Sunday, September 20, 2020

Tag: gentrification

Screen Grabs: Lysergicize the whimsical

For obvious reasons, some stylistic aspects of 1960s counterculture were slower to infiltrate Soviet bloc nations than general populations in the West. Even as late as 1976, the protagonist...

A bright story behind the city’s new mural wave

Artist Vida Kuang grew up in San Francisco’s Chinatown. The anti-Asian racism that ramped up at the beginning of the year followed by the lockdown due to the COVID-19...

10 artists centering Latinidad in the sound of the Bay today

For over 50 years, the Bay Area has been a crucial intersection of global music. Everything from psych rock to funk, hip hop, and diasporic sounds of Latin America,...

Some defining issues in the fall supes race

The San Francisco Democratic Party will vote on endorsements for the Board of Supes Wednesday/22, and while the party nod doesn’t always mean victory, it’s a powerful statement –...

Tenants block Oakland landlord from sending speculators to inspect apartments

It was a musical morning on Thursday at 444 28th Street in West Oakland where tenants, community organizers from the ACCE Institute and the Black Housing Union, and the...

Screen Grabs: Build your own silent film festival

For years the San Francisco Silent Film Festival was a July event, and this summer would have marked its 25th anniversary—but due to you-know-what, that big Castro Theatre shebang...

Harry Britt, LGBT progressive pioneer, dies at 82

Harry Britt, who was a pioneering LGBTQ leader as well as a champion of the city’s left, died today at 82. Britt was a close friend and ally of Harvey...

Screen Grabs: Big hearts and summer lovin’

Summer romance is the foundation on which many a movie used to be built, before summer moviegoing became primarily about comic-book heroes and other forms of juvenile spectacle. (Admittedly,...

The Agenda: Saving local journalism ….

All local news media is critical during this crisis, and most local news media outlets are struggling. But the nonprofits, the outlets that are set up to provide community-supported...

Opinion: Action desperately needed for COVID-hit Latino community

Numbers matter. Inequity, by definition, means a lack of fairness or justice. Inequity in practice means 84% of the hospital beds in San Francisco General Hospital for COVID-19 are taken by Latinos,...