Editors' PicksEditors' Picks

The best of KQED’s arts commentary.

Madonna in black leather and lace

Live Review: Madonna Gives a Master Class in ‘Eras’ in San Francisco

Two collaborators smile at each other in a music studio.

A Bay Area Rapper and Software Engineer Made an AI Album in 24 Hours

A couple is viewed from behind, while sitting on the grass in a park. Both of them have afro hairstyles, one that resembles a heart.

‘Raymond Cooper’s Oakland’ Tells Everyday Stories of a Bygone Era

A woman in a denim jacket waves a Palestinian flag outside a museum building at night

YBCA Gallery Remains Closed; Pro-Palestinian Artists Claim Censorship

Betty Reid Soskin listening to her own music as film director Bryan Gibel watches.

At 102 Years Old, Betty Reid Soskin Revisits Her Music From the Civil Rights Era

How One Outfit Changed The Life of a Former Berkeley High Teacher

Oakland Sports Fans Gear Up for DIY Fans Fest While A’s Strike Out in Las Vegas

a man in jeans hangs a sign reading Ceasefire over two paintings against a white wall

Artists Alter Their Own Work at YBCA in Pro-Palestinian Protest

Who Pays When Oakland Is on Trial?

CLose-up of white five-point flowers with a pink center growing from bulbous green leaves.

What Jade Plants Can Tell Us About East Bay Gentrification