Stories about Lit

Bumping serious boogie-funk with The Pendletons

The duo, known for its slow-mo approach to soul, raises the tempo on excellent new '2 Steps Away'

At Litquake, the infamous Literary Death Match hits 500

The most aggressively silly, all-encompassing event of the festival returns to where it all started, the former Elbo Room.

Screen Grabs: From ‘The Joker’ to Japan…

Japanese Film Fest, Drunken Film Fest, tributes to Harry Partch and Zheng Junli, hot new Takashi Miike flick, and more in cinemas

Screen Grabs: The 5000 fingers of Dr. Seuss

A cult classic that gave kids nightmares. Plus: Miles Davis bio-pic, Glenn Danzig's 'Verotika,' 9-11 Truther Fest, more in cinemas

Arts Forecast: Veronica Klaus returns, Zine Fest, Fringe Fest, more …

Plus: Mystic Braves, Month of Momentum Culmination, Zulu Spear, and more upcoming events.

Puff: A stroll through the Grass Lands

Behind the scenes at the first festival area to sell cannabis—and what that might mean for consumers and vendors.

Aya De León’s ‘Side Chick Nation’ explores post-Maria Puerto Rico

The local author's latest in the 'Justice Hustlers' series of feminist heists is part romance, part wealth-redistribution adventure.

AIDS, sex, and ‘Illuminations on Market Street’

Activist-author Benjamin Heim Shepard turns to fiction, inspired by working in an SF AIDS housing program in the mid-1990s.

Who’s up for some Drunk Drag Dizney Broadway?

Cinderella, Snow White, Belle, and Elsa walk into a SoMa party .... You won't guess what happens next in this hilarious, queered-up deconstruction.

Puff: Notes from a serious (and seriously interesting) cannabis expo

The Cannabis Business Summit and Expo in San Jose showcased the industrial backend of the trade—plus Jim Belushi sang.