Shibumi Gallery
August 24, 2023

Shibumi Gallery

Shibumi Gallery founder April Higashi began designing contemporary jewelry through an experiential background steeped in textiles, fashion and fine art. Working in the fashion industry for Nini Bambini and Esprit de Corps taught her the ropes of...
A Call for Authenticity
September 25, 2023

A Call for Authenticity

Late 2000s Clement Street housed Singapore Malaysian Restaurant. If the dry heat led to caving in the East Bay, the mie tek tek at Padi in San Leandro provided comfort. And having overcome heat, terrible parking and...
Oh, the Places They'll Go
August 23, 2023

Oh, the Places They’ll Go

The house on the corner of a quiet street in East Richmond doesn’t shout, “Artists within!” But during the pandemic, there was an event that may have given the game away.  Married artists Daniel “Atta Boy” Seifert and...
April 25, 2023
Shotgun Players
Despite being a small operation, Shotgun carries a sizable reputation; it’s known for edgy, impeccably scripted repertoire, a diverse and dedicated roster of talented Bay Area actors, and theater artists whose keen lighting, sound, set and costume designs turn every production in the intimate theater into a master class in creativity.
Oakland Theater Project
When asked about their first encounter with Oakland Theater Project (OTP), early adopters are likely to recall its former name, Ubuntu Theater Project. They might describe...
Conversations With Strangers
In a previous life (aka, my 30s), I spent a lot of time in bars. Partly, because it was my job—first as bartender, then as nightlife...
September 26, 2023
Wheels of Wisdom
Whether aware of it or not, everyone has mentors. Most have mentors in the workplace, school or generally in life. Oprah Winfrey had heart-to-heart talks with...