‘In Between’ builds mystical world in Oakland gallery

The products of tripped out imaginations bounce back and forth on the white walls of Oakland’s Old Crow Tattoo and Gallery. In a show colored by magic and spirituality, “In Between” is Nick Mann, Brett Flanigan, Craig Rodgers and Dan Bortz’s first collaboration in a gallery space. Each occupying his
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Asian Explosion: theater festival showcases Asian American talent

The changing perceptions of Asian American identity are more relevant than ever, with the talk of the town dominated by Jeremy Lin’s rise to NBA stardom. And few events are more committed to promoting young Asian Americans in the performing arts than Magic Theatre’s Asian Explosion 2012 this past week
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Handler’s mediocre new novel disappoints

The celebrated children’s author Daniel Handler, who is based in San Francisco, wrote “A Series of Unfortunate Events” under the pseudonym Lemony Snicket. But for his latest book, “Why We Broke Up,” he uses his real name. It’s too bad that Handler’s real name is as much of a disappointment
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TV Land: Butterfill on the ‘Shore’

This week, being the week of Valentine’s Day, has been most taxing. As a hermit and eventual cat lady, I’m too busy watching Jane Austen film adaptations to write. Thus, I will be handing over my duties to world-renowned gentleman Sir Lester Butterfill XXIX for this week for his rumination
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TV Land: The persistence of the peculiar

Come with me now on a journey through space and time. The gang’s all here. My ol’ compadre and resident straw-hat enthusiast Sir Lester Butterfill XXIX is in the house. And today, we’re joined by the best company television can provide. There’s Tony Reason — manta ray and record executive
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