Arts & Culture

10:46am

Mon March 18, 2013
Arts & Culture

The Dandelion War

The atmospheric sounds you’re hearing now are by The Dandelion War. The Oakland Tribune compares their music to Sigur Ros and Radiohead “only not as long-winded.” They’re performing at Cafe du Nord in San Francisco on Thursday, March 21 starting around 9pm.

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8:48pm

Sun March 17, 2013
Minds Over Matter March 17, 2013

Minds Over Matter for March 17, 2013

Tonight Dana Rodriguez Leah Garchik and Gerry Nachmann to the Bay Area's favorite quiz show!

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2:14pm

Sat March 16, 2013
Arts & Culture

East Bay Express: A graphic novel for people who don't like graphic novels

Courtesy of EastBayExpress.com

Thien Pham is what you might call a big personality. In a 2011 Expresswrite-up of the artist, Oaklander, and graphic novelist's last book, Level Up, Luke Tsai described him as an "outsized personality: the smack talker, the maker of outrageous statements." Pham's speech is loose, expressive, and uncommonly fast, his words occasionally stumbling over each other as they exit his mouth. Even his drawings, which are rendered in thick lines, graphic shapes, and bright colors, impart a sort of existential bigness.

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11:53am

Sat March 16, 2013
Arts & Culture

Can you guess the Audiograph sound this week? March 17, 2013

Poster designed by Rich Black

This is Audiograph--the Bay Area’s sonic signature. 

Each week, we’ll play you a sound recorded somewhere in the Bay Area. Your job? Listen to the sound (in the player above), figure out where it was recorded, and what exactly it is, then call us to let us know.

If you think you can identify this Audiograph sound of the week, call 415-264-7106. Also, tell us where to record next. We’ll give away a KALW t-shirt every week to one lucky caller. 

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7:14pm

Thu March 14, 2013
Arts & Culture

Summoning ghosts at the Oakland Museum

Hung Liu, 'Going Away, Coming Home'
Photo by Frederic Larson, courtesy Port of Oakland

If you’ve traveled out of Oakland airport, you’ve probably seen a beautiful piece of artwork – graceful, long-legged cranes painted on the windows in Terminal 2. It’s called “Going Away, Coming Home.” It’s a piece about being of and from two places at once, about the in-between existence we inhabit in transit. By looking at it, you’d probably never imagine that the artist once risked her life to make paintings like this.

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