Star time

SCREEN GRABS There’s never been an un-interesting moment for the SF Jewish Film Festival (July 20 to August 6) to be going on, in...

Jodorowsky’s zoom

SCREEN GRABS In perhaps the most surprising and vigorous artistic comeback since Thomas Pynchon suddenly started publishing again after a quarter-century pause, Alejandro Jodorowsky...

Tearing down the ‘Walls’

ONSTAGE San Francisco Mime Troupe groupies (Troupies?) had a moment this week when the veteran political theater troupe's 2017 production Walls landed on Conservative...

Summer’s bright highlights

Despite all the bad press, San Francisco summers do indeed contain many a sunny day to frolic with friends in Dolores Park (pick up...

A gentrified language

Out of the fog comes a little white bus It ferries us south to the technical mouth of the bay. This is biopharma. Double...

Look out

SCREEN GRABS After the long-fought but still remarkable gains of recent years under the most gay-friendly POTUS in American history, the LGBTQ community has...

Holes in our understanding

You may recognize dancer-performance artist-"faux queen" Fauxnique a.k.a. Monique Jenkinson from such gigs as winning the 2003 edition of Heklina’s landmark drag competition formerly known...

Silent is golden

SCREEN GRABS Particularly these days, a one-story building designated for commercial usage in space-hungry San Francisco is an unusual sight, so you may at...

Sgt. Pepper, UnderCover

1967 was a banner year for music – a year when Jimi Hendrix, The Rolling Stones, and Aretha Franklin topped the charts. But perched...

Surfing the docs

SCREEN GRABS This is a moment when the notion of watching documentaries sounds like mandatory homework: The world is falling apart, many parties would...