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State of the Arts

Acclaimed artists, composers, and filmmakers create a robust roster for the East Bay arts season opening this fall.
August 31, 2017

Finding Courage Through a Kyoto Apprenticeship

A local gardener charts her journey through Japanese gardening traditions.
August 09, 2017

Jazz Duets, Trail Running, and a Famous Thespian

Music, a manual, and a biography are up this month.
July 20, 2017

Shades of Gray

Marissa Moss shares the journey through ALS.
July 13, 2017

Do Good Anyway and Always

Annie Lammott acknowledges truth about life and ourselves that isn’t easy to swallow.
July 07, 2017

Django, Kamau, and the Cornish Capital

Music and memoirs round out the new releases.
June 08, 2017

When Option A Is Unavailable

"Option B" by Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant is not a fairy tale or filled with false hope and shining horizons.
June 01, 2017

Forgotten Pasts and Baseball Lore

Favorite summer pastimes—exploring the Bay Area outdoors or experiencing ecstasy and exasperation at Oakland A’s baseball games—are enriched by two new books from local authors.
May 15, 2017

Bits of Noir and the ABCs

Sinister sounds, crime yarns, and uplifting imagery define this month’s picks.
May 12, 2017

Contemplating Attachment and Separation

Shanthi Sekaran’s “Lucky Boy” tackles complex issues.
May 05, 2017