Friday, April 16, 2021

Arts + Culture

Screen Grabs: Wine, mystery, folk music, black comedy at Greek Film Fest

Plus: Psilocybic British horror 'In the Earth,' Scandinavian cancer drama 'Hope,' Tiny Dance Fest, more new movies

Review: Daily scenes reveal complex family identities in Gloria Wong’s ‘Three Tongues’

At Friends Indeed, the Chinese Canadian photographer portrays a tidy home full of subtle information.

Tyler Holmes navigates trauma through softer sounds on ‘Nightmare in Paradise’

The Oakland musician and performer's lush, emotive new album records the process of grappling with PTSD.

How To Reopen Nightlife: Enough with the boys’ club, make room for women

DJ femmelectric and promoter Alex McGeagh speak about equity, access, and safety for women and nonbinary folks.

Black Freighter Press sails in, boosting writers of color and radical imagination

The revolution will be published, with the help of SF Poet Laureate Tongo Eisen-Martin and Alie Jones' new outlet.

Screen Grabs: Wine, mystery, folk music, black comedy at Greek Film Fest

Plus: Psilocybic British horror 'In the Earth,' Scandinavian cancer drama 'Hope,' Tiny Dance Fest, more new movies

Screen Grabs: ’80s Italian exploitation hunk George Eastman rides again

From caveman to Blastfighter, he did it all. Plus: a bounty of horror movies including 'Honeydew' and 'Jakob's Wife'

Screen Grabs: Delving into the toxic bastions

Love—both endearing and abusive—finds its way into prison, army, and sports in these new movies

Tyler Holmes navigates trauma through softer sounds on ‘Nightmare in Paradise’

The Oakland musician and performer's lush, emotive new album records the process of grappling with PTSD.

With live shows poised to return, musicians open up about opening up

An indie star, a label owner, a DJ, and an electronic musician share their candid responses to this moment

Que mujer, que cantante: Bay-Cuban singer Bobi CĂ©spedes celebrates 40 years onstage

Missed the 2020 release of the Yoruba priestess' 'Mujer y Cantante' album? Here's your chance to right that wrong.

Review: Daily scenes reveal complex family identities in Gloria Wong’s ‘Three Tongues’

At Friends Indeed, the Chinese Canadian photographer portrays a tidy home full of subtle information.

Sean Dorsey Dance premieres nine ‘gorgeous’ new films in AT-HOME season

"We can't wait to connect with our audience again," says transgender dance trailblazer—now a director, too.

Review: Black Madonnas, fashion photos, semaphore, and song in ‘Future Histories’

At SFMOMA, Theaster Gates and Cauleen Smith draw on the African American archive to point a way forward.

Sean Dorsey Dance premieres nine ‘gorgeous’ new films in AT-HOME season

"We can't wait to connect with our audience again," says transgender dance trailblazer—now a director, too.

Global artists tackle an epic year in ‘Hindsight 2020’

A 'devised multimedia time capsule' addresses what we'll take with us from all of this.

Is art free speech under COVID? A local court case steams on

Ongoing San Francisco International Arts Festival lawsuit demands that arts reopen in parity with worship and dining.

Black Freighter Press sails in, boosting writers of color and radical imagination

The revolution will be published, with the help of SF Poet Laureate Tongo Eisen-Martin and Alie Jones' new outlet.

Beyond Didion: Alta Journal’s monthly California Book Club expands Golden State canon

'The idea is to fill in the textures and the flavors and the voices' of history and life in the West.

All the yuks: A history of stand-up comedy traces the artform’s evolution

Wayne Federman's 'The History of Stand-Up: From Mark Twain to Dave Chappelle' pays special attention to Bay Area

How To Reopen Nightlife: Enough with the boys’ club, make room for women

DJ femmelectric and promoter Alex McGeagh speak about equity, access, and safety for women and nonbinary folks.

Letter to the Editor: ‘I have so many questions’ about nightlife after COVID

SF culture took a massive hit pre-pandemic, a reader writes. Can we let history guide us to better times?

How To Reopen Nightlife: Keeping it cute and safe for all on the dance floor

What should we expect from venues and each other when clubs come back? The first in a series exploring issues left to face.

Screen Grabs: Wine, mystery, folk music, black comedy at Greek Film Fest

Plus: Psilocybic British horror 'In the Earth,' Scandinavian cancer drama 'Hope,' Tiny Dance Fest, more new movies

How To Reopen Nightlife: Enough with the boys’ club, make room for women

DJ femmelectric and promoter Alex McGeagh speak about equity, access, and safety for women and nonbinary folks.

Black Freighter Press sails in, boosting writers of color and radical imagination

The revolution will be published, with the help of SF Poet Laureate Tongo Eisen-Martin and Alie Jones' new outlet.

Review: Daily scenes reveal complex family identities in Gloria Wong’s ‘Three Tongues’

At Friends Indeed, the Chinese Canadian photographer portrays a tidy home full of subtle information.

Tyler Holmes navigates trauma through softer sounds on ‘Nightmare in Paradise’

The Oakland musician and performer's lush, emotive new album records the process of grappling with PTSD.

Good Taste: Surviving the Great Boba Shortage, battle of the breakfast sandwiches…

Plus: SF Restaurant Week deals, Hawaiian Punch Pizza at Little Original Joe’s and La Cocina Marketplace finally opens!

Puff: Spark up a safe and comfy 420 celebration

No big party in the park this year, but plenty to do—and enjoy—in our annual guide to the stoner holiday.

With live shows poised to return, musicians open up about opening up

An indie star, a label owner, a DJ, and an electronic musician share their candid responses to this moment

Screen Grabs: ’80s Italian exploitation hunk George Eastman rides again

From caveman to Blastfighter, he did it all. Plus: a bounty of horror movies including 'Honeydew' and 'Jakob's Wife'

Letter to the Editor: ‘I have so many questions’ about nightlife after COVID

SF culture took a massive hit pre-pandemic, a reader writes. Can we let history guide us to better times?

Sean Dorsey Dance premieres nine ‘gorgeous’ new films in AT-HOME season

"We can't wait to connect with our audience again," says transgender dance trailblazer—now a director, too.

Que mujer, que cantante: Bay-Cuban singer Bobi CĂ©spedes celebrates 40 years onstage

Missed the 2020 release of the Yoruba priestess' 'Mujer y Cantante' album? Here's your chance to right that wrong.

Screen Grabs: Delving into the toxic bastions

Love—both endearing and abusive—finds its way into prison, army, and sports in these new movies

How To Reopen Nightlife: Keeping it cute and safe for all on the dance floor

What should we expect from venues and each other when clubs come back? The first in a series exploring issues left to face.

Review: Black Madonnas, fashion photos, semaphore, and song in ‘Future Histories’

At SFMOMA, Theaster Gates and Cauleen Smith draw on the African American archive to point a way forward.

Bo McGuire’s lyrical queer family hybrid-doc ‘Socks on Fire’ comes to SFFILM

The director delves into a family inheritance rift between his homophobic aunt and his drag queen uncle

Christina Chatfield’s ‘Sutro’: ambient, but not for the micro-dosing set

Local electronic ace takes a turn for deep pastel textures and droney sound-worlds, absent trendy dread.

Global artists tackle an epic year in ‘Hindsight 2020’

A 'devised multimedia time capsule' addresses what we'll take with us from all of this.

Ghostbustin’: Here are the worst ghost kitchen names in the Bay Area

Nachos Muchahos? Chinese Yum! Yum!? No wonder some virtual food prep sites are simply copying other restaurants' brands.

Screen Grabs: Women and power, from Tina Turner to Carole Lombard

Triumph, abuse, sex, horror, music, religion, comedy, and more in the latest round of new movies.

Is art free speech under COVID? A local court case steams on

Ongoing San Francisco International Arts Festival lawsuit demands that arts reopen in parity with worship and dining.

Radical jazz legend meets electronic wizard. The results… are sleepy?

Pharoah Sanders and Floating Points occasionally spark magic, but album 'Promises' ducks exhilarating risk

Ideas can manifest as presences in Susan AdamĂ©’s light-filled paintings

The artists beckons visions from the ethereal plane, drawing special cards and summoning intuitive inspiration.

Get up and do your thing for local art at The Lab’s interactive Dance A Thon

The experimental arts space hosts a fundraising, 12-hour virtual dance-fest full of local star-power

SFFILM fest spotlights Rita Moreno, Muppets, ‘Lost Landscapes of Oakland’

2021 installment of the super-fest beams from drive-in and laptop, with plenty of star power.

In SFMOMA mural, Liz Hernández conjures a spell for future healing

Milagros, garlic, and losing an uncle early on to COVID inspired Mexican artist to fill a wall with hope.

With ‘Sounds of Haejin,’ Caroline Chung at last releases an album of her own

The veteran bassist collaborates with a bounty of Bay Area talent for lush, jazz-rooted collection of songs.

Screen Grabs: Tragedies of global market capitalism on display

From Lesotho to Ohio, new films draw a damning through-line. Plus: Oscar nominated shorts

A trailblazing lesbian hero’s story, finally coming to film

Sally Gearhart's incredible, multifaceted life—lesbian separatist, gay lib icon, sci-fi author—gets a doc.

Review: Zulfikar Ali Bhutto’s sequined gas masks and intergalactic minarets

Speculative meets divine in 'Future Faithful: Islamic Experiments in Space Exploration and Posthumanism'

Good Taste: Hipster Bunnies, breakfast brownies, and bad*ss banh mi

Plus: How to be a food entrepreneur—and don't fall for this pricey Wagyu beef imposter!

New Music: Support these great local artists this week

Our picks for Bandcamp Friday: Seven Davis Jr, Sour Widows, Double Identity, more recent releases

Screen Grabs: Why, Bob Odenkirk, why?

A head-scratching turn toward dumb action in 'Nobody.' Plus: 'Nina Wu,' 'Violation,' and more new movies

Good Things: Hiatus Kaiyote’s healing ‘Get Sun,’ more newly released gems

Great listening from Afrikan Sciences, Loraine James, more. Plus a tribute to the inventor of the cassette

Puff: Prerolling into spring

We go down the stoney road for you, sampling latest offerings from Jeeters, King Roll, more

Up jumped the devil: Lil Nas X’s thrillingly queer ‘Montero’

Who knew some good ol' religious imagery subversion and conservative pearl-clutching was just what we needed?

Immersed in Van Gogh—the “experience” and the movies

The hit Immersive Van Gogh exhibit provides satisfying eye candy; search out these biopics for deeper looks

New Teena Marie remix comp celebrates a woman in total control of her art

'John Morales Presents Teena Marie—Love Songs and Funky Beats' polishes unstoppable Lady T jams.

In Carol Aust’s paintings, colorful characters on the brink of new paths

Necessity of human connection is palpable in the Oakland artist's simple gestures and narrative composition

Screen Grabs: A very fine First Nations coming-of-age tale

Plus: A Danish Nazi melodrama, beautifully cutthroat 'Truffle Hunters,' terrible 'Shoplifters of the World'

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