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New Music: Brijean’s lovely ‘Feelings’ updates mellow disco flair with cool-out confidence

After all we've been through, the perfect record for a cold one in your right hand and a cute one on your left.

Screen Grabs: A fantastical hybrid from Ivory Coast in ‘Night of the Kings,’ more

While the increased demand for streaming content hasn’t greatly diversified the mainstream—Amazon Prime Video just announced a severe curtailing in its documentary...

With Virgil’s closure, SF loses another great queer space

Owner Lila Thirkield reveals details about hurdles her beloved small bar faced as pandemic shut it down.

Oakland’s Brijean on effervescent new LP ‘Feelings’—and music’s essential conviviality

"It was like sampling ourselves or our group of friends," say duo, whose technique included hours of improvisation.

Help save Chinatown with our delicious guide: Wuhan breakfast noodles, duck roti, more

Neighborhood restaurants need citywide support for long-term survival—here's what and where to eat

Screen Grabs: A fantastical hybrid from Ivory Coast in ‘Night of the Kings,’ more

While the increased demand for streaming content hasn’t greatly diversified the mainstream—Amazon Prime Video just announced a severe curtailing in its documentary...

Screen Grabs: Complex webs of crime—and sometimes punishment

Silk Road tells a sordid tale of drugs and the Internet. Plus: Mafia King, Test Pattern, and a very Wrong Turn

Screen Grabs: Elders on the move, in love and crisis

Colin Firth and Stanley Tucci play a couple navigating dementia in 'Supernova'; 'Nomadland' shows Frances McDormand weathering poverty

New Music: Brijean’s lovely ‘Feelings’ updates mellow disco flair with cool-out confidence

After all we've been through, the perfect record for a cold one in your right hand and a cute one on your left.

Oakland’s Brijean on effervescent new LP ‘Feelings’—and music’s essential conviviality

"It was like sampling ourselves or our group of friends," say duo, whose technique included hours of improvisation.

New Music: ‘Brighter Days Ahead’ comp shines with classic soul uplift

Colemine Records issues a 22-song collection highlighting deep grooves—and a little optimism.

Quilting genius Rosie Lee Tompkins stitched abstraction to history

Through Berkeley Art Museum, the Richmond artist's "crazy quilts" dazzle with wild colors and spiritual messages

WPA, but make it COVID: Artists document pandemic for city time capsule

At COVID-19 Command Center, four artists-in-residence record SF's response for future generations.

Muralist Nigel Sussman delights East Bay pedestrians with Escher-like worlds

Citing influences like R. Crumb and 'Where's Waldo,' the Berkeley artist draws walkers' eyes into colorful mazes.

Bharatanatyam power! Pandemic-born Divya Drasti school revitalizes Indian dance tradition

'It helped me reclaim and reinvent myself,' says founder, who brings her own twist to South Asian artform.

Tony Bennett is battling Alzheimer’s—here’s a quick story about his greatness

17 years ago, the big band legend unexpectedly rocked the house at the Bridge School benefit.

Ho ho ho, don’t miss these fabulous holiday shows

Golden Girls, Nutcrackers, an anti-inequity 'Red Carol,' Peaches Christ, and Kung Pao galore for your seasonal delectation.

Literary lion Ferlinghetti exits, but his community legacy roars on

Thoughts on Lawrence's passing—and how his heroic drive still resonates in SF, even now.

Poem: Public Protective Equipment *

An exhortation in double dactyl form

Books: ‘Pura Neta,’ the Mission, and the price of gentrification

An interview with author Benjamin Bac Sierra on his new and powerful novel.

With Virgil’s closure, SF loses another great queer space

Owner Lila Thirkield reveals details about hurdles her beloved small bar faced as pandemic shut it down.

Party Radar: With Keep Our Beat Alive fest, Housepitality sustains SF’s nightlife spirit

A three-day festival stacked with DJ talent helps one of our best weekly parties float on—and even innovate

Time’s running out for SF’s live music venues. What’s being done to save them?

Via the Independent Venue Alliance and SF Venue Coalition, businesses seek private donations—and put much-needed pressure on federal and city level politicians to help.

New Music: Brijean’s lovely ‘Feelings’ updates mellow disco flair with cool-out confidence

After all we've been through, the perfect record for a cold one in your right hand and a cute one on your left.

Oakland’s Brijean on effervescent new LP ‘Feelings’—and music’s essential conviviality

"It was like sampling ourselves or our group of friends," say duo, whose technique included hours of improvisation.

Help save Chinatown with our delicious guide: Wuhan breakfast noodles, duck roti, more

Neighborhood restaurants need citywide support for long-term survival—here's what and where to eat

Screen Grabs: A fantastical hybrid from Ivory Coast in ‘Night of the Kings,’ more

While the increased demand for streaming content hasn’t greatly diversified the mainstream—Amazon Prime Video just announced a severe curtailing in its documentary...

With Virgil’s closure, SF loses another great queer space

Owner Lila Thirkield reveals details about hurdles her beloved small bar faced as pandemic shut it down.

Quilting genius Rosie Lee Tompkins stitched abstraction to history

Through Berkeley Art Museum, the Richmond artist's "crazy quilts" dazzle with wild colors and spiritual messages

New Music: ‘Brighter Days Ahead’ comp shines with classic soul uplift

Colemine Records issues a 22-song collection highlighting deep grooves—and a little optimism.

Literary lion Ferlinghetti exits, but his community legacy roars on

Thoughts on Lawrence's passing—and how his heroic drive still resonates in SF, even now.

WPA, but make it COVID: Artists document pandemic for city time capsule

At COVID-19 Command Center, four artists-in-residence record SF's response for future generations.

Screen Grabs: Complex webs of crime—and sometimes punishment

Silk Road tells a sordid tale of drugs and the Internet. Plus: Mafia King, Test Pattern, and a very Wrong Turn

Party Radar: With Keep Our Beat Alive fest, Housepitality sustains SF’s nightlife spirit

A three-day festival stacked with DJ talent helps one of our best weekly parties float on—and even innovate

Everything played: Cue the 20th anniversary re-release of J Dilla’s ‘Welcome 2 Detroit’

The wizard producer changed hip-hop several times over before his early death, and we're all still catching up.

Screen Grabs: Elders on the move, in love and crisis

Colin Firth and Stanley Tucci play a couple navigating dementia in 'Supernova'; 'Nomadland' shows Frances McDormand weathering poverty

CA Craft Beer Week comes to a foamy head with tasty local offerings, events

Pour it on for new releases and collabs, a dim sum pair-up, a rap royalty tribute, and even—gasp!—great gluten-free beer

Muralist Nigel Sussman delights East Bay pedestrians with Escher-like worlds

Citing influences like R. Crumb and 'Where's Waldo,' the Berkeley artist draws walkers' eyes into colorful mazes.

Good Things: STR4TA drops ‘Aspects’—plus 4 more new reasons to groove

JWORDS with a much-needed sonic cleanse, a pair of releases by Mark de Clive-Lowe, and new Gilles Peterson

Puff: New strains, all the gains

Our brave and bold weed critic shifts into cannabis overdrive to bring you the latest and greatest news on just-dropped flower variants.

Through vital ‘Local Voices’ podcast, youth dive into Fine Arts Museums’ treasures

From St. Francis statues to Civil Rights Era paintings, teens explore art's history and meaning.

Good Taste: Boba on demand, Uncle Tito, and the legendary BAP!

Our local food column has new snacks for you, plus 'Top Chef' star sightings, and the buzz on honey laundering.

What we saw at Sundance 2021, part 2: More Ficks’ Picks at the big fest

Questlove's hypnotic 'Summer of Soul' sings, animated 'Cryptozoo' melts face, and two docs on Bay Area HS seniors bring cultural exposé close to home.

Screen Grabs: A rousing celebration of Black History Month

SF Urban Film Festival, Pan African Film Festival, an Edward Owens showcase—plus a new release with LaKeith Stanfield as a Panther plant.

Unsung women of music? Not if this online course has a say

Mark Montgomery French offers a sneak peek of his essential class on the musical greats the industry tends to forget

Folsom Street Fair org launches community center, reclaiming anti-gentrification roots

The fair may go on, but new Folsom Street Community Center for Alternative Sexualities will be year-round resource

Make This: Vegan Unicorn Horn Dumplings

Ride the vegan rainbow to dumpling bliss, with new Unicorn Meat and this easy recipe video.

New Music: Behold the curious power of ’80s Japanese mutant pop

'Somewhere Between' comp highlights moment when minimal electronic gestures seemed like big experiments.

Screen Grabs: American dreams, American screams

'Happy Cleaners' and Sundance stand-out 'Minari' question mobility narratives, while 'Sator' charts a path to spectral horror.

Bharatanatyam power! Pandemic-born Divya Drasti school revitalizes Indian dance tradition

'It helped me reclaim and reinvent myself,' says founder, who brings her own twist to South Asian artform.

What we saw at Sundance 2021, part 1: Ficks’ Picks at the big fest

Nicolas Cage, Tessa Thompson, Sparks, and a majestic Georgian tree—our annual peek at the giant movie event

Win a chance to see GuantĂĄnamo Bay drama ‘The Mauritanian’

Enter for an online screening of new Jodie Foster drama based on Mohamedou Ould Slahi's “Guantánamo Diary”

Love in a to-go cup: An off-beat quar-times Valentine’s playlist

Full-tilt covers, bizarre takes, choice oddities—what to listen to when you can't really date.

Debut filmmaker Gina Rose explores sci-fi of the mundane in ‘I Can’t Sleep’

What if the aliens came and no one could cover your shift?

Puff: A Valentine’s Day stoner survival guide

Love yourself into a cloud of bliss, with Lava flower, massage oil, churro chocolate bars, more

Screen Grabs: The outlaw sounds of youth

Lover's Rock and outlaw country docs. Plus: MC Escher, Black art history, and are we living in a simulation? New movies!

Now Watch This: Four recent videos (metaphysical space queens included)

Drink in delights from Kalbells, Daedalus, and Pearl Charles—plus a "no video needed" from Rochelle Jordan.

It’s OK to laugh! Christina Spiegel’s cartoons bring comic relief to our moment

Alameda cartoon artist's deadpan one-liners and true-life characters provide human connection.

Screen Grabs: Intelligent adult drama? You don’t say

Filmmakers dive into tragic memory loss, senior homophobia, Mexican Jewish identity, thorny family issues

Tony Bennett is battling Alzheimer’s—here’s a quick story about his greatness

17 years ago, the big band legend unexpectedly rocked the house at the Bridge School benefit.

New Music: Support these excellent artists directly this week

Sitka Sun, BĂ©zier, Juju, Danielle de Picciotto, Terry Gross (not that one), and more for Bandcamp Friday

Screen Grabs: Shudders from around the world

Trapped in a 4x4 in Argentina, a bananas contraption from Indonesia, more global chills in new horror flicks

New Music: 13 terrific-sounding releases on our list right now

Madlib, Arlo Parks, The Weather Station, J-Dilla, more recent and forthcoming releases that shine up 2021.

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