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Freight and Salvage Dwells in Affectionate Memory of Woody Guthrie

Woody Guthrie, the great American folk-singer who traveled across the United States singing passionate ballads and hitch-hiking rides along the way, played another concert in spirit last Thursday. Memories of the American icon lay in the heart-felt and earnest production of “Woody Guthrie’s American Song,” playing through July 22nd at Read More…

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‘The Purge: Anarchy’ butchers predecessor

“The Purge” was one of the biggest letdowns of summer 2013. The blockbuster flop boasts an amazing concept that failed to be executed to its prolific potential. Juggling modern-day quagmires of political and economic injustice, director James DeMonaco takes another stab at his dystopian future and readdresses the hypothetical solution Read More…

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Disney on fire with ‘Planes: Fire and Rescue’

Whoever has been a child in recent history must recognize how important animated films are during childhood. They helps children grow, guide their character as provide epic and everlasting references to be refreshed every once in a while — when you sit on a sofa with your oldest friends and Read More…

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Mimes’ voices ripple loudly in new musical

“There’s no such thing as not political” is the rather loud mantra of the new show “Ripple Effect,” which played last weekend at Berkeley’s Cedar Rose Park. “Ripple Effect” is a production of the San Francisco Mime Troupe (mime, according to their website, in the sense that they “mimic” contemporary Read More…

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Laser-etching reigns at Loakal’s ‘The Lone Stranger’

Tucked away on Second Street in Oakland, near Jack London Square, is Loakal Art Gallery and Boutique, founded as a collaboration between the clothing brand fiftyseven-thirtythree and the East Bay Express. The creative space is split into two sections, with one side of the space home to a new art exhibition Read More…

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LGBT, feminist perspectives on video games at GaymerX conference

Everybody games There are a lot of preconceived stereotypes about gamer culture. Gamers are either geeky, anti-social, skinny teenage boys, or beefed-up, unnecessarily aggressive frat brothers. That’s not actually true. The actual gaming community is more like a diverse landscape of intersectional subcultures. GaymerX, a queer gaming conference that was held Read More…