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Book: There There

Tommy Orange’s There There is the story of twelve unforgettable characters, Urban Indians living in Oakland, California, who converge and collide on one fateful day. As we learn the reasons that each person is attending the Big Oakland Powwow—some generous, some fearful, some joyful, some violent—momentum builds toward a shocking yet inevitable conclusion that changes everything. [more inside]
posted by tofu_crouton on Jan 2, 2019 - 6 comments

Movie: Blindspotting

Lifelong friends Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal co-wrote and star in this timely and wildly entertaining story about the intersection of race and class, set against the backdrop of a rapidly gentrifying Oakland. [more inside]
posted by Mavri on Jul 26, 2018 - 8 comments

Movie: Sorry to Bother You

In an alternate present-day version of Oakland, telemarketer Cassius Green discovers a magical key to professional success, propelling him into a macabre universe. [more inside]
posted by migurski on Jul 8, 2018 - 76 comments

The NBA on TNT: NBA Playoffs: OKC vs GSW  Season 27, Ep 4

The Western Conference Finals kicked off in Oakland last night (5/16/16). The underdog Oklahoma City Thunder took on the rolling, unstoppable, half-court draining Golden State Warriors on their way to an inevitab--WAIT WHAT? WHY DID I PASS OUT ON THE COUCH AT HALFTIME....Game 2 is on Wednesday 5/18 at 9pm. [more inside]
posted by Potomac Avenue on May 17, 2016 - 21 comments

The NBA on TNT: NBA Playoffs: POR vs GSW  Season 27, Ep 2

The Golden State Warriors are leading the Portland Trailblazers 3-1. Tonight (5/11/16) could be the final game. It looked like it be a competitive series. Lillard was cooking. The Warriors defense was sputtering. But now, Daddy's Home.
posted by Potomac Avenue on May 11, 2016 - 15 comments

Podcast: Criminal: Episode 15: He's Neutral

Dan Stevenson has lived in Oakland's Eastlake neighborhood for 40 years. He says crime has been an issue for as long as he can remember, but he isn't one to call the police on drug dealers or sex workers. He's a pretty "live and let live" kind of guy. Or he was. Before he finally got fed up and took matters into his own hands.To learn more about Criminal, visit thisiscriminal.comCriminal is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. [more inside]
posted by bq on Jan 30, 2015 - 4 comments

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