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Homeless people — in cages

A poverty scholars national tour finds people locked up in St. Petersburg.

The view from a homeless shelter

I am employed. I am clean. I have been living in a shelter for three years. I can't even go home when I'm sick or tired. Will someone give me a chance?

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Homeless people — in cages

A poverty scholars national tour finds people locked up in St. Petersburg.

Join us for the Sixth Annual 48 Hills Spring Gala!

Help independent, progressive journalism survive—and have a good time.

‘Recycle’ artist Romanowski looks back ‘Every Now & Then’

With a retrospective at 111 Minna, the iconic Lower Haight artist and musician presents 30 years of assemblages and collaged sounds.

Join us for the Sixth Annual 48 Hills Spring Gala!

Help independent, progressive journalism survive—and have a good time.

Homeless people — in cages

A poverty scholars national tour finds people locked up in St. Petersburg.

How the media distort news from Venezuela

Most of the reporters are echoing the lines of the Trump Administration -- as if anything Trump says is credible.

‘Recycle’ artist Romanowski looks back ‘Every Now & Then’

With a retrospective at 111 Minna, the iconic Lower Haight artist and musician presents 30 years of assemblages and collaged sounds.

The sun hasn’t set yet on Sonny Smith’s SF

The garage rock stalwart launches new label Rocks In Your Head and still believes deeply in the local scene.

City College administration pushes dramatic cuts

Classes that define the school's mission are on the chopping block as the teachers' union fights back.

Review: Tuskegee Airmen take flight again in ‘Black Eagles’

African-American Shakespeare Company production views heroic saga of segregated WWII squadron through poetic lens.

Screen Grabs: The terror that is ‘Us’

Jordan Peele's latest doesn't disappoint. Plus: Tiny Dance Festival, The Mustang, Transit, the Juniper Tree, and more in cinemas this week.

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Join us for the Sixth Annual 48 Hills Spring Gala!

Help independent, progressive journalism survive—and have a good time.

Homeless people — in cages

A poverty scholars national tour finds people locked up in St. Petersburg.

How the media distort news from Venezuela

Most of the reporters are echoing the lines of the Trump Administration -- as if anything Trump says is credible.

City College administration pushes dramatic cuts

Classes that define the school's mission are on the chopping block as the teachers' union fights back.

The view from a homeless shelter

I am employed. I am clean. I have been living in a shelter for three years. I can't even go home when I'm sick or tired. Will someone give me a chance?

SF to pay $13.1 million to man who was framed by cops

Settlement ends the horror story that was the Jamal Trulove case -- but none of the people charged with putting an innocent man in jail has faced any discipline. Plus: The right sign for the Harvey Milk Terminal and report that shows where the real housing crisis is. That's The Agenda for March 18-24

Two oversight hearings sidetracked when mayoral staffers don’t show

Peskin says it's "bizarre and unacceptable" that the Mayor's Office couldn't get a key person to a committee hearing.

Race, labor, and activism on the waterfront

'Dockworker Power' explores how longshore workers on two sides of the world stood together in solidarity during the most racist, anti-leftist, and pro-capitalist period of the 20th century.

Could SF tax new IPO wealth?

Sup. Gordon Mar is raising the issue -- and asking about how to make sure the tech companies pay for the impacts they are having on the city.

Good for Gavin: Is this the end of the death penalty?

Newsom takes a bold stand that could have national implications.

Anchor Brewing workers vote for union

Contract could set new standards for fast-growing craft-beer industry.

Mayor makes smart move with public defender appointment

Manohar Raju is an excellent choice -- and he will almost certainly run unopposed in November.

How the Twitter tax break continues to damage San Francisco …

... plus big city contracts that never got the proper oversight, smoking weed in public -- and Scott Wiener's plan to further gentrify San Francisco. That's The Agenda for March 11-17

What’s really going on in Kashmir?

The geopolitics behind the recent military attacks from India and Pakistan

Cops continue homeless sweeps, even in the cold rain

Tents are still being confiscated despite dangerous weather, police official admits at public hearing.

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Arts + Culture

Join us for the Sixth Annual 48 Hills Spring Gala!

Help independent, progressive journalism survive—and have a good time.

‘Recycle’ artist Romanowski looks back ‘Every Now & Then’

With a retrospective at 111 Minna, the iconic Lower Haight artist and musician presents 30 years of assemblages and collaged sounds.

The sun hasn’t set yet on Sonny Smith’s SF

The garage rock stalwart launches new label Rocks In Your Head and still believes deeply in the local scene.

Review: Tuskegee Airmen take flight again in ‘Black Eagles’

African-American Shakespeare Company production views heroic saga of segregated WWII squadron through poetic lens.

Screen Grabs: The terror that is ‘Us’

Jordan Peele's latest doesn't disappoint. Plus: Tiny Dance Festival, The Mustang, Transit, the Juniper Tree, and more in cinemas this week.

San Pablo’s Los Cenzontles ramps up its Mexican rhythms

A new sound system and renovated space, a collaboration with Linda Ronstadt, youth programs, a cross-border documentary—what can't this cultural academy (and band) do?

Don’t cry for Golden Gate Fortune Cookie, owner says, despite huge rent jump

57-year-old local institution's monthly rent goes up $4350; Kevin Chan vows to continue, points to tough times citywide.

Reviews: Gender under the microscope in ‘Queent’ and ‘Boys in Trouble’

Fauxnique and VivvyAnne Forevermore exploded drag's cliches, Sean Dorsey Dance took on toxic masculinity and gender performance.

Race, labor, and activism on the waterfront

'Dockworker Power' explores how longshore workers on two sides of the world stood together in solidarity during the most racist, anti-leftist, and pro-capitalist period of the 20th century.

From Mali to Memphis: Dee Dee Bridgewater fires up the soul of her youth

The brilliant blues-jazz singer digs deep into her past for latest release—and puts one over on Elvis.

Tracking the human condition through a Nigerian family epic

Two installments of playwright Mfoniso Udofia's acclaimed nine-play Ufot Family Cycle—'In Old Age" and 'Her Portmanteau'—come to the Magic Theatre and ACT Strand.

In ‘La Ronde,’ a merry-go-round of trysts—with a twist

Cutting Ball Theatre's Ariel Craft on the pleasures and challenges of staging a 100-year-old play about sex—including hiring an 'intimacy coordinator.'

Exploring consent—and its conversations—in ‘Actually’

Michael A. Curry plays a Black freshman under pressure at Princeton in Anna Ziegler's play about a fraught encounter.

Screen Grabs: Brazilian classics, the Gospel of Eureka, a Silicon Valley scam….

Campy Australian horror, RIP Albert Finney, a Chinese gangster epic, Albany Film Fest, and more in cinemas this week.

Sean Dorsey Dance continues to shatter boundaries, 15 years on

Celebrating his company's 15th season, the pioneering transgender choreographer speaks about the SF arts scene and what's coming next.

In ‘Yoga Play,’ Dipika Guha twists commerce into comedy

The playwright's latest, at San Francisco Playhouse, joyfully takes on mindfulness and commercialism.

Review: Carrying the weight of diaspora in ‘Her Portmanteau’

Mfoniso Udofia's play at ACT Strand explores the complexity of mother-daughter relationships once circumstances have torn them apart.

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Homeless people — in cages

A poverty scholars national tour finds people locked up in St. Petersburg.

The view from a homeless shelter

I am employed. I am clean. I have been living in a shelter for three years. I can't even go home when I'm sick or tired. Will someone give me a chance?

How the media distort news from Venezuela

Most of the reporters are echoing the lines of the Trump Administration -- as if anything Trump says is credible.

The sun hasn’t set yet on Sonny Smith’s SF

The garage rock stalwart launches new label Rocks In Your Head and still believes deeply in the local scene.

City College administration pushes dramatic cuts

Classes that define the school's mission are on the chopping block as the teachers' union fights back.

Join us for the Sixth Annual 48 Hills Spring Gala!

Help independent, progressive journalism survive—and have a good time.

Review: Tuskegee Airmen take flight again in ‘Black Eagles’

African-American Shakespeare Company production views heroic saga of segregated WWII squadron through poetic lens.

The local TV news coverage of Jeff Adachi’s death is a disgrace

Plus: Letting developers drive Port land use decisions, cracking down on vacant storefronts, and telling the cops not to interrogate minors ... that's The Agenda for Feb. 25- March 3.

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