Stories about History

Defying genre, Pursuit Grooves flies high with ‘Bess’

Inspired by Black female daredevil Bess Coleman, the electronic musician's latest album proves "there's music for every mood."

Screen Grabs: French noir to vintage punk, a week of retro gems

A little sci-fi, a little fetish comedy, and more to take you back in cinemas.

Latest ballots are trending conservative

Today's results put Brown up by 88 votes and Loftus up by 2,205. There are 70,000 votes to count, so it's way to early to draw conclusions.

The Street Sheet: 30 years of journalism by and for homeless people

For three decades, the publication has allowed the unhoused to write their stories -- and make some income.

Transgender visions in urgent times

The 22nd Transgender Film Festival comes with supernatural powers and a punk political attitude—right when we need both.

Arts Forecast: Day of the Dead in the City of Souls

Swervedriver, Dead Ghosts, Kathy Griffin, Convoy 31000, Clark Price, Noctuary, and more upcoming events

Filipino language access still lacking in SF

Multiple barriers remain as many residents are unable to obtain services in the city's third official language.

Review: A fiery intellect bound by exoticism in ‘The Chinese Lady’

Rinabeth Apostol's captivating performance anchors this searing look at one of American history's shameful chapters.

Lesbian history finally takes center stage in ‘The Daughters’

From living rooms to the Lexington Club, Patricia Cotter's new play plunges into the story of a fascinating civil rights revolution.

Can a museum exhibit capture Burning Man?

Surreal, lysergic ingredients are there, but Oakland Museum's 'No Spectators' show misses the essence of the thing in the desert.