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Into the Woods Review

Tami Benedict December 27, 2014

  First, I want to put a full disclaimer that "Into the Woods" is a full-blown musical. A lot of people go into the movie thinking it is just like the rest of Disney's movies, some music but...

Worst White Elephant gifts

Tami Benedict December 24, 2014

We decided to have some fun this holiday season, so across our social media account (Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr) we asked you "What is the worst white elephant gift you have ever received or given?" These...

On fetishes and fantasies—working at Fantasy Makers

Xpress Mag Staff December 23, 2014

Photos and interview by Helen Tinna Fantasy Makers is an East Bay adult playhouse that brings one's fetishes and fantasies to life. Photojournalist Helen Tinna interviews Patience Morgan, a professional...

BREAKING: Sony authorizes Christmas release of The Interview

BREAKING: Sony authorizes Christmas release of The Interview

Olympia Zampathas December 23, 2014

Contributed by: Tami Benedict Sony has just announced that the controversial comedy "The Interview" will premier in specific locations on Christmas Day. "We have never given up on releasing 'The Interview'...

Where to ice skate this holiday season

Tami Benedict December 23, 2014

One of my favorite things to do during the winter is ice skating. Since Northern California doesn't get very cold and we never get snow, I always have to wait until right around the holidays for the...

Inside the East Bay’s Fantasy Makers

Calla Camero December 22, 2014

A few miles outside of Berkeley is a quaint, two-story home with a white picket fence and an American flag on its front porch. A few blocks to the left is an elementary school, and a few blocks...

Multi-faceted Mom

Olympia Zampathas December 22, 2014

Upper division business courses probably do not sound like too much fun to some. They are probably also not classes where you expect to see someone so comfortable and poised as Kang Young “Kay”...

“Paw-sing” to de-stress

Lissette Vargas December 22, 2014

The sidewalks surrounding the corner of 29th and Broadway in Oakland are packed with curious passersby peeping in through large floor-length windows. They peek into a cat’s paradise: scratch pads,...

Practice Makes Perfect

Hillary Smith December 21, 2014

Geoff Luttrell crouches at his workbench, squinting hard at the neck of the soon-to-be guitar he is drilling holes in. Luttrell has owned SF Guitarworks repair shop in the city since 2001....

Gators hockey driven by passion despite struggles

Danielle Parenteau December 20, 2014

The SF State Gators ice hockey team was born out of a passion for the sport. As one of the school's twelve club sports, it was organized last year by students who wanted to play so much they created...

America’s Holiday Shopping List

Nadine Quitania December 20, 2014

It is the most wonderful time of the year—or maybe not. To some, this season may just feel like one huge obligation, but if you are the type who enjoys listing what to get for all your loved...

Art for Profit

Chantel Genest December 19, 2014

http://youtu.be/UEVqRgNUqTg As he works on a large scale, lavish mural project on the blight-ridden streets of West Oakland, artist Joshua Mays is approached by a local business owner. The middle-aged...

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