Saturday, October 24, 2020

Tag: Dance

Sirron Norris’ cartooning classes take to internet for COVID summer

No reason for kids to lay down their pencils in the pandemic, says the iconic Bay Area artist.

All Ears: 25 new albums for fall survival

From Sade and RĂłisĂ­n Murphy to Hot Chip and the Flaming Lips, here are the sounds you'll need to keep your own world spinning.

Screen Grabs: Meet in the middle

This week's must-stream films bring visions of faraway lands and all-too-close looks at our own.

[UPDATED] A Burning Man sound camp responds about Ocean Beach party that drew 100s

BAAAHS says masks were distributed and social distancing enforced—but why didn't someone just turn off the music?

The genius of Chadwick Boseman’s James Brown

In the James Brown bio-pic Get On Up from 2014, actor Chadwick Boseman presented the American composer and bandleader in the same manner life presented itself to Brown from a...

‘Salud es Poder’: A special Carnaval, COVID edition

After its traditional date was cancelled, the festival transformed into a health fair as well as a cultural celebration

Screen Grabs: Two notorious tricksters return—as does the big screen(?)

This week sees the US release at last of what must be the most re-scheduled movie in history, Tenet. Christopher Nolan’s latest Rubik’s Cube-y sci-fi extravaganza was the highest-profile...

Grab that virtual wig, it’s all aboard for Oaklash!

Weekend-long Oakland drag festival Oaklash (Fri/4-Sun/6 at www.twitch.tv/oaklash2020) has become such an integral part of the Bay Area queer performance scene that I was taken aback—aback, I say—when I remembered...

New Music: Big Joanie, Eki Shola, Osees, Clipping., more deliver fall-ready tunes

August may be fading into fall, but the music in 2020 keeps on a-coming. Here are some joints resonating with us. PSA: STOP MURDERING BLACK PEOPLE. WE JUST WANT TO LIVE. Buscrates,...

On experimental duo Matmos’ latest, 99 is the magic number (and collaboration is key)

M.C. Schmidt of Matmos waves a limp assemblage of taped-together scraps of paper in front of his computer camera. “This is the third hour, this is the second hour,”...