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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...

Deaf dance in the time of Trump

Last fall, dancers from Turkey's Deaf Dance Academy paid for much of their own airfare to perform Anatolian folk and belly dance in the...

Lit: A reluctant sleuth searches for the heart of SF

LIT A reluctant sleuth who can’t keep his shoelaces tied as he probes the streets of San Francisco, Bill Haywood is a reporter for...

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

ONSTAGE "I certainly don't mean to talk your ear off," Bill T. Jones, one of the legends of contemporary dance and queer culture, says...

2016: Some very bright spots

Good lord, 2016 -- the year the music died, the year the Internet got too real, the year America got majorly oranged. When the...

The Oakland fire spurs crackdown on arts spaces

The tragedy of the Ghost Ship fire is already leading to a crackdown on underground arts spaces, where thousands of Bay Area artists and...

Support 48 Hills! Here’s why

Since we launched in 2013, 48 Hills has been a vital voice on a local scene dominated by bland corporate media, sensationalizing online outlets,...

Company Town: Tech vs. grassroots on the screen

SCREEN GRABS It’s hard to imagine that the Aaron Peskin-Julie Christensen election was just a year ago. Back then, the mayor was heavily involved...

The straight dope

ONSTAGE It's been a minute since hyperkinetic comic actor John Leguizamo tore up the boards here -- I last caught him nearly half a decade...