Stories about Bay Area

What happened to Halston? New doc dives deep into designer’s story

Going beyond the Studio 54 reputation, Frédéric Tcheng's movie reappraises the fashion icon's legacy and life as a gay man.

At 83, piano legend Larry Vuckovich recounts a ‘Fascinating Jazz Life’

Raw garlic, organic greens, and a history playing with the greats: The Bay Area favorite has all the essential elements

Hopes, fears, dreams, and ‘The Last Black Man in San Francisco’

"Brad Pitt can be your executive producer, but you’re still living at your parents’ house": Breakthrough film's star and director speak about their local history.

There are no Yimbys

It's not Yes in My Back Yard -- it's Yes in Your Back Yard. A perspective from a long-time working-class family home owner (aka Land Baron).

Screen Grabs: Last Black Man in San Francisco, Mexico’s Golden Age ….

The Fall of the American Empire, Echo in the Canyon's return to '60s classics, and more in cinemas this week.

Watching at CROSSROADS 2019: Avant-garde film festival returns

Our guide to Cinematheque's annual extravaganza of experimental films—this time around deeply personal and even nostalgic.

Warren steals the show at Democratic Convention

Democrats are finally talking about economic inequality, but many of the candidates failed to inspire anyone. Our Day Two report from the state Democratic Convention.

Facebook money and California housing

How Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan are funding a shadow government that’s shaping California and Bay Area housing policy

Call the ‘Please Force’: Wavy Gravy revisits Woodstock in new doc

50 years later: "This is something I think the universe wanted to do, to create this amazement," the keeper of chaotic peace says.

Screen Grabs: Going big, from Woodstock to Godzilla

A '70s "acid Western," Brian Depalma's latest, Elton John's biopic, 'Ramblin' Jack,' and more in cinemas this week.