Stories about Comedy

In ‘Rusalka,’ water nymphs, a frog king, and humanity’s destructive nature

Dvořák's opera inspired 'Little Mermaid'—but looks beyond storybook fantasy to dive into painful truths.

Haney moves to save Mezzanine — and Soma nightlife

Proposal would make it harder to turn venues into tech office space.

Tracing how Silicon Valley treats women in ‘The Fit’

Carey Perloff's new comedy is inspired by Ellen Pao's case, and explores "who’s making this stuff and how it gets used."

Review: Herd mentality writ large (and snorting) in ‘Rhinoceros’

ACT stages menacing yet side-splitting tale of a society trampled by rampaging crisis.

Screen Grabs: She’s the Official Coolest Person Ever

Filmmaker Barbara Rubin gets her due. Plus: Asian Masters series, Hecho en Mexico fest, Halston, Ward 5B, Mamacita, more.

Pride time: 6 quick picks at the National Queer Arts Festival

Femme crips, man-haters, precarious lives, post-colonial mothering, and the queer intifada take center stage at the monthlong fest.

Broke-Ass Stuart is on ‘Shaky Ground’ in spot-on new web series

Landlords from hell, burrito fights, kooky roomies, and codependent app-bro relationships. Sound familiar?

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.

I want my SF DocFest: Our critic’s top picks

Epic tales of gay lucha libre wrestlers and untold stories of the Bay's thrash metal history mark the 2019 edition of the real-life cinema explosion.

Screen Grabs: Lessons from the dictatorship mark ‘The Silence of Others’

Plus: Art house to blockbuster releases, like 'We Have Always Lived in the Castle' and 'John Wick: Chapter 3—Parabellum'.