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Tagged with: Mental Illness

10 cult classics: Books on charismatic leaders to nourish your squint-eyed cynicism

Popularity of follower docs aside, unraveling sects might be best as a book-length pursuit. Here are titles that take on the task.

Supes push back on state-mandated housing disaster

Plus: An honest discussion about the cops and budget priorities. That's The Agenda for Nov. 26 to Dec. 3

In ‘Before the Sword,’ beloved fantasy author becomes metaphorical Merlin

Engaging New Conservatory play puts a (slightly) queer spin on an episode in 'Sword in the Stone' writer TH White's life

How will the city implement forced treatment for people with mental illness?

Plus: Does the Mayor's Office have a real homelessness plan—and what's going to happen new to Laguna Honda Hospital? That's The Agenda this week

At Fringe Fest, a tale of bullied young immigrants ‘Dancing Home’

Dyana Díaz's play was inspired by a children's book—and her own experience at the San Francisco Youth Theatre

Screen Grabs: Bodies talk in this week’s films, from ‘Angel’ to ‘Barfly’

Get into the physical form, with surprising superheroes, eating disorder examination, and an adaptation of interviews with Bukowski.

Plans for a public bank could take a big step forward this week

Plus: More taxpayer money going to settle police misconduct cases. That's The Agenda for May 31 to June 6.

Screen Grabs: Why, Bob Odenkirk, why?

A head-scratching turn toward dumb action in 'Nobody.' Plus: 'Nina Wu,' 'Violation,' and more new movies

No “Happy Women’s Day” at Mexico City’s radical March 8 protests

With powerful determination, feminists faced down the metal walls rape apologist President AMLO built to keep them under control.

Screen Grabs: Intelligent adult drama? You don’t say

Filmmakers dive into tragic memory loss, senior homophobia, Mexican Jewish identity, thorny family issues