Local News Matters / Bay City News Foundation

'Neighborhood Stories'
'Neighborhood Stories'

Safe way to see live arts during pandemic

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Remembering Coby Yee
Remembering Coby Yee

Glamorous star of old Chinatown dies

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'Deaf People Rock'
'Deaf People Rock'

Dancer Antoine Hunter speaks his truths

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Art During COVID
Art During COVID

Museum reopens with Frida Kahlo show

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'Social Distancing'
'Social Distancing'

Kev Choice album documents pandemic

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'Harlem of the West'
'Harlem of the West'

Oakland’s once-bustling jazz & blues scene

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Collectors Weekly Highlights

Life After Topps
Life After Topps

On the trail of an '80s baseball wax pack

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The Art of Dignity
The Art of Dignity

Making beauty in WWII internment camps

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Fun Delivered
Fun Delivered

World's foremost experts on pranks tell all

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Masher Menace
Masher Menace

When women first confronted harassers

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U.S. Racism, Inc.
U.S. Racism, Inc.

Jim Crow-era memorabilia matters today

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It Came From the '70s
It Came From the '70s

The story of your grandma's weird couch

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Stories About Women

Lesbian Blues
Lesbian Blues

Singers who flouted 1920s conventions

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Selling Shame
Selling Shame

How vintage ads targeted women

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Sex and Suffering
Sex and Suffering

The tragic life of the Japanese courtesan

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Plantation Bias
Plantation Bias

Why aren’t slave stories told at museums?

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Women Conquered Comics
Women Conquered Comics

Female cartoonists defied the rules

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Black Is Beautiful
Black Is Beautiful

Why black dolls matter

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Celebrity Interviews

Kirk Hammett
Kirk Hammett

Metallica guitarist talks monsters

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Anita Pointer
Anita Pointer

Pointer Sister's collection on civil rights

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Dita Von Teese
Dita Von Teese

Burlesque star on va-va-voom vintage

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Joan Jett
Joan Jett

Legend mentors up-and-coming grrl bands

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Keak da Sneak
Keak da Sneak

Hip-hop star explains hyphy

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Lynda Barry
Lynda Barry

Cartoonist supports phone-book doodling

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 Past Arts & Entertainment Highlights

Mistah F.A.B.
Mistah F.A.B.

Datebook cover story on hyphy legend

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Krip Hop Nation
Krip Hop Nation

Poet Leroy Moore on his movement

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Rupa & The April Fishes
Rupa & The April Fishes

How 9/11 changed their sound

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Sins Invalid
Sins Invalid

Disabled artists on love & alienation

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Visceral Poetry
Visceral Poetry

Justin Chin confronts life's hardships

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White Guys' Blues Fixation
White Guys' Blues Fixation

The 78 collectors redefining pre-war music

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Clubland Column Highlights

Turf Dancing
Turf Dancing

Oakland teens compete in dance battles

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Edwardian Ball
Edwardian Ball

SF's second Halloween—in its early days

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B.A.D. Girls
B.A.D. Girls

The league's first roller-derby bout

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An All Grrrl MC Battle
An All Grrrl MC Battle

The competition heats up in Oakland

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Captured! By Robots
Captured! By Robots

Robot band teaches punks fitness

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Non-Stop Bhangra
Non-Stop Bhangra

Dancing all night to Indian beats

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Lifestyles

Burning to Play
Burning to Play

Dance game spinoff at Fire Arts Festival

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Singles Christmas
Singles Christmas

Holiday orphans create new traditions

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Oakland's Purple House
Oakland's Purple House

A place for art punks to call home

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The Brides of March
The Brides of March

Flash mob skewers wedding culture

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Hula Hoop Comeback
Hula Hoop Comeback

Adults take up hooping for exercise

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Dance of the Undead
Dance of the Undead

Bal des Vampires welcomes all

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Inspiring Individuals

Teen Led Katrina Rescue
Teen Led Katrina Rescue

How Courtney Miles landed in Oakland

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Battling for Body Image
Battling for Body Image

Jen Berger's About-Face fights bad ads

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Ecological Fashionistas
Ecological Fashionistas

Drakeford sisters preach conscious style

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Yahoo! News Year in Review

Femme Fatale
Femme Fatale

A year in lady spies

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Solar Storms Forecast
Solar Storms Forecast

Intense year in space weather predicted

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Bullying's New Turf
Bullying's New Turf

Technology gives bullies new power

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Haiti Earthquake
Haiti Earthquake

Tremors devastated impoverished country

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Pakistan Floods
Pakistan Floods

The country's worst storms in 100 years

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Guatemala Sinkhole
Guatemala Sinkhole

What could be more surreal?

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