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Perspective and commentary from the award-winning team at KQED Arts & Culture.

In ‘Free To Be,’ A UCSF Doctor Dispels Myths About Trans Youth

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On Weinstein, Cosby, OJ Simpson and America’s Systemic Misogyny Problem

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A Conspiracy Theory About the Oakland A’s Emerges — Here’s Why Fans Are Mad

Who Pays When Oakland Is on Trial?

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Greta Gerwig’s Oscars Snub Should Come as No Surprise

New Biography ‘The Showman’ Follows Zelensky Inside the War Room

What Keith Lee’s Sudden Exit From the Bay Area Says About Our Struggles

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A Moment of Awe and Appreciation for the Women Who Fought Danny Masterson

Who 'Oppenheimer' Erases

The FBI, IRS and Other Cringe-Makers Trying To Reach Gen Z on Social Media