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Cover | David Lance Goines

Year of the Monkey (2016, Solid color blockprint printed by litho and letterpress, edition of 750). David Lance Goines was born in 1945 in Grants Pass, Ore., and has lived and worked in Berkeley as a printer and graphic designer since 1965. He has designed and printed 235 posters for local, national, and international businesses, as well as graphic work for many private clients. He is the author of five books, collaborator on three, and his work has been the subject of six others. A new book, published by Dover, is available in local bookstores: The Poster Art of David Lance Goines, A 40-Year Retrospective, 1968-2009 (Dover, 2010). Goines is also a 21-gallon blood donor. His work may be seen online at

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February 2016 Issue:
Table of Contents

FEATURE |  Dueling Natures
Luis Gutierrez powers past austere beginnings to emerge as a leading Bay Area artist. 
By Lou Fancher.

EDUCATION |  Modern-Day Pilgrims
St. Mary's College students head to Rome to study theology.
By Ginny Prior.

Journalists are back in style in Hollywood—for now.. By Reese Erlich.

|  La Marcha
The spirit of Spain arrives on Berkeley's San Pablo Avenue.
By Ethan Fletcher.

The Kilduff File |  Phil Witte
Piedmont-based cartoonist uses his wit to make readers chuckle. 
By Paul Kilduff

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Letters: reader responses to The Monthly’s stories

Be East Bay: an introduction to interesting people, places and events in your community

Critics Choice: highlights of this month’s happenings in art, theater, film, dance and music

Boutique Bazaar: distinctive small shops in the East Bay

Food for Thought: local caterers and food and wine purveyors

Dining Guide: a selection of East Bay restaurants

Marketplace Home: a catalog of services for your home and garden

Marketplace Services: a catalog of personal and creative services

Kartoon Korner: editorial cartoons to entertain and agitate

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