This was last Thursday in Downtown, Oakland. That’s me in the center and JR at far right. For reals. If you’ve been following this blog, you might recall last year’s spotlight on JR x David Lynch in Paris or JR … Continue reading
Every day is “Independents Day” here in the Bay Area, but today is “Independence Day.” Get off the Internet, and go light a sparkler or eat a snowcone or something!
One hundred and thirty-six rats have infested an art gallery in Oakland, but there’s no need to call the Orkin® Man. This is the handiwork of local artist Matt Ritchie, aka rat136. You may recall Ritchie’s epic Retrospectacular exhibition and interview from … Continue reading
Local graffiti and ink art legend Mike Giant came to East Oakland for the inaugural show at Paco Excel’s new Manos de Oro gallery. Entitled Metaphorical Suicide (though the writer in me is compelled to point out that a mural … Continue reading
West Oakland’s 16th Street train station was designed by architect Jarvis Hunt, and it opened for business (101 years ago) in 1912. In its early days, the station made Oakland a major transportation hub. In later years, Hollywood actors came … Continue reading