Friday, October 23, 2020

Tag: Activism

Screen Grabs: Revisit the glitzy disaster of ‘Showgirls’

During a week in which a nation-shaking epidemic shutdown has managed to become a concern secondary to curfews, social chaos, and military-dictatorship-type responses to protests against police violence…which public...

Asian American women artists on creativity, activism—and COVID racism

While the Asian Art Museum, like other arts institutions, is closed during the COVID crisis, the staff is stepping up its museuming from home, offering many digital programs, including...

Forget the ‘pale male’ podcast scene, here’s Bitch Talk

In 2012, Erin Lim, a publicist and Karyn Paige, a digital marketer, had just appeared on a San Francisco podcast called Your Straight Male Friend, co-produced by Charlene Goto....

What’s the future for bars and restaurants? A new podcast digs in

For 14 years, Marcia Gagliardi has taken both a bird's-eye and a fork's-tine view of the local dining and drinking scene. tablehopper, her invaluable site and newsletter, dashes around...

Tom Ammiano’s feisty new memoir tells all, from Milk to mayoral run

"It's not about votes or vetos, it's about building movements," veteran politico and revered gay activist Tom Ammiano tells me, surveying the current local political scene. "What the Board...

Wendy Macnaughton’s #DrawTogether brings art (and needed supplies) to kids

When people were asked to stay at home as much as possible due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Wendy Macnaughton wanted to do something to help relieve the fear and...

Arts Forecast: How Weird (that everything is virtual now)

As we move farther toward festival season, it's really dawning that our hugest events will take place on our screens. It's not like we weren't expecting it, but hearing...

‘Hip-hop to Hamilton’ urges youth to pursue arts careers, despite COVID

Lily Ling, the music director and conductor for the tour of Hamilton, says we need the arts now more than ever. She saw that working on Lin-Manuel Miranda’s wildly popular...

Phyllis Lyon, lesbian rights icon, passes at 95

It's impossible to imagine the queer rights movement without Phyllis Lyon, who passed away today at the age of 95 of natural causes. Along with her wife and partner...

Arts Forecast: Feeling international, at home

Alas, I've been ill so I've missed a few installments of the Arts Forecast column—but we're back, baby! Let's kick things off with the announcement of San Francisco International Arts...