Elbert 'Big Man' Howard
Original founding member recounts the Black Panther Party and continues to act for positive social change.
FAIR Education Act
Gov. Jerry Brown's signing of a bill calling for LGBT history to be taught in the classroom meets the usual opposition.
News Blast: The MYC Closes; Santa Rosa Neighbors' Summit
San Rafael teen center to cease most operations; workshop on strong neighborhoods held Aug. 20.
Green Zone: Hope in Handbags
Sebastopol couple Alexander and Kathia Laszlo import recycled-material handbags made by prisoners in Veracruz.
Open Mic: The Wrong Answer
Interview: Calexico at the Mystic Theatre
Joey Burns talks border life, film soundtracks and his music being played in outer space by Gabrielle Giffords' husband.
Preview: David J and Five Beats One at Hopmonk Tavern
How starting a tribute band reenergized a fan's own voice.
Review: 'The Help'
Emma Stone stars in this servicable adaptation of the bestselling novel.
Profile: Catelli's Restaurant in Geyserville
In the family since the 1930s but closed 17 years ago, this Main Street institution has reopened-and is still owned by the Catellis.
Preview: Cochon Heritage Fire
The victory lap for Duskie Estes and John Stewart includes 30 other chefs at inclusive all-animal roast in St. Helena.
Tasting room for Vinify, where wineries within wineries make rather drinkable pours.
Preview: Gallery Route One's Annual Box Show
Everyone gets a box; everyone decorates a box; everyone sells a box in this annual hit show.
Stage Review: 'Kiss Me, Kate' at Sixth Street Playhouse
Sadly, there may be no cast on Earth who can save this very outdated script.
Letters to the Editor
August 10 - 16, 2011