News and Notes

Message board from the staff of the Oakland Standard.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Sasha Archibald

It's easy to fall in love with a cookbook. The whimsical line drawings; careful instructions on caramelizing sugar or toasting cumin seeds; passionate treatises on the best way to truss a chicken... more

Thursday, May 24, 2012
Sasha Archibald

The Golden Gate Bridge, which celebrates its seventy-fifth anniversary this weekend, was built against great odds. We culled from our collection the relic of a bridge that didn't get built: a four-... more

Monday, May 14, 2012
Claire Ball

The Oakland Standard is presenting at a conference this weekend! Find us at Open Engagement, organized by the good folks at... more

Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Sasha Archibald

A handful of artists are responsible for developing comics into serious literary art, and chief among them is Daniel Clowes.

Eightball, Wilson, and the film Ghost World... more

Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Matthew Harrison Tedford

As the dramatic, made-for-television 2012 Republican presidential primary carries on, California is mostly left on the sideline. The outcome of the national Republican race will likely be determined prior... more

Monday, April 2, 2012
Sasha Archibald

Rappers and aristocrats share an affinity for bling—the more flash on a jewel, the better. Indeed, gemstones are cut so as to appear as brilliant as possible, even when that requires losing a chunk... more