Stories about Philosophy

Screen Grabs: Last Black Man in San Francisco, Mexico’s Golden Age ….

The Fall of the American Empire, Echo in the Canyon's return to '60s classics, and more in cinemas this week.

Facebook money and California housing

How Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan are funding a shadow government that’s shaping California and Bay Area housing policy

Surprising looks and gorgeous silks in ‘Kimono Refashioned’

Asian Art Museum exhibit takes in everything from Van Gogh to Anime in considering the impact of the traditional Japanese garment.

What we saw at Sundance, Part 3: MiDNiTE MOViES and Beyond!

From 'The Wolf Hour' to 'The Death of Dick Long' (and a great shorts program), our critic takes in some future cult favorites.

Center of Sex and Culture closes — but Dr. Carol Queen looks to the future

Founder-doyenne of SoMa sex positivity divulges plans for CSC in exile

“Buildings demolished on your cellphone”: Ratskin Records’ experimental resilience

Through Ghost Ship tragedy to 183-song release, Michael Dadonna's label delivers interesting music from diverse players.

Screen Grabs: The French Had a Name For It …

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, Narcissister Organ Grinder, Burning, El Angel, Optronica2: Dark Synth, and more in cinemas this week.

Screen Grabs: Mill Valley, SF Dance, Drunken Film Fests ….

FU: Filmmakers delight, Calling All Earthlings, tributes to Satjajit Ray and Antonio Lopez, Queercore, more new films

‘Founding Father’ knows best: The problem with Brett Kavanaugh

Should our rights today be determined by a group of 20- and 30-year olds who lived 250 years ago? The Supreme Court nominee thinks so.

Examined Life: Power, patriarchy, and the imperfect guru

Buddhist teacher Noah Levine is dismissed from Against the Stream because of sexual misconduct. Now the organization is folding. Why does this song sound so familiar?