Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Tag: Literature

Books: ‘Pura Neta,’ the Mission, and the price of gentrification

An interview with author Benjamin Bac Sierra on his new and powerful novel.

Zoning and housing costs: The debate continues

UCLA professors respond to our piece on housing costs -- and why this discussion matters.

UCLA professors respond on housing

Zelda Bronstein, in her December 13 article, calls us hypocrites. Specifically, she says that we said one thing in an article for Urban Studies, but then admitted...

Screen Grabs: Warm season, very hot topics

Political violence, ethnic strife, and marital doubts south of the equator. Plus: Lost Landscapes of SF, more

COVID denial is a grim rerun of AIDS denialism

Two decades ago, a cult-like crowd believed that HIV was harmless and AIDS was a plot. Many of them ended up dead.

A progressive wave in the East Bay

Victories over big money in Oakland, Richmond, Berkeley, and Antioch shows the power of community organizing.

Screen Grabs: Will you strap in for the re-opening of SF cinemas?

Officials say next week is the re-entry date. Even if you're not ready to go IRL to theaters, here's a full lineup of new releases and online festivals to keep you glued to the screen.

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...