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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...

A leap for CROSSROADS

SCREEN GRABS The San Francisco Cinematheque’s eighth annual experimental film festival, CROSSROADS 2017, has some genuine medicine for the overabundance of melancholy fogging up the...

Hair of the dog

SCREEN GRABS Most scary movies let us off by retreating comfortably far into the realm of fantasy, and many of this summer’s popcorn movies...

Now look here

SCREEN GRABS You may not have noticed it, but foreign films have grown increasingly scarce on American movie screens. In San Francisco this is...

A crackling evening of AGITPROP!

SCREEN GRABS The National Endowment for the Arts and PBS seem headed for budgetary doom under President Trump, although not because they’re costly and...