Institute of Mosaic Art — A Berkeley Spin on an Ancient Art

By Barbara Falconer Newhall The Institute of Mosaic Art left its creative mark on facades all over Oakland's Jingletown neighborhood before moving last … [Read more...]

Amazing Places: A Walk Around Oakland’s Jingletown

By Barbara Falconer Newhall Is Oakland the next Brooklyn? Lots of people are saying so. … [Read more...]

SXSW: The Funky Charms of East Austin, Texas

By Barbara Falconer Newhall East Austin has everything it takes to be a first-rate hipster neighborhood -- street art, food trucks, farmers markets, … [Read more...]

SXSW: Austin — A City With Its Soul on Its Sleeve

By Barbara Falconer Newhall Austin has the reputation of being not your typical Texas town -- it's more liberal and more secular than the rest of this … [Read more...]

SXSW: Quirky, Lovable Austin, Texas

By Barbara Falconer Newhall As I got off the plane in Austin, the first thing I noticed was an airport gift shop displaying T-shirts that read “Keep … [Read more...]