Friday, September 25, 2020

Tag: Literature

Arts Forecast: More, More, More! (and more)

Autumn Moon Festival, Litquake lineup, Cal Performances at Home... and a special retrospective from a queen of SF drag.

Screen Grabs: Don’t look away from ‘Decade of Fire’ and ‘The Painted Bird’

This weekend’s new streaming releases are dominated by two major literary adaptations, both of which would have looked great on the big screen ... but oh well. Though otherwise...

In Phuc Tran’s memoir: grammar, tattoos, and the refugee experience

When Phuc Tran, who will be in conversation with author Viet Thanh Nguyen this Fri/26 evening, was asked to do a TEDx talk a few years ago, he decided...

Screen Grabs: More marathon movies to help sustain you

Part 2 in our survey of really, really long films for your sequestrian pleasure casts its big net over films from around the globe, dating back as far as...

Screen Grabs: Horse Feathers!—and even more great comedy streaming

Before winding up, for the time being at least, our survey of cinematic comedies that will lighten up your house arrest sojourn (part one here and part two here),...

You’ve never seen a ‘Gatsby’ like this

When his theater company starts working on a show, says John Collins of Elevator Repair Service, members don’t necessarily know–or want to know–where they’re going to end up. Maybe, for...

Breed talks tough on homelessness — while sweeps continue

“Sweeps Kill.” The fliers fluttered down from the third balcony at City Hall as Mayor London Breed finished up her inauguration speech Wednesday. The sweeps that the literature referred to are...

City College chancellor wants to reject emergency funding

The sudden cancellation of 345 classes at City College of San Francisco on Nov. 20, the night before the school’s spring 2020 registration, prompted an outcry from more than...

Screen Grabs: South Asian cinema, transgender visions, amateur porn…

Woe betide the Bay Area movie lover equally enthused about South Asian cinema, transgender screen expressions, and amateur porn—because this week the signature local festivals for all those categories...

Red-hot but clear-eyed, Flea recounts his youth in ‘Acid for the Children’

Michael “Flea” Balzary told 48 Hills that he credits three things with keeping the fiery Red Hot Chili Peppers together for almost four decades. First, each member of the flamboyant...