Oakland

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
cities

Inside a Homeless Encampment on the Brink of Eviction

Barring another reprieve in court, the Bay Area's relatively uncontroversial Here/There community could be vacant in a matter of days.
Rick Paulas
10.31.17
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
8.14.17
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
7.26.17
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
Features

This Film Examines How Ghost Ship Inspired a Crackdown on DIY Venues

Bay Area institution Burnt Ramen is one of many live/work spaces struggling to stay open.
Michelle Lhooq
6.6.17
thump news

Ghost Ship Lease-Holder Charged with 36 Counts of Involuntary Manslaughter

Alameda County District Attorney alleges that Derick Almena and another tenant “created a firetrap with inadequate means of escape.”
Gabrielle Canon
6.5.17
thump exclusive stream

AH MER AH SU Confronts Grief on the Dancefloor

The Bay Area artist shares a new club edit of her song "Klonopin," which was originally released on the Bay Area artist's recent 'Rebecca' EP.
Alexander Iadarola
5.10.17
thump news

Oakland Firefighters Reportedly Partied at Ghost Ship Space Years Before Fire

The firefighters attended the party two years before the fire last December.
Britt Julious
5.7.17
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
5.1.17
The VICE Guide to Right Now

A Gaggle of 40 to 60 Teens Swarmed a Train in a Mass Robbery

BART officials are trying to identify the kids who stopped commuters in an Oakland subway train before stealing their bags and phones.
Drew Schwartz
4.25.17
thump news

New Lawsuit Filed by Father of Ghost Ship Fire Victim

They are seeking unspecified damages.
Britt Julious
4.1.17
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