines art, social and environmental activism.

Praise the Lord!

Spin the new CD by the Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir, Hear My Prayer, and enjoy the richness of 55 local voices raised together in songs of praise and glory.