With his new album, Bay Area boss J.Stalin shines a light on Bay Area rap — and his own 12-year career
The 94-year-old painter comes to terms with her surreality in a new retrospective
Michael McClure reflects on his "beast language" classic
After surgery, Saafir, the Saucee Nomad is left wondering whether he'll ever walk again
E-40 and Too Short's historic collaboration caps another strange year for Bay Area rap
After a stretch in Pelican Bay, G-Stack protégé Deev Da Greed returns to put the real back in Bay Area rap
Are hyphy progenitors Clyde Carson and the Team bigger than ever?
Musical mentors to J-Stalin and other post-hyphy Oakland acts, the Mekanix lure E-40 into The Chop Shop.
Seven years after his landmark Ghetto Retro, the Bay's hip-hop soul phenom returns with a new EP
Navigating an art movement — and a local gallery's history — in "Surrealism: New Worlds"
"Of course, when I got here, the first place I went to was City Lights."
Pop-up store Scanners celebrates the thrill of used-book salvage
Matthew Zapruder's poems are built to last
Mistah FAB finally gets airplay on KMEL — but will the station play the Bay?
E-A-SKI nets a film festival prize — with a little help from Danny Glover
To trust or not to trust in Thizz City — the dilemma of SF rap
Shock-G revisits Digital Underground and forges ahead with the Shock-G3 Trio
Rapper, spoken word artist, and activist Ise Lyfe adds acting and authorship to his resume
In Dame Hooker's DVD doc Land of the Homicide, commentators become victims of the violence they describe
J Stalin's Prenuptial Agreement soundtracks the first generation born during the crack epidemic