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Ficks’ Picks: The best flicks of 2019

From Inuk to Tasmania, blockbuster to experimental, this year's list ranges widely and highlights breathtaking films.

New music: Orion Sun brings winter warmth with ‘Ne me quitte pas’

This melodic vocal stroll, delivered with unhurried lethal precision, is a great introduction to the Philly artist.

Screen Grabs: New year, death row

January's usual grab-bag of silly movies is leavened by two serious legal dramas (and a legend's epitaph).

For thriller ‘Uncut Gems,’ an electronic soundtrack of erupting chakras

Daniel Lopatin's work for the Adam Sandler hit is full of foreboding synth-squelches—and harks back to 70s classics.

Examined Life: A year to love for no reason

Looking back at the life of a great spiritual teacher opens the door to deeper meaning in the new year.

Screen Grabs: Homage to a gorgeous legend + 2019’s best films

French New Wave star Anna Karina returns to the big screens. Plus: Cunningham, Invisible Life, and more in cinemas.

Our top stories of 2019

Protests, blackouts, shady developments, a close election, tenant victories, and a ton of arts and culture—we couldn't cover it without your support

Review: Hanukkah with the Klezmatics? You bet your latkes.

At SFJAZZ, Woody Guthrie lyrics, Latin beats, and a laundromat-inspired rhythm added to the renowned group's eclecticism.

Live Shots: Indie legends Modest Mouse take Santa Rosa

After arenas and festivals, an intimate show at the Luther Burbank Center harked back to the band's modest roots.

‘Bureau of Aesthetics’ prioritizes Native arts

Despite more diversity, large institutions are overlooking local artists. This KADIST show aims to help correct that.