Stories about Culture

Homeless people — in cages

A poverty scholars national tour finds people locked up in St. Petersburg.

Screen Grabs: The terror that is ‘Us’

Jordan Peele's latest doesn't disappoint. Plus: Tiny Dance Festival, The Mustang, Transit, the Juniper Tree, and more in cinemas this week.

San Pablo’s Los Cenzontles ramps up its Mexican rhythms

A new sound system and renovated space, a collaboration with Linda Ronstadt, youth programs, a cross-border documentary—what can't this cultural academy (and band) do?

Don’t cry for Golden Gate Fortune Cookie, owner says, despite huge rent jump

57-year-old local institution's monthly rent goes up $4350; Kevin Chan vows to continue, points to tough times citywide.

Tracking the human condition through a Nigerian family epic

Two installments of playwright Mfoniso Udofia's acclaimed nine-play Ufot Family Cycle—'In Old Age" and 'Her Portmanteau'—come to the Magic Theatre and ACT Strand.

Sean Dorsey Dance continues to shatter boundaries, 15 years on

Celebrating his company's 15th season, the pioneering transgender choreographer speaks about the SF arts scene and what's coming next.

The inhumanity of homeless ‘sweeps’

When did taking people's possessions, destroying their shelter, and leaving them to suffer in the rain become the new normal?

Arts Forecast: Reptaliens, Spear of Destiny, V Vale….

An epic Peter Murphy residency, Kitka, DJ Saoirse, Electric Church, Flashing After Dark, The Great SF Corn Dog Festival, and more.

The Sierra Club attacks our story; here’s our response

It's about democracy and open process -- and the real debate over market-rate housing development.

What we saw at Sundance, Part 3: MiDNiTE MOViES and Beyond!

From 'The Wolf Hour' to 'The Death of Dick Long' (and a great shorts program), our critic takes in some future cult favorites.