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Nosh Box: On a Roll in May

We begin May’s celebrations with May Day, a holiday with an international following, but not much domestically. So don’t be looking for a May Day song, dance, libation, food—or a day off work. Moving on, usually in the same week, up pops Cinco de Mayo festivities. In Mexico this holiday is primarily historical, celebrating the military victory over the powerful army of the French. In the United States, we use the date to celebrate all of Mexican culture. According to National Public Radio’s Dan Pashman, “Cinco de Mayo, which has followed a similar path as St. Patrick's Day: Started by activists to celebrate Mexican culture; embraced by people just looking for a good time.”
May 01, 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

Bay Area Book Festival Is in April This Year

More than 200 authors come to Berkeley for the Bay Area Book Fest. This year, the theme targets restorative literature and includes more involvement from UC Berkeley.
April 24, 2018

Nudism Is Alive and Well in Castro Valley

Modern-day nudist Lance Borde explains how things go at the Sequoians.
April 23, 2018

See Photos of the Boreal Landscape by Amanda Marchand

The images the San Francisco-educated photographer and writer took while in residency in Finland are on display at Traywick Gallery.
April 19, 2018

Dr. Seuss Gets Sinister

His Technicolor fantasy tale features the tyrannical Dr. Terwilliker.
April 17, 2018

Anna Yen’s Debut Novel Reads Like Her Own Life

The plot and characters resemble a barely altered page ripped from Yen’s real life.
April 12, 2018

Margaret Lee Photographs the Ordinary in Alameda

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

Cops, Blues, and Family Dynamics

Two novels and a blues CD release capture bits and pieces of the East Bay landscape.
April 05, 2018

Oakland Museum Exhibition Focuses on Hip-Hop Culture

RESPECT: Hip-Hop Style & Wisdom opens in March, casting a broad look at 50 years of hip-hop.
March 20, 2018