A Living Fence Filled with Oakland Stories

A Living Fence Filled with Oakland Stories

By Rayanne Piana

Most fences are built to separate spaces, but there is one fence in Oakland's Jack London District that's designed to connect community members. A stretch of chain-link along Embarcadero West between Webster and Franklin Streets has been adorned with six-foot-tall photographs as part of The Oakland Fence Project, an initiative aimed at telling Oakland stories.

Ain’t No Grave: What VICE Doesn’t Want You To Know About Appalachia

Ain’t No Grave: What VICE Doesn’t Want You To Know About Appalachia

By Kate Fowler

I've been reticent to post about this collection of essays on Central Appalachia recently published on VICE. It includes some important, hard-hitting and necessary stories on stereotyping, healthcare needs for residents of the region, the decline of a mono economy and the rising prescription pill and suboxone epidemic.

An Incredible Documentary TV Series You May Never Have Watched… If You Live in the DC Area

An Incredible Documentary TV Series You May Never Have Watched… If You Live in the DC Area

By Erica Ginsberg

What if I told you there was a documentary strand which has shown nearly 100 amazing social issue documentaries about the forgotten stories of contemporary American society followed by provocative conversations on the issues spotlighted?