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Art Looks: Science in Surrealism, banned authors, 22 years of Counterpulse, gender nonconforming kiddos, Flor y Canto Literary Festival

By Caitlin Donohue Walk down 24th Street tonight and you won't get far without running into a poet. Local businesses will be full of readings by...

SF kids speak out against displacement in ‘City Not For Sale’

By Caitlin Donohue While adults (grant inequity-spurring tax breaks to social media companies and) dither on about the current influx of wealthy tech workers and...

Michelle Tea leaves RADAR Productions, oral historian to succeed her

By Caitlin Donohue Michelle Tea is a lot of things in this town; a chronicler of queer culture (as in 2000’s Valencia), role model...

Art Looks: La Cultura Cura, Mickalene Thomas, Jennifer Locke, Hoop Dreams, Ed Hardy, blow-up sculpture

By Caitlin Donohue I have enough faith in 48 Hills readers to know that you are not reading this with a wack sombrero on your...

48 Hills First Anniversary Gala: Thank you for coming!

April 23 Gala to raise funds for SF's independent news site featured music, food, and networking galore. A huge thank you to everyone who attended...

Party Radar: Lex closing parties, How Weird, Tornado Wallace, Omar S, International Order of Sodomites, more

Choice nightlife and dance floor affairs, April 23-26.  By Marke B. PARTY RADAR Are you looking for something Weird? How about something in fuzzy leggings, dancing to...

Elbo Room elbowed out

Beloved Mission club will close in November to make way for condos. By Marke B.  APRIL 23, 2015 -- The owners of storied Mission hangout Elbo Room...

Welcome to Oakland, ‘Welcome to Night Vale’

Surreal podcast phenomenon brings live show, charming heebie-jeebies to Fox Theatre, Tue/21. We interview Cecil, the show's perfectly unreliable narrator.  By Marke B. BAY STAGES The enormous glowing...

Now watch this: our essential SFIFF58 guide, part 2

Uncomfortable Hamburger, Ukrainian unrest, optometrist vs. demon, border town peacemakers, an IPhone 5S feature, and deaf-mute 'Tribe.' By Jesse Hawthorne Ficks SCREEN GRABS Part two of our...

Art Looks: Mirrored explosions, CiTiZen KiNo, ‘Fast Food Lane,’ Queericulum, Cookie Mueller, save Lobot, save Studio 17, more

Great local art openings and happenings April 14-20, from poignant reflections to junk food love affairs.  By Marke B.  ART LOOKS There's so much going on in the...