Arts and Culture

14 Jan 2020

How Drag Pageants Have Changed! The 1990’s to the Digital Now

By Eddie Jen The last time I competed in a drag pageant, it was in the nineteen hundreds. The very late nineteen hundreds. And on my third try, I won the tiara. Afterward, one of the contestants stabbed me in the shoulder. OK, she pricked me. But it was intentional. That’s the

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13 Jan 2020

We Need to Support Female Directors if Hollywood Won’t

by Jonas Barnes It’s awards season! You know what that means, right? It means our television and computer screens will be covered in a bukkake of celebrity news for the foreseeable future up until the big show! It also means that we will be reminded of films in 2019 that

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10 Jan 2020

New Store Opens in Oakland Completely Lambasting Consumerism

A very popular new store opened in Oakland this week, but the goods stocked on the shelves are not quite what you’d expect. Val-U-Mart is a new interactive art installation at Pro Arts Gallery offering a playful exploration of money, values, and consumerism. Seventy-five Bay Area artists came together to make

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09 Jan 2020

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06 Jan 2020

Did You Know the Library Lets You Stream 30,000+ Free Movies?

This is so damn cool. Kanopy is an on-demand video platform that allows users to experience a curated collection of more than 30,000 of the world’s best films. All you need is a library card! I wrote about Kanopy when it first launched in 2016 but my buddy Sayre reminded

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06 Jan 2020

Friends Distribute 50 Care Packages to Homeless People Over the Holidays

Guest post by Moua Lo On December 29th, 2019, Levi Beckett initiated Project You Matter, a GoFundMe project to spread some kindness and holiday cheer in the Bay Area. With $900 raised from family, friends, and donors on GoFundMe, Levi recruited a team of friends to help assemble homemade pot

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03 Jan 2020

This is How Difficult it is to be a Performance Artist in the Bay Area

Guest post by Max Silver Things are not good for artists in the Bay Area. In August, a collaborative space for known as Moxy burned down in Oakland. The tragedy of the Ghost Ship fire continues to have rippling effects on the Bay Area community as a whole. The Mezzanine

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