Bay Area legend Too Short weighs in on renaming streets

Spend enough time in Oakland and you’ll eventually be bound to hear the thumping bass line and scathing flow of Too Short’s “Blow the Whistle.” Whether it’s on the dance floor, blasting off the classic Impala cruising down Grand Avenue, or mingling with the sounds of picnics and barbecues during sunny days on Lake Merritt, … Read more

Best Movies & TV (December 9-11)

Pinocchio by Guillermo del Toro And the white lotus. Photo illustration: an eagle. Images: Netflix. HBO If I knew how to spell Drama “wooooFrom white lotusI was going to lead that, but instead you gotta bear this trend I wanted to include in honor of the end of the season: We arrivedTanya McQuaid and her … Read more

Jumpstart 2022 MTG Anime Art Price Jump Big By 1900%!

Jumpstart 2022 dominated the secondary market. One of Booster Fun’s initiatives at Jumpstart 2022 was to include one animation card per pack. Recent community conversations indicate that the MTG world has moved on to these new Booster Fun Cards with open arms. The secondary market supports this view because art cards go for more than … Read more

Brad Pitt sells his company to the French TV giant – The Hollywood Reporter

The global economy may be on the brink of chaos, but the entertainment-celebrity industrial complex shows no sign of slowing. Big stars, who have already amassed fame and fortune in front of the camera, are increasingly securing generational wealth for their work behind the camera. The latest move comes courtesy of Plan B Entertainment, the … Read more

Marian Wiggins suffered a stroke that almost stopped her book. Her daughter helped her finish it

Writer Marian Wiggins (left) and her daughter, photographer Lara Burzak. Photo: Darvisa Perry Characteristics of Thirst by Marian Wiggins is, first and foremost, a great American novel. But it’s also so many other things—a love story, a war story, a paean to the West that isn’t shy about its violent history, particularly with regard to … Read more