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Culture, The Exhibitionist "Chasing Mehserle" Maps Oakland After Oscar Grant's Death

"Chasing Mehserle" Maps Oakland After Oscar Grant's Death

Almost since she finished her first play, "Mirrors in Every Corner," about a black family in Oakland that has a white daughter, Chinaka Hodge, has been thinking about her next one -- and now it's here. In "Chasing Mehserle,"…
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Calendar, Night&Day Here's What Happened, Kid

Here's What Happened, Kid

“I show the best show, and tell the best tell,” says Jason Magabo Perez, channeling a disturbed third-grader. In a passionate stage whisper, he adds “Ever.” It's a giggly moment as well as a description of the multitalented playwright himself;…
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Calendar, Night&Day Always on a Sunday

Always on a Sunday

"The Future Project: Sunday Will Come" is a collaboration among many people, mainly actor-writer Sean San Jose and dancer Erika Chong Shuch. The performance involves semi-experimental danced and spoken meditations on the future, which reminds us of some Neko Case…
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Calendar, Night&Day Can We All Just Be Grey?

Can We All Just Be Grey?

Adam Mansbach's novel Angry Black White Boy must have pissed off a lot of people at first. It features a protagonist who pretty much only hates other white people more than he hates himself for being white instead of black.…
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Calendar, Night&Day Grey Areas

Grey Areas

Adam Mansbach's novel Angry Black White Boy must have pissed off a lot of people at first. It features a protagonist who not only hates himself for being white instead of black, but who also hates other white people even…
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Culture, Stage Songs to Die By

Songs to Die By

You may have heard that Sean San José's new solo show, I Feel Love, is about his parents, who died of AIDS. That's not true. The show is about almost everything else. The main character -- a fictional San José,…
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Culture, Stage Selling  Their Souls

Selling Their Souls

The title of Greg Sarris' new play is an epithet, something like "house Negro." Mission Indians traded their freedom in the California deserts, beaches, and forests to lead settled lives of slavery under the Spanish monks. Their descendants sharecropped on…
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