Arts + Culture

Heated moments

YBCA's New Filipino Cinema showcase bites into the darkening politics of the country.

Guardian BEST OF THE BAY voting starts August 15!

The original Best of the Bay is back, for its 42nd year.

Look out

From Whitney Houston to the South African bush, this year's Frameline LGBTQ Film Festival is huge in topical and emotional scope.

Deaf dance in the time of Trump

The inspiring Bay Area International Deaf Dance Festival has global impact -- and domestic challenges.

Lit: A reluctant sleuth searches for the heart of SF

PI Bill Haywood can't keep his shoes tied -- but he is redefining the Black detective genre. An interview with author John Goins

‘I want to be humble, but I want to be fierce’

Legendary choreographer and identity politics architect Bill T. Jones speaks about art, empathy, and the possibility of beauty in our present moment.

2016: Some very bright spots

Looking back at people, places, and performances that helped us survive a year of turmoil.

The Oakland fire spurs crackdown on arts spaces

Do we have to destroy a community in order to save it?

Support 48 Hills! Here’s why

Our top stories of 2016 show why local, independent media is more important than ever.

Company Town: Tech vs. grassroots on the screen

New documentary uses 2015 supe campaign to show how the community is fighting the tech-money invasion