Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Tag: Comics

Too much turmoil? Try some ‘Nice Jokes for Smart People’

With a new album (and a new baby), comedian Arthur Gaus talks about his refreshingly relatable style

Celebrating Ruth Asawa’s recycling roots and legacy

At a fundraiser for creative reuse center SCRAP, the beloved artist's children share stories and photos of her life

Best of the Bay 2020: Shopping winners

Best Bookstore, Best Bike Store, Best Shoe Store, Best Cannabis Dispensary, more in our 2020 Reader's Poll

[UPDATED] Arts festival sues city in push for safe live performances—before rain comes

City revokes SF International Arts Festival permit for weekend program as arts languish amid reopenings

Screen Grabs: Early glimmers of a legendary firecracker

Carole Lombard's pre-screwball movies get a deluxe release. Plus: Nightstream and Blumhouse horrors, The Campaign of Miner Bo, more

Sirron Norris’ cartooning classes take to internet for COVID summer

No reason for kids to lay down their pencils in the pandemic, says the iconic Bay Area artist.

Screen Grabs: Get a funky zap from ‘Mr. Soul!’

One had hoped that the passage of over half a century from the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s would provide a view of how far we’ve come as...

Screen Grabs: Flicks for diverse takes on the forces that be

From globe-trotting LGBTQ narratives to social justice documentaries (and dramas), there’s a lot of diversity amongst fresh streaming releases this week—as well as some low-down dirty thrills in a...

Cartoonist Tanna Tucker creates works of art to celebrate voices of incarcerated kids

Last May, Governor Gavin Newsom announced a plan to close California’s state-run youth prisons, an initiative that has since been stalled. But San Francisco may have set a precedent....

Too soon for COVID jokes? Shazia Mirza on Zoom comedy and life at home

Shazia Mirza has been making the most of quarantine. The award-winning British stand-up comedian and writer—best known for her show “The Kardashians Made Me Do It,” satirizing the real-life...