Stories about Art

At 85, a revered glassblower inspired by SF’s ‘Radiance’

'Very few places in the world have this light,' says Lino Tagliapietra, whose latest work is at Montague Gallery.
AN IMAGE OF THE TOP GIRLS CAST

Review: ACT’s ‘Top Girls’ spotlights ladies of the ’80s (and 800s)

Caryl Churchill's 1982 play offers a pertinent breakdown of women's roles in Thatcher's Britain and beyond.

Quick ‘n Dirty Guide to Folsom Parties 2019

It's the most rubber/leather/fetish-full time of the year! From Horse Meat Disco to Airtight IV, here are your naughty party picks.

An open letter to Marc Benioff about homelessness

You're spending $30 million to study homelessness, when we already have the answers; why aren't you helping us?

Screen Grabs: All the latest from Iran

Iranian Film Fest, Women Sports Fest, The Death of Dick Long, Judy, End of the Century, Son of Dracula, more in cinemas.

Ficks’ Picks: The best of the Toronto International Film Fest!

Screen gems from Portugal to India, directors from Noah Baumbach to Deborah Stratman—and one wily Joker.

Beloved techno ex-pat Alland Byallo pops his head in

With new EP 'Rule of Thirds,' the Cali-born, Berlin-based DJ-producer returns with an addictive, ruminative set of tracks.

Enola Gay and the witchy origin of the first AIDS protest

35 years later, the 'Blood & Money' ritual outside Livermore Lab reveals the intricacy of SF's protest movement.

Review: 20 years in, SF Electronic Music Fest doubles down on avant-garde

From eerie ritual to lush bassoon, the pioneering event brought out the enduring experimental side of the local scene.

Arts Forecast: Here come the Sisters

Project Nunway X (and Folsom gossip), Big Book Sale, Dark Entries, Top Girls, Kikbal, oodles of Shakespeare, more this week.