Stories about Culture

Defying genre, Pursuit Grooves flies high with ‘Bess’

Inspired by Black female daredevil Bess Coleman, the electronic musician's latest album proves "there's music for every mood."

Screen Grabs: Three of the year’s best dramas and more

It's that time of year when "serious" films get wide release—and here are some of the best ones you'll see.

Screen Grabs: Two movies for grown-ups at the multiplex

Martin Scorsese's 'The Irishman' and 'Shining'-update 'Doctor Sleep' don't aim their ambitions at the usual target market.

Marina Times editor freaks out about diversity

Attack on the Chron's new food writer reaches peak 'OK Boomer' with incoherent yet riveting Twitter meltdown.

Scenes from the Día de los Muertos #CloseTheCamps procession

Symbolic mourners carrying tiny coffins protested Trump's border policy and remembered the dead.

Marc Almond speaks on Soft Cell, his new album, and life in Moscow

'I'm not dead yet!' The 'Tainted Love' icon comes to the Castro for a live non-stop erotic cabaret.

Party Radar: A monster mash of Halloween bashes

ESG, Doja Cat, The Magician, The Cockettes, Space Cowboys, Paul Oakenfold all make a witches' brew of real party howlers.

Review: A fiery intellect bound by exoticism in ‘The Chinese Lady’

Rinabeth Apostol's captivating performance anchors this searing look at one of American history's shameful chapters.

Broken-beat pioneer Mark de Clive-Lowe revives his CHURCH

A 13-track celebration of open-minded connectivity keys into the groundbreaker's roving jazz club and dance party.

SF’s housing policy failure on full display this week

Plus: Limiting tax pass-throughs to tenants and a report card on the SFPD. That's The Agenda for Oct. 21-27