Joshua Rotter

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Joshua Rotter is a contributing writer for 48 Hills. He’s also written for the San Francisco Bay Guardian, SF Weekly, SF Examiner, SF Chronicle, and CNET.

‘Women aren’t funny’? Tell that to Cirque clown Kelsey Custard

A star of Cirque du Soleil's new women-centered 'Amaluna' on prejudice, role models, and the best SF burritos.

Marc Almond speaks on Soft Cell, his new album, and life in Moscow

'I'm not dead yet!' The 'Tainted Love' icon comes to the Castro for a live non-stop erotic cabaret.

Nature takes astounding flight in ‘Viva MOMIX!’

Founder Moses Pendleton on 40 years of ecological attunement, garden inspiration, and bioluminescent orange.

Olympia Dukakis has a few words

'Do what you want. Treat people decently,' says the film legend, with a new doc and honors at the Greek Film Festival.

Techno legend Doc Martin drops in for 1015’s 30th anniversary

A staple from way back when it was Das Klub, the West Coast rave pioneer recalls the venue's dance music history.

Red, red wine—and a still red-hot UB40

40 years in, a smoldering feud, a crazy Brett Kavanaugh connection, and some smoking reggae tunes keep the band in headlines.

There’s a ‘Mad God’ at the Drunken Film Fest

30 years in the making, visual effects wizard Phil Tippett's short movie finally screens. (Yes there are cocktails.)

Ben Folds illuminates the music biz with ‘Lightning Bugs’

The singer and arts education advocate shares his life's 'cheap lessons' in new book and at JCC—sprinkled with hits.

It’s the time of the season for the Zombies

Fresh from Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction, the groundbreaking '60s act maintains its edge with celebrated classics and new material.

Charo chooses life!

'San Francisco is like a lucky charm,' says beloved performer and guitar virtuoso, who returns to perform after devastating personal tragedy.