The Monthly Staff

East Bay Outlook

For 35 years The Monthly has led local coverage of the region’s culture. For our special anniversary issue we turned to the East Bay’s innovators–in food, politics, business, and culture–to find out what we all can expect to be reading and writing about 35 years from now.

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Distorted Tiger

cover | Lillian Nelson Distorted Tiger (pastel) Lillian Nelson, winner of The Monthly’s Fifth Annual Cover Contest, graces this issue’s cover with an art class assignment she did while a sophomore at Piedmont High School....

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Faces of the East Bay