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The Sierra Club and the luxury-housing developer

Northern Alameda chapter backs San Leandro project in a sign that the pro-growth forces are trying to take over the environmental group.

1979 — In the Mission

It's the address for the Monster in the Mission. It was also a year in a neighborhood that has radically changed.

Save the Redstone Building!

Low-cost space for grassroots groups at risk as gentrification fuels speculative deal for historic labor temple. And this is why so many people don't want the Monster in the Mission.

Ethics Commission rejects plan to eliminate spending caps

Panel votes 5-0 against staff plan that would undermine the entire concept of public financing; now it goes to the supes.

What we saw at Sundance (and Slamdance), part 4: Narrative features

The Last Black Man in San Francisco, Cat Sticks, Honey Boy, The Farewell... plus our top 10 of the whole shebang

Screen Grabs: Never mind the Oscars, we’ve got screwballs and Pod People

Furry friends, WWE wrestlers, San Francisco classics, and Humanoids from the Deep will foil Academy glitz.

What we saw at Sundance (and Slamdance), part 4: Narrative features

The Last Black Man in San Francisco, Cat Sticks, Honey Boy, The Farewell... plus our top 10 of the whole shebang

When our bodies break down

On the dark journey through illness or injury, we meet a stranger we’ve known all along: our self.

Screen Grabs: Never mind the Oscars, we’ve got screwballs and Pod People

Furry friends, WWE wrestlers, San Francisco classics, and Humanoids from the Deep will foil Academy glitz.

Save the Redstone Building!

Low-cost space for grassroots groups at risk as gentrification fuels speculative deal for historic labor temple. And this is why so many people don't want the Monster in the Mission.

What we saw at Sundance, Part 3: MiDNiTE MOViES and Beyond!

From 'The Wolf Hour' to 'The Death of Dick Long' (and a great shorts program), our critic takes in some future cult favorites.

The raver soul of Yoshi Flower

"I meditated today with diamonds on," says the Detroit up-and-comer, who aims for a pop sweet spot between Lil Pump and Deepak Chopra.

Exploring the ‘Convergence’ of Yiddish and African American spiritual music

Singer Anthony Mordechai Tzvi Russell reactivates a bedrock of American music: Black people and Jews jamming together.

Ethics Commission rejects plan to eliminate spending caps

Panel votes 5-0 against staff plan that would undermine the entire concept of public financing; now it goes to the supes.

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Save the Redstone Building!

Low-cost space for grassroots groups at risk as gentrification fuels speculative deal for historic labor temple. And this is why so many people don't want the Monster in the Mission.

Ethics Commission rejects plan to eliminate spending caps

Panel votes 5-0 against staff plan that would undermine the entire concept of public financing; now it goes to the supes.

The Sierra Club and the luxury-housing developer

Northern Alameda chapter backs San Leandro project in a sign that the pro-growth forces are trying to take over the environmental group.

1979 — In the Mission

It's the address for the Monster in the Mission. It was also a year in a neighborhood that has radically changed.

Supes put dark money measure on November ballot

Mar and eight colleagues support plan to limit pay-to-play and secret independent-expenditure campaigns.

Police-reform advocates push Assembly bill to restrict shootings

Legislation would set clear statewide standards for the use of deadly force.

Will the state Democratic Party support public power?

Plus: Kicking the NRA out of the SFPD, protecting the rights of minors to have a lawyer when they are questioned by the local cops -- and a Right of First Refusal for nonprofits to buy multi-family housing. That's The Agenda for Feb. 11-17.

Chilly reception for the new Monster in the Mission plan

New pictures, same old gentrification time bomb at the 16th St. BART plaza -- and even some commissioners were openly dubious.

Venezuela: Democratic uprising or US coup?

Trump is strangling the country while US oil companies envision big profits.

‘Take back our lives:’ The words of poverty scholars

A new book is a declaration of emergency and a guide book to regaining our bodies, spirits, hearts and minds.

Supes close to deal on budget ‘windfall’

Mar offers plan to fund teacher raises, and it appears the progressive supes are going along, setting up a confrontation with the mayor.

Another step toward a public bank

Supervisors -- unanimously -- approve a resolution calling on Sacramento to allow a municipal bank in San Francisco

ACLU sues after Sacramento sheriff blocks Black Lives Matter on Facebook

Case could expand the First Amendment right of critics to be heard on public officials' pages.

Debate over $185 million windfall begins this week

Mayor, supes have some competing priorities for money from education fund. Plus a vacancy tax -- and why we need it. That's The Agenda for Feb. 4-11.

The lessons of the Monster in the Mission

Developers never come to the table with their best offer -- and in this case, Maximus has pissed of the community and is only putting forward a vague proposal to people who don't trust the company.

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Arts + Culture

What we saw at Sundance (and Slamdance), part 4: Narrative features

The Last Black Man in San Francisco, Cat Sticks, Honey Boy, The Farewell... plus our top 10 of the whole shebang

When our bodies break down

On the dark journey through illness or injury, we meet a stranger we’ve known all along: our self.

Screen Grabs: Never mind the Oscars, we’ve got screwballs and Pod People

Furry friends, WWE wrestlers, San Francisco classics, and Humanoids from the Deep will foil Academy glitz.

What we saw at Sundance, Part 3: MiDNiTE MOViES and Beyond!

From 'The Wolf Hour' to 'The Death of Dick Long' (and a great shorts program), our critic takes in some future cult favorites.

The raver soul of Yoshi Flower

"I meditated today with diamonds on," says the Detroit up-and-comer, who aims for a pop sweet spot between Lil Pump and Deepak Chopra.

Exploring the ‘Convergence’ of Yiddish and African American spiritual music

Singer Anthony Mordechai Tzvi Russell reactivates a bedrock of American music: Black people and Jews jamming together.

Finding out why ‘All Your Favorite Music is (Probably) Black’

Composer Mark Montgomery French tells another side of American musical history with his multimedia presentation at MOAD.

What we saw at Sundance, part 2: Documentaries

A Macedonian beekeeper, a Taliban refugee, feisty Satanists, the life of N. Scott Momaday, a 1969 Memphis bluesfest...

SOMArts’ ‘Forever, A Moment’ curators build Blackness allowed to define itself

"Have I ever been in a space that was completely designed for Black people?"

What we saw at Sundance, Part 1

From Wayuu crime lords to a colonial Australian thriller: Our critic caught 30 features and 20 shorts in one week.

Detailing the splashy brilliance of Berkeley Rep’s ‘Metamorphoses’

Actor Benjamin Ismail describes the challenging rewards of bringing Ovid's myths to the stage—in a pool of water.

Solate finds lush, soulful music in intimate connections

Local quartet speaks about its tuneful progression and celebrates the release of new album 'Like a River Does,' Sun/17.

Screen Grabs: British Film Fest, Holiday, Tongues Untied….

NY Cat Film Fest, Winterfest, Never Look Away, Everybody Knows, and more in cinemas this week: Read our previews.

Teens takeover the Contemporary Jewish Museum — and it’s about time

From DJs to designers, the institution hands over the programming reins to the younger generation on Sat/9

‘Take back our lives:’ The words of poverty scholars

A new book is a declaration of emergency and a guide book to regaining our bodies, spirits, hearts and minds.

Arts Forecast: Son Jarocho Festival, J Dilla shots, and queer gamers unite!

Plus: Family-friendly opportunities to celebrate the Lunar New Year and Black History Month with inspiring art

Review: In ‘Seascape,’ a day at the beach—with giant lizards

ACT's production of Edward Albee's Pulitzer-winning play weighs big questions on domestic, and reptilian, scales.

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Save the Redstone Building!

Low-cost space for grassroots groups at risk as gentrification fuels speculative deal for historic labor temple. And this is why so many people don't want the Monster in the Mission.

Finding out why ‘All Your Favorite Music is (Probably) Black’

Composer Mark Montgomery French tells another side of American musical history with his multimedia presentation at MOAD.

The Sierra Club and the luxury-housing developer

Northern Alameda chapter backs San Leandro project in a sign that the pro-growth forces are trying to take over the environmental group.

When our bodies break down

On the dark journey through illness or injury, we meet a stranger we’ve known all along: our self.

Exploring the ‘Convergence’ of Yiddish and African American spiritual music

Singer Anthony Mordechai Tzvi Russell reactivates a bedrock of American music: Black people and Jews jamming together.

What we saw at Sundance (and Slamdance), part 4: Narrative features

The Last Black Man in San Francisco, Cat Sticks, Honey Boy, The Farewell... plus our top 10 of the whole shebang

1979 — In the Mission

It's the address for the Monster in the Mission. It was also a year in a neighborhood that has radically changed.

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