Stories about Philosophy

Olympia Dukakis has a few words

'Do what you want. Treat people decently,' says the film legend, with a new doc and honors at the Greek Film Festival.

Ficks’ Picks: The best of the Toronto International Film Fest!

Screen gems from Portugal to India, directors from Noah Baumbach to Deborah Stratman—and one wily Joker.

Fall Arts Preview: 37 cool things to do this season

Flamenco to death metal, Comedy Day to Hip-Hop Fest, with dozens more great local arts, music, dance, and stage events.

Facebook money pushes Chiu housing bill

Complex regional housing bill is driven by tech and development interests with no concern for out-of-control office growth.

Big Telecom tries another deregulation scam in Sacramento

In the name of protecting internet calls, bill would eliminate state control over pretty much every type of telecommunications in California.

Lulu Wang on good lies and immigrant family ties in ‘The Farewell’

'Guilt only exists through storytelling,' says the director, whose new film investigates cultural differences and tender bonds.

Screen Grabs: A Japanese master of ‘The Human Condition’ gets his due

Plus: Frozen Film Festival, The Farewell, a Blaxploitation classic, Sword of Trust, Sea of Shadows, and more in cinemas this week.

The problems with the gig economy and a housing ‘crisis’ bill

Supes hold a hearing on Uber, Lyft, and their ilk -- and planners look at a state measure that does nothing for affordable housing. That's The Agenda for June 23-30

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