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Ficks’ Picks at TIFF: Indian Cinema in full effect

From 'Husband Material' to 'Hotel Mumbai,' the Toronto International Film Festival boasted a slate of impressive Indian films.

Governor Brown’s climate shortcomings are bad for our health

The governor needs to shut down the toxic oil and gas wells -- or stop claiming he's an environmental champion

Party Radar: Who’s the bestest of them all?

DJ Stingray, Midland, Kim Ann Foxman, Red Axes, Beesmunt Soundsystem, Leon Vynehall, an ASMR party, and more nightlife excellence

Screen Grabs: Yayoi Kusama, Latino Film Fest, Nosferatu …

Club Foot Orchestra, tributes to Luchino Visconti and Frederick Wiseman, a hokey 'Grease 2,' 'Poor Little Rich Girl,' and more in cinemas this week

Arts Forecast: Green Thursday, Autumn Moon Fest, Comedy Day

Yuja Wang, Trombone Shorty, Club Foot Orchestra, "Stand Up, Stand Out," "Fury," and more great events on our radar this week.

Opera singer Russell Thomas on diversity, drive, and ‘Roberto Devereux’

Starring in SF Opera's latest, the tenor calls on arts institutions to "look to their communities" for talent that attracts audiences.

Rust Belt SF? Are we doomed by progressive politics?

SPUR report says the left is going to ruin the city -- but there are other ways of looking at the next 50 years

Arts Forecast: Soundwave’s diverse, reverberating visions

Plus: Fringe Festival, Electronic Music Festival, Bay Area Now, Opera in the Park, Oakland Pride, and more upcoming events

The Prop. C job-loss myth …

... Plus: The Chron's RCV hypocrisy, Breed and Wiener stick by transphobic candidate, and when will the Big Tech attacks start?

Party Radar: BFFs Forever

BFF.fm's big anniversary bash. Plus: Cholo Goths, Bloody Mary, Derrick Carter, Stereo Argento, Juanita More's Birthday, a Sylvester tribute, more upcoming parties.