Stories about Culture

The Civil War, from another side, in ‘Father Comes Home from the Wars Parts 1, 2, and 3’

Suzan-Lori Parks' riveting epic at ACT's Geary Theatre gives a complex account of the yearning for—and terror of— individual freedom.

Party Radar: Fortnight of Fun—Love Glove Edition

She Bends, John Cameron Mitchell, Head Over Heels, Doc Martin, The Juan Maclean, Asmara, Carl Craig, Rebolledo... two weeks of party madness!

Arts Forecast: An Ethio-jazz marvel, a Tenderloin snapper, The Residents …

A trans superhero rock opera, a celebration of Oddball Films, a colorful camp classic movie at the Symphony, and more great arts events.

You’re invited to the 48 Hills Fifth Anniversary May Day Gala!

Join us May 1, 6pm-8pm, at Mission Cultural Center for food, drinks, entertainment, and more!

Arts Forecast: Walking the Irish border, making epic poetry

CounterPulse Fest's 'aon mhac tíre.' Plus: Granny Cart Gangstas, Sister Spit, Caminos Flamencos, 'American Optimism,' 'Latin Standards,' more

Special Report: Ed Lee’s police legacy

As the candidates for mayor talk about police reform, we look back at what went wrong under the last administration

21st Romani Music Festival lights up with electrifying horns, cultural openness

Balkan powerhouse Džambo Aguševi Orchestra headlines Voice of Roma's annual gathering, happening Fri/9 in Oakland.

Yimbyism and the cruel irony of metropolitan history

To reckon with the current housing crisis, we must inquire into our country’s metropolitan history.

Our most-read stories of 2017

From the groundbreaking Women's March to the shocking death of Mayor Ed Lee, 48 Hills continued to cover the stories that mattered.

The Doormat Division: More perfecter than you

Browns clinch, Giants a lock, 49ers off the rails, Bears bear down, Colts feeling pressure, Moldy Carpet smelling better than ever