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Separated From the World by Choice

Hidden in the East Bay hills, the Carmelite nuns of Kensington live at the most secluded monastery in the United States.
April 27, 2018

Johanna Poethig Uses Her Art for Sociopolitical Inquiry

The work of the East Bay multimedia artist pops up in public and private spaces and the most unusual places, like San Francisco taxicabs.
April 26, 2018

Wayne Marzolf Builds Houses, Not Walls

From his point of view, he’s just an ordinary guy, though his extraordinary volunteering skills and service say otherwise.
April 23, 2018

A New Nonprofit Matches Homeless College Students With Hosts

Homeless to Homecoming is run by a middle school teacher who said her life changed when she hosted a homeless student in her home.
April 18, 2018

Mama’s Royal Café Stays True to Its Roots Under New Owners

It’s still a funky Oakland institution.
April 13, 2018

Sound Designer James LeBrecht Works Auditory Wonders

The founder of Berkeley Sound Artists takes the power of sound seriously.
April 12, 2018

Healing Herbs Are the Root of Angelica & Peony Beauty Products

beauty products invite thoughtful usage.
April 11, 2018

Margaret Lee Photographs the Ordinary in Alameda

Her images are of unremarkable but enduring scenes.
April 11, 2018

On the Road With Shannon and The Clams

Oakland’s punk-indie quartet finds fans on tour opening for Dan Auerbach and his Easy Eye Sound Review.
April 09, 2018

Preservation Drives Susan Oxtoby

The senior film curator at BAMPFA credits Ingmar Bergman with her interest in filmmaking, so the yearlong Bergman retrospective makes total sense.
April 03, 2018