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Cover | Andy Warhol

Mother and Child (1986). This image by Andy Warhol is part of his Cowboys and Indians series from the 1980s that incorporated portraits that stereotyped iconic Americans (Annie Oakley, John Wayne) and Native Americans (Geronimo, Standing Bull) outside their historical contexts. See it at Masterworks Fine Art, a small gallery in the Oakland hills established in 1973. Masterworks is known for specializing in 16th- to 20th-century masters and has built a collection on a wide range in the artists' oeuvre, emphasizing not only rarity, demand, and salability, but also potential appreciation, historical context, and personal insight. Contact the gallery at or at 510-777-9970; gallery visits are by appointment only.

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COMING SOON: The Monthly embraces green thumb success and outdoor living with a home and garden issue. Reese Erlich explores who's right and wrong in the media culture wars, Repast goes fine-casual with a trip to Tender Greens, and Paul Kilduff chats up sports radio host Damon Bruce.

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April 2017 Issue:
Table of Contents

FEATURE | Stopping the Tar-Sands Invasion
East Bay groups are attempting to prevent the region from playing a major role in a climate disaster.
By Will Parrish.

|  Binge-Watching TV Shows
Technology allows audiences to watch programs on the screens of their choice.
By Reese Erlichs.

|  Head for the Hills
Daughter Thai Kitchen does Thai cuisine exceptionally in Montclair.
By Ethan Fletcher.

The Kilduff File |  Lance Akiyama
He's the MacGyver of duct tape, using it to create amazing stuff. 
By Paul Kilduff

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Editor’s Note:
a look at this month’s issue and commentary on life in the East Bay

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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