Published a new Android website for Google IO 2016.
Oakland in Popular Memory is a collection of interviews with 12 innovative artists from Oakland, California and beyond who are putting a new “there” in Oakland. The interviews cover topics like race relations in Oakland in the post-Oscar Grant era, … [Read more]
How many Oakland hip-hop artists fill their tracks with Gertrude Stein references and turn nursery rhymes into extended political allegories? How many tackle issues of gentrification in Oakland? Can't think of any? Let me introduce you to Daveed … [Read more]
TheRumpus.net just published the final interview I'm including in my book with Rafael Casal. I spoke with Rafael on February 11, 2012 about his third hip hop album Mean Ones, how the Bay Area is similar to the world of Dr. Seuss, his thoughts on … [Read more]
(Oakland, CA) March 2, 2012: “It’s exciting to see the city come alive” Oakland resident Kait Singley said about Friday night’s Art Murmur. “It’s exciting to see so much creativity coming out of everyone,” she said, pointing out how many parents … [Read more]
Laura Tomlinson drew portraits for my forthcoming book Oakland in Popular Memory: Interviews with 12 cutting-edge artists from Oakland and beyond. She drew the portraits in pencil of Chinaka Hodge, Dahlak Brathwaite, Dave Smallen, George Watsky, … [Read more]
What exactly did renowned U.S. writer and art collector Gertrude Stein mean when she said “there is no there there” about Oakland, California? In honor of Gertrude Stein’s 138th birthday today, I explored the meaning of this oft-quoted … [Read more]