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Dining, Bouncer Bouncer Re-Discovers Oaklandia at Room 389

Bouncer Re-Discovers Oaklandia at Room 389

For me, homegrown Oakland businesses have a "Let's put on a show!" energy that is cute mixed with arrrrrghh. "It'll be a performance space! We'll have farm-to-table nibbles! Local artists will show their work! Burlesque! Bike repair workshops! Ladies' sewing…
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Calendar, Night&Day An Evening-Length Extravagance

An Evening-Length Extravagance

Next to living a life of luxury, there’s nothing quite like taking in a show that skewers and celebrates all the opulent superfluities that our world holds dear. Luxury Items is courtesy of Monique Jenkinson, the local performance artist and…
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Film, On <i>Coco Before Chanel</i>: Chanel hagiography is so last season

On Coco Before Chanel: Chanel hagiography is so last season

Anne Fontaine's Coco Before Chanel gives us Belle Époque Coco, opening in 1893 with a grim scene of the 10-year-old waif and her sister unceremoniously dumped at an orphanage, and ending around World War I, a few years before the…
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Dining, Eat Sean O'Brien's Zinnia flowers on Jackson

Sean O'Brien's Zinnia flowers on Jackson

There was general consternation among fans of the popular spot Myth when it was sold and chef Sean O'Brien left the restaurant, which did not survive his departure by many months. O'Brien and his wife, Patricia, have now opened a…
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Calendar, Night&Day When X Met A

When X Met A

The winner of the 1961 Venice Film Festival, Alain Resnais's Last Year at Marienbad returns to us after years of public-domain limbo in a sumptuous new print. Back in the day, literal-minded audiences had great fun pretending to be baffled…
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