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Building momentum and the Women’s March

Plus: Newsom's got the housing crisis all wrong -- and SF negotiates with PG&E over CLeanPowerSF. That's The Agenda for Jan 21-28.

Some sanity — and insanity — at the Planning Commission

Dramatic discussion on the housing crisis -- and then business as usual.

Some reality facing the candidates for president

Economic inequality and climate change will doom human civilization unless we take some pretty serious steps. I'm waiting for the candidate who is willing to say that.

Building momentum and the Women’s March

Plus: Newsom's got the housing crisis all wrong -- and SF negotiates with PG&E over CLeanPowerSF. That's The Agenda for Jan 21-28.

Screen Grabs: The world’s most popular comedy duo shows its seams in ‘Stan & Ollie’

Plus: The latest Dragon Ball Super installment, the year's second-most hype foreign film, and Freddy Krueger's sordid gay drama

DJ Spooky spins the Web in YBCA’s ‘Quantopia’

The electronic music wiz speaks about his new multimedia performance, which explores the history and effects of the Internet.

Some reality facing the candidates for president

Economic inequality and climate change will doom human civilization unless we take some pretty serious steps. I'm waiting for the candidate who is willing to say that.

Arts Forecast: Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore confronts queer assimilation in ‘Sketchtasy’

Plus: Mozart's birthday, SF Movement Arts Fest, Jasmine Infiniti, and coastal light sculptures

Building momentum and the Women’s March

Plus: Newsom's got the housing crisis all wrong -- and SF negotiates with PG&E over CLeanPowerSF. That's The Agenda for Jan 21-28.

Psychic Eye Records’ new compilation shows darkwave support for TGI Justice Project

The Bay label looks to weave an auditory conjuring — and give a primer on its experimental swath of artists

Playwright Lauren Yee’s tribute to China Town community comes home to SF

'King of Yees' is a tribute to her father, community leader Larry Yee

Black Panthers, today: A 1968 photo series exploring the activists’ humanity finds significance in 2019

SFAI students and contemporary Black artists re-contextualize Pirkle Jones and Ruth-Marion Baruch's influential and controversial images

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Some reality facing the candidates for president

Economic inequality and climate change will doom human civilization unless we take some pretty serious steps. I'm waiting for the candidate who is willing to say that.

Building momentum and the Women’s March

Plus: Newsom's got the housing crisis all wrong -- and SF negotiates with PG&E over CLeanPowerSF. That's The Agenda for Jan 21-28.

Some sanity — and insanity — at the Planning Commission

Dramatic discussion on the housing crisis -- and then business as usual.

A progressive candidate files for DA, opening up the 2019 race

Chesa Boudin, a deputy public defender whose life has been shaped by the criminal justice system, offers a new perspective in a campaign dominated by tough-on-crime candidates.

Mar pushes Breed on budget accountability

Plus: Yee puts progressives in control of key committees.

CASA’s secret New York junket

42 people flew to Manhattan for a three-day event that had no real policy purpose -- and MTC is stonewalling on releasing the price tag.

PG&E is in bankruptcy court — and public power may be the only way out

The state has allowed PG&E to socialize risk and privatize profit. That might not be an option any more.

A more inclusive city budget, housing that doesn’t get built …

... and shocking data on Black unemployment during the tech boom. That's The Agenda for Jan. 14-20

Corporate Democrats win in SF state delegate elections

Chiu and Wiener slate wins with candidates who do not represent a winning strategy for 2020.

Protesters call for public control of PG&E — and it makes such perfect sense

Sustainable electricity is key to fighting climate change, and public ownership is the only way to get sustainable electricity. Why is this even a debate?

What the regional housing “compact” amounts to — so far

Plenty of bills that will please developers and landlords; not so many for tenants and vulnerable communities.

Relax: Yee’s ‘interim committees’ are just placeholders

The first assignments are not a sign of what the new board president is going to do.

Yee is board president — what does that mean?

Some progressives side with moderates to elect a cautious, compromise leader -- but Ronen emerges with a powerful political base.

Political power — in San Francisco and Sacramento

Progressives celebrate in Chinatown as Newsom puts out meaningless platitudes that ignore the issue of massive wealth inequality.

The new supes, a public bank, police secrecy …

... and a pricey inauguration for a governor who has no apparent concept of the problem of economic inequality. That's The Agenda for Jan. 7-13.

In News + Politics

Arts + Culture

Arts Forecast: Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore confronts queer assimilation in ‘Sketchtasy’

Plus: Mozart's birthday, SF Movement Arts Fest, Jasmine Infiniti, and coastal light sculptures

Psychic Eye Records’ new compilation shows darkwave support for TGI Justice Project

The Bay label looks to weave an auditory conjuring — and give a primer on its experimental swath of artists

Playwright Lauren Yee’s tribute to China Town community comes home to SF

'King of Yees' is a tribute to her father, community leader Larry Yee

Black Panthers, today: A 1968 photo series exploring the activists’ humanity finds significance in 2019

SFAI students and contemporary Black artists re-contextualize Pirkle Jones and Ruth-Marion Baruch's influential and controversial images

Screen Grabs: Dig deeper into ‘made in China’ at SFMoMA film series

Plus: A Krautrock hero, SF Sketchfest brings classics to the Castro, Megacities, and Karen Kusama

Arts Forecast: Black excellence, year round

Plus: Kamaiyah, flamenco's Moorish roots, 'Blue Diary', Mighty Real, and young poets honoring MLK Jr.

‘Come From Away’ a record of human kindness in a post-9/11 tableau

A new play based on true events portrays unexpected happenings in the wake of disaster

Puff: The doctor done told me

Is the US federal government finally jumping onboard with cannabis? What does it all mean?

W. Kamau Bell talks R. Kelly, Elmwood Cafe whiplash on eve of Sketchfest tribute

"If there’s an obituary written about me somewhere it’ll say, ‘Emmy winner, stand up comedian, kicked out of The Elmwood Cafe.'"

Screen Grabs: The world’s most popular comedy duo shows its seams in ‘Stan & Ollie’

Plus: The latest Dragon Ball Super installment, the year's second-most hype foreign film, and Freddy Krueger's sordid gay drama

Arts Forecast: How Rickshaw Stop made it to 15 years young

Plus: Patti Smith, Armistead Maupin, Swagger Like Us, Bowiemass, and even more things to check out this week

DJ Spooky spins the Web in YBCA’s ‘Quantopia’

The electronic music wiz speaks about his new multimedia performance, which explores the history and effects of the Internet.

Ficks’ Picks: Best Movies of 2018

From 'You were Never Really Here' and 'Life and Nothing More' to 'Street Meat' and 'Never Never Land,' our festival critic picks his faves.

Somi sings of Harlem immigrants (and gentrification’s effects) on ‘Petite Afrique’

Jazz and global sounds combine on acclaimed artist's latest, reflecting her journey between Africa and New York.

Screen Grabs: ‘Lost Landscapes of San Francisco’ returns

Plus: Ida Lupino retrospectives, Communion, Sundance Shorts, and more on screens to beat the winter blues.

Review: A very full evening with Erykah Badu at the Warfield

The Neo-Soul goddess took her sweet time, but once she let her hair down there was no stopping her.

An alternate ‘Best Songs of 2018’ list

The Internet, Tierra Whack, Ashley Monroe, Prince, and an uncanny Ryuichi Sakamoto mashup make our critic's list.

Comedowns are for losers: New Year’s Day parties 2019

Don't flag out once the ball drops: From Love Hangover to Supper of Survivors, we've got your new year debauchery covered.

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Building momentum and the Women’s March

Plus: Newsom's got the housing crisis all wrong -- and SF negotiates with PG&E over CLeanPowerSF. That's The Agenda for Jan 21-28.

Some sanity — and insanity — at the Planning Commission

Dramatic discussion on the housing crisis -- and then business as usual.

Some reality facing the candidates for president

Economic inequality and climate change will doom human civilization unless we take some pretty serious steps. I'm waiting for the candidate who is willing to say that.

Arts Forecast: Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore confronts queer assimilation in ‘Sketchtasy’

Plus: Mozart's birthday, SF Movement Arts Fest, Jasmine Infiniti, and coastal light sculptures

Psychic Eye Records’ new compilation shows darkwave support for TGI Justice Project

The Bay label looks to weave an auditory conjuring — and give a primer on its experimental swath of artists

Black Panthers, today: A 1968 photo series exploring the activists’ humanity finds significance in 2019

SFAI students and contemporary Black artists re-contextualize Pirkle Jones and Ruth-Marion Baruch's influential and controversial images

Playwright Lauren Yee’s tribute to China Town community comes home to SF

'King of Yees' is a tribute to her father, community leader Larry Yee

DJ Spooky spins the Web in YBCA’s ‘Quantopia’

The electronic music wiz speaks about his new multimedia performance, which explores the history and effects of the Internet.