Saturday, September 26, 2020

Tag: Drones

Foreign Correspondent: Trump v. Biden on foreign policy

We all know that President Donald Trump’s foreign policy has been a disaster. But is Joe Biden’s any better? Trump promised to stop America's endless wars, but has stationed some...

Foreign correspondent: Trump backs down, but Iran conflict continues

Trump blinked. After threatening to bomb military and cultural sites in Iran, President Donald Trump has apparently backed down on further escalation in his quasi-war with Iran. He tried to...

The ‘Trump Doctrine’ is sinking fast

Tehran resident Dariush is exactly the kind of person that the Trump Administration claims to be supporting. He is a middle-class businessman who hates the clerical regime. The White...

Watching at CROSSROADS 2019: Avant-garde film festival returns

San Francisco Cinematheque’s annual experimental film festival CROSSROADS is celebrating its 10th year at the SFMOMA, Fri/7-Sun/9. With 62 ​works of film, video, and media performance by ​56 artists...

Arts Forecast: Bye, bye, Babylon…

ARTS FORECAST San Francisco, your Golden Gates are closing, it sometimes feels like—especially with the announcement that, after 45 years of high spirits and higher hats, Beach Blanket Babylon will...

Tenant representation and spy technology

The Board of Supes Rules Committee will consider Monday/15 two items with both immediate and long-term policy and political significance – Mayor Breed’s latest appointment to the Rent Board...

Review: Cirque du Soleil’s ‘Volta’ zaps, then entrances

The amped-up promo video for Cirque du Soleil's latest big top show Volta (at AT&T Park, through February 3) had me thinking we were in for a full-throttle EDM...

Rust Belt SF? Are we doomed by progressive politics?

CNBC calls it a picture of a “dystopian future.” The Chron calls it a vision for “a better San Francisco.” That’s what we get with SPUR’s provocative report on Four...

The sheer audacity of ‘Angels in America’

ONSTAGE "Why is Angels in America still the most prominent story being told about AIDS?" asked a wonderfully provocative essay about the epic early '90s play by Tony Kushner, as...

Can SF get ahead of new technology? Maybe …

San Francisco is not good at figuring out how to handle new technology. When Uber and Lyft began breaking the law and operating taxis without permits, City Hall could...