Tag Archives: Oakland

Revolutionary Love

I was doing my daily reading (see those links on the side of this here blog) and I came across a link to another blog, fem.men.ist.  The writer, Richard, a man who self-identifies as a “dj, producer, writer, activist, feminist, unapologetic straight ally, snuggler, Jamaican New Yorker in Oakland” has just blown open my mind […]

Suede Magazine and its Predecessors

I stumbled upon Suede Magazine at CVS in Amherst, Mass a few years ago.  I remembering bringing it back to my girls and we all clamoured over that magazine.  The love shown was evident in its tattered feathered pages and unraveling binding.  No matter how many times I say it, there are not enough positive images […]

The Black Notebooks

 I just finished reading Toi Derricote‘s literary memoir, The Black Notebooks.  For some reason, I have always had a huge fascination with notebooks.  I have stacks of notebooks at my parents’ house.  Most are empty with nothing written inside for they are still waiting for the perfect something to fill their glorious pages.  I was […]

Magazine Stores

As opposed to bookstores, which are disappearing at an alarming rate (re: cody’s books, telegraph ave), a new magazine store in Oakland opened this past summer, called Issues.  I refrained from reporting on this lovely store, earlier, in order to see if it would last six months.  However, Lo! and Behold Issues Magazine Store is still here! And […]