Friday, September 18, 2020

Tag: Commonwealth Club

Generations of activism: Checking in with Cleve Jones

The LGBTQ community has already survived the tragic loss of Harvey Milk, the deaths of hundreds of thousands during the AIDS pandemic, and decades of discriminatory legislation. But lifelong activist...

Loving Whitney Houston: Robyn Crawford on their relationship, loyalty, and faith

Right after signing her first record deal with Arista Records in 1983, singer Whitney Houston swung by her best friend Robyn Crawford’s home with a gift. It was a slate...

Pete Buttigieg makes a splash in SF — but what does he really stand for?

For the second time in as many months, presidential hopeful and South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg made an appearance in San Francisco. But unlike his last stop through the...

Arts Forecast: Mezzanine closing, Taylor Mac, Laurie Anderson, Angela Davis…

ARTS FORECAST Right before Thanksgiving came the infuriating news that, after 16 years, SF's largest woman-owned independent music venue, Mezzanine, was planning to close next year due to landlord greed....

Arts Forecast: Dia de los Muertos, Diwali, Blackalicious …

ARTS FORECAST "In San Francisco, Day of the Dead has been celebrated in the Mission district sincethe early 70’s. The Marigold Project was created in 1990 for participants to buildaltars, leave...

Dark money floods into SF mayor’s race

Dark money is flooding into the SF mayor’s race. The latest cash to drop on the scene: $100,000 for a new committee called “Voters for a Real Change, Opposing Mark...

Read something new! California Book Award finalists announced

LIT Spring brings an overflow of book recommendations, when the announcements of both the Northern California Book Award winners and the California Book Award finalists come slushing down the...