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2. Indian Farmers (Plus Oxen) Just Won the 'Kiki Challenge'
One of the farmers says that Drake’s “In My Feelings" was the first English song he’d ever heard, and that he fell in love with the lyrics.
3. How Aretha Franklin Supported Angela Davis and the Black Panthers
The queen of soul connected with the Black Power movement in the Bay Area.
6. Jackson, Monáe Connect Past and Present of Feminist Pop at Outside Lands' Close
Jackson's headlining set on Sunday was a powerful, timely statement that vindicated her legacy and reignited her relevance in the current political moment.
8. With Luxury Development on All Sides, Oakland Artists Buy the Right to Stay Put
How tenants of the Oakland live-work complex Shadetree purchased their waterfront property and averted displacement.
9. Forget #RepSweats: Let 'Crazy Rich Asians' Be the Frothy Rom-Com It Is
NPR's Kat Chow writes about the burdens imposed on representations of Asians and Asian-Americans in pop culture—including this particular rom-com.
10. SFMOMA Union Talks Drag Over Cost-of-Living Raise Proposal
Union employees have asked for a flat annual raise of approximately $1.50.
12. Nick Cannon is Making a Show About the 'Yay Area' with E-40 and Too Short's Help
Cannon says the show will be inspired by the Black Panthers, Silicon Valley, biker gangs and the drug trade.
13. Desi Comedy Fest Showcases Expanding Universe of South Asian American Humor
The Desi Comedy Fest, running August 9-19, 2018 in venues throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, showcases South Asian comedians.
14. The Multivrs is Illuminated Festival Spotlights Black and Brown Punks
The festival, taking place Aug. 9–12 in San Francisco and Oakland, continues a long yet overlooked history of black and brown artists in the punk scene.
15. Every Animated Gif of Aretha Franklin You'll Ever Need
When words fail, animated gifs get the job done.