Oakland

Life

Making an Appearance at a Conference for Ugly People

At the first annual Ugly Conference, attendees aren't trying to "reclaim" anything. They're just trying to be seen as they are.
Rebecca Brill
4.17.19
Scenes

Silicon Valley's Latest Bizarre Craze Is 'Organised Intimacy'

Eye contact parties, cuddle puddles, "conscious dance". The Bay Area has changed in a lot of ways, but still knows how to get kinky.
Andrew Chamings
3.10.19
Homelessness

The Story Behind a Viral Video of Anti-Homeless Vigilantism

"Jogger Joe" isn't the only one mistreating homeless people in the Bay Area.
Rick Paulas
7.3.18
music video premiere

Jackson Politick Knows the Sorrows of 2017 City Life

Watch a new video from the alter ego of Oakland punker Andy Human.
Tim Scott
12.13.17
Premieres

The World's Funk Punk is Inspired By Big Youth and Spider Eating Pigs

Listen to a track from the Oakland band's debut album.
Tim Scott
9.30.17
New music

The World Up the Punk Funk With a Two Sax Attack

Listen to a taut, post-punk track from the Oakland five-piece's upcoming debut album.
Tim Scott
9.21.17
Graffiti

Dismantling the Street Art Boys Club at an All-Girls Graffiti Camp

Oakland artist Girl Mobb got sick of graffiti being a boys club. So she decided to do something about it.
Sarah Burke
8.15.17
exhibitions

Artist Puts 'All of the Things' on Display in Group Show by One Person

Leighton Kelly brings it all out of his studio for this chaotic solo show.
Andrew Nunes
7.27.17
museums

The Museum of Capitalism Exposes the Cost of Our Collective Greed

Turns out we take a lot of terrible things for granted.
Nastia Voynovskaya
7.16.17
Music Video Premieres

Video Premiere: Michael Beach's "I Never Had Enough Time With You"

Watch how cardboard and a pair of scissors help communicate a beautiful song of friendship and loss.
Noisey Staff
7.13.17
activism

Inside Anti Lab, Oakland’s Resource Center for Young Creative Resistance

The interactive pop-up offers radical texts, political art-making supplies, and workshops for surviving Trump’s America.
Nastia Voynovskaya
5.2.17
thump news

Oakland Police Issued Directive to Report Any Illegal Parties or Events

The order comes after reports that Oakland police visited the Ghost Ship space multiple times before the December 2 fire.
Britt Julious
2.28.17
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