Stories about History

Finally, a city study says public power makes perfect sense

San Francisco could buy out PG&E's local distribution system, provide cleaner, cheaper energy, and make money in the process.

Screen Grabs: Lessons from the dictatorship mark ‘The Silence of Others’

Plus: Art house to blockbuster releases, like 'We Have Always Lived in the Castle' and 'John Wick: Chapter 3—Parabellum'.

Arts Forecast: White Night rally marks SF’s legacy of insurrection

Plus: A weekend of art from TL residents, Combo Chimbita, Sister Roma's roast, and more.

Queering Psychedelics conference aims to expand definitions, minds

As psychedelics become mainstream, this groundbreaking gathering addresses everything from two-spirit ecology to queer jam band fans.

‘Queer California: Untold Stories’: a confetti shower of the overlooked

Bracing, sometimes exhausting show at Oakland Museum brims with hidden history, magical connections, and fascinating footnotes.

Arts Forecast: The week’s best moments to honor Momma

Plus: The 48th annual Stanford Powwow, a musical benefit for immigration advocates RAICES, Diana Gameros, and the Walking Distance Dance Festival.

Protesting Uber’s IPO — and police secrecy

Drivers ask why they keep getting pay cuts as the top execs prepare to become staggeringly rich -- and why is SFPD still dragging its heels on new police-misconduct disclosure laws? That's The Agenda for May 6-13

Wiener’s ‘transit-oriented development’ bill screws public transit

More cars, more trucks, more private tech shuttles -- but not a penny for Muni in SB 50.

Fab 5 Freddy sheds musical light on racist cannabis laws

New doc 'Grass is Greener' combines jazz and hip-hop history with facts on how Black and Latino people have suffered under drug laws.

Silent Film Fest ranges afar—but don’t worry, there’s still Buster

Rhapsodica Satanica, Tonka of the Gallows, Goona Goona, West of Zanzibar, and Japanese Girls at the Harbor light up Castro's silver screen.