Stories about communities

Review: In ‘Oedipus El Rey,’ the wrecks of myth and mass incarceration

Transposed to LA in the Magic's revival, Luis Alfaro’s take on Sophocles mixes Latinx culture with ancient Greek tragedy.

The absurd, failed economics of the jobs-housing linkage fee

Developers would pay for only 20 percent of the demand their projects create - so why are we still building so much office space?

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.

State bill could allow undocumented workers to claim tax credit

More than 1 million Californians could benefit from this anti-poverty program -- but activists are worried about Gov. Newsom.

There are no Yimbys

It's not Yes in My Back Yard -- it's Yes in Your Back Yard. A perspective from a long-time working-class family home owner (aka Land Baron).

Eight ‘Big Ideas’ at MoveOn Forum

Candidate platforms show how much the politics of the Democratic Party have moved to the left.

The tensions are going to emerge at the Dem Con this weekend

Nasty tactics in race for party chair reveal larger schisms between leadership and grassroots.

Facebook money and California housing

How Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan are funding a shadow government that’s shaping California and Bay Area housing policy

Kronos Festival celebrates Bayview women, Malian griot, Howard Zinn

Legendary Kronos Quartet presents a wondrously diverse, three-day program full of local love, intriguing sounds, and political statements.