Rolling Loud 2018: YG

On the Pinclout Stage of the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, the lights went dark and the outro speech to YG’s “Handgun” played over the speaker. “Now you’re ready for the world, yadidamean?” the anonymous man says, as if to initiate the entire audience. “Stay dangerous.”
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The best of the Big Apple

Ah, the bustling isle of Manhattan, the city that doesn’t sleep. New York City is arguably America’s greatest and most iconic city — sorry all of you Bay Area natives, but I’m an East Coast girl through and through. And while the Bay Area is home to one of the
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‘Brooklyn’ wins critical favor through bland nostalgia

Based on Colm Toibin’s acclaimed novel, “Brooklyn” is a period drama that follows the coming-of-age years of Eilis Lacey (Saoirse Ronan), an Irish immigrant in 1950s Brooklyn, New York. Critics have lavished the film with unanimous acclaim for its nostalgic postcard charm, but the critical consensus is utterly baffling, because
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Local Limelight: Wildlife Control

If the Black Keys were raised on the Beach Boys and were actually brothers, they would probably sound like Wildlife Control. Although only one of them resides in San Francisco, the two brothers make some catchy, summer time music, perfect for the heat wave that’s going to hit Berkeley this
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Doors of Perception

Celebrated contemporary cartoonist and UC Berkeley alumnus Adrian Tomine maintains a headstrong approach to the art form.

A timid artist in black-rimmed glasses sits behind a too-high display case in a comic book store. An untouched stack of paperback comics sits shyly next to him as he tries to explain to the shop’s only customer that he’s not printing “floppies” because he wants to be different — he
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