Stories about Books

AIDS, sex, and ‘Illuminations on Market Street’

Activist-author Benjamin Heim Shepard turns to fiction, inspired by working in an SF AIDS housing program in the mid-1990s.

Screen Grabs: What happened to Dag Hammarskjold?

Plus: After the Wedding, Jirga, One Child Nation, a benefit for Canyon Cinema, and more in theaters this week.

The B-52s at 40, still dancing that mess around

Singer Fred Schneider on duct tape, disco shoplifting, phallic MTV hot dogs, and the beloved band's latest tour.

Joan Jett Blakk for President, perpetually!

The subject of an acclaimed new play, drag talk show host and presidential candidate Terence Alan Smith looks back on his trailblazing life.

Screen Grabs: A devil in Tasmania, Tel Aviv on fire…

Remembering Phil Solomon, Lake of Dracula restored, Blue Note Records, a Macedonian beekeeper, and more in cinemas this week.

Beyond the valley of the gig economy

'Raw Deal' author Steven Hill on Uber tech, the perils of California ideologies, and the twilight of the elites.

A ‘Witch Hunt’ that reverberates today

Playwright Carol Lashof takes on the Salem Witch Trials, in a light informed by slavery, immigration, and fear of others.

Gig economy horror stories frame supes hearing

Uber and Lyft have 'disrupted' lives and undermined labor laws, testimony shows

From ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ to Frameline: Kate Walsh on acting and activism

As rom-com 'Sell By' premieres at LGBTQ fest, the screen favorite speaks about the importance of gay friends and Planned Parenthood.

Oakland budget fight focuses on city revenue

The money's there -- so why is the city failing to fund critical services?