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Saturday, September 19, 2020
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Tag: Books

Arts Forecast: More, More, More! (and more)

Autumn Moon Festival, Litquake lineup, Cal Performances at Home... and a special retrospective from a queen of SF drag.

Open Studios offers virtual walk-throughs, glimpses into artists’ lives

The 45-year-old tradition is using Instagram and online parties to introduce the latest work of dozens of creators.

A man, a plan, a documentary: ‘The Palindromists’

Palindromes read the same forward and back. We learn that in grade school. "Madam, I'm Adam." "A man. A plan. A canal. Panama." "Was it a cat I saw?"  San...

Books: A fun ride through SF and NorCal in the 1980s

I’ve known Daniel Ben-Horin for many years – as  journalist, as the head of Media Alliance way back in the days when I was a young reporter, and as...

Books: ‘Caste’ and the history of racism in the US

Isabel Wilkerson’s Caste: The Origins of Our Discontent has received acclaims from literary critics in addition to bringing Oprah to tears. The book presents a compelling analysis of racism,...

A free fridge opens in the Mission

Days before Mayor London Breed declared the shelter-in-place order back in March, Gabriela AlemĂĄn was already trying to figure out how her older neighbors could get food without exposing...

Rob Eshelman-HĂ„kansson, journalist and activist, dies at 47

Rob  Eshelman-HĂ„kansson, a fearless journalist, former legislative aide to Matt Gonzalez, and organizer with the Housing Rights Committee, died July 15, 2020. He was 47 years old. It’s hard to...

Screen Grabs: Don’t look away from ‘Decade of Fire’ and ‘The Painted Bird’

This weekend’s new streaming releases are dominated by two major literary adaptations, both of which would have looked great on the big screen ... but oh well. Though otherwise...

‘She Represents’ teaches teens the good, bad, and infuriating of women in politics

Large, wild quantities of joy and a smattering of acute frustration were involved in writing my first book, the YA title She Represents: 44 Women Who Are Changing Politics...

Dare to be a ‘Brave Sis’? It’s all in the planner

Anyone who knows local arts leader Rozella Kennedy knows she's a force of nature. Definitely one of those hyper-achievers that spur you to ask, "How on earth does she...