Stories about Harlem

Screen Grabs: ’90s UK rave scene springs back to life in ‘Beats’

Plus: an excellent 'The Audition," brassy Ella Fitzgerald doc, dance-based 'Aviva," "The Last Tree" and more new movies

People protested peacefully — and things got worse

Why is Black outrage treated so differently in the news media? (And the worst looting is the corporate bailouts.)

‘Change the dynamics’: Dawoud Bey on photography, place, and history

While his pictures hang in an empty SFMOMA, the artist looks back at his career's pivotal moments and series.

Electrifying art of Black Power in ‘Soul of a Nation’

De Young show features works from height of the Movement, including SF's Mike Henderson and the Rainbow Sign gallery.

As Afrobeat heroes Antibalas arrive, recalling a classic track

The Brooklyn band celebrates 20 years with a new album and three local shows. Their cross-cultural influence still runs deep.

Arts Forecast: Drag Queens on Ice, Burning Man: The Musical, more

Heiroglyphics, Krampus Pageant, Paranoid London, Sophie, Go Bang!, a couple great art walks, and more this week.

Screen Grabs: A feast of docs and dancing

Doc Stories and Dance Film Fest open, plus Grass is Greener, Downtown 81, Always in Season, Satantango, more in cinemas

Joan Jett Blakk for President, perpetually!

The subject of an acclaimed new play, drag talk show host and presidential candidate Terence Alan Smith looks back on his trailblazing life.

Vanessa Williams on her fearless Frameline ‘Luv Tale’

The lauded actress talks about her experience filming a new LGBTQ series revolving around women of color.

Hopes, fears, dreams, and ‘The Last Black Man in San Francisco’

"Brad Pitt can be your executive producer, but you’re still living at your parents’ house": Breakthrough film's star and director speak about their local history.