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A 1960s Lexicon of Words of Liberation and Self Defense

Power to the People

Over the decade of the 60s these groups developed and shared a lexicon of words that expressed their desire for liberation. The black community at-large widely used these liberation words and phrases. Recently I have been recalling those words and phrases noticing that I rarely hear them in today’s struggle. Read More »

Book Review: ‘Telegraph Avenue’ by Michael Chabon

Ulf Andersen Portraits - Michael Chabon

A wonderful celebration of the glorious mess of life and community. Read More »

Book Review: Telegraph Avenue by Michael Chabon

Nat and Archy, owners of Brokeland Records, Oakland, California circa 2004, go up against Gibson Goode, multi-millionaire, who wants to open a megastore. Read More »

Concert Review: Crystal Castles with Rusko, Proxy and Sinden – Fox Theater, Oakland, CA August 6, 2010

Crystal Castles twist yards of microphone cables and leave no cymbal unhurled. Read More »

Concert Review: Girls Swoon for Fab Two at Fox Theater Oakland March 5, 2010

You four guys from Liverpool wait your turn, these ladies are here for the Tegan and Sara show. Read More »

Book Review: Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game by Michael Lewis

The Holy Grail of Baseball Knowledge? Read More »