Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Tag: Catholic Church

Screen Grabs: Strange fantasies, just before the holidays

This week was so packed, we separated the revival and rep-house screenings into a separate feature (here). What’s left is a particularly idiosyncratic array of new features from the...

Screen Grabs: A feast of docs and dancing

It’s a big week for non-fiction cinema, the main event being SFFilm’s fifth annual Doc Stories, which brings together several of the year’s most acclaimed documentary features and shorts....

Housing Rights Committee celebrates 40 years of fighting for renters

In 1979, San Francisco had just passed its first rent-control ordinance – and tenant groups were starting to emerge to protect that law. Among them were Legal Assistance to...

Review: ‘Hunchback of Notre Dame’ has powerhouse vocals, timely resonance

ONSTAGE When Quasimodo (Alex Rodriguez) and Esmeralda (Alysia Noelle Beltran) sit perched on a railing in the bell tower of Notre Dame looking down on Paris and sing “Top...

Chilean feminists take over 14 university campuses in response to accusations of sexual assault

LETTER FROM CHILE Our friends were late to meet us at an art opening on May 11th in Santiago, Chile. They had a good reason; thousands of feminist protesters...

Is Vasco Núñez de Balboa a role model for our children?

The movement to remove the names of slave owners from positions of honor has taken down individuals both famous and obscure, from Confederate General Robert E. Lee’s statutes...

Dignity Health sued for refusing care to a transgender patient

The ACLU of Northern California, the ACLU of Southern California, the ACLU LGBT & HIV Project and the law firm Covington & Burling LLP filed a lawsuit today against...

Straight man bends: How the AIDS Lifecycle Ride changed me

By Kenneth Kann I’m a 69 year old straight, married man, in a glittering red dress, on a bicycle, pedaling 42 miles through conservative California ranching country. I am with 2,000...

The case against Junipero Serra

Native Americans and their allies meet to discuss the disaster of making a colonizing killer into a saint By Tiny  AUGUST 18, 2015 -- The screams traveled in the wind. Some...

The Tom and Tim Show: Scandal-sheet journalism

Plus: Affordable housing, PG&E -- and why is the Catholic Church ducking the immigration issues in SF?