Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Caitlin Donohue

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Caitlin Donohue grew up in the Sunset and attended Jefferson Elementary School. She writes about weed, sex, perreo, and other methods of dismantling power structures. Her current center of operations is Mexico City.

San Pablo’s Los Cenzontles ramps up its Mexican rhythms

ALL EARS There are certain well-worn channels through which culture tends to move. Socioeconomically dominant countries export cultural products, regional art forms are picked up by the global mainstream...

Cross-bay institution Black Choreographers Festival celebrates its first 15 years

“A courageous/ambitious idea,” is how co-founder Laura Ellis characterizes the birth of her and fellow choreographer Kendra Barnes’ enduring yearly event, the Black Choreographers Festival. The 15th anniversary of...

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

Those with the chance to visit “Forever, A Moment,” the SOMArts exhibition curated by Yetunde J. Olagbaju and Kevin Bernard Moultrie Daye that opens Thu/14 will not be experiencing...

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

ARTS FORECAST In the years that have passed since the 2006 death of Detroit producer, J. Dilla’s import has only come into sharper focus. Hailing from a family rife...

Arts Forecast: Two-spirits celebrate 20 years of Bay community

The annual Bay Area American Indian Two-Spirits powwow marks a key gathering for the region's Native American community. From the gourd dance to the fancy bustle dance, all gender...

Center of Sex and Culture closes — but Dr. Carol Queen looks to the future

A blow has been dealt to San Francisco, and we are positive that we did not give our consent. SoMa’s very special corner for freaks and sluts,...

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

A standing ovation to Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore, whose novel Sketchtasy, which follows a group of friends navigating Boston nightlife and LGBTQ assimilation, has been called “an instant classic of...

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

For those who would like to wrap themselves up in a Bay Area darkwave shroud to beat the winter chill; Psychic Eye Records just dropped Sacred Spells, a 19-track...

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

How is the humanity of activists obscured to discredit their movement? San Francisco Art Institute explores the question in “Vanguard Revisited: Poetic Politics & Black Futures”, (opens Tue/22) a...

Arts Forecast: Black excellence, year round

ARTS FORECAST Of course, you have heard from the trumpeting of various arts institutions that Martin Luther King Jr. Day approaches. In accordance, the City is unusually full of visions...