Stories about Cultural History

Screen Grabs: French noir to vintage punk, a week of retro gems

A little sci-fi, a little fetish comedy, and more to take you back in cinemas.

Arts Forecast: Here come the Sisters

Project Nunway X (and Folsom gossip), Big Book Sale, Dark Entries, Top Girls, Kikbal, oodles of Shakespeare, more this week.

Fall Arts Preview: 37 cool things to do this season

Flamenco to death metal, Comedy Day to Hip-Hop Fest, with dozens more great local arts, music, dance, and stage events.

Screen Grabs: What happened to Dag Hammarskjold?

Plus: After the Wedding, Jirga, One Child Nation, a benefit for Canyon Cinema, and more in theaters this week.

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'.

Ding-dong aesthetics

From jury-rigged buzzers to symbols of the surveillance state, Marc Weidenbaum explores the surprising cultural history of SF's humble doorbells.